Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

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Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby mati75 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:50 am

Hello everybody!
My name is Mateusz Łukasik and I staff and administator Polish and center Europe Linux Mint support. A few weeks ago we are starting with new project name Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE and today I will present you our work. It is unofficial version of Linux Mint, because main version with lxde environment was dropped.

This version is based on Linux Mint 13 Xfce 32 bit and have codename KH (kolorowy hipopotam). First release candidate have included the latest components lxde which are avaitable in my ppa repository. For polish users is included polish languages packs. You must set on start menu your language.


Known issue:
    - poorly visible parts system installer
    - desktop effect doesn't start automatically


How to fix desktop effect issue:
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cp /etc/xdg/compton.conf $HOME/.compton.conf


or after system updates:
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cp /etc/skel/.compton.conf $HOME/.compton.conf


Logout and login and it will working if your graphics card have run 3D drivers.

System requirements:
    - x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
    - 384 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
    - 5 GB of disk space
    - Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
    - CD/DVD drive or USB port

Screenshots:

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Download:

md5sum:
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3beafb3ff63f0d53cd2011eeecac31fb  unofficial-linuxmint-13-lxde-32bit-rc1.iso


Download links (807 MB):

Take care!
Last edited by mati75 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby cpatrick08 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:07 pm

mati75 wrote:Hello everybody!
My name is Mateusz Łukasik and I staff and administator Polish and center Europe Linux Mint support. A few weeks ago we are starting with new project name Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE and today I will present you our work. It is unofficial version of Linux Mint, because main version with lxde environment was dropped.

This version is based on Linux Mint 13 Xfce 32 bit and have codename KH (kolorowy hipopotam). First release candidate have included the latest components lxde which are avaitable in my ppa repository. For polish users is included polish languages packs. You must set on start menu your language.


Known issue:
    - poorly visible parts system installer
    - desktop effect doesn't start automatically

How to fix desktop effect issue:
Code: Select all
cp /etc/xdg/compton.conf $HOME/.compton.conf


Logout and login and it will working if your graphics card have run 3D drivers.

System requirements:
    - x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
    - 384 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
    - 5 GB of disk space
    - Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
    - CD/DVD drive or USB port

Screenshots:

Image Image Image

Download:

md5sum:
Code: Select all
3beafb3ff63f0d53cd2011eeecac31fb  unofficial-linuxmint-13-lxde-32bit-rc1.iso


Download links (807 MB):

Take care!

I was wondering if you would be making a 64 bit version soon or ever
Last edited by cpatrick08 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:35 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby nunol on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:13 pm

Great, the Mint 13 LXDE edition was missed by some!

I tested your RC1 release in Virtualbox, here is some feedback from my first day with your RC1:

- The autologin option in the installer doesn't work. Didn't test the "Encrypt my home folder" option.

- In the Live boot menu your Mint title is to long. Try something shorter like "Welcome to Mint 13 LXDE RC1 U*" if you are only going to make the 32bit version.

- I like and use my desktop with dark colours and don't like the bright Mint 13 XFCE theme but the default theme provided is low contrast in some situations and uses very bright green. Older Mint editions have good dark themes.

- The installer requires 5.0GB of disk space but about 3.5GB + SWAP should be enough. It's possible to fool the installer by using a USB pen, USB disk or a memory card (if computer has card reader).

- The installer works well with 384MB of RAM. It's slower with less but works fine with 256MB, that's great!

- The ISO is about the same size as Mint 13 Cinnamon and Mint 13 XFCE. I expected the LXDE version to be smaller. Maybe small enough to burn to a CD (700MB). Do you consider to make a CD version?

- Liked to see Links 2 as an alternative browser. Wouldn't mind to see more LnF software installed.
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby ausmuso on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:04 pm

Great news, Mati75, keep up the good work!
Haven't had time to look at it yet, not only because my cat just broke its leg but also because I'm flat out with a project of my own i.e. starting with Schoelje's unofficial LMDE XFCE UP6 and replacing the XFCE desktop with LMDE. So far so good. It's fast, hasn't crashed yet and looks good.
LXDE is such a great desktop. The more support we can give it the better!
With Linux from 1997 (Slackware, Caldera, Red Hat, Mandrake, (Open)SuSE, Poppy, Ubuntu, CentOS) currently Mint LMDE & 13 Cinnamon w. LXDE desktops
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby ljonesj on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:44 pm

this great have this on a 2.2 p4 with 768 mb of ram and it flies glad to get more use out of this computer
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby Hawimm on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:44 pm

dear developer,

thank you very much, this relase save my life. This is the best choise for gma500 devices with modification:

http://www.fit-pc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=2991

please maintain :)
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby JWJones on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:07 pm

Very nice, thanks for this release! I am still running Linux Mint 12 LXDE on a machine, one of my favorite releases ever. Works great on older hardware. As cpatrick08 said, do you plan on a 64-bit edition?
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby The Dark Side on Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:27 pm

Estimate: First, my most sincerest congratulations again create an edition of Linux Mint with LXDE. Really, the last four editions of Linux Mint with LXDE were really excellent, especially the last 2, the 11 and the 12 which worked really well on my computer..... Great editions !!!!

I agree with the question you did other partners: Will there be any chance of seeing a version of Linux Mint LXDE 64 bit ???? We hope so !!!! Greetings.-
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby daison on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:30 am

Good job, Mateusz, but I have a problem. After I installed it on a wifes old box, I made two users my wife and my son, restored backuped data from mint 12 lxde installation, but I can not log in to here and his accounts with passwords I defined. Spec's are:
Processor
Name AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
Family, model, stepping 6, 8, 1 (AMD Athlon XP/MP (Thoroughbred))
Vendor AuthenticAMD
Configuration
Cache Size 256kb
Frequency 1994.41MHz
BogoMIPS 3988.81
Byte Order Little Endian

Memory
Total Memory 1543732 kB
Free Memory 900100 kB

PCI Devices
Host bridge VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
PCI bridge VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Ethernet controller Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
USB controller VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
ISA bridge VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
IDE interface VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Multimedia audio controller VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
VGA compatible controller NVIDIA Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
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Re: Unofficial Linux Mint LXDE 13 RC1 released!

Postby daison on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:35 am

Ah, never mind. I fixed it by myself. Just removed some hidden files from /home/<users>. Those were restored there also, but conflicted with youre edition.
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