mintCast 167 – Your Turn


  • Linux Mint 15 Xfce is now available for download (
  • Many Minor Glitches Make Mint 15 More Work Than It’s Worth (said no one ever) (
  • Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint (
  • Chromebooks selling well in the bottom of the PC marketplace (

The Main Topic: Your Feedback

Tip & Website in one:

  • Monitor your Bandwidth on Linux with vnStat: (

  • vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interface(s). It uses the network interface statistics provided by the kernel as information source. This means that vnStat won’t actually be sniffing any traffic and also ensures light use of system resources. The 2.2 series kernel is required so, unless you are running an ancient version of Linux, you should be able to run vnStat.

Podcast Announcements:

  • Ken Starks wanted to remind us that ReGlue is holding an indiegogo fundraiser to secure funding for operations for the coming year. You can help out by making any donation you can afford. (

More Information:

Hosts: Rob, Scott, James
Live Stream (Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern):
Contact Us:

More Linux Mint info: website, blog, forums, community

Podcast Entry and exit music provided by Mark Blasco ( The podcast?s bumpers were provided by Oscar.

8 thoughts on “mintCast 167 – Your Turn

  1. I had 2 problems when I installed Mint 15 on a computer for my mom. 1) ndiswrapper was not properly configured to work out of the box, so I had to first connect via ethernet cable to get wireless working. 2) The default nouveau driver was glitchy in Cinnamon’s session manager. Neither of these is a show-stopper, but they seem like the sort of thing a distro that bills itself as “user friendly” ought to deal with out of the box.

  2. Okay, guys, please stop telling me how the podcast is made within the podcast.
    I appreciate that it’s hard, and that it’s work, but it’s hard to make it through the first ten or fifteen minutes before we touch on the subject of news, Linux, or Mint!

  3. I don’t really mind the personal talk at the start of each episode — though often the details are pretty staid (ie boring) for me, it establishes the podcast’s casual tone.

  4. I don’t have a problem with the hosts telling us what they have been up to. It allows us to become friends even if we have never met.

  5. I agree, it adds a nice informal tone to the podcast to hear what you have been up to this week. It’s also interesting to find out how podcasts are made.

  6. what was the package Flula or some thing like taht that works with the ipod?
    Thanks 🙂

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