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by axisofevil
Sat May 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 112
Views: 18881

Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Is there a procedure to switch distros from LMDE2 Cinnamon to Debian [Stretch] Cinnamon? Ideally as an upgrade, rather than an install. I appreciate that the graphics themes etc would be somewhat inferior. I'm not planning on actually doing this - but a fallback option would be nice to have! Systemd...
by axisofevil
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 112
Views: 18881

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

I've got a couple of programs a bit like that, where I've had to put copies of Stretch programs in my /home because the old ones don't work properly...

Perhaps the rate at which Debian produces stable upgrades is too high?
by axisofevil
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please do some work with linux mint debian edition! You have abandoned it!
Replies: 20
Views: 2450

Re: Please do some work with linux mint debian edition! You have abandoned it!

I'm hoping to see LMDE3 in April - that's next week! :lol:

But I would spend some time trying to test it in a VM.
by axisofevil
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change debian to LMDE
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Change debian to LMDE

Don't forget about all those hundreds of hidden files in /home which contain your preferences.
The list of files produced by Debian will not be the same as LMDE.

Be careful that UID's & GID's match between the two distro's or you will have access problems... etc
by axisofevil
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please do some work with linux mint debian edition! You have abandoned it!
Replies: 20
Views: 2450

Re: Please do some work with linux mint debian edition! You have abandoned it!

I'm not interested in Mate.
I just want the Cinnamon version.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mi ... 9128.shtml
While LMDE 3 will be just a refreshed installation image of the rolling distro... (???)
by axisofevil
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Migrating to LMDE/3
Replies: 6
Views: 3238

Re: Migrating to LMDE/3

... At this point though I'll need to replace my power supply from 450W to 650W so that I can add a new 2T drive to my box. the 450W PS has only 3 connectors for SATA drives (it might have 4 if 1 is connected to the DVD drive; can't remember). ... You don't need to upgrade the PSU just to add an ex...
by axisofevil
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating shortcuts
Replies: 19
Views: 11223

Re: [SOLVED] Creating shortcuts

There is an easier way!!!

In Cinnamon (nemo) right-click the file or directory & left-click on 'Make Link'
This will create a symbolic link.
You can cut and paste the symbolic link to a place in the path which is more convenient, if necessary.
by axisofevil
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What BACKUP program to use ?
Replies: 23
Views: 835

Re: What BACKUP program to use ?

I can offer some advice on this. :shock: Whilst cleaning up an old remote backup of a few unwanted directories such as /usr, /sbin etc I discovered I was foolishly destroying my hard disk. :oops: Never been so stupid uptill now... I take daily incremental backups of all my data, excluding large vide...
by axisofevil
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Is it the end for LMDE?
Replies: 27
Views: 3467

Re: Is it the end for LMDE?

Clem gave some news a few days ago: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3340#comment-137188 Any news on the next LMDE? Edit by Clem: No, not yet. We’ll start working on LMDE 3 slowly, but there is no hurry there. We’re probably looking at 2018 for the next version. And the repo have just been created prov...
by axisofevil
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Is it the end for LMDE?
Replies: 27
Views: 3467

Re: Is it the end for LMDE?

Unfortunately, the LMDE developers seem to be stopping development Oh really ? You have news we don't have ? :lol: Sorry - but despatch of updates to LMDE2 have dwindled to virtually zero and no data is available about any hoped for target dates for LMDE3. For example, is it likely that LMDE3 might...
by axisofevil
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Is it the end for LMDE?
Replies: 27
Views: 3467

Re: Is it the end for LMDE?

Not really an answer is it?
by axisofevil
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Is it the end for LMDE?
Replies: 27
Views: 3467

Is it the end for LMDE?

What is the difference between LMDE2 and Stretch + Cinnamon? Is there any appreciable functional difference? I appreciate a certain lack of prettyness and icon themes etc in such a move, but at least I would be able to update my applications. Also, the Debian installer isn't all that nice. But, I've...
by axisofevil
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?
Replies: 52
Views: 6110

Re: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?

Is LMDE still being actively developed?
It's a couple of years since the last proper upgrade.
by axisofevil
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LMDE 2 to LMDE 3
Replies: 8
Views: 4676

Re: LMDE 2 to LMDE 3

Still get an occasional Cinnamon crash in LMDE2 - no definite appropriate cause apparent. It is restartable without loss, unless Firefox is in the middle of doing a download. Perhaps a Stretch version might fix this??? At some point a fix for Systemd will be needed - so sooner rather than later woul...
by axisofevil
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?
Replies: 52
Views: 6110

Re: [URGENT] When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?

So should I install proper Debian + Cinnamon and forget about Mint/LMDE, since no update is going to be issued?
by axisofevil
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 112
Views: 18881

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

I notice that there is a very straightforward upgrade path in Debian from Jessie to Stretch.
Obviously, this is only to be expected.

What is the problem with LMDE?
by axisofevil
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE3 ?!
Replies: 19
Views: 3917

Re: LMDE3 ?!

Sorry guys: Hi Stephan. No, there are no plans regarding LMDE 3 yet. We’ll be likely to formulate these in the next cycle though. For now our development target is still LMDE 2. MATE 1.18 was ported already. Cinnamon 3.4, the Xapps and the most of the new features present in 18.2 will be ported the...
by axisofevil
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dirty Cow - LMDE Advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Dirty Cow - LMDE Advice please

But should a security fix ever be labelled as a level 5?

I never apply (until 5 minutes ago) level 5 updates as they are "Dangerous updates" :x :x :x
by axisofevil
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tor installation
Replies: 11
Views: 2517

Re: Tor installation

You could just boot up a TAILS distro from USB - you get an automatically secure install.
by axisofevil
Fri May 15, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Updating existing LMDE 1 Systems to LMDE 2
Replies: 212
Views: 27950

Re: Updating existing LMDE 1 Systems to LMDE 2

Well - I gave up. :twisted: I installed LMDE2 over / (and used my separate /home directory). It appeared to go well (NOT)!!!!!!!!!!! The install appeared to treat my /home very well - but It appeared to attempt to set up GRUB to boot to a 32 bit partition as a MBR boot!! (It should have done a 64 b...

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