Ubuntu

How to Install qpdfview on Ubuntu

Ubuntu users looking for a lightweight tabbed PDF viewer have long turned to qpdfview, but it’s always been difficult to install it. People either needed to use a special PPA repository or download the source code themselves to build it. Either of these methods was unnecessarily complicated for many people, …

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How to Shutdown Ubuntu with the PC Power Button

When you push the physical power button in Ubuntu or its derivatives, it will generally prompt you to select an option and thus allow you to either shut the system down or simply suspend it. This isn’t expected behavior for many people used to pushing the physical power button and …

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How to Completely Remove Windows 7 and Install Ubuntu?

Whether you’ve finally decided to make the jump to a pure Linux environment or you’re revitalizing a laptop with a damaged install of Windows 7, you can completely remove everything currently installed on the drive and replace it with the new operating system. Most Ubuntu installation instructions focus primarily on …

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How to Install Ubuntu Without a GUI

Users looking to install Ubuntu 16 and higher without any X11 server or graphical user interface of any kind often turn to the minimal ISO, but it requires an Internet connection to install. While it’s possible to use this to open immediately up to a CLI login screen at a …

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How to Remove systemd from Ubuntu Permanently

Debates over whether or not to use systemd are perhaps the only thing hotter in the GNU/Linux world than the on-going debate over vi and emacs. No one can tell you whether you personally want to use systemd or not, but fortunately you currently have the choice as far as …

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How to Display WGET Status When Running with -b flag in Background?

While it’s possible to run wget in the background using an ampersand after issuing a command, it’s generally more useful to issue the command with the -b flag. For instance, let’s assume you wanted to download a Debian CD install image. You could do so with wget -b http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/iso-cd/debian-8.7.1-i386-lxde-CD-1.iso, which …

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How to Fix a Hidden GRUB Boot Menu in Ubuntu

Users often install both Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu or another *buntu implementation side by side on separate partitions in a single boot device. While Microsoft plans to continue supporting Windows 7 for several more years, Microsoft is slowly phasing it out in favor of Windows 10. You may have received …

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