Category: Linux Tech

Getting Spotify to Work on Ubuntu-based Linux in 2021

This was a trick One of the few online services for which I pay is Spotify. I enjoy the uninterrupted music, the podcasts, etc. And since I spend 95% of my time using Linux, I want it to work on Linux. I read a number of posts before I finally got the damned thing to …


Mount a Mac Share from Linux

Note: All of this presumes you know how to create a Mac share and that you have cifs-utils installed on Linux. The following syntax worked perfectly, for me, in 2020 – the Mac OS was Mavericks and the Linux OS was Zorin 15 (Ubuntu “Bionic” 18.04): mount -t cifs //ServerName/ShareName /mnt/YourMountPointName -o username=ServerUsername,password=YourPassword,nounix,sec=ntlmssp,vers=1.0 If the …


Various Linix Distros, tested recently – winners and losers

Losers Linux Mint Mate, 19.1 Whew – this is really not ready for prime time, based upon my experience. Off the top of my head, here’s a couple of major annoyances: Many Wine programs refuse to launch from the main menu. I have custom-made a few program launchers (.desktop files) and, bizarrely, a couple work …


Installing Wine on Ubuntu, Mint, etc. 18.04

#!/bin/bash sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386 wget -qO – https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add – sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main’ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport sudo apt update sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-stable apt-get install winetricks -y Install Some Games for Linux Download


Revised instructions for install Office 2010 via PlayonLinux on 18.04

First…. apt-get install winbind -y apt-get install playonlinux -y 1. Open PlayOnLinux 2. In the toolbar at the top, go to: Tools > Manage Wine Versions 3. Find Wine 3.8 and highlight that selection – install it by clicking an arrow key you’ll see in the right pane 4. This is still up in the …


Installing Office 2010 with PlayonLinux on 18.04

I just wrote an update to this entire page – go here and forget about this page! Major Woes I tried to install Office 2010 using PlayOnLinux – on PopOS 18.04 (essentially, Ubuntu 18.04) – over and over, having read everything I could find on the web about installing Office 2010 with PlayOnLinux and it …


Acronis ext4 fix

So numerous editions of Acronis purport to support imaging a drive formatted in ext4, but, often when you attempt to image such a partition you receive a message that “Some partitions contain errors and can only be imaged sector by sector…..” etc. I ran into this, recently, using Acronis 2018 to image a partition formatted …


Fixing Kodi exit problem on Linux

Using fsck to check and repair Linux filesystems

No matter how well you take care of your computer, sometimes, it will just crash and you often have to pull off the plug to restart the computer. When such crashes happen, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make …