A look at the MATE desktop in Linux Mint 13. I am showing how to remove and restore icons on the desktop and changing themes and icons. This desktop is laid out just like the Gnome 2.32.2 desktop was in Ubuntu 8.10. I like this desktop far more than the Unity or Gnome Shell desktops.

I have installed a fresh copy of Linux Mint 13 in Virtualbox to experiment with and I needed to install the guest additions to enable full desktop resolutions and many other features. I downloaded the guest additions ISO from here: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.0/ and then added it to Virtualbox as a CDROM device. Once in Linux Mint …

Nice Cinnamon themes for Linux Mint 13 Maya. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=147807 Eleganse-Elementary dark themes for Cinnamon. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Mictlan+gnome+shell+%26+cinnamon+theme+?content=149542. Mictlan Gnome Shell and Cinnamon theme. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GoldieBluez?content=150586. GoldieBluez Gnome & Cinnamon theme. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GoldieBluez?content=150586. AnTaRtIkA Gnome Shell and Cinnamon theme. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Hacktivist+-+Cinnamon+Theme?content=148598. Hacktivist Cinnamon theme. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Elementary+Style+-+Gnome-Shell%2BCinnamon?content=145727. Elementary styled Gnome Shell and Cinnamon theme. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Smooth+Purple+-+Cinnamon+Theme?content=148725. Smooth Purple Cinnamon theme.

The me-tv software for Linux Mint 13 Maya was not working for me, but I found out that if you download this tarball: https://launchpad.net/debian/+archive/primary/+files/me-tv_1.3.7.orig.tar.gz and install it by running the commands below. ./autogen.sh make make install./autogen.sh make make install Then the software will work. The new version 2.00 release is broken, the client-server model does …

The new GNU Grub 2.00 has just been released with all new features and here is how to install it. Firstly, download the tarball from this mailing list post. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2012-06/msg00093.html. After unpacking the tarball, cd into the folder and type: ./configure –prefix=/usr./configure –prefix=/usr to run the configure script. You will need to install extra libraries …

https://linuxtyper.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/what-window-manager-should-i-use-part-5-icewm-and-conclusion/. There is an interesting discussion in five parts that is discussing what window manager is the best for your Linux desktop. I am using KDE 4.8.3 with the Metacity window manager. I got sick of using Compiz and I prefer the Metacity window manager instead. KDE 4.8.3 on Linux Mint 13 Maya is very …

The installation of a vanilla kernel on Linux Mint 13 is very simple. Once you have downloaded the kernel tarball from kernel.org you will have to unpack the tarball: tar jxvf linux-3.4-rc2.tar.bz2tar jxvf linux-3.4-rc2.tar.bz2 Then enter the directory thus created and run make mrproper to make sure the kernel source tree is clean. C:\HOME\FLYNN\DOCUMENTS> cd …