mintCast 240 – Fixing Linux
- Looking back on Mint in the month of January 2016 (blog.linuxmint.com) (airtop-pc.com)
- Linux Mint will have its own apps starting in Mint 18 (softpedia.com)
- What’s New in Arch Linux’s Pacman 5.0 Package Manager (softpedia.com)
- A good guide to package mangers (distrowatch.com)
- Ubuntu Linux and open source play key role in Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview (betanews.com)
Main Topic: Fixing Linux
- A troubleshooting process for Linux problems (opensource.com)
- Troubleshooting in the Command Line: Tips for Linux Beginners (linux.com)
- How to troubleshoot hardware problems in Linux (dedoimedo.com)
- List of Linux Networking and Troubleshooting Commands for Beginners (devopscube.com)
- Troubleshooters.Com Linux Library (troubleshooters.com)
- Linux Troubleshooting:
- Part I: High Load (linuxjournal.com)
- Part II: Local Network (linuxjournal.com)
- Part III: Remote Networks (linuxjournal.com)
- Troubleshooting Linux Audio:
- Part I (linuxjournal.com)
- Part II (linuxjournal.com)
- Part III (linuxjournal.com)
- How to fix the most common Linux problems — March 8th 2009 (tuxradar.com)
- Major Linux Problems on the Desktop or Why Linux is not (yet) Ready for the Desktop, 2016 edition (altervista.org)
- Test Your Troubleshooting Skills With Trouble-Maker (efytimes.com)
Tips & Websites:
- 8 non-code ways to contribute to open source (opensource.com)
- Random Trek (theincomparable.com) A weekly podcast in which Scott McNulty discusses a randomly selected episode of “Star Trek” — all series, all seasons — with a non-random guest.
- For those of our listeners that are new to Linux Mint, Mint has an excellent tool called “USB Image Writer”. Isaac uses it all the time to write images to SD and Micro-SD cards. The only other things he uses more often are Chrome and Terminal.
- “Yesterday’s Conversation” by Angus Wallace
- “The Red Stone” by Ground & Leaves
- Automotive Grade Linux – Feb 24-25 – Tokyo, Japan
- OpenDaylight Developer Design Forum – Feb 29 – March 1 – San Mateo, CA
- Open Networking Summit – March 14-17 – Santa Clara, CA
Hosts: Rob, Scott, Joe and Isaac
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- Forum: forums.linuxmint.com (rarely)
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8 Replies to “mintCast 240 – Fixing Linux”
I wanted to follow up Isaac’s tip for the “USB Image Writer” but is it not in the Software centre or the package manager in my version of Mint 17.1. I found a link to it here:
But when I hit the ‘Install’ button it would not working as it is ‘virtual’. Thanks in advance for any pointers as to how I can install “USB Image Writer”.
If you are still having problems David, send me an email and I’ll help you get it all straightened out.
The author of Major Linux Problems on the Desktop here 😉
Guys, where have you found the part which says “It’s not yet ready for the desktop”? It’s in the URL but it’s not mentioned anywhere in the article. I’ve long forsaken this part because Linux fans hate me for that. Also, Wi-Fi is listed under problematic things. In fact recently I spent like half a day trying to set up Wi-Fi on my new laptop – I made it work perfectly, but no normal person could have done that.
Rob, I use pacman every day, and I don’t see anything in the announced feature list for version 5.0 that I would ever use.
Just yesterday I installed Mint 17.3 MATE on an older laptop with Broadcom BCM4311 wireless. At first, no wireless at all. I initially installed the recommended “bcmwl-kernel-source” from the “Driver Manager” but that did not work either. So, then, using Synaptic (or other):
Then remove from blacklist:
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and comment (with #) the line:
Reboot – works. Other laptops with Broadcom and Mint MATE have “just worked”, so go figure!
Here’s hoping that the new ‘X-Apps’ will reduce the future forking of apps in some Linux distros. Unity and GNOME 3 devs have ‘dumbed down’ many in the name of arbitrary simplification or convergence, while here is the chance for actually Adding useful functionality to desktop apps again.
lol. wow that’s quite the article. Thanks for posting that anon. I’ll be sure to bring this up on the next show.