Debian > Ubuntu > Mint
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 19, 2012
How i need to understand that linux mint is based on ubuntu and ubuntu is based on debian, i want to publish my applications.
I dont know yet that much of open source and free programs, is this something that ubuntu and mint have taken care, and i can just use mint.
Linux Mint Debian Edition
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 1, 2011
I've just installed and been playing around with linux mint debian edition, and wow am I impressed. It certainly lacks a lot of the polish of ubuntu or vanilla mint but it makes up for it in its performance. I don't know why it performs so much better than pretty much every other distro I've tried, especially ubuntu.
For example in ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 the scrolling in firefox with smooth scrolling enabled is horrific and laggy (using catalyst 11.3/11.4 and oss driver.) in LMDE its just as smooth as in windows using both the oss driver and catalyst.
Compiz is generally FAR smoother too. Minimize animtions, general usage, doesn't have some odd artifacts like in ubuntu (in natty all the fade animations have this annoying white flicker)
Boot time is faster, applications launch faster.
Does anyone know what could make stuff like scrolling and compiz so much faster on my machine in this distro? I am quite curious as I have had these issues in other distro's too. Laptop's specs are in
Boot problems with Ubuntu and Ubuntu/Debian derivatives eg Mint etc.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 21, 2012
Hello All,Can't seem to fully boot into Ubuntu or other distros based on Ubuntu/Debian.This includes any live versions or other installation methods.I get as far as the row of 5 small dots that light one after the other.This goes on for several minutes then it all freezes even my hdd shows no sign of activity.I don't have any problems with Fedora or Mandriva based distros, or any other types,just seems to be any distros based on Ubuntu/Debian.
The problem is the same if i use WUBI.
Running a DELL Inspiron 2200.
Copy working Ubuntu/Linux Mint wifi drivers to Debian.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 18, 2013
I have a Linux Mint laptop with working WIFI and I want to install debian but I do not know how to install the Realtek WIFI drivers which can be found here: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...oads=true#2292
So, if someone could explain how to install drivers on Linux, I would appreciate it. OR if you could take a look at my lspci of my WIFI card and tell me which Realtek open source/generic will work in Debian.
here is the lspci of my wifi card:
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
If you can tell me the generic then I would be happy to get it from synaptic in Debian instead of messing around with proprietary drivers. Then again, It would be a good exercise to learn how to install drivers
Which is the best? X/K/Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Slackware, Fedora, SUSE or any other
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 17, 2009
Which is the best? X/K/Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Slackware, Fedora, SUSE or any other. Anybody with short and objective pros and/or cons of any of these please post them. Thanks!
Out of the box desktop effects; Debian vs. Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse...
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 28, 2007
Ok, this is a direct reflection of my inexperience with Linux and having to really deal with video card issues. Question is, when I run Ubuntu Feisty/Gutsy, Fedora 8, Mandriva 2008, SuSE 10.3, PCLOS, Mint (maybe others I can't think of) I have desktop effects out of the box without doing anything with my video drivers. When I installed Debian, I again did nothing with my video drivers and everything worked except after installing Compiz-Fusion I get an error "No compositing line" (verbage is from memory) and desktop effects are not possible.
Now, with that said, I did attempt at installing the ATI binary driver which did not work, crashed my xorg. After more investigation I learned that my card is not supported (ATI Radeon Mobility 9200).
What I am trying to understand is why do the forementioned Distros work with Compiz but Debian does not? looking at /etc/X11/xorg.conf, I really see no difference in the drivers section from one to the other. Only noticeable differenc
Ubuntu, Debian, openSuse, fedora, which one?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 23, 2011
I don't know whether this is the right place or not,
I have been using Ubuntu from 7.04
due to tons of reasons I am looking for a new distribution,
my first options are Debian, fedora and openSuse,
now I am NOT asking for a COMPLETE compare here,
but something to help me to decide to choose the best option,
Here some things must be considered:
- I have a slow Internet connection, So I need something that need less download (after installation), I mean easy portability is important to me.
- I cant buy any CD(s) while I am in my country (Iran)
- I have a big Debian/Ubuntu repository for myself that I have downloaded it in years
- good default music and video codec support are important too
I really appreciate if any body can help me too choose the best decision
What is the difference between Ubuntu/Debian packages and Redhat/Fedora packages?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 9, 2012
I don't fully understand what I am talking about, but what is the difference between .deb packages and .rpm packages? Are they essentially the same files inside a different "wrapper"?
Like if there hypothetical is a program called "Dictionary" which contains 4 files (I'm just talking hypothetically) and you download a package called dictionary.deb and install it.
Then you also have a Fedora machine and then you download dictionary.rpm
Would the contents be the same?
Sorce based distro (gentoo) Vs Binary based distro(fedora, debian,..)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 8, 2007
I am a aspiring system administrator. I have used fedora & ubuntu for some time(3 yrs totally) now. And i pretty much familiar with ways of redhat & ubuntu. I have searched the internet & gone through gentoo web-site. But i find mixed reviews about gentoo. By using gentoo, will it contribute to my goal of becoming a great sys admin. I know a distro can't teach lots of things. I don't like binary based distro(fedora), b'cos they develop lots of scripts to automate things a lot, thus hiding a lot about the software from the end user. Which i feel is not good for a sysadmin.
why fedora render faster than debian based?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 19, 2011
with kdenlive..., i dont know why but fedora 15 render 200% faster than debian based (in this case elementary os or ubuntu). I.E.:
HD 720 4000k WEBM takes (in fedora) 20 secs
HD 720 4000k WEBM takes (in debian based) 10 or 15 mins
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