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What did you change after your latest fresh install?

Post by Forthright » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:01 pm

[EDIT] Sorry, there is already a very similar active thread (different wording escaped my pre-post googling) found here . Thanks guys for pointing it out.[/EDIT]

Regardless of your flavour of mint:

What did you change after your latest fresh install?

This could be a good place to learn from each other and possibly even discover good candidates for future defaults :P

Off the top of my head, here's mine:

1. Update
2. Disable Fortunes
3. Install NVidia drivers
4. Install Guake
5. Replace Firefox with Chromium
6. Disable password on login and sudo. (Single user desktop if you're wondering)
7. Activate Compiz and install extras
8. Add shortcuts to corners through compiz: (Gnome-do on top left, Expo on right)
9. Cosmetics (wallpapers for compiz, keep icons and theme though)

And much more I'm sure I've forgotten...

So what do you do?
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Re: What did you change after your latest fresh install?

Post by asymmetros » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:16 pm

Remove applications i do not need/want
Install applications that i prefer/need (like lyx, opera, medit, exaile, guayadeque, tuxcmd, desktopnova, bum, geeqie, octave, r-base, gnumeric, orage and a few more)
Setting the panel
General settings (selecting a windows' theme, windows' behavior, power manager, notifications, wallpaper, startup applications, preferred applications, addressing a dozen of keyboard shortcuts, keyboard layout, etc..)
Liquorix (side by side with stock kernel)
Nvidia drivers
Sid Mint Xfce -32, Openbox, KDE, Enlightenment, Liquorix Kernel
HP Compaq Presario cq71, Intel Core 2 Duo T4400 @ 2.2 GHz, 3 GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Geforce G 103M

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Re: What did you change after your latest fresh install?

Post by hemimaniac » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:38 pm

moved here
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Re: What did you change after your latest fresh install?

Post by mads » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:40 pm

There is a similar thread in the forums. There are some good advices there as well.
I send the link in case you want to take a look: How do you setup Mint?

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Re: What did you change after your latest fresh install?

Post by linuxviolin » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:03 am

After a fresh install of Mint, two of the first things I do (did) are: purge Mono and all apps that depend on it and set up the desktop like the default GNOME 2 setup, i.e. two panels, default GNOME menu.... :roll:
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Re: What did you change after your latest fresh install?

Post by Marforius » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:46 am

Something like this. Not quite exact.

Purge openoffice / gwibber / everything else ill never use
Install VLC/Audacitous(?)
Spend ~10 minutes searching for s/pdif rcconf for 5.1 sound compared to 2 channel
Uninstall cowsay/fortune, fix script warning in terminal launch script, customize terminal
run dist-upgrade
restart & remove old kernel
install bleachbit
update with latest official firefox-team ppa / customize / remove linux mint customizations ("advanced" search addon returns useless results compared to google's main search)
install wine
install deluge
install anjuta & mess with makefiles, make a huge mess of my svn and get bored
clean everything up
break everything in the process
fix small things
ready to go
* forgot, fixing a slight bug in firefox to enable middle mouse click scrolling
I could probably do it all in a few minutes, mint's version of KDE was pretty awesome when I tried it out but a little too resource expensive and I like various things about nautilus so im back to gnome. Windows customization takes so much longer on first install; having to play with the registry for lower latency, chipset drivers, installing software in an obscure way compared to using aptitude. Bleh.

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