Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Install Linux 3.4.7 Kernel On Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13

A seventh maintenance release has been made available recently for users having the Linux 3.4 kernel series. In this tutorial, we will help you upgrade to kernel 3.4.7 using a simple bash script that will install for you all needed packages. If you want to upgrade to kernel 3.5, you can find here a tutorial explaining this.

Linux 3.4.7 brings some core patches, improvements in filesystem, ARM fixes, and some updated drivers. You can find the full changelog here.

Linux Kernel 3.4.7 Installation

Open the terminal and install Linux Kernel 3.4.7 on Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 or older with the following commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O linux-kernel-3.4.7 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.4.7

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.4.7

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.4.7

Restart now your computer and check your current kernel version with this command:

uname -r

Outputs returned:


To restore the previous kernel and remove Linux 3.4.7, issue this command, then reboot:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.4.7-030407-generic

Good luck!

4k Video Downloader: Download Videos From YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, and Vimeo - Ubuntu/Linux Mint

4k Video Downloader is a powerful video downloader written in C++ and QT having a simple user interface and support popular video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Metacafe, etc. You can also use it for extracting audio in MP3 formats from processed  videos. The program is available in many platforms, but in this tutorial we will help you install it under Ubuntu and Linux Mint from PPA. You can also install it using Debian packages provided in the home page of the software

4k Video Downloader

To install 4k Video Downloader on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 or older, open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/multimedia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install 4kvideodownloader

After launching the application, copy any video url from your web browser and click Paste URL. A dialog box will show up containing conversion formats (mkv, flv, mp4, 3gp, etc.) with support of HD videos including 720P:

4k Video Downloader Home Page

Scientific Linux 6.3 RC1 Comes With LibreOffice

Pat Riehecky announced last evening, July 30th, that the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming Scientific Linux 6.3 operating system is now available for download and testing.

Scientific Linux 6.3 RC1 comes with the LibreOffice office suite, which replaced the depricated OpenOffice.org application. Moreover, various packages were updated in this release, including yum-conf, OpenAFS 1.6.1, rpmfusion-free-release 6.1, yum-conf-rpmfusion 0.1, gtk2-immodules 2.18.9, gtk2-immodule-xim 2.18.9, ibus-gtk 1.3.4, procps 3.2.8 , and pacemaker 1.1.7.

The complete list of changes with a comprehensive list of fixes and updated RPMs can be found in the official release announcement for Scientific Linux 6.3 RC1.

Download Scientific Linux 6.3 RC1

Debian 8.0 Will Be Known as Jessie

The Debian Release Team, through Adam D. Barratt, announced a few days ago on their mailing list that the next major release of the Debian operating system will be named Jessie.

Yes, we're talking about Debian 8.0 Linux distribution, which should be released sometime in 2015, whose codename is Jessie, another character from the Toy Story animated movie.

"It's become a tradition that the reward for reading all the way through our first post-freeze mail is to be one of the first few to know the name of the next release."

"Continuing in that vein, we are happy to announce that Debian 8.0 will be known as "Jessie"." - said Adam D. Barratt in the mailing list message.

However, there's a very long way until Debian 8.0 will be released, three years from now, so we should concentrate our efforts on the upcoming Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) operating system, due for release in early 2013.

Stella 6.3

Stella 6.3 is a CentOS remix designed specifically for the desktop - with GNOME 2, working multimedia codecs and many popular desktop applications. The project released version 6.3 yesterday: "Following the release of CentOS 6.3 I finally managed to get Stella 6.3 out as well. This is more an issue of incrementing the numbers since people running Stella have already received the updates from CentOS 6.3. So, what's new in your favourite EL-based remix? Updated multimedia stack - new FFmpeg (0.10.4), MPlayer (1.0svn) and VLC (2.0.3); updated in nux-dextop repository - Clipgrab, Minitube, Audacity 2.0; new inclusions in nux-dextop repository -Megamario (SuperMario clone), Geeqie, Mumble suite, Phantomjs, Tarsnap and SCrypt. Also, as a bit of a news, pkgs.org is now indexing my repositories; as such, searching for EL6 RPMs might give you results from li.nux.ro." Here is the brief release announcement. Download links: Stella6.3_i386.1.iso (1,226MB, MD5), Stella6.3_x86_64.1.iso (1,236MB, MD5).