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by Zill
Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Partitions for LMDE
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: Partitions for LMDE

tlcmd: We seem to have had this conversation before... See "Partition formula??" Please note my earlier comments regarding your references to the boot partition... I really hope you did not create a 20G boot partition as you have not mentioned the root partition at all! As I tried to point out in my...
by Zill
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Empty space cleaner for LMDE
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: Empty space cleaner for LMDE

tlcmd: Sorry, but I can't see how it is possible to "clean empty disk space". If disk space has no files in it then it is empty and clean. If you have unwanted files taking up disk space then just delete them. Remember that some files are "hidden", which simply means that the file name starts with a...
by Zill
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Install programs from Jessie repos?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Install programs from Jessie repos?

...I suppose, it's ok to upgrade geda-* programs. However, not sure about upgrade, from Debian testing repo, to libglib2.0-0, libglib2.0-0:i386 and libglib2.0-bin. Any suggestions?... LMDE libglib2.0-0 is currently at version 2.36.4-1 while jessie (testing) is currently at version 2.42.1-1 and poss...
by Zill
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Install programs from Jessie repos?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Install programs from Jessie repos?

Hobo: Firstly, let me welcome you to Linux Mint forums and trust that you will enjoy using this great distro. If you would like to post in the " Introduce yourself " section it will be great to hear a bit more about who you are and how you got here! Geda 1.6.2-4.3 is already available in the LMDE re...
by Zill
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What are the differences between debian and main distro?
Replies: 42
Views: 6811

Re: What are the differences between debian and main distro?

... Nothing happens automatically, it all depends on the persons involved... My apologies. I used the word "automatically" as shorthand for "Debian standard operating procedure" and, of course, people are involved. However, the point I was trying to make is that, while Debian Stable does have the o...
by Zill
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What are the differences between debian and main distro?
Replies: 42
Views: 6811

Re: What are the differences between debian and main distro?

... no need to change software that already debugged only true if you apply the patch for that software. we need to remember that an update not always a version update. it could be a security update, a bug fix update, or a transitional update. if you doesn't apply the patch then nothing will change...
by Zill
Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What are the differences between debian and main distro?
Replies: 42
Views: 6811

Re: What are the differences between debian and main distro?

py-thon: I chose LMDE despite the fact it was originally semi-rolling, not because of it. I had some misgivings about relying on a system based on Debian Testing but thought it was worth a try. Since then, I have seen many users having problems with Update Packs and this can only get more difficult ...
by Zill
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What are the differences between debian and main distro?
Replies: 42
Views: 6811

Re: What are the differences between debian and main distro?

Sure, a user choosing a semi-rolling LMDE is guaranteed to be happy to find that LMDE has stopped rolling. If "semi-rolling" is more important to a user than having a system that actually works well then, sure, such users may be disappointed. However, LMDE does work well for many users and so these...
by Zill
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What are the differences between debian and main distro?
Replies: 42
Views: 6811

Re: What are the differences between debian and main distro?

kurotsugi: LMDE is certainly moving towards "stable" in the accepted Debian sense of the word - i.e. unchanging software that has already been largely debugged. LMDE has fewer "unresolved bugs" than distros actively tracking sid or testing precisely because of the move towards Debian Stable. Newly d...
by Zill
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What are the differences between debian and main distro?
Replies: 42
Views: 6811

Re: What are the differences between debian and main distro?

that's a bad news. with the current systemd issue on debian, jessie will delayed further. the previous frozen period takes up to 1 year. I'm not quite sure if jessie will got released on next spring. It is only "bad news" for users really needing the "latest and greatest" software! The current LMDE...
by Zill
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Will we get LMDE change notifications?
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Will we get LMDE change notifications?

tlcmd: From " The Linux Mint Blog Monthly News – July 2014 "... After a long reflection and many discussions the decision was made to switch Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) from its current snapshot cycle to a Debian Stable package base. The transition from Update Pack 8 to Debian Jessie should be ...
by Zill
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: <DECIDED> LMDE to be based on Stable, not on Testing.
Replies: 152
Views: 25175

Re: Would you like LMDE to be based on Stable, not on Testin

"Rolling" to me means that application versions are continually changing and this model greatly appeals to users who always want the "latest and greatest" software. However, the price of using a rolling distro is frequent breakage, with both major and minor problems. While an experienced user with a...
by Zill
Tue May 06, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Question re LMDE from Info page
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: Question re LMDE from Info page

KBD47: ^^^ +1 LMDE is a great distro but it really is not suitable for newbies. Sure, they might be able to make it run reasonably well initially, but this happy situation may not last! When they break LMDE by installing something from the wrong repo, or try compiling from source and get into depend...
by Zill
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Brother HL-2130 printer - how to get it printing ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 4810

Re: Brother HL-2130 printer - how to get it printing ?

ron_h: There should be no need to download anything from the Brother website so you may first need to remove anything you have manually installed. With the HL2130 switched on and connected via a USB cable, simply open the Print Settings GUI and add a new printer. Select the correct driver from the l...
by Zill
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: What is LMDE upgrade policy?
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: What is LMDE upgrade policy?

I might be frowned upon but I installed LMDE 201303, I believe that was the release, and about 2mos ago I changed my repositories to SID... ... I am on my own and not for the faint-hearted as if the system breaks, everyone gets to laugh at me. Newbies should be aware of the Debian documentation on ...
by Zill
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Is my system up to date?
Replies: 18
Views: 4278

Re: Is my system up to date?

Maybe updating with a script confuses the Update Manager and it thus shows UP6. I can confirm this. I've reproduced this on a system upgraded to UP7 via dist-upgrade... Ouch! This seems to be quite a dropoff then as updating via terminal or the Update Manager should be no different functionally. Th...
by Zill
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Security Updates Question
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Security Updates Question

...So you have to decide what's more important to you, stability ... or security... This pretty much sums it up - you can't really have both! For an "average home user" (i.e. not running internet servers) LMDE with UPs is a good compromise that is both stable enough and secure enough for normal use...
by Zill
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Is my system up to date?
Replies: 18
Views: 4278

Re: Is my system up to date?

shawnhcorey: Sorry, I disagree! From [url=http://linux.die.net/man/8/apt-get]apt-get(8) - Linux man page[/url]... update Used to re-synchronize the package index files from their sources. The indexes of available packages are fetched from the location(s) specified in /etc/apt/sources.list(5). An upd...
by Zill
Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Is my system up to date?
Replies: 18
Views: 4278

Re: Is my system up to date?

You should always `apt-get update` after a `apt-get dist-upgrade` because some of the libraries may be changed and won't work with the current version of your apps. My understanding is that update should always precede (dist)upgrade. See http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-uptodate.en.h...
by Zill
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [Solved] How to disable UTC
Replies: 7
Views: 8700

Re: How to disable UTC

...And hate the whole UTC Why do we need it?.. ...Because the internet, and very many other global services such as GPS, requires time to be synchronized around the world. All these connected services need a single unified time to allow them to communicate effectively and UTC provides this. As user...

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