Archives For February 2014

Linux Kernel 3.13.5

Linux Kernel 3.13.5 has been announced today, February 23, by the famous kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman. This release brings various important improvements and fixes, such as architecture updates (ARM, PowerPC, x86 and s390), and assorted fixes and improvements for the Intel i915 and Radeon drivers. For details, see the changelog.

Below steps will teach you how to install or upgrade to this kernel release in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

1. Download the .deb packages from THIS PAGE. Or, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal and run below commands instead:

For 32 bit system:

cd Downloads && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.5-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.5-031305-generic_3.13.5-031305.201402221823_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.5-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.5-031305_3.13.5-031305.201402221823_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.5-trusty/linux-image-3.13.5-031305-generic_3.13.5-031305.201402221823_i386.deb

For 64 bit system:

cd Downloads && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.5-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.5-031305-generic_3.13.5-031305.201402221823_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.5-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.5-031305_3.13.5-031305.201402221823_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.5-trusty/linux-image-3.13.5-031305-generic_3.13.5-031305.201402221823_amd64.deb

2. Install these .deb packages by running the below command:

cd Downloads && sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.13.5-*.deb linux-image-3.13.5-*.deb

Once installed, restart your computer and done.

NOTE: If you’re running a proprietary video driver, you may need to re-build or even re-install to get it work with the new kernel.

If for some reason this kernel release doesnt work properly for you, reboot into previous kernel (Grub -> Advanced -> select previous kernel) and run this command to remove Linux Kernel 3.13.4:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.13.5-* linux-image-3.13.5-*

Clementine Music Player Ubuntu 14.04

This tutorial will show you how to install the latest Clementine music player and library organizer in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

As you may know, Clementine is a multiplatform music player inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music. Since version 1.2, you’re able to control Clementine remotely from an Android device and listen to your music stored in Box, Dropbox, Onedrive and Ubuntu One. Clementine 1.2.2 is the second update with following changes:

  • (Android Remote) Add kittens support.
  • Rename SkyDrive to OneDrive.
  • Don’t include the user’s IP address in the log (from the network remote settings dialog).
  • (Debian) Fix a bug with HTTPS logins to all cloud storage providers.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix a bug in the workaround for a weird font issue on 10.9.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix rendering of source icons on retina displays.
  • (Android Remote) Don’t advertise songs that aren’t available.
  • (Android Remote) Fix playing songs with special characters in filenames.

Install:

The official download page provides DEB packages for all supported Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 14.04. Just download the package for your Ubuntu and OS type, and install it via Gdebi (recommended, it’s available in Software Center) or Ubuntu Software Center.

If you would like to keep the player update-to-date by regular system update, you may add the Clementine PPA (check out the PPA in launchpad page).

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine

After that, you can install / upgrade the music player after checking for updates. For command line, run:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install clementine

Clementine-1.2

Linux Kernel 3.13.4

The latest Linux Kernel has reached Kernel 3.13.4. This tutorial is going to show you how to install or upgrade to this kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.

Linux Kernel 3.13.4 was release on February 20, which brings several fixes and updates for the ARM64 architecture, especially a coarse clock handling fix. It fixes a kernel bug on empty security contexts for SELinux, and adds some ALSA HDA fixes for Mac Pro 1,1, Toshiba Satellite L40, and the AD1983 audio codec. For details, read the changelog.

Upgrade / Install kernel 3.13.4:

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has build the Kernel release and DEB packages are available at this page.

If you’re comfortable with Linux command line, you can also follow the steps below to download & install them:

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to download the Kernel DEBs:

For 32 bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.4-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.4-031304-generic_3.13.4-031304.201402201618_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.4-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.4-031304_3.13.4-031304.201402201618_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.4-trusty/linux-image-3.13.4-031304-generic_3.13.4-031304.201402201618_i386.deb

For 64 bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.4-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.4-031304-generic_3.13.4-031304.201402201618_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.4-trusty/linux-headers-3.13.4-031304_3.13.4-031304.201402201618_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.13.4-trusty/linux-image-3.13.4-031304-generic_3.13.4-031304.201402201618_amd64.deb

2. Install the DEBs via:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.13.4-*.deb linux-image-3.13.4-*.deb

Once done, restart your computer.

NOTE: If you’re running a proprietary video driver, you may need to re-build or even re-install to get it work with the new kernel.

If for some reason this kernel release doesnt work properly for you, reboot into previous kernel (Grub -> Advanced -> select previous kernel) and run this command to remove Linux Kernel 3.13.4:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.13.4-* linux-image-3.13.4-*

Cantata MPD 1.3.0

The KDE music player daemon (MPD) client cantata has reached version 1.3.0 with new features and improvements. This tutorial will show you how to install or upgrade in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA.

As you may know, Cantata is yet another client for the music player daemon (MPD). Originally started as a fork of QtMPC, the code is now very different. Cantata 1.3.0 was released on February 20 with following changes:

  • Basic undo/redo for playqueue.
  • Search tab – searches performed via MPD. This tab is hidden by default.
  • Optionally cache scaled covers, to improve loading of albums view. (Displaying of covers should be faster after 1st run, when the scaled contents are saved)
  • Only start internal HTTP server when required, and stop after last non-MPD track removed from playqueue.
  • If listallinfo fails then use lsinfo recursively to retrieve the music collection. listallinfo requires more memory with MPD 0.18, and has been reported to fail for large collections.
  • Cache folder listing (as per music collection), if folders view is used.
  • Better support for Mopidy (requires Mopidy 0.18, or newer)
  • More details check the changelog file in the source tarball.

Install Cantata:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to install or upgrade Cantata from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install cantata

Cantata 1.3.0 in Ubuntu 13.10

NOTE: Got an error building the source tarball. I’ve asked the developer for help, the PPA will be ready as soon as I solved the error. — fixed by updating to 1.3.0.1.

Nvidia 331.49 ubuntu

The latest Nvidia Driver for Linux 331.49 has been released on February 18. This tutorial will show you how to install the new driver in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

Nvidia 331.49 is a small release which brings a few bug fixes and 2 GPUs support. See the changelog:

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GT 710
    • GeForce 825M
  • Fixed a regression that prevented nvidia-installer from cleaning up directories created as part of the driver installation.
  • Added a new X configuration option “InbandStereoSignaling” to enable/disable DisplayPort in-band stereo signaling. See “Appendix B. X Config Options” in the README for more information.
  • Fixed a bug that caused PBO downloads of cube map faces to retrieve incorrect data.
  • Fixed a bug in nvidia-installer that resulted in spurious error messages when opting out of installing the NVIDIA kernel module or source files for the kernel module.
  • Added experimental support for ARGB GLX visuals when Xinerama and Composite are enabled at the same time on X.Org xserver 1.15.

Install Nvidia 331.49:

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, uninstall the previous driver by running the below commands:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

sudo apt-get install nvidia-319-updates-dev

2. Restart your computer. Go to Software & Updates -> Additional drivers and switch to recommended Nouveau.

3. Download the driver from the official links below. You may check your OS type (32-bit or 64-bit) by System Settings -> Details

Nvidia 331.49 for 32 bit Linux

Nvidia 331.49 for 64 bit Linux

Nvidia 331.49 for 32 bit ARM Linux

4. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to command console and login.

5. Stop the graphic session with the appropriate command below:

sudo service lightdm stop     ## For the default LightDM

sudo service gdm stop     ## For the Gnome GDM

sudo service mdm stop     ## For the Linux Mint default MDM

6. Now give execute permission and start the installer, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*-331.49.run && sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-331.49.run

Tips: You may keep the installer file so that you can remove this driver via below command if for some reason this driver does not work properly:

sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-*-331.49.run --uninstall