Specific applications
What version am I running?
Specific applications
This page gathers information concerning Linux Mint. Specificities of Linux Mint.

Specific applications

  • NetworkManager: /usr/bin/mate-network-admin
  • Calculator: mate-calc
  • Eye of Gnome is Eye of Mate: eom
  • Nautilus: caja --no-desktop --browser
  • Terminal: mate-terminal
  • Screensaver: mate-screensaver-preferences
  • Appearance: mate-appearance-properties


Mint does not use GDM, but MDM. To install,
sudo apt-get install mdm mint-mdm-themes dmdc-mdm-html5-themes
To set up, run
sudo mdmsetup
To test a given theme, there is an emulator:
and the themes are located in /usr/shared/mdm/html-themes. To get the tree of processes, use pstree:
     │           └─fvwm2─┬─FvwmAnimate
     │                   ├─FvwmButtons
     │                   ├─FvwmEvent
     │                   ├─FvwmPager
     │                   ├─gpg-agent
     │                   ├─mate-screensave───3*[{mate-screensave}]
     │                   ├─ssh-agent
     │                   ├─stalonetray
     │                   ├─xeyes
     │                   └─xterm───bash
Mate is launched as the X session manager: in /etc/alternatives:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     21 oct.  11 16:01 x-session-manager -> /usr/bin/mate-session
If MDM is lost (e.g after a bad upgrade), try checking these:
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

What version am I running?

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description:    Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Release:        17.1
Codename:       rebecca
To know what this corresponds to for Ubuntu:
lsb_release -a -u
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Release:        14.04
Codename:       trusty