Category: Linux

Ubuntu 14.04+: Changing to Static IP

Whenever you make an Ubuntu Server box, it’s standard to make it a static IP. There are many other pages out there that say different things on how to do this, but most of them miss the whole DNS part of it, or they have you go through extra steps that aren’t necessary anymore. First, …

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Linux Mint 15: Software Manager (mintinstall) Hangs

I have run across an issue where Software Manager hangs at the spash screen after asking for a password. This seems to only happen if it had been previously closed abnormally. The fix that seems to work for me was: Open a terminal and run:

There should be a line that lists “splash.py” like …

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Linux Mint 15: Installing Virtual Box 4.2

This is pretty similar to my other post, Linux Mint 14: Installing Virtual Box 4.2, but with a slightly updated version of Virtual Box. It also stands to reason that this process should also work in Mint 14 if you haven’t upgraded. 1. First head to virtualbox.org Downloads and download the latest copy. Make sure …

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Linux Mint 15: Stability Issues After NVIDIA Drivers

I finally got around to re-setting up my Linux install, and after fixing my wonky BIOS settings it was running perfectly fine, until I installed the propietary NVIDIA driver. For some reason the startup would crash every other time. I did finally find a related forum posting that had a similar issue. Thankfully the fix …

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Linux Mint 15: Slow/Broken Internet Problems

Update: Since posting this I have re-installed Mint from a fresh download as I was having other weird issues (not able to shut down correctly, wouldn’t boot correctly every other time) and all of the problems seem to have completely disappeared. If slow/broken networking is one of your symptoms, your system might just be corrupt …

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Linux Mint/Ubuntu: Apache2 Fully Qualified Name Error

Chances are that if you set up an Apache web server on Mint or Ubuntu, you will see this error: “Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName” There are a couple ways to do it, however I think this is the “right” way to do it. The other …

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Linux Mint 14: Cinnamon Java Issues

According to my bank deposit software, my IcedTea was out of date, and according to some Google searching that is true. It’s actually fairly easy to get the latest Java in Linux now, so IcedTea isn’t needed (for now). Unfortunately it is not in Software Manager by default. This is just a piece from the …

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Installing Basic Printers in Linux Mint 14

UPDATE: Printing has been VASTLY improved in Mint 15. It’s worth upgrading to. It works right away, it found my printer and had a driver for it. Fantastic. I still don’t know how MFP’s work in Linux though, since I don’t have one. Just a quick how-to on installing printers in Mint. Now, I only …

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Installing VirtualBox 4.2 on Linux Mint 14

A another quick post on something in Linux Mint 14. I tried to install VirtualBox via Software Manager, but for whatever reason it wouldn’t install it all the way, or I couldn’t figure out what the heck it did, so I did it the long way around. 1. Head over to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads and download the …

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Steam Beta on Linux Mint 14 in an Alternate Location

Ok, just a real quick post. I finally got Steam to work after a few hours of reading many sites, and below is how. This will be a short post for now since I am out of time tonight. 1. In Preferences -> Software Sources, Additional Driver tab, Select “Using Experimental NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, …

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