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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby Lolo Uila on Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:06 pm

If I install Audacious I find that the volume control does not work, and trying to configure the audio settings causes the digital audio on my Realtek ALC650F to die completely, and there is no way to fix it other than a complete wipe and re-install of the OS. :shock:

Seriously, no combination of settings will restore audio functions (even the exact same settings that worked previously). The digital audio is gone system wide. I have to wipe the partition and re-install the OS from scratch.

This also happened in Mint6 and with the backport upgraded Audacious in Mint5, but seems to be fixed in Mint7 GNOME (Audacious works great in Gloria Main Edition - it just installs and the volume control works without any fiddling.).
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby Lolo Uila on Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:27 pm

I'm really torn between the GNOME main edition and the Xfce Community Edition. It's mainly the issues above that have kept me with the main edition.

On the up side, it's nice that Emerald is installed by default for Compiz (with some nice themes). In Gloria GNOME it's not installed, and even if I install it manually there are no themes available (and nothing in Synaptic). :( I know I can find them at various places around the web, but it would be nice to have at least some by default.

Another really nice thing is that my X1950 AGP Radeon works fine now. I don't have to mess with proprietary drivers & edit config files or any of the nonsense any more. Just install Mint7, reboot and I'm ready to run Compiz. :) It works great in both the Xfce and main editions, and is faster than it ever was before (even with the proprietary drivers).
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:21 pm

For your network problems just install network-manager.
For the NumLock problem just install numlockx.
Not sure what the problem is for VLC.
You could try to change the DPI under Appearance.
Audacious should be using the Alsa Output Plugin.
Audacious with Alsa uses PCM as the volume control so make sure it's turned up or changed.
To reset your audio settings delete ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-mixer.xml
The emerald-themes package is currently in the community repository. http://packages.linuxmint.com/#7community
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby Lolo Uila on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:03 am

Thanks, Merlwiz!

The network is not a problem after manually enabling it and setting DHCP. Just surprised I had to do that manually. Usually it just works.

I'll check out numlockx, thanks for the tip.

I looked at the DPI settings, and custom DPI was checked (active), but the control to set the DPI was grayed out. So I unchecked it and the fonts got even smaller (really, really tiny), but when I activated custom DPI again the fonts got larger than they were before and seem normal now (and the DPI setting works too). So it looks like custom DPI is supposed to be enabled by default, but the setting is not being used (grayed out). Simply un-checking and re-checking the box fixes it.

Nice to know about that audio config file. If I manage to kill my digital out again I'll try deleting that.

Oh wow, I don't know why I didn't think to get the themes from the community repo. :oops: Thanks again! Then again I may not need that now since it looks like all of my problems may be solved and I might just switch to the Xfce Community Edition. Really great work on this edition! Thank you and all who helped make it happen!

Aloha, Tim
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby emorrp1 on Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:14 am

merlwiz79 wrote:Don't install mint-meta-xfce.
You should wait until it's in the Main repo, since they aren't considered stable yet.
I'll fix mint-meta-xfce so it won't uninstall parts of gnome.
I can't stop it from uninstalling mint-meta-gnome, mint-artwork-gnome, mint-meta-main.
The problem is the mint-artwork-xfce package can't be installed with mint-artwork-gnome.
This is why it wants to uninstall mint-meta-gnome, mint-artwork-gnome, mint-meta-main.
If you uninstall mint-artwork-gnome then you'll be missing the metacity themes.
If you don't install mint-artwork-xfce you'll be missing artwork needed for xfce.
The missing artwork may stop xfce from starting, I haven't tried it with the artwork missing.

libavcodec52 and libavutil49 are replaced with libavcodec-unstripped-52 and libavutil-unstripped-49.


Thanks for the explanation merlwiz, I've proposed a blueprint for removing the mint-artwork-* conflicts to enable the DEs to be installed simulataneously - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/linuxm ... ltiple-des
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby emorrp1 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:11 am

Please keep an eye on bugs reported via launchpad too: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+b ... d.tag=xfce
Can anyone confirm these (I haven't got the XFCE edition installed atm):

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/409594
Linux Mint 7 - Xfce RC 1

Steps to reproduce.
1. Click Menu | Settings | Xfce 4 Mint Config

The title bar say XCFE4 mintConfig Linux Mint Control Center. Should be XFCE4 mintConfig - Linux Mint Control Center.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/408644
With Compiz on I get a nice green title bar a red x and so on. When I reboot any window I open goes to the top of the screen and only the menu bar is visible. When I check the Compiz setting they are disable. Re-enabling them brings the nice green title bar back.

Steps to reproduce.
1. Click Menu | Settings | Xfce 4 Mint Config
2. Click Desktop (tab / Group)
3. Click Xfce 4 Mint Desktop
4. Click Compiz Fusion tab
5. Click Enable/Disable Compiz Fusion
6. After screen refresh click Apply
Dialog closes.
Now I see a green title bar with a red x. (very nice)
7. Close open windows and restart.
8. Open mousepad. The application opens without a title bar, just menu bar.
9. If I follow steps 1 - 5 Compiz Fusion is disabled.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby rekik on Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:22 am

I tried to reproduce the compiz bug. After step 6, the emerald title bars appeared for 1sec then disappeared . I tried to open a terminal but I get a white window. So I do CTL ALT F1 to get a terminal, try emerald --replace but it failed (emerald:75544 gtk warning** cannot open display ).
I disabled compiz and the xfwm4 decorations reappeared.
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby rekik on Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:24 am

I have previously reported that apt-get command failed to connect to internet via proxy with authentication.
I have found a work-around : adding the following lines in /etc/environment fixes the problem :

http_proxy="http://username:password@proxyIP:port/"
ftp_proxy="ftp://username:password@proxyIP:port/"
https_proxy="https://username:password@proxyIP:port/"

Now, even MintInstall works 8) .
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Re: Linux Mint 7 XFCE RC1 Bug Thread

Postby Gumbotron on Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:42 pm

Well my laptop froze twice when i was tryin to add a repository while i was usin Swiftfox. Had around 10 tabs open at both times. Believe i was tryin to add the official ubuntu repositories.
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