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Postby AX3 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:06 am

hi
i just install linux mint 13 cinnamone , but actually i want to get unity withe global menu on it , any one know how i can do that safely ??????

i 'm using netbook so unity is perfect desktop for the small size display ......
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Re: unity on maya

Postby remoulder on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:45 am

AX3 wrote:actually i want to get unity withe global menu on it

Why would you install mint if you want the unity desktop? Installing ubuntu 12.04 would be simpler.
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Re: unity on maya

Postby viking777 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:12 am

Don't agree with that Remoulder, I have Mint Main with Unity on it for many reasons. Mainly because I think it is better than any of the default desktops, yet Mint has a better community than Ubuntu, but let's not get into that, it is not my intention to start a flame war, it is simply my personal choice.

As to the OP's question, you just open the package manager, locate unity, and mark it for installation. Next time you boot you choose it in the session menu in mdm and make it the default session.

You can then (if you want) go back into the package manager and mark Cinnamon (or other desktops you don't want) for removal.

It couldn't be easier than that, especially if you already have Mint installed and not Ubuntu.
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Re: unity on maya

Postby remoulder on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:55 pm

viking777 wrote:Don't agree with that

@viking777, I simply meant ub12.04 comes with unity pre-installed, optimized and integrated with other applications. Adding it to a mint release doesn't seem to offer many advantages, forums not withstanding, and seems unlikely to give the same out of the box experience you would get from a native ub install imo.
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Re: unity on maya

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:14 pm

Agree with remoulder.

Mint 13 Cinnamon/Mate - all possible Unity packages expunged, optimized for Cinnamon or MATE
Ubuntu 12.04 - optimized for Unity

Or, you want a sports car: either get the sports car that has been turned into a pickup and turn it into a sports car again - or just get the sports car.

You can still use Mint's forum even though you're on Ubuntu, I've been on 12.04 as my main OS for a few months now.
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Re: unity on maya

Postby John_MC.Cloud on Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:14 am

viking777 wrote:Don't agree with that Remoulder, I have Mint Main with Unity on it for many reasons. Mainly because I think it is better than any of the default desktops, yet Mint has a better community than Ubuntu, but let's not get into that, it is not my intention to start a flame war, it is simply my personal choice.

As to the OP's question, you just open the package manager, locate unity, and mark it for installation. Next time you boot you choose it in the session menu in mdm and make it the default session.

You can then (if you want) go back into the package manager and mark Cinnamon (or other desktops you don't want) for removal.

It couldn't be easier than that, especially if you already have Mint installed and not Ubuntu.


I've installed Unity on my Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon but it doesn't work because it is missing in MDM.
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Re: unity on maya

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:49 am

Consider using Unity with a certain near-identical OS which is optimized for Unity.
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Re: unity on maya

Postby viking777 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:56 am

I've installed Unity on my Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon but it doesn't work because it is missing in MDM.


Interesting, I thought MDM was the default in Mint these days but perhaps I was wrong. Anyway it is easily fixed. Whilst running Cinnamon:

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sudo apt-get install mdm


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sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdm


Then reboot into Unity.

And don't listen to Bimsebasse on this topic :wink: , Unity runs perfectly well on Maya, I had both Ubuntu 12.04 and Maya Unity installed side by side at one point and I couldn't detect any difference so I uninstalled Ubuntu as there is very little point in having two almost identical installations running at the same time.
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