How to configure iptables on Linux Mint 17.1?

How to configure iptables and make the configuration persistent across system restarting on Linux Mint 17.1? You can use the ‘iptables-persistent’ tool. To install iptables-persistency pachage: sudo aptitude install iptables-persistent The you can manipulate the iptables by the ‘iptables’ command. To save the current iptables rules: sudo /etc/init.d/iptables-persistent store It will store the rules for […]

How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux?

How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux? With aptitude, you can use this command to show the available versions of a package: aptitude versions <package name> In the console GUI, aptitude also show the versions. You may also simulate installation of a package and see which version will be installed: aptitude […]

Get error message on usb2 stick – READ ONLY FILE SYSTEM. What should i do? – linux – SysTutorials QA

Cant read or write to files on usb stick or move or copy them. Could you provide the dmesg output? It will help to understand your question. Answered by Eric Z Ma. If it is formated on Windows, you may need to install the ntfs-3g package to write to the usb disk.

How to install latest version of Calibre?

How to install latest version of Calibre? The version from my distro (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora) seem at 1.xx while the latest Calibre is already at 2.x. You may check Caibre website’s instruction: http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failedn’); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()” Answered by Eric Z […]

How to find which package can be installed for a file, like “yum provides”?

How to find which package can be installed for a file, like “yum provides”? That is, the package is not installed yet and I do not know the package for a file that I want. The apt-file tool can do the similar things as yum provides. You may need to install it first by sudo […]

How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude?

How to find all available versions of a package in dpkg, apt-get or aptitude? To list available versions of a package: apt-cache showpkg <package-name> For example, to check all versions of thunderbird: $ sudo apt-cache showpkg thunderbird Package: thunderbird Versions: 1:31.1.1+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages) Description Language: File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_binary-amd64_Packages MD5: 68ed1001b79d708ad48956a0c129114d Description Language: en File: /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en MD5: […]

How to monitor temperatures of laptop on Linux

How to monitor temperatures of laptop on Linux? This works on Linux Mint: sudo aptitude install lm-sensors hddtemp For lm-sensors, first detect the sensors by: sudo sensors-detect To detect the temperature in the system: sudo sensors To detect the HDD (e.g. sda) temperature: sudo hddtemp /dev/sda An example of the output: [zma@mini:~]$ sudo sensors acpitz-virtual-0 […]

How to boot Linux Mint to the console by default?

How to boot Linux Mint to the console by default? (that is, the run level 3). 2 methods introduced here to boot Linux Mint to console/command line. Method 1 (may only work for earlier releases; check method 2 below): set kernel option. Edit /etc/default/grub and add text to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash text” Then, re-generate grub […]

How to install Adobe Reader on Linux Mint 17?

How to install Adobe Reader on Linux Mint 17? First, add Canonical PPA repository sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner” Then, update apt cache and install Adobe Reader sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install acroread You can select “Yes” to set Adobe Reader as the default PDF viewer or “No” to not set it. Answered […]