Husse wrote:manny - check the md5sum
Everybody - please check the md5sum before posting here
tux-sven wrote:Now I have installed Mint 8 KDE RC1 on my self-made desktop. I used a bootable USB stick as installation media.
Some things I found directly:
1 During installation I think the partitioner was remarkable slow. (or is it due to that I used an USB-stick?)
I felt the whole installation process was a lot slower than it was for the previous Gnome-installation.
2 I have Mint 8 Gnome at sda1, so I installed Mint 8 KDE at sdb1. The system automatic put the starter at sdb, so I wasn't able to restart the system without manually changing grub-parameters in Mint 8 Gnome at sda1. MBR should by default be put in sda, shouldn't it?
3 I was notified there was a propritary driver for my ATI Radeon 3650 HD graphic card. When I clicked on the "Activate" button to install the driver nothing happend. No response at all and no propritary driver installed at all...
Always refresh synaptic, or whatever package manager you use before installing graphics driver. It's a problem upstream.
caris_mere wrote:I know how to get pidgin. I already had it installed when I wrote. What I would like is the Facebook chat that is in the main edition. It is not there when I install in KDE.
Husse wrote:Always refresh synaptic, or whatever package manager you use before installing graphics driver. It's a problem upstream.
Yes - but it is a lesser problem than in Helena main
As a safety precaution, when installing any distro, always click the advanced button on the last page of install to verify where grub will be installed. Since you had mint 8 gnome installed at sda1, all you would have to do is boot into it and open a terminal and run 'sudo update-grub2' then reboot and grub would list both distros. When running two distros that use grub2 by default, that is all you should ever have to do. You should never have to manually change any config. If you prefer having the blue grub screen that kde has instead of the green one that gnome has, then once you've performed the instructions above, then while you are booted into mint 8 kde, open a terminal and run 'grub-install /dev/sda' then run 'sudo update-grub2' and you should have it.
why isn't this RC release announced in distrowatch?
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