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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby marcus0263 on Mon May 23, 2011 1:14 pm

AlbertP wrote:It is said that you can still copy/paste custom mount points into the installer. I haven't tried this.


MMMM I'll try this in a VM and see if it's a valid work around.

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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby marcus0263 on Mon May 23, 2011 1:57 pm

AlbertP wrote:It is said that you can still copy/paste custom mount points into the installer. I haven't tried this.


Nope, copy and paste don't work

Work around is to -

1. Create with gparted before running the install
2. Install the canned system as per Ubuntu's default
3. At end of install manually edit /etc/fstab
4. Manually copy dir's over to the slices.

I'd say this is a Cat 1 Bug, show stopper and needs to be resolved before release.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby hufter on Mon May 23, 2011 2:30 pm

Hi you all! I've been using Mint for a few years now, but just now registered into this forum.
Yeah, I tried Ubuntu 11.04 and I hated Unity. I test a lot of distros and always seem to come back to Mint. Mint is the best!
Also I am happy that Mint still stays with Gnome 2, it's the good old desktop, and feels perfect to me. Eventually Gnome 2 will become obsolete, but I really don't see anything wrong with it, and I'm glad to stay with it for next half-year at least.
Really eager to get the final Katya with Firefox 4 and the new LibreOffice,
I didn't test the RC, because I suppose the final is just around the corner. If there's an RC2, I will test that.
Keep on Minting,
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby finnipinni on Mon May 23, 2011 3:02 pm

Thats also my viev of things hufter, but I have a problem with both 10 and 11RC - on 2 computers :
Aspire 1800 : installation of 11RC freezes nearly at the end of it. 10 : the wireless do not not work (right driver installed)
Aopen EP945-m8 chipssett : i945Gm-PILF, 11RC do not even start due to missing vital files (several180sec outbreaks). 10 : What for me seemes like lack of graphic driver - screen goes black after a while with blue square like disconnected cable. ( both new and upgrade from 9)

I really would like to follow up software developments.
Anyboby knew some tricy things ?
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Tue May 24, 2011 7:19 am

finnipinni: Please open a seperate topic for your problems with Katya (probably in the hardware forum category) instead of asking it here.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby raywoods on Tue May 24, 2011 7:21 am

Hey Guys!
I've just downloaded what I presume to be the final (release) version of Linux Mint 11 64 bit from the French server and installed it to my box. First impressions were good, except for the scroll bars (but then that is my personal view). However, I then started setting it up and putting it to work. Where is Pulse Audio, its loaded but I can't find it in any menus? Without access to the to this GUI I can't set up my system.

I wont even try to talk about Compiz, what with disappearing Title bars and no simple reset.

My Brick wall is getting quite dented and I will have to reload Mint 10 (to get some work done) and try Mint 11 later in a virtual box.

Mind you, this is nothing new, I had to wait about a month before Mint 10 behaved itself after its release. Waiting is.... :D
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby primski on Tue May 24, 2011 7:49 am

Hello,

can someone post complete /etc/apt/sources.list please from new Katya release? 32 bit.

I'm going to try upgrading first.

Thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby marc-koenders on Tue May 24, 2011 8:16 am

Replaced Mint 10 with 11 this morning and so far it looks great.

One thing tho, during the install I always partition manually and since i have a separate disk where i store my audio, video and so on I noticed that I could not manually enter a mount point for the second drive. I remember that that was possible when I installed Mint 10.
I don't know if that is a bug or a feature. So let me know if I should file a bug report against it.

Other then that everything seems to work great. So thank you very much for all the time, effort you put in to make the most amazing GNU/Linux distribution I have come across since I started with linux (Redhat 4.2)
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby marcus0263 on Tue May 24, 2011 8:55 am

marc-koenders wrote:Replaced Mint 10 with 11 this morning and so far it looks great.

One thing tho, during the install I always partition manually and since i have a separate disk where i store my audio, video and so on I noticed that I could not manually enter a mount point for the second drive. I remember that that was possible when I installed Mint 10.
I don't know if that is a bug or a feature. So let me know if I should file a bug report against it.

Other then that everything seems to work great. So thank you very much for all the time, effort you put in to make the most amazing GNU/Linux distribution I have come across since I started with linux (Redhat 4.2)


It's an upstream bug, Ubuntu may have done it deliberately in their never ending quest to dumb down Linux, I'm not sure. But it is an upstream bug that really does need to be resolved before release.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Tue May 24, 2011 8:57 am

If Ubuntu is going ahead like this, we should fork Ubiquity I think. I'm afraid that this won't be the last Ubuntu change that people may not like.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby marcus0263 on Tue May 24, 2011 9:06 am

AlbertP wrote:If Ubuntu is going ahead like this, we should fork Ubiquity I think. I'm afraid that this won't be the last Ubuntu change that people may not like.


Here's the notes from the bug filed with Ubuntu

Release-noted:

* The manual mount point entry box in the desktop installer's partitioner does not accept keyboard input. The drop-down still works, so various standard mount points may be selected, but custom ones cannot. This was noticed too late to be corrected for 11.04. In the meantime, you can mount partitions manually later, or use the alternate install CD. (Bug:769043)


Since Mint does not have the option of an "alternative" install this really does need to be resolved before Mint 11's release.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" Final released!

Postby zerozero on Tue May 24, 2011 11:21 am

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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby SimonTS on Tue May 24, 2011 11:36 am

I, for one, will wait until Clem actually announces it as final before downloading something else. I'm happy enough at the moment with RC - and her little bugs.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby llj on Tue May 24, 2011 11:32 pm

:D
Thanks for the anouncement Clem. I'm looking forward to the new release of Linux Mint.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby paulo.delavega on Tue May 24, 2011 11:43 pm

Just finished installing and configuring the supposed final.

It's amazing.

Smoothest install ever, everything is running perfectly. And there's a huge performance boost, at least on my notebook.

Another great release. Congratulations, Clem and the team :D
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby hufter on Wed May 25, 2011 9:39 am

Me too couldn't wait, and installed the supposed unannounced final. Works like a charm, final enough for me, whether it is the actual final.
I'm only wondering, was Time and Date settings left out on purpose, so that it just uses ntp, or was it forgotten.
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby davy51 on Wed May 25, 2011 10:29 am

I downloaded and installed 11 yesterday
Everything works great with the exception of the menu seems some how the software sources doesn't show and cant be enabled

I tried to reinstall the program but that didn't work

Other than that it looks great and uses less resources than mint 10 for me
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby finnipinni on Wed May 25, 2011 11:44 am

I also tried "the unannonced 11" on same computers.This installationprogram went longer, but crached just before the finish.
Sorry to say !
I really liked the 10, so : looking forward to try out the benefit of Your hard work -
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby hufter on Wed May 25, 2011 1:05 pm

Sorry, gotta take back "works like a charm" - It doesn't.
When I tried to enable Desktop Cube in Compiz settings, hell broke loose. Window borders and titles disappeared, windows could not be moved, no workspaces anymore, just unusable. Not ready. Deleted a bunch of setup files to get to defaults again.

Really come on Mint developers! I know you are doing great work and all, but what the rainbows are final looking files lying about in Heanet for days without announcement. As it seems you should have put out a RC2 instead. Can we have a little transparency here?

Update: Just tried the same thing with Ubuntu 11.04, all updates installed. Installing compiz-config and trying to enable desktop cube there too. The same thing happened. Seems like Ubuntu now rushes on with the new stuff, forgetting about stability. Stability has always been the main points of Linux systems, if we lose that we lose Linux. Time to separate Mint from Ubuntu?
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Re: Linux Mint 11 "Katya" RC released!

Postby z06gal on Wed May 25, 2011 1:17 pm

hufter wrote:Sorry, gotta take back "works like a charm" - It doesn't.
When I tried to enable Desktop Cube in Compiz settings, hell broke loose. Window borders and titles disappeared, windows could not be moved, no workspaces anymore, just unusable. Not ready. Deleted a bunch of setup files to get to defaults again.

Really come on Mint developers! I know you are doing great work and all, but what the **** are final looking files lying about in Heanet for days without announcement. As it seems you should have put out a RC2 instead. Can we have a little transparency here?



Clem made this comment concerning compiz 3 weeks ago while testing Mint 11 to release the rc:


"Expect Compiz to feature multiple regressions. Whether it's with Gnome 3 which does its own compositing or Unity which configures Compiz exactly as it needs, upstream projects are slowly but surely turning their back on this project."
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