LinuxMint is a refreshing new take on Ubuntu, for those of you who are getting tired of the “same old thing ” but aren’t quite ready to venture away from a Debian based distro. It has a crisp UI, with a slightly more familiar menu for those of you coming straight from Windows. However, it has some quirks and requires a bit of fine tuning.
The first thing that had to go was the annoying “fortune” message that would display every time you launched a terminal. I have no idea why such a thing would be included in Mint as I can’t see very many people wanting it. Thankfully, removing it is quite simple.
If you just want to disable it, run the following command:
sudo pico /etc/bash.bashrc
And scroll all the way to the bottom, you’ll want to disable or completely remove the line that says:
If, like me, you’re running Mint on a Netbook and need to free up as much resource as possible, you can completely remove it from your system by running the following command:
sudo apt-get remove fortune
Just be sure to complete the above step as well or you will get the error bash: /usr/bin/mint-fortune: No such file or directory every time you open your terminal.