Mint Fixer

I wrote a little script to help me quickly set up a new Mint 12 install the way I like it and to fix a couple random annoying issues. Enjoy:

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# Test for UID=0
if [ “$(echo $UID)” != “0” ]
echo “You must be superuser to run this program. Try ‘sudo ./'”

# Add packages you need
echo “install some good packages to have handy.”
apt-get -y install sshfs smbfs irssi vpnc screen vlc mencoder vim moc openssh-server subversion git twinkle curl php5-cli mutt clusterssh html2text autofs vncviewer &> /dev/null

# Turn off guest login
echo “Turning off guest login.”
grep -q “allow-guest=false” /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf || echo “allow-guest=false” >> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

# Fix dual monitors
echo “Fixing dual monitor mode so that both monitors reflect changing virtual desktops.”
gconftool-2 –set /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/workspaces_only_on_primary –type bool false

# Fix broken login chime
echo “Fixing broken login chime.”
for user in $(ls /home)
mv /home/$user/.config/autostart/libcanberra-login-sound.desktop /home/$user/.config/autostart/libcanberra-login-sound.desktop.orig
echo -e “[Desktop Entry]\nType=Application\nName=GNOME Login Sound\nComment=Plays a sound whenever you log in\nExec=/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play -f /usr/share/sounds/linuxmint-login.wav\nOnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;\nAutostartCondition=GSettings org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds\nX-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=Application\nX-GNOME-Provides=login-sound” >> /home/$user/.config/autostart/libcanberra-login-sound.desktop

# Set the login page wallpaper
echo “Setting the login background to /usr/share/backgrounds/mint.jpg. Copy any background you wish to be the login wallpaper to that file.”
sed -i -e ‘s/^background.*/background=\/usr\/share\/backgrounds\/mint.jpg/g’ /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf

echo “All done. Enjoy!”

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