MintyFresh: My configuration script for Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE 6)

Last edited on 2024-05-03 Tagged under  #lmde   #debian   #linux   #bash   #programming 


I've setup a few installs of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) for family, friends, and myself. I really like it! Mint's Cinnamon desktop comes with sensible defaults, is easy to customize, and intuitive to use for new and old Linux users alike.

MintyFresh is a configuration script for the latest release of LMDE 6 aka "Faye". It is ideally run after the first boot into a fresh LMDE install.

Run -h for options.


  • Upgrade system
  • Install extra packages
  • Auto-remove obsolete kernels and dependencies
  • Setup zram for swap
  • Customize GRUB
  • Set no-password-required sudo for your username

How does it work?

Sync package repositories and install git:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install git


$ git clone

Change directory and run script with your username as the sole argument:

$ cd mintyfresh
$ sudo ./ <your_username>

Source: MintyFresh

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