17xeros wrote:A comment about GRUB. LMDE KDE iso always installs grub despite un-ticking the box. xfce 1st time behaved and didn't install it. 2nd time it did.
Did you have that problem with the official LM iso's?
No I didn't.
I forgot to mention another installation problem -pertaining to KDE moslty.
During a LMDE KDE LiveCD session the computer will frequently blip with this errors apearing in terminal (if running):
do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
during installation it appears non-stop and installation fails. I failed three times in two machines.
It however did not appear again and managed to install LMDE KDE when I added in the boot command line
xforcevesa noapic noacpi nomodest.
I added the same boot options in LMDE XFCE and although the error appeared here and there installation was OK.
It still does that ..blip though from time to time. The boot is a little unsual instead of sometimes istead of the bluish frame that appears in KDE boot there is a blue gradient strip in the bottom of the screen appearing gradually. Is that normal? I think fedora was (is?) booting like that (?).
dmesg shows :
[ 387.566552] show_signal_msg: 26 callbacks suppressed
[ 387.566562] xfce4-panel: segfault at a73e648a ip b636e3a9 sp bf91f774 error 4 in liboxygen-gtk.so[b62b3000+14b000]
[ 388.001937] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002015] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002072] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002131] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002188] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002247] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002304] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002333] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
[ 388.002362] do_IRQ: 0.75 No irq handler for vector (irq -1)
if that can give a clue.
Anyway it doesn't seem to impede LMDE XFCE's function.
17xeros wrote:XFCE/KDE repositories.
If Linux Mint is not going to support XFCE and KDE -which I understand is the stimulus for this project- thus it's not going to provide updates of the DEs shouldn't be something in the sources.list ?
I'm looking for a solution that'll bring more continuity: my own repository.
So, if someone knows where I can host that (as cheap as possible), just let me know it.
are cheap but I don't know if they have what you need for the repositories.
17xeros wrote:Maybe a "README" along the iso for "LMDE XFCE official" users about few things that are different to ease their switch over? Obviously enthusiasts and above (the IT knowledge ladder) have no need of it I presume.
That's very low on my priority list at the moment, but I don't mind if you write one
I will help with what I can do.
wayne128 wrote:.....the shared folders work for giving 'everybody' read access to the shared folder....
"Shared Folders" I thought oh! I've missed that one. It's only few weeks I installed xfce 4.10 in LMDE XFCE official from xfcenext repositories(http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=21324
) and 4.8 doesn't have that entry in "system". I've set it up and will try it with another pc tomorrow. It's easy and straight forward. Thanks!