Linux

How to fix 404 errors with Ubuntu PPAs

PPAs are one of the best features on Ubuntu Linux. With a PPA, users can quickly install their favorite software, almost instantly, without needing to worry about if Ubuntu Linux carries it in their software sources. Still, for as useful as the PPA feature is, it has one big problem: …

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How to resize hard drive partitions on Linux

Do you have a hard drive partition on your Linux PC that you’d like to make bigger or smaller in size? Unsure about how to resize hard drive partitions on Linux? Follow along with this guide and soon you’ll know how to use the Gparted partition editor to resize hard …

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How to install the Newaita icon theme on Linux

For Gnome users on Linux, the default icon theme is known as “Adwaita.” This default icon theme consists of brown folders and custom program icons for the Gnome family of applications. Out of the box, the Adwaita icon theme doesn’t look too bad on the Gnome desktop, because over the …

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How to downgrade Ubuntu to a previous version

Every six months, Ubuntu Linux has a new release available for download. These releases appear in April and October. Usually, Ubuntu releases go off with almost no issue. However, occasionally, problems occur in the form of unforeseen bugs and other errors in software code. If you’ve ever run into these …

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How to fix the Realtek 8812AU WiFi card on Linux

The Realtek 8812AU is a wireless chipset that can handle network connections in AC (5Ghz,) and lesser 2GHz connections too. The chipset is most notable in use in the Netgear A6100 USB WiFi adapter. By default, this wireless chipset doesn’t work on Linux via open-source drivers in the kernel. It …

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How to fix a frozen Mate Linux desktop

The Mate desktop is based on Gnome 2.X, which has been around for more than ten years. Since it’s based on such old technology, it’s very reliable and rarely runs into issues. However, “almost” isn’t a 100% success rate, and unfortunately, sometimes issues can come up and stop your workflow. …

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How to remove Ubuntu and restore Windows on a PC

Removing an Ubuntu installation from a dual-boot setup and restoring Windows is something that users looking to stop using Linux want to know. Sadly, not a lot of information is out there for new users, and as a result, many that try to delete Ubuntu from a Windows/Linux dual-booting setup …

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How to back up Linux terminal history

The Linux terminal has a “history” feature. With this feature, every command operation you enter will be backed up for later. Since all of your terminal commands are saved in “history,” it’s essential to keep a backup of it for safekeeping. In this guide, we’ll show you how to back …

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