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Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby clem on Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:40 am

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 Xfce. Linux Mint 9 Xfce New features at a glance: New Software Manager 30,000 packages Review applications straight from the Software Manager APT daemon Visual improvements New Backup Tool Incremental backups, compression, integrity checks Backup/Restoration of the software selection Better look & feel Backgrounds Welcome screen Update Manager New Thunar Move to [...]


Announcement: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1505
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby OldTimer on Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:37 am

I think Mint is great, the quality of the work is evident, but I am a bit concerned.

Is there an option to install using the legacy Grub?

That is, enable it during the initial installation to a HD? Not afterwards.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby Glitchcity on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:22 am

What is the difference between this release and the RC if this final release has the same known problems as the release candidate? :?
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:01 am

Glitchcity wrote:What is the difference between this release and the RC if this final release has the same known problems as the release candidate? :?

Changes:
added a workaround to fix Auto login not mounting USB Devices
installed gvfs-fuse for shares to work in Gigolo.
Updated Firefox, Thunderbird and mint apps.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby azathoth on Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:47 pm

Nice, I have an empty slot for it right now. Good timing.
Any progress on https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/583923 yet? It would be ideal to be able to fully update and still have fsck work properly.
Thanks for all your hard work guys!
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby aljoriz on Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:23 am

azathoth wrote:Nice, I have an empty slot for it right now. Good timing.
Any progress on https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/583923 yet? It would be ideal to be able to fully update and still have fsck work properly.
Thanks for all your hard work guys!

The only known solution, I know of, is to disable level3 updates from ubuntu. I admit its a drag not to have a fully updated softwares but if it works then I'm ok
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby IDK on Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:44 am

x86 is more stable then x64?:-)
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby bobcollard on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:06 pm

IDK wrote:x86 is more stable then x64?:-)

IMHO No longer correct.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby Arminius von Xanten on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:32 pm

Is there a way to install the Xfce-version from a running Mint 9? I already have installed the Xfce-desktop. The CD-drive in my Samsung X-10 laptop is not working (firmware was shot when attempting to update), so I have to manage it without optical drive. Unfortunately booting from USB does not seem to work either, although "alternative device" can be selected in the BIOS.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby daniel508 on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:37 pm

is there any "computer" feature on this one? i can't seem to find it...
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby bobcollard on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:58 pm

Arminius von Xanten wrote:Is there a way to install the Xfce-version from a running Mint 9? I already have installed the Xfce-desktop. The CD-drive in my Samsung X-10 laptop is not working (firmware was shot when attempting to update), so I have to manage it without optical drive. Unfortunately booting from USB does not seem to work either, although "alternative device" can be selected in the BIOS.

You could use a Flash drive with Unetbooten instead of a CD/DVD. Depends on how your BIOS is setup, some require the USB first in line, others just change temporarily.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby dbrooks on Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:08 pm

How do I auto mount my external drives when Xfce boots?
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby farnaby on Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:48 am

First of all: Congrats to merlwiz, clem and everyone who contributed to this one. It's really a great release! I installed it at home and it runs perfectly so far.
Very smooth and lightning fast boot. :-)
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby bobcollard on Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:02 pm

dbrooks wrote:How do I auto mount my external drives when Xfce boots?

Try this link:
http://helpforlinux.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... buntu.html
P.S. Worked for me.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby linmint777 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:48 pm

congratulations, good work
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby graeme on Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:03 am

This is the second time I have tried LM XFCE (I tried 8 as well).

As before, it is fast, beautiful, and very buggy.

I would not even consider staying with it were it not for the lack of XFCE distros - Xubuntu is heavy (and most of the bugs in Mint XFCE seem to come from there), Mandriva has a poor XFCE (it is a CE), Zenwalk has a tiny repo, Arch is too much work and I am not comfortable with a rolling release.
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby Robin on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:22 am

I suspect that the thing that caused LM Xfce 9 to crawl slower than Winblows on my Dell was an Intel graphics issue. It's unusable for the extreme slow speed, freezes, and boot-up issues. But LM 8 Xfce rocks on that machine.

Question: I have read that some work has been done on the Intel graphics thing, and that some future kernel update could fix it and make LM 9 Xfce work. That would be awesome, since I love my Minty fresh Xfce and would hate to have to switch distros when support for LM8 runs out next year. Is there a kernel update in the works for Isadora Xfce that can fix my Intel isuue?

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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby linmint777 on Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:30 am

well. download and install yet
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby Fammy on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:08 am

This is my first Xfce experience and I have fallen in love at once. Thank you for making Mint 9 Xfce. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

Postby How-old! on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:42 am

...Dell was an Intel graphics issue.

- umm, Dell issues, Intel graphics issues? Nothing new there, then. A few possible suggestions: move from the USA (always a good idea, anyway!), never buy proprietary boxes (hire a proverbial six-year-old to build you a decent machine to a decent spec. if you're a bit tentative about doing it yourself). Failing those expedients, if you've got on-board graphics, esp. Intel, look up the data sheet of the video chip, sever the +5V or +3.3V line with a scalpel and insert a proper graphics card in your PCI/AGP/PCI-e/(ISA?!) slot and l-i-v-e. That usually takes care of regular as well as truncated (Phoenix) BIOSes.
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