Convertire foto HEIC iphone mac in JPG con Ubuntu

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Salve, mi sono imbattuto in un mio amico che ha l’iphone con il problema di aprire con Ubuntu le sue foto che però son in formato HEIC.

Ho trovato una facile soluzione:

aprire un terminale e scriverci

sudo apt-get install libheif-examples

date invio e digitate la vostra password per installare questa dipendenza,

Dopodichè create un file di testo e chiamatelo come preferite, io ho messo “”

dategli i permessi di esecuzione (clic destro proprietà > permessi > esecuzione)

poi apritelo e scriveteci dentro:

for f in *.HEIC
echo “Sto convertendo il file $f”
heif-convert $f $f.jpg

Ora salvate e spostate il file in


(al posto di TUONOME  mettere il vostro nome utente)

ora quando andate in una cartella con le foto in HEIC   basta selezionare tutto,

fare clic destro > script >

ora partirà da sola la conversione, l’attesa dipenderà dal numero delle foto selezionate!!

Spero possa esservi d’aiuto


Ubuntu Bluetooth phone calls Android as handsfree

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Hello, everyone,
I was able to hear and make calls from the mobile phone connected in BT (bluetooth) through the computer with Ubuntu and with headphones with microphone connected to the PC.
Let’s say how modern cars that have the Bluetooth handsfree, in fact you can make calls without headphones inserted.

0) Connect and pair the android smartphone (I used android 7.1) with BT to Ubuntu 18.04
1) Install ofono from package manager
2)Edit the file with

sudo gedit /etc/dbus-1/system.d/ofono.conf

putting in the final part

  <policy user="pulse">
<allow send_destination="org.ofono"/>


3) edit the file with

sudo gedit /etc/pulse/


load-module module-bluetooth-discover


load-module module-bluetooth-discover headset=ofono

4) Restart the PC
5) From smartphone go to BT and connect with a simple click to the already associated pc
6) In audio settings (system PC), in the input sub-menu, do not select the BT of the cell but the input of the microphone or of the PC or of the headphones connected to the PC (if it does not appear, change this setting during the call).
7) make a call and see if everything works! (remember when changing the microphone input as step 6)

Since searching on the internet I have not found any solution I have worked hard to write this guide
I hope you can use it
Greetings to all

Bugs Go Android Mod ITA

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Hello, I have partially translated into Italian the application Bugs go for drones mjx
This version can be installed and tested together with the other (the version you have already installed will not be overwritten, you can keep both)
In addition to partial Italian, you can set a higher flight height (be careful only in states where it is legal, in Italy no)
I also changed the icon so that I immediately recognized this version from the original

In the future if I succeed I would like to change the maps so that they work, whoever knows how to do it write me through the form in Info!

Download app ITA
original app mjx

I hope you enjoy it.

Ps: manual translation bugs 5w download here

Install Lightworks 15 on Ubuntu 17.10

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Hi, the Lightworks video editing program on the official website has two versions: 14 and 15,
now on ubuntu 17.10 for the 14 there are tricks to do to make it work and find various guides googolando, while instead the version 15 is designed for ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10.
Trying alone I found this solution that I share with you:
1) go to the official website login or register

2) download the beta version
3) open a terminal (ctrl + t) and write to us
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
give and send the password even if you can not see it and send it again
4) assuming that you have downloaded Lightworks-145RC4-105935- in the download folder we give in the terminal
cd Download

dpkg-deb –extract Lightworks-145RC4-105935- estrazione-deb
dpkg-deb -e Lightworks-145RC4-105935- estrazione-deb/DEBIAN
5) DO NOT CLOSE THE TERMINAL; now let’s go with the file manager in the Downloads / extraction-deb / DEBIAN folder and open the file controll,
now let’s replace libcurl4 with libcurl4-openssl-dev
save the file and close
6) we return to the already opened terminal and we give
dpkg-deb -b estrazione-deb
sudo dpkg -i estrazione-deb.deb

7) now in the main ubuntu menu we search and start Lightworks
here we enter our login data as in the site! #END

Good video editing

Rename PDF based on the title tag data

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

after several attempts I present a new script for Nautilus (file manager present in most linux distributions): allows you to rename all the PDF files, within the same folder, according to the internal tag of the title (for instance right click, property, document, title); very useful in various cases !!!
first of all download this file:

move the file to
then by right clicking on the file
go to property > permissions
and put the check mark on “Allow file execution as a program”
Now just select the file or pdf files that interest you and right click
script >
NB: ATTENTION the script renames all the PDFs contained in that folder
NB: ATTENTION If the PDF file has no title tag the PDF will be deleted
I hope you come back useful !!!

Ubuntu 17.10 will make the Gnome interface look like old Unity

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Hello everyone, after a few days of testing I managed to make the new interface Gnome of Ubuntu 17.10 similar to the old call Unity
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it’s very simple we’ll use the extensions that the Gnome community offers:
1) install the bases for managing extensions:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool chrome-gnome-shell dconf-editor

2) Aprire firefox e installare GNOME Shell integration plugin
3) install the following gnome shell extension (just go to the bar to the right of the extension name and bring it up)
a:Arc Menu by LinxGem33
Per disattivare pulsante menù ubuntu aprire un terminale e dare: gsettings set show-show-apps-button false
Comodo Menù
b:Dynamic Battery by Exalm
c:Dynamic Panel Transparency by rockon999
d:Extend Panel Menu by julio641742
Menù separati musica
Menù separati utente
e:Panel OSD by jens
f:Transparent Notification by ipaq3870
Notifiche semitrasparenti
g:Unite by hardpixel
4)To move the window buttons to the left (close, minimize, maximize)

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ‘close,maximize,minimize:menu’

5)To minimize the icon from the sidebar called Dock, by clicking on the icon

gsettings set click-action ‘minimize’

#####Guide on completion ……..go back to visit later, I leave you to the images#######

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View mp4 videos in ubuntu 17.10 gnome+nvidia

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Hello everyone,

after several searches on the web I did not find a working solution to see the video mp4 with H.264 encoding on Video (default program Video, internal name Totem).

The MPEG-4 AAC sound was heard but the video was not displayed!

In fact, if you open a terminal and write

totem namevideo.mp4

we will find a mistake like this:
libva error,driver_name=(null)

This happens above all with those who have the double graphic card in optimus intel + nvidia managed by prime

Premise: guide for those with ubuntu 17.10 (with new gnome shell interface 3.26 and later) and nvidia proprietary drivers and then xorg graphics server


I open a terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and copy and paste the following lines

rm ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/*

sudo apt-get install libde265-0 libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-dev libde265-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libdvd-pkg ubuntu-restricted-extras

sudo apt install vainfo vdpau-va-driver libvdpau-va-gl1

sudo chgrp video /dev/dri -R
sudo chmod 666 /dev/dri/*
sudo chmod 755 /dev/dri
sudo usermod -a -G video username

change username with your login name

NB: in these operations you will delete nvidia-libopencl1-384, accept changes when requested

Now DO NOT immediately open a video to see, you must first reboot the system completely !!

Once reopened you will have mp4 videos that can be viewed;)

Fix Microsoft font problem on Ubuntu 17.10

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

The problem jumps out as an unsuccessful update called ttf-mscorefonts-installer ie fonts (fonts) used by Microsoft, it is better to install them to have compatibility on World documents in Libre Office.
Returning to the problem here is how to solve the problem on the fly without long tricks:
Let’s open a terminal with ctrl + alt + t or by looking it up in the main menu and make the copy paste of

sudo sed -i ‘s#’ /usr/share/package-data-downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer
sudo /usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader

Obviously put your password when requested even if you do not see the typing of the same !!
Simple, no?

Hello everybody

Install Adobe AIR in Ubuntu 17.04 at 64 bit

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Since I needed a program made in AIR, I had to work to find the way to install it on version 17.04 amd64.
First of all, you will need the installable dependencies by opening a terminal (ctrl + t) and copying:

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libxml2:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 libqt4-qt3support:i386 libgnome-keyring0:i386 libnss-mdns:i386 libnss3:i386 libxaw7 libnss3:i386 libnss-mdns:i386 libxt6:i386 libnspr4:i386

Now you have to create symbolic links for proper functioning:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/

We now download a part of the program:

cd ~/Download
sudo mkdir /opt/adobe-air-sdk
sudo tar jxf AdobeAIRSDK.tbz2 -C /opt/adobe-air-sdk

We download the AIR SDK

sudo tar xvf adobe-air.tar.gz -C /opt/adobe-air-sdk
sudo chmod +x /opt/adobe-air-sdk/adobe-air/adobe-air

Now we are in place, now I’ll explain how to install any program with * .air extension
Obviously replace “NomePacchettoProgramma”(ProgramPartyName) end “NomeProgramma”(ProgramName) according to your needs !!

sudo mkdir /opt/adobe-air-sdk/NomeProgramma
sudo cp NomePacchettoProgramma.air /opt/adobe-air-sdk/NomeProgramma/
sudo mkdir /tmp/air
sudo cp NomePacchettoProgramma.air /tmp/air
cd /tmp/air
unzip /tmp/air/NomePacchettoProgramma.air
sudo cp /tmp/air /opt/adobe-air-sdk/NomeProgramma

Now let’s create a pitcher for the main menu (also replace “NomeEseguibile”(exec) and “iconaProgramma”(icon))

sudo su
cat << _EOF_ > /usr/share/applications/NomeProgramma.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/opt/adobe-air-sdk/adobe-air/adobe-air /opt/adobe-air-sdk/NomeProgramma/NomeEseguibile.air
Comment= quello che vuoi

chmod +x /usr/share/applications/NomeProgramma.desktop

Now just look in the “ProgramName” menu and you will start
Probably the additional settings that will create the program will be found in ~ /.appdata/ProgramName

See you soon. Bye

Guide to install and manage tor on ubuntu 4.16 without vidalia

Posted by MD     Category: Informatica

Hi, as I was accustomed to vidalia, I had to endeavor to better manage tor on the new version! But let’s take it easy, first of all we install tor, open the terminal with ctrl + t:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Now it will open a text editor, copy and paste the following line at the bottom:
deb xenial main
save and close the editor. Always on the terminal to:
gpg –keyserver –recv 886DDD89 gpg –export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add – sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tor

then you have to install the proxy:

sudo apt-get install polipo

sudo gedit /etc/polipo/config

### Basic configuration
### *******************

# Uncomment one of these if you want to allow remote clients to
# connect:

# proxyAddress = "::0"        # both IPv4 and IPv6
# proxyAddress = ""    # IPv4 only

proxyAddress = ""
proxyPort = 8118

# If you do that, you'll want to restrict the set of hosts allowed to
# connect:

# allowedClients = ","
# allowedClients = ","

allowedClients =
allowedPorts = 1-65535

# Uncomment this if you want your Polipo to identify itself by
# something else than the host name:

proxyName = "localhost"

# Uncomment this if there's only one user using this instance of Polipo:

cacheIsShared = false

# Uncomment this if you want to use a parent proxy:

# parentProxy = ""

# Uncomment this if you want to use a parent SOCKS proxy:

socksParentProxy = "localhost:9050"
socksProxyType = socks5

Well now you have to configure:
sudo gedit /etc/default/tor

We’re going to put in place of RUN_DAEMON=”yes”


Now to prevent the automatic start giving:
sudo systemctl disable tor.service

sudo update-rc.d tor disable

sudo update-rc.d -f tor remove

Now restart your PC! To graphically manage the start-tor instead of vidalia I created a small program with gui Download it here

Put it in your home or wherever you like is important not to move it if you want that it does not require a password:

sudo gedit /etc/sudoers OR sudo visudo

basically enter:
YourName ALL= NOPASSWD: /home/YourName/

Here now right-click on in your home, click properties, permissions enable the execution! For firefox you should get “Proxy selector” by Michele Pezza, to manage the proxy now easily go on plugins, manage proxy , add and copy the following configurations:

Good surfing Tor 😉

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