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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1

Postby Matt267 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:19 am

cpatrick08 wrote:
Matt267 wrote:
cpatrick08 wrote:Could make a unofficial LMDE version of LXDE that we could download and install?


cpatrick08, I can across this post the other day for an unofficial LMDE LXDE: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=125764.

Thanks but that is for Linux Mint 13 not LMDE


Opps. :oops: You're right. Sorry.

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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1

Postby seppalta » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:35 pm

Could make a unofficial LMDE version of LXDE that we could download and install?

http://lxlinux.com/debian.html

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The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1

Postby cpatrick08 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:25 am

Matt267 wrote:
cpatrick08 wrote:
Matt267 wrote:[quote="cpatrick08"]Could make a unofficial LMDE version of LXDE that we could download and install?


cpatrick08, I can across this post the other day for an unofficial LMDE LXDE: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=125764.

Thanks but that is for Linux Mint 13 not LMDE


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That's ok everybody mistakes

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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1

Postby cwsnyder » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:56 pm

I finally figured out how to get my display resolution fixed on LMDE Xfce so that the changes occur automatically and thought I would post the resolution here.

I used the cvt command in a terminal to figure out the settings for the xrandr terminal command. Type man cvt and man xrandr for explanations of the following which I made into a shell script and called .xinitrc:

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 cvt 1280 1024 60
# 1280x1024 59.89 Hz (CVT 1.31M4) hsync: 63.67 kHz; pclk: 109.00 MHz
Modeline "1280x1024_60.00"  109.00  1280 1368 1496 1712  1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --newmode 1280x1024 109.00  1280 1368 1496 1712  1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode VGA-1 1280x1024
xrandr --output VGA-1 --mode 1280x1024
VGA-1 was determined from the output of xrandr entered on a line by itself in the terminal. VGA-1 was the name of the output reported as connected to my monitor. Luckily, I did not get an error report that Mint was unable to read the gamma setting on my monitor. I have had that error occur, and it can sometimes be fixed by entering this replacement on the last line:

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xrandr --output VGA-1 --gamma 1:1:1 --mode 1280x1024
On some Ubuntu variants (notably Bodhi Linux), I can't even use nouveau on my hardware, I must use nVidia current before I can correct the resolution using xrandr. The following is the result of lspci:

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$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control


After I had the .xinitrc shell script created and made executable with chmod +x ./.xinitrc in a terminal, I tried to create an autostart entry, but this did not work when I referred to the script as ~/.xinitrc, it had to have the full path spelled out as /home/<username>/.xinitrc to finally work.

Lots of trial and error work here, hope it helps someone else.
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Re: The unofficial LMDE Xfce UP6 SR1

Postby clem » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:21 am

Hi everybody,

As of today, I will discontinue my work on both the unofficial LMDE KDE and the unofficial LMDE Xfce.
Clem is searching for a maintainer so that you will be able to have these CE's for a long time to come.

I want to thank you all for the help, support and your valuable feedback to make these CE's as good as they are now.
It was a lot of fun doing and I absolutely couldn't have done it without you.

Regards,
Schoelje


The unofficial LMDE KDE and Xfce editions are now discontinued. I'd like to thank Schoelje for the fantastic work he has done within our community. Rest assured that his efforts, and your feedback, did not go unnoticed.

We talked a lot Schoelje and I. The next logical step for LMDE KDE and LMDE Xfce is to get official releases and proper QA testing. Because the demand is too low and the team is too stretched that can only be done via community editions (which are official, but for which there are no commitments made on the release schedule).

Schoelje hesitated when offered the maintenance of these projects and eventually declined. As official Mint editions he would have lost the ability to release when he wanted and as often as he wanted, to present ISOs publicly without following QA and some of his design decisions would have been reverted. In the end of the day it boiled down to whether he was interested in following his own vision or do things the Mint way. There are a lot of pros and cons associated here and I fully respect his decision. Schoelje now focuses on a new distribution called SolydKX (http://solydxk.com).

Fred is the maintainer of the main KDE edition and he's also currently coordinating the Cinnamon and MATE UP6 releases. He will take the LMDE KDE and Xfce editions through QA and probably eventually release them as official community editions.

You'll hear more from Fred soon and although it's outside of our scope I wish Schoelje the very best.
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