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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby StephenH on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:42 pm

When Linux Mint 13 Xfce is fully released, will Xfce 4.10 be available in the regular repositories for installation/upgrade of a Linux Mint 13 Mate edition? I have a system that I installed Xfce 4.08 from the repositories on, but would rather have 4.10 installed. I have three Fedora systems which are running Xfce 4.10, and it seems like it is ready for prime time. 4.10 has definite advantages over 4.08 and seems to run very welll.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby zohall on Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:55 am

very good news.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released! Grub2ISO Loopback Not Wo

Postby vanilla2 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:33 pm

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+b ... mments=all

The fromiso issue may also need fixing in 32-bit (as well as 64)??

In any case, comment in above bug report requests fix of mount.ntfs and mount.ntfs-3g so grub2 (or easybcd) iso boot works:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... ntax+error
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:06 am

StephenH wrote:When Linux Mint 13 Xfce is fully released, will Xfce 4.10 be available in the regular repositories for installation/upgrade of a Linux Mint 13 Mate edition?

You can add a PPA to get Xfce 4.10: https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/xfce-4.10
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.10
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby dlc on Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:24 pm

I am quite pleased with the improvements to the installation! I was downright excited when I saw the built-in support for the alternative Nvidia installation. However, after rebooting the test partition I'm not getting any VGA signal to the monitor under X. The virtual consoles are alive and well. As I never got around to configuring the nvidia software in the past, I cannot say it is not the hardware. I was a bit disappointed to find no backout information obviously available so it is not yet clear how to recover to the nouveau configuration. If somebody could save me some time researching this, I'd much appreciate it.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:55 pm

It happens sometimes that the nvidia driver won't work in X - then you need to run sudo nvidia-xconfig in a terminal (such as the Ctrl-Alt-F1 console if you're out of X) and the driver will be working.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby dlc on Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:33 pm

AlbertP wrote:It happens sometimes that the nvidia driver won't work in X - then you need to run sudo nvidia-xconfig in a terminal (such as the Ctrl-Alt-F1 console if you're out of X) and the driver will be working.
Thank you for your kind assistance. Unfortunately, that really didn't change the outcome. I completely reinstalled the test partition and changed nothing in the fresh environment, just went straight into activating the recommended Nvidia software and rebooting. As before, VC8 receives no VGA signal while the other VCs are fed 720x400@70Mhz but they are all black this time (this seems to change everytime the first nvidia activation is launched). As Ctrl-Alt-BS is inoperative, I blindly logged in to a VC and did a sudo telinit 6 followed by selecting the recovery system (which is another nicely enhanced area of the distro!). In a root shell, I copied /var/log/Xorg.0.log to nvidia_error.log1 and /etc/X11/xorg.conf1, ran nvidia-xconfig, exited the shell, and resumed a normal boot. The X screen is still without a signal but the other VCs are alive. I copied the log and conf files to the ...2 versions. Where should I put them--do I need to open a formal bug via LaunchPad?
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby dlc on Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:42 pm

dlc wrote:[...]I copied /var/log/Xorg.0.log to nvidia_error.log1 and /etc/X11/xorg.conf1[...]
This should read:
I copied /var/log/Xorg.0.log to /root/nvidia_error.log1 and /etc/X11/xorg.conf to /root/nvidia_error.conf1
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby dlc on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:46 pm

dlc wrote:Where should I put them--do I need to open a formal bug via LaunchPad?
I opened Bug #1024849 to provide the logs and configs for diagnosis. In the meantime, I am working my way through the nVidia documentation installed at /usr/share/doc/nvidia-current/html/index.html in hopes of solving my own problem.

[update] The problem has been resolved via changes to the xorg.conf file that included enabling the TwinView feature. The complete file has been appended to the problem report.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Berkah on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:25 am

Looking forward for the final release!
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby aelfinn on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:14 pm

Any word on the progress of the final version?
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby kc1di on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:58 pm

great release working fine here.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby edwardr on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:12 pm

aelfinn, the final release is in testing right now. If approved for release, it normally takes a few days for the iso files to be uploaded to all the mirrors and the announcement made.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby aelfinn on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:14 pm

edwardr wrote:aelfinn, the final release is in testing right now. If approved for release, it normally takes a few days for the iso files to be uploaded to all the mirrors and the announcement made.

Perfect, thanks! :)
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Berkah on Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:53 am

edwardr wrote:aelfinn, the final release is in testing right now. If approved for release, it normally takes a few days for the iso files to be uploaded to all the mirrors and the announcement made.


Thanks for the update!
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby dlc on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:11 pm

Well, this is most strange to report at this very late hour, but I have discovered both Thunderbird and Firefox are unusable in my test partition after I restore my /home data from my production system. I cannot get my bookmarks into Firefox nor retrieve my email via POP3. If there are no quick fixes forthcoming, I shall perform a full backup of the production system then upgrade it in place once Maya gets promoted. I don't want to think about what I might need to do if that is unsuccessful.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby AlbertP on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:10 am

@ dlc: Maybe you need to clear their settings by removing the .mozilla and .thunderbird folders in your home folder (they are hidden, so you need to press Ctrl-H to see them).
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby dlc on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:35 am

AlbertP wrote:@ dlc: Maybe you need to clear their settings by removing the .mozilla and .thunderbird folders in your home folder (they are hidden, so you need to press Ctrl-H to see them).
Actually, what happened was the System -> Backup Tool was changing ownership of subdirectories to root so that my userid was being disallowed traversal permissions within its own home directory hierarchy! I was a little slow to figure that out because it seemed so inconceivable. A CLI pipeline by root:
cd /prod/home &&
tar cf /root/uid.tar uid &&
rm -rf /test/home/uid &&
cd /test/home &&
tar xf /root/uid.tar uid

set the environment up such that both apps upgraded what they found successfully and now all is well.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby psychogenik on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:24 pm

Love it...can't wait till Final.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Postby Berkah on Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:23 am

psychogenik wrote:Love it...can't wait till Final.


Yes!!! :D
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