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Re: New Mint-er, mostly very pleased

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:02 am
by Husse
Welcome to Mint and thanks
software manager, but that takes well over 10 minutes to kick in after a fresh install
We are well aware of that and this is solved in Mint 7 Gloria

Re: New Mint-er, mostly very pleased

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:15 am
by exploder
richjack, welcome to the forum! The keyring thing you mentioned usually happens if you set up your system to auto login, this was a present from our friends in Ubuntu development. :mrgreen: I am not a KDE fan but I have been looking at PCLinuxOS 2009.1 lately. I am a fan of quality work and admire the way Texstar builds a rolling release. Texstar has been noted as a perfectionist in many reviews and with good reason. I noticed right away that the new release was built to run as many systems as humanly possible and he chose to stick with KDE 3.5.10 because of it's stability. I have to admire the decision making process and the quality of the final product.

You will find with Mint that just when you thought things were as good as they can get, they get even better.

Re: New Mint-er, mostly very pleased

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:55 am
by PiEp
Wicd won't change a thing in this respect, I tried it myself for the same reason.

Re: New Mint-er, mostly very pleased

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:20 pm
by AK Dave
Which password? The sudo password? Because you can use NOPASSWD in the sudoers file.

Or there is this solution:

Create a file named $HOME/bin/sudo-hack.sh

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#!/bin/bash
while [ true ]
do
   sudo -u root /bin/true > /dev/null 2> /dev/null
   sleep 60
done
Then set the sudo password timestamp:

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$ sudo -u root /bin/true
And run the sudo-hack.sh in the background:

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$ HOME/bin/sudo-hack.sh &

Re: New Mint-er, mostly very pleased

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:01 pm
by badmotor
Not to take away from Mint, which is the coolest - you know there is a Gnome version of PCLinuxOS right?

http://www.linuxgator.org/home/index.html