Fix of Can’t Install Third-Party Apps on Ubuntu 16.04

When I tried to install a Google chrome app and double clicked on a .deb installer, it opens the Software app as expected, but clicking the ‘install’ button does nothing. I used the terminal to install third-party apps on Ubuntu 16.04. Just follow these steps.

  1. Open Terminal by pressing alt+shift+T
  2. Type
  3. Just press Y when asked.

And viola! The app now is successfully installed.

Enjoy!

Install Bundle File In Ubuntu

You may encounter an application that has a .bundle extension which need a little command to install. Just follow the simple steps below to install bundle file in ubuntu.

1.

2.

Where:

We use chmod to change the permission of the file so that you can execute it.

The full path where the bundle file is located. If you are already inside of the directory you may change this to shorten the path and just input the file name.

We then you sudo to let you allow the file to be installed in your system. It may ask for your password so be ready to input it.

Enjoy

Defrag Bootable ISO Images

Why we need to?

Basically it is not really necessary to defrag bootable ISO images, unless you encounter this error ISO File not Contiguous when you try to boot it up. And in some cases it won’t boot up as expected or not at all. So to solve those problem you need to defrag bootable ISO images, but don’t worry it is easy thing to do because of this little tool. WinContig, it is a standalone executable, and it doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just extract the contents of the ZIP archive to any folder you like, and run it.

Download WinContig

Enjoy!

Show Super Hidden Files In Windows

Even if you have already enabled the Show hidden files, folders, or drives in Folder Options, you aren’t still able see your folders and files. This is a common problem when your Flash drive or Hardisk drive have been infected by a malware, it hides the folders to a super hidden attribute. Even if you try to see it in via command prompt using Attrib command, these are still hidden. To show super hidden files in Windows, follow the simple steps below.

  1. Press + R
  2. Type regedit and hit Enter
  3. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  4. Expand Software
  5. Expand Microsoft
  6. Expand Windows
  7. Expand CurrentVersion
  8. Expand Explorer
  9. Expand Advanced
  10. Full path reference

  11. Then find SupperHidden entry
  12. And change its value to 1

Refresh the file explorer to see your files, if still not showing, Restart your computer.

Enjoy!

Install VMware Tools In Ubuntu Desktop

After installing Ubuntu on my VMware Workstation, I encountered problems with VMware Tools as I cannot copy and paste text and files between the host and the client OS and I can’t cycle multiple monitors for my 3 displays. Unlike in my other Windows OS guest, it was installed automatically. So you need to manually install VMware tools in Ubuntu desktop. Just follow the simple steps below to install VMware tools in Ubuntu desktop

Mount the CD image and extract the contents:

  1. Power on the virtual machine.
  2. Log in to the virtual machine using an account with administrator or root privileges.
    Select:

    • For Fusion: Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools.
    • For Workstation: VM > Install VMware Tools.
    • For Player: Player > Manage > Install VMware Tools.
  3. Note: If you are running the light version of Fusion, a version of Workstation without VMware Tools, or VMware Player, you are prompted to download VMware Tools before they can be installed. Click Download Now to begin the download.

  4. Open the VMware Tools CD mounted on the Ubuntu desktop.
  5. Right-click the file name that is similar to VMwareTools.x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz, click Extract to, and select Ubuntu Desktop to save the extracted contents.

The vmware-tools-distrib folder is extracted to the Ubuntu Desktop.

Install VMware Tools in Ubuntu:

  1. Open a Terminal window.
  2. In the Terminal, run this command to navigate to the vmware-tools-distrib folder:
  3. Run this command to install VMware Tools:

    Note: The -d switch assumes that you want to accept the defaults. If you do not use -d, press Return to accept the defaults or supply your own answers.

  4. Enter your Ubuntu password if prompted.

Restart the Ubuntu virtual machine after the VMware Tools installation completes.

Enjoy!