My experience with installing LMDE xfce464bit and an odd issue:
-(set '/' -it warns you if not)
-reboot into lmde xfce4
-changed sources to latest (from incoming)
-apt-get update, upgrade -no updates
-As others (thanks zerozero!) have noted Update Manager shows current UP4, Last used Up2 -refresh, refresh, click Install Updates (even though none exist) and voila: all is well.
-Copy over Documents and a few packages (source) from my external hdd
Install proprietary driver for my weird gfx card:
-change to tty, kill gdm3, run NVIDIA 295.33 proprietary installer; nvidia fails complaining about proprietary drivers -offers to stop nouveau, I accept, reboot. switch to tty, kill gdm3, run nvidia installer and all is well, reboot. Yay.
-apt-get install nvidia -seetings and now I have my 2 displays, select 'span monitors' in 'panel-preferences'.
-enable compositing in Window Manager Tweaks so I can have a bit of eye-candy.
Things are starting to get normal
Oh -the dreaded insanely loud system-beep is back (remember it from the last clean install) -what POSSIBLE use is that except to cause heart attacks late at night? I'll fix that by throwing at it every command ever listed in any tutorial ever related to the issue. Die, ear-shattering beep, die.
As before Tap to click is disabled by default -I'm one of the few (it seems that HATES tap to click, so 'thank you' to whatever geek turned that off -I'm sure you got grief over it.
-grab software that isn't default but immediately needed (keepassx, quassel, smplayer, gnome-do, zsh and oh-my-zsh, etc.); grab Ff extensions.
And all is mostly great. Very Happy with this.
The only issue I'm having currently is an inability to change my desktops backgrounds. I 'Menu>Settings>Settings Manager>Desktop: where you can select Monitors, 1 or 2 and select a default background image, or none, for each. The behaviour I'm used to seeing is that changes take effect immediately when selecting a new background (or none); however that isn't happening/ I seem 'stuck' with the gelsan_debian.png background. Related: I can't remove the default Icons (Home, Fs, Trash, Removable) so I'd say the issue is with all my 'Desktop Settings'.
I don't KNOW that this is related directly to the rc iso -it very well COULD be something I've pulled in since the install.Any thoughts?