Category Archives: linuxmint

Allow non-root users to capture network packets with Wireshark on Ubuntu

It’s very easy to do, all you need is just add your user to the wireshark group, e.g. sudo adduser hobba wireshark so this makes user hobba able to capture packets without requiring sudo privileges. Enjoy! Tested on LinuxMint 18.1 … Continue reading

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Improve Intel Graphics Performance on Ubuntu 16.04 (and variants)

This solved a very annoying problem for me, as the screen was heavily tearing and I didn’t like the video playback performance. All you need to do is the following: If you are using Ubuntu 16.04, then you don’t need … Continue reading

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How to solve Google Chrome Flickering on Ubuntu 16.04

Just do the following two steps: sudo nano /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop Scroll down to the “Exec” line Add two additional parameters, so that it looks like this: Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable –disable-gpu-driver-bug-workarounds –enable-native-gpu-memory-buffers %U That’s it, now restart Chrome and it shall work perfectly! I … Continue reading

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Fixing DNS Issues with Linux Mint 18

A problem that has been bugging me for a while on my Linux Mint 18, that the DNS is not working properly and on a random basis. What I could fix it with is that I just did the following: … Continue reading

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Create LVM Physical Volumes, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes on Ubuntu 16.04

It’s pretty straight-forward, but before you start, you need to check for block devices that can be used to create physical volumes: sudo lvmdiskscan You will see a result that looks like this: /dev/ram0 [ 64.00 MiB] /dev/sda [ 50.00 … Continue reading

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How to allow non-root user to capture packets with Wireshark on Ubuntu 16.04

Only two steps you need to do: “sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common” (choose yes to allow Dumpcap to make the wireshark group members able to capture packets) “sudo adduser USERNAME¬†wireshark” to add your user to the wireshark group Then you just need … Continue reading

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