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Postby ElEdwards on Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:17 pm

I'm sorry.... I'm not trying to offend anyone. It's just that I have read in this thread that the installer has been crashing when manual partitioning is selected. As a noob, that sorta scares me ;)

I'm downloading the miniKDE right now (don't have a DVD burner). I'll try the work-around and see what happens. The worst that can happen is that I have to start over, right? :) I've already backed up the important things.

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Postby ElEdwards on Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:29 pm

Please bear with me a little longer...but I'm confused about something....

When I finish downloading the miniKDE and burn it to a CD, I'll reboot to this CD to do the installation, right?
...so if I boot up to the CD, how is it possible to open a terminal and do the following?
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sudo apt-get install ubiquity-frontend-gtk
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-frontend-kde
sudo ubiquity
Sorry, but I'm a bit confused. :(
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Postby newW2 on Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:36 pm

Yes I did so last night. Just enter the code one at a time in terminal. The install will start after the last code is entered. Leave the terminal open and answer the normal install questions in the x-window for: keyboard layout, language, etc.
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Postby ElEdwards on Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:59 pm

Whew! :)

Well, it worked! I'm now using the KDE version....and really like it so far.

The advice and installer work-around was right on the money!

Thanks so much! :)

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Postby Kinne on Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:49 am

I finally added the KDE editions to http://www.snoerre.eu
Happy downloading
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Postby Epsilon on Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:41 pm

Im I the only one that thinks that just saying how to remove the kde frontend and adding the gtk frontend of ubiquity is nopt going to solve the problem, the beta version didnt have this problem and because this is the "stable" version bugs like this shouldn't even be here.

Besides that the distro is cool but this bug should be fixed ASSAP because a noob wouldn have a clue what to do and because is not something a stable version should have.
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Postby Boo on Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:21 am

there is a new one coming... 3.0r1.

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Postby thecdn on Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:54 am

Just wanted to congratulate the devs on this kde version. I wanted to like regular mint as it is beautiful and feature filled, but I just couldn't make myself like gnome, I'm a kde guy at heart.

I will be checking this out in the days ahead to see how it compares against my existing installs of pclinuxos, arch, and sidux.
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A great debut, but some problems...

Postby akshunj on Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:36 pm

I think the over-arching theme here is that this was a great debut for the community-supported edition of mint-KDE. Not quite the level of polish we've come to expect, but we all know that Boo is new to this and he's doing his best. Let's just help him identify the bugs so he can come out of the gates even stronger next time. That's called "community involvement" and I'm sure he appreciates it.

That said, the upside here is huge! A *good* KDE menu?! I LOVE it! The standard KDE menu is a pile of crap that ultimately drove me to Mint. The Mint menu for both Gnome and KDE is the bomb. The Look N' Feel is awesome, and the speed and stability seems good. Adept is pretty slick. Didn't even know it existed till last week.

Downside. Too many of those stupid "K" applications taking up space in the menu. I don't even know what half of them do! Can we pare things down to "one task, one application", and the user can choose to install more afterwards? Also, there are some little niceties that should be enabled: white Ubuntu standard mouse pointer, NumLock on, disable the bouncing busy-cursor (sooooo annoying), etc. These are not show-stoppers, just things that contribute to the level of polish. Also, the default theme for KDE is gorgeous, but a tad buggy with some screen artifacts. At least, that's what I see using the Nvidia proprietary driver. Maybe another theme would be better.
Clearly, the install bug *is* a showstopper, so here's to a fixed 3.0r1 release!

Anyways, that's my 2 cents. Take it or leave it...

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Postby sprint on Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:54 pm

mikpap wrote:Great news. I downloaded it and I have just found a bug in the installer (there wasn't in the 013 Beta). the manual disk partition crushes the installation. Any ideas why?



I have the same problem as mikpap,the installer crashes downloaded at the 4th try, took over 6hours , normal 355KB/sec

greetings
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Postby newW2 on Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:36 pm

sprint: Yes there is a bug and it will best fixed. IF you haven's already done so, you can use the work around that was posted origninally by clem, and reposted by EIEdwards above.
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Postby LostOverThere on Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:02 pm

I agree, Boo is doing an amazing job. And I would like to do all that I can (Which is really just involvment in ideas, support and maybe some BETA testing).

The best thing about you, Boo, is you are incredibly keen to make this the best Distro possible.

2 Thumbs up, Boo.
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Postby @go on Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:27 pm

I have gnome version at home and I just installed yesterday the kde version on my work notebook and... WOW!!!! It's even better then the gnome version!!!
I had the manual partitioning issue but when I readed the release notes I found the workaround, I was lucky that the wireless adsl worked so I had the possibility to read the release notes. It would be great if there was an option to reuse existings Linux partitions too.
But I found an issue on the NTFS configuration tools, as it is still using gksu instead of kdesu so I had to change it manually.
And the popup above the main menu get partially hidden by the panel and the last rows are not readable.
At last I have to say that I find Konqueror much better then Dolphin as a file manager.
I tryed many distro but I think this is the top!!!
Go on this way!!! :wink:
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Postby georgeg on Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:11 pm

The new release announcement listed a bunch of programs that were left out of the KDE-CE mini disk to reduce the size to fit on a CD-R. After an install, when you go online to update your system, will those files be listed automatically or do you have to install them one by one yourself?
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Postby Adler on Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:41 pm

Hi All,

From Linux Today - Linux Mint Takes on a KDE Flavor.

You can see it http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.ph ... 6-NW-DB-RL
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Postby georgeg on Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:31 am

I tried installing the KDE mini-edition, using the work-around for the install bug. It didn't work for me, the install still failed in the partioning phase. I'll go back to the Gnome version, it works OK for me most of the time.
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Gnome and KDE

Postby gbarquero on Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:49 pm

I need some help. I have Mint 3.0 (gnome) installed. I downloaded the KDE DVD and I'd like to add it to my gnome, instead of a new install. How do I add KDE to Gnome from my DVD without having to download all the packages again?
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Postby lawsonrc on Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:26 pm

Hi gbarquero,

Welcome to Linux Mint!!!

I don't think it is possible to do what you are requesting, but I'm no expert.

I am also in Houston. Our HLUG (Houston Linux Users Group) meets every Wednesday evening at HAL-PC (Houston Area League of PC Users). We help people install distros and troubleshoot them. To get to HAL-PC, which is near Micro Center (610 Loop West), go to http://www.hal-pc.org and there is a link to a map.

If you are bringing a desktop, bring a mouse and keyboard with you; our workshop room already has monitors to connect to. We can get on the internet with cat 5 cables (ethernet) for downloading updates, etc. If you bring a laptop, you're all set without any other peripherals.

We may be the only LUG anywhere in the world that meets weekly for installations, troubleshooting, shooting the breeze, and having fun.

If you can, come before 6:00 pm and ask where the room is for the Linux Workshop. If you come after 6:00 pm the door is locked, but just ask for Rick Archibald, the leader of the workshop, or mention my name Richard Lawson. We meet until 8:45 pm at which time we have to pack up and leave the building by 9:00 pm.

Maybe someone else on the forum has a more detailed answer for your request.

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Postby Boo on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:41 pm

the answer is no you can not add kde from the live KDE DVD.

A live CD/DVD is like an installed system that has been tared up and compressed to fit to fit on a CD/DVD.
ie it is an image of a system.
so the install process is like a big file copy to your system.

there are no .deb files on the CD/DVD that you can install.

KDE Mint comes from the Ubuntu repos and not the Kubuntu repos.
so you could use apt-get or synaptic to install KDE-desktop (I think) to get KDE on your system as well.
you could then choose at login which DE to login to.

Remember though that not all Mint applications will work on KDE.

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