How to delete and reinstall Inkscape in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

I was trying to install Inkscape on my Ubuntu test PC via Terminal, but Ubuntu says that “inkscape is already the newest version”, “0 upgraded, 0 newly installed”. But I couldn’t locate the program in the ‘Applications’ nor was able to launch it from command-line by ‘inkscape’ command. It showed error as “The program ‘inkscape’… Continue reading How to delete and reinstall Inkscape in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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Linux Mint 19 “Tara” New Features and Release Date

Linux Mint 18.3 codenamed ‘Sylvia’ was a major update to the most downloaded Linux distribution according to distrowatch. The development of next version has begun and is in full throttle. Dubbed as “Tara”, Mint team’s plan is to release it around May-June 2018. Linux Mint 19.x series will receive a Long Term Support (LTS), so… Continue reading Linux Mint 19 “Tara” New Features and Release Date

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How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” from Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena”

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” has been released! Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon edition is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. The most notable new features regarding the core components of the Sonya build is inclusion of Cinnamon 3.4, a Linux kernel 4.8 and an Ubuntu 16.04 package base. This is enough reasons… Continue reading How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” from Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena”

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How to uninstall programs in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

Let’s find out what are the easiest ways to uninstall a third-party program in Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop environment. If you have GNOME version, the second method using Synaptic Package Manager is still applicable for you. Method I: Uninstall Program from Main Menu (also called Start Menu) STEP 1: Click on the main menu and… Continue reading How to uninstall programs in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

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How to fix Linux Mint not updating issue due to the broken packages

Package management of Linux Mint is very stable, but it’s not surprising to get into the issue of your Linux Mint not updating due to broke packages. The problem of broken packages even stops the installation of further program updates, which is not a good thing to happen considering the security loopholes patched daily. Fix… Continue reading How to fix Linux Mint not updating issue due to the broken packages

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How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18 from Linux Mint 17

It’s always exciting to upgrade to a newly polished Linux distro and hopefully there is an happy ending after upgrade. Linux Mint 18 is now available and that leaves us with two options including an upgrade option or a clean installation. While the latter is preferred method for junk less, and trouble free experience, it is not free… Continue reading How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18 from Linux Mint 17

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How to check the SMART status of a storage drive on Linux Mint

S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) status is extremely useful in determining the health of the storage drive, especially more useful for hard disks and backup drives because of a failure in those means imminent loss of data. The SMART report consists of critical parameters that give a direct indication of the expected life left… Continue reading How to check the SMART status of a storage drive on Linux Mint

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