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Peppermint OS correction for appropriate handling of opening downloaded files with Chrome/Chromium

in the console:

sudo nano /usr/bin/xdg-open

Change:

generic)
open_generic “$url”
;;

to:

generic)
open_lxde “$url”
;;
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Howto Upgrade your kernel the easy way (Ubuntu/LinuxMint)

First check what kernel you have:

uname -a

to determine if you have a i386 or amd64.

NOTE: In case you have an new ATI graphics card you will very probably need to update to the latest drivers first for your Xorg to work with the newest kernels!!!

you have to install the 3 .deb files from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline exactly […]

Howto install Ubuntu Software Center on LinuxMint10

Try this:

sudo nano /etc/lsb-release
change “DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint” for “DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu“

Save changes

Then do the following:

sudo apt-get install software-center
sudo nano /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py

find line 112 in the _get_distro() function:

distro_id = subprocess.Popen([“lsb_release”,”-i”,”-s”], stdout=subprocess.PIPE).communicate()[0].strip()

And just change it to:

distro_id = “Ubuntu”

Then run software-center, it should work now!

After making sure that it works, just fix back what you changed before:

sudo nano /etc/lsb-release

change “DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu” for “DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint“

Save changes

Now […]

Running KDE 4.5 on Kubuntu 10.04

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