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Bianca is out!

Postby npap on Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:37 pm

Hello Clem,
Perfect work!
The question is does the advice: "don't select anything before installation because the installer may crash" apply to Bianca stable too?

To the friends above who had trouble with burning the ISO:
IMHO, There is nothing wrong with K3b but select a slow speed burning like 8 kbs in DAO mode.
Greetings, npap

PS. 9:00 PM GMT, I installed Bianca on my test disc, selecting Greek before installation! :)
All menus are in Greek and the installation (with no Internet connection) was very easy. I am now using Linux Mint Greek Bianca.

I just got some updates, the new kernel, etc. and added Greek language pack afterwards with Control Panel>Language Support .
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Postby alan2273 on Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:39 pm

Downloading it now, cant wait to try it out. :D
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Getting ready to distribute to my co-workers.

Postby crusti on Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:56 pm

Last night I bought a 30-pack of DVDs and a big bag of mints.
Tonight I'm going to burn burn burn and tomorrow I'll announce to my co-workers that they can get a free copy of Linux Mint from me with a complementary mint :)

I'll have the disk booted on a spare computer here, so people can have a look at it first.

Bringing the joy of minty freshness to the unwashed masses.

Thanks to all the people who made Linux Mint possible.


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Postby Negen on Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:11 pm

i always set my burn speed at the fastest my bunner can burn at 48x typical burn speeds are 30X Brasero seems to burn faster than any other program i have. I only been using ubuntu for one year it was my frist linux no problems at all.
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Postby OzTracker on Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:50 pm

Downloaded the iso, burnt at 4x and booted onto laptop.

All is fine and now seeding the torrent for everyone else to grab. :)

Thanks clem and developers for a great distro!!
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mission accomplished

Postby brenda on Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:22 pm

Morning All
Mission accomplished, I hated you for making me do the step by step, but I learned more about how linux hangs together in doing os, so its all good :) Thank you Clem and others.

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Postby Mint_user on Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:30 pm

Great job! Downloaded and installed perfectly thanks to Clem and all the developing team.
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Postby Uncle Bob on Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:55 pm

I did the upgrade from Bea to Bianca Stable as per the wiki and followed ALL the steps as listed, even the iPod entry although I don't even own one. The only part I did not do was install OpenOffice in Spanish.

After everything was done and I did the required reboots of the machine, I noticed that when the machine powers up, I still have the old Bea boot splash and not the suave-looking Bianca one. The logon prompt is that of Bianca. Even when I shut down it shows the correct Bianca splash.

I made sure that I followed each and every step to the letter.

Any ideas what I missed or what I did wrong?
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Postby glas on Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:29 pm

Just to note to say that Uncle Bob is not alone in his upgrading from Bea to Bianca results - same her, I'm still loading "Bea" when booting up.

Also I thought the menu's place and style would be changed (or it seemed so when I booted up the beta version of Bianca from CD) but now it's no different from Bea - at least on my box.

One other thing, tried to re-install openoffice-en but no luck:

mint@mint-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-en
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package openoffice.org-en
mint@mint-desktop:~$

So where's the english language version of open office?
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Postby Uncle Bob on Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:13 pm

Glas, I also had huge problems installing OpenOffice. I have then decided to remove OpenOffice and reinstall it after downloading it from the OpenOffice website.

I decided to install version 2.2 RC1 instead and it works much better.

If you can wait until tomorrow, (I'm knackered so I'm off to bed now), I'll post a HowTo on this topic with the steps I followed on converting and installing it. Needless to say, you can use this to install the current version 2.1 as well.
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boot splash

Postby brenda on Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:47 pm

[quote="glas"]Just to note to say that Uncle Bob is not alone in his upgrading from Bea to Bianca results - same her, I'm still loading "Bea" when booting up.


ah i have discovered the secret :)

From the mintslab menu choose control centre and login window. choose the theme attributes you want from there and bob is your uncle ;)

cheers
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Postby matthekc on Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:17 pm

bianca is out and it has a permanant home on sda5. I have created sda6 for trying new distros and doing risky things to bianca
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Postby timmyflight on Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:55 pm

Hey, how's come Bianca's stable release is not showing on Distrowatch yet?????
We need to get the word out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby rdp1000 on Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:22 am

Clem,

I just noticed that a different web page comes up depending on whether you type http://linuxmint.com or http://www.linuxmint.com. The reason I mention this is because Distrowatch has the former listed, so when you click on it you go to the page that reads "Bianca" Beta 014 is out rather than the current page showing "Bianca" is out.

Great distro, keep up the good work!

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Fixing boot splash

Postby stafio on Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:27 am

Hey Uncle Bob and glas,

I had the same problem with the boot splash. If you're like me, you didn't change the kernel in the update command:

Then choose the "Bianca" option again. Then:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-2.6.17-10-generic

You might have to reboot after that.


I had both 2.6.17-10 and 2.6.17.11 installed. 2.6.17.10 was updated, but I was running 2.6.17.11.

To ensure you're updating correctly, you can run this command in place of the one in the upgrade instructions:
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-`uname -r`

Note, those aren't single quotes around uname -r. It's the character next to the 1 on a standard North American QWERTY keyboard. I did the above and I now have the new slick looking boot splash.

You may have to re-run the commands starting under
In order to change the bootsplash follow the steps below

I did, but I'm not sure if it was necessary.
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Bianca

Postby flumpy7 on Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:27 am

Just like to say congrats on Bianca....i thought bea was the best linux ever but Bianca has perfected it. Everything works nicely, glad it looks a little less ubuntuish....yum....minty. I even managed to get my Lexmark printer working! Deff time to get rid of windows completely.
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Bianca is out!

Postby npap on Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:55 am

Hello Clem,
I noticed that the Bianca release is not announced, and though Mint has gone up on the popularity scale, the LInuxMint page still shows LInuxMint 2.2 beta but no final release.
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Postby clem on Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:16 am

npap: where on distrowatch?
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Bianca is out!

Postby npap on Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:20 am

On the page where the new releases are posted. For example:
Development Release: Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 4
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Postby clem on Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:24 am

I sent two emails to Ladislav (distrowatch's maintainer) with links to the announcement, release notes and download pages but haven't heard from him yet. The first email was sent yesterday and the second one this morning. He's probably very busy or having problems with his email.. let's hope he'll fix that problem, there's nothing we can do about it.

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