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kb:linux:mint13xfceafter1stboot [2014/07/17 18:59]
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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. 
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 +===== 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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