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),…
I recently fresh installed Linux Mint 12 (Lisa), which is based on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric). I almost immediately bumped into a problem with gdebi, the graphical package installer. The message…
After I tried the December 2010 edition of Linux Mint Debian 64-bit, I had come to the conclusion that it was not for me, as it was, and that I would rather stick with the Main edition of Linux Mint, built on the current Ubuntu base distribution.
Two things made me change my mind and try it again: First, I tried Ubuntu 11.04 and I really did not like the new launcher! Second, I really could not put up with Mint’s Main Edition requirement, to have to back up and re-install from scratch with every new version…
So, I thought I should give LMDE 64-bit another try; and I’m glad I did!
Update, December 2012
Moving forward to Mint Nandia (based on Ubuntu 12.10), Michael’s drivers in canon-trunk suport two-sided printing! At last!
Update, May 2012.
Moving forward to Mint Maya (based on Ubuntu 12.04), I found that Michael’s Canon repository did not have a driver version for Precise and that the previous ones used in Oneiric, would not work.
In order to solve this problem, you need to follow these steps:
- Uninstall the existing canon drivers
- Remove the existing canon repository from your sources
- Add the new repository:
[code]sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk
sudo apt-get update[/code]
- Re-install the drivers corresponding to your printer, with Synaptic. You may have to use the i386 packages if amd64 ones are not available. They will still work!
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…