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by cwwgateway
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

I also can't change from the oxygen theme to others without logging out. I don't know what apps to remove other than all of the kde and qt stuff... but Schoelje seems to want it for consistency (which makes sense). I can't change mouse pointers from the xfce gui (the command line works fine), even a...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Have you installed the other gtk2-engines-* from synaptic (the qtcurve one has lots of kde dependencies so I wouldn't install that)? I had to do this to make bluebird work. Besides, logging out and logging back in (which I had to do to switch to the Mint-X icons), I don't know what would fix the ico...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

I noticed the menus in gtk2 apps weren't rendered correctly with bluebird, so I installed all of the gtk2-engines to fix it (I don't know which one actually did it). The update-alternatives tip worked and now I have the correct cursors. Edit: Guest Additions also didn't work for me, but when I manua...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

I just checked out the live session in virtual box and I am having the same problem as Schoelje - the shutdown and restart buttons are "greyed out." It's honestly kind of strange. After installing, the "Would you like to restart now" prompt does restart.
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

After installing gtk2-engines-murrine (and its dependencies which included a the unico gtk3 engine IIRC), bluebird looks much better. I believe there are many themes that use the murrine engine, and some of the other gtk2-engines would be good to install (they aren't installed by debian by default A...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Thanks for the tips Gene. I just installed bluebird and the panel is themed correctly, but the menu and apps are not. There isn't anything in the gtkrc-2.0 or the gtkrc-xfce file that would cause it AFAIK, so it might have something to do with files in the usr directory or other non-home directories.
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Found another thing: the old LMDE Xfce had a number of custom actions in thunar by default, one of which being open as root. To add go to Edit -> Configure custom actions -> Click the plus sign -> Enter whatever name/description you like into the fields; the command is gksu thunar %F Then you have t...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

gtk3-engines-oxygen worked for me in VBox, and now abiword is nicer. I honestly am not a fan of the kde cursors, but it appears the plymouth theme and the system adjustments depend on the package, and it appears that I can't change the mouse cursor theme to the dmz one in the mouse settings. With th...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

I've downloaded and am now using it in a livedvd while it's installing (I applied the fix). It looks very KDE-like (which I think was intentional), which I think is interesting, although it takes some getting used to. However, it appears to have not GTK 3 support, so abiword, which is written in GTK...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Has Mint 12 already hit EOL, or is my Apt borked?
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: Has Mint 12 already hit EOL, or is my Apt borked?

Yes, if it is only the mint repos that aren't working (which is what it appears to be), then it is simply that they are down (they have been very pressed since the release of LMDE UP 6).
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Debian Plymouth Manager - Help needed
Replies: 51
Views: 15985

Re: Debian Plymouth Manager - Help needed

I tested DPM on my laptop which is using bumblebee for hybrid graphics. The plymouth theme worked fine, but for some reason dpm got stuck with something to do with the intel driver, and I had to close dpm to get it to finish running update-grub, and the initramfs stuff. You had to close DPM, but DP...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Debian Plymouth Manager - Help needed
Replies: 51
Views: 15985

Re: Debian Plymouth Manager - Help needed

I tested DPM on my laptop which is using bumblebee for hybrid graphics. The plymouth theme worked fine, but for some reason dpm got stuck with something to do with the intel driver, and I had to close dpm to get it to finish running update-grub, and the initramfs stuff. Here is the log: 06-01-2013 1...
by cwwgateway
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Device Driver Manager - Help needed
Replies: 344
Views: 77282

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

I had to rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf and reboot to get it working again. That is weird: you'd expect vesa to function for any graphics card... Yeah... It's strange. I ran ddm (and dpm) on my laptop which has an Intel HD 3000 and an NVIDIA GT 540M (hybrid graphics). When ddm loaded, it said that there was...
by cwwgateway
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Device Driver Manager - Help needed
Replies: 344
Views: 77282

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

And here is ddm.log where I switched to vesa and ended up with a black screen after plymouth went on for a few seconds: 06-01-2013 03:26:47 main INFO Write debug information to file: /home/christopher/ddm.log 06-01-2013 03:26:47 execcmd.run DEBUG Command to execute: cat /proc/version 06-01-2013 03:2...
by cwwgateway
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Device Driver Manager - Help needed
Replies: 344
Views: 77282

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Here is ddm2.log where I believe I installed the pae kernel headers: 06-01-2013 03:17:41 main INFO Write debug information to file: /home/christopher/ddm.log 06-01-2013 03:17:41 execcmd.run DEBUG Command to execute: cat /proc/version 06-01-2013 03:17:41 main INFO Machine info: Linux version 3.2.0-4-...
by cwwgateway
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Device Driver Manager - Help needed
Replies: 344
Views: 77282

Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Ok, I've finally been able to test DDM on my Gateway Desktop with driver switching, pae kernel installing, etc: ddm1.log, where I switched to fbdev IIRC: 06-01-2013 03:14:46 main INFO Write debug information to file: /home/christopher/ddm.log 06-01-2013 03:14:46 execcmd.run DEBUG Command to execute:...
by cwwgateway
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

I looked back and found the bullet about LightDM theming, so here is a lightdm thread where it is kind of discussed: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=102716 I used the directions in the second post, using the theme "greybird" and icon theme "Faenza-Dark" and i...
by cwwgateway
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Reasoning Behind Gentoo and Arch
Replies: 8
Views: 6277

Re: Reasoning Behind Gentoo and Arch

Thank you phdp, and everyone else for replying. I've been playing around with Arch and Arch-based distros recently, and I'm starting to "see the light" :lol: . Once I have more time, I will do a real arch install somewhere (I have to find an extra computer/partition). I'm going to try to d...
by cwwgateway
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pantheon greeter
Replies: 5
Views: 3833

Re: [Solved] Enable Lightdm in LM 13 Maya

Necrothread wakeup call, sorry. What I want to know is how you got the pantheon greeter, and how you configured it to look like that. That is REALLY sharp! I'd start a new thread about that. On the subject, however, I believe you have to install pantheon with the pantheon greeter as detailed in thi...
by cwwgateway
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The unofficial LMDE XFCE - startup
Replies: 368
Views: 96104

Re: The unofficial LMDE XFCE

Ok mate-users-admin is working now, although I did have to reboot after installing (either that or it didn't like running as root... not sure which). I'm glad some problems are being worked out. Are there any other problems you are having, that I could help with (especially ones that are easy to fix...

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