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Very happy new Mint user ...

Postby Hoser Rob on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:31 am

Been using ubuntu since the summer, though I switched to xubuntu. I got an Acer netbook a few days ago that, it turns out, has the notorious Cedarview/PowerVR hardware.

Now, it's a netbook. I didn't get it for playing 1080p video, but if I had I would have been much more annoyed. But having to adjust the brightness in the terminal is a wee bit frustrating. Editing the rc.local file works fine until you want to change the level, and coming out of suspend it resets to max.

So after a number of attempts, bricking the video, and much aggravation trying to use recovery mode, I tried Mint 13 Xfce. Especially since you get xfce 4.10 with the lts version, which does not work properly in xubuntu. That was encouraging. And I think that xfce 4.10 is definitely better than 4.08.

This morning I installed the cedarview packages from synaptic, and whaddya know. The brightness control from the keyboard works fine. Haven't done much more videon testing though. I just want this machine for knocking around.

I suppose there's an advantage to making more incremental upgrades as mint seems to. That's also one of the things I like about xfce.
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Re: Very happy new Mint user ...

Postby The-Wizard on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:14 am

I also have an old acer zg5 netbook running full blown mint 14 cinamon and it works fine [would work better if i had more than 500mb ram]


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Re: Very happy new Mint user ...

Postby xenopeek on Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:00 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint :D
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Re: Very happy new Mint user ...

Postby overthetop on Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:54 pm

Welcome aboard! :P
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Re: Very happy new Mint user ...

Postby jesica on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:17 am

:mrgreen:

Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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