[kwlug-disc] LinuxMint Debian Edition ALERT!!! Read before updating

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 15 20:58:19 EST 2011

I have an ATI Radeon 4250 and Gnome 3 is running on "fallback mode".
Now If I can only change the panel colour to something light I will be happier.

Raul Suarez

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From: Colin K <colin at void11.com>
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:31:40 PM
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] LinuxMint Debian Edition ALERT!!! Read before updating

Hah good to know I just moved to mint Debian edition (LMDE) this week.  Had to do a few re-installs while i acquainted myself with the quirks of it all.  Like how my printer is no longer plug and play like it was in Ubuntu.  But so far its much much less bloat right off the hop and I'm thoroughly loving it.

  The only reason why I would personally be concerned about updating to Gnome3 (Gnome-Shell), whatever you choose to call it, is that I know that currently as of today FGLRX proprietary graphics card drivers Do Not Work  with gnome3 which means that if you have an ATI/AMD video card you're out of luck.  It will not render correctly although I have seen references to ATI attempting to actually address the problem within the next release of the FGLRX version within the month of November (apparently).  

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:45 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

to testing on Debian.
>This means that when you update LMDE using either the update manager or apt-get, your desktop will be updated to Gnome 3, GDM3, etc
>Yesterday before shutting down for the day I did an update. Today after booting up the computer, I got a GDM error. I had to rename the /etc/X11/xorg.conf and restart the computer.
>Now, I lost all the Linux Mint beauty, including the Linux Mint menu (Which is one of the main reasons I jumped to Mint).
>So, unless you really want to try Gnome 3, hold on the Gnome updates until the Linux Mint team finish adapting it.
>Raul Suarez
>Technology consultant
>Software, Hardwa

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