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How to Install FFmpeg 3.2 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04


The latest FFmpeg multimedia framework has reached the 3.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how to easily install it in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA repository. FFmpeg 3.2 is so far the latest stable release contains up-to-date library versions like libavutil 55.34.100, libavcodec 57.64.100, libavformat 57.56.100, libavdevice 57.1.100, libavfilter 6.65.100, libavresample 3.1.0, libswscale 4.2.100, libswresample 2.3.100, and libpostproc 54.1.100. See ...

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Configure On Screen Notification Bubbles in Ubuntu 16.10


Boring with the default notification bubbles and want a change? A patched version of Notify OSD, Canonical’s on-screen notification agent, is available and allows you to customize the pop-up bubbles via a simple graphical tool. With it, you can: Move notification bubble position. Notification display time out. Click to close the bubble. Change background color, opacity Configure bubble width, icon ...

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Wine 1.9.22 Released, How to Install it via PPA


The latest Wine development has now reached the 1.9.22 release, leading up to the Wine 2.0 stable release later this year. What’s New in Wine 1.9.22: macOS clipboard support adapted to the new design. Initial implementation of bitmap rendering in Direct2D. More WebServices implementation. A few more steps towards HID support. There are also 25 bug-fixes in this release, see ...

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How to Enable SSH Service in Ubuntu 16.10

OpenSSH Service

For those who want to connect to Ubuntu via Secure Shell (SSH) network protocol, Ubuntu offers OpenSSH, a fork of the free SSH program, in its main archive. OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) is a suite of security-related network-level utilities based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, which help to secure network communications via the encryption of network traffic over multiple ...

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Ubuntu 16.10: Auto Shutdown / Hibernate When Lid Closed

Ubuntu Laptop Lid behavior

For those running Ubuntu 16.10 on laptops, there are only two choices, suspend and do nothing in Power settings for changing the laptop lid close behavior. If you want to automatic shutdown or hibernate your laptop when lid is closed, here is the step by step how to guide. 1. Open Ubuntu Software, search for and install dconf editor. For ...

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How to Enable Hibernate Option in Ubuntu 16.10

The hibernate option is disabled by default in Ubuntu Unity because it does not work in many cases and that cause you to lose data if you don’t make backups. For those who want to re-enable the hibernate option in shutdown menu by following this simple tutorial. Test if hibernate works: To test if hibernate works in your computer, open ...

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NVIDIA 375.10 Linux Driver Adds GTX 1050 GPUs Support


NVIDIA announced two new GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti gaming cards a few days ago. Now the Linux driver NVIDIA 375.10 Beta is released with the first support for both GPUs. NVIDIA 375.10 Beta, the first 375.x driver release, adds support for Quadro P6000, Quadro P5000, GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPUs. It also features: Added new ...

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How to Capture the Login Screen in Ubuntu 16.10

For those who want to capture your Ubuntu Unity login screen and share the screenshots with your friends, the LighDM display manager offers a test mode that allows to run a windowed login screen in Ubuntu desktop as unprivileged user. So you can easily capture this windowed login screen using a screenshot tool or video recorder. Run LightDM test mode: ...

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Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.8 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu


Oracle Virtualbox has released a new update for the 5.1 series. Various bugs to GUI, network, Linux hosts and additions has been fixed in this release. Changes in Virtualbox 5.1.8: GUI: fixed keyboard shortcut handling regressions (Mac OS X hosts only) GUI: fixed keyboard handling regression for separate UI (Windows hosts only) NAT: don’t exceed the maximum number of “search” ...

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How to Install Classic Gnome Flashback in Ubuntu 16.10


For those prefer the classic Gnome 2 desktop environment, Ubuntu’s main repository offers a Gnome Flashback package, a session for GNOME 3 that provides a similar user experience to the Gnome 2.x series sessions. To install the Gnome Flashback session, simply open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command: sudo apt update && sudo apt install gnome-session-flashback Type in your password when ...

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