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How to reset lost password on Ubuntu

From the official Ubuntu LostPassword documentation (with minor changes to work on more recent versions of Ubuntu) Reboot your computer. Hold Shift during boot to start GRUB menu. Press e to edit. Find the line starting with “linux” and change “ro” … Continue reading

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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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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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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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How to change default desktop environment in Debian

sudo update-alternatives –config x-session-manager There are 2 choices for the alternative x-session-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-session-manager). Selection    Path                    Priority   Status ———————————————————— * 0            /usr/bin/gnome-session   50        auto mode 1            /usr/bin/gnome-session   50        manual mode 2            /usr/bin/mate-session    30        manual mode Press <enter> to keep the … Continue reading

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Compile & Install virt-manager 1.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18

The latest virt-manager supports configuring VMs for OpenGL passthrough for 3D acceleration in virtual machines plus a SPICE console that can make good use of that, which I have been waiting A LOOONG TIME for! Unfortunately, the default package on … Continue reading

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