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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby ESM on Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:53 pm

??? what do you mean ???
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby Aging Technogeek on Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:09 pm

Found a possible bug in Mint 7 x 64. I just bought a bluetooth mouse. Tried to pair it to my bluetooth capable laptop and had no luck. The bluetooth device wizard says the mouse is paired, but the flashing green and red lights don't change to pure green and mouse doesn't work. Tried many times using all pin number combos offered.

It does work in Mint 6 main 32 bit (but not in Mint 7 32 bit).

Will post in hardware support to try to find a fix.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby Da Londo on Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:44 am

I went from Mint 6 x64 to Mint 7 32, looks really good, can't wait to get the x64 but I'm seriously in doubt about installing the RC1. Any idea how long the RC1 needs to be tested before the stable release?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby ESM on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:09 pm

The RC1 is in fact Ubuntu 9.04 64bit with the Mint things in it. That means that even the RC1 is almost as stable as the ice rock that sank Titanic ;)
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby eiver on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:27 pm

Da Londo wrote:Any idea how long the RC1 needs to be tested before the stable release?

Thats a good question. How long would make you feel safe, so that you would call it stable and install it? :P
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby Da Londo on Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:13 am

It's actually because I don't want to do a fresh install of the RC1 just to have to upgrade 1 or 2 days later to the Main, anyhow, I've seen that the last post in the RC1 Bug thread dates back to June 3rd so that +10 days away, if no more bugs show up, it could'nt be that long for the Mint Team to have the stable release ready, they've done a great job so far and I'm very gratefull for all the hard work.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby ESM on Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:18 am

I expect that the RC1 will change into the final version without a hitch. Same happened with the 32bit version. So the 64 bit version is on my pc since it arrived on the servers. And that was a few days before the official announcement. And no problem that can't be solved :)
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby titto on Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:09 pm

Tested on my brand new Samsung X460: it is simply unable to shut down! The 32 bit edition works fine.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby eiver on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:14 pm

The GUI doesn't work or even the "sudo shutdown" doesn't help?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby afraca on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:05 am

Quite new to Linux in general, runned Ubuntu 8.04 for 2 weeks in dual boot, then ubuntu 9.04 for 2 weeks in dual boot, now Linux Mint x64 RC1 (also in dual boot), and it's awesome!!! using it more and more.Very happy with looks and feels, and starting to get used to the technical differences with Windows :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby wolfgar on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:13 am

Excellent Linux Distribution, not a single issue found on my system.

Thanks for the great software!

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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby mandog on Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:48 am

As you can see I don't post very often that does not say I'm new to Linux Mint more its such a good release and information is readily available look at my join date.
Their is a slight problem with mint menu after the latest updates, software manager, package manager seem to have a problem opening the authorisation panel.
but if I put the icons on the bottom panel all is OK. Apart from that most things work very well as one expects from Linux Mint. Well done Clem and all involved :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby wobf58 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:55 pm

I have installed Mint 7 32bit already and all is working fine. Now I have installed Mint 7 64bit RC1 and its not working. It always stop working with some kind of message about Bluetooth. I have tried it on other PC and Laptop, same result. I am wondering why. Since I am planing to add more RAM I would like to run the 654bit version since the 32bit version only can handle 3.5 Gig. Is there a way to get that fixed??? I love Mint and all that design what is coming with it and its soooo easy to handle so I would like to stay with it. Any help is deeply appreciated.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby emorrp1 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:11 pm

wobf58: I just found a full (but easy-to-read) explanation of the RAM issue: http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby max :) on Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:36 pm

I've installed Mint 7 x64 and use it since the ISO got out, I put it on an USB stick via Netbootin in Windows, installed it from there, works fine. Mint Menu works fine, Mint update also. The Grub background and the desktop background are very beautiul and suitable to the overall design! Nice! Kudos to the wallpaper designer! :)

Bugs I've encountered:
- Rhythmbox hangs for 4-5 seconds while switching songs (i have 4000+ songs in my library) - it's because I installed the newest one from GetDeb, reverting to the default one and everything works again :)
- Totem sucks! Doesn't advance to next movie/song in the playlist (tested also with Repeat and Shuffle options, but no avail), often then the position bar stays at the end and doesn't correspond to the current playback progress. I've removed it and added VLC ppa and installed VLC 1.0.0 :D
- I can't remove evolution-data-server-common and the deskbar-applet - I don't want them installed at all :evil: ! Any ideas how to remove them?

Thanks Clem and the others from the Mint development team! It's a great release! I finally upgraded from Mint 5 x64! Mint 6 x64 had too much bugs...
Oh yes, and thank you for finally changing the theme and icons! IMO you can drop all the old ones, these new ones are a LOT better for my eyes! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby GuiH on Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:34 pm

;D
so, wait for the final candidate yet
will be simply lovely too
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby utisest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:39 am

I only installed Gloria 32bit about a fortnight ago, I have an AMD 64bit machine. What benefits will I see with a 64bit install? What does RC1 stand for?

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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby richyrich on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:21 pm

utisest,
RC stands for 'Release Candidate' , which is similar to 'Beta". It is made available for testing, bug reporting. They state that you should NOT use it for your 'Main OS' , as it can be, and usually is buggy.
Once the bugs are repaired/fixed, the developers will then release the 'Stable" version.

Soooo, if you are not a tester, developer, and don't like dealing with possible bugs, I would recommend waiting for the Stable release.

regards, Richard

EDIT: Oh yes, 64bit will allow you to surpass the 3 Gb. RAM limit in 32bit OS's. but for normal use, the developers state that the 32bit version is more stable.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby emorrp1 on Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:25 pm

As a follow up to richyrich's post. RC means that it has already passed internal quality checks, but needs to be verified by a larger userbase. If no major bugs show up, then the RC will become the final release, as happened with 32bit Gloria, so it *should* be stable enough for install. However, I agree with richyrich that waiting for the main release is your best option if you need a completely stable system.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!

Postby utisest on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:04 pm

OK, Cheers guys. I probably will update for the sake of it when the stable version is available but it might make no or very little difference to me. By the way, where do I announce that I have been Windows free for over a month and have no reason to go back? :D

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