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Re: Mint Debian

Postby AbeFreeman on Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:44 am

ignore this -- I started a new post
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby randomizer on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:04 am

Mint Debian doesn't seem to like my Realtek RTL8187 wireless much. It works, but not particularly well, as I get frequent packet loss. ndiswrapper doesn't do much for me either. I don't think LM9 had this problem, but I can't remember for certain. I really need to wire up my house with some Ethernet cables. It's just not easy navigating through my roof...
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby Anonymo on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:30 am

As the release is already a DVD, in the future, it would be cool if all versions were on 1 DVD. So we could have 2 DVDs, maybe a 32bit and a 64bit, with all versions of DE and WM (GNOME,KDE, etc). Just throwing it out there.
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby Zwopper on Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:16 am

Just installed on my main machine - so far so good! :-D
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Re: Mint Debian logging in

Postby dnmint on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:25 am

How does one login automatically in LMDE ?
Pls help
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Re: Mint Debian logging in

Postby zole052 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:29 am

dnmint wrote:How does one login automatically in LMDE ?
Pls help

mintmenu > administration > login screen
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby SteveHoffmanUK on Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:14 pm

Hmmm, strange.

On MY LMDE, it's

Mint Menu > System | Control Centre > System > Login Screen
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby Teucca on Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:26 pm

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Re: Mint Debian

Postby randomizer on Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:30 pm

SteveHoffmanUK wrote:Hmmm, strange.

On MY LMDE, it's

Mint Menu > System | Control Centre > System > Login Screen

zole052's instructions sound like they're actually for the GNOME Main Menu.
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby Orographic on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:37 am

randomizer wrote:I just added ttf-mscorefonts-installer and modified my ~/.fonts.conf and the fonts look about the same as they do on any Linux Mint 9 edition. Granted, the fonts are not as clean as they are in Windows, but they never have been. If there's one thing Windows excels at, it's font rendering.


That's what I did. Just installed mscorefonts, no other tweaking in that regard, and it all looks really good. I use to do the same thing in older versions of Ubuntu and other distros with dodgy fonts.

I've also changed the default menu (which is nice but not my favourite) and went for the customised menu with Applications Places System as the menu items. I added a top panel and put it there with my most commonly used programs; just like in Lucid.

Mint Debian is very nice. I've had one 'no signal' message on the monitor during boot but the system just shut down after thirty seconds and rebooted fine with no errors. Think it might be the 2.6.32.5 kernel not fully supporting my newish Core i3 and H55-USB3 motherboard. This monitor issue occurs in Lucid, Fedora 13 and Mint Debian but not PCLOS or W7 on the same hardware. I think PCLOS uses a newer kernel.
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby randomizer on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:04 am

Kernel 2.6.33 was the first to have full support for the i3, including the IGP. 2.6.32 may have some support for the CPU but I think IGP support is flaky at best.
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby zole052 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:30 am

randomizer wrote:
SteveHoffmanUK wrote:Hmmm, strange.

On MY LMDE, it's

Mint Menu > System | Control Centre > System > Login Screen

zole052's instructions sound like they're actually for the GNOME Main Menu.

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Re: Mint Debian

Postby Orographic on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:50 am

randomizer wrote:Kernel 2.6.33 was the first to have full support for the i3, including the IGP. 2.6.32 may have some support for the CPU but I think IGP support is flaky at best.


Hey, thanks for that. That may explain why in the newer kernel in PCLOS, the no signal message on the monitor doesn't happen. In Lucid when I get the no signal message I have to do Ctrl-Alt F1 and in Fedora and LMDE it just shuts down after a few seconds. I bought this system though knowing that it may not be fully supported for six months or more, so I can't blame Linux for that decision. It only happens once or twice a month anyway.

I do like Linux Mint Debian quite a bit so far, it seems really good and to basically have Debian with a bit more polish is an attractive option. My gut feeling is LMDE will go far. I will certainly promote it on a large aussie forum if it continues along so well.

Thanks to everyone that has worked so hard in producing it and all Mint flavours. Its been two years since I've looked at Mint and I am impressed indeed.
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby randomizer on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:59 am

zole052 wrote:Image

Well there you go. i normally just use the search anyway 8)
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby Orographic on Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:00 am

randomizer wrote:Kernel 2.6.33 was the first to have full support for the i3, including the IGP. 2.6.32 may have some support for the CPU but I think IGP support is flaky at best.


So, would the 2.6.33 kernel be around any time soon on LMDE? I am happy to wait. :)
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby randomizer on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:07 am

LMDE will get the update when Debian Testing does.

That sounded familiar...

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Re: Mint Debian

Postby dnmint on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:38 am

Is there a way one can improve change the way LMDE grub looks :oops:
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby secipolla on Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:02 am

Orographic wrote:
randomizer wrote:Kernel 2.6.33 was the first to have full support for the i3, including the IGP. 2.6.32 may have some support for the CPU but I think IGP support is flaky at best.


So, would the 2.6.33 kernel be around any time soon on LMDE? I am happy to wait. :)

You can easily install 2.6.35 from experimental or from the Liquorix repository.
For the Debian kernel from experimental, just add a line to your /etc/apt/sources list exactly like the one you have for "testing" but with "experimental" in its place.
Then open Synaptic, reload the package information and install the 2.6.35 kernel. There's no problem since your current kernel won't be removed. Also you can leave the experimental repo enabled since packages from there can only be installed if you explicitly request.

If you prefer to install a Liquorix kernel, which is tweaked for desktop use rather than for server use, add to /etc/apt/sources.list
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deb http://liquorix.net/debian sid main

Then open Synaptic, reload the package information and install liquorix-keyring and the 2.6.35 kernel.
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby ibm450 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:19 am

secipolla wrote:
Orographic wrote:
randomizer wrote:Kernel 2.6.33 was the first to have full support for the i3, including the IGP. 2.6.32 may have some support for the CPU but I think IGP support is flaky at best.


So, would the 2.6.33 kernel be around any time soon on LMDE? I am happy to wait. :)

You can easily install 2.6.35 from experimental or from the Liquorix repository.
For the Debian kernel from experimental, just add a line to your /etc/apt/sources list exactly like the one you have for "testing" but with "experimental" in its place.
Then open Synaptic, reload the package information and install the 2.6.35 kernel. There's no problem since your current kernel won't be removed. Also you can leave the experimental repo enabled since packages from there can only be installed if you explicitly request.

If you prefer to install a Liquorix kernel, which is tweaked for desktop use rather than for server use, add to /etc/apt/sources.list
Code: Select all
deb http://liquorix.net/debian sid main

Then open Synaptic, reload the package information and install liquorix-keyring and the 2.6.35 kernel.



would this work on lm9
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Re: Mint Debian

Postby secipolla on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:34 am

I think so. But I think the Ubuntu kernels are also tweaked for desktop use. In your case you could perhaps install Maverick Meerkat's kernel too, but then its repository would have to be disabled so as to not affect the other installed packages.
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