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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby Boo on Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:38 am

French worked... interesting.

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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby exploder on Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:12 am

bernado, I am very sorry for your frustration. We tested using the French language and it worked for the final release. I did not foresee something like this happening. I figured if one language worked the others would as well. Because of this problem I will test with at least two languages from this point on.
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby Fragadelic on Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:15 am

Congrats on the release!
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby foggytown on Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:51 am

A hearty congratulations to all involved. This is a beautiful release. I installed it yesterday when I got home from work and have not had any problems.
Usually with KDE I spend a while tweaking it to my wants, but with this release I did nothing more than change the desktop background. A testament to the polish applied by you folks.
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby mince'n'tatties on Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:19 pm

Thank you very much, my fave distro in KDE now.

Keep up the great work.
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby cmost on Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:36 pm

It's fantastic to finally see the KDE variant of Linux Mint 4.0 finalized! I have to say, however, that I was quite disappointed (and a little disturbed) by the default wallpaper and modified Mint logo. The logo appears to have "bugs" crawling over it, and the fact that it's blue makes it even more bizarre looking. Perhaps I'm missing something here but I just don't like it at all. Who devised this and what were they thinking? :shock:
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby donjsanderson on Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:57 pm

It is indeed polished, and gorgeous! :)
I was pretty surprised by the ~300MB of updates it needed though.
It's only 2 days old and took longer to update then install. :?:

Very nice though, it'll stay on the lappie for a good long while I think.

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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby Sorensei on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:37 am

I played with it during my lunch break - install is for the week-end when I'm home long enough - but it is beautiful, a pleasure to use. Despite what some said, I kind of like the logo - I'd have prefered it in green though, but then I have issues with blue.

Thank you Boo, for all the time you invested in this, in making it so polished, it was definitely worth the wait! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby jjaapp on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:35 am

Great distro and great job to all
Installation was a breeze, just had to download updating files quite a bit but OK
Envy worked flawlessly with my ATI X1950 card
Just asmall niggle when trying GL-117. Seems intercation with my wireless mouse (Logitech)
Very fast in loading and being ready to work with this KDE version.
Still have the same niggle as before: Mint is loaded on a PATA drive and I have a SATA as backup. Gnome do recognize it immediately but KDE not
I have to mount it every times. I tried the "automount" in mint install but still no luck. I can live with this anyway
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby crimarti on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:25 pm

Please post some screenshots, without them it's hard to decide to download or not.


thanks.

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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby clem on Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:22 pm

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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby Natwest on Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:38 pm

Running for the past few days, very fast loading and install went like a dream.
No problems to report, thanks to all involved great job well done.
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby wubuntu on Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:36 am

bernado wrote:Hallo Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to inform you, that language packs during install will be downloaded but not installed
This happened with the "de" (Germany)packages. Internet connection was enabled and I saw that the packages were downloaded to HD, but installation failed :oops: Packages were saved to /var/cache/apt/archive on Harddisc.

Can other non english speakers confirm that ? I am a bit frustrated :?

cheers
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Can confirm this!

Anyway:
@the KDE-Team: Thanx for that great job!!!
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby myforms on Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:28 am

cmost wrote:It's fantastic to finally see the KDE variant of Linux Mint 4.0 finalized! I have to say, however, that I was quite disappointed (and a little disturbed) by the default wallpaper and modified Mint logo. The logo appears to have "bugs" crawling over it, and the fact that it's blue makes it even more bizarre looking. Perhaps I'm missing something here but I just don't like it at all. Who devised this and what were they thinking? :shock:


Since it's so easy to change the look and feel of KDE Mint, I don't see this as a problem. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby Rob Brill on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:18 am

wubuntu wrote:
bernado wrote:Hallo Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to inform you, that language packs during install will be downloaded but not installed
This happened with the "de" (Germany)packages. Internet connection was enabled and I saw that the packages were downloaded to HD, but installation failed :oops: Packages were saved to /var/cache/apt/archive on Harddisc.

Can other non english speakers confirm that ? I am a bit frustrated :?

cheers
Bernado


Can confirm this!

Anyway:
@the KDE-Team: Thanx for that great job!!!



Dear Bernardo:

I did my tests with Mint Linux 4.0 CE running it as live cd
When i installed support to Portuguese Language i receive the same message reported by you
I solved the problem restarting the X - central> alt> backspace - not worked...so
Restart the system or shut it down and turn it on again

New
follow this steps
Kde Control Center > regional & accessibility
country/region & language
install new language
wait adept batch to finish
a message: add idiom
add your language (not necessary uninstall english - let yours first in the list - point mouse to read
message:
it will only apply after closing session - better yet as live cd central > alt > backspace (restart X)
for keyboard: the same place - kde control center - keeboard layout - enable operation - make changes
to your keeboard layout - remove english

Hope i can help you

You know guy i am a fan of Kde and now i get myself a dilema
This Kde version of Mint Linux is fantastic!
I have Mint Linux 4.0 Mean Edition Daryna version installed under Gnome on my hard drive
and i am full satisfied and i do not want delete it. So, i am studying a way to install
Kde CE 4.0 into hdb (second hd)

Mint Linux team: Congratulations!

Hugs :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby neo67 on Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:22 pm

bernado wrote:Hallo Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to inform you, that language packs during install will be downloaded but not installed
This happened with the "de" (Germany)packages. Internet connection was enabled and I saw that the packages were downloaded to HD, but installation failed :oops: Packages were saved to /var/cache/apt/archive on Harddisc.

Can other non english speakers confirm that ? I am a bit frustrated :?

cheers
Bernado


Me too and I start a terminal with looking at /var/log/messages during installion an see the picture, what happens.

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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby portamenteff on Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:21 pm

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I'm a Linux enthusiast/hobbyist of 4 years now. I've tried many distros like SUsE, Fedora, Debian, Kanotix, Mepis, Slackware, and Ubuntu. I want the team at Linux mint to know that I've found my new favorite. I tried Linux mint KDE. I like Gnome better as a personal preference so please don't be offended if I use the Gnome version of your flavor of Linux. The live cd loaded without a hitch. It installed rather quickly and now runs smoothly on my Toshiba Satellite A215-S7428. As I tackle the problems of getting drivers for my on-board wireless (which Toshiba has been obstructive at best about,) and configure the machine to optimum performance, I will gladly share my hackish way of doing it with my fellow "Minters." I found a distro I haven't been this excited about since I found Debian. :D
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby portamenteff on Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:28 pm

myforms wrote:
cmost wrote:It's fantastic to finally see the KDE variant of Linux Mint 4.0 finalized! I have to say, however, that I was quite disappointed (and a little disturbed) by the default wallpaper and modified Mint logo. The logo appears to have "bugs" crawling over it, and the fact that it's blue makes it even more bizarre looking. Perhaps I'm missing something here but I just don't like it at all. Who devised this and what were they thinking? :shock:


Since it's so easy to change the look and feel of KDE Mint, I don't see this as a problem. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

That's right. The wallpaper is just something to look at while you find your own favorite image. I tried the live cd of Slax once. The image they use is a pair sneakers. You can almost smell the gym locker through the computer screen LOL.
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:50 pm

Was just wondering when the KDE 4 Desktop will be available for Linux Mint 4.0?
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Re: Linux Mint 4.0 KDE released!

Postby Boo on Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:18 pm

It will not be available for mint 4 kde.
There are instructions on how to install it on gutsy on the web for the DIY people out there.
I do not see it being in mint 5 kde, more likely mint 6 or later.

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