Want to make some ambient sounds? Try Blanket, an open-source tool with modern user interface.
Blanket is a GTK application allows to play some ambient sounds including:
Each sound has a volume control, so that you can get mixed sounds.
And the app supports playing even more sounds by adding your own audio files.
The software has an official Ubuntu PPA, which so far offers packages for Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and Ubuntu 21.04.
1.) Open terminal from your system app launcher. When terminal opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/blanket
Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.
2.) After that, run apt command to install it:
sudo apt install blanket
Once installed, open it from system app launcher and enjoy!
To remove the PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software or run command:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:apandada1/blanket
To remove the ambient noise player, run command:
sudo apt remove --auto-remove blanket
gThumb, GNOME image viewer and organizer, released version 3.11.3 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.10 via PPA.
gThumb 3.11.3 adds support for JPEG XL – the next generation image coding standard.
JPEG XL (.jxl) is based on ideas from Google’s Pik format and Cloudinary’s FUIF format. It is the next-generation, general-purpose image compression codec by the JPEG committee. Some popular apps, e.g., ImageMagick, XnView MP, have already added support for the image format.
gThumb now opens the .jxl image format through the libjxl library.
Other changes in the release include:
For Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit), Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 21.04, Linux Mint 19.x, 20.x, you can install the new release packages via the unofficial PPA.
1.) To add the PPA, open terminal from system application launcher, and run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
2.) You can then either upgrade the image viewer from an old version via Update Manager (Software Updater), or run command in terminal:
sudo apt install gthumb
To remove gThumb image viewer, run command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove gthumb gthumb-data
To remove the Ubuntu PPA, either run the apt-add-repository command with
--remove flag, or use Software & Updates -> Other Software.
Use GVfs admin backend to open Nautilus file browser or Gedit text editor with root permission? It’s not working in Ubuntu 21.04.
When you run
nautilus admin:// or
gedit admin:// to open folder or document with root, it won’t work and output an error:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: Unix process subject does not have uid set
The error also occurs when using nautilus-admin extension to enable ‘open as root’ context menu.
You can download & install the gvfs .deb packages for the previous Ubuntu 20.10. And here are the links for 64-bit system:
Grab the 6 packages, then open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install all of them:
sudo apt install ./Downloads/gvfs*.deb
If you don’t want to downgrade gvfs, just rebuild it without the commit. To make things easy, I’ve uploaded into this PPA.
1. Open terminal either from system app launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/gvfs
2. Then install the patched version of gvfs via command:
sudo apt install gvfs=1.47.91-2ubuntu1
3. Finally remove the PPA via command:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/gvfs
If you change mind, and want to revert it back, simply run command in terminal:
sudo apt install gvfs=1.47.91-1ubuntu1