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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 Edition released!

Postby locutus on Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:38 pm

I've been using it for a few days now; there was a problem after installing and rebooting, but now it's gone and very smooth. I tried my own benchmark which consists of converting an .avi file to DVD format using DeVeDe. 32-bit did it in 31 minutes, 46 seconds, 64-bit 28 minutes, 3 seconds. Not a big improvement but still better. Generally, I was a little frustrated that I had 64-bit Desktop and Laptop computers, but had no 64-bit OS to run on them. Now I do. Good job!

One question: Ubuntu is just 9 days away from releasing 8.10. How far behind will Mint be with M6-x64? Should I install it on my laptop now? Or wait a few weeks and do M6 then?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Kiwi-Hawk on Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:07 pm

Hi

I have downloaded and installed this and I'm very pleased I was able to get my MX5000 Logitech to work with the old config
data,.. all seemed to be well till my windows started to open with no title bar and dump in top left hand corner,.. there is no place to click to move them and no min max etc,.. not sure why this started at all

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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby clem on Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:33 pm

This sounds like a Compiz issue. Check your compiz window decorator (whether it's using emerald or not). If you can't fix it, turn off compiz.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby locutus on Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:52 pm

I have seen similar too. You have the task bar at the bottom showing open windows, right? Click on the name of the offending window, it will minimize. Click it again to maximize it and all the buttons will reappear. You can do this very fast, if you want.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby big_dog1968 on Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:00 am

Clem.
I had posted earlier about the start menu not disappearing automatically after clicking a menu item and the shut down menu not coming up until I click outside the menu - you suggested Compiz was the culprit. I now have Compiz disabled and it is still doing it. Can you think of any other issues that would cause this behavior?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Hexaea on Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:04 pm

Installed it on my laptop yesterday, so far it works flawlessly. :>
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Joe_User on Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:15 pm

I can't boot. I keep getting stuck at INITRAMFS. I've tried using IRQPOLL & ACPI=OFF, IRQPOLL. Neither allows me to boot the OS.

My system is:

CPU: Yorkfield/XE
Motherboard: DFI P45-T2RS Plus
RAM: 4GB
HDD (Boot): 250GB SATA
Video: NVidia 7600/GT

I can successfully boot OpenSUSE 11.0 & 11.1 betas, Debian Lenny, & Ubuntu 8.10 (beta1 & beta2) from CD & HDD.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:15 am

Joe_User wrote:I can't boot. I keep getting stuck at INITRAMFS. I've tried using IRQPOLL & ACPI=OFF, IRQPOLL. Neither allows me to boot the OS.

My system is:

CPU: Yorkfield/XE
Motherboard: DFI P45-T2RS Plus
RAM: 4GB
HDD (Boot): 250GB SATA
Video: NVidia 7600/GT

I can successfully boot OpenSUSE 11.0 & 11.1 betas, Debian Lenny, & Ubuntu 8.10 (beta1 & beta2) from CD & HDD.

I have to use all-generic-ide and irqpoll=on both.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Joe_User on Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:18 pm

Thanks for the suggestion, Big_Dog 1968. Unfortunately, those flags did not work for me.

My machine has OpenSuse 11.0 & XP installed for dual-boot on a single HDD. Both XP & Suse are working fine. Recent live-CD's from Ubuntu variants & Debian variants are all failing to boot on this machine.

I'm attempting to boot the Mint/64 Live CD from an ASUS SATA DVD burner. I do have a PATA DVD burner as well. I'll try booting from that & report back if it works.

If there are any other suggestions for me, I'd appreciate them.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby mesocal on Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:28 pm

This may be a dumb question but can you upgrade to the 64 edition from the i386 Community edition?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Caraibes on Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:17 pm

I finally managed to install it today... Was busy somewhere else...

Good stuff... What I mean is that I am not noticing this is a "different stuff"...

Fast install, business as usual... Once done, I added my regular set of apps, & non-free stuff such as Skype, Picasa, Googleearth... I removed Mono & disabled compiz...

Everything seems to work just fine... I might finally actually use a 64 bit distro for my 64 bit hardware (!!!)

I also was keen on the Fluxbox release, but I chose the 64 bit arch... I might set up a nice Fluxbox setup as a backup WM, and toy project...

-The downside ?
-I wiped my Mint Xfce partition for that (!!!)

It's all good anyway !

PS: Is it normal that the kernel is still "Linux spc1 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 12:47:45 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux" ???

On my Ubuntu partition it is -21...
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby locutus on Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:26 pm

mesocal wrote:This may be a dumb question but can you upgrade to the 64 edition from the i386 Community edition?


I would say No. Different set of repositories & whatnot. However you can install the 64-bit but keep your /home directory as is, assuming it was on a separate partition to begin with. This not recommended but I've done it before in other distros without any problems. But I can't say for sure in Mint's case.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby yorches on Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:23 am

I've been using Mint x64 for about a week now on my HP pavilion dv2000 laptop and haven't had any problems yet. The installation went smooth and everything worked out of the box, even my wireless.
It definitely feels much snappier. Most applications seem to load much faster, and the general feeling is of snappiness. I haven't measured boot up, hibernation or shutdown time, but they seem to be pretty much the same as compared to the main Mint 5 edtion.

I am very pleased with this edition of Mint. The main Mint 5 edition felt slow on my laptop and I was even considering going back to Arch linux because of this. But not any more.

Linux Mint is definitely the best distro I have ever used in the four years I've been using linux.

I would like to thank Clem and all the other people involved in the making of Mint. Thank you for such a great distro.

Jorge.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Caraibes on Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:04 am

I installed OpenBox on Mint64... It's fast & light !!!

I still use Gnome/OpenBox as a main environment however... But pure OpenBox has its charm ;)

-So what's the deal with sticking to the -16 kernel after all ???
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby simta on Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:34 pm

is it possible to upgrade mint 5 to intrepid ibex 8.10? do you know if anyone has done this successfully?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby locutus on Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:05 pm

Are you talking about transforming Mint into Ubuntu, or upgrading Mint using Ubuntu's repositories?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby simta on Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:54 pm

well mint is basically ubuntu, it uses hardy heron as the base and add bits doesnt it? so am i able to upgrade that core hardy heron part into intrepid ibex?
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Ballestein on Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:10 pm

simta wrote:well mint is basically ubuntu, it uses hardy heron as the base and add bits doesnt it? so am i able to upgrade that core hardy heron part into intrepid ibex?


I think it's more correct to say that Mint is fully compatible with Ubuntu's repositories (that is, Mint 5 with Heron, Mint 6 with Intrepid and so on). It's more than just looks that seperates Mint from Ubuntu :-)

I don't know for sure, but my guess is that an "apt-get dist-upgrade" to intrepid would f up your system...
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby Fraggle on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:58 pm

Ballestein wrote:
simta wrote:well mint is basically ubuntu, it uses hardy heron as the base and add bits doesnt it? so am i able to upgrade that core hardy heron part into intrepid ibex?


I think it's more correct to say that Mint is fully compatible with Ubuntu's repositories (that is, Mint 5 with Heron, Mint 6 with Intrepid and so on). It's more than just looks that seperates Mint from Ubuntu :-)

I don't know for sure, but my guess is that an "apt-get dist-upgrade" to intrepid would f up your system...


I am attempting this right now. So far so good. I'll report back once the upgrade is finished. May be a while since the repositories are SLOW right now.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 x64 released!

Postby kb34 on Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:18 pm

I downloaded 5x64 a couple of weeks ago. I can't get it to work with my computer. I burned it at the slowest speed on on my drive. I tried it in compatibility mode, I tried typing irqpoll. Since it was based on hardy I used the all_generic_ide floppy=off irqpoll. It gives a SquashFS error and say something about a logical block error
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