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LMDE latest respin: to install on Dell Vostro 3700

Postby smiley_lauf on Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:20 pm

Hi there, I have been using Mint 11 x64 for a while now; but would now like to give LMDE x64 a try on this hard ware (nvidia and broadcom); I see the last download version is from Dec 2010/Jan 2011. Is there a more recent respin of LMDe, with the most recent updates and bug fixes (if any).
Please also advise me if installing on this hard ware will pose any show stopping problems/issues.

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Re: LMDE latest respin: to install on Dell Vostro 3700

Postby dawgdoc on Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:37 pm

Latest 64 bit respin with the Gnome desktop is the 201012 download. If you want to use the Xfce desktop, there is a respin from April available.

In all probability there will be another respin of the Gnome desktop within the next month, that is just a guess. It might even be of both desktops. You can check this page http://community.linuxmint.com/iso for status updates on work of some of the releases.
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Re: LMDE latest respin: to install on Dell Vostro 3700

Postby smiley_lauf on Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:43 am

I eventually downloaded the LMDE x64 (full 900MB+); and installed it. Installation went without a glitch. Now the MintUpdate wants to update 864MB+ of data--this like almost the size of the full DVD. I was afraid of this, hence I asked if there was a latest respin to avoid downloading the whole distro all over agai. I have a slow internet and I pay by megabyte.

Anyway, I will give this update a whirl and see how it goes. For starters, the fast and snappy feel is already a winner.
2 questions:
(1) I see broadcom STA common in repo's--should i install this for my broadcom 43xx driver? Or is there a better way to do this?
(2) How about nvidia drivers? I see by default LMDe runs nouveou drivers, so little 3D acceleration for graphics intensive apps. Any suggestions?

I know there are posts on this forum to this effect, I have tried them, but I am not succeeding. I am looking for a simpler solution.
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Re: LMDE latest respin: to install on Dell Vostro 3700

Postby smiley_lauf on Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:23 am

okay, after downloading and installing the updates--LMDe loads to the GDM screen and hangs--nothings works, mouse if frozen, and keyboard is disabled. Only hard boot gets me out of the screen. So I guess, my machine is not ready for LMDE yet.

I am going back to LM 11 x64 (posting from it now).

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Re: LMDE latest respin: to install on Dell Vostro 3700

Postby dawgdoc on Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:22 am

Sorry not to get back to you in time. For me the nouveau drivers are not smooth with my laptop so I always install the proprietary drivers. My laptop has a nvidia Geforce 6150 Go chipset.

Re: the broadcom-sta drivers and a 43xx device. I have a broadcom 4311 wirless chip and the driver, 5.60.48,36, which came with the earlier LMDE spins and the 2.6.32 kernel worked well for me. When I added the newer kernel, 2.6.38, and added the broadcom-sta driver to it, the newer broadcom driver, 5.100..82.38, was built into the new kernel and does not work for me.
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Re: LMDE latest respin: to install on Dell Vostro 3700

Postby Elmacus on Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:52 am

I have succesfully used LMDE 64 with NVIDIA propitary drivers on GTX 260. It was easy with instructions, don't remember link now, but can give later.

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