Should there be a netbook remix?

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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby PcPixel on Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:41 am

This isn't the same guide I originally found, but it's the exact same instructions:

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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby DasFox on Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:52 am

Yes please make a Mint Netbook Remix off Ubuntu...

I just installed the Netbook remix on a laptop and I really like this.

More choices are better for Mint! :)

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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby Aevum on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:17 am

I love the original version more than the Netbook Remix. Everything works on my Netbook even with the Mint 8 Main Version. Wi-fi, audio, video, printer.. everything.
Plus, I'm not a fan of how the netbook remix desktop looks like. Just my two cents ^^
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby 8andsand on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:53 am

I would like to see one. Im getting ready to pickup a netbook and would love a Mint NBE.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby olligod on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:49 am

Netbook Remix?

Yes, we want, we want, we want!
(Me too!)

Of course the great Mint developers only have so many resources.
They do not want to spread themselves too thin I guess.
There are already some 6 Versions / Desktops in the pipeline per release if I counted correctly.

Maybe once Mint grows even bigger, and especially the number of quality developers accepted by the Mint team
into their ranks increasess, Mint can spread out even more (like onto Netbooks as well).
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby 8andsand on Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:42 pm

Thanks to all that replied with ways to setup your own Mint NBR. I have been playing with them on my laptop. When I get my netbook I will just make my own Mint NBR until if or when an offical version comes out 8)

Edit to add a screenshot of my laptop with the netbook interface.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby greatbigdragon on Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:54 am

I would like to see how the Mint team would approach the concept of a Netbook Remix. Can they do it better? Can they do it without seeming to condescend toward our diminutive ultra-mobile PCs? I bet it would be interesting.

Oh yeah, and does anybody know how to get the netbook launcher with the folders on the right side? I think that's just spiffy.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby ddalley on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:22 am

My whole re-interest in Linux was started by buying an Acer One netbook and finding that the OS didn't even work the way Acer crippled it.

Count me in for a Mint green desktop. :mrgreen:
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby Detective RooTz on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:37 am

Yeah. I've noticed screen resolution being a big part with my computers with Kubuntu and some times ubuntu. I had a pc with a AMD processor and I couldn't instal my GFX drivers. If I did it would knock my SR to like 5000x5000 and be Not able to display as it would say and then I'd have to reinstall or just make it go back normal way with a bootup terminal or something then install Some program that did it. I think it was called Envy-NG
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby 8andsand on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:35 am

PcPixel wrote:I found a guide online for making a "netbook remix" of Linux Mint. To try it out, this is what you need to do:
1. Get Linux Mint 8 installed on your netbook.
2. Install all patches.
3. In the Package Manager, install "maximus" and "window-picker-applet".
4. Move the main panel to the top of the screen.
5. Remove the default task manager, and add the Windows Picker applet to the main bar.
6. Under "Start Up Programs", make sure that Maximus will run on start up.
7. Reboot your netbook.

The performance is not bad at all, and this maximizes the screen real estate for Mint. I've been very happy with it, and just recently converted a friends netbook the same way. I realize this isn't a full blown netbook remix, but it's definitely a better way to use Mint on the small screen.


Update: I got my netbook and set it up using the above directions. It works great. For all those wanting a Mint NBR give it a try.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby Detective RooTz on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:58 am

Could someone post pics of this "Window picker applet"?

I've heard of it before but I've never seen nor tried it.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby 8andsand on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:24 am

Detective RooTz wrote:Could someone post pics of this "Window picker applet"?

I've heard of it before but I've never seen nor tried it.


Here you go. When you use maximus it removes the title and close x from the top of your windows. The window picker applet puts the title and close x in your bar. When you minimize a window it just turns into a symbol in your bar. Notice the google chrome symbol next to the opened rhythm box in my top bar. Thats this webpage minimized. I found this website that explains what each of the netbook packages does.
http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/col ... xplanation
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby greatbigdragon on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:11 am

I tried out the NBR method, and netbook-launcher kept disappearing. Then it would appear for just a second right before logging out or shutting down.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby Detective RooTz on Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:21 pm

Nice. I've just downloaded it I hacve one problem. See I deleted my old tool bar at the bottom that normally has the programs that are open like browsers etc. I've added it back because I had used tint2. Now, I want to use this. How and what is the addon to the toolbar to get it back the current open windows. I'm in the add to panel and I don't see it... :S
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby 8andsand on Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:39 pm

greatbigdragon wrote:I tried out the NBR method, and netbook-launcher kept disappearing. Then it would appear for just a second right before logging out or shutting down.


Do you have it set in start up applications to load when you start your computer?
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby 8andsand on Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:49 pm

Detective RooTz wrote:How and what is the addon to the toolbar to get it back the current open windows. I'm in the add to panel and I don't see it... :S


Are you talking about the button you click to minimize your windows and show the desktop? Thats the show desktop button.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby greatbigdragon on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:05 pm

Detective RooTz wrote:How and what is the addon to the toolbar to get it back the current open windows. I'm in the add to panel and I don't see it... :S


I think you might be talking about the "Window List" applet. You should just be able to right-click your taskbar and click "add to panel" and then choose it from the list of applets.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby greatbigdragon on Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:08 pm

8andsand wrote:Do you have it set in start up applications to load when you start your computer?


Yes, I did. I don't know why, but it would either disappear or it wouldn't show up at all when logging on, but it would work if I killed the task, because it would come right back and then it would be up. I just decided instead to use a combination of Gnome Do and Avant Window Navigator to launch my apps, leaving my desktop free and clear.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby newyorkpaulie on Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:13 pm

infamous wrote:You can make it a netbook remix yourself. Just install netbook-launcher and add it to session to have it start automatically.
sudo apt-get install netbook-launcher
netbook-launcher

now you have netbook remix


I've been thinking about getting an Acer netbook, but I don't want to have to use Windows so I tried your installer method
on my Thinkpad (using Mint-8) and it worked!
The result was great. However, it does seem to slow things down a bit. When I did a restart the netbook screen came on again. This showed me that the remix would be "permanent"... a good thing, but I wanted to go back to my original configuration and didn't know how so I did a sudo apt remove which brought back the laptop look after a restart. Is there a way to choose between the netbook or the laptop screen so I can "test" the netbook look?
Dual-booting Linux Mint 17 Rebecca Mate/WinVistaBiz64bit on a T61 ThinkPad.
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Re: Should there be a netbook remix?

Postby exploder on Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:00 pm

Is there a way to choose between the netbook or the laptop screen so I can "test" the netbook look?


Yes, you can choose the environment at the gdm log on.
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