First of all, Mint is the distro I install for friends and advise anyone looking for Linux.
Secondly, I've been lazy at following the Helena development since Gloria works so good for me.
So, anything I say here is because I was too lazy to test and to give feedback about it.
But I just shrunk a Windows 7 partition on a fiends laptop to install Helena.
I used Helena because it comes with a Mozilla Prism version (more so, prism-gmail) that remembers the userid.
(Like firefox does)
(The version of Prism with Gloria is quite old and I don't know if this feature can be enabled on this old Prism)
(I know I can install an updated Prism)
I partitioned the harddisk using the Helena live-cd, but i will not go into details about this one.
I know how hard it is to suggest reasonable partitioning-schemes, more-so if there is an already present (linux) scheme.
Suffice to say that while there was a 35G primary partition ready for Helena, the proposal was to split-up a shared NTFS-partition.
So, I used manual and that worked fine.
Very cool also that Helena mentioned the Win7 usage by name.
(Why Win7 sees a swap-partition in an extended partition as primary is beyond me; but that area has never been MS's strong-hold -:)
Then I rebooted the installed system and was presented with a login that reminded me of the old X-login days.
Where's the beautiful Gloria gdm-login ?
Is this a fault of mine or has this to do with the new gdm ?
Can I get it back by installing the 2.20 (ubuntu) version in the repo ?
(Of course I can fix it, but...)
And my other dissapointment is the enourmous irritating fact that unmounting a usb-stick with the red-arrow
in Nautilus now completely removes the device. (As does the drive-mount-applet; which offers no choise at all except to eject)
You have to right-click on the Nautilus device-entry and choose unmount from the menu-popup
to have the usb-device not be unlisted from the available devices.
Irritating, not for me but for novices.
I guess this is an Ubuntu issue, or Gnome issue, but I say:
It worked like it should in Gloria.
Now the Safely Remove, which completely removes a usb-stick, together with the red-button in Nautilus
poses just question-marks for inexperienced users.
They click on the red button and the whole device dissapears !
Not good !
So, here are my questions:
- How and where can I reprogram the red-button on mounted media Nautilus do an unmount instead of a (device) remove
- How do I get the beautiful Gloria login (gdm) back
I'm very glad Ctrl-Alt-Backspace still works since you'd have to be a real live monkey to be able to press them simultaneously by accident.
I love what I see and experience with Helena and I promise to ventilate stuff more earlier next time.
Mint is the only distro, IMHO, that can stand a comparison with Win7 to the untrained eye.
But let's not make the mistake that untrained eyes are monkey-eyes.
In that case there is only one button needed on the Desktop: "ShutDown".
(And it will be pressed by accident
Kudo's to all the people that worked hard to realize Mint8.
And the Giants it stands on.
Ben from Holland.