Ubuntu One for Linux Mint 14

I’ve written a post on how to get Ubuntu One client for Linux Mint 12 a year ago and I think it’s time for me to update the details. This time, I would like to show you how to get Ubuntu One client on Linux Mint 14.

First, assume you know how to open a terminal, open a terminal and type the following line to install Ubuntu One

sudo apt-get install ubuntuone-control-panel-qt

ubuntuone kde launcher

After the installation finish, you will find the Ubuntu One launcher under “Settings” if you’re using KDE but you will never find the launcher if you’re using Cinnamon. Here’s a little tweak on how to get it.

In terminal, type

sudo nano /usr/share/applications/ubuntuone-installer.desktop

Find the line of

Categories=GNOME;GTK;Settings;DesktopSettings;X-GNOME-Settings-Panel;X-GNOME-PersonalSettings

and append “;Network” at the end of that line, the line below shows the result

Categories=GNOME;GTK;Settings;DesktopSettings;X-GNOME-Settings-Panel;X-GNOME-PersonalSettings;Network

Save the file (by pressing ctrl-o, then enter, then ctrl-x to exit the nano text editor). The Ubuntu One launcher should be available in your cinnamon menu. Have fun :)

6 thoughts on “Ubuntu One for Linux Mint 14

  1. I have just switched after many years on Ubuntu to Mint mainly because of the direction in which Canonical appear to be heading.
    However, I find it harder to get answers to problems with Mint.
    Your instructions about Ubuntu One are very gratefully received!

  2. Thanks for posting this. I’m new to linux in general and was having a bit of a problem getting this to work in Cinnamon. Followed your instructions and I’m up and running!

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