Last modified: Mar, 2016
Sometimes use repository mirrors other than the official repository can be much faster.
For Ubuntu repository, the mirror list can be found in this link.
For Linux Mint repositories (which uses some Ubuntu repositories as well), one can get the fastest one via “Software Source” –> “LinuxMint Software” –> “Download from” –> “Other” –> “Select best server”.
The /etc/apt/source.list for my Linux Mint 13 is
Google Chrome Repository Error (updated 2016)
Error message after “sudo apt-get update”
“Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to find expected entry ‘main/binary-i386/Packages’ in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)”
It may be because Google dropped the support for 32-bit version of Chrome browsers. The fix is to change the file at “/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list” as follows:
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
It should work again.
Linux Mint 13 Chinese Input
然後重啓X, 就能在Linux Mint 13裏正常用了。
Install Sogou Pinyin in Linux Mint 17
This tutorial has been made a separate post here
(LM13 Cinnamon) Problem: The touchpad of ThinkPad W510 doesn’t work after waking up from a suspend
Solution: reload the mouse kernel module as follows and it will work:
sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse
(LM13 Cinnamon) Problem: The brightness of ThinkPad W510 is not adjustable with ‘Fn’ keybindings
The NVidia proprietary binary driver is installed. Similar problem also described here
Solution: See the answer in the some thread above. But the simplest way to fix this is to add an entry like
Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, making a section something like:
Section "Device" Identifier "Default Device" Option "NoLogo" "True" Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1" EndSection
After a reboot, brightness adjustment with “Fn” key works.
(LM13 XFCE) Problem: The system sound (except the login sound) doesn’t work
Solution: The problem may be because Linux Mint loads wrong sound driver. The following command can fix the problem for the current session:
To make this fix effective permanently, this post gives a fine solution: “Menu” –> “Settings” –> “Session and Startup” –> “Application Autostart” –> “Add”, and type in above command to create a startup entry. So this command will be executed everytime the session starts.