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Episode 338 Complete

Posted 06-28-2020 at 11:56 PM by zaivala

We completed another episode of mintCast, the podcast from the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux. We had 5 of the usual cast (out of 7) and a special guest. I messed up my own audio by doing something on my computer during the broadcast but nobody will know it happened; indeed, I had to figure it out for myself. But we have great audio editors and lots of backups. Now the audio will be combined and then split into two shows, one released next Tuesday and the other the following Tuesday....
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Manage your software sources in Debian, Ubuntu and Mint

Posted 05-23-2019 at 07:36 AM by hydrurga
Updated 05-23-2019 at 11:15 AM by hydrurga

Introduction
The following information concentrates on the latest long-term versions of Debian, Ubuntu and Mint, namely Debian 9 (Stretch), Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic) and Mint 19.x (Tara, Tessa, Tina, ...), but should be applicable, with modifications, to any Debian-derived distro.

Note that the instructions don't cover the addition or deletion of repositories to/from your software sources. It is intended rather as a diagnostic tool when apt update is generating errors that appear...
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Get Brackets working on Ubuntu >=18.04 and Mint 19.x

Posted 05-23-2019 at 04:03 AM by hydrurga
Updated 05-23-2019 at 07:49 AM by hydrurga

The problem
Brackets, the useful web development editor and environment, can be downloaded as a deb archive from http://brackets.io/. However, the package has a dependency on libcurl3, while Ubuntu Bionic and variants, and later versions, use libcurl4. Installing the package will therefore install libcurl3, and remove libcurl4, curl and any packages that depend on these. Not recommended.

This problem has existed for quite some time now, has been reported as an issue several...
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Install the latest VirtualBox version on Mint and Ubuntu

Posted 05-17-2019 at 05:36 PM by hydrurga
Updated 05-23-2019 at 07:49 AM by hydrurga

This tutorial currently relates to VirtualBox 6.0.x, but will be valid for any version in the VirtualBox repository. The following instructions have been tested on Mint 19.x but should also work on Mint 18.x, Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04, and other distros based on Ubuntu. Note that since v6, VirtualBox does not support 32-bit hosts, for which you should install VirtualBox v5.2.

The instructions below should not affect any virtual machines you have already set up with a previous version of...
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A runc script to create a debian repository

Posted 09-07-2013 at 06:25 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 09-07-2013 at 06:29 PM by rainbowsally (added link)

Today's Features
  • A debian package repository creator.
  • Testing runc as a shell function (direct execution of C/C++ code).

[See also "Run C/C++ code as a script" http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...script-35691/]

I took kubuntu for a spin (installed on an old computer) to see if I could convert it to mint after kubuntu was installed. The kubuntu installer was a little better.. by a mainingful notch, at least for the...
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