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 20 2014

Installing ssh on Ubuntu 14.04

This is a quick video clip to show you the steps to install ssh on Ubuntu 14.04

Remember to watch in 720p or 1080p

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

Dec 3 2013

Installing Virtual Box Guest Additions in Zentyal

I stumbled across Zentyal which seemed to be quite an interesting Linux distribution. I say that as they claim to be able to replace Microsoft’s Small Business Server (SBS) and co-exist with Active Directory and Exchange.

Have a look at their website for all the features.

I wanted to install the guest additions after installing Zentyal in Oracle’s Virtual Box to run the virtual machine in full screen mode. This was not as straight forward as I though it might be. Below is a video tutorial that I created to show how to install the guest additions in Zentyal. (Watch in HD and full screen)

Also note: the links below the video are for the sites I used to get this working.

Zentyal’s Forum link


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Jul 7 2013

How to install the GUI for Ubuntu Server

I’m busy installing a server for my dad’s home and need a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for him to manage the server. I decided to install Kubuntu on my Ubuntu Server that I’m testing in virtual box. We are planning on getting him a Raspberry Pi running RaspBMC and the choices are OpenMediaVault or Ubuntu server to be the media server hosting his media to be streamed from.

Still deciding which way to go but here is a short tutorial on how to get the GUI installed on an Ubuntu Server after you have finished installing the Ubuntu Server Operating System.

1. After the server has booted you need to logon with the user name and password you set in the Ubuntu installation.
2. Now update Ubuntu by running: sudo apt-get update
3. After the update has downloaded the needed packages and finished the installation run: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop (this will take some time to download the packages and install Kubuntu)
4. After the installation run: sudo reboot
5. Now you will load into the GUI and Windows users should be quite comfortable to use Ubuntu

Here’s a video of the test installation: