I recently fresh installed Linux Mint 12 (Lisa), which is based on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric). I almost immediately bumped into a problem with gdebi, the graphical package installer. The message…
Updated, November 2011.
Although I thought I had come to terms with the fact that I wanted to use Ubuntu-based Mint, instead of Debian-based Mint, I finally could not resist the temptation of installing Linux Mint Debian 201012. One of the reasons was that a 64-bit version was available for the first time. Another reason was that I had used Mint 10 for over two months, I had finished polishing it, it was pretty stable and… I was getting itchy again!
In this post, I will focus on how I fine-tuned the installed system, in order to resemble Mint Main Edition, as much as possible.
Unlike the issues I encountered in my previous post, with the first incarnation of LMDE, this time the installation went pretty smooth; the installer had evolved quite a bit. However, I did not see an option to encrypt the home folder. Did I miss it? Maybe.
Update, Oct. 8, 2011: You should now download the latest (at this time) LMDE 201109
Update, December 2012
Moving forward to Mint Nandia (based on Ubuntu 12.10), Michael’s drivers in canon-trunk suport two-sided printing! At last!
Update, May 2012.
Moving forward to Mint Maya (based on Ubuntu 12.04), I found that Michael’s Canon repository did not have a driver version for Precise and that the previous ones used in Oneiric, would not work.
In order to solve this problem, you need to follow these steps:
- Uninstall the existing canon drivers
- Remove the existing canon repository from your sources
- Add the new repository:
[code]sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk
sudo apt-get update[/code]
- Re-install the drivers corresponding to your printer, with Synaptic. You may have to use the i386 packages if amd64 ones are not available. They will still work!
(Update, Dec 29: Fine-tuning LMDE 201012 64-bit)
This article comes a few days after the original release of Linux Mint Debian edition, but the actual testing was made on the day it was released… 10 minutes after the iso image was posted online, actually. I happened to browse Linux Mint‘s blog just when the image was released.
Installing the image on a usb stick via unetbootin was pretty smooth! I booted right afterwards and then tried to install on a usb hard drive, so as to leave the computer I was using at that time intact. That was not particularly smooth…
In this post I'll list and give installation instructions for the media applications that I have found most useful on my Linux Mint desktop. That should cover photo management, video…