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  • How To Install Brave Browser on Linux Mint 21 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Brave Browser on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Brave is a free, open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. It is a secure and fast web browser whose base code is very much similar to the Chromium browser. Brave is designed to block ads and website trackers by default and guarantee privacy.

    This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of a Brave Browser on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).

  • How to stream Windows on a Chromebook

    Today we are looking at two ways to Stream a Windows computer on a Chromebook. Please take note that both methods are paid, as the company need to pay for the actual hardware and licenses.

  • How to Restart a Computer

    Whether you want to bring new changes into effect or resolve minor glitches, it’s easy to restart your computer based on Windows, macOS, Linux, or Chrome OS operating system. We’ll show you how to do that.

  • How to Control Raspberry Pi Through PiBuddy

    PiBuddy is an open-source Android application for Raspberry Pi to control the device from mobile. Apart from giving you the authority to control your Raspberry Pi, you can also view system information like CPU resources, disk usage, and memory information, as well as the freedom to turn on and off your device at any time. Thus, it saves your device from improper shutdown.

    In this article, we will guide you on how you can use the PiBuddy application on your mobile to control your Raspberry Pi device.

  • How to Install Odoo on Raspberry Pi OS

    Odoo is an open-source business management tool designed to meet the company requirements, as it includes various business tools such as CRM, eCommerce, project management, accounting, and much more. Odoo operates under relational database management systems like PostgreSQL, and it works smoothly on several Linux-based platforms like Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi.

    In this article, we will show you how to install Odoo on your Raspberry Pi.

  • How to Install uget Download Manager on Raspberry Pi

    uget is a fast and lightweight download manager that quickly downloads files on your Raspberry Pi device. It even gives you the option to download multiple files all at once and if you need to download files at a quick pace, you can queue them for faster downloading.

  • How to Control a Raspberry Pi Remotely From Anywhere In the World

    Controlling a Raspberry Pi from another system through a VNC viewer is extremely important as it helps you easily control your Raspberry Pi device through your laptop without purchasing a separate desktop environment. In another case, you can also benefit other individuals by using your device to complete their projects. However, the default VNC viewer setting allows you to access the device within the same network as it becomes extremely tough for the users outside your network to access it.

    If you are looking for a solution to remotely access your Raspberry Pi device outside the network or in any part of the world, you should look for these article guidelines.

  • Enabling SSH Protocol in Linux

    Installing and configuring SSH in your Linux systems is not the end game. Using SSH to access your systems remotely goes beyond that. You will need to ensure that you enable your SSH to establish a connection.

    But this is impossible to accomplish if you do not understand how SSH works. Notably, you need a client machine and a host or server to initiate and accomplish an SSH connection. Both sides must agree based on the provided credentials to enable a secure connection and access between the two sides.

    In this article, we will outline how you can enable an SSH connection in Linux systems. But before that, it is vital to note that the client machine needs the remote host credentials or information to initiate the connection. This information could be an IP address or hostname.

  • 3 Easy Ways to Install and Use Discord on Raspberry Pi

    Discord is one of the most popular messaging apps that enable users to connect with the community worldwide. It allows you to do text messaging, voice messaging, video calling and media sharing with your friends and people all over the globe. Even there are hundreds of groups you can join on Discord to discuss several important topics.

    Since Discord is an open-source platform, you can install it easily on any Linux platform; however, on Raspberry Pi, you cannot directly install this app because it’s not available for ARM-based architecture. To install Discord on Raspberry Pi, you should follow this article, as we will show you the easiest ways to install the app on your device.

  • How to install Owncloud Desktop client on Debian / Ubuntu

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Owncloud Desktop client on Debian / Ubuntu. This step is important to get the most out of the tool.

    In a recent post I have explained you how to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 22.04 It is a good idea to start with that post.

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  • How to Change Comment Color in Vim – Fix Unreadable Blue Color

    Are you annoyed about the comment color in vim? The dark blue color of the comment is often hard to read. In this tutorial, we learn how to change the comment color in Vim. There are few methods we can use to look vim comment very readable.

  • How to Add Repository to Debian

    APT checks the health of all the packages, and dependencies of the package before installing it. APT fetches packages from one or more repositories. A repository (package source) is basically a network server. The term "package" refers to an individual file with a .deb extension that contains either all or part of an application. The normal installation comes with default repositories configured, but these contain only a few packages out of an ocean of free software available. In this tutorial, we learn how to add the package repository to Debian.

  • Making a Video of a Single Window

    I recently wanted to send someone a video of a program doing some interesting things in a single X11 window. Recording the whole desktop is easy (some readers may remember my post on Aeschylus which does just that) but it will include irrelevant (and possibly unwanted) parts of the screen, leading to unnecessarily large files. I couldn't immediately find a tool which did what I wanted on OpenBSD [1] but through a combination of xwininfo, FFmpeg, and hk I was able to put together exactly what I needed in short order. Even better, I was able to easily post-process the video to shrink its file size, speed it up, and contort it to the dimension requirements of various platforms. Here's a video straight out of the little script I put together: [...]

  • Things You Can And Can’t Do

    And it got me thinking about what you can and can’t do — what you do and don’t have control over.

  • allow-new-zones in BIND 9.16 on CentOS 8 Stream under SELinux

    We run these training systems with SELinux enabled (I wouldn’t, but my colleague likes it :-), and that’s the reason I aborted the lab: I couldn’t tell students how to solve the cause other than by disabling SELinux entirely, but there wasn’t enough time for that.

  • Will the IndieWeb Ever Become Mainstream?

    This is an interesting question, thanks for asking it, Jeremy. I do have some history with the IndieWeb, and some opinions, so let’s dive in.

    The short answer to the question is a resounding no, and it all boils down to the fact that the IndieWeb is really complicated to implement, so it will only ever appeal to developers.

  • How to Install CUPS Print Server on Ubuntu 22.04

    If your business has multiple personal computers in the network which need to print, then we need a device called a print server. Print server act intermediate between PC and printers which accept print jobs from PC and send them to respective printers. CUPS is the primary mechanism in the Unix-like operating system for printing and print services. It can allow a computer to act as a Print server. In this tutorial, we learn how to set up CUPS print server on Ubuntu 22.04.

Open Hardware: XON/XOFF and Raspberry Pi Pico

  • From XON/XOFF to Forward Incremental Search

    In the olden days of computing, software flow control with control codes XON and XOFF was a necessary feature that dumb terminals needed to support. When a terminal received more data than it could display, there needed to be a way for the terminal to tell the remote host to pause sending more data. The control code 19 was chosen for this. The control code 17 was chosen to tell the remote host to resume transmission of data.

  • Raspberry Pi Pico Used in Plug and Play System Monitor | Tom's Hardware

    Dmytro Panin is at it again, creating a teeny system monitor for his MacBook from scratch with help from our favorite microcontroller, the Raspberry Pi Pico. This plug-and-play system monitor (opens in new tab) lets him keep a close eye on resource usage without having to close any windows or launch any third-party programs. The device is Pico-powered and plugs right into the MacBook to function. It has a display screen that showcases a custom GUI featuring four bar graphs that update in real-time to show the performance of different components, including the CPU, GPU, memory, and SSD usage. It makes it possible to see how hard your PC is running at a glance.

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How to Apply Accent Colour in Ubuntu Desktop

A step-by-step tutorial on how to apply accent colour in Ubuntu desktop (GNOME) with tips for Kubuntu and others. Read more