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YouTube to mp3 Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian)

This guide will show you how to easily convert YouTube Videos to MP3 on Ubuntu or Debian.

youtube-dl  is a Linux command-line tool for downloading/converting videos. The tool supports YouTube and many other websites such as BBC.
For Ubuntu systems (or systems that are based on it such as Linux Mint)sudo apt-get install youtube-dlFor Debiansudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/youtube-dlAlso, make sure ffmpeg is installed
sudo apt-get install ffmpegBefore you do anything, update to the latest version of youtube-dlsudo youtube-dl -UOnce it is installed use the following command to convert YouTube videos to mp3youtube-dl --extract-audio  --audio-format mp3  <youtube-link> If you want  an overview of all the different optionsyoutube-dl --help Supported sites as of March, archiv…

How to turn off animations in Linux Mint (Mate)

UPDATE: Check bottom of page.
If you find them as annoying as me, follow the steps:

ALT + F2

Go to desktop - mate - interface

Look for enable_animations and uncheck.


Update Jan 2014

Mateconf-editor has been replaced.
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools


Update July 2015

Open terminal
sudo dconf-editor
Org/mate/desktop/interface and uncheckenable_animations.


org/mate/marco/general and checkreduced_resources.

Install latest nvidia driver in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates
source: pastebin
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TrueCrypt is already running - Ubuntu 12.1


Encountered the following problem today: When I wanted to open truecrypt I got the following error message: "truecrypt is already running".
Solution Most likely you did not  close the application "cleanly" the last time you were using it. Now there is a lock file in you home directory.

Ok, open your home directory. Press CTRL + H (this will show the hidden files).

Now, there should be a file called TrueCrypt-lock-USERNAME.-DELETE IT.

Everything should be fine again.

Deep Web Link List (.onion)

Please find a collection of .onion links below. You need to install Tor Browser from to be able to access the links.

Quick tutorial on how to host and run your own Linux server: i.e. hidden service. First download whonix workstation + gateway.

on the whonix gateway

sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc
make sure to have the following 2 lines in the file
HiddenServiceDir /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/
HiddenServicePort 80
restart tor
sudo service tor reload
get your hidden .onion url
sudo nano /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/hostname now on the workstation. lighttpd is an open-source web server. 

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lighttpd

Compilation problem R in Ubuntu

error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not available

sudo apt-get install r-base-dev
sudo apt-get install xorg-dev

error: No F77 compiler found

You need the package gfortan in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install gfortran

For Fedora:

sudo yum install gcc