Category Archives: Linux

How to install Skype 8 on Linux (Ubuntu & Mint)

An installation of Skype in version 8.xx is a little bit different than it was with Skype 4.xx from what I found. As of writing this the current version of Skype is 8.11 and the procedure that I’ve checked on … Continue reading

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How to add a key binding to toggle a touchpad under Linux

My previous laptop (Asus) had a special key on its keyboard to toggle the touchpad. It was working out of the box with Linux Mint & the Mate desktop environment – there was a special support for it. My new … Continue reading

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Problems with Linux on a HP Notebook

This is a documentation of my tries to get a properly working Linux desktop environment on a brand new laptop: HP Notebook 15-ba006nm (P/N: 1BV18EA). This hardware contains: APU: AMD A10 9600P. It has integrated GPU: Radeon R5, 3rd generation … Continue reading

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Problems with Wifi signal under Linux

Detailed problem description: On a brand new laptop (HP Notebook – 15-ba006nm, P/N: 1BV18EA) with RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter under a quite new version of Linux (Linux Mint 18.1) with kernel 4.4.0-92-generic I’ve noticed very poor Wifi signal reception. In … Continue reading

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Gaming controllers for Linux!

Surprisingly I do sometime play computer games. Of course under Linux! With my sons I like car racing games so I needed a gaming wheel or a gamepad. And here the question arises to which I came as well: Which … Continue reading

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Turning a laptop into a Java application server in 10 steps

This is just my own proposition of a list of things needed to be done to turn a laptop into a Java application server based on Apache Tomcat under control of a Linux operating system, optionally using PostgreSQL as a … Continue reading

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MATE confirmed to cause video tearing

I hereby confirm that MATE Desktop Environment (at least in Linux Mint 17 MATE Edition) is causing a video tearing. I was facing the problem for last couple of years but I thought it was related to AMD Radeon HD … Continue reading

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