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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby Penguinclaw on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:13 pm


Sorry, no mention of upgrading all the way from Elyssa. Your best bet maybe to just backup /home and do a fresh install. It's really not that tough.



I always prefer a fresh install with a new release. Make sure your home directory is backed up (I recommend Pybackpack) including those important to you hidden directories (ie .mozilla ). Doing this will probably also give you a nice speed increase!!! It's amazing how even Linux can get bogged down by useless junk!

I am personally new to Mint, but after a lightning upgrade from Ubuntu Jaunty to Gloria x64..... What a refreshing revelation.... I am convinced this distro is much faster. I was a little stuck with Ubuntu because other distros were a pain to configure my hardware.... Mint works like a dream, the forum seems much friendlier (very important in my books) and I love the out of the box colour and theme. Heck is it possible to be smitten with a distro...... :oops:
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:35 am

Did fresh install. Great job oon the final! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby nelamvr6 on Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:33 pm

I am loving this one. It boots crazy fast! The graphics are just gorgeous!

I even went with EXT4 as my file system (did a clean install)... so far it's been great!
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby darco on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:09 pm

This version is running like a champ.....are there any issues w/hibernate on a pc? Mine goes to sleep but am unable to wake it. I have an Nvidia 9800 gtx w/the 180.35 drivers...
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby Penguinclaw on Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:09 pm

Just to update my previous post:
I am still "over the moon" with Gloria... now my wife is switching distro's... again from Ubuntu... she loves "the look"... and as she chose to marry me and my look how can I argue with that!!! :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby rivenathos on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:08 pm

When moving between versions of LinuxMint (3 to 4, 4 to 5, etc.), I have always done a clean install. This time around, I installed Mint 7 x64 using the Ext4 file system option. Thus far, I simply cannot find anything about which to complain. If anyone has a 64-bit capable machine, I suggest giving Mint 7 x64 a test drive. You will not be disappointed. Clem and the team have once again released an excellent distro.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby jdog on Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:06 am

install went well. looks great. just one annoying thing.after I log in, a window pops up. "users home/.dmre file is being ignored ..blah ..blah". I hit OK then I'm in. how do I get rid of that pop up ?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby Mad_Mac on Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:52 pm

jdog wrote:install went well. looks great. just one annoying thing.after I log in, a window pops up. "users home/.dmre file is being ignored ..blah ..blah". I hit OK then I'm in. how do I get rid of that pop up ?


I have that too :S.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby Husse on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:27 pm

I suppose you two experience "users home/.dmrc is ignored...."
That's a serious error caused by changed permissions to some file in home
If you have changed file/folder permissions in home undo it
Then to get rid of the message
sudo chown username:username ~/.dmrc
sudo chmod 644 ~/.dmrc
Where of course username is your username - nothing else
It is not something that should pop up on its own....
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby jdog on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:36 pm

O.K. so I know how this happened. I copied everything in the home folder from elyssa on another H.D. and copied it int home on Gloria. I,m not to clear on what I should remove now to fix it.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby Husse on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:59 pm

The user in Elyssa did not become the first user (1000) in Gloria
A bit drastic but
sudo chown -R username:username /home/username
should do it
Take a moment and consider if you have any files in home that should be owned by someone else - normally you don't
A BIG warning - never do this unless you are told to by a reliable source or know enough yourself
I do not recommend the GUI for this
When you are done check the properties of a file deep down in home you should be the owner and group
Any further dsicussion about this should be done as a separate support topic
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby ilamythest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:43 am

Both my husband and I are running Mint 7 and we love it. It is a beautiful system that runs perfectly. All the problems we had with Ubuntu 9.04 seem to be resolved, and mint is the only distro we have ever run that our home network just works. Our only issue we've had (and it's not really an issue, more like an inconvenience) is that Java only works in Firefox 3.0. We both have Chromium installed (still an alpha so doesn't count) but he uses Opera, and we both have the new firefox 3.5 installed (beside 3.0) and while flash works great, java doesn't work in either of those. Like I said, not a problem, as we can still use 3.0 for radar loops (only thing we really need java for) just an inconvenience. Anyone else have this and know how to fix it? Doesn't matter if not......not giving up on Mint 7.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby ZenDJiNN on Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:13 am

Gloria x64 is absolutely fantastic, and as always pretty much everything works great out of the box.... Nice one! :)
Question: Is this the "Support" thread for the x64 version? I keep looking around the Mint forums, and can't find much on the x64 release at all (Apart from this thread). Are there not that many people using it, or am i missing something blatantly obvious? (Probably the latter... i hope) :)

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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby Husse on Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:45 am

This is not a support topic at all - it is for you to make your opinion heard about the release
We do not differentiate between the 32 and the 64 bit version in support - the difference is small, but of course it's imperative to mention if you use the 64 bit one
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby ZenDJiNN on Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:52 am

Thanks for that husse, didn't realise that it was all in one place. Makes sense. :)

Cheers....
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby eeezzzeee on Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:45 pm

just got around to moving from mint 5 to mint 7. I am very impressed with the boot time and overall polish of the release. great work by the mint team.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby hinto on Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:34 pm

A million thanks!!!
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby BlueLion on Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:13 am

I've got a question: Is this the stable (final) release, or a beta version still?
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby ESM on Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:48 pm

Of course it's the stable one... otherwise it would have been called an RC :)
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Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" x64 released!

Postby Husse on Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:32 pm

ESM wrote:Of course it's the stable one... otherwise it would have been called an RC :)

Almost :)
Intended to be the stable, but that is for you, the community, to decide - if too many bugs are found we have to make a RC2
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