First the good news:
For the very first time ever with any Mint version since beginning with Gloria, with LMDE 201204 MATE/Cinnamon my old Cpq Presario 906US laptop doesn't freeze up anymore or awakes with a still turned off LVDS LCD screen after Logout -> Suspend.
Yippy and Heureka! So, whoever is responsible to finally having fixed that long standing nuisance - thank you big time
And now to the bad news:
1.) While LM12 KDE (the Gnome Shell/MGSE version is unusable on my hardware) finally has both, my RT2870 and RT3072 based USB WiFi adapters working for the first time, LMDE-201204, like its predecessor still fails with the RT3072.
According to http://www.h-online.com/open/features/K ... 97480.html
"... RT3072 USB chips has now become a regular component of the rt2800pci and rt2800usb drivers".
'lsusb' shows it as: Bus 005 Device 003: ID 7392:7722 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7722UTn 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Ralink RT307x]
'lsmod | grep -i rt' lists: rt2800usb with rt2800lib and rt2x00usb with rt2x00lib
However the adapter remains dead in the air and of course also isn't detected by Clem's 'sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py'
So, why is the RT3072 not working in LMDE-201204 with kernel 3.2.0-2-486 when it did so nice in LM12 KDE?
I think I now located the problem with LMDE: "sudo modinfo rt2800usb | grep 7392" still doesn't list my adapter's product-ID 7722 for this driver, thus not loading it. So, now where/how do I get a driver for LMDE as up to date as the one being used in LM12 KDE?
2.) Is the Live-DVD supposed to boot through directly into MATE, which it does mostly or supposed to stop with MDM to allow a choice between MATE and Cinnamon (happens only occasionally)?
Graphics: Card ATI RS100 [Radeon IGP320M] X.org 1.11.4 ; Kernel driver in use: radeon
When switching to Cinnamon, I end up with an, other than the normal looking wallpaper, completely empty Desktop and working mouse pointer in console #7. Then switching to f.e. #2 and back to #7, I then find a black screen in some sort of 48 lines text mode, where I can type stuff similar to a text editor, but nothing happens, while in console #8 I now suddenly have a bottom panel (not quite sitting at the very bottom), which could be Cinnamon (never saw a working one yet), a moving mouse pointer and an otherwise totally black screen. And of course nothing in that panel (Menu, FF, Terminal, Nautilus, Network, Calendar) responds to any kind of mouse/touchpad clicks/taps.
When I then try f.e. in console #2: 'cinnamon --replace' it says: 'Window manager error: Unable to open X display'
And console #1 keeps repeating:
“XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server “:0″ after 7 requests (7 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again.
Please consult the X.Org Foundation support @ …. for help”
Soooo, can anybody make any sense out of those strange things happening here and give me some advice?