Thanks to the lovely wife, I recently got a Raspberry Pi 400. I’ve got Retropie on one microSD card and the official Raspberry Pi OS on another, but I wanted a “full fat” OS. My preferred Linux distro for lower powered systems is Xubuntu, but there is no pre-built image available, so you need to start with Ubuntu server (64bit) which is available in the Raspberry Pi imager.
Multiple volume applets in Linux Mint Cinnamon
Update: this is no longer necessary in Mint 20.02
I like having my volume control in the bottom right corner of the screen so I can quickly and easily throw the mouse to the corner and scroll for volume control. I also like using multiple screens, each with their own panel. Unfortunately, Cinnamon only allows one instance of the volume control applet.
In the past I’ve used the “Volume control 150%” applet for my second screen, but this runs into a problem with Firefox whereby the volume suddenly jumps to 100%.
To run multiple Cinnamon volume controls:
sudo cp -r /email@example.com /firstname.lastname@example.org
sudo nano /email@example.com/metadata.json
Change the UUID from firstname.lastname@example.org to sound2.cinnamon.org and change the name to Sound2
You can now add the “Sound2” applet to the your other Cinnamon panel. Or the same one. Add more. Go nuts.
Updated modified Arc-Darker theme
I previously wrote a post on modifying the Arc-Darker theme to make XFCE’s Whisker menu a little nicer.
I may be a little late on this, but I’ve just noticed the new “icon view” in whisker menu. I’ve updated the file to add the correct background colour for this.