Jul 9, 2015

Set Brightness to a default value at every ubuntu startup

Jul 9, 2015
You set the Screen brightness control of your laptop to some value that suits your eyes but as soon as you start your ubuntu machine then next time, the brightness resets to the maximum value 100%. This issue might be a problem to many as we want to stick with the value to set earlier.

There is an easy workaround for this. we can use a command line utility named xbacklight and using it fix the brightness to a specific value at every system startup so that you don't have to adjust it every time.

follow these 3 Simple Steps:

Jul 1, 2015

Read Epub files in Ubuntu / Debian / Linux mint

Jul 1, 2015

What is Epub?


Epub is short for electronic publication. It is a free and open e-book standard by International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Epub files have .epub extension. Now, the unique thing about Epub is that the ebook can optimise text for any device display i.e it is adaptive to any screen resolution.The text will try to occupy the free space on the display. Try changing the window size while reading an Epub file and you will notice the difference.

As of now, we don't have any default application for reading ePUB files for ubuntu/debian. here are some you may install.

Jun 16, 2015

cat command explained with basic practical examples in linux/unix

Jun 16, 2015

cat is short for 'concatenate' i.e. combining two or more files but it does way more than that! The cat command is also used for creating and viewing text files.  We will see some real life cat command usage with practical examples.

Syntax:


cat [options] [file]

Jun 13, 2015

How to format a Pendrive in ubuntu using terminal or Disks app

Jun 13, 2015
There are times when your pendrive is full and you want to format it to empty it at once or maybe some files are not getting deleted. There are two ways to do it, First, using the command line (terminal) and Second using Disk utiltiy application. I 'll show you both of them, then you decide which one suits you.

Via Command line (Terminal)

1. Insert your pendrive and wait for your system to detect it.

2. Open the Terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and enter the following command
df

Jun 12, 2015

How to Add and Remove apps/softwares faster in ubuntu

Jun 12, 2015
You probably install apps from the ubuntu software center, so you first got to open it and then search for the app and then install, and similarly do the same for removing/uninstalling them. You can use the terminal to get these things done faster but for that you need to know the exact package name to install/remove.

There is this feature of the unity dash which was introduced in ubuntu 12.10 and is still there which lets you do these things faster.