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tinman
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A lot of help for this newbie..pls

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Hai first of all i'm new here... so go easy on me.... i have mint 8 ..now a couple of questions

*How can i change that bootscreen i want to have a normal progress bar based boot screen. (its called splash --i think)
*Now the startup is pretty slow..it nearly took 40 seconds for my desktop to emerge after logging in... any help would be appreciated.
*Can i use the Debian 5 dvd for it's software content????

Also guys if i want to upgrade to mint 9 how much time would it take and how much should i download..just wanted to know because i have a download speed of only 31.1Kb/ps.
I'm also new to linux.... and also guys karmic was vista on my system, so thanks a bunch for releasing helena in time... and she is beautiful..Also i dont know if its me but did u guys see anything wrong with the fonts in ubuntu lucid ..it's just that mine were a bit cranky by the edges...

Thanks.

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The bootscreen you can change when you go to the Menu>control centre>startup manager. I have never done it myself so I do not want to give you further directions in this regard. It would be a case of the blind leading the blind.
Your startup of 40 seconds is actually not that slow. Depends in some respect on your hardware but you can go to preferences>startup applications and see which applications all start up at boot and tweak it. be careful however what you remove from the startup but the less you have there the quicker the system will boot.
I do not know about the Debian 5 DVD.
An upgrade takes about half an hour and just download the CD version, the DVD version takes a lot longer
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tinman wrote: *Can i use the Debian 5 dvd for it's software content????
Yes, you can install software from Debian 5 DVD, but you'll probably get undesirable outcomes by doing so. ;)

Even Ubuntu isn't compatible with Debian packages anymore.
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*Can i use the Debian 5 dvd for it's software content????
You better don't. There might be conflicts with Ubuntu's repositories.

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ok..thanks guys.

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While Ubuntu/Mint is based on Debian .... the repositories and kernel are not compatible nor are they inter-changable.
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