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[HOWTO] Play/Share Minecraft with friends without buying in Ubuntu 16.04

Me and my friends were trying to play some Minecraft on our free time, but the problem is that we all didn’t had Minecraft bought. Two of us had it bought but other four still wanted to play. So, I have to look for some sort of solution so everyone can enjoy the game. We mostly work on Ubuntu so all had same platform. This version of solution shall work on Windows and MacOS. Windows version of Minecraft were easily available to download but hard to find on other platforms.

At first, I tried to copy the working version from my PC to friend’s. On Ubuntu the folder of working copy is available on ~/.minecraft i.e. Home > .minecraft folder that is hidden. After that I checked the content inside the folder. The content that looks valid and need a change was only launcher_profiles.json. Continue Reading

[SOLVED] Huawei Mobile Broadband E1550 not working/switching to modem mode on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a 3G dongle, Huawei E1550. But I cannot change the mode from DISK to Modem mode. I just searched through the internet and with multiple places and help I found a way to switch mode and device is working perfectly. I create a new Mobile Broadband connection from the network connection and filled up the details of my mobile broadband provider.

After that I inserted the USB Modem and checked with the lsusb in the terminal. And one of the response was following:

Note the bold figures above. 12d1 and 1446 is what we need to make the modem switch perfectly. But first we need to install the modeswitch by following command[May be installed on other OS with similar command]:

After the installation, you need to run to switch the dongle to modem mode by following command. *NOTE* Do not forget to change the number 12d1 and 1446 to your number from the lsusb

Wait for few seconds and try lsusb in the terminal.  And you will find the device disappeared and wait for some more time. If it didn’t disappear, you may need to try one more try. Personally doing that 2 times worked for me. And the terminal output became:

Note: this may work for any other USB dongle that is not switching from one mode to another

[SOLVED] Ubuntu 12.04 – Gnome 3 Skype icon not displaying


I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Gnome 3.4.1. This problem might have occurred in most of the people. I have setup my Skype to run on startup on my Ubuntu. Most people might have also done that. I don’t know how to add any program to start up so, I logout my Ubuntu and switch to Ubuntu classic and add a new program at startup from the Startup menu. This was the most efficient startup adding without any command line. But while I added Skype on my start up, it didn’t used to show any icon on the status bar nor in any location.

Previously without startup, it used to show up the skype icon on the bottom and could control all the functions from the menu provided by skype. So, I used cairo-dock so that it would help me bringing skype on one click. But, I didn’t want the cairo dock thing and want to make some clean Ubuntu. But the problem was couldn’t get the skype icon. Then I did some research and found that if the gnome-shell is loaded first and the skype was started later, that should do the trick.


So, previously I added to the startup:

And Now I changed to:

And that did the whole trick. The above command runs my skype after 5 seconds. So with some calculation, my gnome-shell loads after 2-3 seconds on startup. So, that might be good set the “5s” to your desired second as per your Linux load time.Enjoy