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Mint 14 KDE?

Postby Rudemeister on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:06 am

I know, I'm kind of jumping the gun here. I am looking forward to Mint 14. I know it's not far off too. But my preferred desktop is KDE. I tried Kubuntu 12.04 a while back and Mint 13 KDE. Mint looked more polished, installed easier and looked better. So, I guess Mint 14 KDE probably can't be expected till oh......February is my guess. Does anybody have any idea what the plans for it will be? I added the Edgers PPA and Kubuntu PPA to my Mint 13 KDE 13 install. So now I have kernel 3.5.0-18-generic, KDE 4.9.3 and Nvidia 304.64 running on my laptop, the same but with Nvidia 310.19 running on my desktop. The work so flawlessly, that it is hard to imagine how they might be improved. Except that some of that apps are still a bit behind. I would really like to get Gimp 2.8, but I'm still running 2.6. I guess 14 will have the latest application updates too. Anyway, I'm going to stick with the installs I have till I see what Mint 14 KDE turns out like.
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:20 am

I could be wrong, but I'll bet that Mint 14 KDE will be out by late December.
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby Rudemeister on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:29 am

tdockery97 wrote:I could be wrong, but I'll bet that Mint 14 KDE will be out by late December.


I sure hope you're right. :D
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby catweazel on Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:28 am

Rudemeister wrote:I sure hope you're right.

What would prevent you from using:
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sudo apt-get install kde-standard

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sudo apt-get install kde-full

on the current RC?
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby colyn on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:14 pm

Rudemeister wrote:I would really like to get Gimp 2.8, but I'm still running 2.6.


Gimp 2.8 is easily installed in Mint 13 KDE.

Enter the following in a terminal and you'll have Gimp 2.8 up and running in no time..

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sudo apt-get remove gimp


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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp


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sudo apt-get update


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sudo apt-get install gimp


Then go to the below link to get the 2.8 scripts...

http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/download ... -more.html
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby nico on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:10 pm

we're almost there
http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/161
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thanks Colin for gimp 2.8
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby Ghermain on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:24 am

Podrian explicar ¿cual es la diferencia entre KDE-standar y KDE-full? Ventajas y desventajas de usar:

sudo apt-get install kde-standar (que instala)

sudo apt-get install kde-full (que instala adicional a standar)

Gracias, es una guía para novatos como yo.
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:44 am

Yes, Mint 14 KDE is indeed undergoing testing as reflected on the community site. As a matter of fact, to my surprise and delight one of the testers is none other than Jamie Boo, previous and long-time maintainer of the Mint KDE edition.

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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby BubbaBlues on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:26 pm

Won't be long now. :D
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby braingateway on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:34 pm

Unless u are going to test distros for fun, I suggest never use any version other than LTS release. If you need cutting edge packages, you probably should NOT use ubuntu/debian at all. You have to use Arch.
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby zerozero on Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:52 pm

[please keep in mind that we are here talking about mint; any discussion about other distros (always welcome) move it to chat]

regarding mint 14 kde is already approved for rc http://community.linuxmint.com/iso and in the mirrors near you :lol:
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby BubbaBlues on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:31 pm

zerozero wrote:[please keep in mind that we are here talking about mint; any discussion about other distros (always welcome) move it to chat]

regarding mint 14 kde is already approved for rc http://community.linuxmint.com/iso and in the mirrors near you :lol:

And where are those mirrors?
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby 67GTA on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:38 pm

You have to be a tester to get to those mirrors.
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby zerozero on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:40 pm

[be aware that these are RC editions and not announced yet, please use as-is]

heanet >> http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/?C=M;O=D
yellowfiber >> http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/linuxmint/testing/
have fun and btw tdoc just opened a topic here viewtopic.php?f=60&t=118714 about his first impressions about mint 14 kde, we can try to keep things tidy and move over there :D
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby BubbaBlues on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:56 pm

Thank you zero. 8)
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:19 am

Decided to move my post to here. Seems a better place for it.

I downloaded the 64 bit .iso and installed it on my HP laptop. I have to say that my initial impression is that it is very stable. The installation went without incident, and I have finished installing all my usual apps such as Dropbox, Google Chrome, Google Earth, etc. All of them are working perfectly.

I've tested streaming video performance on YouTube and other sites and it works smoothly, including in full-screen mode.

This is the first time I've used a 64 bit version in a while, and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed.

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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby Steve Payne on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:29 pm

Running KDE 13, can't wait to try the 14RC. BTW, wonder if the kernel in 14 will support RT372 chipsets? Having a beast of a time trying to get a Rosewill RNX-N600UBE to run on Linux. Prior Rosewill adapter ran like a charm right out of the box -- this one, no such luck....
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby BubbaBlues on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:34 pm

I installed Mint-14 64 bit on my desktop AMD Phenom quad core, 6 gigs of ram, Nvidia Quadro FX 1500, Sound Blaster Audigy and everything is
working flawlessly . I'm loving it! 8)
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby colyn on Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:31 am

BubbaBlues wrote:I installed Mint-14 64 bit on my desktop AMD Phenom quad core, 6 gigs of ram, Nvidia Quadro FX 1500, Sound Blaster Audigy and everything is
working flawlessly . I'm loving it! 8)


Have you upgraded to 4.9.4 yet? If not

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa


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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


No problems with it...
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Re: Mint 14 KDE?

Postby The Dark Side on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:32 am

I tested the version of Linux Mint 14 KDE RC. It really works great, even to be an RC version. The two hours I was testing in virtual machine, and really did not give me any problems, not had any unexpected crash. Fantastic version, not only change the 13 that I have installed on my machine because the 13 is LTS ..... But undoubtedly, is excellent !!!!
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