If you ever need to change the password you used to encrypt your Linux Mint hard drive — the full disk encryption of the entire hard disk you used when you installed Mint — I just found that the commands at this linuxmint.com page worked as desired.
In short, I used this command to see how my hard drive was encrypted:
I recently “made the switch” from MacOS to Linux Mint, and was lamenting the fact that I didn’t have Alfred on Mint. But then this morning I learned about Cerebro, which, if it’s not Alfred yet, at least it’s Spotlight for Linux. omgubuntu.co.uk has this good intro article on Cerebro.
Cerebro is written as an Electron app, and as a result it’s available not only for Linux, but Windows and MacOS as well.
When I put Linux Mint on a few of my computers recently I quickly encountered the words “suspend” and “hibernate” when attempting to put a laptop to sleep:
“What the heck is the difference between Suspend and Hibernate,” I wondered. “I’m used to just having a ‘Sleep’ option on my MacBook Pro.”
Linux “open files” FAQ: Can you share some examples of how to show “open files” on a Linux system (i.e., how to use the
lsof command lists information about files that are open by processes running on the system. (The
lsof command itself stands for “list of open files.”) In this brief article I’ll just share some
lsof command examples. If you have any questions, just let me know.
Linux FAQ: How can I find Linux processor and memory information? (Also written as, How can I find Linux CPU information?, How can I find Linux RAM information?)
To see what type of processor/CPU your computer system has, use this Linux processor command:
As you can see, all you have to do is use the Linux cat command on a special file on your Linux system. (See below for sample processor output.)
To see your Linux memory information and memory stats use this command: