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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

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Simply great!! And I hope this theme will be the default one in the final version.

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Also, I see that Crtl+Alt+Backspace cobintaniton (restore Xorg) no longer work, as Ubuntu 9.04,
It's to be restored in the final I think
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RE about the upstream ctrl+alt+backspace being removed by default.
Ubuntu release notes say:
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace disabled by default in Xorg

The Ctrl-Alt-Backspace key combination to force a restart of X is now disabled by default, to eliminate the problem of accidentally triggering the key combination. Users who do want this function can enable it in their xorg.conf, or by running the command dontzap --disable.
source: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904

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Just a comment
how do you accidentally trigger Ctrl+Alt+Backslash :)
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I can't even press them accidentally on my keyboard, where they're all grouped together under one thumb-group :lol: Nice one, Ubuntu. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace has gotten me out of a few hiccups without having to restart the comp completely.

I ran off the liveCD all day yesterday and had no issues. When I ran the liveCD of Mint 6 Felicia, I had many issues, particularly video issues, so this is a step up, for me. I'm very pleased so far.

The RC1's default art theme is very refreshing and crisp. It has a polished feel and the "Mint Dew" wallpaper has a satiny, relaxed look. This look has proven to be particularly appealing to my female friends. Obviously this look will not appeal to everybody, what look does? :mrgreen: That's why there's a stock of wallpapers in the Appearances tab :) Nevertheless, I think this look will grab attention, as it certainly does stand out against the more 'artificial' art looks.
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newW2 wrote:RE about the upstream ctrl+alt+backspace being removed by default.
Ubuntu release notes say:
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace disabled by default in Xorg

The Ctrl-Alt-Backspace key combination to force a restart of X is now disabled by default, to eliminate the problem of accidentally triggering the key combination. Users who do want this function can enable it in their xorg.conf, or by running the command dontzap --disable.
source: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/904
You've got to be bloody kidding! Now this is one of the most idiotic, lame excuses for dumbing down Linux that I have ever seen. What idiot Moron would even remotely think that Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is a "risk" of accidentally being pressed :roll:

Hey Clem, how about removing these Moronic defaults in the release of Mint?
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Could you add an option to disable the fortunes in the terminal? I really hate them.

Thanks for the great release!

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Thank you for such a great Linux Mint RC release. I've been using it for about 12 hours straight now and I love it! I also love the detailed release information etc. I've made some videos that show some of the new features in Linux Mint 7 RC 1. The videos are basic but if there's interest I'd love to create a more in depth Linux Mint 7 video package for the community. Here's the link if anyone is interested. http://easylinuxcds.com/blog/?p=3294

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Mint 7 looks great! I successfully dual booted it on my laptop. One problem I found though was Thunderbird crashes the whole system when you try to start it :?: I really want my Thunderbird please........ I have no clue as to how to figure out what is wrong....can anyone help?
Other then that, Gloria is Great!
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Absolutely great work!
I've been using Mint since I stumbled upon it in the magazine Linux Format. It was included on the DVD.
It was the first distribution that worked out of the box. Other distros gave me trouble with for a newbie unclear error messages.

Mint 6 was already a great improvement. But Mint 7 is even better! The Mint tools are a nice addition which make life easier. The Mint menu and Mint install are my favourites. Both work very nicely.
Everyone should at least try this distro!

Thanks Clem and the others for making this distro!

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Been around the world and found my new home!

After being fed up with MS decided to try Linux again on my Samsung NC10 netbook. Been through most of the distros out there in the last 3 weeks and have to say that this release is by far the fastest and easiest to configure / install. Mint 6 was a bit dodgy on the netbook but this one works like silk.

The worse I have found is Sabayon...OMG with the others being mostly OK. Jaunty is of course ok and works well with the SuperOS version of it being a bit better but this Distro looks and feels superb. Even the girlies in the house arent freaked out by it (and that is a good measuring stick believe me! :-) )

Maybe my hard drive on my Sammy will get a bit of a rest now for a while as Mint will be on it for a while.

Well done guys.

Kevo 8)

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thanks clem and your team
this is rocks
I hope that you contain OO 3.1 in the final and more fonts especially arabic fonts by defaulf
and I suggest converting format tool in mint 8 like convert it in ununtu

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Yet again another blinding job by Clem and the rest of the mint devs, keep up the the great work. I like the new theme, installer, smaller fonts and on and on and on.
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Clem and Team.

Two words to describe Mint 7 RC1.
"Simply Stunning"

You guys are the best..............Thanks.

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A very good release!!! What first tipped me off that this would be a great distro is that you can play DVD's out of the box.....not a big issue but shows attention to detail, which is important in selecting the right distro.

Way to go, Clem!

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Nice!
I'll change my system now xD
from windows to suse to ubuntu to kubuntu to MINT!
I need a Mint Gloria amd64 with full KDE; when it be released???
Thanks, amazing project!!! :D
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For anybody that's interested I just installed the kde desktop and it installed flawlessly. I now have the beautiful gnome and the beautiful kde4. What a fantastic distro! Kudo's to Clem and team. You guys rock!!!

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Re: the Crl > Alt > Backspace thing!

It's an upstream thing:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ight=polls

At least it's easy to fix!

Run in terminal;

Code: Select all

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
And add these lines the end on the list:
Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "false"
EndSection
So when you're done it looks something like this:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "false"
EndSection
The part in bold is what I've added!

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I have noticed on Ubuntu 9.04 and mint 7 RC1 that while using Totem Movie Player (not sure about other players) when using it for a few min and you move the mouse, it goes to the desktop background for a split second and goes back to the video you were watching. Its not harware related b/c It does the same thing on three different computers of mine.

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Re: Linux Mint 7 RC1 released!

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Excellent release. Really works, and looks very nice indeed. Well done!!

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