Raspberry Pi’s command line interface can play video without starting the graphical desktop. Here is how you can watch videos from the command line on the Raspberry Pi.
Linux (especially Ubuntu) tips & tricks
Have you ever wanted to convert a media file from one format to another? Format Junkie can easily convert audio/video/image/ISO from one format to another.
There are many text editors for Linux and Nano is one of the popular few. Check out this guide to make good use of nano text editor.
When you reinstall Ubuntu, you also have to reinstall all your favorite packages. Aptik can backup your installed apps and restore them on a new machine.
If you are using a Linux desktop, you can now receive Android notification directly on your desktop so you don’t have to keep checking your phone.
From the web to smartphones, there are tons of ways to check weather forecast. In Raspberry Pi, you can also get the weather forecast from the command line.
The Linux “top” command is often the go to tool for system administrators. “htop”, “iotop” and “glances” are 3 more system monitoring tools to supplement top.
For those who are not fans of the Ubuntu unity desktop, there are several Ubuntu derivatives for specific purposes. How out how to pick the best one for you.
Not only can you connect to a WiFi network in Raspberry Pi, you can also use the WiFi USB dongle as a wireless access point. Here’s how to do it.
Do you know you can use the Raspberry Pi as a FM transmitter and setup your own radio station? And that do without much tinkering.
Intel has been a strong proponent of Linux and has recently released a new version of its graphics drivers for Linux and a program for easy installation.
Although the Raspberry Pi comes only with an Ethernet port, it can also connect to WiFi. All it needs is a WiFi USB dongle and some simple configurations.
Vagrant is a tool which works with virtualization software to provide an easy way to create, configure and reproduce virtual machines with a known state.
Grub customizer is a useful tool for you to customize and configure Grub menu. Highly recommended for those who prefer to use a GUI over command-lines
Raspberry Pi comes with a camera module that can take full HD shots. Here is the guide to use your Raspberry Pi as a surveillance camera.
If you want to get the latest version of Firefox, there is a convenient repository available which repacks and distributes the latest official Mozilla builds.
If you want to find out the download and upload speed of your Internet connection, speedtest-cli is one good command line tool you can use in Linux.
While there are many ways to increase WiFi connection speed, one of the easiest way is to switch the default WiFi channel to one that is less congested.