Mint 17 XFCE on iMac, IT WORKS

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centex
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Re: Mint 17 XFCE on iMac, IT WORKS

Postby centex » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:45 pm

Found another way for ejecting media besides remapping the eject key on the aluminum Apple keyboard.

Step 1. Right clck on desktop and click on Create Launcher

Step 2. Name box: Eject

Command: eject

No icon: click on "no icon" Choose eject media icon.

Create: click on create tab

A eject icon will be placed on the desktop. Execute to ensure it works.

I move the "Eject" icon off the desktop to the panel. Once on panel I delete off desktop.

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Re: Mint 17 XFCE on iMac, IT WORKS

Postby centex » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:51 pm

Update: Eject - easier method.

Open "Create Launcher" with right button of mouse on desktop.

Name: Eject

Command: Eject

Icon: Media Eject icon (search for eject, I chose the dark media-eject icon)

Hit create tab.

Once the icon is on the desktop execute an eject.

I moved the icon to the panel and then deleted the icon on the desktop.

Much easier than mapping a key.

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Re: Mint 17 XFCE on iMac, IT WORKS

Postby centex » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:02 pm

Update:

To eject CD/DVD

Open "Create Launcher", with right button of mouse.
Name: Eject
Command: eject
Icon: media-eject I used the dark version
close by hitting create button.
Will see icon on dektop. Right button - execute. I then drag the icon and place on panel. Once on panel I delete from desktop.


SSD: I intalled the SSD. The time from turning on to login no difference. Seems like the EFI is not affect by the SSD like on a pc. The SSD when Mint is launched is much faster. Much faster than the 320 gig original hard drive.

Note: I have noticed that on the Apple aluminum wired keyboard, the built in USB ports are not working.

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Re: Mint 17 XFCE on iMac, IT WORKS

Postby Linus MacWinfrey » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:06 am

centex wrote:
Congrats to the Mint team for such a great distro. Really surprised how easy it was to have Mint run on my iMac.


+1 :mrgreen:
Mint 17.1 Rebecca with Cinnamon tastes nga!

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Re: Mint 17 XFCE on iMac, IT WORKS

Postby Linus MacWinfrey » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:39 am

I am so glad I came across your post, but sadly only did so after I had posted this http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=184157

iMac is one thing, MBP another? Or are there few differences?

In my case, I might even also get a used iMac and use a tablet when traveling to meetings. Your post just opened up that line of thought for me.
Mint 17.1 Rebecca with Cinnamon tastes nga!


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