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Uninstalling Packages from the Command Line

Uninstalling Packages from the Command Line

remove remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed. sudo apt-get remove package_name_here purge purge is identical to remove except that packages are removed and purged (any configuration files are deleted too). apt-get purge package_name_here Example: To uninstall kdenlive apt-get…

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Adjust Brightness via Command Line

Adjust Brightness via Command Line

From the terminal, determine the name of the display by using the following command: xrandr -q | grep ” connected” Example Result: LVDS-0 connected 1920×1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 193mm So, in this case, LVDS-0 is the name of the display. To set brightness to 50%, use the following command:  xrandr –output LVDS-0 –brightness 0.5

VirtualBox

VirtualBox

Installing the VirtualBox Extension Pack From the terminal, go to the directory where the extension pack file is located. For example, if the file is named Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.3.4-91027.vbox-extpack, and it is in your Downloads folder: cd Downloads Then use the following command: VBoxManage extpack install –replace Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.3.4-91027.vbox-extpack

Virtual Desktops in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

Virtual Desktops in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

Keyboard Shortcuts to Add/Remove Desktops The keyboard shortcut for adding/removing virtual desktops in Linux Mint for the Cinnamon DE is as follows: Add Shift + “+” (the +/= key) Remove Shift + “Del” (delete) Navigating Desktops Keyboard Shortcuts (Cinnamon) Ctrl+Alt+Up goes to Expo. Ctrl+Alt+Down goes to Scale. Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right switches to the left/right adjacent workspace. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left/Right moves the active window to the left/right adjacent workspace.

Installing Handbrake

Installing Handbrake

Handbrake is an Open Source Video Transcoder Installing on Ubuntu 1. Add the repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases 2. Update and Install sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk Note: If necessary, install libdvdcss Installing Nightly Build sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-snapshots sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk Installing on Debian $ sudo apt-get install subversion yasm build-essential autoconf libtool zlib1g-dev libbz2-dev libogg-dev libtheora-dev libvorbis-dev libsamplerate-dev libxml2-dev libfribidi-dev libfreetype6-dev libfontconfig1-dev libass-dev intltool libglib2.0-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libgtk2.0-dev libgudev-1.0-dev libwebkit-dev libnotify-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev libappindicator-dev $ svn checkout…

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Create ISO file from DVD

Create ISO file from DVD

Example: the disc is at /dev/sr0 use the following command from the terminal (go to desired directory first): sudo dd if=/dev/sr0 of=WhatYouWantFileNameToBe.iso bs=4M