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Re: Does Mint needs a Netbook edition? Or is Ubuntu that alr

Postby gosa on Tue May 01, 2012 5:13 pm

Nikolai_D wrote:Im downloading LMDE Xfce. And ill see how it works out. Will post back when i play with it. I wonder now if the LMDE Xfce has Unity in the repos. Just to try it out.


Nikolai,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the 1000H also has the SHE (Super Hybrid Engine), right?

I'm asking, because I've been tinkering with LMDE XFCE on my 1000HE for a couple of days now, and one thing - that is quite essential at least for me - is that there doesn't seem to be a good and easy way of managing the different SHE running LMDE (not anymore anyway).

I used to run Jupiter Applet on my netbook, both in an earlier install of LMDE and also in LM12 lxde and that one takes care of the wifi on/off, blutooth on/off, screen orientation/selection/resolution and the different processor modes. For some reason I can't get Jupiter to work on LMDE XFCE, and it actually seems like the developer left Debian behind quite some time ago. (There's still support for Ubuntu)

I don't know how important these functions are for you, but I'm thinking about going back to LM12 lxde for that reason only. (I can always add XFCE on top of that install if I want).

Anyway - just thought you should know, and if you do find a way to control the different governors/SHE please fill me in will you?

/gosa
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Re: Does Mint needs a Netbook edition? Or is Ubuntu that alr

Postby greenpen on Sun May 06, 2012 5:15 pm

I've been using mint on several net books over the past couple of years. I've just come unstuck with trying to upgrade from mint 10 to 12 on my dell mini 1018. I cant get past the bloody screen where it says to use a picture or take a snapshot as the window is too big to scroll down and click on what I presume to be the OK button. I've tried all sorts of tricks. Even my 19 inch monitor won't show the darned thing. I've changed the resolution, split the screen and just about everything I can think of but that blasted window has me beat every time. Anyone know how to get round it? :oops:
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Re: Does Mint needs a Netbook edition? Or is Ubuntu that alr

Postby gosa on Mon May 07, 2012 4:58 am

greenpen wrote:I've been using mint on several net books over the past couple of years. I've just come unstuck with trying to upgrade from mint 10 to 12 on my dell mini 1018. I cant get past the bloody screen where it says to use a picture or take a snapshot as the window is too big to scroll down and click on what I presume to be the OK button. I've tried all sorts of tricks. Even my 19 inch monitor won't show the darned thing. I've changed the resolution, split the screen and just about everything I can think of but that blasted window has me beat every time. Anyone know how to get round it? :oops:


Hold down alt-key on your keyboard while you click (just about anywhere in the window) and drag the window.
(think it need to be the left alt-key)
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Re: Does Mint needs a Netbook edition? Or is Ubuntu that alr

Postby greenpen on Mon May 14, 2012 3:16 pm

Thanks for that. I got so fed up with it I installed Mintdeb instead. :evil: I'll make a note of that for the next time
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Re: Does Mint needs a Netbook edition? Or is Ubuntu that alr

Postby Kevin108 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Installed Mint 13 XFCE on my old Eee 701 today. It is great so far and with some help from BleachBit leaves me with nearly a GB of free space.
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