[clue] impressions on mint12?

Alex samide absamide at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 1 09:29:26 MST 2011

I also recently implemented Mint 12 and have been very happy with many of the changes.  One thing I found is it runs fine on my older laptop, but my ATI video card in it, is old enough that all the drivers stopped being supported beyond kernel 2.6 so although things work, the video is a bit more glitchy than on Mint 11 that supported the proprietary drivers with the Kernel and Gnome version.

There are a few things that I haven't figured out yet, such as customizing some of the software shortcuts in the menu.  Installed a program which added a shortcut in the menu, but since it wasn't installed as an apt-get the only way to delete is remove the directory which did not remove the shortcut, and I haven't figured out where to remove it as of yet.

Overall I am pretty happy with it, but it is only a couple days into it so far.

 From: Mike Bean <beandaemon at gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2011 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: [clue] impressions on mint12?

I did take the plunge.  A couple upgrade misadventures, but otherwise, I think I like Mint12.   I like the idea of the gnome shell extensions and that you can disable them if you don't want them.   Maybe it's just my laptop, but it's MUCH happier if I just stay the @#$@#$@#$ away from the nvidia driver.

Honestly, I just need to figure out a way to make external backups of a MariaDB database, and I think Mint will be likely to be my distro of choice for the foreseeable future.

Although I am consistent curious about Magia, Arch, and Fedora.

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:21 PM, David L. Anselmi <anselmi at anselmi.us> wrote:

Mike Bean wrote:
>> I'm working on installing 12 on my main computer.  So far I see no reason
>> to believe the proprietary nvidia driver isn't just plain junk.  System
>> seems to just plain MUCH happier on FOSS drivers.
>nv is FOSS.  But they've redone something so it's not supported anymore.
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