How To Install Nightingale 1.12.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Nightingale is an open source multimedia player, based on Songbird. The latest version available is Nightingale 1.12.1, which has been recently released, coming with bug-fixes, better Unity and Gnome Shell integration and support for Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives, such as Linux Mint 17. For information about this release, see the changelog.

It is quite nice because it enables the users to operate the player directly from the Sound Menu, via the libnotify library, on Unity, Gnome Shell and XFCE.

how to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Nightingale 1.12.1 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the needed package.

How to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu and derivates using Unity or Gnome:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nightingale

How to install Nightingale 1.12.1 on Ubuntu and derivates using KDE, LXDE and XFCE:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nightingale-nounity

Optional, to remove nightingale or nightingale-nounity, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove nightingale

OR:

$ sudo apt-get remove nightingale-nounity

Or, you can disable the PPA, remove nightingale or nightingale-nounity and downgrade all the packages updated via that PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-release

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