Ubuntu black screen solution

Ubuntu black screen solution

Although it is not a common error, some users may encounter a black screen when using Ubuntu Linux. The error is most likely to occur when first logging into Ubuntu, and usually indicates that there is a missing video driver. In this tutorial, we will look at a solution to fix a black screen on Ubuntu.

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How to check NVIDIA driver version on Linux

How to check NVIDIA driver version on your Linux system

The objective of this tutorial is to show how to check the NVIDIA driver version installed on your Linux system. There are few places you may have a look to check what NVIDIA driver you have installed on your Linux system. This will allow you to check that you have the latest version installed and optionally upgrade to a new NVIDIA driver for better support and features.

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AMD Radeon Ubuntu 20.04 Driver Installation

Install AMD Radeaon Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04

The objective of this tutorial is to install AMD drivers on Ubuntu 20.04. AMD graphic cards are well supported on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. The default open source AMD Radeon Driver is installed and enabled by default out of the box. However, since the Ubuntu 20.04 is a long term support (LTS) release the AMD Radeon graphic card users have few AMD Radeon driver installation options to their disposal. To get the most bleeding edge AMD driver, you will also see how to install the proprietary driver.

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How to list all displays on Linux

How to list all displays on Linux

A monitor, TV, or any type of virtual screen or other device meant to project video from the computer is considered a ‘display’ on a Linux system. In some contexts, it may also be referred to as a ‘screen,’ but you get the idea. We can check which displays are connected to Linux using a few different methods. This can help us determine information about detected displays, connected screens, and troubleshoot problems with video not displaying (whether it be physical or over a network).

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List of window managers on Linux

List of window managers on Linux

A window manager is the portion of a GUI (graphical user interface) responsible for the placement, functionality, and appearance of windows. They typically allow a user to control things like dragging a window around, resizing it, turning borders on or off, etc. Window managers are frequently built into the desktop environment itself, but some are available for standalone installation and will give you a different experience while still working with the same components throughout the rest of the GUI.

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YouTube downloader with GUI on Linux

YouTube downloader with GUI on Linux

YouTube is home to most of the world’s video content these days. The YouTube website does not give users an easy way to download videos, since its in their best interest that users continually return to the site any time they want to watch a video. However, it is sometimes better to download videos for offline use, so users can archive content that is at risk of disappearing from online, or just so they can continue watching without an internet connection.

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Best Video Editing Software on Linux

Best Video Editing Software on Linux

A lot of people may not think about Linux when video editing comes to mind, but make no mistake, there are a myriad of fine choices available when it comes to video editing software on a Linux system. There are varying levels of software, depending on whether you want to do in depth video editing or just quick edits on the fly. In some cases, you may find it useful to have one of each.

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How to automatically change X11 displays setup with autorandr on Linux

Adding a monitor to a setup is probably one of the most effective and immediate ways to increase productivity. A multi monitor setup can be useful, for example, when we need to consult some kind of documentation and at the same time work on another task full-screen. Autorandr is a free and open source utility able to apply specific X11 configurations depending on the displays connected to our machine.

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Downloading a YouTube video with yt-dlp on Linux

yt-dlp vs youtube-dl

It’s well known that videos are not nearly as easy to save from a website as things like images or text. Although web browsers do not feature a default way to save videos directly to our hard drive, open source projects like yt-dlp and youtube-dl fill this gap quite nicely.

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