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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition

Postby nelamvr6 on Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:22 am

bigred wrote:bigredJust downloaded the Mint 5 Elyssa. Well, I would love to say I love it, but as a first time Linux user I am a newbie trying to cope.

First thing, I use to have a wireless internet connection. Now, I need some direction trying to get this enabled again. It's gone!

I installed Mint 5 completly on my laptop, not running live cd.

Secondly, I think my screen resolution is mismatched, becuase every window to every software program becomes way too large when maximized. Meaning, the window must resized while not in maximized mode, never in maximized mode actually.

Tried going to terminal and using some commands to find the screen resolution add in but failed.

Can someone give some directions here ?


These problems are fixable, but you'll probably have better luck either searching the "Newbie Question" forums or posting questions there.

Just work on one problem at a time and you'll get there. I can promise you that the end result will be worth the trouble, and after working your way through you will have learned a lot!

Notebook wireless problems are fairly common, you will for certain be able to get help on this. And the screen resolution settings issue is also fairly easily fixed.

Good luck and welcome to Linux and to Linux Mint!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:14 pm

You shouldn't need to reinstall.
Just follow the instructions here and you will have all the bug fixes.
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 264#p99139

Also testing a new version of XFCEs mintDesktop.
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 85#p100796

We don't have many translations for the XFCE or Fluxbox.
viewforum.php?f=43

Suggestions for Felicia XFCE should be posted here:
viewtopic.php?f=110&t=16564#p100698
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition

Postby zenjester on Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:19 pm

Cheers

I have now been tempted back from arch linux

Distros installed today (in order) on my new advent 9112

Mint 5.1
Arch
Opengeu 8 ?
Freebsd
PcBSd
Zenwalk 5.2
Mepis 7?
Arch Again (don't ask I like XFCE)
and then I found a copy of Mint Xfce I was going to give my studenst

Don't you just love sundays :mrgreen:
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition

Postby yamawho on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:38 am

The enhancements found in this distro are amazing.

The ability to open the terminal wherever you want, to mount and unmount an iso, to check the md5sum, run as root just by right clicking is very useful.

Other winners for me include a working version of Brasero. This app is broken in ubuntu for me on two systems. Including Deluge over Transmission and the auto detection of windows networks by default, this is very high on my list :mrgreen:

merlwiz79, I salute you.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition

Postby anthony2010 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:16 am

Hi

Im running xfce 4. In order to have xfce 5, do I need a clean install or is there a way to upgrade without losing everything?

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:45 am

anthony2010 wrote:Hi

Im running xfce 4. In order to have xfce 5, do I need a clean install or is there a way to upgrade without losing everything?

ant.

I'm busy today but hope to at least install XFCE Darnya.
Then I should be able to try to update to XFCE Elyssa.
Once I do I will post a how to.
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Update Daryna XFCE to Elyssa XFCE

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:25 am

anthony2010 wrote:Hi

Im running xfce 4. In order to have xfce 5, do I need a clean install or is there a way to upgrade without losing everything?

ant.

Here you go:
viewtopic.php?f=110&t=17010&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
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Re: Release: Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE

Postby Meteor on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:11 pm

Just more of a curiousity... I have a post on the Mint hardware forum re being unable to view Mint 5 because of "BusyBox" error message. This is still unresolved. I realize that XFCE is primarily a desktop/menu screen in Elyssa (I'm sure there's a more specific name for its purpose...), but if I download, will I still have my "friend" BusyBox essentially telling me that I can't install the XFCE version, too?

Perhaps this question is in the wrong place or maybe I'll save a few other prospective users from this frustration. I did not find anything using a search for "BusyBox" and XFCE. If one or other applies, sorry.

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Re: Release: Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE

Postby nöösipoika on Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:43 am

Thanks Merlwiz79, I've previously used Daryna Main Edition. My computer is about 4 years old, and I noticed that even using this Elyssa XFCE from cd, it was faster than Daryna Main Edition. After proper installation, I've been enjoying this edition very much. I owe you a couple of pints 8)
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Re: Release: Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE

Postby Zwopper on Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:56 pm

OK!
So I'm back on Mint with XFCE!
Thanx Merlwiz!
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