Linux Mint Post Installation Issues

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After installing Linux Mint with the KDE desktop I did a couple things after install to tweak the OS to my liking.

  1. To Get Desktop Icons To Have White Text:

    • Go to /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/ and add the following text to the file named gtk.css:
    .nemo-desktop.nemo-canvas-item {
    color: #FFFFFF;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px @desktop_item_text_shadow;
    .nemo-desktop.nemo-canvas-item:selected {
    background-color: alpha(#D64A38, 0.9);
    background-image: none;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    text-shadow: none;
    • You can replace Adwaita with whatever theme you’re using and the color codes to whichever colors you choose (#FFFFFF is for white, which is perfect for me)
  2. To Install Cinnamon Along Side KDE:

    • First, get familiar with these 3 packages:
      • kWIN – desktop manager – wobbly windows/ ect.
      • Compiz – Desktop manager
      • Fusion – For multiple desktop environments, you can switch between them.
  3. I ran apt-get install cinnamon. This will install Cinnamon.

  4. After I installed Cinnamon on top of KDE and rebooted, I lost a lot of changes that I had made on the Cinnamon DE (desktop environment) and it would only let me login to my KDE DE.

    • To Fix:
    • In the KDE DE, I went to Configure Desktop – MDM (login Window section) – and changed the sections that checked the “Limit Session Output” and “Filter the session output”.