I think mint updater in LMDE should come with a "key packages list" which would contains packages that should never be removed by updates if installed, like nvidia-glx, mintmenu, fglrx, grub, etc. Could be an option located near the "include update which require removal of other packages" one, something like "preserve key packages from being removed by updates". This way it could be used to safely update without running across such troubles.
Neck wrote:Other request: the installer should let us pick up more specific keyboard layouts. I live in Switzerland and we have several different layouts but only one option is listed... which is of course not the layout I had .
secipolla wrote:Hi, sorry for not reading the thread, but maybe it's still time to suggest that LMDE comes with sgfxi. It's a very stable and simple way to install proprietary graphic drivers (specially NVIDIA's). And by now LMDE users shouldn't be afraid of having to go to console terminal to install them.
Of course if you found a way for working around the breakages of the standard Debian packages then this can be disregarded.
rs45 wrote:Today I read http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/jamies-mostly-linux-stuff-10006480/linux-mint-debian-perils-of-rolling-distributions-10024034/ and wondered that LMDE and the Debian base could have:
1 a release cycle that mirrors the release cycle of upstream Desktop Environment,
2 isos updated every 2 months or so along with the new update system for LMDE base; that would be a winning comination.
3 and a system/utility by which a user who has downloaded an iso can update the iso itself using the utility which will add the updates of the iso to the offline iso
gurtz wrote:My wish: I would LOVE to see full-disk encryption included in the installer ... possibly in place of, or in addition to, home directory encryption.
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