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

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:21 pm

oliverjames wrote:If I start my laptop with WiFi activated (and Etho connection plugged in) the Internet connected is established via WiFi. If I turn the WiFi off I lose the connection and cannot bring up network management by clicking the tray icon. Opening XFCE 4 Mintconfig and Networking doesn't allow the wired network to be connected either. My only solution is to reboot, seems unnecessary.

It would be nice if the system connected to the fastest of the available connections with manual overide.

Setup wicd to use wired as the default profile, so it uses it instead.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby drpucico on Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:53 am

rfpa wrote:Will it be necessary to download the new iso or it just requires an update of the current beta 025?


I quote rfpa...
I'm waiting for the new Elyssa XFCE final!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby Mon1018 on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:42 pm

This post is pretty nice!
I'd support you 100%!!!
come on!
Thats helpful for me! :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby Hellcat on Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:43 am

"We're planning to release the stable version of this edition in two weeks"

Do you have any idea when the stable version will be ready for download?
It's almost four weeks now. ;)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby exploder on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:01 pm

There is one bug remaining and it is being worked on. I have faith in merlwiz79's ability and am certain your patience will be rewarded with a very high quality release.
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experiencing 2 problems

Postby alanmzifa on Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:58 pm

I've installed the beta over Mint 5 Gnome on a 700Mhz PIII laptop in the hope of more speed.

A couple of problems I've encountered so far are that it's slower than the Gnome version (and a noticeable lag on the desktop, whereas Gnome desktop seemed to give an instant response) and the other is that it can't see my printer (connected to my main XP box). It only sees itself under MSHOME (which I've never experienced before) and not the desktop that the printer is connected to, when I browse to connect through Samba.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby zaheermk on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:31 pm

Hello all,

Just finished downloading a few hours back and installed Mint 5 XFCE now. It is just COOOL! 8)

It seems to be the best distro I've ever installed... I 've installed right from Slackware, Redhat, Suse, Debian to the later desktop oriented ones like Goblinx, Zenwalk, Dreamlinux etc. of which Dreamlinux 3.0 is which I was using till now.

The speed of the system is nothing to write home about... but its fine. But my system is also old... 533MHz & 192MB.

Thanks to the Mint developers and the community, for building such a smart & lightweight distro. :D

And will definitely come back to post bugs, if any, so that the final edition could come out with no / minimum issues.

Happy Minting!

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

Postby zaheermk on Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:28 am

Just got three small bugs:

1. When trying to change the wallpaper, in the file selector window, the up arrow key doesn't work.
2. I auto-started the Calendar app. in the Office sub-menu, but it pops up every time I restart it, even though I gave it the option to start it hidden.
3. I installed Real Player, every thing went well and the player was installed. But the command was neither in the $PATH nor is the shortcut in the Multimedia sub-menu. These two happens when Real Player was installed manually in my previous distro.

I have a feel that I will have to come back again to post new bugs... :(
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby zaheermk on Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:33 am

I went back to my old Mandriva 2008.1 XFCE installation to check the boot speed... Boy! the desktop / look & feel is even 'cooler' than Mint's. But of course, Mandriva in no where in comparison to Mint when features are considered. :wink:

And boot speed on my system with PIII 533MHz & 192MB RAM, just for reference, is:
Mint 5 XFCE - 2min.
Mandriva 2008.1 XFCE (presently installed) - 1min. 50sec.
Dreamlinux 3.0 (presently installed) - 1min. 40sec.
Windows XP (had previously) - 45sec.
Zenwalk 2.8 (had previously) - 35sec.

Zenwalk 2.8 GNU/Linux was the fastest GUI OS I'd ever installed on my 533MHz & 192MB PC. Blazing it was, faster than even Windows XP. I don't remember the Zenwalk 5.0 boot time... if I had that, it would have been a more appropriate comparison. All these boot times were with the default services / daemons (almost the same) running. And these were observed from the bootloader prompt to the desktop completely loaded. And I would request for a tolerance of +/- 3sec. in the timings, not more than that.

However, once Mint 5 XFCE is booted to the desktop, things are much better, and task response is very good. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby zaheermk on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:36 am

An update on the bugs mentioned in my penultimate post.

1. I could not solve this. In fact this is a serious bug. The up arrow key doesn't work in my terminal and some other apps also. Due to this, I really miss the 'command history' feature in the terminal, since I have to type the commands manually all over again in the terminal every time I use the CLI. :(
2. This is still a bug. :roll:
3. This is not a bug, actually. The inclusion of Real Player in the $PATH variable & Multimedia sub-menu can be done by executing the file postinst.sh which was installed in the folder /opt/real/RealPlayer/postinst/. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby zaheermk on Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:59 am

A workaround on the first bug mentioned in my ante penultimate post.

The up arrow key doesn't work in my terminal, so that I was not able to take commands from the history... not anymore. I just found out that there is a command called 'history' which lets you see the history and the serial no. of the command to be used can be prefixed with a '!' and specified to use it.
Code: Select all
# history

alternatively, if required, suffixed with more / less...
Code: Select all
# history | more
# history | less

will result in, for example, say...
Code: Select all
# 1 ls
# 2 pwd
# 3 emacs
# 4 nano
# 5 mc

and entering...
Code: Select all
# !3

would execute the command 'emacs', again.
For some more of such commands, do visit http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2008/08/15-examples-to-master-linux-command-line-history
Should actually thank the Mint developers for this bug. :wink:
But I certainly wouldn't want this bug (or any bugs, for that matter) in the final edition. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby Jack H. on Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:01 pm

Hi, looks like a nice release.
I'm looking for a distribution that has Compiz DISABLED by default. My card won't handle it. 8.04 Hardy crashes and reverts back to the log-in screen every time. Feisty is OK so reinstalled it. The Compiz check script gives a hardware warning. My ATI card must be blacklisted or something. So... is Compiz turned off or on in this version?
Thanks! - Jack
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:44 pm

Jack H. wrote:Hi, looks like a nice release.
I'm looking for a distribution that has Compiz DISABLED by default. My card won't handle it. 8.04 Hardy crashes and reverts back to the log-in screen every time. Feisty is OK so reinstalled it. The Compiz check script gives a hardware warning. My ATI card must be blacklisted or something. So... is Compiz turned off or on in this version?
Thanks! - Jack

It's disabled by default and minDesktop is the way you enable it.
I'm sure you could edit the config file in hardy so it doesn't autostart compiz.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby Jack H. on Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:46 pm

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

Postby mentex on Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:55 pm

Well, I'm not the only one waiting for this question still without an answer:

"Will it be necessary to download the new iso or it just requires an update of the current beta 025?"

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

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:58 am

mentex wrote:Well, I'm not the only one waiting for this question still without an answer:

"Will it be necessary to download the new iso or it just requires an update of the current beta 025?"

T.I.A.
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You should be able to update to the final without any problems.
I will see if I can get the latest packages to clem to add to the repo.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby rfpa on Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:21 am

merlwiz79 wrote:
mentex wrote:Well, I'm not the only one waiting for this question still without an answer:

"Will it be necessary to download the new iso or it just requires an update of the current beta 025?"

T.I.A.
Mentex

You should be able to update to the final without any problems.
I will see if I can get the latest packages to clem to add to the repo.


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

Postby zaheermk on Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:31 pm

rfpa wrote:
merlwiz79 wrote:
mentex wrote:Well, I'm not the only one waiting for this question still without an answer:

"Will it be necessary to download the new iso or it just requires an update of the current beta 025?"

T.I.A.
Mentex

You should be able to update to the final without any problems.
I will see if I can get the latest packages to clem to add to the repo.


Thanks ;)


Thanks to you and to the other Mint XFCE developers for this feature. 8)

Now, about the 'serious' bug, which I mentioned in one of my previous posts (I am actually feeling silly here :oops: ), about the up arrow key not working... it was my own mistake. :!:

I'd accidentally used the up arrow (instead of Ctrl + up arrow) key for one of my keyboard shortcuts and that was why it was not being able to be used for its normal function. I have 'solved' it now... I mean I've corrected my mistake now. However, in the process, I learnt a few more CLI commands. I had in fact thanked the Mint developers for this 'bug'. Now I think I should thank myself also for making this mistake. :wink:
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE CE RC1 (BETA 025) is out!

Postby mentex on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:46 am

merlwiz79 wrote:
You should be able to update to the final without any problems.
I will see if I can get the latest packages to clem to add to the repo.


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

Postby Sven on Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:20 pm

Mint + Xfce = One hell of a beautiful elegant rocket.

Superb, take us to the moon Linux. =)
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