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VirtualBox 5.1.22 Released with ALSA & Linux Addition Fixes

Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.22, a new maintenance release for the 5.1 series, was released with some fixes to Linux hosts and additions. Virtualbox 5.1.22 Changelog: VMM: fixed VERR_IEM_INSTR_NOT_IMPLEMENTED Guru Meditation under certain conditions (5.1 regression; mostly Mac OS X hosts;) VMM: fixed software virtualization on Solaris hosts (5.1.20 regression) Storage: fixed a potential hang under rare circumstances Storage: fixed a potential ...

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How to Install the latest Mesa 17.0.4 in Ubuntu 17.04

The Ubuntu-X Updates PPA just added support for Ubuntu 17.04 by providing the latest Mesa 17.0.4 graphics libraries. While Ubuntu 17.04 include Mesa 17.0.3 in its official repository be default. Mesa 17.0.4 is a bug-fix release that implements the OpenGL 4.5 API. Some drivers don’t support all the features required in OpenGL 4.5. OpenGL 4.5 is only available if requested ...

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How to Create Wi-Fi Hotspot in Ubuntu 17.04 (Support Android)

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to create a WiFi hotspot in Ubuntu 17.04 laptop with support for Android devices. First of all you need to connect to your Ubuntu laptop to a wired network, disable Wifi, and then do following steps: 1. Go to top-right corner network applet, select Edit Connections from drop-down menu. In pop-up ...

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Ubuntu 17.10 Will Switch to GNOME Shell [Release Schedule]

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Ubuntu 17.10 is code-named “Artful Aardvark”, scheduled for release in October 2017. As the one before next LTS (Long-Term Support), Ubuntu 17.10 will use GNOME Shell as its default desktop environment. The release schedule for this next Ubuntu development cycle has been published: Date Ubuntu 17.10 Events June 29th Alpha 1 (for opt-in flavors) July 27th Alpha 2 (for opt-in ...

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How to Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 17.04

Grub Customizer, one of the must install applications, has made the official binary packages for Ubuntu 17.04 a few days ago. Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menu entries. It features: move, remove or rename menuentries edit the contents of menuentries or create new ones (internally it edits the 40_custom) support for GRUB2 and ...

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How to Install Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 17.04

Ubuntu Tweak was a popular Ubuntu Desktop configuration tool. Although the development was stopped 2 years ago, some people still want to install this application. And here’s how to do it in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. There are GetDeb repository and a Launchpad PPA that contain Ubuntu Tweak packages for Ubuntu 17.04. Below I’ll tell you how to install Ubuntu ...

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How to Remove Guest Session in Ubuntu 17.04

Remove Guest Login

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to remove the Guest Session from Ubuntu 17.04 Login screen. Ubuntu is shipped with a guest session feature that allows visitors log in without providing a password. If you find this feature is useless for you, easily disable the Guest session by following below steps: 1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T ...

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How to Install Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu 17.04

Ubuntu 18.04 will use GNOME to replace Unity as its default Desktop environment. Though Unity 7 will remain supported until 2021, you can now install Gnome Shell alongside in Ubuntu 17.04. Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, wrote on this blog post: As we head into the new fiscal year, it’s appropriate to reassess each of our initiatives. I’m ...

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Change Computer Name / Hostname in Ubuntu 17.04

Change hostname Computer name in Ubuntu

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to change the computer name or hostname in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. While installing Ubuntu Desktop, there’s a step to create user and setup computer name in the install wizard. If you want to change this name later, follow the steps below one by one: To change Hostname temporarily: Open terminal ...

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How to Shutdown, Hibernate Ubuntu 17.04 When Lid Closed

Ubuntu Laptop Lid behavior

This quick tutorial is going to show Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty users how to automatically shutdown (power off) or hibernate Ubuntu laptop when lid is closed. While the Power settings provides only ‘Suspend’ and ‘Do nothing’ options for your laptop close actions, you can do a little change on Systemd configuration file to do more actions: 1. Open terminal by pressing ...

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