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Creating a simple QR code in Linux with qrencode

Creating a simple QR code in Linux with qrencode

Hi everyone, Today, I will show you how easy it is to create QR codes in Linux with a command-line tool called qrencode. QR codes have risen in popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic started. It is used on some restaurants as a way to allow customers to see a menu on their phones, since most phones offers a QR code scanner built-in. QR codes are also a good way to put some sort of links into documents, flyers, and more….

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Installing the Linux Kernel 5.19 in Ubuntu

Installing the Linux Kernel 5.19 in Ubuntu

Hi everyone, The Linux Kernel 5.19 was released last week and can be installed in our Ubuntu system with the help of the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer. We can install this Kernel version really simple in just a few clicks and we will see those steps below. Installing the Linux Kernel 5.19 1. Launch Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer (Check the above link to install this tool if you do not have it installed): 2. Wait for it to load. You…

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Labeling a DVD with Lite-On’s LabelTag technology in Linux

Labeling a DVD with Lite-On’s LabelTag technology in Linux

Hi everyone, Today, we will see how to label a DVD using a LabelTag-compatible DVD drive and using Linux. Before we proceed, you must have installed Wine in your system. If you have not, you can follow the steps I wrote in this post to install it. You’ll also need to have Lite-On’s SmartPack installed in your system. You can download it here. Lite-On’s LabelTag is a technology they developed back around 2010, and made available on very few drives….

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Installing the Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu with ubuntu-drivers

Installing the Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu with ubuntu-drivers

Hi everyone, Today, we will be installing the Nvidia GPU drivers for an Nvidia GeForce 10-series using a command called ubuntu-drivers which is available in Ubuntu. While I’m using the GeForce 10-series as an example, this should work for other GPU generations and architectures as well. When I upgraded Ubuntu 22.04 to the development release of 22.10, everything went fine. However, I was using the integrated graphics card in my Media Center PC as my main output device. The reason…

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Installing Wine from WineHQ in Ubuntu 22.10

Installing Wine from WineHQ in Ubuntu 22.10

Hi everyone, Today, we will be installing Wine from the WineHQ repository in Ubuntu 22.10. Wine is a compatibility layer that allow us to run Windows software on Linux. It is not an emulator nor a virtualization software. It simply translates the binary to Linux-compatible POSIX API call to allow the execution of them. In Windows, Microsoft added the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). There are currently 2 versions: WSL1 and WSL2. WSL1 can be considered the opposite of Wine,…

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Restoring Bluetooth Audio Connectivity in Ubuntu 22.10

Restoring Bluetooth Audio Connectivity in Ubuntu 22.10

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I wrote about restoring the audio output after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.10. Today, we will be seeing about how to restore the Bluetooth connectivity to Bluetooth Headsets, Headphones, and dongles. Just like yesterday, this has to do with a package that we must install in the system to make this work. Otherwise, the connections will fail. The Problem After upgrading Ubuntu to the development version 22.10, Bluetooth audio devices fails to connect with a br-connection-profile-unavailable error. The…

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Restoring audio after upgrading Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix 22.04 to Ubuntu 22.10 (Development version)

Restoring audio after upgrading Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix 22.04 to Ubuntu 22.10 (Development version)

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing how to restore the audio outputs after upgrading an Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix 22.04 to Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix 22.10. I had this problem happen on my machines after installing Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix 22.04 and then performing an upgrade using the command do-release-upgrade -d. This effectively upgrades Ubuntu 22.04 to the latest development version which currently is 22.10. However, it seems it messed up with my audio. Luckily, the solution is simple and we will…

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Installing the latest Linux Kernel in Ubuntu with the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer software

Installing the latest Linux Kernel in Ubuntu with the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer software

Hi everyone, Today, I´d like to show you how to install the latest Linux Kernel in Ubuntu. There’s a software called Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer that allow us to do exactly this. Linux works with the Linux Kernel, and that means that Ubuntu uses it, of course. The latest stable version of Ubuntu: 22.04, uses the Linux Kernel version 5.15, but with the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Installer, we can install up to the current 5.19-rc8 version. Note that this version…

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Releasing ResultsForm, a .NET 6 Component to display Output and Results log

Releasing ResultsForm, a .NET 6 Component to display Output and Results log

Hi everyone, Today, I am releasing ResultsForm. This is my first .NET 6 project. ResultsForm is a .NET 6 Windows Forms class that you can use to pass a List(Of String) object to show your software output or results in a nice, simple form. It can save its output as a log file and the form can be customized. To use this form, you can simply call it like this in VB.NET This will have the following output: You can…

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MP3 GUI v1.0 is released!

MP3 GUI v1.0 is released!

Hi everyone, Today, I’m publishing a new MP3 Graphical User Interface software to encode audio files to MP3. This software uses ffmpeg’s libmp3lame or libshine encoding libraries in order to produce MP3 files. These provides you an option to choose between quality or speed encoding. For quality MP3 files, there’s libmp3lame, while for speed (and a lower quality) there is libshine. It also provides the option to encode files using a variable bitrate when using libmp3lame, and allows choosing a…

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