Mint Xfce 32bit - Good Bye Edition

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To dignify the 32bit architecture era, I share with you all this custom build in which nothing is tied to the author of this customization.
PLEASE NOTE
The good or bad use of this system falls directly to the end user and not to who in good faith shared it.

This system is the mint xfce with the cinnamon desktop installed, being suitable for computers not very recent.

AFTER SYSTEM INSTALLATION the first startup is extremely slow, ONLY YOU NEED TO DO IS CHANGE DESKTOP BACKGROUND AND REBOOT.

MEGA SYNC IS NOT INSTALLED
YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS TRANSFER FROM MEGA SYNC OR CHROMIUM BROWSER.
ISO SIZE 2GB


THIS ONE IS PERFECT FOR EASY USE AND IT CAN BE RUN AS LIVE AS WELL

HOW TO USE IFTOP
sudo ifconfig TO SEE NETWORK ID DEVICE - copy id

sudo iftop -i id_device - TO LISTEN IN REAL TIME ALL BANDWITH
example
sudo iftop -i wlp2s0

OR
sudo iftop -i id_device -t > log.txt - TO MAKE A LOG RECORD
example
sudo iftop -i wlp2s0 -t > log.txt

FOR COMPLETELY SECURE MEASURE

some of these unwanted applications and services which you might not needed but they are installed by default during OS installation and unknowingly start eating your system resources.

Lets first know what kind of services are running on the system using the following commands.

[avishek@tecmint]# ps ax
Sample Output

PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND
2 ? S 0:00 [kthreadd]
3 ? S 0:00 _ [migration/0]
4 ? S 0:09 _ [ksoftirqd/0]
5 ? S 0:00 _ [migration/0]
6 ? S 0:24 _ [watchdog/0]
7 ? S 2:20 _ [events/0]
8 ? S 0:00 _ [cgroup]
9 ? S 0:00 _ [khelper]
10 ? S 0:00 _ [netns]
11 ? S 0:00 _ [async/mgr]
12 ? S 0:00 _ [pm]
13 ? S 0:16 _ [sync_supers]
14 ? S 0:15 _ [bdi-default]
15 ? S 0:00 _ [kintegrityd/0]
16 ? S 0:49 _ [kblockd/0]
17 ? S 0:00 _ [kacpid]
18 ? S 0:00 _ [kacpi_notify]
19 ? S 0:00 _ [kacpi_hotplug]
20 ? S 0:00 _ [ata_aux]
21 ? S 58:46 _ [ata_sff/0]
22 ? S 0:00 _ [ksuspend_usbd]
23 ? S 0:00 _ [khubd]
24 ? S 0:00 _ [kseriod]
.....
Now, let’s have a quick look at the processes accepting connection (ports) using the netstat command as shown below.

[avishek@tecmint]# netstat -lp
Sample Output

Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0 *:31138 *:* LISTEN 1485/rpc.statd
tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 1882/mysqld
tcp 0 0 *:sunrpc *:* LISTEN 1276/rpcbind
tcp 0 0 *:ndmp *:* LISTEN 2375/perl
tcp 0 0 *:webcache *:* LISTEN 2312/monitorix-http
tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN 2174/vsftpd
tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN 1623/sshd
tcp 0 0 localhost:ipp *:* LISTEN 1511/cupsd
tcp 0 0 localhost:smtp *:* LISTEN 2189/sendmail
tcp 0 0 *:cbt *:* LISTEN 2243/java
tcp 0 0 *:websm *:* LISTEN 2243/java
tcp 0 0 *:nrpe *:* LISTEN 1631/xinetd
tcp 0 0 *:xmltec-xmlmail *:* LISTEN 2243/java
tcp 0 0 *:xmpp-client *:* LISTEN 2243/java
tcp 0 0 *:hpvirtgrp *:* LISTEN 2243/java
tcp 0 0 *:5229 *:* LISTEN 2243/java
tcp 0 0 *:sunrpc *:* LISTEN 1276/rpcbind
tcp 0 0 *:http *:* LISTEN 6439/httpd
tcp 0 0 *:oracleas-https *:* LISTEN 2243/java
....
In the above output, you notice that some of the applications you may not needed on your server but they are still running as follows:

1. smbd and nmbd

smbd and nmbd are daemon of Samba Process. Do you really need to export smb share on windows or other machine. If not! why are these processes running? You can safely kill these processes and disable them from starting automatically when machine boots the next time.

2. Telnet

Do You need bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication over internet or local area network? If not! kill this process and turn-off it from starting at booting.

3. rlogin

Do you need to log in to another host over network. If not! Kill this process and disable it from starting automatically at boot.

4. rexec

The Remote Process Execution aka rexec lets you execute shell commands on a remote computer. If you don’t require to execute shell command on a remote machine, simply kill the process.

5. FTP

Do you need to transfer files from one host to another host over Internet? If not you can safely stop the service.

6. automount

Do you need to mount different file systems automatically to bring up network file system? If not! Why is this process running? Why are you letting this application to use you resource? Kill the process and disable it from starting automatically.

7. named

Do you need to run NameServer (DNS)? If not what on earth is compelling you to run this process and allow eating up your resources. Kill the running process first and then turn-off it from running it at boot.

8. lpd

lpd is the printer daemon which makes it possible to print to that server. If you don’t need to print from the server chances are your system resources are being eaten up.

9. Inetd

Are you running any inetd services? If you are running stand alone application like ssh which uses other stand alone application like Mysql, Apache, etc. then you don’t need inetd. better kill the process and disable it starting next time automatically.

10. portmap

Portmap which is an Open Network Computing Remote Procedure Call (ONC RPC) and usages daemon rpc.portmap and rpcbind. If these Processes are running, means you are running NFS server. If NFS server is running unnoticed means your system resources are being used up un-necessarily.

OTHER SOME TOOLS THAT YOU MIGHT DESIRE TO DELETE MANUALLY THROUGH CATFISH

paramiko
sftp
samba-common
cifs-utils

REMOVE SAMBA CLIENT
sudo apt-get remove --purge smbclient libsmbclient

HOW TO DISABLE SERVICE DAEMON at boot (only for debian Or ubuntu Or mint
INSTALL THIS TOOL sysv-rc-conf by sudo apt remove sysv-rc-conf OR PICKUP ON PKGS.org
by this order
libcurses-perl
libterm-readkey-perl
libcurses-ui-perl
sysv-rc-conf

TYPE on terminal sudo sysv-rc-conf
press space to disable the service at boot
X is enable , EMPTY is disable

YOU CAN APPLY DARK SEARCH BACKGROUND ON CINNAMON MENU
see the result on the preview gallery
add on cinnamon.css in /usr/share/themes/macOs-Sierra-dark the following after .menu-search-entry-icon
you can find easily pressing ctrl+f and typing search

#menu-search-entry {
padding: 10px 8px;
color: #ffffff;
font-size: 10pt;
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2);
caret-color: white;
caret-size: 1px;
width: 250px;
height: 15px;
}
save... and logout, login.


say good bye 32 bit and sayonara

SEE THE SCREENSHOTS ADDED RECENTLY to apply the best osx theme set for this distro

you can also put gtk buttons by left side on nautilus like screenshot doing this
gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface gtk-decoration-layout close,minimize,maximize:

PLEASE NOTE
I have pleasure just like you to enjoy a operating system free of bloatware and malware.
Linux mint is the most used linux operating system in the world and is the result of many hours of work and improvement.
If you feel satisfied about this system make a donation
https://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

My intention was to demonstrate a good visual configuration and make a farewell to the 32 bit architecture.

The only alteration made to the integrity of the system was:
- IPv6 disabled on /etc/gai.conf
- Root Login disabled on / etc / ssh
- Avahi disabled on / etc / default

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