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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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Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon – installation & configuration

Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (LMDE 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. LMDE 32-bit supports all x86 processors, non-PAE included).
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD drive or USB port

Download link

 

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  • Select your language

 

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  • Select your location

 

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  • Select keyboard layout

 

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  • Enter username and password

 

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  • Select the hard disk where you want to install Linux.

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  • You need to have a linux partition to install linux. I am using ext4 type partition.
  • As you can see below that /dev/sda3 is already a ext4 type partition and /dev/sda10 is a swap type partition.
  • To install linux in dev/sda3 double click on it .

 

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  • Select Mount point ” / ‘
  • Select format as “ext4”

 

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  • Select the ext4 partition. Click “forward” to install.

 

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  • If you do not have a partition in which Linux will be installed, then click “Edit partitions”.
  • gParted window will open as shown below.
  • Delete an existing partition

 

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  • /dev/sda3 installed. now i get 28.87 GiB unallocated space.

 

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  • I also delete /dev/sda10 partition just to demonstrate.

 

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  • Right click on unallocated space and select new.

 

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  • Select as shown below. click “Add”

 

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  • Select another unallocated space.
  • Right click and select “new”

 

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  • Select as shown below.
  • click “Add”

 

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  • Click “Apply All Operations” .

 

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  • Click “Apply”

 

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  • ext4 and swap type partition created.
  • Close “GParted”

 

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  • Click “refresh”

 

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  • Select ext4 type partition and double click.

 

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  • Select as shown below.

 

 

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  • Select ext4 type partition and click “forward”

 

 

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  • wait  few minutes for installation to complete.
  • restart.

 

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  • Start “update manager”

 

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  • Click “Install Updates”

 

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  • When asked click “Forward”

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  • Linux mint settings

 

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  • power management settings.

 

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  • install software from software manager.

 

 

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  • system monitor

 

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Linux Mint 17 Qiana – CINNAMON Installation & configuration

 Linux Mint 17 Qiana – CINNAMON desktop

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:

 DOWNLOAD LINK

32-bit, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=171
64-bit, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=172

 

 

Download the image file write it in DVD or use “Rufus” software to create a live USB Pendrive.

 

INSTALLATION

  • Double Click “Install linux Mint”

 

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  • Partition layout

 

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  • Select the language

 

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  • Click Yes

 

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  • Select “Something else”
  • Click “Continue”

 

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  • You need to have “ext4” and “swap” partition to install Linux.
  • To delete an existing partition, select the partition and click “-” sign
  • here swap partition /dev/sda11 will be deleted

 

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  • /dev/sda11 deleted and we get free space of size 5433MB
  • I will also be deleting /dev/sda5 partition. To do so click “-‘ sign

 

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  • /dev/sda5 deleted. Now we have free space of size 35434 MB.
  • Now out of this free space we need to create a linux partition and a swap partition. To do so click “+” sign.

 

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  • I will be creating “ext4” type partition with size 31000 MB.  Select mount point “/”.
  • Click “OK”

 

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  • /dev/sda3 partition created of type “ext4“.
  • Now I need to create swap partition. To do so select “free space” and click “+“.

 

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  • Select use as “swap area“. Click “OK“.

 

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  • /dev/sda10 of type “swap‘ has been created.
  • Select /dev/sda3 with type “ext4” and click “Install Now

 

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  • Select location

 

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  • Select keyboard layout.

 

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  • Enter user name and password.
  • click “continue

 

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  • Wait for few minutes for installation to complete

 

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  • After installation is complete click “restart now

 

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  • Eject the installation media (DVD or USB pendrive)
  • After reboot you will this Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon desktop

 

 

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  • Click on Shield icon as shown below.

 

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  • Connect to internet
  • Click “refresh”
  • After refreshing is done, click “Install update”

 

 

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  • During update if asked as shown below click “Replace

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  • Connect to wireless or wired network.

 

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  • Change background of desktop

 

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  • partition layout in hard disk.
  • Linux mint is installed in partition 3 which is primary partition . Swap partition is in partition 10 which is extended partition.

 

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  • In display setting you can set monitor resolution.

 

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  • In panel settings you may change the size of panel icon & texts.

 

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  • panel size increased.

 

 

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  • You may change the panel layout. You need to restart for the change to happen.

 

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  • System monitor showing Cpu, RAM and network usage.

 

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  • System settings shows all the settings that can be done in linux mint cinnamon.

 

 

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