2013-12-06 - linuxmint-16-cinnamon-dvd-32bit ∞
- distrowatch said it supports btrfs, but I didn't see that on the livecd. Sigh.
exhibited the same fucking installer resize-partition bug as lubuntu.
- It turns out this was a dumbass issue with DVI. There is a simple config change to fix this, but I just switched back to HDMI for better quality video.
2013-12-06 - linuxmint-16-cinnamon-dvd-64bit ∞
# oflag is to avoid caching filename=linuxmint-16-cinnamon-dvd-64bit.iso \sudo \dd if=./$filename of=/dev/mmcblk1 oflag=direct bs=32MB
- Write directly to the stick, not a partition
- There will be remaining space, gparted/etc can be used to create another partition with it!
- This was not possible for me with cfdisk
- UNetbootin would be used if you want to have persistent data
- I had to use nomodeset to boot
- Ugly textmode font, but better than Lubuntu
Not using the full screen space
- I think this was a DVI issue. I never tested switching to HDMI.
- Shitty resolution
- Tried the liveusb driver selection which showed proprietary drivers as an option and it did go hires when i logeed out
- The login screen is insane.. has a timer to autologin that when interacted-with
Doesn't give an option to just log in now, but resets it to a 30-second timer which never counts down. now nothing is interactive and i cannot log in
~2011-07-27 - Linux Mint Debian Edition ∞
Part of my 2011-08-12 Linux testing nightmare
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)
- The installation mucked up my ability to boot back into Unity Linux.
The package management is horrific.
Why this and not the regular Linux Mint? I don't want something based on Ubuntu.
there's no .md5 to check the iso download with.
- I was able to check my 'DVD', even though I had everything running from a USB stick. I'm not sure if that check actually worked or not, because I left my computer and returned to see the live desktop.
- really nice clean window manager
- Has a listing for my Dell SK8135 keyboard
- I can choose to not install the bootloader! (GRUB)
- Unfortunately when I did install their bootloader, it fucked over my ability to boot back into my working Unity Linux install. It's a good thing I learned how to back up my boot record.
I didn't know how to get 32bit/Wine working.
- (Later exploration did help me out a lot.)
- The firewall isn't enabled by default. Duh.
- 600 MBs of updates? Wow.
I had a permissions issue on
~from Unity Linux's change to use a user id of 500 instead of the previous and more common 1000. Bleh. I figured out how to fix that though:
username=user userid=1000 groupname=user groupid=1000 \usermod -u $userid $username \groupmod -g $groupid $groupname
- scrolling shouldn't switch to the window
- the taskbar doesn't have any options, I want to show boxes around every task.
- ugh, my local firefox is 32bit, and I installed a 64bit system. boo.
- remembers open programs and re-opens them. eww
- doesn't turn numlock on by default
No eSATA support!? I can't use my scsiadd tools to detect my device. Perhaps if it was on when I booted into Mint.
Following the Debian Testing instructions.
\su \apt-get install \ ia32-libs \ libc6-dev-i386 \ lib32z1-dev \ ` # This has the /usr/lib32/libpng.so, which seems to be required when installing TTF fonts ` \ ia32-libs-dev \ ` # ` # Optional dependencies, which I haven't installed: # libxcursor-dev libfontconfig1-dev libldap2-dev libxslt-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-xorg-dev libgnutls-dev libxi-dev lib32ncurses5-dev libxrandr-dev libxxf86vm-dev # This is required as of 2008/05/20 to prevent Wine warning that HAL cannot be found. See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=473586 \cd /usr/lib32 \ln -s libdbus-1.so.3 libdbus-1.so \cd -
The software manager pops up a confirmation, then it just sits and spins.. it's there, but isn't accessible with alt-tab and doesn't appear in the taskbar. Wth.
.. rebooted and retried. the dialog eventually goes away, but nothing got installed.
I think these notes go with LMDE:
- Limited space on my root partition, and so I figured I could upgrade slowly and delete the downloaded packages as I go. I could uninstall useless stuff:
- Printer stuff
- Ancient Firefox version. This release desperately needs a refresh to avoid all the downloading to update all the software.
- replace the window manager?
- locales / zoneinfo?
- man pages?
- sources, e.g. kernel headers
- 'Localizing Firefox and Thunderbird' takes fucking forever!
- thin/ugly raw console font
- update manager has no facility to be selective about updates. It's unreasonable to have to check/un-check everything individually with no fucking 'uncheck all'. Seriously, this makes the distribution worthless.
Software manager is shit. I have to re-authenticate for every action!
Seeing as the package management is shit, I moved on..
2009-04-17 - XFCE-6 - in VirtualBox 2.2.0 r45846 ∞
- The LiveCD boots up fine.
The installation took forever.
- Installing VirtualBox guest additions on Linux Mint
- (Open a terminal)
sudo su root
- (enter your user password)
- Really impressed with the VirtualBox auto-resizing. Wow.
- All the fonts seem really small.
alt-click-xto do things like
All in all, not bad. The font thing pisses me off, maybe it's fixable.
On to the next distribution!
2009-04-17 - XFCE-6 ∞
- The auto-bootup should mention pressing escape or enter to get the menu.
- Very nice boot commandline editor.. I was expecting this kind of editing a long time ago. Good for advanced users, but bad for newbies who ought to have the semi-menu options for acpi and such.
- The animated bar on startup is a new thing to me. Nice.
- I can't press escape to get a text bootup? Boo. Oh, it just took a long while.
- I got a bunch of
buffer IO error on device sr0and other such messages. I assumed the media was bad.
I checked the downloaded md5 vs the ISO and vs the burned CD. Everything downloaded and burned just fine.