Two icons in dock?

Some time dock starts showing two icons of an app in dock, that is because dock failed to match the application window manager name (class) with the opened app. For example MongoDB Compass showing dual/two icons on the docky. To see what class name app is actually using we need to use xprop which is […]

Grub missing Windows boot entry?

When installing linux along with windows you ll need to add windows boot entry to grub. Follow the steps below to add windows menu in grub boot menu. Install the os-prober, os-prober helps grub-mkconfig search for other installed systems and automatically add them to the menu. Mount the file system where windows is installed, for […]

Grub Dual Boot in UEFI Windows 10

If you are booting in EUFI mode you need to install grub in UEFI mode. First, install the packages grub and efibootmgr GRUB is the bootloader and efibootmgr is used by the GRUB installation script to write boot entries for efi systems. Mount the efi file system partition, for example it is /dev/sda2 Install Grub If you are having Windows as dual […]

Install Samba Client to Access Shared Directories by Server

We have already installed Samba Server to share directories from our PC. Lets install a sambaclient to access those shared directories. Install samba client Configure the samba client, you can create an empty conf file. SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CONFIGURED THE /etc/samba/smb.conf WHILE INSTALLING SAMBA Ok all done, lets explore the server […]

Setting up Samba Sharing Server on Arch Linux

Samba facilitates file and printer sharing among Linux and Windows systems. To share contents of linux server there should be a sharing server running, mostly Samba is used as sharing server on linux machines. Follow the steps below to install Samba on PC where you need to share files. Install Samba Create configuration file for […]

Wallpapers not showing in pantheon

Default path for wallpapers in pantheon is /usr/share/backgrounds/pantheon but when it is installed as a desktop in linux i.e arch linux its wallpapers are installed at /usr/share/backgrounds/elementary instead. Desktop settings >background / wallpaper will try to find /usr/share/backgrounds/pantheon but may not be able to find. The workaround is to create a symlink Close settings and […]

Auto switching wireless profiles in Arch Linux

Please follow steps below to auto switch your wireless network profiles. This is useful when you frequently switch between your wireless networks i.e home and office. 1. Install wpa_actiond, dialog and wpa_supplicant 2. Create profile using wifi-menu   It will display a wifi network selection, choose your network and provide password. Save the profile. Repeat […]