Originally Posted by EntTheGod
no, was a mint channel in their own irc server... had to get the server/channel off their community site
and ok... thats still hours of downloading an iso, and i dont want VM software on my desktop at home
this is interesting, i went to their "irc" channel on spotchat, that is listed on linux mint site on contact us page, it took me to :
i said hello, several said hello back, the first question i asked was:
does anyone use Linux mint debian edition? i have a few questions about it.
about a half dozen chimed up and said yes, and then told me i should check out:
#linuxmint-debian instead of the #linuxmint-help channel.
i asked the same question i got for responses:
what repositories does LMDE use?
uses debian testing repo's, and a special linux mint repo:
# Default LMDE repositories
debian main upstream import
testing main contrib non-free
testing/updates main contrib non-free
testing main non-free
you can add any debian repositories you come across, they are compatible, might have issues if you use any ubuntu repositories, they are not always binary compatible.
what kernel does lmde use?
is that the debian testing kernel?
yes, it is the current testing kernel.
after that, i went back into the linuxmint-help channel, spent a few hours watching them there, they helped about 15 people who came in with different level of problems, from installing flash to the hdmi being used instead of the sound card. they seemed pretty knowledgeable i threw some noob questions at them, and they were able to answer it with in reason, without resorting to things like "use google" or relying solely on a gui, a lot of the information i received and was given out were terminal instructions.
i'm sure the level of help is different for different parts of the day, later tonight if i'm bored, i might go back in there, and see how it is, but right now, i'm not actually sure what your initial problem was, as i was able to get help and my questions answered quickly and with the required information
all in all, i would say lmde is debian squeeze/testing, with mintmenu and their theme. the core of it just screams to me "debian" and using it does as well. its fairly nice, not something i would use, but might be less intimidating to someone who wants to use debian.Edited by Transhour - 4/16/11 at 5:07pm