How to fix possible missing firmware warning during kernel update on Linux Mint

If you are running default kernel with your Ubuntu or Linux Mint installation, you probably won’t face this problem during kernel updates because all packages are coming from the official distribution sources. However, if you like to run the newest Linux kernels and update them using mainline kernel installer, you may get warning possible missing firmware during the installation. Few days ago I got this warning on my Linux Mint 20....

2022-05-18 · 2 min · Boban Acimovic

Firefox audio crackling and popping on Linux Mint

This problem was bugging me for quite a while and today I finally decided to address it. There are lot of advices online to try to run Firefox in safe mode and see if that fixes the problem, so I tried that first but it didn’t help. Safe mode actually just turns off extensions, but in my case it didn’t help. I found out that the easiest way to reproduce the problem was to run YouTube video in one window and after that open another window with eBay....

2021-10-02 · 2 min · Boban Acimovic

Add Google search engine to your Linux Mint

I had a problem recently not being able to set Google as default search engine in Firefox of my Linux Mint installation. It is not that I like Google that much, it is actually opposite, but DuckDuckGo as default search engine doesn’t give me the satisfying search so it seems it is not possible to skip Google tracking and keep your privacy, at least not at this moment. If you had such problem, this is because Google search engine doesn’t fund Linux Mint and this is why they are not on the list....

2020-07-26 · 1 min · Boban Acimovic

Add flag to Linux Mint application start command

Modern Linux desktop distributions contain really powerful settings possibilities, but it is very often difficult to find out how to configure something. You may want, for example, to add –disk-cache-dir flag to Chromium start command in order to configure cache directory, so how to do it? right click on the menu start button and select “Configure” click on the “Menu” button at the top of the “Menu” window click on the “Open the menu editor” button browse the applications and find the requested one (Chromium in this case) select the application and click on “Properties” button on the right add requested command flag in the “Command” field The described procedure relates to Linux Mint 19....

2019-10-03 · 1 min · Boban Acimovic