Restore Windows 10 efi/uefi BIOS files

November 29, 2019 Leave a comment

This Guide is to restore Windows 8 or 10 efi/uefi BIOS files after formatting or deleting efi drive.

I initially have laptop with pre-installed Windows 10 onto my drive. I later repartitioned & installed Linux onto a other partition. During Installation, I was selected to reformat efi drive to install fedora instead selecting directly. So Windows secure boot files removed completely.

 

 

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Problem Booting Ubuntu 19.10 with UHD 630 Driver

November 29, 2019 Leave a comment

With the onboard Intel UHD 630 driver, booting into Ubuntu 19.10 will freeze after some 10 sec. problem is with Ubuntu 19.10 linux kernel 5.3.0. It is fixed in linux 5.3.10 & above.

To fix, install linux kernel 5.4 from https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D

Installation instruction available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds#How_do_I_install_an_upstream_kernel.3F

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How to Solve Activation Issue Draftsight CAD Software [free version]

October 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Draftsight is Autocad like  2D & 3D CAD software application supports Dwg file.

Some cases, you are unable to activate Draftsight CAD Software. Activation Window keeps pop-up every time.

For Linux :
This is useful for Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch distributions.
Remove following folder from your home directory

/home/username/.config/Dassault Systemes
/home/username/.config/DraftSight
/home/username/.config/SWActivation

rm -r .config/Dassault Systemes
rm -r .config/DraftSight
rm -r .config/SWActivation

Again Try Activation by Open Draftsight.

For Windows

Remove Dassault Systemes & DraftSight folder from user Application data

Then Open Registry Editor by following method

Start -> Run [Shortcut : Win+R] -> enter regedit.

Find [Shortcut : Alt+F] SWActivation

Rename or Remove key[Preferred Rename]

Again Try Activation by Open Draftsight.

 

Convert pdf & open in auocad/cad software using open source softwares

Open the pdf file in the Libreoffice Draw. wait till it loads.
Then save the file using export option in file menu as ‘wmf’ format.

Open the file using insert menu in Autocad.

Then scale the vector file according to correct dimensions.

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Paste Spreadsheet from libreoffice / openoffice Calc to thunderbird

December 13, 2013 Comments off

When we paste Spreadsheet from libreoffice / openoffice Calc table into Thunderbird, the table data & text get shrinked.

Before pasting Table

Before pasting Table

 

During Pasting Table

During Pasting Table

 

To avoid this, press ‘ctr+del’ in keyboard after pasting & table & text become normal size.

After pressing ctr+del, text change to normal size

After pressing ctr+del, text change to normal size

 

Fix Flash Video is half or green or not proper problem on intel graphics card

To Fix Flash Video is showing half width or green or not proper problem on Intel on board graphics card on Ubuntu or fedora

This is due to SNA mode enabled default in video acceleration for old Intel on board graphics card. You need to enable UXA mode.

To do that You need to create a xorg.conf file as shown below.

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier     “X.org Configured”
Screen      0  “Screen0” 0 0
InputDevice    “Mouse0” “CorePointer”
InputDevice    “Keyboard0” “CoreKeyboard”
EndSection

Section “Files”
ModulePath   “/usr/lib/xorg/modules”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi”
FontPath     “/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi”
FontPath     “/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType”
FontPath     “built-ins”
EndSection

Section “Module”
Load  “glx”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier  “Keyboard0”
Driver      “kbd”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier  “Mouse0”
Driver      “mouse”
Option        “Protocol” “auto”
Option        “Device” “/dev/input/mice”
Option        “ZAxisMapping” “4 5 6 7”
EndSection

Section “Monitor”
Identifier   “Monitor0”
VendorName   “Monitor Vendor”
ModelName    “Monitor Model”
EndSection

Section “Device”
Identifier “Intel”
Driver “intel”
Option “AccelMethod” “UXA”
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Screen0”
Device     “Intel”
Monitor    “Monitor0”
DefaultDepth    24
SubSection “Display”
Depth        1
Modes        “1280×1024” “1024×768”
EndSubSection
SubSection “Display”
Depth        4
Modes        “1280×1024” “1024×768”
EndSubSection
SubSection “Display”
Depth        8
Modes        “1280×1024” “1024×768”
EndSubSection
SubSection “Display”
Depth        15
Modes        “1280×1024” “1024×768”
EndSubSection
SubSection “Display”
Depth        16
Modes        “1280×1024” “1024×768”
EndSubSection
SubSection “Display”
Depth        24
Modes        “1280×1024” “1024×768”
EndSubSection
EndSection

You need edit screen modes to your current monitor.

Save the above file with following name xorg.conf in home directory. then copy to /etc/X11 folder

cp xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then restart the display server or restart computer. You will able to see flash videos properly again.

Note : you need to edit file to get work display. If not working properly delete the xorg.conf from X11 folder & restart computer.