Prio to Linux Mint 17.0 I used to run my laptop with the lid shut and used just the HDMI monitor connected to it when I was in the office. When I upgraded to Linux Mint 17.0 closing the lid caused both the laptop monitor and HDMI monitor to go off.
After finally getting annoyed with the laptop monitor changing in the peripheral of my vision I decided to fix it.
After a little googling I found http://forum.siduction.org/index.php?topic=4531.0
I restarted and logged in and now I can shut the laptop lid without the HDMI monitor going off.
I love Xfce and have been using it for years..
Finally 4.12 has been released but the ubuntu/mint ppa still only has 4.10 and I wanted all the new shiny things.
To upgrade 4.10 to 4.12 on mint/ubuntu simply run the following :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you dont use Xfce yet, why not?! Simply run this :
sudo apt-get install xfce4
Warning: There is an issue with QT apps not using a the GTK+ theme.
sudo apt-get install qt4-qtconfig sudo qtconfig-qt4
And select the “Appearance” tab, set the “GUI Style” to “GTK+”, then select File > Save.
Warning : If I ran qtconfig-qt4 as my user (not sudo) the gtk+ theme would not stick.
This is the way I upgraded my latop from Mint 17.0 to Mint 17.1.
Edit file :
# Add new Mint 17.1 deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca main upstream import deb http://extra.linuxmint.com rebecca main # Comment out 17.0 packages #deb http://packages.linuxmint.com qiana main upstream import #deb http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana main
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
# reboot and pray reboot
# check if anything needs to be cleaned up - maybe old kernels sudo apt-get autoremove