Convert Linux deb and rpm packages into the respectively other format with alien

Sometimes you are forced to compile packages from source because they are not present in your current distribution's package format, which can be really annoying. While this is the safer option, there is also a quicker alternative, which is converting existing packages into the one you need with alien. sudo apt-get install alien Before you ... Read more

Set lightdm wallpaper that is independant of the user’s wallpaper (Ubuntu/Linux Mint)

Using lightdm, the wallpaper that is shown is usually the one used by the selected user. If you want to change this or just set a static wallpaper for your login screen, there are a few possibilities to do that. 1. Method The first one is to make your wallpaper inaccessible to others, letting lightdm ... Read more

Using document templates in Linux

The usual thing you find when you right-click your desktop to create a new document is the option to create an empty text document. This selection can be widened however by using the Templates folder in your home folder. Any document that is put in there will be selectable; this is also possible with pictures ... Read more