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Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) is out!

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I suppose, since you obviously indicated a root password in mintAssistant and made the effort to log in as root through GDM.. we could set that option to allow root logins via GDM. It sounds completely unreasonable to me that somebody login as root in a graphical session though...

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Installed and runs great, just this box popping up if i click on appearance but it dont seem to cause any problems. :mrgreen:

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derek
I didn't see your post answered. If still an open issue for you:
Right-click on the gnome panel and add "notification area" from the utilities section.

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don't know if this will help but i did "sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree" and flash seems to be working fine now for me.

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I just installed B0048 on my laptop and I have the following to report so far:

1. When I insert a USBstick I get a en error message:
"Can't mount volume. Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'MyStick'."
I've tried several but I'm getting the same problem with all of them.

2. Setting transparency on the panel works, but all the objects on it doesn't get transparent. Ugly!!

Hope it helps u. :)

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arm1e wrote:Hi guys and congrats on another great beta. I do have one problem, although this seems to be a problem with many distro's. I have the atheros AR5007EG wireless adapter and have resigned myself to the fact that no distro is gonna let me connect out of the box. The workaround that I have to use is to install a patched madwifi package and disable the atheros restricted driver. My problem is that to do this I have to compile the tar file which is not a problem once the build-essential package is installed. My problem is that this package never seems to be installed by default meaning that to get my internet working i have to borrow a wired connection from a friend to download the package.

Is there any way to have this package installed by default?? Or could someone let me know if there is a way to install the package (and its dependencies) for a non internet install????

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You can use ndiswrapper. It is already installed. Just download the drivers and save them somewhere for future use.

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wget http://blakecmartin.googlepages.com/ar5007eg-32-0.2.tar.gz
You still have to blacklist ath_pci. Here is how I do it: Pull the ar5007eg folder off of a USB stick in to the /home folder whatever_I'm_using. Then open a terminal and run

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sudo ndiswrapper -i path_to_your_net5211.inf_file
You could also just copy and paste the net5211.inf file in the terminal. This will install the driver. Then add the ath_pci module to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, and ndiswrapper to /etc/modules. Reboot.
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clem wrote:(...)

The root account is not disabled, it's simply that GDM is set by default not to allow root logins. It's a very BAD idea to log in directly as root, but if that's really what you want to do you can change that setting in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf or in the "Login Window" config tool.

Clem.
Thanks for the answer, Clem,

but for the first option I should know -what- to change, and as I said before, I'm coming from winXP, so I do not know what I have to do there. If I try I can do more damage than with a graphical tool.
And for the second option I have to be root already, thank you.
clem wrote: I suppose, since you obviously indicated a root password in mintAssistant and made the effort to log in as root through GDM.. we could set that option to allow root logins via GDM. It sounds completely unreasonable to me that somebody login as root in a graphical session though...
It isn't unreasonable for users, who come from win32. If you want only Linux Gurus as users of Elyssa, it would be ok. But if you want to make a Desktop OS even for users who are used to mouse clicks it would be more reasonable to unlock the root account by default.

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Go to Menu>System>Administration>Login Window. Then under the Security tab, check the box that says "Allow local system administrator login". Then the next time you log in just use root as your username, and your root password. the safer way is to use the terminal

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gksu nautilus
. This will put you in to the file system with root privileges. I actually add this command to the menu with the menu editor.
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Hello, I installed the RC2 of Elyssa, and I'm still having the same problem with "AllTray" (it doesn't work at all, the same as with the RC1). However, this application works fine in Daryna and also in Ubuntu Hardy. For the rest it's working really nice, I think you guys did the best distro! I would still like that there were improvements in the time it takes to boot, as in my laptop it takes 40% more time than with Daryna, but this is problably because it's still a beta. Thanks and congratulations for the great work.

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I have found Mint to be the most efficent and easy-to-use distro available.....and no matter what distro I try, I always come back home to Mint :)

I do commercial voice-overs and use Audacity for my recordings... and when I tried Hardy, I found that with Pulse audio, my recordings were not smooth but instead, were very choppy with parts of words missing.

I have heard that the Pulse in Hardy is a work-in-progress and doesn't yet duplicate the smoothness of ALSA/OSS.

....so my question:
Is the version of Pulse in Elyssa better than what is in Hardy? This audio issue alone is enough to prevent me from updating.

Thanks! :)
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Are there any plans for a 64bit release?

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You can use ndiswrapper. It is already installed. Just download the drivers and save them somewhere for future use.

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wget http://blakecmartin.googlepages.com/ar5 ... 0.2.tar.gz

You still have to blacklist ath_pci. Here is how I do it: Pull the ar5007eg folder off of a USB stick in to the /home folder whatever_I'm_using. Then open a terminal and run

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sudo ndiswrapper -i path_to_your_net5211.inf_file

You could also just copy and paste the net5211.inf file in the terminal. This will install the driver. Then add the ath_pci module to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, and ndiswrapper to /etc/modules. Reboot.
Unfortunately this never seems to work on my system no matter what distro I try (never found a solution). The KDE mint 4 has the build-essential package installed by default, along with the dependencies so wondere if this was a possibility for the new release.

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Hi, Linux Mint 5 is looking good. I'm just having one problem. 9 out of 10 times when booting the live cd, I get this error:

There was an error starting the Gnome Settings Daemon

Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly

The last error message was:

Did not recieve a reply. Possible causes include: The remote application did not send a reply,
the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timed out or expired, or the network
connection was broken

Gnome will still try to restart the settings Daemon next time you log in.
Never had this problem with Linux Mint 4

Anyone else experiencing this?

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piratesmack wrote:Hi, Linux Mint 5 is looking good. I'm just having one problem. 9 out of 10 times when booting the live cd, I get this error:

There was an error starting the Gnome Settings Daemon

Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly

The last error message was:

Did not recieve a reply. Possible causes include: The remote application did not send a reply,
the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timed out or expired, or the network
connection was broken

Gnome will still try to restart the settings Daemon next time you log in.
Never had this problem with Linux Mint 4

Anyone else experiencing this?
Yes it's been reported several times, this is only in the Live session though, it goes away after installation!
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Is there going to be a KDE version of Elyssa? I tried Elyssa but I don't like Gnome so i went back to Mint 4. I like the new gismos added to Mint 5 but unless there is a KDE version I'll probably stick with Mint 4.

Thanx to Clem and the gang for the hard work.

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Star Span wrote:Is there going to be a KDE version of Elyssa? I tried Elyssa but I don't like Gnome so i went back to Mint 4. I like the new gismos added to Mint 5 but unless there is a KDE version I'll probably stick with Mint 4.

Thanx to Clem and the gang for the hard work.
Some reading for your pleasure! :wink:
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I am using Daryna from December and I love it. Actually I am using "linux" from November last year and after trying a lot of distros I stayed with Mint. I have tried the live cd beta version of Elyssa and it was a big surprise for me that I could access my docs and programs on my laptop using the live cd which not requires password. That means that anyone who has a live CD of Elyssa could access anything on my laptop using it?! Even those docs which are on the Windows Vista partition (dual boot). It was a big surprise for me as far as I heard a lot about how secure of the linux systems are. In this case there is meaningless to put user name and password for the OS??!!

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Zwopper wrote: Yes it's been reported several times, this is only in the Live session though, it goes away after installation!
Thanks, I'm looking forward to the final release :-)

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67GTA wrote:Go to Menu>System>Administration>Login Window. Then under the Security tab, check the box that says "Allow local system administrator login". Then the next time you log in just use root as your username, and your root password.
Thank you 67GTA, this worked
67GTA wrote: the safer way is to use the terminal

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gksu nautilus
. This will put you in to the file system with root privileges. I actually add this command to the menu with the menu editor.
I don't even know, what you are talking about. :? :oops:

Thanks

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