Feb 25 2015

Installing Mono Develop in Linux Mint 17.1

Just a quick video on installing MonoDev in Linux Mint 17.1

1. Open your web browser and browse to the MonoDev Website to copy the GPG Key and the repository link.
2. Open your terminal and run sudo (and paste the GPG key signing key from the above website here) then press enter
3. Now type sudo (and paste the link to the repository from the above website here) press enter
4. Install Mono Develop by running the following in your terminal: sudo apt-get install monodevelop
Type y when prompted to download and install the package
Open Mono Develop after the installation has finished. If it does not open try points 7 and 8 below
7. Type sudo apt-get install mono-devel and press enter. Enter to download and install the package
8. Type sudo apt-get install libmono-cairo2.0-cil and press enter. Enter to download and install the package

You should now be able to open and use Mono Develop. Below is a tutorial video I made to show you how to install Mono Develop using the above steps.


Jan 10 2015

Unable to browse network in Linux using Pace router

I recently upgraded to VDSL and had to purchase a VDSL router. The only router that was readily available was a PACE VDSL router model 921VNX.

The problem is that I am now unable to connect to machines on my network from my Linux machines. I received a reply from an external URL when pinging a machine on my internal network.

After some research I found that it’s a known issue with the Pace routers. Some people advised that a firmware update resolved this for them but I already have the latest firmware update.

The video below shows how to get around it by editing your hosts file in Linux Mint.

Note: my Windows 8 PC’s could browse the network fine and connect to the other machines using the host name.

Dec 21 2014

How to Install Team Speak 3 on Linux Mint 17.1

If you are into gaming and love gaming in Linux then you probably want to use Team Speak to chat to your mates while in game shooting things up or looting monsters.

This video shows you how to install Team Speak 3 in Linux Mint 17.1 but should work on most debian based Linux desktops.

Dec 21 2014

Upgrade Linux Mint 17 to 17.1

Hi everyone. This video below just shows you how to upgrade Linux Mint 17 to 17.1. I use Cinnamon edition and have to say that I just fell in love with 17.1

Click here to visit the Linux Mint website for getting your Mint on and to read all about Linux Mint.

Dec 21 2014

Install MusicBee in Linux Mint

I recently decided to get rid of iTunes as it just felt bloated and slow. The biggest reason for this move was that I could not transfer music to my iPod from Linux and decided I wanted an application that can manage my music and transfer music to any device using Linux and Windows.

I came across MusicBee. MusicBee has been developed for Windows but I managed to get it running without any issues on my Linux Mint 17.1 PC. (The best music app I have come across yet)
Below is the link to the forum post I used and a video showing you how to install MusicBee on Linux Mint. This should work on most Linux distributions that has Play on Linux installed. Take note that I used the post by megalithic with one exception, windowscodecs could not be found and I used wmpcodecs.

Link to forum post.

Jun 12 2014

How to install Java (JDK8 and JRE8) on Linux Mint

Started teaching myself the art of programming using Java and decided to install the Java JDK8 and JRE8 on my Linux Mint 17 PC.

This was surprisingly easy and quick to install. Just click on this link and follow the article to install Java on your Linux Mint Operating system.

I’m using Eclipse as the IDE which can be installed from the Software Manager in you Linux Mint installation. A video of installing Eclipse will be uploaded soon for anyone who might prefer seeing how it is installed.

Jun 12 2014

Install Teamviewer on Linux Mint

The below video shows you how easy it is to install Teamviewer in Linux Mint. I successfully installed Teamviewer in Linux Mint 16 and 17.

May 20 2014

How to install Great Little Radio Player in Linux Mint

In this video we show you how to install Great Little Radio Player in Linux Mint.

  1. Link to Great Little Radio Player’s website here.
  2. Link to the downloads section here.

May 1 2014

Unable to mount a disk in Linux – The disk contains an unclean file system

This morning I logged into my Linux Mint installation and could not access any of the disks that I could access before. The disks are shared between my Windows 8 and Linux Mint operating systems since I’m dual booting.

I received the below error:

Error mounting /dev/sdc1 (lots of detailed text) The disk contains and unclean file system (0,0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.

An explanation on how to solve this problem is detailed in the video below where I show you how to switch off the Windows 8 feature that is know to cause issues with Linux and Windows dual boot systems.

Remember to watch in 720p

Apr 30 2014

How to install Kdenlive on Linux Mint

In this video I’ll show you how to install Kdenlive in Linux Mint.

Kdenlive is thus far the best video editor that I have tried. Easy to use and even simpler to install in Linux Mint.

Watch in 720p