Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or Fedora/Other RPM based Linux

Emacs (pron.:/ ˈ m æ k s /) and its derivatives are a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility.  manual for one variant describes it as “the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor.” Development began in the mid-1970s and continues actively as of 2013 Emacs has over 2,000 built-in commands and allows the user to combine these commands into macros to automate work. The use of Emacs Lisp, a variant of the Lisp programming language, provides a deep extension capability.

The original EMACS was written in 1976 by Richard Stallman and Guy L. Steele, Jr. as a set of Editor MACroS for the TECO editor. It was inspired by the ideas of the TECO-macro editors TECMAC and TMACS.

Emacs became, along with vi, one of the two main contenders in the traditional editor wars of Unix culture. The word “emacs” is often pluralized as emacsen by analogy with boxen and VAXen.

The most popular, and most ported, version of Emacs is GNU Emacs, which was created by Stallman for the GNU Project. XEmacs is a common variant that branched from GNU Emacs in 1991. Both of the variants use Emacs Lisp and are for the most part compatible with each other.

Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

  1. Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
  2. Type the commands give below:

sudo apt-get install emacs

Install Emacs on Fedora/other RPM based Linux

  1. Open Terminal (Application>system tools>Terminal)

sudo yum install emacs


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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 3.8.1 is the first maintenance release for the kernel 3.8 series that brings various changes and bug fixes. In this tutorial, we will see how to install this new kernel release in Ubuntu/Linux Mint systems using a bash script that will do the installation automatically on your system. But, keep in mind that we are not liable for any damage that this may cause to your system, do it at your own risk.

Here are some fixes in kernel 3.8.1:

  • **    usb: musb: fix dependency on transceiver driver**
  • **    usb: musb: core: fix failure path**
  • **    tcp: fix SYN-data space mis-accounting**
  • **    ipv4: fix error handling in icmp_protocol**
  • **    ipv4: fix a bug in ping_err()**
  • **    ipv6: fix race condition regarding dst->expires and dst->from**
  • **    drivers/video: fsl-diu-fb: fix bugs in interrupt handling**
  • **    powerpc/eeh: Fix crash when adding a device in a slot with DDW**
  • **    ARM: samsung: fix assembly syntax for new gas**
  • **    PCI: Fix PCI Express Capability accessors for PCI_EXP_FLAGS**
  • **    drm/radeon: fix multi-head power profile stability on BTC+ asics**
  • **    drm/radeon/dce6: fix display powergating**
  • **    ALSA: hda – Fix broken workaround for HDMI/SPDIF conflicts**
  • **    ALSA: hda – Fix default multichannel HDMI mapping regression**
  • **    NFSv4.1: Fix bulk recall and destroy of layouts**
  • **    tmpfs: fix use-after-free of mempolicy object**
  • **    zram: Fix deadlock bug in partial read/write**

Installation Linux Kernel 3.8.1 (main)

enter these commands in Terminal:


wget -O kernel-3.8.1

chmod +x kernel-3.8.1

sudo sh kernel-3.8.1

Reboot your System.

Uninstalling/Removing Linux Kernel 3.8.1 (back to stock kernel)

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.1*


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Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.8 Ubuntu/Linux Mint

**Linux Kernel 3.8 **in its stable release has been made available recently which brings many new features for better support with Linux-based operating systems. We are now going to explain how to upgrade to this new kernel using a simple bash script that will download and install kernel files automatically in your system. If this Kernel does not work correctly you can revert back to your Stock kernel.

Improvements and support added and removed for hardware below:

  • Updates to XFS

  • Adding support for Samsung’s F2FS file-system

  • Improved Btrfs performance

  • Improved support for ACPI power management

  • Improved support for audio drivers

  • Dropping support for the Intel 386 CPU

  • AVX optimizations

  • Improved performance for AMD Radeon/Nvidia

  • Adding support for Intel “Haswell” CPU, etc.

You can check for more features and changes for kernel 3.8 here.

**Installation Linux Kernel 3.8 (Main)

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.8

chmod +x kernel-3.8

sudo sh kernel-3.8

Now reboot

For problems faced while upgrading to this kernel, you may check some tutorials we have written in the **System **category in our blog that may help you fix your system.

Removing Linux Kernel 3.8 (Uninstalling)

To remove Kernel 3.8 completely from your system, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.0*


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Install Cinnamon-Desktop-Environment on Fedora 18/17 or older

A lot of people wanted to install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 17/18 or older. Here is how to install it:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/Type command in Terminal given below


yum update

yum install cinnamon

You can now switch desktops in the login screen after you selected the account you want to log in with. Click on Session and select Cinnamon





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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released

Ubuntu 12.04.2 has been released by the Ubuntu Team.

The official report below:

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

To help support a broader range of hardware, the 12.04.2 release adds an updated kernel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures, and matches the ability of 12.10 to install on systems using UEFI firmware with Secure Boot enabled.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after  installation.  These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.2 LTS are also now available.  For some of these, more details can be found in their announcements:


  1. UEFI support (Supports UEFI based laptops)
  2. Secure Boot
  3. Linux Kernel 3.5 (Kernel used by 12.10)
  4. More hardware support
  5. Windows 8 EFI support (Windows 8 Dual Boot with no lag or other issue)

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Install Ubuntu Software Center in Linux Mint via PPA

Ubuntu Software Center (originally codenamed AppCenter) is a computer program for browsing, installing and removing software on the Ubuntu operating system. Based upon the GNOME application, gnome-app-install, which is similar in function and appearance, it originally served as a GTK+ graphical user interface front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool (apt), part of the Debian package management system. Today, it also allows users to purchase commercial applications. Ubuntu Software Center can also be used to add and manage repositories as well as Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA). It is written in the Python programming language

sudo apt-get install software-center

if you are using older version than Linux Mint 12 follow the steps below:

sudo cp -r /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/ /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/

and then

gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/

we will open our text editor Gedit Where will we replace the line

class Ubuntu(Debian)


class LinuxMint(Debian)

After replacing a save and close Gedit.

Now we Ubuntu Software Center of fully functional on Linux Mint.

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Install Synaptic Package Manager on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Synaptic-Package-Manager is a graphical front-end to apt, the package management system in Ubuntu and Linux Mint. It combines the point-and-click simplicity of the graphical user interface with the power of the apt-get command line tool. You can install, remove, configure, or upgrade software packages, browse, sort and search the list of available software packages, manage repositories, or upgrade the whole system. You can queue up a number of actions before you execute them. Synaptic will inform you about dependencies (additional packages required by the software package you have chosen) as well as conflicts with other packages that are already installed on your system. The package manager enables the user to install, to upgrade or to remove software packages. To install a package a user must search for the program they want and mark it for installation. Changes are not applied instantly; the user must first mark all changes and then apply them.


  • Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packagesx
  • System-wide upgrade
  • Package search utility
  • Manage package repositories
  • Find packages by name, description and several other attributes
  • Select packages by status, section, name or a custom filter
  • Sort packages by name, status, size or version
  • Browse available online documentation related to a package
  • Download the latest changelog of a package
  • Lock packages to the current version
  • Force the installation of a specific package version
  • Undo/Redo of selections
  • Built-in terminal emulator for the package manager

It also has the following features for Debian and Ubuntu and Linux Mint only:

  • Configure packages through the debconf system
  • Xapian-based fast search
  • Get screenshots from

Installing with software-center

You can install it by searching in the software-center for **synaptic **and clicking on Synaptic Package Manager

Installing with CLI

Or, alternatively, open a terminal, and enter:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

To launch Synaptic, choose

System > Administration > “Synaptic Package Manager”

Or if you are using the Unity interface, open the dash and search for synaptic.


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Install MATE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

MATE (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmate]) is a desktop environment forked from the now-unmaintained code base of GNOME 2. The name derives from yerba mate, a species of holly native to subtropical South America used to prepare a beverage called mate.

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Mate-Desktop-Environment on Linux Mint (This is a customized by the author and may differ from default installation )

**Applications :**

Several GNOME applications have been forked and renamed:

Installing Mate-Desktop-Environment (Main)

MATE has its own Ubuntu repository, available for Ubuntu . To add the repository and install MATE Desktop in Ubuntu, use the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -cs) main"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-core
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Now after all packages are unpacked.

** Reboot**

Uninstalling Mate-Desktop-Environment (Removing)

If you want to remove MATE Desktop, you can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove atril atril-common caja caja-common engrampa engrampa-common ffmpegthumbnailer-caja libcaja-extension libmarco libmate libmate-common libmatecanvas libmatecomponent libmatecomponentui libmateconf libmatecorba libmatedesktop libmatekbd libmatekeyring libmatemenu libmatenotify libmatepanelapplet libmatepolkit libmateui libmatevfs libmateweather libmateweather-common marco marco-common mate-applets mate-applets-common mate-backgrounds mate-conf mate-conf-common mate-control-center mate-corba mate-core mate-desktop mate-desktop-common mate-dialogs mate-icon-theme mate-keyring mate-media mate-menus mate-mime-data mate-panel mate-panel-common mate-polkit mate-power-manager mate-power-manager-common mate-screensaver mate-session-manager mate-settings-daemon mate-settings-daemon-common mate-settings-daemon-gstreamer mate-system-monitor mate-terminal mate-terminal-common mate-text-editor mate-themes mate-vfs mate-vfs-common mate-window-manager python-mate

f you’ve install the extra MATE packages (mate-desktop-environment), use the following command to remove them:

sudo apt-get remove libmatesensorsappletplugin mate-calc mate-desktop-environment mate-netspeed mate-sensors-applet mate-system-tools mate-utils mozo python-mate-menu system-tools-backends


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Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.7.8 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

**Linux Kernel 3.7.8 **This kernel has fixed various bugs especially for TCP/IPv4/IPv6. In this guide, we will help you install it in a system running Ubuntu/Linux Mint with a simple bash script, but bear in mind that we are not liable for any damage that this may cause to your system.

Here are some of the changes in Linux Kernel 3.7.8 as shown in the kernel’s changelog:

  • **    tcp: fix splice() and tcp collapsing interaction**

  • **    tcp: splice: fix an infinite loop in tcp_read_sock()**

  • **    tcp: fix incorrect LOCKDROPPEDICMPS counter**

  • **    tcp: fix a panic on UP machines in reqsk_fastopen_remove**

  • **    net/mlx4_en: Fix bridged vSwitch configuration for non SRIOV mode**

  • **    net: loopback: fix a dst refcounting issue**

  • **    ipv4: Fix route refcount on pmtu discovery**

  • **    ipv6: fix the noflags test in addrconf_get_prefix_route**

  • **    ipv6/ip6_gre: fix error case handling in ip6gre_tunnel_xmit()**

  • **    ipv6: fix header length calculation in ip6_append_data()**

  • **    mwifiex: fix incomplete scan in case of IE parsing error**

  • **    Bluetooth: Fix handling of unexpected SMP PDUs**

  • **    rtlwifi: Fix scheduling while atomic bug**

  • **    rtlwifi: Fix the usage of the wrong variable in usb.c**

  • **    isdn/gigaset: fix zero size border case in debug dump**

Linux Kernel 3.7.8 Installation

To install Linux Kernel 3.7.8 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 14/13 or older, enter these commands in the terminal:

cd /tmp

wget -O kernel-3.7.8

chmod +x kernel-3.7.8

**sudo sh kernel-3.7.8 **

** sudo reboot**

if the upgrade of the Kernel creates any problem type the command below to revert back to stock kernel:

*sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.7.8 **


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Installing Graphics Cards Drivers on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

This article will help you install NVIDIA, Intel or AMD/ATI Drivers on your Linux PC depending on your Graphic Card Manufacturer.


  • In 12.04, launch the Additional Hardware Drivers dialog from System Settings. In 12.10, launch Software Properties, then click on the Additional Drivers tab in the Software Sources menu.
  • Install the newest Nvidia-experimental-NNN driver. Note that you probably will need to scroll down to see the experimental drivers

command line install

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current


  • Enable the pre-released updates. You can enable this repository by opening Ubuntu Software Center, selecting Edit | Software sources… and then enabling the Pre-released updates option on the Updates tab.
  • Update your repository to the latest version in the Update Manager.
  • Remove the currently installed drivers.
  • In 12.04, launch the Additional Hardware Drivers dialog from System Settings.  In 12.10, launch Software Properties, then click on the Additional Drivers tab in the Software Sources menu.
  • Install the newest fglrx-experimental-X driver.

An alternative method of installing the drivers is to install directly from the developer website. Instructions to do so can be found here. This would install the absolute latest drivers for ATI graphics cards, but it could also lead to some unforeseen instability.


For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or Linux Mint 13, you’ll need to update your mesa stack using the x-updates PPA.

On the command line, run

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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