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Linux Mint 13 plays a sound when you start the system as well as when you log into an account. Both of these sound can be changed – to do so, you must be logged in and know the root password.
- Open the main menu and go to Administration > Login Window.
- Go to the Accessibility tab:
You can now check or uncheck the listed sounds or choose new ones from your files – these must be in the .ogg format however! System sounds can be found in /usr/share/sounds/LinuxMint/stereo for example, or you can convert your own files.
Hibernation is disabled on Ubuntu 12.04 and Mint 13 by default – you can only access it with the command line. To have it as an option in the shutdown menu again, open a terminal and enter the following:
sudo gedit /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla
By that you create a new text file. Paste the following into it:
Save the file afterwards and reboot. Hibernation should now be an option in the shutdown menu again.
Version 13 of Linux Mint (Maya) uses the MDM login manager that requires you to enter the username of the user you want to log in to in addition to your password which might annoy a few people. Although it is possible to display a user list, the way of achieving this is quite circumstantial and involves editing an XML file which isn’t the user-friendliest way.
Instead, you can also install the same login screen Ubuntu uses, which is lightdm:
To install it, just open a terminal and enter following:
sudo apt-get install lightdm
After the installation, you will be asked which of the installed login managers you would like to use, the original one (mdm) or the new one you just installed (lightdm) – pick lightdm here by selecting it and hitting Enter:
The next time you have to log in, you’ll see your new login screen!
Don’t do this on prior releases of the operating systems. There are reports of severe crashes (for me, there were only dependency errors but you never know)!
Gimp version 2.8 is now available as sourcecode and via ppa. It comes with an often requested single-window mode and a few other features. If you have any earlier versions of Gimp installed, purge those first:
sudo apt-get purge gimp*
To install it, add the ppa to your sources, update the apt database and install it:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp
To enable single-window mode, open Gimp and select Windows > Single-Window Mode