How to Mount UDF Volumes in Ubuntu

Universal Disk Format (UDF) refers to the ISO 13346 and ECMA-167 vendor-neutral specification for computer data storage. While in practice it’s used to author DVDs, there’s nothing stopping someone from actually formatting a fixed disk as UDF. More practically, it’s used for optical media like CD-RW and DVD-RW/DVD+R to allow …

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How to Recover a Damaged Memory Card in Ubuntu

Memory cards are an excellent way to transfer information between mobile devices, digital cameras and PCs. If you receive a “Damaged Memory Card – Please Format” or similar error from a Google Android or Apple iOS device, then there might still be some hope for data recovery as long as …

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How to Change Desktop Icon’s Size on Ubuntu

If you find that, the icons on the Ubuntu desktop are suddenly too big, then you might have accidentally changed the rendering size. This simple mistake can happen with a few errant rolls of the mouse scroll wheel or even a touchscreen or touchpad. Try pushing the Ctrl key at …

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How to Detect a Memory Leak in Ubuntu

There are several reasons a memory leak might occur on Ubuntu, but fortunately, it’s obvious when they do occur. Buggy code is often the biggest reason, since programmers might not have had the opportunity to check to ensure that memory that’s no longer needed gets released. If you’ve been installing …

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How to Enable Auto-Login in Xubuntu

Xubuntu replaces the Unity desktop with Xfce4, and with it the desktop manager. Many people prefer to type their user name and password when starting their desktop environment the same way they would have to at a virtual console, but this isn’t always necessary on single-user machines that don’t have …

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How to Install Compiz on Xubuntu

Xubuntu is compatible with the latest version of all of the compiz packages. This is true of Xfce4 as a whole, so those using other Linux distributions based around the relatively lightweight Xfce4 desktop environment can install the compositor in a similar way. The one peculiarity that Xubuntu and other …

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How to Root Cubot Rainbow

Cubot Rainbow is an MTK 6580 based Android phone running Android 6.0 and 1GB RAM. Rooting the Cubot Rainbow is as simple as rooting any mediatek device. Before we delve into how to root this smartphone, you need to download and extract this file. Install the 65xx drivers on your …

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