Tag Archives: Debian

How to Connect to BOX.com Cloud Storage on Linux?

As you probably may know, the most Linux-friendly cloud storage is Dropbox. The Linux-client for Dropbox is absolutely fantastic. It cannot be better.

But, what about Box.com? There is no Linux-client yet and probabely never will be.

So, how to connect and synchronize with the Box.com?

If you use Debian based Ubuntu or Mint, than you don’t need a client to connect. IT’s simmilar with other distros, too. WebDAV extension is enough for that. Just open your Nautilus or Nemo or whatever you use as a file manager and click:

File > Connect to Server…

and add these details:

Server: dav.box.com/dav
Type: Secure WebDAV (HTTPS)
User name: <your username for Box.com>
Password: <your password for Box.com>

then check “Remember this password” and click “Connect“.

Your Box.com cloud storage will be mounted as a disk. Whatever you put there, will be synchronized with your cloud.

That’s it 😉


HOW TO Install LEXMARK E232 Printer Driver Under Ubuntu?

This is a short tutorial on how to install Lexmark E232 laser printer driver in Ubuntu or any other Debian-based linux box.

At work I have an old Lexmark E232 printer. I am a hardcore Gnome user under Ubuntu linux. At this moment, I am using the Ubuntu 11.10. As at one point of time I had no other printer available for work, I had to use the old printer. Lexmark is known for its non-linux-friendly printers. After some googling, I realized that there is no working tutorial for this job.

Here is how I solved the problem:

1. Download the printer driver from HERE.

2. Don’t be confused with EXE extension of the downloaded file. It is not a Windows driver. Just rename the file by deleteting “.exe”, so the file ends with “.deb” (without quotation marks).

3. Open the Terminal window (in Linux by pressing the CTRL+ALT+T keys).

3. Change the working directory. For instance, if you downloaded the file to the Downloads folder, then type:

     cd ~/Downloads

and hit Enter.

4. Type:

     sudo dpkg -i print-drivers-linux-glibc2-x86_5.5.1.deb

Enter your root password and press Enter. When it finishes its job, type consecutively:

     cd /usr/local/lexmark

     sudo ./setup.lexprint

Follow the instructions and so the driver will be installed.

That’s it 🙂