Category: Linux

Settings To Do After Installing Linux Mint 17 Qiana CINNAMON

After installing linux mint 17 MATE edition there are some good settings that can be done . I am merely suggesting you to do these settings.

Your computer needs to be connected to Internet. Better you have a fast Internet.

Enter password whenever asked during the whole process.

 

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  • Start “update manager”
  • installing updates is important

 

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  • Enter account password when asked

 

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  • After installing updates you will get more updates.
  • Install it.

 

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  • Again “Select all” and install more updates

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  • When asked for additional changes, click “OK

 

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  • Start “System settings”

 

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  • All the settings that can be done in cinnamon

 

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  • In “background” settings you can set up wallpapers

 

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  • Windows effects setting

 

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  • Themes settings.
  • install and apply new themes

 

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  • Controls settings is for windows titlebar theme settings

 

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  • Desktop settings lets you choose which icons will be shown in desktop

 

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  • Panel settings

 

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  • File Manager

 

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  • File manager settings

 

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  • VLC Player settings
  • Tick “Allow only one instance”

 

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  • Tick “Always on top”

 

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  • Un-tick “Resize windows to native video size”

 

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  • start “Software manager”.
  • here you can install more softwares

 

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  • Search a software to install.

 

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  • Click “Install” to install the software

 

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  • Install the fonts ttf-mscorefonts

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  •  Now Fonts settings can be done to use Arial fonts

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Deluge is a full-featured, multi-platform, multi-interface BitTorrent client using libtorrent-rasterbar in its back end and featuring multiple user-interfaces: GTK+, web and console.

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.

GPRename is a complete batch renamer for files and directorys. GPRename easily can replace, remove, insert, delete and number consecutively files and directorys.
OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source, non-linear video editor. It can create and edit videos and movies using many popular video, audio, and image formats. Create videos for YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, iPod, Xbox, and many more common formats!

gufw is an easy and intuitive way to manage your Linux firewall. It supports common tasks such as allowing or blocking pre-configured, common p2p, or individual port(s), and many others!

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Furius ISO Mount is a simple application for mounting ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NG image files even without burning them to disk.

GNOME Nettool is a network information tool which provides user interfaces for
some of the most common command line network tools i

MediaInfo-gui is a utility used for retrieving technical information and other
metadata about audio or video files.

uGet  is a download manager. uGet is a very Powerful & Lightweight download manager application with a large inventory of features. uGet is an Open Source download manager application for GNU/Linux developed with GTK+.

You also need to install flashgot downloader manager addon in firefox .

Now when you download files from firefox, you get this message . Select “Flashgot” then “uGet” . Now the file will be downloaded by uGet download manager.

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Installation through terminal

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Simple screen recorder

Write following commands in terminal to install

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

I-Nex is free system info tool which is used to gather information on the main system components (devices) such as CPU, motherboard, memory, video memory, sound, USB devices and so on.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install i-nex

CPU-G is useful utility to show hardware information. It detects hardware and display details about everything, it shows information about CPU(Processor), RAM(Active/Inactive, Free, Used and cached), Motherboard and Chipset, Bios Details, Graphic card details, and details of installed Linux.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cpug-devs/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install cpu-g
Variety is more of a fully featured application than just a simple AppIndicator, but I’ll add it here anyway since I’m sure many of you will love it.

 

Variety is a wallpaper changer. Variety automatically downloads and changes your wallpaper on a given interval. Using Variety , you’ll get cool, fresh wallpapers each day. Or each hour. Or… well, it’s up to you when the wallpaper changes.

To install Variety in Linux Mint 17 Qiana, use the following commands:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install variety

 

  • If you have installed gufw firewall then you can do firewall settings
  •  Click “+” sign to add new rule

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  • If you have installed “deluge” torrent down-loader the you should add an firewall rule to allow all incoming and outgoing connections.

 

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  •  By default only port from 6881 to 6891 is allowed

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  •  You should increase port range from 3000 to 65000

 

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  •  Firewall settings done to allow all ip address to accept incoming and establish outgoing connection with port range 3000-65000.

 

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Settings To Do After Installing Linux Mint 17 Qiana XFCE

After installing linux mint 17 XFCE edition there are some good settings that can be done .

Your computer needs to be connected to Internet. Better you have a fast Internet.

 

Enter password whenever asked during the whole process.

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

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  • When asked for password, enter the account password

 

 

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  • You will get more updates.
  • So click “install updates” to install the update

 

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  • While installing updates you may get this message asking for additional changes.
  • click “OK”

 

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  • VLC Player settings
  • Turn on “Allow only one instance”

 

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  •  Select “All” in show settings.
  • Un-check “resize interface to native video size”

 

 

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  •  Select “sinc fuction (best quality)” in Sample rate convertor type

 

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  • File manager

 

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  • Add shortcut icons in desktop

 

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  • Below you can see “Software manager” and “Synaptic package manager” .
  • Both of them can be used to install softwares

 

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  • Start “software manager”
  • Untick “Search while typing”

 

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  • Search a software .
  • I searched “Clementine” audio player

 

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  • Click “Install” to install the software

 

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  • Similarly you can install others softwares.

Deluge is a full-featured, multi-platform, multi-interface BitTorrent client using libtorrent-rasterbar in its back end and featuring multiple user-interfaces: GTK+, web and console.

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.

GPRename is a complete batch renamer for files and directorys. GPRename easily can replace, remove, insert, delete and number consecutively files and directorys.
OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source, non-linear video editor. It can create and edit videos and movies using many popular video, audio, and image formats. Create videos for YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, iPod, Xbox, and many more common formats!

gufw is an easy and intuitive way to manage your Linux firewall. It supports common tasks such as allowing or blocking pre-configured, common p2p, or individual port(s), and many others!

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Furius ISO Mount is a simple application for mounting ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NG image files even without burning them to disk.

uGet  is a download manager. uGet is a very Powerful & Lightweight download manager application with a large inventory of features. uGet is an Open Source download manager application for GNU/Linux developed with GTK+.

You also need to install flashgot downloader manager addon in firefox .

GNOME Nettool is a network information tool which provides user interfaces for
some of the most common command line network tools i

MediaInfo-gui is a utility used for retrieving technical information and other
metadata about audio or video files.

Installation through terminal

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Simple screen recorder

Write following commands in terminal to install

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

I-Nex is free system info tool which is used to gather information on the main system components (devices) such as CPU, motherboard, memory, video memory, sound, USB devices and so on.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install i-nex

CPU-G is useful utility to show hardware information. It detects hardware and display details about everything, it shows information about CPU(Processor), RAM(Active/Inactive, Free, Used and cached), Motherboard and Chipset, Bios Details, Graphic card details, and details of installed Linux.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cpug-devs/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install cpu-g

 THEMES for XFCE

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install ambiance-radiance-xfce-lxde
  • sudo apt-get install zen-suite
  • sudo apt-get install flattastic-suite
  • sudo apt-get install vimix-flat-themes

 

  • Under settings menu, there are all the settings for linux mint xfce

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  • Power manager settings

 

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  • Removable drive and media settings

 

 

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  • Right click menu in desktop

 

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  • Desktop settings.
  • You may select a folder from which wallpaper will be used.
  • You can select to “Change the background” to keep changing wallpaper after certain amount of time.

 

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  • Desktop icon size can be changed.
  • You can select which icons will be shown in desktop

 

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  • Some icons removed.
  • Icon size reduced.
  • wallpaper changed

 

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  • Panel preferences can be used to change the way panel looks.

 

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  • You may want to increase the “row size”

 

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  • Panel row size increased

 

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  • Appearance settings.
  • You can change the theme of windows and icons.

 

 

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  • Black theme applied

 

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  • Mouse and touchpad settings

 

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  • Desktop notification settings.

 

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  • Windows manager settings.
  • You can change the windows titlebar theme here.

 

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  • Keyboard shortcut settings

 

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  • New theme applied on file manager.

 

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Linux Mint 17 Qiana Xfce Edition – Installation & configuration

Linux Mint 17 Qiana Xfce Edition

 

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.

 

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).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 10 GB of disk space
  • 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 XFCE live, this desktop will be shown.
  • Double click on “Install Linux mint”

 

 

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  • Select language

 

 

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  • Connect to internet if possible

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  • If asked to unmount partition then click “yes”

 

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  • Select “something else”

 

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  • Here you can formatting, resize, deletion or creation of partitions. So be careful .
  • Here can proceed in two ways.
  • One is that you already have a partition which has enough space to install linux. That would be partition with size more than 15 GB . In this case you can just select the partition where you want to install linux mint and click “change” .
  • Second is that you do not have partition for installing linux. So you need to delete an existing partition to get free space to install linux. To do so select a partition which you want to delete and click minus ” – ” .
  • In my case i will delete the partition /dev/sda3 . I selected that partition and clicked ” – “

 

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  • /dev/sda3 deleted.
  • Now i have about 31000 MB free space.
  • I will also delete the /dev/sda10 partition of size about 4432 MB.
  • Select the partition /dev/sda10 and click ” – “

 

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  • /dev/sda10 deleted .
  • Now I have total free space of size 35434 MB
  • To create a new partition select free space and  click ” + “

 

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  • Set size as required . Here i set ” 31000 MB”
  • Select partition type “Primary” if possible.
  • Select “Ext4 journaling file system”
  • Select Mount point “/”.
  • Click “OK”

 

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  • /dev/sda3 partition created where linux mint will be installed
  • To create swap partition select free space and click ” + “

 

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  • Set size . 4 GB size should be enough.
  • Select “Use as” “swap area”.
  • Click “OK”

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  • /dev/sda10 partition created which will act as swap area .
  • Now select /dev/sda3 where linux mint will be installed.
  • Click “Install Now”

 

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  • Select your location.

 

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  • Select keyboard layout

 

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  •  Input Username and password

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  •  Wait for few minutes for installation to complete

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  •  restart when installation is complete

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  • After restart click on icon as shown below to start “Update manager”
  • Connect to internet
  • Click “Install updates”

 

 

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  • When asked for password enter the account password.

 

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  • You will get more updates.
  • Again click “Install updates”

 

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  • When asked to install additional changes, click “OK”

 

 

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Settings To Do After Installing Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE

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

 

  • Just after installation you need to update linux mint

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  • Connect to internet .
  • Start “Update Manager”
  • Click “refresh”
  • click “Install updates”

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  • When asked for password enter the account password

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  • During update installation you may be asked this question.
  • click “replace”

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  • even if you have installed updates once you may get more updates.
  • Again click “install updates”

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  • system monitor

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  • Start “system settings” where you can do all the settings

 

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  • “application appearance” settings.

 

  • Change the color used in applications. You can see below a black colored theme .

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  • change the icon theme.

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  •  Now i have orange colored icon theme.

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  • Add some icons in desktop.

 

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  • here you can set the size of desktop icons.

 

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  • desktop icon size reduced.

 

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  • In fonts you can change the font type and size.

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  • File association settings.

 

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  • Desktop effects

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  • Windows decoration settings.

 

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  • Select a new windows theme and click “Apply”

 

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  • Cursor theme

 

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  • Change “desktop theme”

 

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  • Firewall settings.
  • Enable the “Firewall status”

 

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  • Proxy settings
  • you can setup various types of proxy which will be used to connect the internet

 

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  • display settings.
  • Set the no. of minutes after which Screen Locker will start

 

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  • keyboard settings

 

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  • mouse settings

 

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  • power settings.
  • Do settings as required

 

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  • Removable settings
  • You may want to set to automatically mount a partition

 

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  • Terminal, VLC player and Dolhin file explorer.

 

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  • Software manager where you can install software packages.

 

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  • in fonts you may install font package “ttf-mscirefonts-installer”

 

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  • click “Install”

 

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  • You may install these softwares

Clementine is a multiplatform music player. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.

Deluge is a full-featured, multi-platform, multi-interface BitTorrent client using libtorrent-rasterbar in its back end and featuring multiple user-interfaces: GTK+, web and console.

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.

GPRename is a complete batch renamer for files and directorys. GPRename easily can replace, remove, insert, delete and number consecutively files and directorys.
OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source, non-linear video editor. It can create and edit videos and movies using many popular video, audio, and image formats. Create videos for YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, iPod, Xbox, and many more common formats!

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Furius ISO Mount is a simple application for mounting ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NG image files even without burning them to disk.

GNOME Nettool is a network information tool which provides user interfaces for
some of the most common command line network tools i

MediaInfo-gui is a utility used for retrieving technical information and other
metadata about audio or video files.

 

uGet  is a download manager. uGet is a very Powerful & Lightweight download manager application with a large inventory of features. uGet is an Open Source download manager application for GNU/Linux developed with GTK+.

You also need to install flashgot downloader manager addon in firefox .

Now when you download files from firefox, you get this message . Select “Flashgot” then “uGet” . Now the file will be downloaded by uGet download manager.

 Application installation through command terminal

Start the terminal and use following commands to install

Simple screen recorder

Write following commands in terminal to install

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder

I-Nex is free system info tool which is used to gather information on the main system components (devices) such as CPU, motherboard, memory, video memory, sound, USB devices and so on.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:i-nex-development-team/stable
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install i-nex

CPU-G is useful utility to show hardware information. It detects hardware and display details about everything, it shows information about CPU(Processor), RAM(Active/Inactive, Free, Used and cached), Motherboard and Chipset, Bios Details, Graphic card details, and details of installed Linux.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cpug-devs/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install cpu-g
Variety is more of a fully featured application than just a simple AppIndicator, but I’ll add it here anyway since I’m sure many of you will love it.

 

Variety is a wallpaper changer. Variety automatically downloads and changes your wallpaper on a given interval. Using Variety , you’ll get cool, fresh wallpapers each day. Or each hour. Or… well, it’s up to you when the wallpaper changes.

To install Variety in Linux Mint 17 Qiana, use the following commands:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install variety

 INSTALL THEMES

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install kawoken-icon-theme

 

 

LINUX MINT 17 KDE CONFIG WALLPAPER – Dolphin_001