Firstly, install the prerequisites for the Google Earth installation. jason$ sudo apt-get install lsb-corejason$ sudo apt-get install lsb-core Then we need to download the Debian apt package of Google Earth. jason$ wget -O google-earth64.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb –2016-10-19 16:05:07– http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb Resolving dl.google.com (dl.google.com)… 172.217.25.46, 2404:6800:4006:802::200e Connecting to dl.google.com (dl.google.com)|172.217.25.46|:80… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK …

The Arma 3 server product is available for Linux machines, but what about the main client product? This is also available for Linux. I added the multiverse repository. jason$ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse && sudo apt updatejason$ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse && sudo apt update Then I added 32-bit support. jason$ sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386jason$ sudo dpkg …

Installing Powershell for Linux in Ubuntu 16.04 is very easy. I had problems with the packages, but I sorted it out very quickly. Firstly, download the Powershell Debian package. https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0-alpha.9/powershell_6.0.0-alpha.9-1ubuntu1.14.04.1_amd64.deb. Then the required libicu package. http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.4_amd64.deb. Then install the libicu package. jason$ sudo dpkg -i libicu52_52.1-3ubuntu0.4_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package libicu52:amd64. (Reading database … 490392 …

Gentoo works perfectly well as a desktop operating system, I have Sabayon Linux which is based on Gentoo and would be good, as long as the Network manager works just as well as it does in Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Wicd is not as good as Networkmanager when it comes to using Wireless Broadband. I …

To play a DVD on Ubuntu 16.04, you will need to install the Libdvdcss library to enable encrypted DVD playback. This is very simple. Firstly, download the required library: https://download.videolan.org/libdvdcss/1.2.12/libdvdcss-1.2.12.tar.bz2. Then move to the Downloads directory and extract the tarball. [email protected]:~$ tar -xvf [email protected]:~$ tar -xvf libdvdcss-1.2.12.tar.bz2 Then move to the directory to compile the …

This sources.list file might be useful for an Ubuntu desktop user who has overwritten their file and needs a new one. ## SOURCES LIST FOR UBUNTU 16.04 LTS XENIAL XERUS ## ALSO FOR XUBUNTU 16.04, LUBUNTU 16.04 ## AND KUBUNTU 16.04 ## From: http://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject ## This list is for the Main server; you might want …

Firstly, download a kernel tarball from kernel.org. [email protected]:~$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz –2016-03-29 10:22:34– https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz Resolving cdn.kernel.org (cdn.kernel.org)… 103.245.222.69 Connecting to cdn.kernel.org (cdn.kernel.org)|103.245.222.69|:443… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK Length: 89423304 (85M) [application/x-xz] Saving to: ‘linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz’   linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz 100%[======================================================================>] 85.28M 1.29MB/s in 66s   2016-03-29 10:23:54 (1.28 MB/s) – ‘linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz’ saved [89423304/89423304][email protected]:~$ wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/testing/linux-4.6-rc1.tar.xz –2016-03-29 …

Convert a Linux text file to DOS format with AWK. [[email protected]:~] cat dodo-ip.txt | awk ‘{sub(/$/,"\r")};1’ > dodo2.txt[[email protected]:~] cat dodo-ip.txt | awk ‘{sub(/$/,"\r")};1’ > dodo2.txt Convert a DOS text file to UNIX format. [[email protected]:~] cat dodo2.txt | awk ‘{sub(/\r$/,"")};1’ > dodo3.txt[[email protected]:~] cat dodo2.txt | awk ‘{sub(/\r$/,"")};1’ > dodo3.txt Get your Internet facing IP address from …

The new Ubuntu 16.04 release allows moving the Unity launcher to the bottom of the screen. This does make sense, screens are wider than they are tall, and I like having the bar on the bottom of the screen. Use the command below to move the bar to the bottom. [email protected]:~$ gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position …

The /proc/net/wireless file contains information about your wireless connection. [email protected]:~$ cat /proc/net/wireless Inter-| sta-| Quality | Discarded packets | Missed | WE face | tus | link level noise | nwid crypt frag retry misc | beacon | 22 wlan0: 0000 58. -52. -256 0 0 0 1 47 [email protected]:~$ cat /proc/net/wireless Inter-| sta-| Quality …

I had problems getting Steam to run on Ubuntu 15.04, I would get this error. [email protected]:~$ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 15.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically [2016-01-05 11:03:24] Startup – updater built Dec 14 2015 11:15:53 SteamUpdateUI: An X Error occurred X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)[email protected]:~$ …

The console font in Ubuntu 15.04 can be quite garbled when a console application is loaded that requires ncurses characters to draw an interface. There as easy fix for this. Run this command in a virtual terminal or a terminal emulator window. sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupsudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup Now choose UTF-8 from this list. On this …

This useful command will display a count of all installed packages on your Debian Linux machine. [email protected]:~$ dpkg-query -l | wc -l [email protected]:~$ dpkg-query -l | wc -l 2027 Grepping the output to find certain packages. [email protected]:~$ dpkg-query -l | grep vim ii vim-common 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3 amd64 Vi IMproved – Common files ii vim-tiny 2:7.4.052-1ubuntu3 amd64 …