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Old 06. Jun 2012, 09:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Possibly hardware because I have the same version on my Samsung RV415 as well as the desktop and have not encountered this. I do get an occasional freeze when I'm messing, but clicking the "restart Cinnamon" option in the screenshot applet fixes it.

IMO this Cinnamon desktop is the first time I have not felt like I was using a lesser product with Gnome compared to KDE. Hell, even the weather applet works! Apart from the screenshot and weather applets I'm using the Screensaver inhibit, Quit, All-in-one Places (which I love), Cinnamon Utils Menu, and System Monitor applets and have no problems with any of them. Screenlets too is running fine but I just use this for network monitoring and CPU temp.
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Old 15. Jun 2012, 07:11 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Just tried Mint 13 Cinnamon and it really looks good. I put it on my new 16GB ($6.00 US) thumb drive as a live CD. I want to install it on my old Mint Julie partition but I could not get the right time set. Is this a bug or something associated with running as a live CD? Meanwhile I will also check the forums.
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Old 15. Jun 2012, 04:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Not sure about the time thing as I only really bother to check this during an actual install.
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Old 16. Jun 2012, 09:37 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I went ahead and installed it with the cinnamon desktop. Its quirky in my opinion and its not easy to modify the way I would like. The screen saver doesn't work correctly and the menu bar has few options available such as setting the height which left me with tiny icons. I'm thinking about giving the Mate version a whirl and if I'm not happy with that I have no problem with reinstalling Mint Julia. Which in my opinion, is still one of the finest distro's ever released.
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Installed Mint13 with the Mate desktop. It installed very smoothly along side my Windows partition. The Grub boot menu still did not show but installing 'StartMenu' fixed the problem. The system looks and feels allot like Zorin perhaps they share the same patches. Got my same old boring desktop set up in around a half hour and about a half hour more to install my favorite apps and games. I don't want to jinx myself but I may have found a replacement for Julia

I have used Unetbootin for installing both Cinnamon and Mate using my thumb drive. It sure saves on buying CD/DVD's

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Sadly once I got into the inner workings of Mint_13 mate, I found Mate was just a pretty wrapping. When it came to higher functioning areas of the system it failed miserably. I'm convinced this is a result of the packaging process and it doesn't address the issues further in to the kernels core. But what the heck... what do I know

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One last thought on Mint13. In my humble opinion and I mean humble because I am hardly a linux expert, I think the developers of Mint are trying their very best. They are attempting to patch Gnome in the hopes of giving a large sect of linux users a desktop they can be happy with. Mate looked beautiful when I first installed it. The trouble began after the first update. It was then that I noticed I could not find my DVD drive, Thunderbird began to crash while accessing the e-mail servers. After the next reboot all my desktop icons disappeared. I can't say if my problems where hardware related, but I can most definitely say it was made worse by the update

I wonder if the developers of Mint are working with the Gnome folks? I can't see how Mint will be able to produce a OS with out working in tandem with the developers of Gnome. That and be able to provide a Package Manager offering software that will play nice with Mate or Cinnamon. For example Mate has a screensaver just for Mate. Cinnamon's pre-installed Gnome screensaver did not work at all, I had to install the Xscreensaver.

I'm going to be interested to see how Zorin is going deal with latest Gnome desktop, although it does seem they have a close relationship with Ubuntu and Ubuntu integrates well with Gnome 3.

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Sorry... Don't mean to hijack this thread but I have been trying to use one of the Mint 13 systems both Mate and Cinnamon. Both look good after install but as I use them more and more they start acting buggy. I suspect a portion of my trouble may be caused by my Nvidia GPU. However since its over 5 years old and has never been much of a problem, I can't understand why it would be causing problems now.

I have been using Unetbootin to copy the live CD to my thumb drive in a attempt to save DVDs. To rule out the possibility that this method has been causing the trouble I decided to burn them to DVDs for installation. Sadly no improvement.
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I still have Cinnamon x64 on one machine and it's been used extensively. I get an occasional freeze when the panel is in edit mode and a couple of times I partially lost the tops of fonts and panel icons. A reboot fixed both problems and apart from that it's been error free, Looks like the combination of hardware on this machine just suits Mint 13.
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I get an occasional freeze when the panel is in edit mode and a couple of times I partially lost the tops of fonts and panel icons. A reboot...
Hmmm, similarly couple of reboots for me too though trying the 32-bit system and unfortunately I was better off going back to the older but more mature release, at least for some time for good.
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