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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby kmb42vt on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:51 pm

whirly wrote:...i'm d/l ing the new rc one right now too


From where? There's no new LMDE RC anywhere on the download server that I can find and no official announcement. The only LMDE builds available on the server are the old LMDE releases dated Dec 2010 and Jan 2011. As far as I know the new LMDE (respin) RC has been approved but not released yet.

Care to share a link, please? :)

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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:02 pm

check here kmb viewtopic.php?f=141&t=79217 you are late for the party :lol: :lol:
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby kmb42vt on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:21 pm

zerozero wrote:check here kmb viewtopic.php?f=141&t=79217 you are late for the party :lol: :lol:


Thanks much! Guess I'm not up on my FTP address "secret codes" I'm seeing from the FTP link on your referenced post (.../?C=M;O=D). :lol: The frustrating thing is I feel I should be?
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:25 pm

humm? that adress is not displaying as a clickable link to you?
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby kmb42vt on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:36 pm

zerozero wrote:humm? that adress is not displaying as a clickable link to you?


No, no. The address works fine and brings me to the same "testing" directory I have bookmarked. But your link adds "?C=M;O=D" to the end of it which takes me to the same directory but now things are listed in a "descending" order instead of ascending and "linuxmint-201108-gnome-32bit-rc.iso" and "linuxmint-201108-gnome-64bit-rc.iso" are now listed near the top. Check it out for yourself:

My bookmarked "testing" directory: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/

and now your link: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/?C=M;O=D

It's the "?C=M;O=D" that causes the new LMDE/LMDX respin RCs to show up. Or am I just pulling a "duh" here? I've been known to do it before. It's a rare thing but it has happened. :D
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:42 pm

ahh :lol: that? i pulled the link ordered by date (that's why it shows those funny codes at the end) to make it easier to find the new iso's. (you know Mint already has a huge index there :lol: :lol: )
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:43 pm

That's really strange. :!:
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby kmb42vt on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:48 pm

zerozero wrote:ahh :lol: that? i pulled the link ordered by date (that's why it shows those funny codes at the end) to make it easier to find the new iso's. (you know Mint already has a huge index there :lol: :lol: )


Oh for heaven's sake! It's been there right in front of my nose all this time but I couldn't see the trees for the forest so to speak. So you're an FTP guru as well? I am impressed! :D But now it's obviously it's time for me to go to bed I think?
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:57 pm

:lol: but before put one of the iso's to d/l, and tmrw you have a new toy :lol:
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby kmb42vt on Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:49 am

I originally posted posted this on the "non-sticky" LMDE RC thread (viewtopic.php?f=141&t=79217&start=40) and figured I'd re-post it here as well just in case it might help someone that might be experiencing the same quirks as I've seen. This post applies to the new LMDE RC amd64 release and I'm currently tracking 'incoming'.

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I've run into a few quirks with the 64 bit version of the LMDE (respin) RC and found the solutions as well either from other threads, comments on the .iso test posts on the Community website or ones I discovered myself. Not all might experience every one of these quirks but for those that do:

NOTE: All the below solutions have worked for me without a hitch. Just thought I ought to put them all in one post. Will update if I found more.

--Make Flash work with Firefox: Open terminal and paste in the following:

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sudo update-alternatives --auto libflashplayer.so


It should return something like this: "update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /opt/mint-flashplugin-square/libflashplayer.so because link group libflashplayer.so is broken."

That's it. Flash in Firefox should work now.

--No login sound:

Open Nautilus, hit 'CTRL + H' on your keyboard and navigate to "~/.config/autostart". In the "autostart" folder and check to see if the "libcanberra-login-sound.desktop" file is there. If it isn't then (and leaving Nautilus open) Open the Control Center and then open "Startup Applications" and un-check the "Gnome login sound" entry. Now return to Nautilus window showing the contents of the "autostart" folder and "libcanberra-login-sound.desktop" should appear. Once it does then you can close Nautilus, the Control Center and the "Startup Applications" windows.

Open a terminal and type in:

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gedit ~/.config/autostart/libcanberra-login-sound.desktop


The file contents should look like this:

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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=GNOME Login Sound
Comment=Plays a sound whenever you log in
Exec=/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login"
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;
AutostartCondition=GSettings org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds
X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=Application
X-GNOME-Provides=login-sound
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false


Remove the following line: "AutostartCondition=GSettings org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds"

and change the last line from "false" to "true". It should then look like the following:

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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=GNOME Login Sound
Comment=Plays a sound whenever you log in
Exec=/usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="desktop-login" --description="GNOME Login"
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;
X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=Application
X-GNOME-Provides=login-sound
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true


Save the file and close Gedit (this will automatically recheck the "Gnome login sounds" entry in "Startup Applications" by the way). Your login sounds now should work next time you login.

--Nautilus does not show other hard drive partitions

This is a problem with LMDE incorrectly populating the "ftsab" file during install. Or should I say it overpopulates it with unnecessary and incorrect entries? Either way the easiest solution is to delete all fstab entries that don't pertain to your install (those with mount points showing as "NONE"). The appropriate entries in most cases will be one partition showing the mount point as "/", one showing the mount point as "/home" if you use a separate partition for your /home directory, and another mount point showing as "swap". Here's mine for example (before and after):

Right after install--Nautlius not showing other partitions:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc   /proc   proc   defaults   0   0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=86e25ece-f88e-4a6c-a1ef-d37590d69023   None   ext4   rw,errors=remount-ro   0   0
# /dev/sda3
UUID=e49e7546-fa49-46fe-9afe-c32fe32f2ae4   None   ext4   rw,errors=remount-ro   0   0
# /dev/sda2
UUID=5c19817c-e072-48e3-8efd-3e08f9240637   /   ext4   rw,errors=remount-ro   0   0
# /dev/sda5
UUID=391fc593-b8e9-48e0-a212-30ac0bd134ca   swap   swap   sw   0   0
# /dev/sda6
UUID=dfe0d0d5-e933-41b2-8850-aa56884d8023   None   ext4   rw,errors=remount-ro   0   0
# /dev/sda7
UUID=f11c621d-0b56-4e19-a4d2-d2dc015882de   None   ext4   rw,errors=remount-ro   0   0


And after I removed extraneous entries--Nautilus now showing partition entries (I don't use a separate partition for "/home" on a test install):

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#

# /dev/sda2
UUID=5c19817c-e072-48e3-8efd-3e08f9240637   /   ext4   rw,errors=remount-ro   0   0
# /dev/sda5
UUID=391fc593-b8e9-48e0-a212-30ac0bd134ca   swap   swap   sw   0   0


Problem fixed

--For those seeing an "mt-probe" error during boot up

Open Synaptic and install "libmtp-runtime". That's it--no more "mt-probe error".

--The "Mint-X" and Mint-X-Metal" themes Mint Menu and right-click context menus not following system font settings

Commenting out line 52 (font_name = "9") in /usr/share/themes/Mint-X-Metal/gtk-2.0/gtkrc makes Mint-X-Metal honor the font size specified in gnome settings. If you use Mint-X it's the same thing except the path is /usr/share/themes/Mint-X/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

--Flash videos have distorted audio in 64 bit Firefox using 64 bit Flash

Create a file called "ld.so.preload" in '/etc'. In a terminal paste:

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sudo gedit /etc/ld.so.preload


The add this single line:

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/usr/lib64/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc/memcpy-preload.so


Reference post: viewtopic.php?f=141&t=73108#p432522. It's the first solution stated but the line that's added to the "ld.so.preload" file is incorrect. See the following post for the corrected line (just a few comments down from the above post in the same thread):

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=73108#p438808

That's it. No more distorted Flash audio in Firefox.

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That's it for now. If there's any I missed (and I probably did) then please don't hesitate to bring them up. And please forgive any typos in the text portion (code items shouldn't have any though).

Again, all these solutions above worked for me so they hopefully should work for you as well.

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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:11 pm

kmv, wow that's master post 8)
i think you covered most (all?) of the problems the respins have :)
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby kmb42vt on Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:40 pm

zerozero wrote:kmv, wow that's master post 8)
i think you covered most (all?) of the problems the respins have :)


I think so. I have copious notes and Firefox bookmarks about LMDE here, there and everywhere. Problem is my 52 year old brain couldn't recall all the here, there and everywhere's if you know what I mean and I had to hunt for them. :D

The frustrating thing about it is that these are pretty much consistent bugs with LMDE including the respin that should be fixed before the final comes out. Except for that Flash video in Firefox not working in the RC and the fstab file being incorrectly populated, the rest of the ones I listed are old bugs. I suppose I could contact Clem and point him to the post but I'm not sure that's the best way. I suppose I could peruse all the LMDE bug reports just to make sure they've not been reported already? If they were it seems as they should have been fixed already as it's not that hard once you know what the problem is caused by.

What do you think? :?:

PS: kmv? And I thought I was the master typo artist? :D
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:55 pm

:oops: sorry about the kmv :lol:
well, you are just a pm away :lol: :lol:
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby kmb42vt on Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:05 pm

zerozero wrote::oops: sorry about the kmv :lol:
well, you are just a pm away :lol: :lol:


I just PM'd Clem.

And glad you acknowledge the error. I thought I was someone else for awhile there and that's not good for my weakish mental stability. :P
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby mockturtl on Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:41 pm

kmb42vt wrote:http://forums.linuxmint.com/posting.php?mode=quote&f=141&t=76556&p=462768#pr462768
--Flash videos have distorted audio in 64 bit Firefox using 64 bit Flash
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby craig10x on Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Just to note...when checking out the live dvd of the mint debian 64 bit re-spin iso, the flash audio being distorted problem was present in Google Chrome/Chromium also...so it's not just on firefox, it would probably happen on all browsers...
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby P.Kosunen on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:16 am

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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:02 pm

from now on security and multimedia are also mirrored by the mint repo, so the OP was altered to reflect those changes

by clem on Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:36 am

Update Pack 3 is ready for you to test

WARNING: LMDE Update Packs now cover not only the Debian repository, but also the "Security" and "Multimedia" repos. Make absolutely sure you're pointing to these three repositories (and not to the original debian, security or multimedia repos):

deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby Gerd50 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:27 pm

Reffering to this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=79533

i would like to know if this is the basic sources.list for incoming testing now

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free

deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free

? Somehow i'm a little bit confused after this day :roll:
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Re: We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)

Postby zerozero on Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:39 pm

Gerd, the only thing i see there that is not in the default installations are the deb-src (the sources are not enabled, although is very easy to do so)
anyway i have updated the first post to reflect this new situation.
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