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Re: Mint Debian

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Rob Brill wrote:Well fellows npap, rivenought, other...

Who is gonna be in charge of this MintDebian CE Project?

maybyway36 has changed direction. We wants a Linux Distribution
of his own - Glacix - new wallpaper - new logo, etc...

He is gone. He went to join Mepis community and i think the Mint Debian
CE for him is over. :?:

That idea of creating Glacix, spoilt the party. The guy has his own ambitions. :!:
Hello everybody,
I'm back again. :) Did some fiddling around with this fickle installation of mine. No major problems, but what happened to the panel Mintupdate applet??? :?
As to who is going to be in charge of this CE project, aren't we the community, Robert?
This is getting to be a real community endeavor. :)
All reports here may help towards ironing out the kinks for whomever is going to finally take charge.

Mabreway36 has to be congratulated for the great job he has done so far, anyway.
Two cheers for the young fellow! :) :)
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Re: Mint Debian

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I just skimmed the past few posts since the "disaster" but from the sources.list you've posted it's clear to me that you're mixing Debian and Ubuntu repositories. You can't do this guys! Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu Linux; Mint Debian is compatible (is) Debian Testing (a.k.a. Lenny.) Mixing packages from the two repositories is going to bring disaster folks. Debian is Debian and Ubuntu is Ubuntu and ne'er shall the two meet! Here's how the sources list should look to keep you out of trouble:

------------------- /etc/apt/sources.list -------------------------------
## Debian Repositories ###
## Testing
deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

## Unstable
#deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ unstable/updates main contrib non-free

## Experimental
#deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ experimental/updates main contrib non-free

## Multimedia (if needed)
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main

## Linux Mint - only Mint tools are acceptable.
## +++ Romeo (unstable) +++
# deb http://packages.linuxmint.com felicia romeo


Hope this helps.
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Re: Mint Debian

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cmost is correct. The Debian repos and Ubuntu repos are/may not be binary compatible. It will only be a coincidence if binary compatibility is maintained between the two repos for a given program.

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Re: Mint Debian

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cmost wrote:I just skimmed the past few posts since the "disaster" but from the sources.list you've posted it's clear to me that you're mixing Debian and Ubuntu repositories. You can't do this guys! Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu Linux; Mint Debian is compatible (is) Debian Testing (a.k.a. Lenny.) Mixing packages from the two repositories is going to bring disaster folks. Debian is Debian and Ubuntu is Ubuntu and ne'er shall the two meet! Here's how the sources list should look to keep you out of trouble:

------------------- /etc/apt/sources.list -------------------------------
## Debian Repositories ###
## Testing
deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free

## Unstable
#deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ unstable/updates main contrib non-free

## Experimental
#deb http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.gb.debian.org/debian/ experimental main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org/ experimental/updates main contrib non-free

## Multimedia (if needed)
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main

## Linux Mint - only Mint tools are acceptable.
## +++ Romeo (unstable) +++
# deb http://packages.linuxmint.com felicia romeo


Hope this helps.
Thanks cmost,
Let me repeat that the first sources list was from the installation that crashed. :(
The second one is the list that i got from my new CD installation.
I know the first one must be wrong. And I understand that Fred's information makes sense.
Tell me please, are you suggesting that I change my present list to the one you have posted above? I'm willing to experiment with any suggestions.
Thank you all for your attention. :)
Cheers
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Re: Mint Debian

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Hi npap

I downloaded and installed MintDebian CE 6 Felicia from here: CD SIZED ISO

Re: Mint Debian 6 Release

Postby maybeway36 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:38 pm
I uploaded the CD to FileFront:
http://files.filefront.com/MintDebian6+ ... einfo.html
MD5:

Code: Select all
43137da86317063efda3986362c30baf MintDebian6-Rev0-CD.iso
------------------------------------------
Well,

The initial screen before booting the cd - mint logo (left) - debian logo (right)

This an official release and is not made nor supported by either Linux Mint
or Debian Projects.

I installed it in a text mode - first option

Have to accept java ( warning if the installation will stop) - I accepted it of course
Have installed it 32bit on 2 computers x64amd and 32bit intel

There are 5 options to install it.

1- text mode- everything plus OpenOffice and Java
2- text mode- without Open Office and Java
3 - graphical mode - without OpenOffice and Java ( i tested this and no apps installed) (only tools)
4- text lite - a few apllications installed by default (no apps) - only tools. synaptic - mintInstall
5- lite graphical - a few applications installed by default (no apps) - only tools

Installing with option 1 text-mode - keys - tab-enter-arrows-space

Everthing is working - The guy maybeaway36 is a very talented guy.

flash - codecs -java - all installed by default

Ice Weasel and Ice Dove - A Debian Spirit.

mintUpdate works - it launches if you first lauch it through the menu
mintinstall - works - but do not try to to isntall Firefox and Thunderbird
This can be generate some conflicts and broken packages,
Try manually (tar.gz) in another place must work
Remember the apps installed are from Debian testing repos.
Only install .mint packages .deb (mintInstall) if you don't have them installed yet
Or remove them before installing through mintInstall (here i think maybe it's possible without removing)

The desktop at first sight is the same as the Main Edition - Gnome but is not Ubuntu based
It's Debian testing

Sources list

Linux MintDebian CE 6 Felicia -


sources list

#
# deb cdrom:[Mint Debian 6 GNU/Linux testing _Lenny_ - Rev0 CD-Ver i386 20081209]/ lenny main

#deb cdrom:[Mint Debian 6 GNU/Linux testing _Lenny_ - Rev0 CD-Ver i386 20081209]/ lenny main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib
## Debian Multimedia

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main
deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main

## Linux Mint
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com felicia main
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com felicia main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

This Edition is not for noobs. partitions are recocnized but not mounted
and a few tweaks manually like Debian. - disk manager mounts partitions
I think no support for wireless - wrong - there is Add/Remove applications
for video cards - via K8-k9 Chrome- drivers not loaded correctly
People that come from Windows should not try this Edition.

The next release according maybeway36 - 6.1 - Glacix - the new name

As for the CD link: here's the file description page: http://files.filefront.com/MintDebian6+ ... einfo.html
FileFront doesn't allow hotlinking, which is really lame, but oh well. I'd recommend people download the CD instead of the DVD - the DVD contains the live system and installer seperately and is sort of a waste of space.
I'll release Glacix 6.1 once I get the data back off the hard drive from my crashed computer, and then I'll try to see if I can make a CD based on pyfll and the Mepis or Sidux installer (it'll be hard, since I can't find much about pyfll online.)

Me, personally, already run Debian Etch 4.0r6 and i use my fingers for setting up a lot of
things manually - I run Mint Gnome/Kde Ce and ahead XFCE even CE - because i can
trust them - reliable and stable, for every day use (easy to use right out of box). The time has told me that.

Clem, will think about a Debian Project into the future,
It's not the right time for Linux Mint mantain a MintDebian CE (my opinion)

Sorry i am tired and sorry again for for my bad Enghish
I will edit the post to correct englhish errors tomorrow.

MAYBEWAY36 - YOU ARE A VERY TALENTED GUY.
THANKS A LOT AND BE HAPPY WITH you Glacix 6,1 ( i wish you success)
Post edited...

Cheers
Roberto :wink:
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Re: Mint Debian

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Hello Roberto,
Muy bien! Now we both have the same type of installation. This may help, I hope, those fellows who want to try installing and testing it.
It is working fairly well, except that I have this problem with log-in and the unstable screen resolution settings.
It may just be a peculiar problem only in my PC ( graphics card ). It goes to 800x600 at boot-up and have to reset it to 1024x768 every time.
All in all, this is a good job that mabeway36 has done. I hope that somebody will take over and make this an official thing.
Right now, I feel as if I am contributing to piracy. :lol:

I tried replacing the sources list as suggested by Cmost. Everything worked OK, but I got a Synaptic that looked different and contained very few packages marked as Debian. :o
I guess the problem comes up when downloading automatic updates.

Don't apologize for your English. It's much better than you think.

Thanks for your feedback.
Cheers, npap
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Re: Mint Debian

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I would like to make this an official edition. A big benefit, of course, would be having a repository and not having to use Filefront for the ISOs. Also, it would help people know about it who would like it, and it would get me more feedback so I could improve it further.
A little late Christmas present:
http://files.filefront.com/mintmenu+deb ... einfo.html (mintmenu-debian)
The latest version of the mintmenu-debian package. It replaces mintmenu and is designed to work on any Debian, not just Glacix. You probably don't want it for Mint Debian 6, though, because it removes Mint branding and also conflicts with the mint-debian metapackage.
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Re: Mint Debian

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this
Glacix or Mint debian?
I know exploder is "watching over you" so he could test it for you (I hope - he has some computer problems)
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Re: Mint Debian

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clem wrote:Hi there,

I just wanted to let you know that I'm passively looking into this as well. My biggest challenges for a nice Debian CE are:

- to find/develop an installer for the liveCD. (It would help me if you could find one or if you could find how to install manually so I could develop a GUI around it).
- to adapt mintUpdate to the rolling nature of Debian (from safety levels to safe jumps/snapshots basically)

Everything else is pretty easy.

I'm also planning to look at what's their in the Debian derived realm of distributions. Debian CE Alpha (based on Debian Testing) is a good starting point but if another Debian base can provide us with a live session and a decent installer out of the box we need to consider it as well.

I've seen what you've done with the artwork, and how people are gathering to push this CE forward.. it's really good. I'm sorry there isn't more focus on this right now, but every bits help so keep up the great work. The installer in particular is the biggest challenge and the main hurdle to get this CE into BETA phase.

Clem.

Just a reminder. :)
So we do have Clem's blessing here :D
Good work. Cheers to the Mint team and the community.
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Re: Mint Debian

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I know exploder is "watching over you" so he could test it for you (I hope - he has some computer problems)
I have most of the problems sorted out. Where there is a will there is a way!
I would like to make this an official edition. A big benefit, of course, would be having a repository and not having to use Filefront for the ISOs. Also, it would help people know about it who would like it, and it would get me more feedback so I could improve it further.
I agree. Making this a Mint CE would be very beneficial to everyone. You and Clem can decide how you will handle this edition and I will test it. I need to know what guidelines Clem wants specifically for this because of the differences between this and using a Ubuntu base.Mainly I need to know about the Live CD aspect, most of the other basics are already in place.
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Re: Mint Debian

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<.< ....if we do, can we get MintBackup in it so I can realllly give it a good play-with? :mrgreen: I have two drives on the playbox and sda has been host to several distros over the past month, while sdb..... is still hosting "Mint" Glacix :lol:
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Re: Mint Debian

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Maybeway36,

IMPRESSIONS:

Linux Mint Debian 6 Felicia (Unofficial) - I consider this release in a advanced
BETA/ STAGE. - MintGlacix 6 Felicia CE (Debian/Testing-based) - (it removes Debian name).
Also Unofficial - IT depends on Clem authorization after a detailed investigation.

MAKE THIS EDITION AS A LIVE DVD OR CD INSTALABLE
For the the installation choosing option 1 (one)
the iso size must be a DVD-SIZE

I think you (maybeway36) does not need to make a a debian package for updating
mintInstall to version 5.3.6 or other mint tools

I added Romeo repo to my sources list

## +++ Romeo (unstable)
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com felicia romeo
(apt-get update)- now i have mint tools that were upgrade
mintmenu 4.2.2
mintinstall 5.3.6
Have mintmenudebian 6.0.7

It worked for me

Report:

- MintUpdate only works launched from the menu adm > mintUpdate
Launched from the Panel. it works (sometimes) from the panel
when granting rights.

- Synaptic only works launched from the menu system - Synaptic (left)

- a lot of warning poppin up showed in a gui test-mode
(granting rights) It's annoying - but we can make them disappear
(ckeck the box - don't show it again.

- Drivers for video cards Via k8 e k9 CHROME are problematic
Your screen resolution will not fit or you get a low resolution.
I think the system does not loaded the correct drivers.
You can consult - # gedit etc/X11/xorg.conf (as root)
A boot option like compatibility mode would be useful (it solves some
problems with screen resolution and can recognize video cards)

HERE, THIS CAN BE A SOLUTION AS ROOT FOR USERS

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"

change to:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
"vesa"


- Drivers for ATI e Nvidia - Synaptic - try or install them manually

- Compiz Fusion (it was loaded during installation) - Synaptic - try

- Install gnome-screensaver - screensaver and power management


- Install disk-manager to maount other patitions on your hardrive (Synaptic)
adm > disk manager
Enable NTFS write - Make sure (Synaptic) you have ntfs-3g installed
FLOPPY - HAL ERROR - can not be mounted
For umounting partitions open disk manager and umount that you want

- It's not a Live CD Install - It's a CD install only

- mint4win included

- Kernel 2.6.21-1 (possible to choose other before installing)

ADM > ADD/REMOVE APPLICATIONS

A FANTASTIC DEBIAN SOFTWARE - BY CATEGORIES/SUB-CATEGORIES
INSTALL/UNINSTALL SOFTWARE - DEBIAN / DEBIAN THIRD PARTY (Gnome)


A BIG/LARGE COLLECTION OF SOFTWARES
AVAILABLE ON YOUR DESKTOP.


CORRESPONDENTS: - MINTINSTALL - SYNAPTIC - ADD/REMOVE APPLICATIONS
- APT/TERMINAL-DEBIAN PACKAGES -# apt-get update -
# apt-get install <package> ( as last option)

YOU CAN FIND SUPPORT TO WIRELESS -SYSTEM TOOLS
WINDOWS DRIVES FOR WIRELESS SUPPORT - RATED ** 2 STARS
-BLUETOOTH-PALM OS-ADSL/PPPOE CONFIGURATION
NETWORK TOOLS, SERVER TOOLS AND MORE..

Sources list posted above in other post
- Packages from Mint Portal is included to the sources list
It seems compatable to the system (Debian testing) Debian CE
Unless Ice Weasel and Ice Dove may conflict with Firefox
and Thunderbird .
I have installed 3 Apps (trough mintInstall) - no problems.
- mintUpdate works good - various updates done.

- System supports many languages
- some apps only in English - need to install locales
(Ice Weasel - Ice Dove)

- During the process of installation, the system updates the
necessary packages - After finishing the installation, you
don't need to update anything

(for example: i installed the system 2 days yesterday - Have done 9 updates
through mintUpdate till now.

- For those who performed installation from 2 to 5 option - no apps
(categories-sub-categories) installed. Only tools and it's time to install
the apps - through Synaptic or mintInstall (Avoid APT -only when necessary)
The system generates itself categories and sub-categories

- Mint tools support only languages that were translated
on the forum (Thread - tranlations) - if yours not, so english
is the default.

- All the Mint tools are updated to their latest version including
mintsystem 6.1

xorg.conf - posted now as follow:

For someone else with bad or low resolution try to reconfigure or
fix screen resolution (Vesa for instance) or ty to set up your video card
Something has to be done to fix the problem if you have it.

No problems for me.
Mine is OK - only video driver and Compiz not installed.

As far as the system seems to be stable.

THE END:

MAYBEWAY36
TRY TO GET IT OFFICIAL OR GO WITH YOUR OWN PROJECT

WHY NOT TRY TO DEVELOP A MINT DEBIAN CE E17 ENVIRONMENT? OR ONLY A MINT
E17 CE ENVIRONMENT - LINUX MINT DOES NOT HAVE A E17 CE ENVIRONMENT. BUT KEEP IN MIND
THAT ALL YOU DO SHOULD BE SUBMITTED (CLEM), TO MINT TEAM BEFORE AN ISO BECOMES AVAILABLE
TO PUBLIC DOWNLOAD. LIKE OTHER MINT'S CE DEVELOPERS DO.


Cheers
Roberto :wink:
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Re: Mint Debian

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OK fellows,
I just checked up the Mint Debian CD, based on Elyssa, that Clem uploaded sometime last year and I downloaded it in August.
He, as I remember, had mentioned that this was just a demo thing. Well, I checked it up and saw that it is the base for a
Mint Debian version.
So it's good that somebody went ahead and worked on the concept. :)
Now I am convinced that we are not a bunch of renegades ( Vive la revolution! ) :lol:

Cheers and good luck to the Mint Gang. :)
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Re: Mint Debian

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Hi All,

Linux MintDebiaN CE 6 Felicia (Unofficial)

Based on Linux Mint Main Edition 6 Felicia and Debian Testing Lenny 5

Desktop Environment - Gnome
The same and identical to the Main Edition with the default theme.


A CD Install version 6 . 656 MG ISO -NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE
(i have kept mine -ISO) - iT IS NOT A LIVE CD iNSTALL

Kernel 2.6.26-1

I am still running MintDebiaN 6 Felicia since it was released CD ISO version
(a few days after this Unofficial version) was released) 6

The installation was done in text-mode. Indeed there are options to a graphical
installation but without no apps installed by default. It is possible to run
Synaptic - Add/Remove Applications - mintInstall, to install those apps USERS want to

Java + Codecs + Flash comes pre-installed

Many Apps + OpenOffice 2.4 comes pre-installed

Mint tools comes pre-installed


CONS:

NOT A LIVE CD INSTALL

MINTUPDATE ONLY WORKS WHEN LAUCHED FROM THE MENU > ADM

Synapitc ONLY WORKS WHEN LAUCHED FROM THE MENU SYSTEM (LEFT)

I consider myself these items above irrelevant for me. I would do not
recommend it for news Linux users (noobs) and for those users who
have recently migrated from Windows or wish to. The ISO i assume
is not available for downloading.

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PROS:

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING... unless the 3 cons notes above.

MINT TOOLS ARE THE LATEST VERSIONS

DEBIAN HAS always BEEN UPDATED THE SYSTEM including HAL and support
for video cards drivers - various models (Synaptic).

I Have made perhaps till now more than a hundred updates (mintUpdate).

I can mount and unmount my floppy drive. MintDebiaN suports it. (HAL)
was fixed by some updates. It works like a charm.

Installed the disk manager which i can have access to all of my other
partiitons (AOT) (HD) PLUS NTFS and VFAT32 - To unmount any partition (bug)
the only way is to open disk manager and unmount it. (advanced options tab).

Gnome-screensaver - screensavers and power management .

Installed the driver for my nvidia video card through Synapitc - It worked for me.

I do not like Compiz so, i did not try to deal with it.

Ice Weasel 3.0.16 and Ice Dove 2.0.19 - Web Browser and E-Mail Client as default.

Mint packages seem to be compatible. I installed some of them.

I removed Real Player 10 (through the menu) and Kept VLC and other
audio-video players.

I added Romeo to my sources.list - no problem.
apt-get update - no problem.

--------------------------------------------------------------

CONCLUSION:

PERFOMANCE - MintDebiaN CE 6 FELICIA (unofficial is a bit faster)
THAN THE MINT GNOME MAIN EDITION 6 FELICIA IN MY MACHINE.
This can be questionable because i said in my machine (computer-PC).

The two editions are very stable but MintDebiaN CE Unofficial 6 can not
be considered as a definitive final Edition - BUGS REMAIM.

WITH THE VERY SOON ??? UPCOMING OF DEBIAN 5 LENNY STABLE RELEASE I AM
eager to know how i will deal with this version.

Will the dream be over?

PERHAPS I WILL GAIN A MintDebiaN STABLE (SOURCES.LIST) AND I DO NOT
KNOW IF MINT 7 REPO WILL BE ACCEPTED.
I mean the next repo for Mint Gnome Main Edition 7 Gloria.
And about the new community repo? Idem - do
Thinking in a positive way, i think so. (they are all .deb)

Debian Stable do not accept new versions of programs. (applications).
Only security updates, some apps updates (e.g browser/e-mail client) and fixes.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Maybeway36,

Where are you? WILL YOU PUT ANOTHER LOG ON THE FIRE?

As you have talent to the business...to be or not to be, that's...

THE NEXT DEBIAN TESTING VERSION WILL BE "SQUEEZE" - CODENAME
FOR developing A BRAND NEW MintDebiaN CE DEBIAN/TESTING - Squeeze

Who knows? Possibly Debian will make available stable Live CD Editions
with a installer to install the system on hard drive. When? ???????

The future is not so far for Debian stabilizes their Live CDs Install.

To put efforts to stabilize mintUpdate ( to launch from the panel)

A RELEASE CYCLE OF 12/14 MONTHS FOR MintDebiaN CE , WOULD
NOT CONFRONT THE MINT GNOME MAIN EDITION 6X6 MONTHS CYCLE.
For 2 two Mint Main Editions releases one Mint Debian/Testing release.
-----------------------------

Very Personal:
To go on with this MintDebiaN CE 6 version.
The last possibility (for me) it would be to reinstall The system again
in text or graphical mode with no apps installed. Only tools.
Then, i could try to change sources.list to Debian/Testing Squeeze and
check if everything is gonna be right - apt-get update and so, hands busy
to install many apps again from Debian/Testing Squeeze. Well, Mint repos
also included (new sources.list). I will try this.

To Update Java plugin and Flash manually when versions changed.

Remain with this Kernel version or update it. To compile a new one and
replace the actual Kernel? This point is not so important for(me) those
who don't have new hardware.(PC - Laptop) and very new peripherals.


AS I DO ALREADY RUN DEBIAN GNU/LINUX STABLE I WOULD HAVE NO INSTEREST
IN A MINTDEBIAN (Unofficial) BASED ON DEBIAN STABLE VERSION.
Still running Debian version 4 ETCH -r6

On The contrary, it's going to be very interesting to run Debian Lenny 5
Stable with mint tools, packages (not sure) ported to it. Uncertain for me.
--------------------------------

GLACIX 6.1 - It was (is) a discardable and useless attempt without
no sense. Sorry because i know it's hard for you to hear from me such tough words
It's Debian Testing Lenny + multimidia -flash -Java - mintUpdate (not stabilized)
and mintMenu (mutilated) - all the mint tools don't appear in this edition.
One more thing on the road...
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Please, don't ask why not you? I am not a kind of developer and i am very busy guy.

Any thoughts from forum users about this post?

You think this post is irrelevant or boring, let it die.
I just had some thoughts and i would want to share them.

Cheers
Roberto
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Re: Mint Debian

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In Gnome it seems like the dial up user is getting the short end of the stick so I am asking if gnome-ppp can be included in Glacix Debian, Mint Debian, and Gnome, as well as XFCE Ubuntu based. This would be to the advantage of Mint since Ubuntu itself does not provide gnome-ppp. I like the installation it would be terrific if dial up users like myself could connect without using KDE desktop kppp. Best wishes to all!! :)
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I'd like to help with the Debian Mint project, it looks promising. Although I'm not very experienced with Debian (used it a couple of times), I can learn...
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Re: Mint Debian

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I saw this today while visting the Mepis forum.

http://www.geekconnection.org/remasters ... stool.html

This has an installer according to the site.
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Re: Mint Debian

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I've used remastersys to make my own private installable EduMint DVD distro. It's fairly easy to use and works surprising well for what I needed to do. It's worth experimenting with in my opinion.
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Re: Mint Debian/ A POSSIBLE WORKAROUND

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Just curious. :)
What would you Gurus think of the following scheme?

1) Get Mepis AntiX 8, IceWM desktop (Advantage: The fast and simple Mepis installer.).
http://mirror.cs.vt.edu/pub/MEPIS/antix/antiX-M8.iso


2) Add Gnome using Synaptics.
The result is a Debian Lenny-based version using the fast Mepis installer.

3) Clean up any unwanted branding and software.

4) Add all the Mint goodies to it.

As a matter of fact, I have done steps 1 and 2 . This hybrid Debian is working beautifully in my test disk.
I have no idea on how to use Remastersys. Perhaps, I have no idea of what I'm talking about :lol: .
Will somebody be kind enough to consider this odd scheme? :)
Good luck :) ,
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Re: Mint Debian

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MEPIS AntiX 8 + GNOME = A really festive idea. I like what you have cooked up thus far. OK, well, I am undecided on the Brady Bunch orange panel you have up top. It is artistic, to say the least.

I have been giving a pure Debian install a thorough test-driving. After plenty of fiddling, I think I have a good bit of the Mint functionality, if not the tools. That is why I have liked experiments such as Glacix so much. I have not heard much out of maybeway36 lately.

Anticapitalista has done excellent work on the AntiX versions I have tested. Honestly, the only reason I have not done much further testing was the homesickness for Mint and GNOME.

Anyway, yeah, +1 on your idea, npap.
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