I will post anything I've learnt on Linux distributions.

  • Linux,  Ubuntu,  Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    How to install Skype in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    Today I will show you how easy it is to install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. This should also work in Ubuntu 15.04. All steps are below the video if you wish not to watch the video and just follow the step by step guide. 1. Open Software and Updates 2. Click on “Other Software” 3. Check the check boxes next to Canonocal Partners and Canonocal Partners (Source Code). Enter your password when prompted 4. Click on Close to close the Software and Updates window 5. Open your Terminal (ctrl + alt + T is the short cut to open the terminal) 6. It’s good practice to run sudo…

  • Linux,  Ubuntu,  Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    Guide to install PyQt step by step in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

    I’m currently doing a course on Python GUI development and needed to install PyQt4 on my Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 desktop which gave me some stumbling blocks. Through lots of testing and research I managed to get it installed and decided to create a step by step guide on installing PyQt4 on Ubuntu 15.04. You can view the steps below the video. Below are the steps I took to get everything installed and working: 1. download sip from Riverbank Computing 2. download PyQT from Riverbank Computing 3. In the terminal run: sudo apt-get install python3.4-dev and then run: sudo apt-get install build-essential) too From the terminal run: sudo apt-get install qt4-dev-tools…

  • Linux,  Linux Mint,  Mono Develop,  Software Development

    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 5. Type y when prompted to download and install the package 6. Open Mono Develop after the installation has finished. If it does not open try points…

  • Linux,  Linux Mint,  Networking

    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…

  • Linux,  Linux Mint

    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.…

  • Java,  Linux,  Linux Mint,  Software Development

    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.