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by bootmakr
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Dumped LMDE for now!
Replies: 29
Views: 11174

Re: Dumped LMDE for now!

I'm giving it one more try. This time I decided to use ONLY the MUD packs, but right off the update manager wouldn't work. I had seen this thread and set up the repos ahead of time. The update manager would disappear each time I tried to access it, so I finally did apt-get upgrade and upgraded it th...
by bootmakr
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Default DE for LMDE for Update pack 4?
Replies: 4
Views: 4575

Re: Default DE for LMDE for Update pack 4?

I haven't read much about Cinnamon, since it is for regular LM, but I'm curious; is it a minimal DE or is it something huge like KDE and Gnome? Since this crawls with any OS that has KDE or Gnome, I kinda want to know if Cinnamon is going to slow me down or not if it does come out for LMDE. XFCE all...
by bootmakr
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Dumped LMDE for now!
Replies: 29
Views: 11174

Re: Dumped LMDE for now!

Actually, I followed the M int- U p- D ater packs for the first two packs, then I switched to Debian testing ...... that seemed to be where it would break. I eventually got one of the installs to update to the third MUD pack, but then went again to Debian testing - I broke it again ...... I even tri...
by bootmakr
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Dumped LMDE for now!
Replies: 29
Views: 11174

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 lik...
by bootmakr
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Dumped LMDE for now!
Replies: 29
Views: 11174

Dumped LMDE for now!

After multiple breaks in my LMDE and a couple too many installs, I've finally dumped LMDE on my laptop :( I still have in on my desktop though. I see LMDE as one of the best of the debian clones, and expect it to be possibly the best when it has more devs who have the time to devote their time to it...
by bootmakr
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading the kernel
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Upgrading the kernel

From the repos, I would never attempt to compile anything myself, I'm a computer ignoramus :lol: :lol:
by bootmakr
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading the kernel
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Upgrading the kernel

How do you upgrade the kernel in Mint/Ubuntu?
by bootmakr
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: apt-get install went TU
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

apt-get install went TU

after 745 'gets', (354 MB) which took almost an hour, I get hit with this Get:745 http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main libcanberra-gtk3-module 0.28-0ubuntu11 [15.8kB] Fetched 354MB in 55min 31s (106kB/s) E: Couldn't configure pre-depend upstart-job for hostname, probably a dependency cycle...
by bootmakr
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing" or?
Replies: 77
Views: 43266

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

tdockery97 wrote:While I have the latest update manager, like some of the other posters I don't want to wait and have 200 updates at once. I would rather do my updates the Debian way.
Me Too!
by bootmakr
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Backuping my LMDE
Replies: 13
Views: 1811

Re: Backuping my LMDE

I'm going to try out the backup recommended by Gerd50 above. Thanks gerd50! I tried the Nepomuk Backup in the Menu>System>Nepomuk Backup, which came pre-installed (I thought!) with LMDE. It is useless, from a non-geek point of view. I get this dialog box message when clicking the menu as shown above...
by bootmakr
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 32214

Re: No updates?

testing is (my humble opinion) the balanced option: stable gets too "last century" too fast (and backports only answer to a minor amount of requests) and sid, well, sid is just too unpredictable to base a distro with the goals like mint upon it I tried sid, sidux, Kanotix, etc., constant breakages ...
by bootmakr
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 32214

Re: No updates?

I had two Mint Debian installs, LMDX pointed to latest--no problems whatsoever--and LMDE which I switched to Wheezy repos last night. After 800 updates some of my software was missing, some broken, found myself in dependency hell with the libnautilus1a breaking dropbox, if I reinstalled libnautilus...
by bootmakr
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 32214

Re: No updates?

LMDE is dead. Until the MUD is updated, I've switched to Debian Testing repos, and, using a terminal, I have done apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade once and then after that every so often I just apt-get update && apt-get upgrade :mrgreen: I've experienced no problems with Te...
by bootmakr
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: How to revert to grub legacy - LMDE
Replies: 1
Views: 917

How to revert to grub legacy - LMDE

Is there anyone using LMDE that has used this tut recently? I'd like to know if it will work on my LMDE 20110909 (updated/upgraded w/Debian "testing" not w/LMDE repos). My LMDE is using Grub2, but I intend to revert to Legacy - I personally think Grub2 was/is a mis-steak! I know there have most like...
by bootmakr
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: "Faux" Grub 2 SUX! Questions, Questions ......
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: "Faux" Grub 2 SUX! Questions, Questions ......

Thanks for those links - I'll look into them all. I've also got some info about creating a separate partition for Grub - there I can edit to my heart's content :lol: I do believe that Legacy 'Real' Grub is the only way to go for me. I think if I were smart enough to create a distro of my own, I woul...
by bootmakr
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Sources.list (s)
Replies: 65
Views: 89391

Re: Sources.list (s)

dwainehead, the first entry should be this: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import And I suggest to delete the squeeze sources, because you can't downgrade from testing to squeeze. I agree with Gerd50, get rid of that word "backport" :lol: I'm surpised that you didn't get an...
by bootmakr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Sources.list (s)
Replies: 65
Views: 89391

Re: Sources.list (s)

Hi dwainhead: I guess, by your answer, you have checked your "sources.list" and everything is pointed to "testing" rather than to "Squeeze." If you are still pointed to "Squeeze" you will only update from Squeeze repos which are now in the "stable" category, right? If you are pointed to "testing" re...
by bootmakr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: "Faux" Grub 2 SUX! Questions, Questions ......
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

"Faux" Grub 2 SUX! Questions, Questions ......

Before Grub 2, there was the Real Grub - the user-friendly Grub (probably called Legacy Grub now .... ). When I ran distros that had Real Grub, I was able to edit my Grub with no problems (/boot/grub/menu.list) - 1 Grub/1 file :!: Now, from what I read, they've done away with the user-friendly Real ...
by bootmakr
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Sources.list (s)
Replies: 65
Views: 89391

Re: Sources.list (s)

dwainhead; Squeeze is the 'stable' version and Wheezy is the 'testing.' Since you "upgraded" to Squeeze, I think you actually downgraded your LMDE from Testing to Stable, which means that it's no longer going to work as a 'rolling release' - am I right or wrong :? :? I know that you can still dist-...
by bootmakr
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Sources.list (s)
Replies: 65
Views: 89391

Re: Sources.list (s)

@ dwainehead I'm using this list posted by Gerd50, and I use it just as it is shown, no changes: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free deb ht...

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