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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby deki999 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:31 am

Distrowatch.com was not working for a few days.
During that days our Mint KDE was released.

Now there is no record about it at all !!!
What are those people doing ?!?!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Mike A on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:55 pm

Has anyone tried the internet dial up software I am going to set up a computer for a friend and dial up will work best for him. Have never used a dial up modem and have no idea if it is a easy or very difficult set up. I have read that dial up can be a nightmare in Linux? Any info greatly appreciated. Also if any other users live here in the Tucson Az. area I would like to meet and share knowledge of Linux and Mint thanks Mike in Tucson
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby FredG on Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:39 pm

So far I have just tried the live CD. I have an Audigy 2 Platinum which works great in Elyssa. The KDE Live CD shows that the sound card has been detected, the sound drivers installed and I can manipulate the mixer controls --- but no sound. Any ideas?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby MSXManiac on Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:54 pm

Hey Guys!

I has Elyssa installed, try the update deb package, but after downloaded a whole new Mint entire DVD megabytes, I rebooted and the installation crashes!

I need to reinstall, but I prefer use KDE 3.5.10 instead, but with the features of Felicia!

And If I install Felicia Gnome Edition and install KDE 3.5.10? How I do this? Anyone helps?

Or maybe a Felicia KDE release with KDE 3.5.10 insted of KDE 4.2! It´s possible? How?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Go2doug on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:45 pm

I just wanted to point out that news of the KDE RC1 release did not make it to DistroWatch:

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?distribution=mint
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby anthony2010 on Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:16 am

Hi all.

This is it! Ive found the distro I want on my desktop. I like how navigable it is, I like the whole KDE look and feel. This is linux perfected. Ive tried dozens of variations on most distros, opensuse was very nice but a pain in the butt to set up. This Mint KDE is head and shoulders above anything else.

Thanks so very much for the work.

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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Hutch on Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:58 pm

Ihave been usin Ubuntu 8.10 with a dual boot Mint 6 gnome until last week. Now running Mint 6 kde RC1 and looking forward to the stable release. 2 things.
1 will the stable kernal version still be 27.7 as ibex is 27.11 and
2 Will there be a usb creator?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Akanbe on Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:19 am

Boo wrote:@ fixerofthings86
1. mint 6 KDE stable will come out in about a week.
Boo


What is the stable release going to be? Will it be RC2, a beta, or the regular release? Sorry, I am unfamiliar with how these things work :)
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby phoenixrising on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:00 pm

WOW! Great job done and hats off to the team! Can't wait for the stable release!

2 small points:

1. Firefox isn't looking its best. I may daresay openSUSE's KDE Firefox looks better...
2. As far as the artwork and the look is concerned -- this has more of KDE 4.2 influence rather than the home-grown "mint" look. Will this change in the stable release?

Once again, Thanks for the fantastic RC1!!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby AfterEight on Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:15 am

Can we have a heads up on when Mint 6 KDE 'stable' will be ready guys ?
No pressure Boo, none at all. :)
But I am almost down to my knuckles with anticipation . . . . :shock:

Worth the wait whatever the time period. :wink:
Cheers and keep up the good work.

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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby deki999 on Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:24 am

phoenixrising wrote:
1. Firefox isn't looking its best. I may daresay openSUSE's KDE Firefox looks better...


This is so, so, so true !
I tried to change it with some themes, but zero results.
Very irritating...very, very...

Also, when I use Terminal server client for remote desktop connection, my desktop go crazy.
Changing colors from blah, blah (totaly random) to black.
After connecting, everything is ok.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby vinoman on Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:42 pm

I tried to run the live DVD on two pcs, one with nvidia 6100 and one with 7100. the 7100 video could not show any video and the 6100 show a very distorted screen where I couldn't get to the menu, to do any changes.

What is needed at boot up to get a clear screen?
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby cedric on Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:45 pm

one bug, something strange, that happens on two different computers.

When I want to launch Kate with sudo, I write this in Konsole : sudo kate

Then Kate is launching but in the konsole I have many errors that are listed :

Code: Select all
Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-cedric" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/kde-cedric" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.
Error: "/tmp/ksocket-cedric" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0.


As it happens with 2 different computers maybe there is something to fix.

And thanks again, kde is now definitely my favorite desktop !
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Dutchmaster on Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:48 pm

I'm running mint kde rc1 now on Dell Inspiiron 530 desktop with an old Nvidia 5200 video card. I'm liking Mint kde rc1 a lot. It finally is stable enough and has enough of my favorite 3.5 features to enjoy playing with. A learning curve for sure, but fun.

I've found a few small problem areas - almost all of which went away when I would relogin or reboot in some cases, some by performing the same task by a different means. Everything works pretty flawlessly at this point.

A few that come to mind:

1. the auto notification that proprietary hardware is available that pops up when booting into the desktop gui initially would not load my driver. I had to go manually to envy where it installed the driver fine.
2. Amazon mp3 donwloader wouldn't load with kpackage but does with gdebi. (I know.......... it's not official since it's not in the repo - just thought I'd mention it.)
3. PCManFM opens to error box - "GTK+ icon theme is not properly set." Once you click the box off, though, it opens and runs fine. The error box instructs how to fix the error.

Great job CE team!
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Steely on Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:09 pm

cedric

The proper method to launch any application with a gui from konsole is to use kdesudo and not sudo. I encountered errors the first time that I ran kdesudo but it appears to work as it should.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby cedric on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:12 am

dmk62 wrote:cedric

The proper method to launch any application with a gui from konsole is to use kdesudo and not sudo. I encountered errors the first time that I ran kdesudo but it appears to work as it should.


thanks a lot ! I should have search before writing on the forum this time, KDE is still new for me ! Sorry for my last post.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby deki999 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:17 am

vinoman wrote:I tried to run the live DVD on two pcs, one with nvidia 6100 and one with 7100. the 7100 video could not show any video and the 6100 show a very distorted screen where I couldn't get to the menu, to do any changes.

What is needed at boot up to get a clear screen?


I have same problem with 7600.
Use safe graphic mode, or similar (cant remember now)...
(That is vesa graphic driver)
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby coby on Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:30 am

Hello,

I was wondering something: Mint = ubuntu + proprietary programs + softwares + control panel + min update (hope I have a good summary of the situation)
Mint is a real advantage for anyone who wants an ubuntu out-of-the-box complete with centralized functionality and beautiful (I consider gnome as efficient but ugly)

What can be the advantage of Mint KDE vs kubuntu? Only the pre-installed codecs and programs? I hope not only...
KDE4 has also a centralized control panel and is more beautiful than gnome (not difficult :mrgreen: ) So what can be the advantage of Mint KDE?
I am waiting for jaunty to have KDE4.2 and maybe see my screen problems solved but Mint KDE could be a very appealling alternative
I always had (k)ubuntu and so deceived that I formatted my disk for mandriva (but don't feel I will keep it)

Bye
Coby

ps: I am french-speaking with a correct knowledge of English, I hope I haven't frustrated anyone involved in the process of Mint KDE :oops:
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Shadowriser on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:38 am

I have been using Lint Mint Gnome flavor ever since I downloaded it. Soon as RC1 of x64 hit I downloaded that I switched to it fully when it hit stable verison. My question is, when/if will KDE Mint be release in a x64 for us Crazy x64 people?

Either way alot of good work is done at this site and it is now the Linux Distro I tell all my friends about and MAKE them at least try to live CD or use the web on my Linux box.
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Re: Linux Mint 6 KDE RC1 released!

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:27 am

You have to realise we are a small team and to make yet another edition is hard
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