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Getdeb is an unofficial project which provides the latest open-source and freeware applications for Ubuntu Linux, and PlayDeb provides games. As Ubuntu based Linux distribution, Linux Mint users are available to install software from this repository.

Objectives:

  • Install / add / enable GetDeb & PlayDeb repository on Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

To get started, go to Start menu, search and open Software Sources

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Navigate to Additional repositories, check the box where it says ‘archive getdeb.net’. Click ‘update the cache’ button to update package lists.

enable getdeb repository

That’s it!

If it is not there in your Linux Mint edition, click ‘Add a new repository’ and type in

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu raring-getdeb apps games

In the line, change raring to yours based Ubuntu release code name.

Linux Mint 14 Nadia based on Ubuntu 12.10 quantal
Linux Mint 13 Maya based on Ubuntu 12.04 precise
Linux Mint 12 Lisa based on Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric
Linux Mint 11 Katya based on Ubuntu 11.04 natty
Linux Mint 10 Julia based on Ubuntu 10.10 maverick
Linux Mint 9 Isadora based on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid

And get the key by running below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Enjoy!

Here’s a guide to install Opera browser 12 on Linux Mint 13, 14, 15. I’d recommend to add the official repository which has well integrated version for Debian based Linux.

Objectives:

  • Install Opera 12 from its Official Repository
  • Enjoy

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window for running commands.

Linux Mint Terminal

Add the official repository by running below command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'

Install the public key:

wget -qO - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Finally update package lists and install Opera:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y opera

Once installed, search it from the start menu. Enjoy!

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This simple tutorial will show you how to install the Spotify Client on Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 from the official repository.

Spotify is a digital music-streaming service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs on all your devices. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7/8 (7 no longer updated), BlackBerry (GSM only), Symbian.

To install it from the official repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal.

1.) Run below command to add the repository to Linux Mint:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

add spotify repository to linuxmint

2.) Install the public key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys D2C1988

install spotify key linuxmint

3.) Finally update package lists and install spotify:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install spotify-client

spotify in linuxmint

Enjoy!

The latest stable kernel 3.10.1 has been released. All users of the 3.10 kernel series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. Here is what’s new and how to install / upgrade kernel 3.10.1 on your system.

Linux kernel 3.10.1 is a small release that includes a few updated drivers, fixes for the HPFS and NFS file systems, as well as other small changes. See the announcement.

Kernel3.9.8

Below steps shows you how to install or upgrade this kernel:

1.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. Run below command to download the Deb packages

For 32-bit:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.1-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.1-031001-generic_3.10.1-031001.201307131550_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.1-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.1-031001_3.10.1-031001.201307131550_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.1-saucy/linux-image-3.10.1-031001-generic_3.10.1-031001.201307131550_i386.deb

For 64-bit:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.1-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.1-031001-generic_3.10.1-031001.201307131550_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.1-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.1-031001_3.10.1-031001.201307131550_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.1-saucy/linux-image-3.10.1-031001-generic_3.10.1-031001.201307131550_amd64.deb

2) Install the Debs:

sudo dpkg linux-headers-3.10.1*.deb linux-image-3.10.1*.deb

After installation, update grub via:

sudo update-grub

This tutorial shows you how to install the Gallium3D drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 or Linux Mint via ppa which also works on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04.

Gallium3D is a free software library for 3D graphics device drivers, operates as a layer between the graphics API and the operating system with the primary goal of making driver development easier, bundling otherwise duplicated code of several different drivers at a single point, and to support modern hardware architectures. This is done by providing a better division of labor, for example, leaving memory management to the kernel DRI driver.

Gallium3D has been a part of Mesa since 2009 and is currently used by the free and open source graphics driver for Nvidia (nouveau project), and by the free and open source graphics driver for ATI Radeon R300-R900.

To install this driver, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Add the ppa repository by running this command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers -y

add-driver-ppa

2.) Update package lists and install the driver:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install libg3dvl-mesa

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