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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby marcus0263 on Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:32 pm

KakarotUSMC wrote:marcus0263 - Sounds great. Mint usually performs snappier than Ubuntu, or at least it seems that way.

Happy 233rd birthday.

Yeah, we're getting old aren't we, but still kicken @$$ ;)

To roll your own it's very easy with any Debian based system, just make sure you install

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apt-get install kernel-package linux-source libncurses5-dev


Once you extract the tarball in /usr/src create your symlink

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ln -s linux-source-<rest of file name> linux


go into /usr/src/linux and clean up the compiler cache

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make-kpkg clean


copy over the config for the current running kernel

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cp /boot/config<rest of file name> /usr/src/linux/.config


Then do your "make menuconfig", make sure you load up the config which is .config, make your modifications and save

Then compile the kernel and headers

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make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-<what ever ya want> kernel_image kernel_headers


Once done go back to /usr/src which is where the .deb files will be and install both with a simple "dpkg -i" and reboot. Debian does a wonderful job and makes kernel compiling just bloody easy :cool:

Edit: Corrected a case a "fat finger", I'm bad at that :shock:
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby sam.khawse on Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:56 pm

Felicia is an awesome distro...
Earlier I was on Elyssa and was bugged by the network manager so decided to shift to shomething else (I have BCM43xx card).
I tried Opensuse 11.1 (Both KDE4 and GNOME) and Fedora 10(RC) and Intrepid.
But the best distro is LinuxMint Felicia..
It is so cool that I wonder if we should call it RC1...
Thanks a lot!!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby knuckles on Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:16 pm

@sam.khawse
in the most of the time the RC-Versions from Mint goes Gold without a lot of changes.
The last RC was Elyssa64, an there we had only 2changes in the Gold version (but so little that for the most of the persons it was more simple to keep the RC.)
Sorry for my BAD English!!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby thorhr on Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:42 pm

This is a very good OS I installed it on my Acer Aspire One and the only thing that I had to do was install the athos 5211 wifi driver from /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWiFi/drivers/i386/Atheros_AR5007eg/net5211.inf file using the Winrows Wireless Drivers installer from the menue. Everything else works great.GOOD JOB CLEM
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby Wenches_Master on Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:21 pm

sam.khawse wrote:Felicia is an awesome distro...
Earlier I was on Elyssa and was bugged by the network manager so decided to shift to shomething else (I have BCM43xx card).
I tried Opensuse 11.1 (Both KDE4 and GNOME) and Fedora 10(RC) and Intrepid.
But the best distro is LinuxMint Felicia..
It is so cool that I wonder if we should call it RC1...
Thanks a lot!!
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Dell XPS M1330, NVdia GeForce 8400 GS, 2 GB RAM, 160GB HDD, BCM43xx nw card


Am glad it's working for you n Welcome aboard.... :mrgreen:

Kind of funny though you trying Intrepid out and having problems but when you switched to Mint 6rc1, It solved them....
When I went from Mint 5 to Mint 6rc1 I had sound problems.
I tried Intrepid in both Ubuntu and Kubuntu both gave me the same probs that I was having with Mint 6rc 1.

So I decided to stay with Mint 5 for awhile longer.
But I'm Very "HAPPY" with Mint.
And it just goes to show you what one PC has probs with doesn't mean the other one will as well.
It's all the Luck in the Hardware we use.

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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby b0yd07 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:27 am

So, uh, the RC1 release page said it would last 2 weeks before the final deal would be prepared. It's been killing me to wait this long, but those two weeks have come and gone already. Will the final thing be ready any time soon?

I've got fedora 10 coming out tomorrow for sure and mint sometime soon, I'm assuming. I'm weak though, lol. I don't think I want fedora if mint is only going to be a day after. (Soon to be first time linux user; lots of live cd action, though)
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby new2linuxmint on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:39 am

This was the only linux that was able to see my wireless on a Toshiba A300 Satellite Pro PSAK1E laptop. Well done.

Not got encryption working yet, looking at how-tos now. I came to linux because the wireless still won't work in *BSD, and I'm sick of the vista that came with it.

This laptop is an amd64 turon. Are there amd64 sources available? It has 3GB RAM, should be awesome performance-wise in 64 bit.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby wuying_ren on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:32 am

Wenches_Master wrote:
wuying_ren wrote:I've been testing this RC1 since the day it was released and the only "bug" I've found...well, I think it's an Ubuntu bug :P PulseAudio seems to have some problems when working while boinc-client is on the background. It's very annoying while listening to music.

I'm using Amarok but I want to try using another player. This way I'll be sure that it's not an Amarok issue.

Apart from this little thing, everything else works like a charm :D


As I said it is an Ubuntu Intrepid bug as a whole I believe.
Mint 5 Worked Flawless, except setting up my wirelss, But I expected that.
No prob though a little tweaking got that fixed pretty quickly.

I dwnld Mint 6rc1 as soon as it boots, the system sounds works during bootup then they shut down, Sound is Ok on Media Players and the like.
So out of a hunch I dwnld Kbuntu to see if it might have been a Gnome prob, But it isn't.... :roll:

I've scrounged the Mint Forums, Ubuntu's, Linux Question, and Googled for a solution the few I found that might have worked didn't... :(
I checked KDE and a Bug Report was submitted.
But my one question is this if it's a KDE Kmix bug prob.
Then why would it also affect Gnome????????
Heck even Konqueror Crashes, with the same Fatal Error message.

While yes I believe that the bug is part KDE's, I believe it's more an Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid bug then anything else....

I'm going to have to go back to Mint 5 and back my dwnld's up for awhile to wait this one out I guess!!!! :(

Maybe it'll be fixed by the time Mint 7 comes out???
This isn't Mint's fault, I've seen other distro's that based themseleves off of Ubuntu, of coarse inherit Ubuntu's probs.
I've seen Ubuntu take a couple release cycles to fix something rather simple.
But most times... The distro that base's it self off of Ubuntu ends up Fixing it for them....

Now don't get me wrong Ubuntu is Great, but I think they ought to fix the Bug's before the next release, or the Next release has the same ones PLUS more that crop up... Then the Bugs that are already there get shoved to the Side for as I said before someone else to Fix....

I'm dwnloading the Mint KDE Edition at the moment, Not that I don't like Gnome it's Great, I just prefer KDE if possible.... 8)


I've found a workaround for my Amarok issue: setting the engine to "alsa" instead of "pulseaudio" or "autodetect". Also, as you stated, yesterday I noticed that system sounds stop working after login in.

new2linuxmint wrote:
Not got encryption working yet, looking at how-tos now. I came to linux because the wireless still won't work in *BSD, and I'm sick of the vista that came with it.


Days ago I posted a how-to for this (very long and boring).
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[Howto] Encrypt your system!
[Howto] Fbcondecor on Mint
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby bealer on Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:50 am

No problems for me either. I've installed RC1 on my Dell M1330 without any problems, everything works out of the box.

Couple of questions.

- Is there an easy way of getting the new Ubuntu Gnome theme onto my laptop?

- How come you dropped f-spot? (I know it's Mono, but Mono isn't that bad). There isn't a photo manager in the default setup, that's all. Something people use a lot these days.

Very pleased with it.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby wierdo 124 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:04 am

When do you expect the final to be released?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby marcus0263 on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:48 am

bealer wrote:No problems for me either. I've installed RC1 on my Dell M1330 without any problems, everything works out of the box.

Couple of questions.

- Is there an easy way of getting the new Ubuntu Gnome theme onto my laptop?

- How come you dropped f-spot? (I know it's Mono, but Mono isn't that bad). There isn't a photo manager in the default setup, that's all. Something people use a lot these days.

Very pleased with it.

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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby Wenches_Master on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:51 am

wierdo 124 wrote:When do you expect the final to be released?


I really hate to say this but before anyone else does.
Since it's been said before in this thread....
When it's Ready....

I can't wait either, I'd love to be able to upgrade to the Final, But only time will tell... :D
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby badmotor on Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:17 am

Final must be just about ready soon I reckon? I can feel it in the air.... :D
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby zhifeng zhang on Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:14 am

I've tried RC1 on my laptop without any other problems since it released, but one issue was happened to me,
that I can't input Chinese character on English language environment. It seems that CISM doesn't work! Could
any guys tell me how to solve it?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby tawan on Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:00 am

badmotor wrote:I can feel it in the air.... :D

ahem, sorry, that may have been me.. i had beans.

I hope it's here soon too :) don't know why as Elyssa is wonderful as was Daryna, but we all like a new toy. I wonder if it is the upgrade tool that is slowing progress or if Intrepid was carrying more bugs than expected...?..

tick tock tick tock
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby motocamp on Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:40 am

Hi,

I use mint since some month and I'm very satisfied. It is absolutely the best distribution. The only thing I had some hard problems to solve was the wifi-installation on ma HP Pavillion dv 9810 eg. The solution was to install the madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3828-20080731 drivers.

Please, could you integrate this madwifi-hal into the next version of mint?

Thanks a lot!

Cheers,

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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby roach on Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:44 am

Hi,
when is the Felicia stable gonna release? it's already been two weeks.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby SharkyPL on Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:15 am

We're still waiting. Any updates, news?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby ossified65 on Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:14 am

They will release it when it is ready.. remember they aren't being paid for this and now have several editions to coordinate.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" RC1 released!

Postby SharkyPL on Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:15 pm

I know and I understand it, but any information on the progress would be appreciated. I prefer to wait and get something properly done rather than get something with mistakes and bugs. and I appreciate their work for making the -by far - best distribution I used.
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