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XFCE Desktop Installation Guide for Linux Mint 14

XFCE Desktop Installation Guide for Linux Mint 14 &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:56:06 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

XFCE is lightweight Desktop Environment for Unix-like Operating System. it’s meant for low resources system. In Linux Mint 13, there was Xfce Desktop in addition to ‘Mate‘ and ‘Cinnamon ‘ and the same is not available in Linux Mint 14. This short guide shows you how to install Xfce Desktop environment in Linux Mint 14.

Those who are looking for Linux Mint 14 installation guide with MATE Desktop, please check out the following article.

  1. Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) Installation Guide with MATE Edition

Installation of XFCE Desktop in Linux Mint 14

1. Open Synaptic Package Manager (Menu >> Administration >> Synaptic Package Manager).

Synaptic Package ManagerSynaptic Package Manager

Open Synaptic Package Manager

2. Type your password.

Synaptic Package ManagerSynaptic Package Manager Password

Enter Password for Synaptic Package Manager

3. Search xfce4 and Mark for Installation in the Menu.

Synaptic Package ManagerSearch for xfce

Select xfce4 for Installation

4. Accept dependencies and click apply the changes.

Synaptic Package Managerxfce dependency packages

Select XFCE Dependency Packages

5. Required packages are being downloaded.

Synaptic Package Managerxfce packages downloading

Downloading XFCE Packages

6. Installing packages.

Synaptic Package Managerxfce package installation

Installing Packages

7. Changes applied click on close.

Synaptic Package Managerxfce changes applied

Successfully Applied XFCE Changes

8. Logout from current desktop.

Synaptic Package ManagerLinux Mint 14 Login Screen

Linux Mint 14 Login Screen

9. Linux Mint Login Screen.

Synaptic Package ManagerSelect xfce Session

Choose XFCE Session

10. Click on Session and choose XFCE Session and Login with user credential.

Synaptic Package ManagerSet xfce default desktop

Make XFCE Default Desktop

11. Later on you will be asked if you want Xfce for current session or make it default Desktop.

Synaptic Package ManagerSet XFCE Default Desktop

Make XFCE Default Desktop

12. Here is how Xfce Desktop looks like.

Synaptic Package ManagerXFCE Desktop Screen

XFCE Desktop Screen

How to Remove XFCE from Linux Mint 14

If in case you didn’t like xfce desktop and want to remove it completely, then use the following command.

$ sudo apt-get autoremove xubuntu-desktop

Simple Steps to Upgrade Linux Mint 13 (Maya) to Linux Mint 14 (Nadia)

Simple Steps to Upgrade Linux Mint 13 (Maya) to Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:55:37 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

This article shows you simple steps to upgrade from Linux Mint 13 (Maya) to Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with apt-get method using it’s own package repositories. Please note before heading up for up-gradation process is not recommended as this may stop responding your system. Linux Mint Team recommends to upgrade version with Live-CD or fresh installation. Kindly take backup before following below steps. However, we have successfully upgraded from our Linux Mint 13 to 14 and it’s working fine without any issues.

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Upgrading Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14

Those who are looking for a fresh instillation of Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with Live CD/DVD may visit.

  1. Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) Installation Guide with Screenshots

You may also like to visit Step by Step installation guide of Linux Mint 13 (Maya) at.

  1. Linux Mint 13 (Maya) Installation Guide with Screenshots

Warning :: Take your important data backup before proceeding.

Please visit a link to follow recommended way of upgrading steps at: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2

Upgrading Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14

1. Right click on desktop area and click Open in Terminal Or you may open through Menu >> Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal.

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Open Terminal in Linux Mint 13

2. Open file with nano editor and from command prompt type command as ‘sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list’. Take backup of file before doing any changes to this file. Replace ‘maya‘ with ‘nadia‘ and ‘precise‘ with ‘quantal‘. Below screen prints shows you before changes and after changes.

Before doing any changes in file
Update Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14Open sources.list file

Edit sources.list file in Linux Mint 13

After doing changes in file
Update Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14Make Changes to sources.list file

After making changes in file

3. After making changes to file, run the ‘sudo apt-get update‘ command to Update the system package database.

Update Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14run sudo apt-get update

Update Linux Mint 13 Package Database

4. Next, do the distribution package update with command ‘sudo apt-get dist-upgrade‘ and afterwards run ‘sudo apt-get upgrade‘ command to verify all packages are up-to-date.

Update Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Distribution Package Update

5. Run ‘sudo reboot‘ command to reboot after packages up-gradation. You’ll see Linux Mint 14 welcome screen. Select your desktop of your choice. Don’t select Run Xclient script, this will give you blank screen after login.

Update Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14sudo reboot

Reboot Linux Mint 13

6. You may verify version from terminal by running ‘sudo cat /etc/issue‘.

Update Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 14sudo cat /etc/issue

Verify Linux Mint 14

7. Linux Mint 14 Desktop screen.

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Welcome Linux Mint 14 Desktop Screen

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” Released – A Detailed Review and Download Links

Linux Mint 15 &-8220;Olivia&-8221; Released &-8211; A Detailed Review and Download Links &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:49:37 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Linux Mint 15 has been Released with the code name Olivia. Tried a quick hand on this and still exploring…

History

Linux Mint a Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu and is supposed to be one of the easiest and user-friendly distribution available today. Linux Mint comes with certain proprietary software’s which gives user a out-of-box experience without having to build and install such packages. Linux Mint introduced its 15th release named “Olivia“.

Olivia was released on May 29, 2013 and will be supported until January 2014, actually Linux Mint is released nearly within a month from the release of Ubuntu.

What’s New

MATE 1.6 is and Cinnamon 1.8, which are the desktop environment of Mint is nicely improved and contains thousands of new features some of which we will be going through.

Mate 1.6

Improved MATE 1.6 desktop Environment

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Mate 1.6 Desktop

Cinnamon 1.6

Thousands of new features added in Cinnamon 1.8

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Cinnamon 1.8 Desktop

Software Sources

Software Sources also called as Mint Sources (only implemented in Olivia and was not in previous release). This tool perform a quick speed test and switch to faster mirror in a single click.

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Software Sources

Driver Manager

A Mint Driver Manager (Feature of Olivia) lets you manage your drivers in a nice and effective yet simple manner. Independent application and contains Name and Logo for Famous Products Viz., NVidia Graphics Driver.

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Driver Manager

MDM

Mint Display Manager (MDM) has greatly improved on custom and advanced login greeter (GTK, GDM-Highly Customisable, Thousands of themes to be applied, HTML-Supports HTML5 and CSS can be animated). MDM Improvement is enough to Seduce you.

Mate 1.6 DesktopLinux Mint MDM

MDM Display

Nemo File Manager

Nemo File Manager is improved to provide better Desktop integration.

Mate 1.6 DesktopNemo File Manager

Nemo File Manager

Desklets

You can add several Desklets to your desktop similarly you add application in doc bar. Olivia comes packed with three Desklets – Launcher, Clock and Photoframe.

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Linux Mint Desklets

Screensaver

A completely new, featured set of its own screen-saver.

Mate 1.6 DesktopLinux Mint Screensaver

Linux Mint Screensaver

Set Own Message

Define Your Own Message before screen Lock, to acknowledge other, who might be searching for you.

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Set Own Message

Control Centre

You now don’t need to look back at gnome Control Centre but now are provided with Mint Control Centre for Better integration.

Mate 1.6 DesktopLinux Mint Control Center

Control Center

Spices Management

In Olivia Applets, Desklets, Themes, Extensions can directly be installed from Desktop and User need not to switch to Cinnamon website frequently.

Mate 1.6 DesktopDownload Applets. Themes, desklets

Download Applets. Themes, desklets

Smart Notification.

Notifications are smarter and it’s now possible to add which monitor is used to display them.

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Notifications

Desktop Background

Linux Mint added a collection of beautiful sets of Desktop background photographs from 12 different artists.

Mate 1.6 DesktopLinux Mint Background Wallpapers

Background Wallpapers

Other Features

  1. Fallback Mode and Render Detection improves the overall system performance.
  2. Applet/Desklet developer, don’t need to use settings anymore. settings API – will perform all this automatically.
  3. Windows can be maximised Horizontally as well as Vertically.
  4. Close windows using middle-mouse-click.
  5. Compositing is available.
  6. Support for MPRIS2 to control Media-Player.
  7. Customised, category based search.
  8. Easy installation with graphical booting.

Since Olivia is inspired by olive, as the name suggests. Olive green is the dominating colour, default and gives a sneaky, glass look to Olivia.

It is always said a single Ounce of practical is more productive than tons of theory. Why Don’t you Download it in Virtual Machine or boot using pen drive and if it gets successful in seducing you, Installing it into your master drive is not way behind.

Download Linux Mint 15

  1. X86 Olivia Download (Cinnamon): http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=131
  2. X86_64 Olivia Download (Cinnamon): http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=132
  3. X86 Olivia Download (Mate): http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=133
  4. X86_64 Olivia Download (Mate): http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=134

Use torrent to Download the ISO Image from Mint server which reduce load on server and lets you pause your download thus lesser chance of corrupted or invalid download. Before writing the ISO Image to disk it is always advised to check the integrity of download using md5sum hash.

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Linux Mint 15 Codename (Olivia) Installation Guide with Screenshots

Linux Mint 15 Codename (Olivia) Installation Guide with Screenshots &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:49:28 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Linux Mint 15 Codename ‘Olivia’ released on 29 May 2013 which is based on Ubuntu 13.04. It’s available in two editions ‘MATE’ and ‘Cinnamon’. Linux mint is a Ubuntu based distribution and is compatible with Ubuntu Software repositories. Linux Mint name of the releases are in alphabetical order. Linux Mint first release in 2006 named was “Ada” second was “Barbara” and so on. Olivia is pronounced ‘oh-LIV-ee-ah’. It is of Latin origin and the meaning of Olivia is “olive tree”. The olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity. Keeping that beauty and dignity of Linux Mint in mind, let’s start installation process with ease.

Linux Mint 15 Features

  1. New tool MintSources aka Software Sources developed from scratch to manage software’s.
  2. MintDrivers (Driver Manager) is available.
  3. MDM with 3 greeters: GTK Greeter , Themeable GDM Greeter and HTML Greeter.
  4. Cinnamon 1.8 with Nemo file manager.
  5. Cinnamon features with own screensaver. You can lockdown system with message on screen.
  6. Mate 1.6
  7. Kernel version 3.8.x which supports for UEFI Secure Boot.
  8. Supports for Upstream components.

For a list of complete features reviews and download links of Linux Mint 15, can be found at Linux Mint 15 Review and Download Links

Installation of Linux Mint 15 with Screenshots

1. Boot Computer with Linux Mint 15 Installation medio or ISO.

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Boot Linux Mint 15 Installation Media

2. Welcome screen, click on ‘Start Linux Mint’.

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Start Linux Mint 15

3. It’ll take you directly to Live Environment Desktop from where you will find out and test the Linux Mint. To install  on Hard Drive, click on ‘Install Linux Mint’ from desktop CD icon.

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Install Linux Mint 15 to Hard Drive

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

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Linux Mint 15 Language Selection

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

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Preparing to install Linux Mint 15

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’.

Boot Linux Mint 15 Installation MediaSelect Linux Mint 15 Installation Type

Select Linux Mint 15 Installation Type

7. Regional Settings, click on ‘Continue’.

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Regional Settings

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

Boot Linux Mint 15 Installation MediaLinux Mint 15 Keyboard Selection

Keyboard Selection

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

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User Creation

10. Linux Mint is being installed, Files are getting copied and installed on system. Relax and sit back… Have a sip of coffee as this may take several minutes depending on system and internet speed.

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Installation Process

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

Boot Linux Mint 15 Installation MediaLinux Mint 15 Installation Completed

Installation Completed

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

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Login Screen

13. Linux Mint Software Sources screen.

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Software Sources

14. Linux Mint Software Manager screen.

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Software Manager

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

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Linux Mint 15 Desktop Screen

Reference Links

Linux Mint Homepage

Upgrade Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) to Linux Mint 15 (Olivia)

Upgrade Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) to Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:49:20 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

This post guide you simple steps to upgrade from Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) to Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) with APT-GET command. Kindly take data backup before following below steps. However, we have tested in our box and it’s working without any hiccups. We take no responsibility for any kind of problem may occur resulting from the use of this document.

Those who are looking for a fresh installation of Linux Mint 15 (Olivia), then visit below link for a fresh installation guide with screenshots.

  1. Linux Mint 15 Installation Guide

Linux Mint 14 Upgradation

1. Right click on desktop area and click ‘Open in Terminal‘ Or you may open through Menu >> Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal.

Open file in editor (Here I am using NANO editor) and from command prompt type command as.

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Replace all ‘nadia‘ with ‘olivia‘ and ‘quantal‘ with ‘raring‘ to get required repositories. Below screen print shows you Before and After the changes.

Cautions: Please take ‘sources.list‘ file backup before doing any changes.

Before
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Before sources.list Preview

After
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After sources.list Preview

Update package database and distribution with below command from terminal.

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Note: We urge to keep old configuration files to preserve as it may asked by APT Manager during packages upgradation process. You will be asked questions in between, read carefully and type ‘Yes‘ or ‘No‘. This may takes several minutes depending on system configuration and internet speed.

Reboot the system once packages are updated successfully. That’s it.

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Linux Mint 15 Preview