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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby arjunned on Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:44 am

As always Mint rocks!!! :D

Can't wait for x64 Felecia!

Cheers!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby FewClues on Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:16 pm

clem wrote:The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 6 “Felicia”. Congratulations and thanks to all the people who contributed to this release, to all the translators, to the upstream developers and projects which made this possible and above all to the development team for their continuous support [...]

Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=492

Sorry for the delay in releasing Felicia, and if we haven't released an RC for the x64 edition until then, happy Christmas everyone :wink:

Clem.


Merry Christmas Clem!!

I have my 64bit stocking hung by the chimney with care in hopes that Mint 6 x 64 would soon be there!

. Thanks for another really wonderful distribution of Mint. I simply don't understand why others haven't tried it or Mint would be the number one distribution!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby Oellph on Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:32 pm

Thank you so much!! Mint 6 is fantastic and a complete joy to use. Your PDF starter guide is also really fantastic and should be prominently displays somewhere in the distro.

I wish you guys all the best in developing this further.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby tawan on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:21 pm

Oellph wrote:Thank you so much!! Mint 6 is fantastic and a complete joy to use. Your PDF starter guide is also really fantastic and should be prominently displays somewhere in the distro.

I wish you guys all the best in developing this further.

Yes, wouldn't it make sense for it to appear on the desktop of the live CD and first installed system?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby Terw on Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:22 pm

I really like mint, love every second using it :) But I have one problem with Felicia; the whole computer hangs a lot. Never the same time or reason (at least none I can figure out). Is it a know problem?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby marcus0263 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:42 pm

Terw wrote:I really like mint, love every second using it :) But I have one problem with Felicia; the whole computer hangs a lot. Never the same time or reason (at least none I can figure out). Is it a know problem?

I have heard through the grapevine that Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid (Felicia's Base) is very buggy. I'm running 64 Bit Elyssa on my main rig at home, Felicia on my workstation at work and also on one of my laptops without any problems. My older brother actually had to go back to Elyssa due to severe lockups also.

Anyway without any data there's no way really any of us can help you to troubleshoot. It's like calling up a mechanic and saying "My car's broke, what's wrong with it?"

Take a look at your logs and especially take a look at the xorg logs.
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How many languages does Felicia support?

Postby jazzi on Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:34 am

I've read the release blog and get that the Universal Edition support many languages, but find no answer about what's languages the Main Edition support?

Can it support Chinese if I choose CHINESE when it meet installation? and have anyone installed it? How is the CHINESE charactor looks like?

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Re: How many languages does Felicia support?

Postby alexand3r on Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:21 am

jazzi wrote:Can it support Chinese if I choose CHINESE when it meet installation? and have anyone installed it? How is the CHINESE charactor looks like?


Chinese is available, but not installed, in the main edition, though, you can download it once you have installed Linux Mint in another language, or perhaps you can download it during installation but I have not tried that. Once installed and selected, Chinese seems to be used most of the time, but there are still some English parts, such as the "Places" and "System" menus in the main menu, and some menu items will have English followed by Chinese. I don't know how readable the characters are because I can't speak/read Chinese, but suffice to say they don't look out of place or anything. Hope that helps! :D

You might as well give it a go and see what you find...
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby liquidalosh on Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:49 am

I tried some of the suggested solutions to the brightness bug but they didn't work for me.

I found a temporary solution to the brightness issue, but it works on the currently selected window (the brightness of that window will be affected and not the rest of the desktop).

You can go to Menu -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager

In "CompizConfig Settings Manager" enable (check the box) "Brightness, Brightness and Saturation" then click on this item.
Choose the Brightness tab. There you'll find 2 keyboard icons and 2 mouse icons. What i did is next to the keyboard icon with the title increase, click on the "Disabled" button then check the box to enable this feature and then you'll be able to configure the button that will control increase of brightness. Click"Grab key combination" and then press the key you would like to assign this task or you can press a combination of buttons (ex. Ctrl+F6). Do the same to decrease the brightness.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby andrewinoz on Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:48 am

alexand3r wrote:
Handyman wrote:Anyone know how to lock your screen in Mint 6? I miss this.


Yeah, its Ctrl+Alt+L... though personally I suggest you use suspend instead; saves energy see... :)

Well it's not the same thing though - I don't want to suspend the system, I just want to make it unavailable to casual users while I'm away from the keyboard (it doesn't have to be high security either... in fact I mostly want to stop my cats from doing silly things when they jump on the keyboard, as they often do)
So yeah - I really miss that feature. Is there any way to bring it back into the 'Quit' menu? Is this a new Gnome thing or Mint's 'enhancement'?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby marcus0263 on Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:56 am

andrewinoz wrote:
alexand3r wrote:
Handyman wrote:Anyone know how to lock your screen in Mint 6? I miss this.


Yeah, its Ctrl+Alt+L... though personally I suggest you use suspend instead; saves energy see... :)

Well it's not the same thing though - I don't want to suspend the system, I just want to make it unavailable to casual users while I'm away from the keyboard (it doesn't have to be high security either... in fact I mostly want to stop my cats from doing silly things when they jump on the keyboard, as they often do)
So yeah - I really miss that feature. Is there any way to bring it back into the 'Quit' menu? Is this a new Gnome thing or Mint's 'enhancement'?

Not to mention suspending aka suspend to RAM usually ends up borking the system. Just recently Linus finally found the bug and the fix will be in a later kernel.

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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby andrewinoz on Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:33 am

marcus0263 wrote:Not to mention suspending aka suspend to RAM usually ends up borking the system. Just recently Linus finally found the bug and the fix will be in a later kernel.

Not to mention that I don't want to suspend my system!!! Sorry, I didn't explain myself clearly... I don't want to suspend the system because it is DOING SOMETHING, such as downloading torrents for example... but I want to lock the screen, that's all I want. That's exactly what I want, and I get a bit mad when this clearly useful option gets removed because it seems a case of Gnome's 'we know better than users what they need'... Yes, Ctrl+Alt+L does work. But I'd rather have it in the menus somewhere because I'm hopeless with remembering keyboard shortcuts...
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby Eesaurus on Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:19 pm

I'm happy too with my Linux Mint Felicia.

One question: Exaile music player doesn't seem to work. It doesn't play mp3's. Is there something to do? I allready upgraded it to the newest version. MPlayer and Totem (i guess it was it) do play mp3's normally.

edit: Oh, Exaile does work, but only through playlist -thing. It doesn't play mp3's when i right click (etc.) them.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby madwolfa on Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:43 pm

Thank you, since my first acquaintance with Linux in 1997, this is the best distro so far... Installed on my work laptop instead of Ubuntu 8.10, and it's so much better, niftier and smoother!

Yay, way to go, guys! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby nuytnie on Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:16 pm

Indeed, best distro EVER! My Dell branded Intel 3945 wireless card has been giving me some headaches, but next to that, three cheers for the complete Mint-team. Great job!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby hotweiss on Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:50 pm

Thanks for the great distro. For those of you who want to use soft RAID in Felicia, I have written this guide to help you out:

http://seethisnowreadthis.com/2008/12/2 ... 6-felicia/
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby alexand3r on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:11 am

andrewinoz wrote:Well it's not the same thing though - I don't want to suspend the system, I just want to make it unavailable to casual users while I'm away from the keyboard (it doesn't have to be high security either... in fact I mostly want to stop my cats from doing silly things when they jump on the keyboard, as they often do)
So yeah - I really miss that feature. Is there any way to bring it back into the 'Quit' menu? Is this a new Gnome thing or Mint's 'enhancement'?


Apart from using Ctrl+Alt+L, theres is this really cool program called blueProximity, if you have bluetooth enabled on your PC, you can use it to connect to your phone or whatever bluetooth device in your pocket, and when you walk away from the PC, it realises the device in your pocket is gone, and locks the PC, pretty nice huh, you can download it via the package manager.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby Danceman on Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:38 am

I have a suggestion, I have noticed that the windows when opened usually they are on the left side, which covers the "Computer" and "Home" folder. So this is easy, I just move the icons on the default left side to the right, much like the Macs. This way when I open up windows or apps they are on the left and I can still see my most used icons on the desktop. But still there is a catch, when I put a USB device or download an app, they go to the desktop but on the left side. Is there way to make them appear on the right? or go the other way, make the windows open on the right side?

My suggestion would be to put this in next Mint? Make it behave more like a mac? More organized. What do you think?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby kane_of_nod on Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:21 pm

why not 'displayconfig-gtk' ??
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Re: Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" released!

Postby Trump on Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:23 pm

I was planning on installing Mint 5 (64 bit) as a second OS in early December, I was delayed until now... which is cool because now I see there is this new release. I'm definitely hoping for the 64 bit version, but I've got my computer all backed up on a borrowed external hard drive and don't want to keep it from it's owner and full of my content for the next 3 months.

... So... same question as what's been asked before, I'm just hoping my sob story will garner more sympathy from those in the know: How long would you estimate until the 64 bit version of Felicia will be released?

Thanks!
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