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Mint 13 Xfce: After First Boot Configuration
Previous Documents: (what this will replace – once this is fully written)
Initial Hardware Check & Configure
The “quick check” that the Hard Drive is good only works properly after the 1st boot
The Mouse/Touchpad also needs to be configured to work in a more reasonable manner.
Internet Services Configuration
enable using a squid-deb-proxy server – if there is one on the local network
sudo apt-get install squid-deb-proxy-client # Make certain "-client" at end!
“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.
Install the DNS
/ WiFi Internet fix
sudo dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf
Software Sources & Updates
Settings » Software Sources » Other Software
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
load any Additional Drivers for hardware (ONLY if they are really needed)
Language / Graphical / Display Configuration