Linux Mint 17 Qiana – KDE Installation & configuration

Linux Mint 17  “qiana” KDE

Linux mint is very good for beginners. It is easy to install and use.

KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment.

KDE is all about themes and looks. You can have desktop widgets.

I like the themes and so many settings that can be dome in KDE version.

Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

 

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 2GB RAM
  • 10 GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768
  • DVD drive or USB port

 

DOWNLOAD LINK

 

After download you need to burn the ISO image in DVD or you can make bootable USB pendrive using Rufus.

 

  • After you have booted from Linux mint 17 KDE live, this KDE desktop will be shown.
  • Double click on “Install Linux mint”

 

  • Double click “Install Linux Mint”

LINUX MINT 17 KDE INSTALLATION 1

  • Choose the language

 

LINUX MINT 17 KDE INSTALLATION 2

  • Connect to internet if possible

 

LINUX MINT 17 KDE INSTALLATION 3

  • Select manual

 

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  • Here you can do formatting, resize, delete or creation of a partition.
  • You may delete some existing partitions and then create a linux partitions where linux mint will be installed.
  • Here i am just formatting an existing partition.
  • Select the partition in which you want to install linux and click “change’

LINUX MINT 17 KDE INSTALLATION 5

 

  • Select the linux partition type  in “Use as : ” . I prefer “Ext4 journaling file system
  • Tick “format the partition
  • Select mount point ” /

LINUX MINT 17 KDE INSTALLATION 6

  • Similarly you can set a swap partition if you want. You can see below /dev/sda10 is a swap partition.
  • Click “install now”

LINUX MINT 17 KDE INSTALLATION 7

  • Select the time zone

 

LINUX MINT 17 KDE INSTALLATION 8

  • Select keyboard layout

 

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  • Enter user name and password

 

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  • Wait for few minutes for installation to complete

 

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  • Click “restart” when installation is complete.

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  • After reboot you get this KDE desktop

LINUX MINT 17 KDE CONFIG  1

 

  • Connect to internet.
  • Start “Update manager”
  • Click “refresh”
  • Click “install updates” to install updates

LINUX MINT 17 KDE CONFIG  2

 

  • When asked to enter password, input the account password.

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  • During first time update you may be asked this .
  • click “replace”

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  • System monitor

LINUX MINT 17 KDE CONFIG  5

 

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  • various settings

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