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Linux Mint 12 hype

Postby bnesheim » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:44 am

After the flowering description in last LF Linux Mint 12 was a real disappointment. The PC works perfectly with Sabayon 6 but running Linux Mint 12 was just agony. Trying to fix the worst blunder in the version 4 really do not improve anything much.
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Postby heiowge » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:14 am

I don't find it that bad. Getting used to it now.
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Postby ajgreeny » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:47 pm

I was also looking forward to seeing Mint 12, as unity or gnome shell just do not float my boat at all. To my surprise, and great disappointment, I find Mint 12 utterly unusable with any of its desktop environments, due I think to my graphic card, an ATI 9200SE. Whatever launcher or icon I click on it takes about 10 seconds for anything to happen; even opening the main menu or a right click to get a context menu can take 10-15 seconds. Trying to shutdown takes for ever if I use the GUI, and I have to use the cli from Ctrl+Alt+F1 to do that sensibly and speedily.

I gather after a search that this is a known problem with this graphic card in Mint 12, even though the problem does not occur in Ubuntu 11.10. No doubt updates will eventually fix it, but I can't be bothered to wait for that; I'll stick with Ubuntu 10.04, their best version so far, in my opinion.
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Postby Ram » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:31 pm

Tried Mint12 on my Laptop, appears ok but I like the look of this distro PinguyOS, based on Ubuntu 11.04.

http://pinguyos.com/

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Postby bnesheim » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:12 pm

[quote="ajgreeny"]
I was also looking forward to seeing Mint 12

I gather after a search that this is a known problem with this graphic card in Mint 12
.[/quote]

I have a ATI chip-set from det same family and the same problems. I'll just continue to use Sabayon 6. It has a good collections off program and tools.
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