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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby oboedad55 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:45 pm

zerozero wrote:
oboedad55 wrote:BTW, virtual desktops seem to be MIA.

step one:
- open systemsettings > workspace behaviour > virtual desktops: set the number of desktops you want, enable (or not) the different widgets for each desktop (this will allow you to have different plasmoids and wallpapers in every virtual desktop and give them a name (or not)
step two:
- right click the panel > unlock widgets
- far right of the panel (the cashiew) > click it > add widgets > in the search-box type pager > drag it to whenever you like to (just be careful here because the panel is in edit mode)
- when finished right-click the cashiew and lock widgets again.


Thanks, I couldn't remember the name of the widget. Usually it is enabled by default.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby Lord_Eager on Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:46 am

Great release i'm an official Mint user after having tried this KDE release... I just asked myself if we have to wait for official release to have repos fully updated, or if it's possible to upgrade them even in the RC... Right now it seems that packets like wine and other common, miss totally and others can't be installed because the RC version... Over this it seems the kernel is really good for notebooks, it has a full acpi support for all the notebook's features except for the thoshiba TOS620a accelerometer, which i can't either find any driver, if Mint could support it natively it would be really great... I was asking myself if it would be a pain in the ass to write such drivers, unluckly i'm not a programmer but i guess it would not be that hard to write ACPI drivers...
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby zerozero on Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:14 am

Lord_Eager,
1- is the system updated (when prompted by mintupdate?)
2- apart from wine what other packages are missing (according to your findings?)
3- if you open package manage (synaptic), do a search for wine and mark it for installation what happens? any error? any conflict? (of course after following point 1)
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby Lord_Eager on Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:18 pm

Hi zero thanks for answering, the issue of repositories has been solved, the matter is that on /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu.list there are wrong addresses :
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maya main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maya-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maya-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maya partner

Actually the maya dir does not exist, i gues that is still work in progress, hoever till it's created it's enough adding the precise eqivalent addresses, and it works fine.

System works fine on almost all aspects now (now even thermal sensors work fine), excpet for the accelerometer driver, and HD protection which is really important for a netbook, and it seems almost impossible to find anything on all web concerning...
I have found a directory actually
/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/TOS620A:00
but all files inside have no useful informations and there is no really any module that can be loaded into kernel... I ask myself if anyone has ever been able to use a 3d accelerometer Toshiba on a Linux distro...

N.B. Wine 1.4 works fine :)
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby zerozero on Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:35 pm

ahh i see :shock: that is an old bug that should be eradicated by now: the proper ubuntu entries are replaced by faulty maya ones in the relevant ubuntu repos;
just FYI the repos are there (you can check that booting the liveDVD and typing inxi -r in the terminal), they were just messed up after installation (i couldn't reproduce that in my installation).
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby Lord_Eager on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:18 pm

I see, i have to install the release on an asus netbook tomorrow, i will check to see if in the live DVD, repos are correct, to be sure that the bug comes after the install... However from your words i assume that the maya dir are never going to exist on ubuntu servers :) ...
Have you any suggest, of any place where to find particular hardware drivers on web even sources would be useful... i know other people with IBM or ls302d acceloremeters have working drivers on linux, i assume somewhere must be there some developer that managed to code some driver for the TOS602A...
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby moonPeople on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:49 am

why is Linux Mint 13 KDE RC not available at the Linux Mint web site.
And is available at The Linux Mint Blog
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2081

what does RC stand for.

searching for basic base information on the network is difficult. and yields no results.

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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby Adelante on Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:16 am

Release Candidate. In testing now. Final release expected soon. This particular RC is very stable, actually. I've been using it with no problems, but once it is announced as Final, you should see it on the LM web site.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby Lord_Eager on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:31 am

I think this Maya KDE is RC only in the name... really stable, and fully compatible...
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby spamazoid on Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:02 pm

oboedad55 wrote:
clem wrote:
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 KDE RC. Linux Mint 13 KDE New features at a glance: KDE 4.8 Artwork improvements Search engines For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 13 KDE“. Important info: Quicktime playback in Firefox [...]


Announcement: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2081


Thanks Clem, running it here on a crummy WD Green hard drive and it works great. Been using it as my main OS the last few days. I wish I had looked into those "green" drives before I wasted money on them. They are very quiet, but also very slow.
BTW, virtual desktops seem to be MIA.


yup, that's why they are quiet and produce less heat, because they are so god dam slow. fine for overnight backing up purposes, totally useless for general use unless your computer was slow to start with
I too fell into the trap thinking it would be slightly cheaper to run and they claimed it didn't suffer any major speed loss. Yeah right!!!
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby Gyrotwister on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:22 am

How long is Mint 13 KDE expected to remain as a RC before the official release?
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby zerozero on Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:29 am

they were already marked as approved for stable release http://community.linuxmint.com/iso , this means that within days you'll see the announcement here >> http://www.linuxmint.com/
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Re: Linux Mint 13 KDE RC released!

Postby SteveWilson on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:48 pm

Thanks again
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