Irbis wrote:craig10x wrote:Then Sid must have made the appropriate patching changes...as you said, the mint team would have to figure it out...
I use KDE now myself (just recently switched from gnome thanks to getting hooked on Mint 9 64 bit KDE)...and i would want the KDE 64 bit version of Mint Debian which hopefully will eventually be offered...I hope by then they got the fonts to look as good (or better) then ubuntu/kubuntu...
Mint 9 KDE looks great right out of the box with no tinkering at all...
Hmm..never looked at Sid...might have to check it out...to just to play a bit...that's a rolling distro? is is stable? How about getting codecs for it...does it come with what you need or do you have to add it on and how do you do it? I know a bit off topic but just curious....
+1 for KDE and 64bit versions, that would be awesome.
2. Rolling release
3. Lovely desktop environment
Doesn't it sound like a distro of dream?:)
mfdemicco wrote:sidux is based on Debian Unstable (Sid) and KDE and comes in 32 and 64 bit versions. It does 1-3. Fred (do a search in the forum) pointed me to sidux. Right now they've stopped development due to a beef with Debian, but will be coming out with an update soon under a new name.
The partition type for my fat32 data partition used "fat32" as the partition type instead of vfat.
shayney wrote:As said, sidux will continue under a new name and apparently everything else will continue as before but it should be said there seems to be a lot of bad feeling on the forum between everyone - devs, users and foundation members (some of whom are also devs and users to confuse things further ).
I would say the future is far from certain for sidux
shayney wrote:If there is any good to come from this, mint debian may be able to pick up some of the sidux users who are either completely fed up of the whole situation or are worried about the outcome and are more concerned they will have a live distro to use.
omns wrote:bug67 you seem to have the same intel card that I have one one of my machines. To solve this problem I had to remove the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau and xserver-xorg-video-nv packages then run sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. I restarted X and all was well. I don't fully understand why this works as the removed packages aren't intel related.
shayney wrote:Just to follow up the side discussion on sidux, the new name has been announced as "aptosid"
I have to say in my opinion it is an awful name and sort of looks like a jumble of letters in one of those anagram puzzles in the newspaper.
When I first saw it I also read it backwards to see if there was some clever or humorous intent to the name but it seems not.
bug67 wrote:omns wrote:bug67 you seem to have the same intel card that I have one one of my machines. To solve this problem I had to remove the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau and xserver-xorg-video-nv packages then run sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg. I restarted X and all was well. I don't fully understand why this works as the removed packages aren't intel related.
I don't know how to do any of the stuff you suggest. When I get some time (if I don't get frustrated and re-install Helena) I may poke around a bit and see if I can figure it out. I saw a thread elsewhere about Compiz not working. There was some terminal commands given as a solution and a similar GLX error was returned. Compiz isn't working on my machine either. Wonder if this is all related.
sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xserver-xorg-video-nv
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
apt-cache policy libgl1-mesa-dri
sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri
ikey wrote:Maybe that Intel stuff...
bug67 wrote:ikey wrote:Maybe that Intel stuff...
I'm wondering if this needs to be made into a bug report or if this is something that is just a symptom of a combo of my n00bness/hardware. I'm sure I can sort it using the tools that have been provided.
If it is a true bug, on the other hand, I'm wondering if I should just wait for the official patch.
gotjazz wrote:Just a side note: With chromium-browser having vanished form the squeeze repos wouldn't it make sense to have that package on the lm deb repository? Maybe synched to the versions used by the google-chrome stable releases?
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add - && apt-get update
kmb42vt wrote:To me it sounds like the name of an antacid.
secipolla wrote:Did you try installing libgl1-mesa-dri? Or removing the nvidia packages?
ikey wrote:Maybe that Intel stuff could be made into a script?
I have NOT tested this yet, kinda hoping someone checks it, confirms it works
and makes it better
# check for root
if [[ $UID -ne 0 ]]; then
¬† ¬† ¬†echo "This script must run as root. Good bye."
¬† ¬† ¬†exit
# Purging nvidia stuff
echo "Removing nvidia drivers.."
apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xserver-xorg-video-nv
# Is mesa (direct rendering) lib installed?
if [[ `apt show libgl1-mesa-dri | grep -i "installed" | grep -i "yes"` ]]; then
¬† ¬† ¬† echo "Mesa drivers already installed. Finished"
echo "Mesa drivers not found - installing now"
echo "Updating existing packages before install"
echo "Installing mesa drivers"
apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri
echo "Reconfiguring the X display server"
echo "Installation complete."
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