Linux Mint 15 – Olivia

Linux Mint 15That has to have been the buggiest install I have ever had with Linux Mint. It is not necessarily due to Linux Mint 15. I am working under duress here because there are broadband and mobile upgrades going on all around me and there are also faults in the area. Some of it may also be because of the extreme heat we have been having. It is one of the reasons I wanted to convert my Toshiba Satellite A500 laptop solely to Linux. Windows runs hard and uses a lot of system resources. When it is exceedingly hot and humid on a regular basis then you need to take the strain off the hardware. I had a copy of Linux 15 and decided to install it…and the package manager had a MergeList problem. This meant I could not select software, I could not install software and I could not get updates. My installation was broken! There is some code you can put into Terminal to rectify the situation and it worked like a charm. You type one line at a time:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

It took over an hour on my gluey connection but my Linux 15 works perfectly now and I am currently installing Audacity. This would normally take a couple of minutes. Not today!!

Linux Mint 15 Phone

I was going to Bluetooth this

There are some nice touches to Olivia . Bottom left are settings and notifications which scroll up when you want them to. The system settings is very similar to my MacBook Pro and customising the display is much easier. The Blue tooth doesn’t want to discover my Samsung Galaxy Express but I don’t blame it. I didn’t want to know it when I first met it either. I obviously will have to go through formal introductions. Linux Mint 15 is running smoothly under a slow connection and is managing well. I shall have to come back and give it a proper write up when I have normal access. In the meantime, it is doing what I want – taking the strain off my nice laptop.

Thank you to the Ubuntu Forum for the code which helped.


One Response

  1. […] unfortunate or ill-advised that I’d decided to install it when I had internet treacle. That previous review couldn’t do it justice because I was dealing with internet issues and extreme heat […]


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