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Mepis 11 is the Shiznit!!! 
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Post Mepis 11 is the Shiznit!!!
A huge Kudos to the dev team on this one. I've been using Mepis since the 6.5 days and have upgraded to every version since then. Unlike previous versions though, this one actually upgraded my 8.5 install with ZERO configuration on my part. I mean, GIMP kept all my brushes and fonts, all the browsers kept my PAC/Proxy information, my desktop kept the wallpaper, my monitor is showing the correct resolution. Its just all these little things that make "upgrading" a great experience for people like me. Look Ma!! No Hands!!! The way all upgrades should be. I'm talk'n to you, Gates!!!
Now... I just need to find the repos that have Jackd and Ardour....
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Thu May 26, 2011 10:13 am

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My signature has officially been changed!! I made the plunge last night to upgrade my home PC (my digital audio studio, if you will) to Mepis 11. My previous post was my "image tester" PC, which I screw around with just to get a feel before imaging my workhorses. In this case, I was holding out until someone found a solution to get Ardour working. Thanks to Stevo and team, I have Ardour 100% up and running.

But what else did Mepis 11 bring to the table?

[*]My fonts and video images are a lot cleaner and brighter. Even though its the same resolution, I guess the latest ATI drivers provide a crisper image.
[*]I don't have to press space-bar on startup to select a resolution. Not sure what was up with 8.5... but that was the case.
[*]Startup and shutdown are SOOOO much faster. It's quite awesome, to be honest.
[*]The "Elegance" theme is no longer cutting off the logoff/shutdown menus. In 8.5, they weren't scaled right or something.
[*]KDEnlive preinstalled is a great plus. This app always gave me problems on setup in the past.

So far, minus the Ardour workaround, I've installed Jackd, Avidemux, Jamin, Kino, Ktorrent, XCFA, KID3, and DeVeDe without one single dependency issue... and some of these apps kept their settings from what I had in 8.5 (GIMP, KTorrent). I couldn't ask for a better build and am quite happy with the results (so much so, I had to post this).

Great work, guys!!

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how did you "upgrade"? did you install while preserving the home partition?
after booting into the new installation, did the taskbar (Kicker) retain the theme it used in 8.5?, or did it use the mepis11 theme?, or did it crash? from what i read of your post, i got the impression that installing while preserving the home directory did not give you any problems at all.
please elaborate


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Nice lively testimonial, thanks! I have added it to those showing up randomly on mepis.org

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robert1 wrote:
how did you "upgrade"? did you install while preserving the home partition?
after booting into the new installation, did the taskbar (Kicker) retain the theme it used in 8.5?, or did it use the mepis11 theme?

Yes, I preserved my home drive on install. The taskbar placement and size and the theme were also retained on logon. It really was a hands off upgrade for the most part.
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Nice lively testimonial, thanks! I have added it to those showing up randomly on mepis.org

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Going from 8.5 to 11 -- Did you just change the repository list from the 8.5 list to the 11 list?

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Topher wrote:
Going from 8.5 to 11 -- Did you just change the repository list from the 8.5 list to the 11 list?

Not sure I'm following the question here. If the question is whether or not I simply updated the sources list to upgrade Mepis and all its apps, then no. I burned the DVD ISO, booted to LiveDVD, and executed the install. The sources list was updated as part of the imaging thereafter.

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Newb question: How did you preserve the home partition? How did you upgrade without formatting?

Oh, and +1 to TS. Mepis rock! :number1:


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jeidern wrote:
Newb question: How did you preserve the home partition? How did you upgrade without formatting?


During the install there is an option to preserve (re-use) the /home partition.

From the manual:
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Page 2b (Preferences): Check “Preserve data in /home” if you are doing an upgrade and already have data in an existing home partition; note that this option is not recommended.


FYI - Most people warn against doing this, especially moving from Mepis 8 or lower to 8.5 or 11. Since the KDE 3.5.x and 4.x configurations are quite different. But, if you are upgrading from 8.5 or higher you should be okay using that option. There are a few of us (me included) that use this feature a lot.

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