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.

To Get Desktop Icons To Have White Text:

  1. 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)

To Install Cinnamon Along Side KDE:

  1. 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.

  2. I ran “apt-get install cinnamon”. This will install Cinnamon.


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”.