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Mint 13 Xfce: After First Boot Configuration

Initial Hardware Check & Configure

The “quick check” that the Hard Drive is good does not work properly until the 1st boot … so check that now.

  • 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

Install the client to enable that If there is a squid-deb-proxy server on the local network, then that will get used to get the .deb files that are used to install and update the packages in Linux Mint.

  • sudo apt-get install squid-deb-proxy-client (Make certain “-client” at end!)

A DNS “issue” in any 12.04LTS Linux can sometimes cause an Internet connection that is connected, but not working properly. (Cannot find websites by the site name.) The “fix” for this problem is to run the following:

  • sudo dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf
    • answer “yes” to the 1st question, “no” to the 2nd question, then “ok” to reboot


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)


Language / Graphical / Display Configuration

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