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kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2014/06/19 09:48]
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-====== Mint 13 Xfce: After First Boot Configuration ====== 
-{{INLINETOC}} 
  
-**Previous Documents:​** (what this will replace -- once this is fully written) 
-    * {{:​kb:​loadmint13xfce.utxt | Mint 13 Xfce Install Notes}} ... How I install this OS for others 
-      * {{:​kb:​newusermint13xfce.utxt | Mint 13 Xfce user account configuration}} ... what I repeat for additional Users 
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-===== Initial Hardware Check & Configure ===== 
-  * The "quick check" that the Hard Drive is good only works properly after the 1st boot 
-    * Settings >> Disk Utility → Select the Operating System Drive 
-      * Ensure this drive has the GREEN LED graphic & "Disk is healthy"​ 
-      * If "A few bad sectors"​ or AMBER/RED LED, then REPLACE the drive! 
-  * The Mouse/​Touchpad also needs to be configured to work in a more reasonable manner. 
-    * Settings >> Mouse and Touchpad >> Behavior → Increase Double Click Time to 350ms 
-    * Settings >> Settings Editor >> xfwm4 → mousewheel-rollup >> double-click >> toggle to FALSE 
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-===== Internet Services Configuration ===== 
-<​note>​Linux Mint uses **.deb** files to install packages and updates. So for any location that uses multiple Linux computers, downloading these .deb files once, then storing them locally on the network, can make a tremendous difference to how fast installing programs or doing updates happens. (Only the 1st computer has to waaait for the needed .deb files to download from the Internet.)</​note>​ 
-  * enable using a squid-deb-proxy server -- **if** there is one on the local network 
-  * <​code>​sudo apt-get install squid-deb-proxy-client</​code>​ 
-    * Make certain "​**-client**"​ is at the end of the above command! (Don't install a 2nd .deb server!) 
-<​note>​A DNS "​issue"​ in any 12.04LTS Linux can sometimes cause an Internet connection that is connected, but not working properly-- because it cannot translate the site name into the numeric address used on the Internet. This problem is often occures when going about and using different WiFi networks.</​note>​ 
-  * Install the DNS / WiFi Internet fix 
-  *  <​code>​sudo dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf</​code>​ 
-    * answer “yes” to the 1st question ...  
-    * answer “no” to the 2nd question ...  
-    * click on “ok” for the "need to reboot"​ message 
-RESTART SYSTEM 
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-===== Software Sources & Updates ===== 
-  * Settings >> Software Sources >> Other Software 
-    * Select then Remove the medibuntu software repository (which no longer exists) 
-  * sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​libreoffice/​libreoffice-4-2 (upgrade to LibreOffice 4.2) 
-  * sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​otto-kesselgulasch/​gimp (upgrade to GIMP 2.8) 
-  * sudo apt-get update 
-  * do all Updates 
-    * ”Ok” to any additional changes pop-ups 
-    * ”Replace” to any “Replace configuration file” pop-ups 
-  * load any Additional Drivers for hardware (ONLY if they are really needed) 
-RESTART SYSTEM 
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-===== Language / Graphical / Display Configuration ===== 
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