Tag Archives: Advanced Packaging Tool

What to do when the GETDEB repository is down

If during an update in either Linux Mint or Ubuntu you get error messages from apt, about failing to fetch data from the GETDEB repository (which happens a lot, I’m afraid), here’s a brilliant solution I found at askubuntu.com. Use a mirror! Here are the steps: 1. Comment out your existing sources for GETDEB 2. Add… Read More »

Fine-tuning Linux Mint Debian 201012 64-bit

Updated, November 2011. Although I thought I had come to terms with the fact that I wanted to use Ubuntu-based Mint, instead of Debian-based Mint, I finally could not resist the temptation of installing Linux Mint Debian 201012. One of the reasons was that a 64-bit version was available for the first time. Another reason… Read More »

The perfect linux desktop (part 2): Multimedia support

In this post I’ll list and give installation instructions for the media applications that I have found most useful on my Linux Mint desktop. That should cover photo management, video and music. 1. Photo Organizer Shotwell OK, this may come as a surprise to some, but if I were you… I’d ditch F-Spot! Really, just… Read More »

Ubuntu 9.10 (and 10.10) – where did the sound mixer go?

OK, to cut a long story short, I don’t know if it’s a bug or a feature, but the sound mixer is gone…But don’t lose heart!!