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Install Feem v4 on Linux Mint Cinnamon

What is Feem?

Feem is a very simple way to transfer files between all devices using the same WiFi router. Feem must be installed on each device wanting to transfer.

The Feem website has instructions for installing Feem on Linux which may change so check first:

Check Feem's website in case the process has changed

In your browser, go to Feem FAQ

Scroll down to "How do I launch Feem v4 on Linux"

In Feb 2019, I had to do the more complicated 6 statements at the end.

I repeat them here.

Launch the command terminal

You will need your computer owner's password for some commands

Copy paste each of the following commands. Enter after each one.

wget http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gstreamer0.10/libgstreamer0.10-0_0.10.36-1.5_amd64.deb

wget http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gst-plugins-base0.10/libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.36-2_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i libgstreamer0.10-0_0.10.36-1.5_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.36-2_amd64.deb

sudo apt-mark hold libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0

sudo apt-mark hold libgstreamer0.10

Check libraries have installed

Open your file explorer.

You should see 2 files in your home folder called "libgstreamer etc.deb"

If not there, search for them and move them to your home folder

Download Feem v4

In your browser, go to Feem Downloads

Right arrow to find: "Feem For Linux 64bit".

Click on it. If asked, choose to save file (not open it).

Move Feem appimage file

Move the downloaded file (probably in Downloads folder) to Home folder.

Give the appimage file executable rights

Right-click the Feem .appimage file and select properties.

Select the "Permissions" tab.

Click the checkbox to "Allow executing file as program".

Give Feem permission to pass the firewall

Launch Firewall Settings from the Linux menu

Click on the Rules tab

Click the plus sign "+" to add a rule

Click the "Simple" tab

For the name, enter Feem.

Policy should be on the default which is Allow

For direction, select Both

For port, enter 45001

Click Add

In Rules, you will now see that Feem can pass the firewall.

Launch Feem

In Home folder, double-click on the Feem .appimage file.

This is how you launch Feem whenever you want it

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