Last edited on 2023-03-07 Tagged under  #mint   #lmde   #linux   #python   #programming 


I've setup a few Linux Mint installs for family, friends, and myself. I really like it! Especially the Cinnamon desktop release. Sensible defaults, easy to customize, and intuitive to use for new and old Linux users alike.

MintyFresh is my setup script for the latest release of Linux Mint 21.1 "Vera" or Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 5 "Elsie". It is ideally run after the first boot into a fresh Mint install.

Run -h for options.


  • Upgrade system
  • Install extra console and desktop packages
  • Optional: Install from a list of packages (More: Generate a list of installed deb packages)
  • Auto-remove obsolete kernels and dependencies (Linux Mint only)
  • Use zram for swap
  • Customize GRUB

How does it work?

  1. sudo apt update; sudo apt install git
  2. git clone
  3. cd mintyfresh
  4. sudo ./ <your_username>

Source: MintyFresh

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