FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.


» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Debian > Debian User

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 05-07-2012, 03:49 AM
Indulekha
 
Default LightDM in Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 09:57:47PM -0500, Jason Hsu wrote:
> Has anyone been able to get LightDM to work properly in the latest release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (201204)? I can replace the default MDM with LightDM with just apt-get commands.
>

First:
Linux Mint Debian Edition is *not* Debian, it's Mint.

> The problem comes when trying to boot up with LightDM.
> During the process of loading up LightDM, the screen
> blacks out and does nothing. I know from the logs I
> looked at (had to boot up with a live ISO and mount the
> LMDE installation) that LightDM did try to start up.
>
> Why doesn't LightDM work properly?
>

You should provide the relevant bit of the log.
I made a nice cup of tea but sadly, the leaves
told me nothing about your Mint problem...

Now if you were using Debian, the tea leaves would
almost certainly have your answer right here in my cup,
or in some lister's cup anyway.
But since you're posting with a Mint question to a Debian
mailing list, you'll have to do a bit more work than just
"why doesn't it work?".

> --
> Jason Hsu, Linux literate software development engineer
>

:P

--
/ /
< />
^ "caveat utilitor"
'v-v' -- Murphy's Devilbat


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 20120507034940.GA3437@radhesyama">http://lists.debian.org/20120507034940.GA3437@radhesyama
 
Old 05-07-2012, 03:54 AM
Scott Ferguson
 
Default LightDM in Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

On 07/05/12 12:57, Jason Hsu wrote:
> Has anyone been able to get LightDM to work properly in the latest
> release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (201204)?

<snipped>


This is Debian *not* Mint.


Do we post Linux Mint for assistance when Debian breaks or we're too
lazy to ask in the right place?


Try:-
http://forums.linuxmint.com/



Kind regards


--
Iceweasel/Firefox/Chrome/Chromium/Iceape/IE extensions for finding
answers to questions about Debian:-
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collections/Scott_Ferguson/debian/


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 4FA7478E.3000102@gmail.com">http://lists.debian.org/4FA7478E.3000102@gmail.com
 
Old 05-07-2012, 10:04 AM
Ralf Mardorf
 
Default LightDM in Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 11:00 +0200, an unknown sender wrote:
> On 07/05/12 12:57, Jason Hsu wrote:
> > Has anyone been able to get LightDM to work properly in the latest
> > release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (201204)?
>
> <snipped>
>
>
> This is Debian *not* Mint.
>
>
> Do we post Linux Mint for assistance when Debian breaks or we're too
> lazy to ask in the right place?
>
>
> Try:-
> http://forums.linuxmint.com/
>
>
>
> Kind regards

The problem is that some Mint is based on Ubuntu and some Mint is based
on Debian. On their homepage there's a huge "block print" saying "Debian
Powered". Their forums aren't helpful. For me it's ok to ask on that
list. At the moment I'm testing several distros to find some that fit
best to my needs. I'll set up a pro audio machine.
I dropped Mint Lisa on my machine, since it wasn't only bad for pro
audio usage, it IMO has to much bugs in general.
People IMO shouldn't use media from computer magazines or editions that
are only known for their flashy layouts.

You should use a "real" Ubuntu ore a "real" Debian and than ask for help
on the list that fit to your distro.

Go with Debian stable from the Debian stable media, if the software
versions do fit to your needs. E.g. does some outdated packages anyway
fit to new hardware you're using?
Go with Ubuntu from the Ubuntu Studio media, if you need more up to date
packages and you want a more reliable distro, but e.g. Debian testing,
but without Unity.

YMMV!

Ubuntu Studio for example isn't something like Mint, Ubuntu Studio are
meta packages provided by the Ubuntu repositories, not by third party
repositories. It's not really a tuned audio distro.

What ever distro you'll use, take care that it has got a large
community, such as the Ubuntu or Debian community. IOW, even if it's not
official supported, it shouldn't deviate to the original distro by tons
of special third party packages, but only be an assembly of packages
from the original distro.

If you really need a special distro, with a small community, e.g. EMC2
to get a CNC machine working, than use a multi-boot. EMC2 for the CNC
machine and another distro, e.g. Debian stable for your averaged
computer usage.

If you've got special needs, google for a Linux community sharing your
needs and ask what distros most of them prefer.

For example http://lmgtfy.com/?q=LightDM+mailing+list
On that list you could ask if somebody "get LightDM to work properly in
the latest release of Linux Mint Debian Edition", Arch Linux, Debian
stable and openSUSE.

Regards,
Ralf


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 1336385060.2259.66.camel@precise">http://lists.debian.org/1336385060.2259.66.camel@precise
 
Old 05-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Mika Suomalainen
 
Default LightDM in Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

07.05.2012 05:57, Jason Hsu kirjoitti:
> Has anyone been able to get LightDM to work properly in the latest
> release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (201204)? I can replace the
> default MDM with LightDM with just apt-get commands.
>
> The problem comes when trying to boot up with LightDM. During the
> process of loading up LightDM, the screen blacks out and does
> nothing. I know from the logs I looked at (had to boot up with a
> live ISO and mount the LMDE installation) that LightDM did try to
> start up.
>
> Why doesn't LightDM work properly?
>

You should probably ask on Linux Mint mailing lists, if they have
mailing lists, unless you are using LMDE, which has been full-upgraded
to Debian Sid, but then people might still refuse to answer your
question if you identified your installation as Debianzed Mint.

- --
Mika Suomalainen
gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 4DB53CFE82A46728
Key fingerprint = 24BC 1573 B8EE D666 D10A AA65 4DB5 3CFE 82A4 6728
http://mkaysi.github.com/
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v2.0.19 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/

iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJPp6d3AAoJEE21PP6CpGco5GMQAJdHHWjQ5R MzhKp216r87uIT
Q3YGV/792p8/rDt78AlrmN/ntp96+aJTFWNZi/QVraG82MjgDmxyuRk6HQXqsW+L
OrzAUCQDko1XKAzTzwPeu833MzRy3CgotbdpLHJMluWXZez2vt S7OpYwMi38rrqo
RpOWtnRiT4ebJXHtzXVHQUO3xvQbOPQEyFN7QbxprF9Lw7AWML NDe53ZB9pQyme2
w2Xc4yt7vqf3DbdrKzJjWIgHfEwgM72iPHKp+9+qHergTQ6OdB v1XsXGhRrE35NF
1KrUaG25BGBwlBgcHPaeEgo3Xt22y8cFyGk7OuqPvTWuQQJ/Nj2G5j6yLI4XfX5R
PQtXiiY8SuA/Ohkj3y76U49EJhk1RKppHKuB1k7JpxE0Tt2HkzUfJNhHKbT+vz 4W
2DjirRZXVfkkMRCe2Ovm3wlS+/Cto3rG05cqjSYmeUcErOyFBRIegsA/FvDa6/pc
ijDOvnfL9YAVbqT9h07o1wHZJWWmUfQZgsnNdsvbBk78DriH3b vYJgfv+PCPx4Pg
iAxA3JRWMHHgZZQthXsCqC6feIvWnYf0rhPgTZ4uvXfxQ7Czzu E2C+YoXyUula2Z
/qTyLDYM8Di4YcTxju2HmjEECm88IuFMqLRz/EkmjRHmSarw+sjlkCNno8++4fMm
sQngkaWQwK4gEFWPkmy2
=OR11
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 4FA7A787.3060700@hotmail.com">http://lists.debian.org/4FA7A787.3060700@hotmail.com
 
Old 05-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Mika Suomalainen
 
Default LightDM in Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

07.05.2012 13:04, Ralf Mardorf kirjoitti:
> On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 11:00 +0200, an unknown sender wrote:
>> On 07/05/12 12:57, Jason Hsu wrote:
>>> Has anyone been able to get LightDM to work properly in the
>>> latest release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (201204)?
>>
>> <snipped>
>>
>>
>> This is Debian *not* Mint.
>>
>>
>> Do we post Linux Mint for assistance when Debian breaks or we're
>> too lazy to ask in the right place?
>>
>>
>> Try:- http://forums.linuxmint.com/
>>
>>
>>
>> Kind regards
>
> The problem is that some Mint is based on Ubuntu and some Mint is
> based on Debian. On their homepage there's a huge "block print"
> saying "Debian Powered". Their forums aren't helpful. For me it's
> ok to ask on that list. At the moment I'm testing several distros
> to find some that fit best to my needs. I'll set up a pro audio
> machine. I dropped Mint Lisa on my machine, since it wasn't only
> bad for pro audio usage, it IMO has to much bugs in general. People
> IMO shouldn't use media from computer magazines or editions that
> are only known for their flashy layouts.

Linux Mint has two editions. The normal edition is based on Ubuntu,
but it's still not Ubuntu. The Debian Edition is based on Debian
testing (Wheezy), but isn't Debian either.
Being based on something doesn't automatically make it what it's based
on. They ship different software by default and might have done
multiple changes to the distribution where it's based on.

> You should use a "real" Ubuntu ore a "real" Debian and than ask for
> help on the list that fit to your distro.

Or whatever distribution you want to use. Linux Mint has a mailing
list http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=152&t=73603 .

> Go with Debian stable from the Debian stable media, if the
> software versions do fit to your needs. E.g. does some outdated
> packages anyway fit to new hardware you're using? Go with Ubuntu
> from the Ubuntu Studio media, if you need more up to date packages
> and you want a more reliable distro, but e.g. Debian testing, but
> without Unity.
>
> YMMV!
>
> Ubuntu Studio for example isn't something like Mint, Ubuntu Studio
> are meta packages provided by the Ubuntu repositories, not by third
> party repositories. It's not really a tuned audio distro.
>
> What ever distro you'll use, take care that it has got a large
> community, such as the Ubuntu or Debian community. IOW, even if
> it's not official supported, it shouldn't deviate to the original
> distro by tons of special third party packages, but only be an
> assembly of packages from the original distro.
>
> If you really need a special distro, with a small community, e.g.
> EMC2 to get a CNC machine working, than use a multi-boot. EMC2 for
> the CNC machine and another distro, e.g. Debian stable for your
> averaged computer usage.
>
> If you've got special needs, google for a Linux community sharing
> your needs and ask what distros most of them prefer.
>
> For example http://lmgtfy.com/?q=LightDM+mailing+list On that list
> you could ask if somebody "get LightDM to work properly in the
> latest release of Linux Mint Debian Edition", Arch Linux, Debian
> stable and openSUSE.
>
> Regards, Ralf
>
>


- --
Mika Suomalainen
gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 4DB53CFE82A46728
Key fingerprint = 24BC 1573 B8EE D666 D10A AA65 4DB5 3CFE 82A4 6728
http://mkaysi.github.com/
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v2.0.19 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/

iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJPp61bAAoJEE21PP6CpGcofbkP/jbndLQ65cdAGPnlv0g283gm
3WjKOi1p106mN8acM6kvldbbnhCAIf5WVXYcNowiKXfwo0kzWy UgbPIhlFf+SsV9
iQhs3C/M5LVAcqlh0msjwckN7HJkAtN/S/ynTT+6evQJW6fZxvdMt1IQdQIpX/NG
m3vtQNBelSXqKKyVmbG699VzKbNfJIsJaDHwOtCeWSWVRmgnF4 QtA52eJmh8sHT+
iH0uXXvxlKa+yxflqdQv8iFijX+y7oQS9GbsSWxqceHbuOcPNe 42b/C6ePPqXY7Y
cisqWOr1W1nBD+vxJhM9+qtFTN8GmeDM0+0fQYj5GysHIvY15h ioSwcKx5nBjqip
7ioNQLQm3Wilv6gzajpWiK+ntbPbh4eAJGh8bFY/nEQ+XPhlWregVAMD1INXCYtl
XYxBp+pZtoVpZKFnWgWCuctgFJCozQk/jdKrQxDMSsTfTft/gHcOgZEg1F3GDz9M
nXBFQsMPE1ZweJijZNBMUMaJ2yfkYLxNzhNMIEAjLGqHGYZYGD jcct4qhj2te5gV
CeqJVIcrnd1SpJC4/1FI9mOtL0AWxMoas2/tNcX/I7aosPd7yeyNoEghHV3DHQjZ
u+fv4RsFJ/Ft/xt+gF2UMSKwxGvQIrwHBKuUDVJOnDrizBM/t4yZT4dURF6IdyeS
elXFPu93MgVGr0EHKlfm
=XyP5
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 4FA7AD61.1000808@hotmail.com">http://lists.debian.org/4FA7AD61.1000808@hotmail.com
 
Old 05-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Tom H
 
Default LightDM in Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 6:04 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>
> You should use a "real" Ubuntu ore a "real" Debian and than ask for help
> on the list that fit to your distro.

If you're using Mint because of Cinnamon, you can switch to Ubuntu and
install Cinnamon from a ppa.


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: CAOdo=SwGcT2=xMoYcXhW1BNrBWp=oJ6-JwujgP_OPBOAF-nQ=w@mail.gmail.com">http://lists.debian.org/CAOdo=SwGcT2=xMoYcXhW1BNrBWp=oJ6-JwujgP_OPBOAF-nQ=w@mail.gmail.com
 
Old 05-08-2012, 05:51 AM
Chris Bannister
 
Default LightDM in Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 12:04:20PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> list. At the moment I'm testing several distros to find some that fit
> best to my needs. I'll set up a pro audio machine.

Have you looked at LFS?
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/

Personally, I've always found a Debian base install sufficient, then you
can fine tune, and tailor the system to your needs.

--
"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
Archive: 20120508055101.GB27682@tal">http://lists.debian.org/20120508055101.GB27682@tal
 

Thread Tools




All times are GMT. The time now is 01:10 PM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org