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by TomRoche
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Automatic login does not work with LMDE2
Replies: 13
Views: 3308

boottime debugging

Does

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dmesg | fgrep -ie 'error'
or

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dmesg | less
show anything interesting?
by TomRoche
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] separate upgrades: boot to tty1
Replies: 9
Views: 4126

boottime debugging

I've noticed several links ... this LMDE2 forum thread , esp this post (also this post ) this Debian bug , esp this comment this Debian forum post If you install 'systemd-sysv' then sysvinit (sysvinit-core) will be removed and you will now be using systemd to start up the system [instead of sysvini...
by TomRoche
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Automatic login does not work with LMDE2
Replies: 13
Views: 3308

display metaquestion

@forumadmins (since this probably won't help ron_h much): I notice that there is a subforum=Desktops & Window Managers of the LMDE1 forums there is no matching subforum for the LMDE2 forums So should LMDE2 users continue to ask {desktop environment, display manager, window manager}-related questions...
by TomRoche
Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] separate upgrades: boot to tty1
Replies: 9
Views: 4126

[SOLVED] separate upgrades: boot to tty1

SOLUTION: goto this post . summary: I've done LMDE1 -> LMDE2 on 2 separate PCs: i.e., I have 2 separate physical instances (not VMs) of LMDE2 upgraded from LMDE1/UP8 running on local HDs. In both cases, the PC boots normally (i.e., to its X/desktop environment) from a LiveUSB ISO . the locally-inst...
by TomRoche
Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] upgrade fails when stopping fancontrol
Replies: 1
Views: 1689

[SOLVED] upgrade fails when stopping fancontrol

I recorded the packages that the previous/broken `aptitude full-upgrade` wanted to {add, remove, upgrade} here , and note that package=`fancontrol` is one that `aptitude` wanted to upgrade. So I'm thinking I could instead create a list of packages to remove (from those listed in the previous upgrad...
by TomRoche
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] upgrade fails when stopping fancontrol
Replies: 1
Views: 1689

[SOLVED] upgrade fails when stopping fancontrol

summary: upgrading LMDE1 -> LMDE2 hangs at Setting up fancontrol (1:3.3.5-2) ... Installing new version of config file /etc/init.d/fancontrol ... [ ok ] Stopping fan speed regulator: fancontrol. after long run. How best to proceed? details: I'm upgrading a 7-year-old 64-bit Clevo/System76 laptop fr...
by TomRoche
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Issue pre upgrade from LMDE1 to LMDE2
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: install zoneminder on LMDE2?

well Ton every common option of (engine) remove zoneminder has been invoked by now working with the maintainer of zoneminder who by the way can't understand how and where the version of zonminder came from that is in LMDE1 repository in the first place. Then I guess you should reread the second hal...
by TomRoche
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: conflict: gnome-backgrounds, adwaita.xml, gnome-themes-stand
Replies: 1
Views: 1800

conflict: gnome-backgrounds, adwaita.xml, gnome-themes-stand

I'm upgrading LMDE1->LMDE2 a laptop which currently * runs Cinnamon and MATE * has package=gnome-backgrounds version=3.4.2-1 * has package=gnome-themes-standard version=3.2.1-2 `apt-get` wants to install gnome-backgrounds version=3.14.1-1 , but fails with error Preparing to replace gnome-backgrounds...
by TomRoche
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Issue pre upgrade from LMDE1 to LMDE2
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

install zoneminder on LMDE2?

zoneminder is reported as half installed. I have been workiing with the maintainer of zonminder to resolve the issue but no luck so far. My question is, must i resolve the issue with zoneminder before i try to upgrade to LMDE2? Why not instead 0. backup your current install 1. remove zoneminder fro...
by TomRoche
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: space/time-performant DE for LMDE2 on poor hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: space/time-performant DE for LMDE2 on poor hardware

summary: Below please find 1 simple question, 1 slightly harder question, and 2 problems. details: I'm porting one of my "backup boxes" (which I may give to my mother :-) to LMDE2 to test the [LMDE1 -> LMDE2 upgrade] process it would be better, cleaner, and a lot quicker to do a fresh install of LM...
by TomRoche
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: 2 problems after LMDE1 Cinnamon -> LMDE2 Xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

2 problems after LMDE1 Cinnamon -> LMDE2 Xfce

summary: I upgraded a 32-bit/i686-pae box LMDE1->LMDE2 roughly as indicated by The Instructions , except as detailed below (notably, installing Xfce). Subsequently it mostly works, with 2 exceptions: box boots to tty1 sleep/suspend: GUI works, but hardware keychord (Fn-F4) now fails But a lot has c...
by TomRoche
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager vs The Instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 2610

Re: missing the point of rolling release

Distro-Don wrote:After installing a Debian based distribution, I can have it completely configured and customized in less than 30 minutes.
Perhaps you should be called "Don Sequitur" instead :-) Because, again, you seem oblivious regarding why one uses a rolling release.
by TomRoche
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: bug or FR: refactor DEs out of packages=mint-meta-debian-*
Replies: 3
Views: 563

empirically, there *is* a problem

You can perfectly live without (e.g., mint-meta-debian-cinnamon). Unfortunately, your claim seems empirically false, at least for LMDE1: see here and here . I.e., if one deletes package=mint-meta-debian-cinnamon and then upgrades, package=`mintupdate-debian` will not be replaced with package=`mintu...
by TomRoche
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: bug or FR: refactor DEs out of packages=mint-meta-debian-*
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: bug or FR: refactor DEs out of packages=mint-meta-debian

I'd also support making the the DE-specific packages (e.g., `mint-meta-debian-cinnamon`, `mint-meta-debian-mate`) super-packages for their respective DEs, to solve problems like this one . Should one need to know that, to (e.g.) remove Cinnamon from a MATE system, that one must remove packages={cinn...
by TomRoche
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: bug or FR: refactor DEs out of packages=mint-meta-debian-*
Replies: 3
Views: 563

bug or FR: refactor DEs out of packages=mint-meta-debian-*

Packages={`mint-meta-debian-cinnamon`, `mint-meta-debian-mate`} seem problematic for folks using other desktop environments (aka DEs, e.g., KDE, Xfce). But removing those packages is known to cause non-DE-related problems . (ISTM that's a bug--am I missing something?) So why not instead create a new...
by TomRoche
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager vs The Instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 2610

missing the point of rolling release

I always find it much easier to install the latest version Your claim is only true iff you have no significant local configuration (or, for that matter, non-package-installed apps) to restore. The reason for having a rolling release --indeed, the main reason for using LMDE--is because restoring loc...
by TomRoche
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Update Manager vs The Instructions
Replies: 7
Views: 2610

[SOLVED] Update Manager vs The Instructions

summary: I followed The Instructions (with one additional item that IMHO should be added to the tutorial), and achieved what I believed was a successful UP8->LMDE2 `dist-upgrade`. However, after rebooting to my new environment, I got this error dialog=`Update Pack Info` from Update Manager: Your sy...
by TomRoche
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: space/time-performant DE for LMDE2 on poor hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 617

space/time-performant DE for LMDE2 on poor hardware

summary: `space` and `time` as as defined in the {informatic, computer science} sense `DE` == desktop environment ∈ {Cinnamon, KDE, MATE, Xfce, ...} `poor hardware` in this case ( IIRC ) == 10-year-old 32-bit/686-pae laptop with 2 cores, 2 GB RAM, ~100 GB spinning disk, Intel integrated graphics (`...
by TomRoche
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Updating existing LMDE 1 Systems to LMDE 2
Replies: 212
Views: 34174

screensaver-related settings for Cinnamon and MATE

From Clem's tutorial : Step 4 (optional) - Turn off your screensaver In the MATE/Cinnamon settings, it is recommended to turn off anything that might trigger the screensaver. Are there lists of the screensaver-related settings for Cinnamon and MATE? My past experience with GNOME has been, there are ...
by TomRoche
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: multi-ISO LiveUSB boots to kernel panic
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

new multiboot/multi-ISO LiveUSB tutorial

See howto create a multi-ISO LiveUSB for LMDE2/Betsy (et al). Your comments, complaints, and contributions are welcome.

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