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Linux Mint 15 XFCE Desktop Edition Step by Step Installation Guide

Linux Mint 15 XFCE Desktop Edition Step by Step Installation Guide &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:47:26 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Linux Mint 15 Codename ‘Olivia’ Xfce Edition is released with the exciting features stated below. Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment aiming to be fast instead of low system resources. In this edition, Xfce 4.10 desktop, all the improvement with latest packages are included. In this post we’ll see step by step installation and Update of packages post installation.

New Features of Linux Mint 15 Xfce Edition

  1. Xfce 4.10
  2. Whisker Menu
  3. MDM
  4. Software Sources
  5. Driver Manager
  6. Software Manager
  7. System Improvements
  8. Supports for Upstream components
  9. Artwork Improvements

Please go through the Release Notes to know important info or known issues before installation of this edition.

Those who are looking for a MATE Desktop installation, they can follow the Linux Mint 15 MATE Installation Guide.

Direct Download of Linux Mint 15 Xfce Edition

Please use following links to download XFCE Desktop .ISO format for 32-bit & 64-bit.

  1. Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” – Xfce (32-bit) – (946 MB)
  2. Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” – Xfce (64-bit) – (950 MB)

Installation of Linux Mint 15 Xfce Edition

1. Boot Computer with Live media or ISO.

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Boot Linux Mint Xfce ISO

2. Booting with installation media.

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Booting Xfce Desktop

3. It will directly boot into the live environment from where we can either test Linux Mint 15 or install it on Hard Drive. To install double click on ‘Install Linux Mint’:

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Linux Mint Live Xfce Desktop

4. Welcome, Select Language and click on ‘Continue’.

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Xfce Select Language

5. Preparing to install Linux Mint, click on ‘Continue’.

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Preparing Xfce Installation

6. Installation type, choose ‘Something Else’ if you want to customize partition by your own. Two options ‘Encrypt the new Linux Mint installation for security’ and ‘Use LVM with the new Linux Mint installation’ included in Linux Mint Version 15.

Choose appropriate options and click on ‘Install Now’. It’s recommended to use ‘Erase disk and install Linux Mint’ would be a good choice for new entrants in Linux. Here, we have chosen ‘Something else’.

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Xfce Installation Type

7. Installation type, click on ‘New partition table’ for manually partition filesystems.

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Xfce New Partition Table

8. Installation type, click on ‘Continue’ to create empty partition table.

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Create New Partition

9. Installation type, Create partition, selecting ‘Size‘, ‘Type for the new partition‘, ‘Location for the new partition‘, ‘Mount point‘, etc. and click on ‘Ok’.

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Create Partition Table

10. Installation type, selecting ‘Mount point‘ click ‘Ok’ once selected the correct mount point.

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Select Mount Point

11. Installation type, Summary of partitions. Here, we have created ‘/boot‘, ‘swap‘, and ‘/‘ partitions. It’s recommended to give 200MB for ‘/boot‘ partition.

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Partition Summary

12. Regional Settings, click on ‘Continue’.

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Select Regional Settings

13. Choose Keyboard layout, click on ‘Continue’.

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Choose Keyboard Layout

14. Type user details like name, desired username and password to login post installation, click on ‘Continue’.

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Create User Information

15. Linux Mint 15 Xfce Edition is getting installed, Files are getting copied & installing on system. Relax and sit back…!!! Have a sip of coffee as this may take several minutes depending your system configuration and internet speed.

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Installing Linux Mint 15 Xfce

16. Linux Mint 15 Xfce Edition installation completed. Eject boot media and reboot system, click on ‘Restart now’.

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Xfce Installation Completed

17. A brand new HTML greeter, login with username and password created during installation, click on ‘Ok’.

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Xfce Greeter Login Screen

18. Linux Mint 15 Xfce Edition base system is ready. This is end of the installation.

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Xfce Desktop Screen

18. Linux Mint 15 Xfce Edition Desktop.

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Xfce Menu

19. Post installation it’s recommended to check for updates and install it using Update Manager. Start it from Menu >> System >> Update Manager from Desktop.

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Xfce Post Installation

20. Provide password for Update Manager.

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Enter Password for Update Manager

21. The Update Manager checks for updates. Click on Install Updates to install them.

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Checking Updates

22. The Update Manager downloading and installing packages.

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Update Manager Downloading Packages

23. Reboot your system to make the changes effective.

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Xfce Logout Screen

24. System is up to date.

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Xfce System Updated

Reference Link

Linux Mint Homepage

Install Linux Deepin 12.12 Desktop Manager on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Install Linux Deepin 12.12 Desktop Manager on Ubuntu and Linux Mint &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:46:17 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Linux Deepin is an Ubuntu based Chinese (Also available in English) Linux distribution that bundled with its own elegant and easy to use Desktop Environment and with other integrated beautiful unique applications, which polishes overall look and feel of Linux Deepin. It is available as standalone distribution so you can download and install it on your systems.

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Linux Deepin Desktop

If you don’t interested in removing or formatting your current installation of Ubuntu or Mint to install Linux Deepin from scratch. Here is guide that shows you how to install only Linux Deepin Desktop Manager to achieve some look and feel of Deepin Desktop.

Installing Linux Deepin Desktop Manager

Open a terminal by doing “Ctr+Alt+T” and add the Deepin repository to your system by executing the following commands.

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.linuxdeepin.com/deepin raring main non-free universe" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb-src http://packages.linuxdeepin.com/deepin raring main non-free universe" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

Download and Import Public GPG key to authenticate packages come from Deepin repository. To do so, execute the following commands.

$ wget http://packages.linuxdeepin.com/deepin/project/deepin-keyring.gpg
$ gpg --import deepin-keyring.gpg
$ sudo gpg --export --armor 209088E7 | sudo apt-key add -

Next, Update the system local repository packages index.

$ sudo apt-get update

Finally, install the Linux Deepin desktop environment.

$ sudo apt-get install dde-meta-core

The install process might take long time, depending on your Internet and System speed. It download bunch of files to your system, so please be patient while the Linux Deepin Desktop manager installed by the package manager.

Additionally, you can also install some other add-ons such as Deepin Software Center, Music Player and Settings Panel. To do so, run the following command.

$ sudo apt-get install python-deepin-gsettings deepin-music-player deepin-software-center

Once the installation process completes, you may restart or logout from the current session and select the new Deepin Desktop Environment from the login screen.

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Login Selection

Linux Deepin Desktop

Login Screen – LightDM Greeter
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Login Greeter

Application Launcher
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Application Launcher

Software Center
`Linux Deepin DesktopSoftware Center

Software Center

System Settings
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System Settings

Please aware, installing Linux Deepin Environment will not give you a full Deepin experience. Applications such as Nautilus will remain same, but still this is the recommended way to gain the some experience of Deepin without installing it from the scratch.

If you’re looking to install fresh Deepin Desktop from the scratch in your system, you can download English ISO images for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems by following below links.

Download Linux Deepin 12.12
  1. deepin_12.12.1_en_final_i386.iso1.1 GB
  2. deepin_12.12.1_en_final_amd64.iso1.2 GB