Showing posts with label Linux Mint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linux Mint. Show all posts

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Upgrade to Linux Mint 18

I've upgraded one of my computers to Linux Mint 18 from 17 using the steps on this page:

First i've upgraded to version 17.3 by using the menu on update manager. Than i've started upgrade process to version 18 by using the steps on previous url which took me a long time to complete (possibly bacause of internet connection problems).

I'd like to write some of the changes i see during my usage.

First of all i've noticed that PHP version has been updated to PHP 7 which was something i wanted and that was actually the main reason to upgrade Mint for me. However i'll need to make some changes to my framework to make it compatible for PHP 7.

Another change i've found is about scrolling behaviour which has been reversed in direction. When i scroll down the page content goes up as opposite to the classical behaviour of scroll on pages. But i have changed this to the normal direction by disabling the setting "Natural scrolling" on touchpad settings of control panel.

I've also discovered that there has been a change with text fonts on google chrome which may be caused by default font definitions of Linux Mint on the new version. I can also feel that the terminal font seems to have changed.

On desktop i can't actually notice a change except that texts of icons on desktop have changed color to black so that i cant see them on my previous solid black background. Text color changes to white when i set theme but this happened again the next session so i have changed the background. Let me remind that as in every new version of Linux Mint there are many more desktop images you can select from for your desktop.

You can also realize that some apps have been renamed in Linux Mint. For example Pluma has been replaced by Xed.

I'll continue updating this post as i experience new changes or problems i may have so that users who have the same problems may found it useful.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Network indicator icon missing, no connection

If at some point you realize that when you turn on your Linux device you don't see the network indicator icon on the task bar this may probably be because of network manager service has not started yet. I've had this problem when i used external wireless usb adapter on my computer.

To solve this problem and get internet working on you device you can simply run the following command on terminal:
sudo service network-manager restart
After running this command you should see the network icon (probably as offline icon at first) on the task bar. If you have an active connection it should connect automatically. Otherwise you can click the icon and see the connection options as a list. If you have an active connection added before it should normally connect automatically unless you have cancelled automatic connection on connection settings.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Linux mint disable touch screen

If you use a linux distro like Linux Mint and a device with touch screen support and you don't want to use it any more for any reason, you can disable touch screen by making a modification on your system. To disable touch screen for Linux Mint (and possible for some other Linux systems) open terminal and enter this command:
sudo pluma /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
pluma is the name of editor in Linux Mint so if your system uses another one or you prefer another editor replace its name (ie. nano)

Find the section in file related to touch screen and comment it like this:
#Section "InputClass"
#        Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
#        MatchIsTouchscreen "on"
#        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
#        Driver "evdev"
Save the file and exit editor after commenting the related section. Restart your computer and after now you should be running your device with touch screen disabled.