Kill the cow (removing the 'fortune cookie' feature in Linux Mint)

Okay, some people find the Linux Mint cow (and other assorted animals and their random words of pseudo-wisdom) to be amusing or enjoyable:

I am not one of those people.

The Linux Mint installation guide indicates you will be able to turn off that feature during the installation process but I was unable to find it when using the incredibly easy installer provided with Linux Mint 8. So, for all of you who dislike the cow, here's the simple fix:

1. Open up a terminal a type: gksu gedit /etc/bash.bashrc

2. If prompted, enter a root/admin password

3. Scroll down to the very bottom and type a "#" in front of /usr/bin/mint-fortune (this will comment out the line)

4. Save and close the document.

Congratulations, you have successfully exorcised the cow.


Post a Comment

Keep it clean and professional...