Even though Garuda Linux hasn’t been updated in quite some time, it’s still my favourite distro, and I use it on a daily basis. If you want to give it a try, here are the eight best high quality tricks that will let you do exactly that! The 8 best high quality tricks for Garuda Linux
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1) Powerful search
One of the most powerful features in Garuda Linux is their ability to search through files. To use this feature, you first need to turn it on by typing in search and pressing enter. Type in any word or phrase and press enter. This will instantly show you all the files that contain that word or phrase. You can also filter your search by file type, file size, date modified, etc.
2) Run programs in terminal
To run programs in terminal, you can use the following commands: startx: This command starts X, a graphical interface that enables users to interact with their computer. It uses a graphic windowing system called an X Window System and is usually used to start graphical applications. You should know how to enter this command before proceeding further. The general syntax of this command is startx where options are optional parameters like startkde or dwm. But what if we wanted to just have the graphical interface without starting anything else? We could type startx — and press Enter on our keyboard but there’s an even easier way. That’s right – the easiest way would be by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1 .
3) List files by size
-1. ~~tmp/chkbuild-results.txt~~ 7,872 bytes
-2. ~~tmp/chkimage-result.txt~~ 6,480 bytes
-3. ~~tmp/update_errlog~ 758 bytes ~~tmp/update_rc.sysinit~ 732 bytes ~~tmp/update_rc.sysinit~ 650 bytes ~~tmp/tftp-binary-$(uname).rootfs.tar.gz~ 597 bytes ~~etc/newaliases~ 332 bytes ~~etc/postfix/aliases.db~ 212 bytes ~~etcxrefs/$PKGBASE$ 200 bytes ~~~~vdirs/.dirs_cache 180 bytes ~~~~$PKGEXT$ 172 bytes
4) Display free disk space on desktop
1. Open the terminal and type sudo apt-get install gparted to install the program.
2. Open the GParted application from the Dash or from your Applications folder (or you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt+F2).
3. The free space will be shown in the top bar of GParted as well as in a graph on the right side of the screen.
4. You’ll need to hit ‘Apply’ before it changes anything, then go ahead and hit ‘Quit’.
5. To show space on your desktop, right click on any empty space of your desktop, select Create Launcher…, give it a name and choose Executable file with gparted in the command field.
6. Once you’re done configuring it, press OK and you’re done! Now all you have to do is double click this icon to see how much space is left on your computer.
7. One word of caution: if there’s not enough disk space available, GParted will tell you so by displaying an error message. Make sure that when using this trick, there’s enough hard drive space available first!
5) Reset passwords with Parted Magic
Parted Magic is an awesome tool that allows you to do anything from resize partitions to resetting passwords. And it’s free! Download Parted Magic here and follow the steps below to reset your password. First, boot up Parted Magic by selecting Boot From Local Disk. Second, click on Partition Editor in the top menu. Third, select the partition labeled /dev/sda1 under Unallocated Space. Fourth, click on Add, then enter a label of swap, and set its size to 1GB.
6) Create permanent storage devices
In most cases, the default partition scheme will be sufficient. If you would like to create separate partitions, though, there are some things to keep in mind. First, make sure that you have enough space on your hard drive before partitioning it. You’ll also want to use a tool that can calculate the size of each partition (e.g., GParted) so that you don’t get any surprises later on.
7) Run a command when you login as another user
There are a few times where it’s necessary to login as another user. When you do, the .bashrc file is used instead of your own profile. This is done by running this command: sudo su – username ; cd ~; echo command > ~/.bashrc; exit
Instead of using an if-statement in .bashrc to check if the account name matches, you can use an alias that calls an external script which does the work for you. To set up an alias in .bashrun type
8) Install Wine and Play Windows Games On Linux
Wine is an open-source software that allows Windows programs to run on Linux. Installing Wine in Ubuntu is a snap, but it can be tricky in other distributions. In Arch Linux, installing Wine requires the installation of winetricks and some additional libraries. In Fedora and CentOS, users need to enable the EPEL repository and then install wine from the command line with sudo yum install wine. For those who want more control over their packages, there are AUR packages available as well. To install them in Arch Linux, download the PKGBUILD file (from the arch user’s home directory) and makepkg -si pkgname-*.tar.xz (the xz option creates a compressed tar file). The AUR package will then be installed and available to use by all user accounts.