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by thomasmc
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE - Mate Login & Password?
Replies: 16
Views: 7229

Re: LMDE - Mate Login & Password?

I have the exact same problem. Unbelievable that they burned an image that required a login, then never told anyone what the log in was. I got so fed up, downloaded Mint Maya, and found that it would not let me install because it didn't know what the root partions was, and told me to set it in the p...
by thomasmc
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: UP4 Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Re: UP4 Issues

Well, I have to agree with you. I broke down and installed Update Pack 4, and I can't even use Gnome 3. No panels, no way to access a menu or anything else, COMPLETELY useless. I installed Cinnamon. It works, but I HATE it. YUCK! I installed MATE. It's Gnome 2, but everything I liked about Gnome 2 n...
by thomasmc
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 32750

Re: No updates?

LMDE is dead. I don't blame anyone, but seriously: more than three months without a single update? I mean, there is a difference between "having concerns about security" and the current situation - it's not a good idea to be using LMDE right now. No information about anything, it should j...
by thomasmc
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Status Report on Update Pack 3
Replies: 31
Views: 10479

Fixed: Update Pack 3 with ATI video drivers on AMD 64bit

Well, the problem got so bad, I booted the old kernel, but the problem continued, though not as frequently. So the problem is apparently with ATI's 11.9 driver, not the new kernel. So, I reinstalled the 11.8 driver, and all seems to be fine again.
by thomasmc
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Status Report on Update Pack 3
Replies: 31
Views: 10479

Update Pack 3 with ATI video drivers on AMD 64bit

Before installing the Update Pack 3, I changed the sources as suggested by mint-update, and downloaded the latest ATI drivers from their website, just in case. After installing UP3, I rebooted, and sure enough, had just a blinking cursor. So, I rebooted to maintenance mode, installed the new ATI dri...
by thomasmc
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: (FIXED) Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

(FIXED) Minor cursor issue with ATI driver

I just found there is a new version of the Catalyst driver on the ATI site. I downloaded it, and it fixes the "stuck cursor" problem.
You can find the driver @ http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/l ... ng=English
by thomasmc
Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: (FIXED) Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2 install

According to the ATI forum, this is a bug in the 64 bit Catalyst driver, and still hasn't been fixed. I did search around, and found a temporary workaround. It's not pretty, for me the cursor now flickers a lot, and disapears when it isn't moving, but at least it doesn't get stuck in the corner anym...
by thomasmc
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality control
Replies: 36
Views: 9575

Re: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality contro

Why not? People who demand greater stability can use Linux Mint in it's other various forms. LMDE is a rolling release, and will always be slightly imperfect. Do you not understand that? I don't know if you are trying to be a **** or not, but you conveniently left out my previous sentence (talked a...
by thomasmc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality control
Replies: 36
Views: 9575

Re: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality contro

Linux Mint is currently the #2 Linux distro by popularity and in order to maintain the respect of this distro, things like this cannot happen. Testing repositories or not. Why not? People who demand greater stability can use Linux Mint in it's other various forms. LMDE is a rolling release, and wil...
by thomasmc
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality control
Replies: 36
Views: 9575

Re: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality contro

We keep going in circles over and over again. If you can't handle the imperfections that are inherent to a rolling release, you should use something else. This release is based on TESTING. Perhaps you don't understand that this isn't Ubuntu/Canonical, where a billionaire can throw around endless am...
by thomasmc
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality control
Replies: 36
Views: 9575

Re: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality contro

Congrats on completely missing the point. Congrats on being a complete a-hole. I installed them, and don't have any problem. If you are so disturbed by such little things, perhaps you should try a different distribution. What some of us are saying is that Clem and the Mint team know which packages ...
by thomasmc
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality control
Replies: 36
Views: 9575

Re: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality contro

t3g wrote: Congrats on completely missing the point.
Congrats on being a complete a-hole. I installed them, and don't have any problem. If you are so disturbed by such little things, perhaps you should try a different distribution.
by thomasmc
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality control
Replies: 36
Views: 9575

Re: These Update Packs are still lacking some quality contro

Well, the update pack info does tell you which packages to ignore. All you have to do is click on them, and select "ignore", and you won't see them again.
by thomasmc
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: PB with installing the non free Nvidia driver
Replies: 9
Views: 3355

Re: PB with installing the non free Nvidia driver

One more questions on that topic. Knowing that the pack 2 is about to arrive in latest what gonna happen to my system: new kernel will destroy my curent nvidia driver (the one I installed manually) so I guess that after update I will have to boot to terminal and perform the proper install of nvidia...
by thomasmc
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: (FIXED) Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

(FIXED) Minor cursor issue after complete Update Pack 2

I'm set up to use the "latest" repo, and installed the Update Pack 2, in it's entirety, yesterday. I'm happy to report that even though I let it update EVERYTHING, (I unpinned everything I had pinned), my proprietary ATI drivers still work fine, and I can now even boot to the latest kernel...
by thomasmc
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 601481

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

I've noticed workarounds for Nvidia, and was wondering if anyone has come up with one for fglrx/Catalyst drivers yet. One other quick question - does the breakage occur with all kernels, or does it only affect the 2.6.39 variety? It took several months for ATI to come out with a Catalyst driver tha...
by thomasmc
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 601481

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 2 july 2011

I rebooted, and what should I find, the driver is active again. Yeah, the ATI driver even warns you after install to reboot your system, as it might become unstable. The flip side of that coin is that you might not realize that an update has borked your video until you reboot. And with Linux, I don...
by thomasmc
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 601481

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 22 june 2011

The mesa update messed up my nvdia drivers too, but somehow i managed to get my mint back in track :F What i did: 1- Luckyly i had added the debian squeeze repository a while ago, so i installed back the old libgl1-mesa-glx package ( sudo apt-get install liblgl1-mesa-glx/stable ), wich at the same ...
by thomasmc
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 601481

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 22 june 2011

Hmmm, these updates are becoming a major problem which strongly hints of a badly needed revamp how how LMDE/X is updated. I know that an overhaul of the updating process is in the works and a respin is going to be released sometime in the future but all these rather major breakages occurring lately...
by thomasmc
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 601481

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 15 june 2011

@ exaeresis and @malligt, ...recommendation is to enable all updates I'd like to add the caveat that if you have proprietary drivers on your system, that could eventually break your system. I lost my video recently because I wasn't paying attention and let some "mesa" updates through (the...

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