The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) - Page 2
3 Update The System
Now it's time to check for updates and install them. This is done using the Update Manager. Start it from Menu > Administration > Update Manager:
Type in your password to gain authorization:
The Update Manager tells you which updates are available (you can click on the Refresh button to refresh the list). Click on Install Updates to install them:
When the update is complete, click on Close (if a new kernel was amongst the updates, a system restart is required to make the changes effective).
The system is now up-to-date.
4 Flash Player And Java
Flash Player and Java should already be installed on the system.
To check this, open Firefox and type about:plugins in the address bar. Firefox will then list all installed plugins, and it should list the Flash Player (version 11.2 r202) plugins among them:
5 Inventory Of What We Have So Far
Now let's browse all menus to see which of our needed applications are already installed:
You should find the following situation ([x] marks an application that is already installed, whereas [ ] is an application that is missing):
Sound & Video:
So some applications are already on the system. NTFS read-/write support is enabled by default on Mint 14.
6 Install Additional Software
To install additional applications, open the Synaptic Package Manager (Menu > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager):
Type in your password:
In Synaptic Package Manager we can install additional software. You can use the Quick filter field to find packages. To select a package for installation, click on the checkbox in front of it and select Mark for Installation from the menu that comes up:
If a package has a dependency that needs to be satisfied, a window will pop up. Accept the dependencies by clicking on Mark:
The following packages need to be installed if you want the applications of the above primary choice (* is a wildcard; e.g. openjdk-6* means all packages that start with openjdk-6):
These are the packages for all the other possible alternative applications (you don't need to install them if you are happy with the above selection):
After you've selected the desired packages, click on the Apply button.
Confirm your selection by again clicking on Apply:
The packages are now being downloaded from the repositories and installed. This can take a few minutes, so please be patient:
You might have to answer a few questions. Accept the licenses and proceed:
After all packages have been installed, click on Close: