Saturday, August 19, 2017

Emerald Icon, Clean and fresh icons theme For Ubuntu / Linux Mint

What is Emerald Icon theme ?

Emerald icon theme is based on Flattr and Breeze (Plasma icons) icons themes. It contains more than 4000+ icons for applications/folders/status/mime-types/others and it offers two themes: Emerald it can be used with light panels and Emerald-Dark use it if you are using dark theme.
It offers icons for light and dark panel support which means you can use these icons with any light or dark theme, and it contains more than 16,000+ icons. It is compatible with most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon, Mate, Lxde, and others.

For this icon theme most of the application icons available, still if you found any missing icon or bug in this set then report it. You can use Unity Tweak Tool, Gnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.

How to Install / Add Emerald Icon theme on Ubuntu / Linux Mint ?

Download icon pack, open terminal and folow this command :

Extract icon pack :
sudo unzip

change to directory icon theme :
cd emerald-icon-theme-master 

Install theme :

Press 'I' to install and next :

Press 'Y' to run script :

and Yes 'Y' to see theme options

choose themes, press '1' to emerald theme and press '2' to emerald dark theme :

installation is completed and see your now desktop performance :)

The Aether icon, Awesome Icon For Ubuntu Flavours

Description about Aehter Icon !

The Aether icon set requires Breeze icons to be installed. This icon set is still in development, and does not yet have icons for all common applications, settings, and devices.

The Aether icon set is based on the ever steadfast Breeze icon set, and the intention is to retain the monochrome action icons from Breeze while injecting a new set of full-colour icons to compliment them. The design makes use of scores, folds, bold colours, and a medium level of detail seeking clean and bold designs.

The vast majority of these icons are entirely original art, with a handful taking matching assets from Breeze and undergoing modification to fit the Aether aesthetic.

How to Install or add The Aether icon on your ubuntu ?

Download icon, open terminal and follow this command :
$ wget

Extract icon pack to usr/share/icons
$ sudo tar -xvzf aether-icons-0.0.3.tar.gz -C /usr/share/icons/

after finished to extract icon pack, install unity tweak tool for setting icon :
$ sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

open unity tweak tool and seting :

choose icons :

and see the changes on your ubuntu icon

How to Upgrade Kernel 4.13 rc4 on Ubuntu ?

Linux Kernel 4.13 [Release Candidate 4] is Available To Download, how install on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS Flavours.

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.
Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

How to Upgrade Kernel 4.13 rc4 on Ubuntu ?

Step 1 - Dowload linux kernel 4.13 rc4 from website (manually) or automatic download from wget system on ubuntu terminal, like this :

or, open terminal and follow this command :

system 64 bit :
$ wget

system 32 bit :
$ wget
$ wget
$ wget

step 2 - Install Kernel 4.13 rc4 , open terminal and follow the command again :
$ sudo dpkg -i --force-depends linux-headers-4.13.0-041300rc4*.deb

How to remove kernel 4.13 rc4 :

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.13* linux-image-4.13*

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive. 

Feren OS 2017.08 Has Released, Based on Linux Mint 18.2

What is Feren OS ?

Feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint's main edition. The feren OS distribution ships with the Cinnamon desktop environment and includes the WINE compatibility layer for running Windows applications. The distribution also ships with the WPS productivity software, which is mostly compatible with Microsoft Office, and the Vivaldi web browser.

Changes this Release:
  •  Linux Mint Base upgraded to 18.2
  •  Some applications were removed, and are now available for installation in Welcome Screen > Recommended Apps
  •  Alternative Themer Themes are now download-only
  •  feren Welcome has received a huge upgrade, now resize-able, movable, theme-able...
  •  The USB Boot Issue has now been FIXED!
  •  HighContrast has a feren-styled Window Border Theme
  •  More, that I've forgotten, because A LOT of stuff was done to make this.

Release Notes

Sound and microphone issues
If you're facing issues with your microphone or your sound output, please install "pavucontrol".
This will add "PulseAudio Volume Control" to your menu. This application has more configuration options than the default volume control.

Mouse cursor disappears with Intel GPU
The mouse cursor disappears after switching users or suspending the computer. This is a known issue. Click here to see the upstream bug report.

Freezes/Crashes with ASRock Skylake motherboards
A known issue is affecting ASRock Skylake motherboards. The kernel floods /var/log/syslog with messages until the disk runs out of space.
If you are suffering from this issue add "echo 'disable' > /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe6F" into your /etc/rc.local (to edit this file with admin privileges, you can type "gksu xed /etc/rc.local").
For more information on this issue, please visit

DVD Playback with VLC

If VLC does not find your DVD player, click on Media->Open Disc, and specify '/dev/sr0' as the disc device.

Download (SHA256) :
feren OS 2017 August Snapshot x64.iso (3,057MB, pkglist).


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Krita 3.2.0 Released, Install on Ubuntu / Linux Mint and Debian

Krita is an open source application that provides users with a sophisticated graphical software for creating amazing paintings, drawings, sketches, and any other type of artwork. It was previously distributed as part of the deprecated KOffice office suite for the KDE desktop environment.
Features at a glance

The application features painting tools with brushes and colors, support for layers and channels, gradients, airbrush, erase tool, simple geometric forms, undo and redo support, zoom, color selections, as well as many filters. In addition, it allows users to create brushes from squares and circles, load and save images in the app’s native file format, add, merge, reorder and remove layers, or to load GIMP brushes, pipe brushes, patterns and gradients.

The program also allows users to use patterns and colours for filling the background, import and export images in any other format that is supported by the ImageMagick program, create layers with transparency, use RGB(A), gray(A) and color models, use high-quality scaling, and much more. Another interesting feature is the ability to work with Wacom tablets, which makes this application perfect for processional graphicians who want to create amazing artwork for blockbuster video games.

Read also about krita

Changes since the last release candidate:
  • Don’t reset the LUT docker when moving the Krita window between moitors
  • Correctly initialize the exposure display filter in the LUT docker
  • Add the missing pan tool a ction
  • Improve the “Normal” blending mode performance by 30% (first patch for Krita by Daria Scherbatyuk!)
  • Fix a crash when creating a second view on an image
  • Fix a possible crash when creating a second window
  • Improve finding the gmic-qt plugin: Krita now first looks whether there is one available in the same place as the Krita executable
  • Fix scroll wheel behaviour if Krita is built with Qt 5.7.1. or later
  • Fix panning in gmic-qt when applying gmic-qt to a non-RGBA image
  • Scale channel values correctly when using a non-RGBA image with gmic-qt
  • Fix the default setting for allowing multiple krita instances

Bug Fixes
  • There have been many fixes to the clone brush
  • If previously you suffered from the “green brush outline” syndrome, that should be fixed now, too. Though we cannot guarantee the fix works on all OpenGL systems.
  • There have been a number of performancei mprovements as well
  • The interaction with the file dialog has been improved: it should be better at guessing which folder you want to open, which filename to suggest and which file type to use.
  • Some cleanups when handling OpenGL
  • Show a clearer error when loading the wintab32.dll file fails on Windows
  • Fix a regression where bezier tools couldn’t close the curve and couldn’t create a second curve
  • Fixes for working with multiple windows in subwindow mode where one of the documents is set to “stays on top”
  • Fix resetting the Level of Detail cache when changing the visibility of a layer: this fixes an issue where after changing the visibility of a layer, the color picker would pick from an older version of the layer.
  • Save the last used folder in the Reference Images Docker
  • Don’t create nested autosave documents.
  • Add recognizing uc-logic tablets on Linux
  • Improve the stabilizer
  • Fix loading a custom brush preset that uses the text brush
  • Fixes to saving jpg or png images without a transparency channel
Read the full release notes for more information!.

How to Install & Update Krita 3.2.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint Derivative System :

To install/update Krita 3.2.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands: 

sudo chmod +x krita-3.2.0-x86_64.appimage

after installation is completed, open krita using this commad :
sudo krita

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Install Manokwari Desktop in Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.04 Derivatives

What is Manokwari?

Manokwari is a desktop environment developed by BlankOn developer with HTML5 and CSS3 technology. With a web-based desktop like Manokwari, if you are accustomed to designing for the web or understand programming languages like HTML5 and CSS3, ManoKwari can be easily modified according to your taste. Manokwari is also often referred to as a desktop application.

Desktop environment is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) on the desktop operating system. Consists of icon, file manager, toolbars, folders, wallpapers, and desktop widgets.

Manokwari Desktop at A Glance

Manokwari desktop at a glance is basically like ordinary Mac OS X desktop, with a top horizontal panel and a bottom dock. The difference is the Manokwari menu (it's officially called BlankOn Menu) when the user click "OI" icon on the top-left.

Read more about features of manokwari desktop environment

To install Manokwari on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus and 17.04 Zesty Zapus, please run the command below:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dotovr/manokwari
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install manokwari

After finished installation manokwari, log out your session and change your desktop session like this :

Install Vivaldi 1.11 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint Derivatives

Vivaldi is a feature-rich, next-generation web browser application based on the powerful and open source Chromium project, from which the popular Google Chrome web browser is derived. The application is freely distributed and cross-platform, created by the former CEO of Opera Software, built using modern Web technologies like React, JavaScript, Node.js, and Browserify.

A web browser designed for you

The main goal of the Vivaldi project is to make a highly flexible, low on resources and extremely fast web browser software that works across all mainstream computer operating systems, a web browser that is rich in functionality and designed for you, the user.

Vivaldi browser with improved accessibility features – advanced Reader Mode, an ability to easily turn off GIF animations and more control over Mouse Gestures. We have also rolled out a new application icon to freshen up the browser’s look.

What's new in Vivaldi 1.11 :

Advanced Reader Mode:
  • Vivaldi’s Reader Mode provides a clutter-free reading environment by stripping off unwanted advertisements, videos and other distractions. With version 1.11, users can adjust the settings right at the top of the page they’re currently viewing in the Reader Mode. Without having to navigate away from the page, they can choose the font type and size of the text, set the column width and line height, as well as select either dark or light background.
  • Vivaldi’s custom Themes add another dimension to the improved Reader Mode. Users can choose their custom Theme and apply it to the Reader Mode. Custom Themes in Vivaldi have programmatic support to enforce minimal contrast, which makes the browser more comfortable for people with visual impairments.

Easy way to turn off GIF animations:
  • Vivaldi now offers a simple way of turning off GIF animations – a convenient option for people who react to flashing images and want to avoid them. Clicking on the Toggle Images icon in the Status Bar at the bottom of the screen reveals three options for loading animations – always, once or never.

Adjustable Mouse Gesture sensitivity:
  • Editable Mouse Gestures in Vivaldi let users execute a command with a simple movement of the mouse. This accessibility feature lets users make their own mouse gestures at their convenience. In version 1.11, users get even more control over this feature with the ability to set the minimum stroke length for the gesture to be registered. The default minimum stroke length is set to 5 pixels and can be increased to up to 100 pixels, all controlled with a slider in the Settings.
Accessibility in Vivaldi:
  • Other popular accessibility features in Vivaldi include...
  • Spatial navigation – the ability to quickly navigate to content with less input.
  • Quick Commands and keyboard shortcuts – controlling the browser from keyboard.
  • Zoom – ability to zoom on selected pages and set a zoom level on a per tab basis.

Meet the new V:
  • Releasing version 1.11, Vivaldi updates its application icon to better reflect its innovative and yet playful side. The new icon with a rounder shape and a cleaner contemporary look has a friendlier appeal and makes the signature “V” stand out.

How to Install Vivaldi 1.11 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint Derivatives ?

To Install Vivaldi 1.11 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 serena, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

For 32 bit system :
sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_1.11.917.39-1_i386.deb

For 64 bit system :
sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_1.11.917.39-1_amd64.deb

In case “dpkg” indicates missing dependencies, complete the installation by executing the following command:

sudo apt-get install -f

After installation is completed, run vivaldi using terminal or run from ubuntu dashboard, like this :
sudo vivaldi
From ubuntu dashboard :

To remove :
sudo apt-get remove vivaldi*

Solus 3 Has Released, Bring New Kernel 4.12.7 and Many more

Solus is an independently-developed desktop Linux distribution. While the distribution is available in three editions (Budgie, GNOME and MATE), the project is perhaps best known for its work showcasing the Budgie desktop environment on a rolling-release platform. The project's latest release, Solus 3, features Firefox 55, LibreOffice 5.4, and a cutting-edge version of the Linux kernel

Solus is empowered by the shared vision of a strong community working for a common goal. All developments and improvements to Solus are by people who want to use their computers just like you do. Solus stands strong on an open platform, powered by industry-proven technologies, including GNU/Linux*.

With Solus, you can spend less time setting up tooling and more time coding. We support a wide variety of editors, programming languages, compilers, and version control systems, as well as containerization / virtualization technology such as Docker* and Vagrant*. Whether you're writing drivers in C or writing backend web services in Go, we have software that will fit your needs.

Whats New on Solus 3 ?

All of our editions feature:
  • Firefox 55.0.1
  • LibreOffice
  • Rhythmbox 3.4.1 with the latest release of the Alternative Toolbar extension
  • Thunderbird 52.2.1
Our Budgie and GNOME Editions ship with GNOME MPV 0.12 and our MATE Edition ships with VLC 2.2.6.

Hardware and Kernel Enablement

This new major version of Solus is now based on the latest stable branch of the Linux kernel, 4.12.7. This switch enables various hardware improvements for the latest AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA hardware. Users of the existing linux-lts kernel will continue to receive updates indefinitely, with the next major update to this branch scheduled to land in or around September.

Furthermore, we’ve enabled AppArmor LSM by default to provide functionality for snapd confining, as well as the introduction of a fully functioning Linux Security Module within our kernel builds.

Mesa has seen an upgrade to 17.1.6 and libtxc_dxtn has been updated to help improve reliability and graphical performance in some games.

Bluetooth controllers are now automatically enabled and our bluez now uses a stateless configuration. Users of wireless Logitech keyboards are able to utilize them during dm-crypt unlock of an LVM / LUKS rootfs.

To improve the out-of-the-box support for printing and scanning, we now ship with sane-backends, hplip drivers, and Canon UFRII LT printer drivers. Our hplip has been upgraded to 3.17.7, which improves cups support, recognition of Solus by hp-check, and udev rule location fixes.

Multimedia Upgrades

This release delivers ffmpeg 3.3.3, the latest in the 3.3 series, offering improvements such as a native Opus encoder, new multimedia filters, and VAAPI-accelerated MPEG-2 and VP8 encoding. We’ve also enabled support in ffmpeg for cdio, openal, webp, and other libraries.

Budgie is updated

Solus ships with our brand new release of the Budgie 10.x series, Budgie 10.4, as well as introducing our new branding defaults, adopting the stunning Adapta GTK Theme and Papirus Icon Theme, as well as complementing those design changes by adopting the Noto Sans font. We’ve also moved the primary panel from the top of the display to the bottom and tweaked panel widget spacing to make Budgie feel more spacious.

Whether it was implementing features, fixes, or improving / expanding translations, the Budgie community was integral to this Budgie release. So thank you to everyone that has contributed.

Gnome is updated 

Solus GNOME Edition has received numerous improvements to its curated, out-of-the-box GNOME experience, as well as featuring our new default GTK and Icon Themes, Adapta and Papirus respectively.

Solus GNOME Edition ships with the latest stable releases of the GNOME stack, such as GNOME Shell 3.24.3, Mutter 3.24.4, and Nautilus 3.24.2, as well as continuing to provide default extensions such as Dash to Dock, Impatience, and TopIcons Plus.

Read the rest of the release announcement for more information.

Download (pkglist):
Solus-3-Budgie.iso (1,174MB, SHA256, signature, torrent 
Solus-3-GNOME.iso (1268MB, SHA256, signature, torrent)
Solus-3-MATE.iso (1,280MB, SHA256, signature, torrent)