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Mint 15 for xfce ?

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Hi

Does anyone know when Mint 15 will be released in Xfce version ?

Thanks
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Re: Mint 15 for xfce ?

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Not set in stone, but if past releases are an indicator you can expect it roughly in the month after the final release is done for Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and MATE (which are expected by end of this month).
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I'm looking forward to installing it. :D
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Re: Mint 15 for xfce ?

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3fRI wrote:I'm looking forward to installing it. :D
Been there, done that. You can still install Xfce 4.10 Desktop on Linux Mint 15. Just remember some of the things like Gnome terminal will not work so be sure to install XFCE-Goodies. Change at login and it will ask you if you want Xfce for your Default Desktop.
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Re: Mint 15 for xfce ?

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HOw do you install it onto the new mint 15 ? Wont is change it to an older look ?
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I just went into Synaptic and searched for xfce4, installed it, and whatever else it suggests/depends on. Obviously, I could've installed other xfce-related items, but this was just an experiment.

Interestingly enough, after installing XFCE4 on top of Mint 15 Cinnamon, I retained the cool, new MDM with the partly-cloudy blue sky! :) Only thing is, for some odd reason, likely related to my i915 graphics hardware, i'm stuck in 16-bit color (cinnamon fallback)....... even after selecting XFCE as my default session. :(

Anyone have any ideas? (I'll probably make a separate thread for this issue though...)

But yeah... you can easily install XFCE on top of Mint 15 Cinnamon (and presumably MATE as well).
My setup:
  • *Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 32-bit; Compaq Presario V2000-Intel 1.5GHz (Pentium M) - Intel 82852/855GM integrated video (i915)
    *Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit; HP Media Center m7780n; GTX 750Ti (v352.63); Intel E6400 dual-core @ 2.13GHz
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Relating to the gnome/cinnamon fallback issue and being stuck with 15/16-bit color.... even after selecting XFCE, I managed to find a solution, detailed here:
  • [url]http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=135325#p728532[/url]
While this solution works for my machine (intel i915), i presume a similar method would work for any other capable graphics card/chipset.

I hope I won't run into this when Linux Mint 15 XFCE Edition comes out.
My setup:
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    *Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit; HP Media Center m7780n; GTX 750Ti (v352.63); Intel E6400 dual-core @ 2.13GHz
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rkmugen wrote: I hope I won't run into this when Linux Mint 15 XFCE Edition comes out.
And is 15 XFCE coming out? Isnt it left out from now on?
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michalurban wrote:And is 15 XFCE coming out? Isnt it left out from now on?
So far only the Linux Mint Debian version of Xfce has been discontinued. The Ubuntu based version is still supported.
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tdockery97 wrote:
michalurban wrote:And is 15 XFCE coming out? Isnt it left out from now on?
So far only the Linux Mint Debian version of Xfce has been discontinued. The Ubuntu based version is still supported.
Im looking forward to seeing that then! :) I dont like CInnamon (seems slow on my computer) ... and Mate is ok, but has weird color presentation ... everything is gray and with low contrast (and I dont know what to do with that) ...
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It is a matter of taste and speed, but I like MATE and Xfce the most. And I am a disciple of LTS versions.
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Clem just posted the XFCE isos in the testing area of the community site [url]http://community.linuxmint.com/iso[/url]
. I'm going to give it a shot. I've been trying to install other Desktop Enviroments alongside Cinnamon and I can't get any of them to work.
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Re: Mint 15 for xfce ?

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It is not too dificult at the moment. In future it will probably be a little more difficult with that UEFI-thing...?!

Make some partitions on a disk ext3 or ext4 as much as you like. And one 3 gig or so for a swap-partition.
sda1 is for instance for PCLOS-KDE (as a switch between distro's with the Master Boot Record: mbr.
Applications->configuration->redo mbr.)
Install PCLOS. Mbr to sda. So that one will boot.

Install the distro's you like to test on partitions left.
Attention: choose those partitions at installtime for booting these systems! So point them to sda5,
sda6 etc., not the PCLOS mbr (not sda, the grub-switch). The installer will ask for it but a mistake is there
before one knows.

Start up PCLOS-KDE (with the old Grub thank Heaven) and do redo-mbr.
Choose the mbr with PCLOS, save the bootloaderfile automaticly in /boot/grub/menu.lst and the program will
reset the mbr on your command.

Restart and see the bootmenu appear. You can do it every time when you install a new system on a partition.
But then edit the menu.lst

So now, when all went right, you have a disk like this:

MBR
sda1 sda5 sda6 sda7 etc.
------|--------|-------|------|--
PCL Ubun Arch Mint

You will have this kind of /boot/grub/menu.lst >>

timeout 20
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/gfxmenu
default 6

title linux PCLOS
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=02cc1621-03ed-4eef-b87e-d30d68a86bdf resume=UUID=01fdf29a-9336-4a2b-af65-c0a3a1a42f23 splash=silent vga=788
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

title linux-nonfb PCLOS
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=UUID=02cc1621-03ed-4eef-b87e-d30d68a86bdf resume=UUID=01fdf29a-9336-4a2b-af65-c0a3a1a42f23
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe PCLOS
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=UUID=02cc1621-03ed-4eef-b87e-d30d68a86bdf failsafe
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the PCLINUXOS standard grub entries
title Other operating systems:


# This entry automatically added by the PCLinuxOS redo-mbr for a bootable-linux/non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda5
title Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (12.04 Hybride)
root (hd0,4)
savedefault
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the PCLinuxOS redo-mbr for a bootable-linux/non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda6
title SolydXK
root (hd0,5)
savedefault
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the PCLinuxOS redo-mbr for a bootable-linux/non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda7
title Linux Mint Xfce Edition (1)
root (hd0,6)
savedefault
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the PCLinuxOS redo-mbr for a bootable-linux/non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda8
title Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (12.04)
root (hd0,7)
savedefault
chainloader +1


Chainloading.
When you have done it a few times it will be very simple.

Backup those systems apart for instance with Clonezilla. Or make a livecd or -dvd.
So when anything goes wrong you put the clone back and there you go again.
Hope this helps.

Good luck!
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