Personal "Rough Notes & Useful Links

User Tools

Site Tools



This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
kb:linux:lts14p04 [2014/05/14 15:48]
Allen Smith + Linux Mint section
kb:linux:lts14p04 [2016/01/13 20:35] (current)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +~~Title: 14.04 LTS Linux & Software~~
 ====== Ubuntu 14.04 LTS based Linux and Software ====== ====== Ubuntu 14.04 LTS based Linux and Software ======
-  ​* **Linux Mint** +===== Applications for 14.04LTS Linux ===== 
-    * [[http://​​2014/​05/​confirmed-next-3-linux-mint-releases.html | CONFIRMED: Next 3 Linux Mint Releases Will Be Based On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS]] + 
-  * **Ubuntu 14.04 LTS References** +==== Productivity Applications ==== 
-    * [[http://​​2014/​01/​dont-want-third-party-searches-in-dash.html | Don't want third-party searches in Dash? Completely Disable Internet Searches in Ubuntu Dash]] +  ​[[mint17library_ade|Toronto Public Library eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions]] ... ADE 1.7.2 installed using Wine\\ Since other Public Library Systems use Adobe Digital Editions to permit borrowing eBooks on-line, hopefully this document will be of use to a far greater audience than just Toronto Ontario. 
-    * [[http://​​fix-shutdown-power-computer-ubuntu-14-04/​ | Fix Shutdown does not power off computer in Ubuntu 14.04]] +  ​[[kb:​linux:​mint17libreoffice_en-ca|Mint 17 LibreOffice 4.2: Canadian English Spellcheck]] ... how to get Spellcheck to work for Canadian English 
-    * [[http://​​2014/​04/​how-to-install-and-tweak-gnome.html | How to Install and Tweak Gnome Flashback Session in Ubuntu 14.04]] +  ​[[http://​​2014/​08/​libreoffice-43-is-now-available-for.html|LibreOffice 4.3 is now available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA]]\\ The latest version of LibreOffice Productivity Suit is now available in it's own **stable** PPA. This continues to provide improved capability, including better compatibility with Microsoft Office and other productivity applications. 
-    * [[http://​​2014/​04/​thingstweaks-to-do-after-install-of.html | Things/​Tweaks to do after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]] ​... a few of these actually matter +  * [[https://​​2014/​03/​09/​clip-art-resources-for-libreoffice/​|Clip Art Resources for LibreOffice]]<​code>​sudo apt-get install openclipart-libreoffice</​code>​ 
-    * [[http://​​2014/​04/​10-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu.html | 10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to get a near perfect desktop]] +  * To install the **current** version of gscan2pdf ← for **supported scanners**, the best Linux scanning package<​code>​ 
-  * **Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome** +sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​jeffreyratcliffe/​ppa 
-    * [[http://​​ | Ubuntu GNOME]] ... the new "​Official"​ Ubuntu distribution+sudo apt-get update 
 +sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf libsane-perl djvulibre-bin tesseract-ocr unpaper 
 +  * To install the **current** version of Shotwell Image Manage:<​code>​ 
 +sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​yorba/​ppa ​    # updated shotwell, gexiv2, geary, ... 
 +sudo apt-get update 
 +sudo apt-get install shotwell ​    # only if shotwell is not already installed 
 +  * [[http://​​2014/​08/​gimp-2814-stable-and-gimp-291.html | Gimp 2.8.14 Stable and Gimp 2.9.1 (Development) Available For Ubuntu/​Linux Mint Via PPA]] 
 +  * [[http://​​2015/​02/​inkscape-091-released-with-new-renderer.html | Inkscape 0.91 Released With New Renderer, Over 700 Bug Fixes]]<​code>​ 
 +sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​​stable 
 +sudo apt-get update 
 +sudo apt-get install inkscape ​    # only if inkscape is not already installed 
 +  * [[http://​​2014/​08/​ffmulticonverter-is-now-available-for.html|FFMultiConverter is now available for Ubuntu 14.04 & Linux Mint 17]]\\ "FF Multi Converter is a simple graphical application which enables you to convert audio, video, image and document files between all popular formats, using and combining other programs. ... The goal of FF Multi Converter is to gather all multimedia types in one application and provide conversions for them easily through a user-friendly interface."​ 
 +==== Internet Applications ==== 
 +  * [[kb:​linux:​cloudstorage | Cloud Storage Services for Linux]] ... services that provide Linux Software 
 +  * [[kb:​linux:​lts14p04skpebroken|Skype on LTS Linux is Broken]] ... why I would use Google Hangouts instead of Skype w/ Linux 
 +  * Install YouTube-dl ← an entirely text based Command Line package, that works well with many sites<​code>​ 
 +sudo curl https://​​downloads/​2015.03.28/​youtube-dl -o /​usr/​local/​bin/​youtube-dl 
 +sudo chmod a+x /​usr/​local/​bin/​youtube-dl</​code>​ 
 +<note tip>​Installing youtube-dl uisng the instructions found at http://​​youtube-dl/​download.html (the above commands) permits the build-in upgrade function of youtube-dl to work.</​note>​ 
 +  * [[http://​​2013/​12/​tor-browser-bundle-ubuntu-ppa.html|Tor Browser Bundle Ubuntu PPA]] ... the easy but **less trusted** way to do this\\ "Use this PPA at your own risk. One of the fundamental security measures of the Tor Browser Bundle is that it is distributed by a trusted source, the Tor Project, and for this purpose the project provides PGP signatures to allow verification of authenticity for the source and binary packages they offer for download. This security measure is disregarded when third parties distribute their own packaged versions of TBB, since there'​s no easy way to prove these packages haven'​t been modified from their officially distributed versions."​ 
 +==== System Applications ==== 
 +  * [[http://​​12715-install-tlp-ubuntu-14-04-reduce-overheating-increase-battery-life/​ | How to Install TLP in Ubuntu 14.04; Reduce Overheating & Increase Battery Life]] 
 +    ​* [[http://​​2015/​02/​advanced-power-management-tool-tlp-sees.html | Advanced Power Management Tool `TLP` Sees New Release]] ... note the **intel_pstate** info. in this 
 +  * **[[kb:​linux:​conky|Conky]]** ... a lightweight powerful system monitor & much more!\\ The installation and configuration of Conky involves using the command line and coding configuration files. 
 +    * [[kb:​linux:​lts14p04conkystartup|Xfce 4.10 Desktop & Toooo Many Conky]] ... many running Conky causing unresponsive system.\\ The above problem occurred using Ubuntu Studio 14.04 -- but this may also apply to other desktop environments 
 +  * **[[http://​​2014/​04/​install-bitdefender-ubuntu-versions/​ | Install BitDefender Antivirus in Ubuntu]]** (Free for **Personal Use** only!) 
 +    - Go to [[http://​​site/​Products/​ScannerLicense/​ | BitDefender Antivirus Scanner for Unices license key request page]] to request a license key 
 +    - Run the following Terminal Commands (copy & paste, 1 line at a time) to install the Repository then the Program<​code>​ 
 +sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://​​repos/​deb/​ bitdefender non-free"​ >> /​etc/​apt/​sources.list.d/​bitdefender.list'​ 
 +wget -O- -q http://​​repos/​deb/​bd.key.asc | sudo apt-key add - 
 +sudo apt-get update 
 +sudo apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui 
 +    - REBOOT SYSTEM to finish this install process 
 +<note important>"​Some users are reporting that **BitDefender crashes right after the scanning engine is initialized**. In order to fix this error you will need to copy and paste this into terminal:"​ (fix is for 64bit Linux)<​code>​ 
 +sudo touch /​opt/​BitDefender-scanner/​var/​lib/​scan/​ 
 +sudo ln -fs /​opt/​BitDefender-scanner/​var/​lib/​scan/​ /​opt/​BitDefender-scanner/​var/​lib/​scan/​ 
 +sudo bdscan --update 
 +<note tip>"​We provide integration with some of the most popular desktop file managers (Konqueror, Nautilus, Thunar). You can find the source packages complete with installation instructions under" ''/​opt/​BitDefender-scanner/​share/​integration''</​note>​ 
 +  * [[http://​​systemback-restore-linux-system-previous-state/​|Systemback:​ Restore Your Linux System To Previous State]]\\ "​Systemback is an open source, system backup and restore application. Using Systemback, we can easily create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems, we can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system installation and Live system creation."​ 
 +  * [[http://​​2014/​07/​pushbullet-indicator-gets-android.html|Pushbullet Indicator Gets Android Notification Mirroring Support, Other Changes]]\\ Pushbullet Indicator was updated recently with support for the latest Pushbullet API changes, which include OAuth support and notification mirroring from Android to your computer. 
 +===== 14.04 LTS References ===== 
 +  * [[http://​​questions/​449507/​nvidia-libopencl1-331-has-to-be-removed-before-installing-wine|[SOLVED] Nvidia 331Video Driver has to be removed before installing WINE]] 
 +  * [[http://​​2014/​05/​intel-linux-graphics-driver-installer-1-0-5|Intel Adds Ubuntu 14.04 Support to Linux Graphics Driver Installer]]\\ "The installer does not support the Ubuntu Linux low-latency kernel"​ ... Ubuntu Studio uses the low-latency kernel! 
 +  * [[http://​​questions/​500819/​wireless-bcm4318-not-working|wireless bcm4318 not working]] 
 +  * [[http://​​questions/​432542/​is-ffmpeg-missing-from-the-official-repositories-in-14-04|Is FFmpeg missing from the official repositories in 14.04?]]\\ "​Ubuntu started shipping the libav fork instead of FFmpeg in recent releases. If you installed the ffmpeg package, then you actually installed the libav-tools package and a program that told you to use avconv instead of ffmpeg ... The transitional ffmpeg package seems to have been removed from trusty/​Ubuntu 14.04"​ 
 +===== Linux Mint ===== 
 +  * [[kb:​linux:​loadmint17xfce|Mint 17 Xfce: First Boot Load]] ... install then boot this OS for the 1st time 
 +  * [[kb:​linux:​mint17xfceafter1stboot|Mint 17 Xfce: After First Boot Configuration]] ... How I install this OS for others\\ These instructions are for Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce Desktop **and** Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce Desktop 
 +    * [[http://​​tutorial/​view/​1721|Mint 17 Xfce: How to update whisker menu and move categories to the left side]] ... not needed for 17.1 
 +  * **[[kb:​linux:​mint17webdevworkstation|Mint 17 Xfce: Web Development Workstation]]** ... uses Lxc (Linux Containers) to run development servers 
 +  * Download the Mint 17 Xfce DVD .iso [[http://​​edition.php?​id=169|32-bit]] [[http://​​edition.php?​id=170|64-bit]] **or** the 17.1 .iso [[http://​​edition.php?​id=181|32-bit]] [[http://​​edition.php?​id=182|64-bit]] 
 +    * [[http://​​linuxmint/​stable/​|]] ... a good alternate download site for all the Mint 17 .iso files\\ **Note:** The above site is geographically near to me in Canada. Other parts of the world should find a [[http://​​release.php?​id=22|local server]]. 
 +  ​* [[http://​​2014/​05/​confirmed-next-3-linux-mint-releases.html|CONFIRMED:​ Next 3 Linux Mint Releases Will Be Based On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS]] 
 +===== Ubuntu Studio 14.04 ===== 
 +  * [[kb:​linux:​studio14p04workstation|Ubuntu Studio 14.04: Production Workstation Install]] 
 +    ​[[kb:​linux:​studio14p04_workstation_install_notes|Rough Notes: Ubuntu Studio 14.04 Production Workstation Install]] 
 +  ​[[kb:​linux:​studio14p04_use_ntp|Ubuntu ​Studio ​14.04: Use "​Synchronize with Internet"​ (NTP) for System Time]] 
 +  ​[[kb:​linux:​studio14p04_use_nautilus|Ubuntu Studio 14.04: Use Nautilus as File Manager]] ... includes how-to notes to do this with Mint 17 Xfce\\ Used as a **secondary file manager** for services that **only** provide a plugin for the Nautilus file manager. 
 +    ​* [[http://​​questions/​286621/​how-do-i-run-executable-scripts-in-nautilus|How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus?​]] 
 +  * [[http://​​showthread.php?​t=2221065|Ubuntu Studio Controls (14.04 64)]] ... to fix ''​Failed to execute command "gksu ubuntustudio-controls"''​ 
 +===== Ubuntu 14.04 ===== 
 +  * [[https://​​ubuntu/​+source/​cryptsetup/​+bug/​1310174|"​cryptsetup"​ should be included and installed by default in ubuntu 14.04]] 
 +  ​* [[http://​​2014/​01/​dont-want-third-party-searches-in-dash.html|Don'​t want third-party searches in Dash? Completely Disable Internet Searches in Ubuntu Dash]] 
 +  * [[http://​​fix-shutdown-power-computer-ubuntu-14-04/​|Fix Shutdown does not power off computer in Ubuntu 14.04]] 
 +  * [[http://​​showthread.php?​t=2217536|14.04 (Trusty Tahr) known bugs and work arounds]] 
 +  * I would only use **some** of what is suggested in the following: 
 +    * [[http://​​2014/​04/​how-to-install-and-tweak-gnome.html|How to Install and Tweak Gnome Flashback Session in Ubuntu 14.04]] 
 +    * [[http://​​2014/​04/​thingstweaks-to-do-after-install-of.html|Things/​Tweaks to do after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]] 
 +    * [[http://​​2014/​04/​10-things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu.html|10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to get a near perfect desktop]] 
 +===== Other Ubuntu 14.04 Based Distributions ===== 
 +  * [[http://​​|Ubuntu GNOME]] ... the new "​Official"​ Ubuntu distribution 
 +  * [[kb:​linux:​linuxlite2genericinstall|Linux Lite 2.0: Generic Install Notes]] ... tips to Install & Configure this OS
kb/linux/lts14p04.1400096916.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/01/13 20:25 (external edit)