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can install unity in mint?

Postby F1241 on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:38 pm

Hello.Im fariid from I.R of Iran.Im new in linux and mint addition.
My first question is This:Can i Install Unity desktop in LInux mint 15?And How PLease?TANX Alot For all...
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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby karlchen on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:52 pm

Hello, F1241.

In order to understand my answer it is important to know this equation:
Mint 15 = Ubuntu 13.04 - Unity desktop + Mint desktop
So the most efficient way of getting Mint 15 with Unity desktop is by downloading and installing Ubuntu 13.04 with the Unity desktop directly. :wink:

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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby Reorx on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:27 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, F1241.

In order to understand my answer it is important to know this equation:
Mint 15 = Ubuntu 13.04 - Unity desktop + Mint desktop
So the most efficient way of getting Mint 15 with Unity desktop is by downloading and installing Ubuntu 13.04 with the Unity desktop directly. :wink:

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby karlchen on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:50 am

Hello, F1241.

There seems to be a way of simply adding the Unity desktop to an existing Mint system. Cf. this thread, please: unity on maya
I would not be amazed if the steps recommended by viking777 worked on Mint 15 as well.

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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby craig10x on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:01 pm

Your best bet (as was said) is to install ubuntu 13.04 with unity desktop...though it could be added to mint, you are better off using it in it's native environment...

Just like i could install cinnamon desktop session on my ubuntu 13.04....but if i preferred cinnamon over unity (which i do not) i'd be on mint instead...why? because it is the native environment for it! :D

I like Karl's "equation"...that is an excellent way to summarize it :wink:
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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby karlchen on Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:40 am

I like Karl's "equation"...that is an excellent way to summarize it :wink:

Actually this equation simplifies things a bit, hm, maybe a lot.

The difference between Ubuntu 13.04 Unity desktop and Mint 15 Cinnamon desktop is not only the desktop environment:
+ Mint uses mdm instead of lightdm.
+ Mint by default does not make use of compiz.
+ Mint uses a lot of forked Gnome3 programme modules.
So some of us are pretty well aware that turning Ubuntu into Mint requires more modifications than just replacing one single software package Unity by one single software package Cinnamon.
Cf. e.g. here: [HOW TO] Convert Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 13.

Yet, the central and most visible difference between genuine Ubuntu and Mint is the desktop environment, the user interface.
This is why from my point of view going back from a Mint desktop environment (Mate, Cinnamon) to the default Ubuntu Unity desktop environment you are reverting Mint back into Ubuntu. This is why from my perspective the easiest way of getting the Unity desktop is by installing genuine Ubuntu 13.04 with the Unity desktop directly.

Yet, as mentioned in a previous post, not all users share my point of view and installing Unity on Mint is feasible: unity on maya

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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby Rüssel on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:11 pm

I would like to install Unity in Mint 16. Has anybody done this successfully?

I followed this intruction (based on Mint 15):
http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux-mi ... x-mint-15/

Afterwards the installation is not complete.
In Mint 16, some Unity panel applets are missing. There is no menu for logging out, or switch user, and that kind of stuff.

Any ideas which packages may be missing?

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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby alanwatts on Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:37 pm

Rüssel wrote:I would like to install Unity in Mint 16. Has anybody done this successfully?

I followed this intruction (based on Mint 15):
http://www.securitronlinux.com/linux-mi ... x-mint-15/

Afterwards the installation is not complete.
In Mint 16, some Unity panel applets are missing. There is no menu for logging out, or switch user, and that kind of stuff.

Any ideas which packages may be missing?

Rüssel


It's funny, I have the EXACT same question. Can anyone answer it/did you resolve this problem?
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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby joaocgreis on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:25 am

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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends indicator-applet-complete

Solved it for me, seems ok now.
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Re: can install unity in mint?

Postby ibrahimansari on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:25 am

karlchen wrote:Hello, F1241.

In order to understand my answer it is important to know this equation:
Mint 15 = Ubuntu 13.04 - Unity desktop + Mint desktop
So the most efficient way of getting Mint 15 with Unity desktop is by downloading and installing Ubuntu 13.04 with the Unity desktop directly. :wink:

Kind regards,
Karl

Well, I do not think so. There are many additions to Linux Mint not available by default in Ubuntu, you see. Some of them aren't available in Mint too. To get it on LInux Mint, you have to type this into the terminal.
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sudo apt-get install unity unity-scope-askubuntu unity-lens-applications unity-webapps-bbcnews unity-greeter ubuntu-desktop

And if you do not get full functionality, try this.
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends indicator-applet-complete

You see Karl, the basic mintTools are not available in Ubuntu at all. This will help to get Unity while keeping mintTools and Mint-specific functionality.
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