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Cimorene ([personal profile] cimorene) wrote2012-03-28 01:32 pm
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working my way down the alphabet of OS reinstallation

It's lucky that I've streamlined the process of new-OS-installation-and-setup so much during the past year, since I started naming each install with consecutive letters of the alphabet. In fact, the year isn't up yet, but this install is Madame Xanadu, #24. I took out the old hard disk and the mysterious clicking stopped. (But there's less than 100 gigs of free space left on the terabyte media drive now... )

Also, if I just have two more computer failures/upgrades between now and Easter I'll have finished the whole alphabet.

This is my streamlined process, from the text file I keep at the top of my backups directory:

!!Ubuntu-based system setup
!!Updated 28.03.2012 for Oneiric-based Mint12 Lisa

# Enable graphics drivers & restart Maverick and before: Enable Compiz (Change Desktop Background> Desktop Effects)

# sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

# install mint-meta-codecs

# Install from Repos
sudo apt-get install conky-all devilspie gdevilspie dconf-tools gedit-plugins pyrenamer evolution empathy quodlibet samba synapse && sudo apt-get remove banshee (Devilspie necessary to duplicate embedded terminal in Gnome Shell; Evolution necessary to integrate Google calendar in Gnome Shell)

# Startup applications> + conky + gnome-terminal embedded + devilspie + synapse

# Copy backups .bin, .devilspie, .gimp-2.6, .mozilla, .thunderbird, .opera, .quodlibet, .conkyrc, .todo.cfg, .face, .fonts to ~

#turn ~/Docs, Music, Pics & Vids into virtual links to media drive

# Share media directories with samba manager

# Opera (non-Mint)
Software sources > Add
deb stable non-free
(uncheck the source code line)
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install opera

# Oneiric+: gnome shell extensions for 2. weather in top bar 3. removable drives indicator 4. gpaste clipboard manager 5. top bar system monitor

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-weather gnome-shell-extensions-drive-menu gnome-shell-extensions-gpaste sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-system-monitor

# Install turpial, caffeine, pgl

# Configure todo script

# Install gnome-shell theme

# Clock format: modify /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui. Then sudo gsettings set show-date true

# Set Gedit to autosave: edit>preferences>editor - autosave files every

# Install simple light dm manager (pre-Precise)
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:claudiocn/slm
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install simple-lightdm-manager
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[personal profile] brownbetty 2012-03-28 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
This is useful, as I have just installed Mint for the first time and have been slowly trying to solve all the "But why doesn't it ____?" annoyances.

Finally, date in the title bar!