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Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby clem on Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:54 pm

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE Community Edition. Quick steps: Download the ISO or the torrent. While it’s downloading look at the overview of the new features in Linux Mint 8 KDE CE, read the User Guide and make sure to quickly go through the known issues. After the ISO [...]


Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1265

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby schpunty on Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:30 pm

I am currently running it and I must say, what a superb job you all have done!
I bow in reverence.
Bless you all!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby martosurf on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:14 pm

schpunty wrote:I am currently running it and I must say, what a superb job you all have done!
I bow in reverence.
Bless you all!


That's a tipical Linux Mint user quote, cool :lol:

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby vrkalak on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:35 pm

Wow!! Another "out of the box" experience.

Awesome job, guys. :P Clem, this OS working "outta the box" thing is becoming a habit with you. :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby gravelbay on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:15 pm

Downloading it now for the laptop. Only 14 hours to go. (Oh, for infrastructure in Honduras! :( )

Eagerly anticipating the 64-bit KDE for my big computer.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby mintuser777 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:51 am

Thall all the guys who worked for this Release. Keep up the good work..Congrats :)

PS: Are there major improvements over the RC1? I am currently running RC1.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby mick55 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:53 am

Oh Happy Day :D
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby richie43 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:00 am

Is it possible to upgrade from the wonderful rc1 or do I need to do a clean install? The rc1 is awesome! Thanks.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby Boo on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:43 am

I do not think there are major changes/fixes from the RC.
so just upgrade. (once i have the mint updates in the repo).

only "big" change is a new usplash look.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby pascoa341 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:02 am

About to start my Linux career with this one! Well done all who made it, it looks and works great out of the box already!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby richie43 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:35 am

Thanks. By "upgrade" do you mean "update"? Excuse my ignorance, but is there a difference? Thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:03 pm

Ok, downloaded Mint 8 KDE Final and was going to fix popping sound with steps given and unable to bring up alsa-base.conf with the given command. Seing how gedit is for gnome is there another command for KDE? I listed steps that were given below. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. :D

If you use Ubuntu Karmic Koala beta and have a Intel sound card, you must be hearing a popping sound every now and then. This is a known bug and here is a temporarily solution for it.

Press Alt + F2 and type:

gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

And comment (add a "#" in front of it) the last line called "options snd-hda-intel power_save=10". Basically, this is how the line should look after editing it:

#options snd-hda-intel power_save=10

Then save the file.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby gravelbay on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:22 pm

mmesantos1 wrote:Ok, downloaded Mint 8 KDE Final and was going to fix popping sound with steps given and unable to bring up alsa-base.conf with the given command. Seing how gedit is for gnome is there another command for KDE? I listed steps that were given below. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. :D

If you use Ubuntu Karmic Koala beta and have a Intel sound card, you must be hearing a popping sound every now and then. This is a known bug and here is a temporarily solution for it.

Press Alt + F2 and type:

gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

And comment (add a "#" in front of it) the last line called "options snd-hda-intel power_save=10". Basically, this is how the line should look after editing it:

#options snd-hda-intel power_save=10

Then save the file.

This isn't the right thread for this kind of question, but you can simply substitute "kate" or "kwrite" for "gedit. Any text editor should do the trick. You just need to run it as root.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:25 pm

gravelbay wrote:
mmesantos1 wrote:Ok, downloaded Mint 8 KDE Final and was going to fix popping sound with steps given and unable to bring up alsa-base.conf with the given command. Seing how gedit is for gnome is there another command for KDE? I listed steps that were given below. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. :D

If you use Ubuntu Karmic Koala beta and have a Intel sound card, you must be hearing a popping sound every now and then. This is a known bug and here is a temporarily solution for it.

Press Alt + F2 and type:

gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

And comment (add a "#" in front of it) the last line called "options snd-hda-intel power_save=10". Basically, this is how the line should look after editing it:

#options snd-hda-intel power_save=10

Then save the file.

This isn't the right thread for this kind of question, but you can simply substitute "kate" or "kwrite" for "gedit. Any text editor should do the trick. You just need to run it as root.


Thanks, did not see bug thread for KDE final release. I browsed to the file as root in dolphin and now I fixed the issue. The OP of the fix might want to update his info for someone who may not know how to browse the the file and then edit. In any case it is resolved. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby aelfinn on Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:25 pm

Just a small point of etiquette, gravelbay and mmesantos1. It's generally considered good form only to quote the specific part(s) of a post that you're making reference to in your reply. Makes for much easier reading of a thread. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby Aevum on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:01 am

I got poked with this info on Facebook! Well done everybody!! :D Superb job
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby momint on Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:09 pm

New in Linux, I hope I will get good experience with Mint.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby newonlinux on Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:56 pm

After several attempts over the years,here I am again trying this linux feeling...hope I will not punch my monitor in the "face",like i did with suse,fedora, ubuntu.(vga driver issues)
Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE
Installed it, runs fine. BUT...still no sound in Firefox flash (youtube). Amarok runs fine.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby condowax on Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:16 pm

newonlinux wrote:After several attempts over the years,here I am again trying this linux feeling...hope I will not punch my monitor in the "face",like i did with suse,fedora, ubuntu.(vga driver issues)
Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE
Installed it, runs fine. BUT...still no sound in Firefox flash (youtube). Amarok runs fine.


You should try running alsamixer in konsole and raising the PCM bar to max. This fixed this issue for me.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" KDE released!

Postby Plymouth on Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:44 am

This will sound like an odd question, and I'm not sure if I'm posting in the correct forum, but here goes anyway...

Is there a way to temporarily revert to the old window manager etc used in Linux Mint 7?

The new shiny snazzy flashy look is great, but I have an emulator that is esssential to me, that does not run correctly on Mint 8. (The windows and icons are way too large, so that I can only see around 1/4 of the screen!)
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