Friday, August 22, 2014

Tuesday 19-08-2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Monday 18-08-2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

43K and counting!

And another thousand up...
As predicted, without Rhythmboxes plugin for the whole thing slowed down to a crawl...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LM17 XFCE: Post-install First Steps

  • Wi-Fi setup
My router at home doesn't use DHCP, therefore these are the steps to make it work.

Settings > Network Connections

Add > Wi-Fi > Create

Add all the info for the network connection.

  • Login Window theme
I hate the new Linux Mint login window, therefore...

System > Login Window

I like a GDM one called "Linux Mint" (doh!)...
It is really important that you make sure to de-select, under the Options tab, "Automatically select the last logged in user".

  • Remove stuff
Delete the programs I don't use...


  • Refresh available updates, and then install them.

  • Reboot the lappie.

  • Install all the updates available thru apt-get dist-upgrade.

  • Reboot once again.

  • Set an even locale throughout the desktop...

Settings > Languages > Apply System-Wide

  • Panel customization
Settings > Panel > Item tab > + Add New Items and select "Workspace Switcher".

And now is where the real customization begins...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

LM17 XFCE: Screensaver & Locking

The current settings for the screensaver and screen locking.
They seem to be working fine, except for the screen locking which works kinda funny... It takes quite a while to actually lock the screen up.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Run For Your Life!

Summer is here, and it is only August...
May God have mercy on our souls...

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Saturday, August 16, 2014


Replaced the HDD (a plain vanilla one) that has LM17 MATE and replaced it with an old SSD 128 GBm and this time went with LM17 XFCE.
Things seem to be going pretty well with the XFCE release of LM17, and specially since getting the Emacs key bindings is a piece of cake, besides, XFCE flies on the old lappie.

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