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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa - BETA 032 is out!

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mintMenu 3.5 was simply reporting "3.3" in the about dialog, so that's fixed in 3.6 (tiny bug really). As for the user guide it's not ready yet..

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U.S. Mint wrote:Have no trouble with Daryna.
Elyssa Beta 032 produces distorted, unusable video.
Starting Elyssa Beta 032 in Compatibility Mode produces correct video.
Why?
Mainboard is Via PC3500G, using built-in video.
Compatibility Mode is "Safe graphics mode" (which is veas and should be changed to proper drivers a s soon as possible) and a few boot options like noapic (don't have the list right now)
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Husse,

Many thanks for your help, but iam afraid its still not working, even did a hard drive install, still nothing.

One interesting thing though, i downloaded Ubuntu 8.04 and it works fine, I am trying to find out what is the difference between the two, am currently running on Ubuntu as its working, like i have said before LM4 works fine, i have also posted in the hardware section


thanks again

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@ rgn will be in the release notes
I'm not happy with gfxgrub from a support point of view but it seems to remain there for now
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Just installed, noticed a bug right away (inherited from Ubuntu):
- My Broadcom WLAN card does not "bring up" a wireless extension, posted the fix here
Other notes:
My back and forward buttons on my MX Revolution mouse works out of the box! Though the "window switcher" does not work, and the "center button" brings up the Tracker search tool, I want it to be like a center click, though you can't have everything :)
My HP Laptop has a deactivate pad button, when activating it again it still launches help browser (0xf5) That should be forced to F1, IMO, then people can change it if they have another button for it. Same thing in Daryna (not so sure if it is like this in Ubuntu though, I might have to check it up).
The brightness when it starts up is set to minimum, when the desktop is loaded it does not set it to full, even though I am plugged in. This might be some powersaving features set, but this is a clean install, I have not changed anything (except doing the fix above). I think this is related to some new feature I saw in Ubuntu 8.04, where the brightness is set to minimum from boot until the desktop is *fully* loaded (ready for use) and then change it to full.
I can't really see anything more just out of the box, might notice some things later on though :)
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I see there is a Firefox update http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html available but how does one install it? The "Check for Updates" is greyed out on my Firefox 3 software. With luck this update might fix the drop outs that are being experienced when using Firefox and Elyssa.
I have downloaded the file and unpacked it OK and am presented with an array of folders and files. Where does one graft/copy them?

Any thoughts/advice [constructive] would be appreciated?

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grizwald wrote:I see there is a Firefox update http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html available but how does one install it? The "Check for Updates" is greyed out on my Firefox 3 software. With luck this update might fix the drop outs that are being experienced when using Firefox and Elyssa.
I have downloaded the file and unpacked it OK and am presented with an array of folders and files. Where does one graft/copy them?

Any thoughts/advice [constructive] would be appreciated?

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The update will come when it is uploaded to the repo servers. Firefox is kept from updating by itself to keep it stable, as are other apps from the repos.
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grizwald wrote:I see there is a Firefox update http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html available but how does one install it? The "Check for Updates" is greyed out on my Firefox 3 software. With luck this update might fix the drop outs that are being experienced when using Firefox and Elyssa.
I have downloaded the file and unpacked it OK and am presented with an array of folders and files. Where does one graft/copy them?

Any thoughts/advice [constructive] would be appreciated?

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Hi

Great job on the beta. It has been running well and the only thing I have noticed so far is that it can take a long time for Login Window in Control Center to launch the first time. A minor cosmetic issue is that grub shows full screen and the usplash during boot only fills about half the screen and then goes to full screen at the login screen. After installing the nvidia drivers I had to edit xorg.conf to change the virtual setting from 1600 x 1200 back to the proper resolution of my monitor ( 1280 x 1024 ). At 1600 x 1200 the login window is really off center.

Keep up the great work !

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The most attractive of the Linux distros!

BUT Audio problems: Rhythmbox, Exaile and Amarok, faint but annoying crackle when playing CD's, Rhythmbox is worst, Amarok is best (passable),

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JP84 wrote:Yea, one of the first things I did after I installed this beta was removing PulseAudio. I'm using the SPDIF connection on my soundcard which just would not work with PulseAudio.
Thank you for that tip. I could not for the life of me figure out why my main rig using normal jack out has no sound problem but my mediabox uses spdif.

Other then that issue, I find it very stable and no other problems bug so far.

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Can't login Gnome after I've changed GDM theme. Only in save mode. Recovery default GDM theme changes nothing. (Sorry for my english) :oops:

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when adding autostart apps in "Sessions" one of them doesn't autostart: Konversation.
Notice the spelling? Konversation is a KDE app - this may cause it
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i've just done a completely fresh install and at the moment, i'm finding it very good indeed :)

one thing i did find though, when i wanted to access the "login window" option to set an automatic login it took absolutely forever to load it up. i did it eventually, but it took a good 2 minutes to load it.

and firefox 3 is running like a dream at the moment - when i tried hardy, i had no end of problems with it but at the moment it's fantastic.

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Is it really right for an LTS to be released with something as big as firefox in beta? I replaced it with firefox 2 cos it kept crashing on me.

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having problems getting xmms installed.

yes, i know it's obsolete but i like it - it's simple and plays my stuff. don't want to fanny around with rhythmnbox or amaraok.

anyway, went to the software portal and it only offered me xmms2 so i went back to daryna and tried to install it from there but it tried to install it into the default repository, told me it had finished but hadn't actually installed it at all.

will try audacious and see how i go with that.

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I have a little problem, when I modify from main menu folders or programs they do not appear in Elyssa menu. Is it a known bug?
Thank you
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After 2 essays with the live cd and a little anxious, the curiosity wins ... and voila ... a fresh install ... bye bye "old" and "solid" Daryna ... god save the queen Elyssa .. and with a Toshiba A210 ... all is ok ... i forget thatś is a beta ... a little problem with ATI but in the ATI wiki was the solution ... install manual ... and 3d, sound, wireless (Atheros) all is fine ... CONGRATULATIONS CLEM and ALL THE TEAM ... Good work ...

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German keymap does not stay in & Backchannel audio dead

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First of all, I have to say, that Elyssa, after a system update, already runs very smooth, boots fast and is very stable.
Really good work, and nice design.
I have to say, I did not read ALL the 19 pages here, so the problems might have been already mentioned here:

Bug 1:
German Keymap. You can install it via the settings panel, and it works fine ..until next boot.
Then the standard US keymapping is in again, means no ÄÖÜ and Y instead of Z
in the selction dialog still the german keymap appears as selected, but you have to reinstall it to get it work again
(I think some entry in some file is not written here that shoud be witten, so the system "forgets" the setting ?)

Bug 2:
On my soundblaster live 5.1 (connected to a 4.0 surround system) I can not get the rear channels working. Tried every setting in mixer...but no sound.
Front channels are working finde (in Darya front and rear was working)

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Wraeththu wrote:First of all, I have to say, that Elyssa, after a system update, already runs very smooth, boots fast and is very stable.

Bug 2:
On my soundblaster live 5.1 (connected to a 4.0 surround system) I can not get the rear channels working. Tried every setting in mixer...but no sound.
Front channels are working finde (in Darya front and rear was working)
Only one channel working on mine as well.
I just installed it after getting a hard drive today specially for that purpose because i want dual boot with XP (I know but I'm Linux newbie and still need XP in case i mess up something because I'm learning now and experimenting :-)) and have the same problem probably will do in other distroes but again I'm newbie if you can help me with 5.1 setting for creative Audigy 2 ZS settings.
Other thing is the location selection in the install just wont work for me cant manage to do what i want it just keep spinning around the globe but i was pleased whit booting option for booting other OSs which you can select from list like XP which i got on other hard drive love that.
Other think is that i was unable to play a mp3 files with included players and I think instead of something else can be putted like Amarok player or to put something which will allow you to play mp3 files (if it have any player which can sorry for my incompetence ) sorry but thats not so important because you can always get what you want later :-) and again keep it going Love and will support Linux Mint I think that is the distro which i like.
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