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by shayney
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
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Re: Mint Debian

by the way...as a "rolling distro" when i see the mention of the words "you might occasionally get breakage" what exactly does that mean? would you have to re-install? I think it would take a very extreme case to need a re-install and is very unlikely. From Sid/sidux experience, breakage would gene...
by shayney
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

Good idea. But for now you can get all Google software including 'Google Chrome Stable', 'Google Chrome beta' and 'Google Chrome Unstable' (that's how they're labeled) listed in Synaptic by adding the 'Google Linux Software Repositories'. I for one would rather have chromium over chrome. Mean reaso...
by shayney
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

Just to follow up the side discussion on sidux, the new name has been announced as "aptosid" I have to say in my opinion it is an awful name and sort of looks like a jumble of letters in one of those anagram puzzles in the newspaper. When I first saw it I also read it backwards to see if there was s...
by shayney
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

@ altair4 Done. Also added that the problem affects ext partitions. @ hinto The kanotix situation was in that there were disagreements between the "boss" kano and the other developers. He was considering switching to a different base and there hadn't been a release for some time so they decided to f...
by shayney
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

sidux is based on Debian Unstable (Sid) and KDE and comes in 32 and 64 bit versions. It does 1-3. Fred (do a search in the forum) pointed me to sidux. Right now they've stopped development due to a beef with Debian, but will be coming out with an update soon under a new name. Just thought I'd menti...
by shayney
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

craig10x wrote:Then Sid must have made the appropriate patching changes...
It isn't patched in Sid. Testing is, for the most part, a slightly older Sid.
Whether or not sidux includes any patches I doubt but they may have done some tinkering.
by shayney
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

Mint's equivalent of packagekit is synaptic. It is much more fully featured than packagekit. Mint debian also uses mint update manager to keep everything up to date. Mint (ubuntu) has it's own software centre also with ratings etc. I haven't actually checked if it's in the debian edition but I would...
by shayney
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

I believe it's because ubuntu icludes a libfreetype patch and debian does not.
In fact I notice most distros have iffy fonts compared to ubuntu and openSUSE.

Though since I switched to my smaller screen laptop full-time it isn't so noticeable so no longer a big deal for me.
by shayney
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

Still playing around with it and generally impressed. Still no major problems so far. One thing I was slightly sceptical about is the claims a mint debian system is better speed and performance wise. Although I know from running testing before that it is better than ubuntu and mint in that respect, ...
by shayney
Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

Could I ask, does the newer iso solve the problem I highlighted with adding extra partitions messing up fstab?
by shayney
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

As far as I'm aware, the chromium PPA is self contained and doesn't need anything from outside it's own repo so if that is the case it should be perfectly safe to use in debian.
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
by shayney
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

nadir wrote:Bout the liquorix-kernel. That is your choice. But a higher kernel will not arrive in testing for a while
Yea I know :(
But with regards to mint debian as a long term option for me, it will *eventually* get sorted so I'm not left wondering if it will ever work.
by shayney
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

@ nadir
After installing the experimental kernel sound is indeed working.
I would probably try the liquorix-kernel when I do a fresh "proper" install, safe in the knowledge that my sound should be working out of the box when testing gets a higher kernel.
by shayney
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

@ yarrgh Plymouth (or any splash) is not part of the debian edition at this stage, I believe this is due to clem not being happy with it's problems. However, I did try installing plymouth myself and it ran fine (on intel hardware). @nadir The link you posted regarding my sound card does work, to an ...
by shayney
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

@shayney- what sound card are you using??? According to lshw: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio In sound preferences in various distros it is listed as ALC259 (Realtek I believe). Without alsa backports it won't work and is listed as something else - Intel G45 DEVIBX. I don't prete...
by shayney
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

A major downside for the debian edition is that there is no alsa backports modules like there is in ubuntu/mint.
Without that there is no way to get any sound on my card without going the manual compilation way which I won't.
by shayney
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

Thought I would add some quick early feedback here (seems as good a place as any). debian edition did get through the installer without issue (other than a slightly loopy progress bar). So on to the issues I did encounter: No option to select the grub install partition, MBR only. Any manually specif...
by shayney
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

mick55 wrote:..

OK, how about here


:mrgreen:


mick
I have been searching high and low and finally found it then came here to post and was beaten to it :)
by shayney
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

zerozero wrote:well, the iso it's already in the usual place:) downloading ...
Where is the usual place? :)
by shayney
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 223835

Re: Mint Debian

sidux powers that be are VERY adamant about using apt rather than synaptic and others. Though it has been said that is mainly to do with Sid. Of course PCLinuxOS is also an up to date rolling release and they recommend using synaptic. Guess it depends who you consider to be more "expert"? I personal...

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