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Postby cato40 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:47 pm

When Mint 4.0 is (out-of-date ) will it be possible to upgrade to Mint5.0 directly , instead of installing Mint 5.0 ?
Wouldn't there be most of the packages in common with mints 4&5 ?
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Re: upgrade

Postby Boo on Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:50 am

install the new version is the prefered option.
you can modify your /etc/apt/sources.list and change dryna to elyssa and fiesty to gutsy.
but this will not really give you mint5 just updated packages.
and then do a dist-upgrade.

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Re: upgrade

Postby cato40 on Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:42 am

Thanks Boo.
I shall do the fresh install, as soon as I get some more info. re: Brother files to save for re-use.
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Re: upgrade

Postby Boo on Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:49 am

if you are doing a complete fresh install make sure you have a /home partition if you dont already.
this will make further install/updates far less painful.

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Re: upgrade

Postby cato40 on Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:17 pm

Hi:
THe question that I have , is this, Where can I find the relevant files for my Brother Printer, MFC210 in place of Brother DCP-115C, which has no driver, but the 210 Driver does work,
to save ,to enable me to upgrade to Mint 5.0,Gnome
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Re: upgrade

Postby Boo on Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:34 am

you could look for *.ppd files.
this is what cups uses as a printer description file. (driver)
usually found in /usr/share/ppd/...
it may describe your printer in the name.
or you can look for it on the web too.
here is the info from brother:

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/ ... ivers.html

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