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Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby clem on Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:14 pm

Linux Mint 5 KDE Community Edition RC1 (BETA 045) is out and available for download. 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_kde.php

I'd also like to thank and congratulate Jamie "Boo" Birse 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 KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby badmotor on Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:43 pm

Let me be the first to say BRILLIANT, and well done so far to the Mint team :D
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby lanrun on Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:49 pm

Downloaded and booted off the DVD. It looks nice.
Well done I think.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby papabearak on Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:06 pm

I am running Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 from the live DVD now. So far, everything I have tested works flawlessly. It's a work of art. Nice work, guys. Ben
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby brando569 on Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:22 pm

perfect timing! I'm getting fed up with Kubuntu 8.04 so this comes at the perfect time :D
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby infamous on Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:07 am

Is there no torrent yet? I will help seed.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby Guest on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:34 am

Looks nice. Which verion of KDE is in this release? If it's not 4.1 then when would you expect it to be available in the repos?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby zeraphine on Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:47 am

Kudos ppl..it looks fantastic, work of art indeed, im downloading it now, i just want to know that if it has the Nvidia driver built in, cuz i had so much trouble installing it on the LinuxMint 5...actually i removed it because i couldn't install the driver no matter what i did (my home PC dont have a internet connection so i need to install the driver offline) but really loved Linuxmint....keep up the good work...this driver thingy is the only problem i found with it.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby hamburn on Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:27 am

My thanks to the community, and a special thank you to Clem and Boo, who again made a most enchanting edition working.
This is the OS which a former win user can work with best, without crying about the learning curve. It works out of the box.

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby hopeful on Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:29 am

Warm thanks for the developers who put their time into this work.

I hope they can find the additional time for rectifying the following problem so that MintKDE5 becomes actually usable with wireless on a laptop. In my case, this is an IBM X41, about two years old, but I do not think the problem is in any way specific to it.

My present tests are done from the live DVD.

After starting wireless under "settings" etc. and using dhclient to get an IP address, I have a wireless connection. I can ping my local network, but I cannot get with konqueror on the internet. Curiously enough, I can do so with firefox for one first time but then no further.

It appears to me that the problematic is very much related to the two similar problems I experienced with MintKDE4, in this case after installing it, and which caused me to eventually abandon it and not send the substantial contribution I had intended, namely a) I had to activate wireless each time seperately under "settings", and then get an IP address with dhclient, irrespective of specifying that activation should have been done upon starting Mint, and b) I was unable to get onto the internet with konqueror (though fish and ssh worked over wireless on the local network, and with Firefox I could get on the internet; a DNS problem? But then, why did things work perfectly well with half a dozen other distributions?).

And yes, of course, the burning of the DVD is verified, md5 is checked for the download, and what I am writing you repeatedly tested, so do not blame such trivialities.

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby bernado on Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:34 am

I really like to thank all of you for the efford you put in this KDE release !!! 8) . Here are some bugs or problems I found:

1.) You installed the KDE oxygen-icon set by default, but you can't activate it because its located unter usr/lib/kde4/share/icons. So you have to link usr/lib/kde4/share/icons/oxygen to /usr/share/icons/oxygen. Or have a look at this icon theme. Its the same one but even better. After unpacking it (you need "7zip" from the repro) is about 200 MB big.
http://rapidshare.com/files/85208191/oxygen.7z

2.) New KDM Themes installed by KDM Manager are not beeing activated

3.) New Printer configuration. Printer is automaticcally configured in Elyssa Gnome. But not in KDE. I started the KDE Printer configuration tool but my printer Canon i560 was not found. It was found and automatically configured in Elyssa.

4.) No graphical tool for configurationg a DSL connection without router ? Just the console - version "sudo pppoeconf" is there.



Thatś it for the moment


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RC1 - beta 045: is this a possible bug?

Postby roadrash on Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:26 pm

I was using firefox on ebay and went to leave feedback but the box to enter feedback comments ("please explain" is its title) is invisible as it has no border. I thought I better tell firefox about this and went to firefox's help menu and selected "report a problem" but all I get is an error message [javascrpit application] unexpected error!

are any of these bugs?

Sorry to be one of the first with a possible problem but at least it's a minor anoyance.

Well done it's a super job.

update: Just noticed there is no search box border visible on straight google.com either (not green custom Mint version)
I can only see a flashing cursor where it is located. But if i load google.com in konqueror the search box is visable so this appears to be a problem with firefox rather than Mint.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby pabreo on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:35 am

Excellent work guys. I am a newbie to using Linux Mint. Having tried out kubuntu (very slow) , pc-os (ok) , puppy linux , slax i think this is the best desktop os i have seen so far.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby darco on Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:06 am

Wow, KDE is pretty cool! A little different from Gnome which I have been using for years....Bummer I am only running it from via virtualization cuz I am unable to see the full effects (compiz, etc...).
The other bummer for me is my old trusty dev box is decommissioned cuz I bought a DVI cable for my main pc (Mint) and my KVM switch cant utilize the DVI connection. :(
arrghh,,,,,

darco

hmmm..my laptop may have just volunteered!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby brando569 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:34 am

I just installed the beta and it is beautiful, the artwork is amazing especially the grub menu. The only two problems I'm having is that I cant install the nvidia driver via envy (which ive never had any luck with, I always did a manual install) and that I have no idea on how to enable bash aliases since I dont have a .bashrc file in my home directory :? All I have to say is keep up the great work and I'm really looking forward to the final version!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby Hunti242 on Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:05 am

this version looks great...congratulation...

I have found one problem:

during boot the monitor screen is black and it says out of spec (how can I adjust the vertical refresh rate (60 Hz would be enough))

thx a lot

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby Biniou on Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:32 am

Hi !
I used Ubuntu but i'm tired of Gnome. Since, i've tried Kubuntu (beurk) and Mandriva (don't really like rpm) so I would like to try your fresh Mint :)
I only have one question: if I install this RC1, will I be able to upgrade it to the final version whithout reinstall the whole system?

Anyway, thank you for your great work.

PS: sorry for my bad english ! :oops:
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby bumblebee on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:16 am

Hi guys.
at first i want to say, that my english is not so good, but i hope, you understand me.
i used elyssa before and i want to test the kde-version and i like it. you did a good work.
but i have some problems with the network-connection.
im using a proxy with authentication and the system would not use this settings, which i can set in the system --> proxy.
nothing will use it. no firefox, no apt, no mint-update.
if i use this
Code: Select all
export http_proxy="the url"

i can use apt, but no mint-update( it says no internet-connection).
and if i set the proxy manually in firefox it will work. that all is a little bit :(
but the rest work fine, and out of the box.

so far
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby ElEdwards on Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:27 am

I'd like to try this, too... but I don't have DVD-burning capabilities (and won't for the foreseeable future). Is there any way the final release can also have a CD version?

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE CE RC1 (BETA 045) is out!

Postby elbeto on Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:22 pm

It's puzzling...

I fired the OS last night form my computer at home, a simple P4, and it looked beautiful, and everything seems to work fine.

I still not fan of adept instead of Synaptic, and the wallpaper is so-so, but that is just a personal matter.

Today I wanted to try it at work. Here the machine is much powerful, a dual core intel with 4 gb of RAM. So I expected a big jump in speed. But no,it's about the same. Other thing that surprised me is that there is no install button in the desktop (?) and the color of the bar is different.

One thing I noticed is that MintInstall works different, for example you can't uninstall an applications from the menu with a right-click like in the gnome version.

I don't understand how that can happen, but it does.

I wish Linux distros will be more consistent in different computers. I say this for Mint and for Linux in general.

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