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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby xenopeek » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:54 am

MtnDewManiac wrote:I thought sudo was for non-GUI applications and that su(?) was the one that was intended/safe/correct for GUI ones? Or is that a faulty memory on my part (entirely possible :lol: ).

Nope. Always use kdesudo for GUI programs. I've made a short tutorial to cover the differences between gksudo/kdesudo, sudo, and su: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=228412
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby mr_raider » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:14 am

MMcD488 wrote:It took me 3 tries to get the live usb to get to a desktop, but I've been sampling it for a couple hours now and man is KDE pretty. I may switch over from Cinnamon once the stable version releases.


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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby BG405 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:57 pm

I'm surprised I didn't see this thread earlier! A lovely present for all of us KDE fans :mrgreen:

I'll be giving this a test run on the media/fileserver (machine I'm typing this on) tonight. I too intend to switch this machine from Cinnamon as its main DE but don't worry Clem & co; I do love Cinnamon too and will have at least one machine with it on .. probably dual-boot this one and maybe a multi-boot on the Acer netbook as that is also my demo machine, so I can show people the other desktop environments Mint has to offer :D (17.3 KDE is really fast on this now after a few recent updates).

Thanks very very much for your efforts. Wish I'd discovered Mint long ago, would have saved so much frustration!
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Postby deleted » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:59 pm

I'm amazed at how fast it is on my netbook.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby BG405 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:56 pm

hinto wrote:I'm amazed at how fast it is on my netbook.
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Exactly. Yes it's been upgraded to 2GB RAM and has a 320GB 7200RPM HDD with plenty of space in the partitions and a decent sized swap partition but things like Wobbly Windows work just fine on a machine like this. It's a bit too fast though now with a few recent updates as it's not allowing enough time to buffer some of tthe videos resulting in a brief hiccup half a second after it starts! Something I'll have to work on.

Should have said are you running 18 on this?
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby deleted » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:05 pm

I got wobbly windows using OpenGL 3.1 (in the Display/Compositor settings)
It (my Asus) has 2 gb of ram and I change the HDD to a Samsung 250 GB SDD.
Man the innards are small in a netbook ;)
But it cruises along great! Kinda dispels the "bloated" moniker of KDE ;)
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby MtnDewManiac » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:23 pm

xenopeek wrote:
MtnDewManiac wrote:I thought


Nope. Always use kdesudo for GUI programs. I've made a short tutorial to cover the differences between gksudo/kdesudo, sudo, and su: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=228412


Off-topic, so I will make this brief: Thank you! I rarely find myself running applications as root (other than very occasionally "open directory as root" in a file manager), but I have done so and probably will again - and I have been unsure about the correct command. I will bookmark your fine thread/tutorial. I assume I am a little slow on that, lol, and that everyone else has already done so :wink: .

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby MMcD488 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:11 pm

I ran into a couple more issues:
1.Ark won’t open .zip files for me. I click on them and Ark opens, but nothing is listed there and the extract button is grayed out. I ended up having to use the terminal to unzip the folder.
2. KWin segfaults randomly sometimes when I open Google Chrome or Spotify. In the error reporting menu, if I click debug it says that I don’t have the necessary permissions and if I click backtrace it says there isn’t any useful info to report a bug, I’m at a loss on how to try and stop it from happening. Although adding a new theme from the Chrome store for Google Chrome (I had it set to use the default GTK one before) seems to have helped somewhat in that department.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby deleted » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Ark seems fine to me.
I had 2 times I had to reboot after returning from a suspended session
I had to reboot when I plugged a trackball in before I logged in. I had it configured to disable the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in, so maybe it had something to do with the notifier.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby Jim Hauser » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:50 am

The only big problem that I had was creating activities. As it turned out kactivitymanagerd was not included in the setup. Someone is not getting a beer! :-)

It was an easy fix via Install New Applications... OK you can have that beer....

I have been running this Beta bare metal on a second drive... several installs, several days running and getting myself ready for the final release.

I did not have enough sound volume for my headphones but installing Pulse Audio Volume Control gave me the 130% that I needed with no other actions.

All in all, everything is running fine so far. This one looks like a keeper! :-)

Thank You Mint Team and Cheers!

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby Linux.Blue » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:56 am

I tried only the live boot, didn't install it.

It booted up just fine on my laptop. I went to take care of my son for a little while & came back to some "been logged out" sort of screen and the option to log back in with a password. I had no password set up, this was only a liveboot. I couldn't press any buttons or enter anything through and rebooting the computer didn't allow me to get back into the liveboot. It was basically just a blank screen.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby virusdunil » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:26 am

Hi...ive tried it for a while and lots of Kwin crashes...even more with desktop effects (wabbling window,magig lamp,desintegrate ect.

it ran well when disabling every desktop effects...no more Kwin crashes :roll:
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby Nevertimes » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:52 am

Hi! I have troubles in installation Mint 18 KDE Beta.
I'm using VirtualBox 5.0.x in different pc: Host Machines is Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint 17.3 and problem is same.
I'm successfully boot from ISO, clicking "Install this system pemanently on HDD", selecting (russian/english)language. On second question "Install media (wifi-flash-mp3) - i cant click "Continue" button, only "Back". I believe, you can fix thi stupid error.

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby Cosmo. » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:20 am

This is not the proper place for support questions and not for beta bug reports.

As I believe, that this is a settings issue please open a new thread in the proper board of the forum. Include the answer for this question:
Can you proceed, if you deselect the additional software?

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby MMcD488 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:00 pm

virusdunil wrote:Hi...ive tried it for a while and lots of Kwin crashes...even more with desktop effects (wabbling window,magig lamp,desintegrate ect.

it ran well when disabling every desktop effects...no more Kwin crashes :roll:

I had a lot of kwin crashes myself. For me, it was when opening GTK apps like Thunderbird, Chrome, and Spotify. I found that going into Settings>Window Management>KWin Scripts and disabling the default one for enforcing window decorations on GTK apps helped out immensely. I haven't had any crashes since disabling this and I still have all of the fancy effects (wobbly windows, magic lamp, etc.) enabled.
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby virusdunil » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:46 pm

Hi...ive switched to my kde 18 hdd and will try settings with what you said about Kwin script...box is now unticked and...well see how it goes...thanks for sharing :wink:

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it didnt took long to test the new settings....still have my strange window behavior...so for me its....Back to the Previous :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby rdonnelly » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:32 pm

So, does this require a fresh install?
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Postby Cosmo. » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:37 pm

Yes.

Do you really want to install the beta version or did you post in the wrong thread?


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