I am using Linux Ming 17 Qiana. How to install MATE on Linux Mint 17? In Linux Mint, the package that installs MATE is ‘mint-meta-mate’: $ sudo aptitude install mint-meta-mate Answered by Eric Z Ma.
In Firefox on Linux Mint, Google is not in the list of search engines supported. How to add Google in Firefox on Linux Mint? Check this tutorials to add Google in Firefox on Linux Mint: How to Add Google to Firefox in Linux Mint as Default Search Engine Answered by Eric Z Ma.
How to list all running system service on Linux Mint 17.1? You can use initctl to list all services: initctl list Answered by Eric Z Ma.
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 install musl libc on Linux Mint 17/Ubuntu 14.04? You can install musl libc on Linux Mint 17 by sudo aptitude install musl musl-dev musl-tools Answered by Eric Z Ma. One note: If you want to install a newer version of musl libc than the one from Ubuntu repo, you can use this ppa: […]
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 […]
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.
My Linux distro is Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr)). I am using NetworkManager. The old trick does not work: $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8) # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND — YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN nameserver 127.0.1.1 If you are using […]
I prefer Linux Mint (I am using Cinnamon) not automatically mounting a portable storage such as USB disk or iPhone for me and I would like do the mounting manually if I need it. The default behavior of Linux Mint is to automatically mount the disks. How to disable this? The auto mounting on Linux […]
How to list all files from a .deb package like rpm -ql on RPM based systems? Use this command dpkg -L pkg_name More on the dpkg command, check dpkg manual. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
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”? 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 install node.js on Ubuntu/Linux Mint? This is how I install node.js on Linux Mint: # aptitude install nodejs nodejs-legacy npm The nodejs-legacy makes sure the command node will invoke node.js. Answered by Eric Z Ma.
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 backup iPhone on Linux? Not using iTunes or Windows. You can backup iPhone using libimobiledevice. By the time I replied here, it supports up to iOS 7. Please check this post for a tutorial. Actually, the methods introduced can be used on Linux systems with the libimobiledevice installed. Backup iPhone: idevicebackup2 backup ~/iPhoneBackups/ […]
How to manage Linux console screen by commands? When the screen will be blanked? Put the screen into powerdown mode or power off the screen? 2 tools are useful for managing the console screen on Linux: setterm – set terminal attributes.vbetool – run real-mode video BIOS code to alter hardware state. When the screen will […]
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 install the wireless driver in Linux Mint for HP Mini 110 Netbook? The bcmwl-kernel-source for Broadcom Linux STA driver works. You may need to connect the network first by the LAN cable or another wireless adapter. Open Control center -> System, Driver Management. After a while, it will ask you to select the […]
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? 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 […]