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Postby verbertus on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:49 pm

Kinne wrote:Actually you can find the md5-checksums here: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.html


Thank you. Don't know how I managed to overlook that! :oops:
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Postby kenetics on Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:52 pm

Using the live CD now. Looks very good so far. Goodbye OpenSuse. Gotta make room for another Mint. :D
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Re: Regarding XFCE......

Postby verbertus on Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:04 pm

ElEdwards wrote:Please pardon my lack of knowledge... and if this is in the wrong place, I apologize.....

I realize that a lot of work has gone into this new edition and with all appreciation, I want to know what the advantage is of using this version VERSUS using Synaptic to get XFCE and adding that to an existing Mint installation.

I'm still learning and I appreciate your indulgence :)

Thanks!


In addition to the very good answer maty1206 has given, I think it's worth reading the release notes. Gnome, the desktop environment, has been removed and replaced by xfce. This opens the luxuries of Linux Mint to many more computers, either older ones or more modern lightweight, energy efficient ones.
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Postby mickel on Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:52 pm

I run an older Hp 667 Celeron with 384 ram. I did a clean whole disk install of this one yesterday and it is great! It does everything just like its supposed to except shutdown, (which I now know how to fix). This distro is clean smooth and very fast. I have been waiting for the stable KDE of Cassandra but I don't know how it could be better than this XFCE !
Thanks
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Postby ElEdwards on Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:56 pm

Very smooth! :)

I downloaded the ISO earlier tonight, burned the cd, installed it and here I am! :D
So far, really good :) I'm going to play for a while and get used to it.

Oh, one thing I have to learn is terminal commands..... I'm used to using 'gedit' in Gnome Terminal..... what is the equivalent command in XFCE Terminal?

Thanks! :)
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Postby bigbearomaha on Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:23 am

I am excited. I am d/l the torrent now (I will also seed ) Iove the idea of an Xfce based Mint.

Great work to all.

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Postby maty1206 on Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:05 am

ElEdwards wrote:Very smooth! :)

I downloaded the ISO earlier tonight, burned the cd, installed it and here I am! :D
So far, really good :) I'm going to play for a while and get used to it.

Oh, one thing I have to learn is terminal commands..... I'm used to using 'gedit' in Gnome Terminal..... what is the equivalent command in XFCE Terminal?

Thanks! :)
El


HI!
You shoul use:
"nano"

I hope that you could do it.
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Postby Kyran on Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:28 am

ElEdwards wrote:Oh, one thing I have to learn is terminal commands..... I'm used to using 'gedit' in Gnome Terminal..... what is the equivalent command in XFCE Terminal?


In vanilla Xfce I use mousepad.

Anyone know when xfcemintConfig and xfcemintDesktop are going to be added to the repositories? Or at least where I would be able to get debs of them? I'm using Xfce on Cassandra BETA0014 and wouldn't mind benefiting from Xfce specific Mint packages. :)
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Postby ElEdwards on Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:23 am

Before I read here about Nano, I was in Terminal and typed:
gedit --help
I got a message saying it wasn't installed and to type
sudo apt-get install gedit
so that's what I did. Good thing or bad thing? :( I've already used gedit to edit (successfully) /boot/grub/menu.lst

Also, being used to Gnome, I looked for but couldn't find:
- how to assign keyboard shortcuts to the volume control
- how to assign sounds to events

....but otherwise, I find XFCE Mint very fast and smooth! :)

Thanks for any help.
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Postby bigbearomaha on Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:38 am

I'm back, finished the d/l, burned fine and ran the livecd.

my hat is off to you. This is probably the single best implementation of Xfce I have seen yet.

I was impressed by the customization of Xfce and the method of using the xfce tools in mintconfig.

the logout screen is tremendous.

this will be a permanent install.

thank you for a job well done,

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Postby maty1206 on Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:29 am

ElEdwards wrote:Before I read here about Nano, I was in Terminal and typed:
gedit --help
I got a message saying it wasn't installed and to type
sudo apt-get install gedit
so that's what I did. Good thing or bad thing? :( I've already used gedit to edit (successfully) /boot/grub/menu.lst


That's ok, don't worry about it.

When you try to use gedit, it doesn't was installed on XFCE, so, when you typed "sudo apt-get install gedit", you got it.
Now, you can use both, NANO or Gedit, for edit files.

I think that its god.

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Postby gadi on Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:19 am

I've downloaded XFCe Edition... It's pretty, and it has apps that I've never seen (Wicd), and it is useful! He catced my configuration momently, and connected it.
After, I was watching the menus. Gnome-mplayer isn't insalled.
Whith "gmplayer" you refer "mplayer" (synaptic option) or that player? (nice, too, and I have problems whith default mplayer, whith this not, because I have a wide resolution monitor).

Whatever, I've "tunned" BETA 003, and I don't want to delete all and install Stable version. Can you put the new apps on the mint repo? We could download it easily, or in a .mint file.

Thanks and congratulations for the work, it's nice. XFCE 4evah!

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Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:21 pm

gadi wrote:I've downloaded XFCe Edition... It's pretty, and it has apps that I've never seen (Wicd), and it is useful! He catced my configuration momently, and connected it.
After, I was watching the menus. Gnome-mplayer isn't insalled.
Whith "gmplayer" you refer "mplayer" (synaptic option) or that player? (nice, too, and I have problems whith default mplayer, whith this not, because I have a wide resolution monitor).

Whatever, I've "tunned" BETA 003, and I don't want to delete all and install Stable version. Can you put the new apps on the mint repo? We could download it easily, or in a .mint file.

Thanks and congratulations for the work, it's nice. XFCE 4evah!

Adeus!

If you type gmplayer in terminal or use the run program it will launch the mplayer with a gui.(gmplayer)
If you use terminal and open a file with mplayer there is just a box with the video playing with no gui controls.
Gnome MPlayer is just another gui wrapper for mplayer just like gmplayer, kmpayer and smplayer.
The apps will be there with the upgrade instructions, I'm working on.
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Postby gadi on Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:21 pm

Thanks for the info! I'll wait.
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Postby newW2 on Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:55 pm

Merlwiz: Great job. I like what you did with XFCE since the beta.
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Downloaded Slow Until The Evening Last Night.

Postby pvossen on Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:45 pm

Downloaded slowly most the day. I downloaded at night here in the States,
and it worked fine.

I already have Linux Mint Gnome Cassandra and its great. I tried the beta
XFCE, but this one is much better. I now have both Gnome and the XFCE
versions working well.

Zenwalk works ok on another partition, but just cannot even compete
with the simplicity of Linux Mint. Yet, its fun to tinker with.


Patrick
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Epsilon wrote:
Elven wrote:it is downloading really slow :(


Try using torrents, is not lighning fast but is hell better than ddl right now.
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Postby persev on Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:47 pm

Tried the live cd on my Thinkpad t-23 and it looked good but I was hoping for the "slab" type of menu. Problem was that wicd wouldn't connect to my wireless network, didn't even show a network even though my Cisco airo cards lights were flashing. Also, I didn't try to install because I wasn't sure if my Savage S3 card's direct rendering would work (it hasn't with any Ubuntu based distros since dapper). Everything else looked good though, nice selection of software, etc.
Anyone else having problems with the Savage cards lately?
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Postby kiwiboyus on Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:50 pm

I have been running this on my older Toshiba laptop for a couple of days now and I do like the responsiveness compared to when I had the Gnome version installed. It's taken a little tweaking but I have Compiz Fusion installed and running correctly at last but I am having two issues still.

1. My iPod (Fat32 formatted), will not mount correctly. It shows up on my desktop but I can not open it, if I right click I see the option to Mount Volume but it always fails.

2. I can not figure out how to add new icons. I have tried unzipping and copying to the icons folder but I keep getting a permissions error. I also have not been able to figure out how to get root privileges to this new file manager.

Any tips would be appreciated, thanks!
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Postby persev on Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:03 pm

kiwiboyus wrote:I have been running this on my older Toshiba laptop for a couple of days now and I do like the responsiveness compared to when I had the Gnome version installed. It's taken a little tweaking but I have Compiz Fusion installed and running correctly at last but I am having two issues still.

1. My iPod (Fat32 formatted), will not mount correctly. It shows up on my desktop but I can not open it, if I right click I see the option to Mount Volume but it always fails.

2. I can not figure out how to add new icons. I have tried unzipping and copying to the icons folder but I keep getting a permissions error. I also have not been able to figure out how to get root privileges to this new file manager.

Any tips would be appreciated, thanks!


Can't help with 1 but with 2 I usually have to open a terminal and "sudo thunar" or "sudo nautilus".
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Postby Wh1sper on Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:49 pm

I've tested xfce edition a bit.
See my other posting for the resolution problem in hardware sector.
But I have an another one, not sure if it is a general problem.
https://zockertown.de/s9y/uploads/linux/schritt7.png
so far so good...
https://zockertown.de/s9y/uploads/linux/fail.png
If wished, I can provide some more infos for this.
For me it is no problem, it was just a test.
After all nothing harmed my disks this is the good news :)
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