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kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2014/07/17 17:42]
Allen Smith + sudo nano => gksu leafpad
kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2014/08/13 17:08]
Allen Smith several small edits
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 ====== Mint 13 Xfce: After First Boot Configuration ====== ====== Mint 13 Xfce: After First Boot Configuration ======
-This page contains **Summary Notes** that I would use when going over how I load Mint 13 Xfce with someone else. 
 {{INLINETOC}} {{INLINETOC}}
 +===== Install Notes Context =====
 +This page contains **Summary Notes** that I would use when going over how I load Mint 13 Xfce with someone else. If a system is **7 to 10 years old**, then these notes cover how I would probably go about loading Linux onto that equipment.
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 +These notes are rather extensive, because the more I worked with Mint 13 Xfce, the more I found that I needed to configure-- to make this version of Linux something I would hand over to a novice user. To be blunt, I consider Mint 13 Xfce to be a "best compromise"​ ... where it was the best 12.04 LTS Linux based distribution that I could find to refurbish **really old** hardware-- and turn that into a system that was actually usable for home, school or home-office type uses.
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 +That using this, even a 3.0GHz P4D computer with 2GB of RAM and an 80GB Hard Drive becomes a system I would use for my own daily needs. And if a really old (P4 era) laptop has "sound issues"​-- or some other old hardware related difficulties-- this is the version of Linux that I can usually use to get that system to reliably "just work".
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 +As the page title makes known, these instructions are everything I go through **after** the Linux Mint 13 Xfce installer has run, and the system has rebooted at the end of that-- to run this OS for the first time.
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 ===== Initial Hardware Check & Configure ===== ===== Initial Hardware Check & Configure =====
   * The "quick check" that the Hard Drive is good only works properly after the 1st boot   * The "quick check" that the Hard Drive is good only works properly after the 1st boot
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     * Settings >> Software Sources >> Other Software     * Settings >> Software Sources >> Other Software
       * select then Remove the ''​packages.medibuntu.org''​ Software Source       * select then Remove the ''​packages.medibuntu.org''​ Software Source
-<​note>​GIMP 2.8 was the first version to offer "​Single Window Mode" ... which places all the parts of GIMP into a single window -- in the manner that many other Paint Programs are setup -- instead of having many windows open for the different parts of the GIMP program.\\ \\ LibreOffice 4.provides **drastically better compatibility** with things like Microsoft Office ... so I also consider it a "must have" program for using Linux.</​note>​ +<​note>​GIMP 2.8 was the first version to offer "​Single Window Mode" ... which places all the parts of GIMP into a single window -- in the manner that many other Paint Programs are setup -- instead of having many windows open for the different parts of the GIMP program.\\ \\ LibreOffice 4.provides **drastically better compatibility** with things like Microsoft Office ... so I also consider it a "must have" program for using Linux.</​note>​ 
-  * Use the appropriate PPA's to update GIMP and LibreOffice to the current version. (GIMP 2.8 & LibreOffice 4.2)+  * Use the appropriate PPA's to update GIMP and LibreOffice to the current version. (GIMP 2.8 & LibreOffice 4.3)
   * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​otto-kesselgulasch/​gimp</​code>​   * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​otto-kesselgulasch/​gimp</​code>​
-  * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​libreoffice/​libreoffice-4-2</​code>​+  * <​code>​sudo add-apt-repository ppa:​libreoffice/​libreoffice-4-3</​code>​
  
-  * Now command Linux Mint to use the about the above changes to the Software Sources+  * Now command Linux Mint to use the above changes to the Software Sources
   * <​code>​sudo apt-get update</​code>​   * <​code>​sudo apt-get update</​code>​
  
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     * click ”Ok” to any additional changes pop-ups     * click ”Ok” to any additional changes pop-ups
     * click ”Replace” to any “Replace configuration file” pop-ups     * click ”Replace” to any “Replace configuration file” pop-ups
-  * Now set this to check for updates **only once per day**! +  ​* When the updates finish, the shield icon should have a Green Check, and Updates must be re-opened to run the below. 
-    * top of window menu >> Edit >> Preferences >> Auto-Refresh+  ​* Now set the Update Manager ​to check for updates **only once per day**! 
 +    * top of window menu >> ​"Edit" ​>> ​"Preferences" ​>> ​the "Auto-Refresh" tab
       * Change the time interval from 15 min. to 1 day       * Change the time interval from 15 min. to 1 day
 <note warning> <note warning>
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