Release Notes for Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna KDE Community Edition, by Jamie Boo Birse

Introduction

Daryna KDE CE is out now and ready for download.

Note: This is not a KDE 4 desktop.

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:

  • mintInstall
  • mintwifi (new)
  • mintUpdate (new)
  • mintAssistant (new)
  • mintUpload (new, done via konqueror—> right click file-->Actions-->Upload file )

Minted versions of:

  • Firefox
  • Sunbird

See the main Release notes for info and pictures of the mint applications.

We hope you all like the new Daryna Mint KDE CE.

Linux Mint MiniKDE CE (CD)

The following applications were removed to fit KDE CE onto a CD: Inkscape, Hugin, Scribus, KMymoney2, K9copy, The Gimp, libicu34, kde-icons-mono, ttf-arabeyes, OpenOffice.org, diveintopython, kde-icons-nuvox, kaffeine, knotes, kdepim*. Some documentation and some wallpapers were also deleted.

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.

if you use a separate partition for /boot you will not get a graphical boot. To fix this, copy /etc/grub/message.mint to /boot/grub/, edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change gfxboot=/grub/message.mint

Install with an old home partition

This is what I do, a lot.

  • 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 /.
  • Next.
  • Continue to the end and start the install.
  • After the install has finished reboot the system.
  • Login
  • 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.
  • Remember 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. For this reason I am not including upgrade notes. In the future I am going to create a mint-kde-distro.deb to aid in updating KDE mint editions.

Linux Mint Daryna KDE CE Upgrade Notes From Beta 44.

There is really no need to reinstall or upgrade from Beta 44 since in the end I only made a few changes:

  • Fixed the HAL USB NTFS problem (there is a post in the forums).
  • Changed some compiz default settings to make it more KDEish and fix a known bug.
  • Added a Linux Mint user agent for Konqueror and pre-added some sites to use the Mint useragent. This helps people know Linux mint is out and about.

It would be great if beta 44 users added the UA and sites.

Create Linux Mint UA: /usr/share/services/useragentstrings/konqonmint.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=UADescription (Konqueror on Linux Mint)
Type=Service
ServiceTypes=UserAgentStrings
X-KDE-UA-TAG=MINT
X-KDE-UA-FULL=Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Konqueror/3.5; Linux) KHTML/3.5.8 (Linux Mint)
X-KDE-UA-NAME=Konqueror
X-KDE-UA-VERSION=3.5.8
X-KDE-UA-DYNAMIC-ENTRY=1

In konqueror settings add the Linux Mint user agent (Konqueror 3.5.8) for the sites:google.com, gmail.com, linuxmint.com, distrowatch.com, www.ubuntu.com, www.kubuntu.org, www.kde.org, www.wannabrowser.com. Test at site: www.wannabrowser.com