Linux Mint 15 to Linux Mint 16 Petra

  1. First step: using instructions from this tutorial. During installation, you have to say “yes” a lot of times, so it’s not possible to just run it and go do something else, which is a bother.
  2. After rebooting, I found out that the touchpad taps are no longer working as mouse clicks. Googled around and found this. But my check mark was on, and besides my settings window looked different (perhaps cinnamon haven’t been updated completely?), so I googled some more and found this.

    As it is adviced in the second article, I used dbconf-editor. Had to install it first, but apt so charmingly takes you every step of the way, my grandmother could do it.

    marina@marina-home ~ $ dconf-editor
    The program 'dconf-editor' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    marina@marina-home ~ $ sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    marina@marina-home ~ $ dconf-editor

    Then I found the touchpad section in dbconf-editor window and checked the settings I wanted.

  3. Other things to do after you install Linux Mint 16 (optional) – an article here.

About Maryna Cherniavska

I have productively spent 10+ years in IT industry, designing, developing, building and deploying desktop and web applications, designing database structures and otherwise proving that females have a place among software developers. And this is a good place.
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