Linux Mint - Free and powerful

Monday, 16 April 2012

Getting started with LMDE "4" post 3 Virtualbox - Skype - Dropbox - Picasa

Install the good stuff!


Is it possible to live without Virtualbox? No.

LMDE has a recent version in the repository to make things really easy.
libvncserver0 (version will be installed
virtualbox (version 4.1.8-dfsg-2) will be installed
virtualbox-dkms (version 4.1.8-dfsg-2) will be installed
virtualbox-guest-additions (version 4.1.8-1) will be installed
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso (version 4.1.8-1) will be installed
virtualbox-qt (version 4.1.8-dfsg-2) will be installed
I will update to 4.1.12 after a restart.

Uhmmm... Can not. Remove the version installed, download the correct versions and re-install.


Skype is in the repo's.

Getting Video to work is another story.

I have no idea why Skype still use pre libv4

Find the libv4 file
Run Skype from a terminal
LD_PRELOAD=//usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/ skype
Check if video is working
sudo apt-get install cheese
Make Skype changes permanant
sudo apt-get install gedit
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
Install or check the 32bit libs
sudo apt-get install v4l2ctrl
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
My Video does not work in Skype. It is annoying me.

Added the ~.Skype/Logs and no joy yet.

dropbox (version 1.0.1) will be installed
nautilus-dropbox (version 0.7.1-2) will be installed
python-gpgme (version 0.2-2) will be installed
Picasa from Google
picasa (version 3.0.5744-02) will be installed

Some more Snotkop for you to enjoy!

For all of us who has lost a dad.


Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Your opinion is important and of value and we appreciate the positive feedback! If you are "Negative Nancy" then please do us, and humanity, a favor, and piss off.

Total Pageviews

Google+ Followers


Blog Archive

Popular Posts

Recent Comments

Rays Twitter feed


Web sites come and go and information is lost and therefore some pages are archived. @rayd123. Powered by Blogger.