If during an update in either Linux Mint or Ubuntu you get error messages from apt, about failing to fetch data from the GETDEB repository (which happens a lot, I'm afraid),…
After almost 9 months of beating around the bush, I finally started experimenting with developing Android Apps. I'm using Linux Mint Debian (based on Debian Testing), so after some googling,…
After I tried the December 2010 edition of Linux Mint Debian 64-bit, I had come to the conclusion that it was not for me, as it was, and that I would rather stick with the Main edition of Linux Mint, built on the current Ubuntu base distribution.
Two things made me change my mind and try it again: First, I tried Ubuntu 11.04 and I really did not like the new launcher! Second, I really could not put up with Mint’s Main Edition requirement, to have to back up and re-install from scratch with every new version…
So, I thought I should give LMDE 64-bit another try; and I’m glad I did!
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!