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by LifeInTheGrey
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: How to make Chrome as default browser?
Replies: 14
Views: 36018

Re: How to make Chrome as default browser?

I know this is a little late, but figure I would offer this since it solved it for me, and is the easiest solution IMHO. It seems Chrome is not added to /usr/share/applications upon install. Running this command will copy the executionary shortcut to this location: sudo cp /opt/google/chrome/google-...
by LifeInTheGrey
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Set

Berkah wrote:YES, I am interested in getting this tutorial!
Would be such a great help for me!
Thanks!!


No worries, it'll just be a few days. I am on vacation right now, but I should be home Sunday and can make it available for you then.
by LifeInTheGrey
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Set

well, that has been my feeling, too... :( That's why I am looking for a nice, solid, usable Debian-based XFCE system. So far, I am trying different solutions... I've been running Debian Testing with XFCE for the longest time (first 4.8, now 4.10), I use it on my home theater pc, web development lap...
by LifeInTheGrey
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

Just as a heads up, I specifically chose the 201101 LMDE ISO because that was exactly 1 month before Squeeze was released; using the 201104 LMDX ISO is fine, but it was released 2 months after stable, so on a number of packages you are actually using later versions than Squeeze. Not saying its a bad...
by LifeInTheGrey
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: The "Freeze" is coming - what will you do?
Replies: 18
Views: 4447

Re: Re: The "Freeze" is coming - what will you do?

I cast the first "something else" vote :D I have no end of fun lately trying to build non-existent LMDE versions such as pure MATE, pure Cinnamon, a pure GNOME Shell version (my latest), starting from a CLI environment created with a netinstall iso. I can install debian-system-adjustments...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sat May 26, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Why the move to Sid?
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Why the move to Sid?

And you like Solus... its made by the same guy that made LMDE originally (Ikey). Interesting.

I like my coffee like I like my women: from anywhere other than Starbucks.
by LifeInTheGrey
Fri May 18, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Why a Debian distro?
Replies: 22
Views: 5557

Re: Why a Debian distro?

Can anyone tell me what the reason is behind a Debian distro? Since Ubuntu is based on Debian and Debian seems to be significantly out of date, why have two flavours? Are there any technical reasons to use the Debian distro over the Ubuntu one? 1) You are about 18 months behind the debate of this i...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sun May 13, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

My concern with having a Mint repo on the New Stable was that it might bork everything. Is that repository specific to just MATE and Cinnamon, or will it pull in other stuff that will cause me issues running Stable? I was thinking there was a Debian repo somewhere specific to just MATE and Cinnamon...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sun May 13, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

These are the sources I plan to use for the new Stable: deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-freedeb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-freedeb http://www.debian-multimedia.org wheezy main non-freedeb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates m...
by LifeInTheGrey
Tue May 01, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Log in screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: Log in screen?

I just installed lmde and have everything working but when I go to log out or reboot, it takes me to a console. I have to go "startx" and it takes me back to Mate. How do I get back to the log in so I can select Cinnamon? Robin it appears you do not have a login manager installed. There a...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

squeezy wrote:Life is good in Linuxland :D


I'd agree that theres a sunrise breaking over the horizon. Not enough to leave behind my Windows ME install, though.

Kidding.
by LifeInTheGrey
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

LifeInTheGrey, have you gone ahead with this experiment? I did, but on a limited scale and in a VM, but even there it performed quite admirably and was relatively lightweight (more than KDE, anyway). The things I noticed were mainly visual: I get the "Me..." instead of "Menu", t...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

In truth, if you just have the MATE, Mint packages, and Debian Testing repos set up in sources ... there isnt any need for apt-pinning at all. I found I had to keep the apt pinning in place or the wheezy repo would want to install the non-Ubuntu modified font related files and I lose the nice font ...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

Squeezy Very good tip, thanks. I did not have Mate pinned. I just set it up and had a ton of updates to Mate. :D The update I like best is in the System Monitor, the old stretched cat is replaced with a nice MATE logo :lol: Pinning the Mint and MATE repos at the same level means that one won't domi...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)
Replies: 154
Views: 42585

Re: Linux Mint Debian Stable (For Those Running This Setup)

Tonight I went ahead and did a full install of the new LMDE RC spin on one of my computers. Everything is working great :-) My plan is to follow it into the new Stable next year. KBD From the moment of its introduction, I have been quite excited about UP4, but also somewhat sad about (a) the dual-i...
by LifeInTheGrey
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE FAQ
Replies: 75
Views: 70293

Re: LMDE FAQ

The item about making your own LMDE/Squeeze should probably be changed... see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=199&t=99489#p566338 I've updated my tutorial with squeezy's additional debian multimedia squeeze-backports repo (thanks), but also a big disclaimer at the top about updating...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: kernel 3.2 to LMDE UP3
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: kernel 3.2 to LMDE UP3

... or, change your apt sources to Debian Testing temporarily, install the kernel / headers / kbuild in Synaptic, then switch back. Most would consider that easier than compiling a kernel. This works with the nvidia-driver? When you do it, make sure to upgrade the following as well: nvidia-glx nvid...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Dumped LMDE for now!
Replies: 29
Views: 10026

Re: Dumped LMDE for now!

Well for that matter, Arch Linux with XFCE is a pretty good deal. I'm using that off another partition (Arch also has "Cinnamon" in its user generated repositories, but I don't want to install all the GNOME dependencies). I've been wating for LMDE to sort itself out for several months now...
by LifeInTheGrey
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: kernel 3.2 to LMDE UP3
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: kernel 3.2 to LMDE UP3

... or, change your apt sources to Debian Testing temporarily, install the kernel / headers / kbuild in Synaptic, then switch back. Most would consider that easier than compiling a kernel.
by LifeInTheGrey
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Dumped LMDE for now!
Replies: 29
Views: 10026

Re: Re: Dumped LMDE for now!

Nah, I like Debians, but have never got along with *buntus :roll: . I even tried LM7 and Lisa, but neither flipped my switch. Tried sidux - too many arguments on their forums, obnixious mods; aptosid - sid doesn't get along with this lappy; Debian testing - can't stand Gnome; Desktop BSD - seems li...

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