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Old 07-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Mint 13 and KDE: how to get?


Hi!

I want to install Mint the same way that I installed Debian 6.
WIth Debian I done these steps:
1. Install base system (without desktop)
2. Install x-window
3. Install minimal KDE and tools for building nvidia driver
4. Build nvidia driver.
And I got minimal KDE desktop.

Is this method applicable for Mint?
Does the Mint installer allow me to do this?
Is it possible to start with Mint13 installer (originally with Mate) and switch to install KDE instead of Mate?
Or some other ideas on how to get latest Mint with KDE.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hi there,

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Originally Posted by Teufel View Post
I want to install Mint the same way that I installed Debian 6.
WIth Debian I done these steps:
1. Install base system (without desktop)
2. Install x-window
3. Install minimal KDE and tools for building nvidia driver
4. Build nvidia driver.
And I got minimal KDE desktop.

Is this method applicable for Mint?
I don't see a reason why it should not. IIRC, there used to be a ready-made Mint KDE compilation for some of the previous versions, but I see that it's not available for Mint 13. Maybe later?

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Originally Posted by Teufel View Post
Does the Mint installer allow me to do this?
Is it possible to start with Mint13 installer (originally with Mate) and switch to install KDE instead of Mate?
I don't think so. I guess you'll have to select Mint 13 with one of the available desktops (MATE, Cinnamon or Xfce) and do a standard install of that one. Once it's running, you can select the KDE package from the package manager (kde-full, I suppose) and install that as an additional desktop. After that, you should be able to select KDE from the Mint login screen.

Disclaimer: I never tried that procedure (and have no intention to do so, because I don't like KDE). But that's the way it should work. You know, theory ... ;-)

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Mint is essentially Ubuntu, so you can basically follow these instructions (substituting KDE instead of IceWM): http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal
 
Old 07-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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OK, thanks for the replies!
I'm going to think ...
 
Old 07-08-2012, 05:58 AM   #5
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Mint 13 KDE is supposed be out with the stable release of XFCE. I last heard it should be within the next week or so.

Look here at comment 6 in which clem (lead developer of mint) has replied to a similar question on KDE;
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2077

Hope this info helps

Steve
 
Old 07-18-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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Which Linux Mint to download?
So many choices.
Cinnamon (32-bit) Cinnamon DVD
Cinnamon (64-bit) Cinnamon DVD
Cinnamon no-codecs (32-bit) Cinnamon DVD
Cinnamon no-codecs (64-bit) Cinnamon DVD
Cinnamon OEM (64-bit) Cinnamon DVD
KDE RC (32-bit) KDE DVD
KDE RC (64-bit) KDE DVD
MATE (32-bit) MATE DVD
MATE (64-bit) MATE DVD
MATE no-codecs (32-bit) MATE DVD
MATE no-codecs (64-bit) MATE DVD
MATE OEM (64-bit) MATE DVD
Xfce RC (32-bit) Xfce DVD
Xfce RC (64-bit) Xfce DVD
 
Old 07-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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Depends what you are looking for as they are all different desktop environments. Cinnamon and MATE are both Gnome 3 made to look and feel like Gnome 2 once did, KDE looks like windows, and XFCE is a lightweight desktop environment.
 
Old 07-18-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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Is mate newer than cinnamon?
 
Old 07-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #9
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They are both roughly the same age. MATE is designed to make Gnome 3 look like Gnome 2 did but with the features of Gnome 3 and Cinnamon's purpose is to give a traditional desktop look but much modern look and include different features. I have MATE running as i preferred the old way but i have had Cinnamon installed before and it looks good.
 
Old 07-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #10
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So cinnamon is more like Gnome 3?
 
Old 07-20-2012, 06:03 AM   #11
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Gnome 3 with a traditional looking desktop i.e traditional menu as was in Gnome 2 but with modernized looks and features
 
Old 07-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #12
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I do not have enough screenshots to compare them, which one do you advice me to choose?
 
Old 07-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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Quote:
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I do not have enough screenshots to compare them, which one do you advice me to choose?
You don't have to choose because you can install both. For example, I am running Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE), but I have installed Gnome and XFCE, and I choose which one I want from the menu at the login screen.
 
Old 07-21-2012, 05:24 AM   #14
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Yeah that's true you can install both and try them out, that's the best way to choose, my preference is on MATE though purely because it's similar to the old Linux Mint that i liked.
 
Old 07-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #15
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Can you give me some reasons why should I choose linuxmint instead of ubuntu?
I am wavering between the two.

 
  


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