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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby 67GTA on Mon May 26, 2008 8:30 pm

The only bug left on my system is with flash crashing Firefox. That means there really not any bugs left because this has nothing to do with Mint :D Perfect!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon May 26, 2008 8:33 pm

hotweiss wrote:I have another bug to report. After watching a couple of Youtube videos, Firefox will crash.

I'm not sure this is a problem with flash.
I have flash 10 beta on Daryna with Firefox nightly and it works fine until I go to youtube.
I could watch videos on many other sites without it crashing.
It seems to only crash for me on youtube.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby mosaias on Mon May 26, 2008 8:38 pm

Well, almost everything seems fine to me. But almost, because:

- It still doesn't automount my NTFS partitions in boot. Oh boy.
- I can't open my USB pendrives. It says "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'nameofvolume'." Anyone with the same problem?

I will continue looking for bugs. So far, besides that two problems, everything very smooth...

Bye!

EDIT: Found the problem with the USB. Quite simple, actually. I followed this HowTo to install mintLiveCD in my USB pen drive, instead of burning it in a cd: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3250&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=boot+usb

After the install, my fstab configured /dev/sdb1 as a cd-rom. Just deleted that line and everything went to normal.

Anyway, I would recommend that HowTo to anyone who doesn't have cds to burn distros all the time. In fact, the installation through the pendrive went much more faster. The only issue is to delete that specific line in fstab after the install. And use the last syslinux: download it, rename the directory isolinux to syslinux, the file isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg AND ONLY AFTER THIS use "syslinux.exe -m -a -d /syslinux e:", insted of "C:\syslinux\win32\syslinux -s e:" as told in the HowTo. Cheers!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby 67GTA on Mon May 26, 2008 8:40 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:
hotweiss wrote:I have another bug to report. After watching a couple of Youtube videos, Firefox will crash.

I'm not sure this is a problem with flash.
I have flash 10 beta on Daryna with Firefox nightly and it works fine until I go to youtube.
I could watch videos on many other sites without it crashing.
It seems to only crash for me on youtube.


Same here. Only youtube crashes so far. After about the third or fourth video, FF just closes.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby hotweiss on Mon May 26, 2008 8:41 pm

mosaias wrote:Well, almost everything seems fine to me. But almost, because:

- It still doesn't automount my NTFS partitions in boot. Oh boy.
- I can't open my USB pendrives. It says "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'nameofvolume'." Anyone with the same problem?

I will continue looking for bugs. So far, besides that two problems, everything very smooth...

Bye!


Boot those NTFS partitions in Windows twice, and then they should be working in Linux.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby Steely on Mon May 26, 2008 8:53 pm

Still on Beta 032 here and will wait a few days to see what kind of issues there are with 048. There is something that is of concern for me that I experienced with Ubuntu Hardy Heron and Mint Beta 032 and hopefully it will be gone in 048. When I installed 5 to 10 + packages ( not updates ) my cpu would spike to 99 % during their install and would stay at 99 % even after the install finished. If I rebooted the cpu was at normal levels again. One program that did give me problems on all versions was gthumb. It would freeze on the install and cpu spiked to 99 % and had to restart and run dpkg --configure -a. It was common to get xml parser errors when that was run. This is almost an ancient computer ( amd athlon xp 1600 / 512 meg ram ) but it took over 15 minutes to finish running --configure -a for gthumb. It would be helpful if a few of the testers monitored their cpu % during package installs and after installed. It was only during installs that I encountered the spikes and never had any when using the system.

I am really looking forward to the final release of Mint 5. Beta 032 was more stable than any other os beta I have ever installed and 048 appears to have resolved many of the issues with 032 ( I only experienced the cpu spiking ). I will make sure to post any issues I encounter with 048.

Keep up the fantastic work !!!

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby CatastrophicToad on Mon May 26, 2008 9:36 pm

On an older computer, the new Mint betas and the new 8.04 Ubuntus are choppy when running Java games. There is not the same problem with the older Mint or Ubuntu versions. It might be a problem with Firefox - I heard there is some system call it makes that slows things down. I'm curious if anyone else has also had problems with Java games, and also, is there a way to install Firefox 2 but keep Java/Flash/Mplayer/etc plugins?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby darco on Mon May 26, 2008 10:09 pm

mmesantos1 wrote:Installed Beta 048. Lots of things that were issues from Beta 032 are fixed but still not able to get emerald to work. I can install emerald and open the program but after picking a theme and restarting unable to have theme work. The window decoration does not change to the emerald selected theme. If any is having same issue and knows of a fix please let me know. Thank you in advance for your help.


I just installed Beta 048 on my backup. Reloaded everything that I had w/032. Emerald works fine. Dont forget to add "emerald --replace" in CCSM under Window decorations.
So far no probs in 048. Will tweak some more tho :D

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby mosaias on Mon May 26, 2008 10:16 pm

A problem with mintMenu, I guess. I just installed wine and after I installed a Windows program. The submenu from the menu "Wine", though, called "programs", is not shown. In the normal menu, however, it appears normally. How I can put the submenu in the mintmenu?

Cheers!

EDIT: Sorry to bother guys. Just rebooted and the programs appeared. Everything ok now. :P
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby vinoman on Mon May 26, 2008 10:25 pm

I've been running beta 048 for an hour, tried videos on four different sites, and all worked.... except the video crashed on the New York Times site, (Mexican Crimes at the Border). I restarted Firefox and restored the session. I was up and running again.

...wow, I'm typing this thread while watching a music dvd (Pearl Jam)on second combo drive and running this live CD! that's impressive :)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby mmesantos1 on Mon May 26, 2008 10:27 pm

I have another issue with Linux Mint 5.0 Beta. This issue has been noticed with Beta 032 and 048 and also with Ubuntu 8.04. With Linux Mint 4.0 I was able to add a shared printer that is connected to my Vista Dell laptop via USB. I was able to add the printer via Samba with Linux Mint 4.0. Now when I go to add the printer in LM Beta it dose not show up when I click the Brows button. I can see the Windows workgroup but the printer does not show up. My printer is a HP Deskjet D2300 series printer.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby bagrol1 on Mon May 26, 2008 10:36 pm

As with the first beta (032) the same happens in 048:

1. Crossover Office: links do NOT work either from the desktop or from Mint menu.

2. Wine links DO work from the desktop, but do NOT from the Mint menu.

These bugs are show stoppers for me and probably for many others. Please fix them!

Thanks!!!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby deadguy on Mon May 26, 2008 10:41 pm

cool!!! the new beta :D

just downloaded.

will install tomorrow :mrgreen:


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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby hotweiss on Mon May 26, 2008 10:45 pm

Here's another bug: apt is not linked in Firefox. I just tried installing wine by clicking on the link on their web page, but got an error stating that apt was not associated.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby Tony G on Mon May 26, 2008 10:51 pm

I'm running the second beta as a VirtualBox guest, so what I report surely requires independent reproduction. That being said, I've found that Elyssa won't remember that I've reorganized items on the panel. Specifically, from left to right on the right side of the panel, the default arrangement is calendar, volume, notification area. I prefer notification area, calendar, volume, so I move the items around to my taste. After a reboot, the items revert to the original order.

So far, that's all. Will report back if I find more. Keep up the great work!

Best,

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby 67GTA on Mon May 26, 2008 11:09 pm

Found a Mintdesktop bug. Used Mintdesktop to turn on Gnome Compositing. When I used Mintdesktop to turn it back off, the whole system froze(probably nautilus). This required a hard shutdown and restart. I got an error message after rebooting that nautilus couldn't be used, even though it worked fine. This happened on two separate PC's.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby hotweiss on Mon May 26, 2008 11:13 pm

67GTA wrote:Found a Mintdesktop bug. Used Mintdesktop to turn on Gnome Compositing. When I used Mintdesktop to turn it back off, the whole system froze(probably nautilus). This required a hard shutdown and restart. I got an error message after rebooting that nautilus couldn't be used, even though it worked fine. This happened on two separate PC's.


I can confirm this bug.

PS-what is Gnome Composting?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby 67GTA on Mon May 26, 2008 11:24 pm

Gnome now has it's own composite manager. It is basically Gnome's version of a weak knock off of Compiz without any options :D
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby waldo on Mon May 26, 2008 11:50 pm

Does the .iso fit on a CD? I notice the size is over 700.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon May 26, 2008 11:56 pm

waldo wrote:Does the .iso fit on a CD? I notice the size is over 700.

690MBs is not over 700MBs :?
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