Archives For November 30, 1999

This is a picture guide for beginners to set static IP address on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, both wireless and wired connection.

Ubuntu by default uses DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to obtain IP address when your computer is connected to a network. You may required to change to static IP address in some network environments. This tutorial will show you how to do this step by step.

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Setup Static IP Address in Ubuntu 13.04 (both wireless & wired)
  • Enjoy!

To get started, move your cursor to top-right corner network icon on panel. Click to expand the menu and choose Edit Connections…

edit network to static ip

In next window, choose your wired connection or wifi network then click Edit button.

choose network connection

Then navigate to IPv4 Settings tab. Switch Method to “Manual” from the drop-down box. Click Add button and type in IP address, netmask and gateway. Finally click “Save” when everything’s done.

static ip address

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

software-sources

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!

How to Install UltraStar Deluxe on Linux Mint

Last updated: July 17, 2013

UltraStar Deluxe is a free and open-source singing game. It allows up to six players to sing along with music using microphones in order to score points, depending on the pitch of the voice and the rhythm of singing.

Objectives:

  • Install UltraStar Deluxe on Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

Linux Mint 13 users can install it from the official ppa repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window.

Linux Mint Terminal

Then run below 3 commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tobydox/ultrastardx

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ultrastar-deluxe

For Linux Mint 14 and 15 users, directly download and install the debs:

ultrastar-deluxe deb for 32-bit | 64 bit

ultrastar-deluxe data for all

Then install the 2 Debs and fix dependencies:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/ultrastar-deluxe*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Enjoy!

How to Install Skype 4.2 on Linux Mint

Last updated: July 14, 2017

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to install the Skype 4.2 on Linux Mint 13 Maya, 14 Nadia, 15 Olivia.

Objectives:

  • Install Skype 4.2 on Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

For Linux Mint 13 Maya and 15 Olivia, the latest skype 4.2 is ready for install in the official repository. Just go to Start menu -> Software Manager, search skype and install it.

skype-LinuxMint

For Linux Mint 14 Nadia, the default is version 4.1. If you want the latest, click the link below to download Skype 4.2 from Olivia’s repository:

skype_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb

Then double-click to install the DEB via Gdebi.

Enjoy!

Skye4-LinxMint

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!

How to Install uTorrent on Linux Mint 15

Last updated: July 16, 2013

Here’s a beginner’s guide to install and setup uTorrent server on Linux Mint 15. There’s no command in tutorial, just a few clicks!

1.) First, download uTorrent server for Linux: www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux. You may check 32-bit or 64-bit by going to Start Menu -> System Tools -> System Settings -> System Info. Where “Distribution Linux Mint 15: olivia (i686)” means 32-bit. x86_64 means 64-bit system.

download-utorrent

2.) Decompress the package in Downloads folder, then navigate to the extracted folder.

utorrent-server-folder

3.) Right-click on utserver and goto its Properties window. Make sure “Allow executing file as program” is checked.
utsever-executable-linuxmint

4.) Before running the utserver, install ssl share libraries from Start Menu -> Software Manager.

install ssl shared libraries

5.) Now double-click on utserver file to start it. That’s right you see nothing happens because the server is running as a background program.

6.) Open your file browser and go to http://localhost:8080/gui/. Type:

username: admin
password: leave password empty

utorrent

Done!

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

install-the-driver

Miro
The latest Miro 6 is not available from the PPA repository for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, and Linux Mint 15 users. It can be fixed by installing from the old repository as well as the depencenies.
To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and follow the below steps:

1.) Miro 6 depends on libtorrent-rasterbar6 while the default is libtorrent-rasterbar7 in Ubuntu 13.04. So first download and install this package from the 12.10 Quantal’s repository:

Check 32-bit or 64-bit by Unity Dash -> search and open Details

1. For 32-bit, run this command to download the package:

wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

2. For 64-bit, run command to download the package:

wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

3. For both 32 and 64-bit, install the package and fix any dependency problem with 2 commands:

sudo dpkg -i libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_*.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

2.) Now add the Miro PPA repository.

1. Run command in terminal to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases

2. Then go to Unity Dash -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, scroll down and highlight the line said “http://ppa.launchpad.net/pcf/miro-releases/ubuntu raring main”. Then click on edit, change raring to precise after Destribution.

miro-repository

3.) Finally install Miro 6

Finally you can install Miro 6 by Synaptic Package Manager, or run this command in terminal:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install miro

Enjoy!

UPDATE: Ubuntu 14.04 users, please read this post to install Miro 6

Nixnote

This tutorial shows how to install NixNote (formerly NeverNote) on Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 10.04, Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 via ppa.

NixNote, previously known as NeverNote is an open-source client for Evernote on Ubuntu Linux. It has following features:

  • Synchronizes with Evernote servers
  • Local data caching
  • Cross platform
  • Local-only and synchronized notebooks supported
  • Database may be encrypted locally

There’s a ppa repository contains the latest packages for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command, and run. It adds the stable ppa repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/nevernote

2.) If you’ve installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it and click Reload button to update package lists. Then search for and install nixnote:

nixnote-synaptic

If not, run this command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install nixnote