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  Install Linux Mint 17: 20 things to do
  Add Date : 2018-11-21      
  Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 has been released, named Qiana. Mint is one of the best releases Linux, it is located in the desktop user, focused on usability and simplicity. It carries different styles of desktop environments, such as Mate and Cinnamon, and based on different distributions, such as Ubuntu or Debian.

In this article, we are using version 17 of Linux Mint cinnamon.

Iso download for your system correctly, burn to dvd, or it can be made into a usb startup disk to start. Installed, it is time to use some basic applications and optimization tools to optimize system performance and experience, the system allows you to passion it!

1. Update the system

The first thing is the most important, is to make time to keep your system up to date. Quickly run the following command in the terminal bar.

$ Sudo apt-get update
$ Sudo apt-get upgrade
Alternatively, you can also use the Update Manager (mintUpdate) to do the job, you can find it in the menu (Menu)> Management (Administration) in.

2. Retrieve old wallpaper

Each release of Linux Mint comes with a beautiful new wallpaper. However, you can also install a previous version of the wallpaper.

$ Sudo apt-get install mint-backgrounds- *
3. Install some more browser

Linux Mint 17 is installed by default firefox, you can also get more browsers, such as Chronium and Google Chrome.

Chronium browser can get in the warehouse.

$ Sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
As for Google Chrome, visit google.com/chrome download deb package, install and use gdebi.

# 64
$ Wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
$ Sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
# 32
$ Wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
$ Sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
4. Install Flash Player

Default Mint install adobe flash plug-in package (adobe-flashplugin), so you can play free flash games in Firefox, you can also enjoy the web version of the video.

Google Chrome now uses flash player based on the Pepper API, but is also built into the plug-in Chrome, so you do not need to do anything extra for it up.

However, for Chronium, based flash player is not to be included Pepper come (because it is not a free components), so you need to manually install.

Install the following packages to install as Chronium pepper flash player. It will automatically download from the Google Chrome browser pepper flash player and added to Chronium in.

$ Sudo apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree
The above command should help you to install the flash player inside the Chronium. In case the download fails, you can use the following command to re-install.

$ Sudo dpkg-reconfigure pepperflashplugin-nonfree
5. Install multimedia codecs

Limited additional package can help you install most basic decoding lets you play like this mp3 format. It will also help you to install Microsoft fonts.

$ Sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
To enable encryption dvd playback, please install the following package.

$ Sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
$ Sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
6. Install the proprietary driver

If you have a Nvidia graphics card or ati or broadcom wireless card, install the manufacturer's proprietary drivers, these drivers will bring you the best hardware performance.

To install the Nvidia driver, you can refer to the previous article: How to install the latest Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint

7. Install Dropbox

Linux mint warehouse has provided a dropbox client packages, so you do not find all over the world.

$ Sudo apt-get install dropbox python-gpgme
If you still prefer to download from the official website, the wall can reach https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx, please follow the instructions to download the deb package for Ubuntu. (LCTT Annotation: This entry walls user or neglect it.)

Copy is another cloud storage solution, it also has a local Linux client. Details can be found copy.com, it also has ppa warehouse.

8. Skype

Skype can be found in Ubuntu canonical cooperation warehouse.

$ Sudo apt-get install skype
9. Install rar and other archive tools

To Nemo in this file manager rar archives created via the context menu, install rar tool. Install rar, but also several other packages can be installed to add support for other archive formats.

$ Sudo apt-get install unace p7zip-rar sharutils rar arj lunzip lzip
10. Install the Clipboard Manager

Clipboard Manager allows you to maintain and access projects through history like Ctr + C to copy this operation, there are many clipboard manager under gnome, like diodon, clipit, glipper, parcellite.

Diodon cinnamon on the desktop seems to have some problems, scroll bar will appear in the history list growth. Clipit Gipper and work very well, you can also install

$ Sudo apt-get install glipper
Or #
$ Sudo apt-get install clipit
Then you can start them from the application menu, they should start every time you log on.
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