Installing WhatPulse on Ubuntu (or on any other Linux distribution) is not as easy as installing it on Windows or Mac. Here is the procedure I use every time I have to install it.
First you need to download the binaries from the official WhatPulse site (http://whatpulse.org/downloads/) and extract the files into a folder. You will have to install the dependencies using the terminal. These dependencies are required to allow WhatPulse gather different stats (i.e. network stats):
sudo apt-get install libqtcore4 libqtwebkit4 libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-sqlite libssl-dev libqtscript4-core libqtscript4-gui libqtscript4-network libqtscript4-webkit libpcap0.8 libpcapnav0
You will need to run the the setup-input-permissions.sh script and follow the instructions:
sudo sh setup-input-permissions.sh
Make sure you add your username when requested and select Yes for other questions. Press Ctrl + C to finish the installation.
What to do if network traffic is not captured
In case your network stats are not captured (network traffic is monitored but not captured) you will be asked if you want to fix it automatically. If you still have issues, then you need to tun the following command (CD to the executable directory in a terminal):
sudo setcap cap_net_raw,cap_net_admin=eip ./whatpulse
Now restart WhatPulse and everything should be OK.
Even if there is no official client available for Linux, you can still install Evernote via Wine. If you don’t have Wine installed already just paste the commands below in a terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks
Once Wine is installed you can install Evernote. First you have to download it from Evernote website: https://evernote.com/download/get.php?file=Win
Install Evernote on Linux Mint
Once the installtion file has been downloaded paste the command below in a terminal:
The download location and file name will be different, so make sure you change /home/nicu/Downloads/Evernote_188.8.131.5252.exe accordingly.
Follow the installation wizard and you are ready to go.
If you are migrating from Windows and you used OneDrive to sync your files, like I did, a wise step is to install OneDrive-D which is a Microsoft OneDrive desktop client / daemon on Linux, written in Python 3.
Install OneDrive on Ubuntu
First you need to download the zip file from github. Extract the zip file and run the install.sh script inside onedrive-d folder. Run the following command in a Terminal:
I am using Elementary Freya and I got an error:
In case you get the same error (./inst: command not found) drag and drop install.sh in your terminal and type sudo ./install.sh
'/home/nicu/Downloads/onedrive-d-future/install.sh' sudo ./install.sh
After OneDrive-D is successfully installed run command onedrive-pref to setup the application.
There are 4 steps in the configuration process, but the most import is the first one, to authorize sign in with your OneDrive account. You need to click on the URL provided and after you authenticate with your OneDrive credentials you will end up at an empty page – just copy the URL and paste it in your Terminal.
For next steps you can select n and use default settings
After finishing the OneDrive configuration run command onedrive-d start to start syncing your OneDrive files.
- Files and folders deleted locally can be found in Trash and files and folders deleted remotely can be found in OneDrive recycle bin.
- Files that are overwritten remotely may not be synced, because OneDrive-D performs overwriting only when it is 100% sure that one file is older than its counterpart.
- Copying and moving files are treated as uploading and when you copy/ or move a folder OneDrive-D will upload the entire folder.
I still need to figure out how to enable it in top panel. On Elementary Freya I have the same issue with Dropbox, even though both apps work and sync as they should.
Radio Tray is an online radio streaming player with a minimal interface that allows you to listen to online radio stations. This is not a replacement for your media player, it’s an applet that sits on the top panel and allows you to quickly switch between your favorite stations – read more about it on the Radio Tray project page. However, Radio Tray is not working in Elementary Freya after final release.
To install it open a Terminal and paste the following command:
sudo apt-get install radiotray
Radio Tray is not working? Let’s fix it
By default in SysTray.py there is a call to gtk.gdk.threads_init() which should be commented (thanks to 3vi1). To do this we need need to edit SysTray.py – type the following commands in Terminal:
sudo nano SysTray.py
Then press Ctrl+W to search for gtk.gdk.threads_init() and add a # in front of it to comment it.
Now press Ctrl+O to save the changes (WriteOut), leave the File Name Write as it is and hit Enter. Press Ctrl+X to close the file and now you can enjoy Radio Tray.
An alternative for Radio Tray you can use Great Little Radio Player, which has a smart looking GUI and over 500 radio stations of different genres from different countries.
If you need to create a bootable Linux USB stick from Linux Mint it is very easy, just right click on the image file and select Make Bootable USB Stick option. However, if you need a bootable Windows USB you cannot use the same method because it will not work. So, you need another tool for this: WinUSB.
WinUSB allows you to create bootable Windows USB stick from an ISO image or a DVD – Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Installing WinUSB on Linux Mint 15
WinUSB package includes two programs:
- WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use.
- winusb: the command line tool.
To install WinUSB open your terminal and paste the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winusb
Open WinUSB and select the source (from a disk image – ISO, or from a CD/DVD) then select the target device (if you have several USB sticks connected they are automatically recognized and displayed in the Target device section). Click Install and wait for the image file to be written.
Now you will be able to create bootable Windows USB in Linux Mint. This also works for Ubuntu users.
Installing WinUSB in Ubuntu 14.04
First you need to download the files:
Then run the following command to install it:
sudo dpkg -i winusb_1.0.11+saucy1*
Fix dependencies errors:
I am using Thunderbird 31.5.0 on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. I prefer using IMAP over POP3 to have my emails synced with my Android email client (Outlook Preview). Everything works OK and all my emails and folders have been imported/synced correctly with the server. However, every time I send an email I get the following message which hangs forever, even though the message is sent correctly:
If I click Cancel I get the following message and if select to retry i get the initial message again.
Solution to fix Copying message to Sent folder
Thunderbird is trying to save a copy of the sent message in the Sent folder which is located in the root of the account folders. If this folder doesn’t exist then Thunderbird will try to create the folder and if it cannot be created then you get the “Copying message to Sent folder” message which hangs until you click Cancel. Since I have an IMAP account, the Sent folder exists so I get stuck with that message.
The solution is very easy and you just need to disable saving the sent messages. There is no need to keep a copy of the sent messages since I am using IMAP – the Sent folder is automatically synced with the server:
- Go to Preferences > Account Settings
- Select Copies & Folders and uncheck the Place a copy in option
And that’s it, now the “Copying message to Sent folder” will not be displayed anymore.
This is actually an alternative to Silverlight, called Pipelight. It works for many Linux distros and browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Midori, Opera etc.
So, in order to install Silverlight on Ubuntu you need to add Pipelight to repository and install it. Open a terminal window and paste the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get install pipelight
sudo pipelight-plugin --update
After installation you must enable Silverlight plugin by executing the following command in your terminal:
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight
To disable Silverlight plugin run:
sudo pipelight-plugin --disable silverlight
ThinkPad Fingerprint In Ubuntu or Linux Mint
Recently I switched to Ubuntu 14.04 trying to give Linux another chance (previously I tried Linux Mint which I find an excellent distro for users migrating from Windows) and after finishing setting up my ThinkPad W520 I wanted to enable the fingerprint reader.
I found multiple solutions describing how to enable the fingerprint reader using, one of them was using fPrint but it wasn’t so “elegant” as Fingerprint GUI.
Installing ThinkPad Fingerprint In Ubuntu
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