HowTo: MEPIS 8 Guide for installing Multimedia Codecs

December 10, 2008



Installing VirtualBox 2.0x non free in MEPIS 8

December 10, 2008

Prerequisites :
Install build essential + headers – as root:

apt-get install build-essential

apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` && ln -sf /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r` /usr/src/linux

Download and register the public key

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Installing Vbox
Now open synaptic and add following repo to your sources:

deb lenny non-free
Hit reload (you can add the missing key later), then search for virtualbox

Install virtualbox-2.0 (that’s the latest one from Sun), it will pull in any other required dependencies. You’ll need to answer the various dialogues in synaptic’s terminal when they come up.

After install close synaptic, and as root in konsole, add yourself to the vboxusers group:

usermod -G vboxusers -a username
**substitute your actual username**

Is KDE4 not ready for you? Switch to MEPIS 8

October 31, 2008

MEPIS 8 (Beta 4) below uses the latest 2.6.27-3 kernel, but stays with KDE 3.5.9 for now as Mepis emphasizes stability.  MEPIS 8 uses the Debian Lenny repos via Synaptic.  If you are a Ubuntu/Kubuntu user, you can switch almost seamlessly (with regard to your Ubuntu skills) if you want to.  Here is my current (stock MEPIS) desktop: