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.
(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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