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The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:03 am

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The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1

23/01/2013
webworker has been so kind again to provide us with a mirror download.

21/01/2013
The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1 is out.
The following bugs were solved:
  • Some cups/printing packages are missing and cups-pdf is giving problems.
  • VLC looks ugly (default gtk theme).
  • Samba shares don't work because of an empty /etc/network/interfaces file.

Known bugs
  • The menu editor Alacarte is not always working as expected, but as long there is no good alternative we'll have to learn to live with it.

Downloads
These are the live installers for the unofficial LMDE Xfce or you can download them from my homepage.

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LMDE Xfce 64-bit (951 MB)
Torrent: http://schoelje.nl/lmdexfce/lmdexfce64_up6sr1_201301.iso.torrent
Direct: http://schoelje.nl/lmdexfce/lmdexfce64_up6sr1_201301.iso
Mirror: http://erwin-reichel.de/lmde/lmdexfce64_up6sr1_201301.iso
md5sum: 42c51e377c3dc97bb2cfbe6f2afc20ee

LMDE Xfce 32-bit (911 MB)
Torrent: http://schoelje.nl/lmdexfce/lmdexfce32_up6sr1_201301.iso.torrent
Direct: http://schoelje.nl/lmdexfce/lmdexfce32_up6sr1_201301.iso
Mirror: http://erwin-reichel.de/lmde/lmdexfce32_up6sr1_201301.iso
md5sum: 5a8a99dd7470ac65db79761b5640b6a3
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Don't forget to choose a repository mirror when you're done installing:
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sudo mint-choose-debian-mirror
sudo apt-get update


Custom packages
Device Driver Manager (DDM)
The purpose of the application is to facilitate easy driver install for inexperienced users.
Supported hardware: Nvidia, ATI, Intel, VIA and Braodcom.
It can also check whether you can upgrade your kernel to pae if you are running 32-bit on a multi-core system.
DDM has its own thread on this forum: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=113559
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Debian Plymouth Manager (DPM)
Front-end for Plymouth.
With this tool you can set your Plymouth (splash at boot) theme and its resolution as well as installing or removing Plymouth themes from your system.
DPM has its own thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=120073
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Welcome Screen
This new welcome screen includes third-party hardware detection.
The actual driver installation is done by DDM.
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Screenshots
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby webworker on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:56 am

viele Grüße
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:02 am



Thanks again, webworker!
I added the mirrors above and on my site: http://schoelje.nl
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby jjaythomas on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:12 am

Downloading both now...

Just quick question(?) Why such a size diference betwenn 32 bit and 64bit (never seen a ISO diference of around more than around 10mb)?

Just wondering
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:28 am

jjaythomas wrote:Downloading both now...

Just quick question(?) Why such a size diference betwenn 32 bit and 64bit (never seen a ISO diference of around more than around 10mb)?

Just wondering
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Yes, I asked myself the same question.
So, if you find out...please, tell me.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:00 am

:D downloading now (64bit)

Schoelje: the screenshots are MIA :mrgreen:

webworker: tks :wink:
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:22 am

Who would like to write a review for Full Circle Magazine?

Ronnie Tucker of Full Circle Magazine wrote me this when I told him about the new unofficial LMDE Xfce:
I don't know much about XFCE, but I'll ask around to see if I can get someone to review it for the next issue of Full Circle. Unless you know someone who would like to review it then that'd be even better. All they'd need to do is review it, include a few screens, and email it to me (ronnie@fullcirclemagazine.org).


Let me know if you want your name immortalized in Full Circle Magazine!
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby widget on Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Downloading right now.

Will install when I get it. Looking forward to it.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby raidensub on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:10 pm

One question, are the isos hybrid?
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby widget on Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:29 pm

I got the thing downloaded, md5sum checks out so it is looking good so far.

I also downloaded the torrent file. Have started it in transmission. Figure to replace the iso in the torrent directory with the one I downloaded so I can go directly to seeding.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:18 pm

raidensub wrote:One question, are the isos hybrid?

They are the same as any LM iso. So, they're hybrid (bootable from DVD and USB).
You should be able to do this to make a bootable USB:
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dd if=lmdexfce32_up6_201301.iso of=/dev/sdb
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:25 pm

widget wrote:I got the thing downloaded, md5sum checks out so it is looking good so far.

I also downloaded the torrent file. Have started it in transmission. Figure to replace the iso in the torrent directory with the one I downloaded so I can go directly to seeding.

Thanks, widget. That'll help.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby cwsnyder on Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:40 pm

This is not a problem with LMDE. I think it is a problem with my hardware and the nVidia driver. On my system, the nVidia drivers won't give me any screen resolution higher than 640x480 on my 1280x1024 display. Nouveau driver defaults to 1024x768, but I can use xrandr to get to 1280x1024. I could switch back, but my video system is listed as being compatible with the new nVidia driver.
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cws@cws-desk:~$ sudo lspci
[sudo] password for cws:
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
cws@cws-desk:~$
I was able to switch back using the device manager, and I will stay with nouveau, at least for now. Just experimenting.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:13 pm

finish now installation/setting the first things (64bit)

very impressive :D

couple notes:
  • good: wicd lists all active networks (in live mode and installed); the script works :D
  • odd: vlc starts with a weird interface (in live and installed)
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    vlc>tools>preferences change "system's default" to "gtk" and it should look like this
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ddm worked again without flaws
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zerozero@un-xfce:~$ inxi -Gx
Graphics:  Card NVIDIA G92 [GeForce GTS 250] X.Org 1.12.4 Res: 1440x900@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer GeForce GTS 250/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.48 Direct Rendering Yes
zerozero@un-xfce:~$


just one question Schoelje :lol: what's up with this boot time? this "thing" boots in seconds, faster than distros with systemd in this same hardware (ahh and debian has a slow boot :roll: )
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby Schoelje on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:13 pm

zerozero wrote:vlc starts with a weird interface (in live and installed)

I'm going to include the config file, but that'll be for the next iso.

zerozero wrote:just one question Schoelje :lol: what's up with this boot time? this "thing" boots in seconds, faster than distros with systemd in this same hardware (ahh and debian has a slow boot :roll: )

And I thought LMDE KDE was fast. Really I haven't got an idea...just a lot of TLC, I suppose.
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Postby GeneC on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:14 pm

zerozero wrote:..................
just one question Schoelje what's up with this boot time? this "thing" boots in seconds, faster than distros with systemd in this same hardware (ahh and debian has a slow boot :roll: )


I noticed the same thing. Fast boots. I moved UN/LMDE/XFCE 32 bit that I had on my old standby computer to my main box (specs in signature) that I just got running again.
It boots noticeably faster than my old LMDE/XFCE/SID or even Maya 13 XFCE. :shock:
Whatever you did, it works nicely..... :D
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:18 pm

hey Gene welcome back :D

Schoelje, yeahh lmde-kde IS fast but lmde-xfce is WOW
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby GeneC on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:20 pm

Hey 'zz'
Yeah.. It WAS a bad power supply, easy fix... :D
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby jjaythomas on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:50 pm

Yes, I asked myself the same question.
So, if you find out...please, tell me.


Maybe the 64 bit because this is 1st mint ISO I think that has 'Multi-arch" by default(?)

I had distro hopped on 2 debianish during time between rc and final ( :mrgreen: ) they also seemed to boot faster than the norm (for debian). Was their something new in 'wheezy' that the ISO inherited from a 'net-install debian" (?)

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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6

Postby jjaythomas on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:16 pm

Is Just me or...

printing/cups missing on 64bit (at least)

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