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Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby clem on Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:25 am

Linux Mint 5 XFCE Community Edition RC1 (BETA 025) is out and available for download. We're planning to release the stable version of this edition in two weeks so I hope you'll be numerous to test it and we'll receive plenty of feedback.

Please find all relevant information about this release at this address: http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_elyssa_xfce.php

I'd also like to thank and congratulate Merlwiz79 for maintaining this edition and for making it better and better with each release.

Have fun with it and don't forget to give us feedback by replying to this thread.

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby kanishka on Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:27 am

Oooooo I'm running to the download section! GREAT!!!!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby belovedmonster on Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:05 am

Glad to see you have ditched the ugly green theme and gone for something prettier (and more consistent with the main distro!)

I'm downloading it now, can't wait :)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby belovedmonster on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:38 pm

Everytime I try doing anything with synaptic I get the following error message:

Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server(s).
Do you want to continue, ignoring these packages?

If I click Yes to ignore I get error messages like:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/free ... 1_i386.deb
404 Not Found [IP: 88.191.30.43 80]
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby belovedmonster on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:51 pm

Should the liveCD be auto mounting my other partitions? Because I just had to manually mount everything before it would show any trace of my harddrives.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby belovedmonster on Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:53 pm

Also, I'm sure it's too late to change this now, but why is Exaile the default music player? It's known to be a system hog compared to Rhythmbox when using large music libraries. And even if it wasn't, a consistent approach with the same apps as the main distro (where possible) is the best way to go!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby Xgamer on Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:43 pm

I tested Xfce CE in virtualbox and it's very nice distro:) but I think that instead exaile should be new banshee 1.0 I think that it's best GTK player
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby exploder on Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:17 pm

Merlwiz79 did an unbelievably good job with the Xfce CE. It was a real pleasure to test and the customizations make the Xfce edition especially nice.

My congratulations to merlwiz79 for the great work he has done.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby kanishka on Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:38 pm

I'm burning it and will test it ASAP. From the screenshots, however, I've seen that - like in Elyssa Main - there is no desktop switcher by default. I've always wondered why. It's the first thing I add to the panel, and one of the most useful things in Linux. I'd add it by default, and wrote a paragraph on it in the User Guide; newbies HAVE to know and use it, it's so refreshing to eliminate Window's typical clutter in the application bar!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby clem on Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

Merlwiz actually added one. I removed it. As you said I don't like the bar to be cluttered and since you can switch with the keyboard you don't really need an applet.

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby exploder on Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:03 pm

Everytime I try doing anything with synaptic I get the following error message:

Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server(s).
Do you want to continue, ignoring these packages?

If I click Yes to ignore I get error messages like:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/pool/free ... 1_i386.deb
404 Not Found [IP: 88.191.30.43 80]


belovedmonster, this is a problem with the medibuntu repo, whatever the problem was they seem to have it resolved now.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby kenetics on Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:10 pm

Very nice!

Could not get EnvyNG to install my nvidia driver. I got an exception error; 'The following portages could not be installed: Linux-box envy #'. I then installed the drivers through the Hardware Drivers menu and it now shows the proprietary drivers to be in use. However, the usual momentary nvidia screen does not show up before the desktop loads. Has this screen been disabled?

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby brooker on Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:37 pm

Download and install were flawless. Great work guys. One happy XFCE camper :P
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby DuLac . http://factor-h.com on Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:32 pm

Greetings,

It's a wonderful news.
Hope it is based on the more recent Xubuntu 8.04.1 were some glitches were corrected.

I love MINT and it has my preference.
However XFCE gained my heart and is my choice to everybody usage.
It is the one I do recommend without ANY doubt whatsoever.

At the moment I'm using Gnome MINT which is configured with My XFCE preferences.
But is a 1GHz PC... it is fast, but why not make it faster and simpler?!?
And have the same thing as on the PCs I give away or the Environment I advise people to use?

For more than a year, I 'forced' XFCE to my step daughter to avoid the usual problems of M$.
Great! The PC sometimes is working for a full month without turning off. It is easily used.
She likes the system and stability... Even so she asks: Why not XP? Everybody use it !
There there's nothing to do... Teenagers!

So I'll keep the 400MHz PC at her desk. It gives no problems. Runs without flaws.
In a few weeks will be upgraded. Guess what? Yes! to MINT XFCE.
Thanks guys. You are those who help me sleep well with no problems from the teenager field.
And all my admiration to those who started the XFCE project. It's a dream come true!

Cheers.
Dutra de Lacerda.
(from Portugal)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby Rob Brill on Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:13 pm

belovedmonster wrote:Should the liveCD be auto mounting my other partitions? Because I just had to manually mount everything before it would show any trace of my harddrives.



Hi,

The same to me (hard drives partitions) I have 2 hds on this computer. It is going
to be all Minty -Gnome -KDE - XFCE +XP

On Xubuntu, PC/OS - The same old story (no hard drives partitions)
I do not run them.

No problem with synaptic - hardware, pen drives etc.

Keyboard model - Brazilian ABNT2
Keyboard layout - thinkpad??? - gee, it worked fine

Cons: network -ppoeconf - Terminal - sudo route add default ppp0 to surf the web
Nice collection of apps and tools.

Now i am running it (Mint's 5 XFCE CE) through Live Cd and i don't know if am going
to install it on my hard drive before the final and definitive version.

mousepad - read me

os-prober is present mintUpdate
does not autostart on the Live CD

This post can not be considered as a test response but a partial one.

Note: It seems Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE, still not appears on Distrowatch.

Very cool!

Congratulation! Merlwiz79, Clem and the team :wink:

Cheers, :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby kanishka on Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:13 am

clem wrote:Merlwiz actually added one. I removed it. As you said I don't like the bar to be cluttered and since you can switch with the keyboard you don't really need an applet.

Clem.

The switcher allows me to check if I left some open windows in the other desktops; though, as you say, it's not strictly necessary.

Anyway, the Beta looks really great. In the LiveCD everything worked smoothly, and it's very good-looking. Congratulations to Merlwiz and to the whole team! 8)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby big_dog1968 on Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:41 am

Everything works fine so far. I thought I had a problem with screen resolution but I was able to verify that it was correct. Great job.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby A TAIWAN NOOB on Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:35 am

Add some chinese font as default it will be better,suchs as "ttf-arphic-uming"
By the way, i found that linux mint(s) do not support asian fonts well(For ex:filename,i can't view or ty filename in chinese or jap or kor)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby exploder on Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:57 am

Note: It seems Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE, still not appears on Distrowatch.


The release announcement is on Distrowatch today.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:18 am

clem wrote:Merlwiz actually added one. I removed it. As you said I don't like the bar to be cluttered and since you can switch with the keyboard you don't really need an applet.

Clem.

I had it on the panel by default because many people ask about it.
It's easier to remove then have more ask how to add it on.
Also Xubuntu has the pager on the panel by default.
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