Release Notes for Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna KDE Community Edition BETA 011

Introduction

This is the first BETA release of Linux Mint 4.0 KDE CE, codename Daryna, based on Celena KDE CE and compatible with Ubuntu Gutsy and its repositories.

Daryna KDE is not as minty as the main edition but it is mintier than Cassandra KDE. The packages are (safely) up to date and the kernel is the Gutsy Gibbon kernel 2.6.22-14.

Mint applications:
- mintInstall
- mintUpdate (new)
- mintAssistant (new)

Minted versions of:
- Firefox
- Sunbird

See the main release notes for info and pictures about the mint applications.

For those of you out there who only have a CD burner or only a CD-ROM there will be a Daryna miniKDE CE when the final release is ready.

We hope you all like the new Daryna Mint KDE CE. So what are you waiting for? Get testing!

Known issuses in Daryna KDE

When shutting down or restarting the live CD it will freeze at least 50% of the time at the last step. I had this problem with Gutsy too and have not found a fix for it.

Large screen monitors (eg Dell 24 inch) can be a bit scary to setup. The Live CD works and install works, and your newly installed system works. If your screen goes to power save mode or no signal mode during boot/login, just move your mouse to wake it up again. Nvidia card setup: to use envy first edit your xorg.conf file and change the “nv” driver to “nvidia”. Run envy and install the nvidia driver, DO NOT let it modify your xorg.conf file. Strange things can happen to your screen and you may need to reset your computer. For this reason you may want to be in a console session to setup your nvidia card and run “sudo envy -t” from the command line to be safe.