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kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2014/06/19 11:36]
Allen Smith DokuWiki lists "broken" ... Still working out how to format this
kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2016/01/13 20:35]
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-====== Mint 13 Xfce: After First Boot Configuration ====== 
-**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 
-===== 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 
-===== 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 
-===== Software Sources & Updates ===== 
-  * Remove the Ubuntu software repository that is no longer on the Internet from the Software Sources list 
-    * Settings >> Software Sources >> Other Software 
-      * select then Remove the ''​''​ Software Source 
-  * Use the appropriate PPA's to update LibreOffice and GIMP to the current version. (LibreOffice 4.2 & GIMP 2.8) 
-    * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​libreoffice/​libreoffice-4-2</​code>​ 
-    * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​otto-kesselgulasch/​gimp</​code>​ 
-  * Now command Linux Mint to use the about the above changes to the Software Sources 
-    * <​code>​sudo apt-get update</​code>​ 
-  * do all Updates → The "​Shield"​ icon in the bottom right corner (that will has a blue symbol in the centre)\\ **The "​standard"​ answers to use with the Mint Updater :** (what I recommend using) 
-    * click ”Ok” to any additional changes pop-ups 
-    * click ”Replace” to any “Replace configuration file” pop-ups 
-<note warning> 
-Linux does **NOT** have the same "​Rollback Drivers"​ capability of other Operating Systems such as Windows. So if a Proprietary Video Driver "fails spectacularly"​ -- that can leave Linux Mint with no video at all on the display.\\ \\ If that happens, **it can actually be simpler to "start over & reload Linux"​**. Or an experienced user can use a Live Boot DVD/USB -- to then use text commands to set the video driver back to something that worked. 
-Proprietary Video Drivers (drivers provided by the manufacture) are often needed to get acceptable performance on older ATI(r) or NVIDIA(r) Video Cards. (Hopefully an older card **has** a Proprietary Driver available.) For the above reason, any drivers should be tried as early in the load process as possible.\\ \\ Also, if something like a phoneline Fax Modem will **not** be used, then I would suggest not loading any Proprietary Driver for that "​unused"​ hardware. 
-  * load the Proprietary Video driver (if there is any) -- then load other drivers **only** if they are needed. 
-    * Settings >> Additional Drivers → let it search, then load drivers as appropriate 
-===== Language / Graphical / Display Configuration ===== 
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