kmb42vt wrote: manny wrote:
andrew5859 wrote:In my own opinion, having KDE on a LMDE base, will, in esscence make KDE a more stable and will also make it a rolling release without the need for installing a new version everytime one comes out....I'm currently experimenting with my own version of a LMDE_KDE, and let me say, it's pretty cool.
It has the look & feel of KDE, with the benefits of a Debian base. Of course Boo & Clem are working on a more in depth senario......cheers
Nice to hear Andrew you took the plunge and installed KDE on top of LMDE, I may do the same if there are delays or not news from Boo. I installed LMDE RC, I didn't find that many rough edges as I was expecting, the ones I had I solved promptly. My experience so far with LMDE is excellent, I love it. It is very stable, faster and no problems whatsoever with my wireless. I wished Boo could give us an update about KDE development, I'm sure once it is released will be a winner. I love LMDE really...What is your opinion about it so far?
I'm having a grand old time with it. By the way, you might want to take a look at this post of mine:
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.ph ... 98#p462464
It wraps up the most common problems found in the new LMDE RC and the fixes that I've found so far. It's for the 64 bit version of LMDE so you might not have encountered all of the same problems but who knows? I just wrote it up just to help others out.
kmb42vt, I had 4 problems which 3 of them resolved satisfactorily.
1.- Fonts, I found the fonts, mainly in Fire Fox, very poor. I fixed the problem following the solution placed at this address http://omnsproject.org/?p=651
The fonts improved enormously in Fire Fox and is perfect in Chromium.
2.- Partitions, I saw my other partitions using the live DVD but not after the installation. I fixed it the same way you are suggesting.
3.- Installation of the nvidia drivers. It seems every one has its own way on how to install the drivers, the first time I tried following some one recommendation broke my OS. After re-installation I followed some one else and worked right away. Hopefully Jockey will be ported soon to LMDE.
4.- Flash sound problem. I only experienced the problem on sound streams only. Youtube is perfect but not on radio streams or Shoutcast. It is a known problem on 64 bit flasplayer. The installation of the fix didn't made any difference. I found some comments about doing a PRELOAD on a file in etc/ but that file is not existence on LMDE and the system didn't allowed me to create one. It is not important for now because probably will be a fix on the finale release and I'm using other players instead.
Overall experience has been very positive. Installation was easy, the machine is working fabulous and just I'm hopping for the release of LMDE KDE arrives soon.