Category Archives: Linux Mint

How to Downgrade Packages on Ubuntu (and possibly other Debian-based distributions?)

This is an older article but I believe the information is still valid. The technique shown may also work on other Debian-based distributions, such as Linux Mint and the various Ubuntu derivatives.

Ubuntu’s Update Manager keeps your packages at the latest version, but occasionally a new package version may not work properly. You can downgrade an installed package and lock it at a specific version to prevent it from being updated.

Source: How to Downgrade Packages on Ubuntu (HowToGeek)

Enpass Is The Free Cross-Platform Password Manager

Previously we covered KeePassXC password manager which is also free application. Here comes another password manager called Enpass, it is free and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and iOS.

Source: Enpass Is The Free Cross-Platform Password Manager (NoobsLab)

How to extract a .deb file without opening it on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

I downloaded a .deb Debian file. How do I extract deb package without installing it on my Debian or Ubuntu Linux based system? How do I list and extract the contents of a Debian package?

Source: How to extract a .deb file without opening it on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

Fix Ubuntu/Linux Mint boot and grub issues with Boot-Repair

Boot-Repair is around from quite sometime, released under license GNU-GPL and it is great tool to fix the issues with your Grub and Boot, it repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu …

Source: Fix Ubuntu/Linux Mint boot and grub issues with Boot-Repair – NoobsLab

OpenShot 2.0.x Crowd Funded Video Editor Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint – NoobsLab | Ubuntu/Linux News, Reviews, Tutorials, Apps

OpenShot video editor is an open-source video editor for Linux but also available for Windows and Mac, it is free and released under GNU GPL 3 license. Using OpenShot video editor you can create a film with your videos, photos, and audio tracks that you have always thought of. It lets you add transitions, effects, and sub-titles, and you can export to DVD, YouTube, Video, and many other common formats.

Source: OpenShot 2.0.x Crowd Funded Video Editor Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint – NoobsLab

How to disable Ipv6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian

So if ipv6 is not supported on your network infrastructure, it might be useful to disable it all together. Why ? It can cause issues like delayed domain lookups, un-necessary attempts to connect to ipv6 addresses causing delay in network connection etc.

Source: How to disable Ipv6 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian (BinaryTides)

(This is also applicable to a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, or some other Debian derivative such as RasPBX)

Link: How to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 7

This article will show you how to install Linux Mint 17 side by side with Microsoft Windows 7. The desktop environment that will be installed will be the “Cinnamon Desktop”.

It is imperative that you follow every section especially the part about backing up your Microsoft Windows files. If you fail to back up your system and something goes wrong with the installation you run the risk of losing data.

Don’t let the last paragraph scare you. Installing Linux Mint is not that difficult and the rewards are incredible.

Linux Mint is currently the most popular version of Linux and boasts an impressive user interface and a great range of software and it can be installed and used for free.

Full article here:
How to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 7 (Everyday Linux User)

Link: How to Add a Printer in Ubuntu or Linux Mint with CUPS

Sometimes your printer might not work with your Linux machine and you will have to install the necessary drivers to make it work like in Windows. Most printer manufacturers have printer drivers for Linux, but, some don’t. According the OS platform statistics posted on W3Schools, Linux has 5% and Macs around 10% market share and rest, Windows in the desktops market. With less market share Apple Macs also face peripheral compatibility issue. To tackle this, both Macs, which are Unix-based and Linux, which is Unix-like make use of CUPS (Common Unix Printing System.)

Full article here:
How to Add a Printer in Ubuntu or Linux Mint with CUPS (Linuxaria)

Link: Install “Gnome Do” an Application Launcher in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Do is an intelligent launcher tool that makes performing common tasks on your computer simple and efficient. Do not only allows you to search for items in your desktop environment (e.g. applications, contacts, bookmarks, files, music), it also allows you to specify actions to perform on search results (e.g. Run, Open, Email, Chat, Play, etc.) and it allows you to quickly search for many items present in your GNOME desktop environment (applications, Firefox bookmarks, files, artists and albums in Rhythmbox, Pidgin buddies, etc.).

Full article here:
Install “Gnome Do” an Application Launcher in Ubuntu/Linux Mint (NoobsLab)