sudo apt-get update
or attempting to update via the Update Manager in Linux Mint (13), I was fronted with the following error:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/deb … tion-en_US Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/deb … slation-en Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/deb … tion-en_US […]
Over the weekend I’ve been playing around with the Raspberry Pi and lighttpd in order to get a little webserver running. lighttpd seemed to be a common choice, thanks to it’s simplicity and lightweightness (*possibly not a real word). There’s a plethora of examples of getting it up and […]
what(): Serial Port failed to open: open: Permission denied
Trying to get access to your serial port without the need for running whatever program as sudo or root? You’re probably not in the dialout group, if that’s the case, here’s the fix:
First, check you aren’t in the group:
This will list […]
After getting invited to join the Steam Beta for Linux, (after weeks of using the bypass) I decided to get playing some TF2. After the long install and download I booted it up. The Value splash screen with the tap-guy loads and the menu begins to load, but once it has finished, the game […]
If you’re planning on setting up your raspberry pi as a server or a project that’ll want you to access it from a static external IP address, here’s a really simple and quick way to get that up and running for free.
First off, this guide uses the free service from no-ip (www.no-ip.com), so […]
If you’ve managed to find yourself deleting, overwriting or generally messing up your profiles .bashrc file there’s a really easy way to fix it. A default version of the file can be found under “/etc/skel/.bashrc”, simply coping that over your profiles one (found in your home directory) will restore it to default. Make sure […]
Go and grab the latest version from the sourceforge page below:
Unrar: tar -zxvf mlbviewer2012.tar.gz
It doesn’t require any installation but you will need a few extras and the easiest way to install them is shown below:
PyXML is an XML processing tool for python which this project […]
fatal error: curl/curl.h: No such file or directory
If you’re missing the curl/curl.h header file, chances are you’re just missing the correct dev package file for the curl library.
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev
That should fix it.
If you’re trying out the latest version of Ubuntu, 12.04 or Precise Pangolin and you want to keep your old /home partition, chances are you’ve come across the installation hanging on a process “Removing conflicting operating system files…”. No worries, this seems to be a common bug and there’s a pretty easy work around.
Instructions for Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/09/jupiter-applet-finally-available-for.html
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install jupiter
Jupiter comes with a useful script to disable and re-enable the touchpad/track pad, it can be ran using the following command:
Now all you’ll need to do is add this command to a […]