Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Daryna KDE CE Beta 044 is out now and ready for download.

Daryna KDE is nearly as minty as the main edition now. The packages are (safely) upto date and the kernel is the Gutsy Gibbon kernel 2.6.22-14.

Mint applications:
mintwifi (new)
mintUpdate (new)
mintAssistant (new)
mintUpload (new, done via konqueror—> right click file-->Actions-->Upload file )

minted versions of:

See the main Release notes for info and pictures on the mint applicaions.

Known issues in Daryna KDE

When shutting down or restarting the live CD it will freeze about 25% of the time at the last step. I had this problem with Gutsy too and have not found a fix for it. This happens more in virtual machines than on real ones.

After adding a new user log in as them and check their kmix settings because they will have no sound. Check the output and PCM levels. Install with an old home partition

This is what is recommended.

Boot off the live DVD.
Start the install.
At the partitioning screen choose manual.
Format the old / partition, now called /media/sda?.
Set the old / partition to be the new /.
Continue to the end and start the install.
After the install has finished reboot the system.
Open a terminal window to setup your old /home partition.
Check your partitions
df -h
Check your old /home partition for home directories.
ls /media/sda?
Un-mount your old /home partition.
sudo umount /media/sda?
Update your /etc/fstab file to mount your old /home at boot.
sudo vi /etc/fstab (or use another editior)
change the /home partiton from /media/sda? to /home
save and exit
Reboot to have your old /home back again.
Rember if you want to reset an applications config or KDE's, delete the application's hidden config file/directory in you home directory. eg rm -rf /home/boo/.kde
your sound will no longer work. To fix open up kmix, check your output is not muted or the level is set to low and check the PCM level (I had to nearly max mine out).

Linux Mint Daryna KDE CE Upgrade Notes.

Just don't. It will cause you more problems than it is worth and it will not be anywhere near as beautiful and clean as a fresh install.