I'm new to Mint. I just found it at Christmas. I downloaded Bea and installed it on my laptop and desktop. Let me say first of all, IT'S GREAT! My Linux experience is not great. I have tried Mandrake, Red Hat, SuSE, Slackware, Fedora, but I was always missing things, especially on my Desktop, which is SCSI with 2 80 Gig HD's, a Mag Optical and a CDRW all SCSI, a DVD-RW, Zip250, and a LS-120 all IDE. There was always at least one of those devices missing. I was going to try Ubuntu when I found Mint and I installed it, WOW, everything works! I must say koodo's to all those involved with this distro!!!
I am a KDE fan from the couple classes I took so when I installed Bea I used Synaptic package manager and installed all the KDE packages. It worked!!! I have been using Bea since Christmas and love it. So two days ago when I found out Bianca was out I downloaded the iso and was going to istall it but I have too much stuff so I thought I'd try the upgrade path.
Well is worked, kind of. I, like others don't get the Biance boot screen and I used the right kernel, 2.6.17-11 when I did upgrade according to the directions (I am using KDE, not GDM for my login, but that shouldn't matter at that point). Also now when I try to apply patches Adapt package manager says there are some problems. I will have to look and get the exact error message, but Adapt package manager doesn't let me do anything at that point. I tried Synaptic Package manager also, with the same results. Any help with this would be greatly appreaciated!
today's government: "They Strain at knats and swallow camels." from the New Testament