Gdebi Improperly Configured

Distro: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
GDebi Version: 0.8.5build1
Confirmed Dekstops Effected: KDE 4.11, LXDE, XFCE 4.10

When intalling gdebi on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the default settings make it impossible to install deb files by double clicking them in a file manager. GKSU will continue to ask for the administrator password over and over again.

To fix this problem open a terminal and type


Change the authentication mode from su to sudo.

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Installing Linux Mint 13 with KDE

LinuxMintInstalling Linux Mint 13 with KDE is actually a very simple process. I’m going to install it to dual boot with another operating system (in this case Windows 7) since it is the more complicated of the installs. I’ll also manually mess with the partitions so you can see how to handle it if you need to do that. This install will work even if it’s the only operating system on the hard drive, you’ll simply skip resizing a partition to hold windows (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you will when we get to that point).

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In The Beginning…

I have blogged for several years, but have never done anything serious with it. Most of my posts have been under pseudonyms. Starting this blog came about because a friend of mine and I share some common interests, and we thought we could work together to provide some entertainment and possibly a service. Our faith is a primary part of our life, and you can expect to see a lot of posting along that line. But we also enjoy technology. Perhaps, as time goes on we can find a few more writers to put some work into things. For now, it’s the two of us pounding out the content.

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