So far so good, LMD (Linux Mint Debian) is turning out to be clean and simple, or maybe it is cause am not doing much work as I was on Windows8, but waiting for the regular classes to start, then will need the Windows software I have been using.
Got a MATLAB related task to do, skipping it cause of no MATLAB, but will install octave and use it instead for future work, or MATLAB if I ever get around to install Windows as dual boot or virtual.
I had to use Arduino, AVRDUDE but both gave permission errors, so for the time being, used sudo but should fix it for proper use. As I had to copy some Arduino library files, I needed to find out where Arduino was installed and still I am not clear on how Linux stores files, so used commands locate and whereis, both are search related commands, whereis is I think specifically for searching where a command binary actually is and locate is for commands/folders and files everything (I think). Also, at first I just tried locate Arduino and it gave such a long list that the terminal window didn’t show it all, so used | less to paginate the output (not sure what less is actually, man defines it as opposite of more .. :) very helpful).
- whereis some_file_name
- locate avrdude
- add | less at end of whereis command if result is too long, whereis some_file_name | less
Update: Arduino is working now, maybe just needed restarting… though GUI glitches still there (selected items in sub-menus have invisible text) – AVRDUDE to test later.