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Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby clem on Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:12 pm

Linux Mint is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 5 Elyssa Fluxbox Community Edition. This edition, maintained by Shane Joe Lazar, brings you the best and most essential tools from the Main and XFCE editions on top of an extremely thin desktop and the lightweight Fluxbox window manager. [...]

Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=404
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby wrender on Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:16 pm

I am very excited about this release and I really look forward to Mint 6 fluxbox.

Great job!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby Death Dream on Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:41 am

I might give this a try on the live CD.

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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby ruudspa on Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:41 am

Hi,

This is truly a great distro. Everything works out of the box. I love Fluxbox, so keep up the good work

ruud spa :D :D
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby Zwopper on Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:58 am

Good news!
Good job by Shane (and everyone else involved!) and congratulation to yet another great Mint release!! :D

[EDIT] - It runs like a charm right out of the box like ALL Mint candy! ;) [/EDIT]
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby rivenought on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:56 am

Shane has done an excellent job with this edition. Thanks!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby azurehi on Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:25 pm

I have tried % times to install mint 5 fluxbox and Every time the installation stalls/stop when the partitioner is at 46% - any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby xnostradamusx on Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:32 pm

@azurehi

make sure you dont burn it in a cdrw or dvdrw and burn it to the maximum slowest to avoid errors cause sometimes linux distros tends to not work if you dont follow that, i downloaded the ubuntu beta 8.10 and it didnt work at all when i was in a hurry to burn it in the fastest and i putted it in the cdrw but after i burned it in the cdr it works without problems....

if all else fails make sure that the iso you downloadedhas no problems
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby shane on Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:57 pm

azurehi wrote:I have tried % times to install mint 5 fluxbox and Every time the installation stalls/stop when the partitioner is at 46% - any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks


This sounds like a bad CD or ISO image. Try this:

1. Check the md5sum of the ISO image you downloaded
2. Burn the CD at the slowest possible speed
3. If you are still having this problem, right after the installation fails copy the contents of the file /var/log/syslog
and post them here or elsewhere...

I think it is most probably one of the first 2.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby KingLenchx on Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:44 pm

Make a Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released! with x64 processors support PLEASE!!!
Free your mind use Linux Mint!!!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby c-128 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:58 am

so Sad :(
our "friends" maty1206 and molom are back to the attack
http://www.maty1206linuxeando.com/

http://molom.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/d ... -released/
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby Caraibes on Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:56 pm

KingLenchx wrote:Make a Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released! with x64 processors support PLEASE!!!

That would be nice :)

(I am on Mint64, with Fluxbox and OpenBox as toy /backups WM...)
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby shane on Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:49 pm

c-128 wrote:so Sad :(
our "friends" maty1206 and molom are back to the attack
http://www.maty1206linuxeando.com/

http://molom.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/d ... -released/


I don't mind being criticized. It can only make us better. They did raise a good point about resource usage. Even so, I don't think that using Fluxbox means your desktop has to look like its 1985 or you have to miss out on other goodies in Linux. Our reply should be a release about which they will have nothing bad to say! So please contribute to the discussion I started about the Felicia Fluxbox release. viewtopic.php?f=142&t=18216

About a 64bit Fluxbox edition... My hands are pretty much full with this edition which I put together mostly on my own with help from the other team members especially merlwiz and of course exploder. Then comes the fact that I do not have a 64bit machine. If someone is willing to take up the challenge I will be most willing to help where I can.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby Caraibes on Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:50 pm

shane wrote:About a 64bit Fluxbox edition... My hands are pretty much full with this edition which I put together mostly on my own with help from the other team members especially merlwiz and of course exploder. Then comes the fact that I do not have a 64bit machine.

You're doing good, man... It was anyway Clem who said CE would be 32 bit so far, in the first place... Don't worry about critics... There's a place for everybody in DIstrolandia !
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby molom123 on Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:32 pm

molom here.

Firstly I want to congratulate Clem, Shane Joe Lazar and the rest of the Linux Mint team for the Fluxbox release. I am not here to attack or anything related.

About my post on my blog, I was simply stating that it wasn't the release I was looking forward to. I see the purpose of Fluxbox being made for slow PC's or to have a light environment, but others, it might be a different case, for example having Fluxbox simply because it functions the way the user wants it to opposed to any other WM or DE. It might not be the right distro for minimalists, but for others just wanting a fluxbox distro, it's perfect. I am not attacking (Although maty did translate it a bit differently, I imagine it's a misunderstanding) and never did relating to that blog post. As anyone would see on my blog, I do mention that ' Linux Mint makes good distros, but as for this edition, I find it crazy that the minimal is 256mb.', so I am not 'attacking' in anyway.

@c-128
Why would you register just to mention that on two threads? It's like as if you want me to comment here...

PS. I will not respond to any other comments and questions directed at me. As I know, Clem doesn't want me here (And I respect that, it's his forum and not mine), and I don't want to annoy him by emerging this thread into a flame war. I have expressed my opinion and that is all I am going to do. The last thing I want is someone directing users to my blog and thinking or stating that I'm 'attacking'.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby Zwopper on Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:37 pm

c-128 wrote:@ molomo123
ooh! please do NOT flatter yourself, now move on no one wants you here :evil:

Easy now, no flaming!
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby MEGA on Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:53 pm

It is work great on my laptop , really i like it

:D :D :D :D
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby marcus0263 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:36 pm

Sweet!!!! I'm installing it now on my old Toshiba PIII 392 Meg RAM Laptop.
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby veeDee-Eyes on Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:46 pm

Great work !!
I was excited to see the release works well. Thank you for all your efforts.

For those who would like to try the new release risk free.
You can download a FREE pre-installed VirtualBox image from my site VirtualBoxImages.com
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Re: Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!

Postby Husse on Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:21 am

Please no flaming and refrain from posts that are just an attack on other posts
If this becomes a topic of flaming there's no other option than to lock it :(
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