Megatools Linux install and Basic Introduction

Megatools Linux install and Basic Introduction

This tutorial will deal with Megatools Linux install and Basic Introduction. MEGA is one of the most famous cloud storage and file hosting services available. The service offered by the company are normally accessible via web interface or dedicated applications also on smartphone operating systems such as Android or iOS. In this article we see how to access the service from the command line via a free and open source set of tools written in Python: Megatools.

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ampache raspberry pi

Ampache Raspberry Pi installation

In this Ampache Raspberry Pi installation you will learn how to setup a web based audio/video streaming application, which allow us to access our music and videos remotely. It is a completely open source project, written in PHP. The source code is hosted on github, and at the moment of writing, the latest available release is 4.4.3. In this tutorial we see how to install it on a Raspberry Pi OS, so to create a self-hosted media server.

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Converting between audio formats using the ffmpeg command on Linux

ffmpeg audio format conversions

The ffmpeg software is a free and open source suite of utilities that facilitate audio and video media. On Linux systems, installing ffmpeg gives us access to the ffmpeg command, which can be used to convert audio files to various types, such as wav, mp3, ogg, etc.

In this guide, we will go over the instructions to install ffmpeg on major Linux distros. Then, you’ll see various command line examples that can be used to convert between different audio formats. Use the examples below to convert your own files.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install ffmpeg on major Linux distros
  • How to use ffmpeg in audio conversion examples

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Installing NVIDIA GeForce video driver on Fedora Linux

NVIDIA GeForce Driver Installation on Fedora Linux 64-bit

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Fedora, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU.

The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using a Bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

In this NVIDIA Drivers installation guide you will learn:

  • How to install NVIDIA graphic driver automatically using RPM Fusion and manually using the official NVIDIA driver from nvidia.com
  • How to identify your NVIDIA graphic card model on your operating system
  • Where to download the NVIDIA driver package for Fedora Linux
  • How to install prerequisites for a successful Nvidia Driver compilation and installation on Fedora Linux
  • How to disable the nouveau driver
  • How to successfully install NVIDIA Drivers on your Fedora Linux operating system.

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How to install Starcraft 2 on Ubuntu Linux

How to install Starcraft 2 on Ubuntu Linux

In this Linux guide you will learn how to install Starcraft 2 on Ubuntu Linux. The Starcraft 2 game has been released free of charge for anyone with registered Battle.net account. Before you proceed with the installation make sure that you have correctly installed an appropriate VGA driver whether it is for your NVIDIA or Radeon graphic card.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Wine
  • How to install Lutris
  • How to install Battle.net and prerequisites
  • How to download and install Startcraft 2 via Lutris

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maim

How to take screenshots using maim on Linux

On Linux there are many utilities we can use to take screenshots. Every complete desktop environment, such as GNOME, KDE or XFCE has its integrated application specifically designed for this task, but many other small
desktop-independent programs exist. In this tutorial we talk about a very lightweight and versatile command-line application, maim (make image), and we see what are the many options we can use to modify its behavior.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install maim on the most used Linux distributions
  • How to take a screenshot of all the screen
  • How to save the screenshot in a specific format (png/jpg)
  • How to select a region of the screen interactively
  • How to take a screenshot of a window by passing its id to maim
  • How to take screenshots with a delay
  • How to use maim in a pipeline
maim

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Nvidia Linux Driver

Install the Latest Nvidia Linux Driver

Most of the modern Linux Desktop systems come with Nvidia driver pre-installed in a form of the Nouveau open-source graphics device driver for Nvidia video cards. Hence depending on your needs and in most of the situations there is no need for an additional Nvidia Linux Driver installation procedure.

The only reason could be that you wish to squeeze as much power as possible from the Nvidia VGA card and in that case you may attempt to install the official proprietary Nvidia Linux driver. Some Linux distributions offer the proprietary driver pre-packaged as part of its standard package repository making the entire Nvidia Linux Driver procedure extremely easy to follow.

As already mentioned the other alternative is to download and install the Nvidia Linux Driver directly from the Nvidia.com website. This procedure usually involves more hands on approach and it is rather intermediate Linux system administration job.

WARNING
Installation of the Nvidia Linux Driver from a 3rd party sources such as the proprietary Nvidia Linux driver from Nvidia.com or via PPA repository may result in an unstable system. From this reason if there is no real need for the Nvidia Linux Driver upgrade you are recommended to remain with the open source Nouveau driver.

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Using aria2 to download a file on Linux

aria2 – all in one command line download tool

aria2 is a command line tool for Linux systems that can download files using a variety of protocols, including HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. It’s diverse download capabilities make it an all-in-one tool for downloading files on Linux.

Most users know about downloading files from the command line by using wget or curl. aria2 has a few advantages over both tools, because it has increased potential for greater download speed by downloading from more than one source in the single session. aria2 can also pause and resume downloads.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to install aria2 on major Linux distros, then give you some command line examples so you see how to download various file types with the program. By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to use aria2 to download files through various protocols, and pause or resume downloads.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install aria2 on major Linux distros
  • aria2 command line usage examples
  • How to download a file from multiple mirrors
  • How to pause or resume downloads in aria2

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Installed NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo Linux

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 21.04

The objective is to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute Hippo Linux and switch from a opensource Nouveau driver to the proprietary Nvidia driver.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to perform an automatic Nvidia driver installation using standard Ubuntu Repository
  • How to perform an Nvidia driver installation using PPA repository
  • How to install the official Nvidia.com driver
  • How to uninstall/switch back from Nvidia to Nouveau opensource driver

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Mounting and accessing an ISO file in Ubuntu Linux

How to open ISO files on Ubuntu Linux

An ISO file is an image file of a CD/DVD or other disc. It contains all the files from the disc, neatly packed into a single .iso file. This allows users to burn new copies of the disc, or they can open the ISO file to browse and copy its contents to their system.

An ISO file can also be mounted, which is the virtual equivalent to inserting a disc into your PC. The operating system will treat the ISO as a physical CD rom. In this guide, we’ll see how to open and mount an ISO file on Ubuntu Linux. This can be done from both command line and GUI, so we’ll be covering the steps for both methods.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to open and mount an ISO file via GNOME GUI
  • How to open and mount an ISO file via command line
Mounting and accessing an ISO file in Ubuntu Linux

Mounting and accessing an ISO file in Ubuntu Linux

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How to download online videos from the command line using Youtube-dl

How to download online videos from the Linux command line using Youtube-dl

Nowadays a lot of video sharing platforms exist online. Some are really popular, like Youtube , and others are a little more “obscure”. Different types of content can be found on these platforms, but is not always possible to download them via the native web interface. In this tutorial we will see how to use a small command line utility: youtube-dl. This command line utility is able to download said videos for us using a very simple syntax. The following tutorial aims to demonstrate the capabilities of the program, however it should be used only where appropriate, in order to respect copyright laws.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install youtube-dl
  • How to download videos using youtube-dl
  • How to list the available formats for a video
  • How to download a specific format
  • How to stream a video directly to a media player
  • How to save downloaded files using template patterns
  • How to specify options into the youtube-dl configuration file
How to download online videos from the command line using Youtube-dl

How to download online videos from the command line using Youtube-dl

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