Category Archives: Linux

How to Check if Virtualbox Guest Additions are Installed in a Linux Guest OS

By | September 2, 2020

Virtualbox guest additions allow better integration between the host and guest operating systems like seamless copy/paste, flexible screen resolution of the guest os etc. After installing an OS inside VirtualBox you should install the Guest Additions right away to get the best features and functionality out of it. It installs driver programs that enables native… Read More »

Top gui download managers for ubuntu/linux

By | May 30, 2013

Download managers Download managers are gui applications that allow users to manage multiple downloads in a single place, and do things like schedule, pause, resume, control download speed etc. And also download a file in multiple parts to maximise the download speed. On linux the traditional method to download files is through the use of… Read More »

Flareget – file download manager for linux

By | February 16, 2013

Flareget – The flashget for linux Flareget is a featureful file download manager for linux. The conventional file download managers available for ubuntu/linux are kget, wget, curl etc. But each of them has some sort of limitation or lacks certain features not making them easy for common users. This is where flareget comes in. It… Read More »

Does gedit open slow ? speed it up

By | February 16, 2013

Gedit is the default text editor on gnome desktop. If you notice that it takes quite some time to launch after clicking the menu icon, then here is a simple trick that can speed it up. 1. Open gedit. 2. Go to Edit > Preferences, Plugins tab. 3. Disable the plugin named "File Browser Panel"…. Read More »

Enable webgl in google chrome on ubuntu

By | December 29, 2012

To enable webgl in Google Chrome launch it with the following flags –enable-webgl –ignore-gpu-blacklist $ google-chrome –enable-webgl –ignore-gpu-blacklist Now test webgl by opening the following url It should show a spinning cube if webgl is working correctly. Open the following url in chrome about:chrome or chrome://gpu/ It should show the following data Graphics Feature Status… Read More »