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LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:28 pm
by marcel345
Download linuxmint-15-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso
http://www.linuxmint.de/get/59d86951bf3 ... 95228/1051


can you provide the Cinnamon Desktop for Raspberry? either on Rasbian or LinuxMint Port?
It is the best XP desktop clone.
That makes the Pi useable as Kiosk Desktop.

Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:06 am
by Oakham
Cinnamon is available for ArchLinuxArm so maybe you could try it ?

http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
http://archlinuxarm.org/packages

Cinnamon is not available in official Debian Wheezy or Jessie packages.

Linux Mint is Ubuntu based and Ubuntu do not support. aRMv6 architecture of the Pi.

Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:21 am
by LordSatan
RE:"Linux Mint is Ubuntu based"
Sure, except for the debian based version. Your argument is INVALID. And Raspian is Debian-based which works out just fine since that is the most well known and widely used distro for the Pi. I would love Mint on the Pi.

Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:56 am
by paulwratt
There is now (has been for a while) a version of Linux Mint Debian Xfce for Raspberry Pi, called SolydX RPI
https://solydxk.com/downloads/solydx-rpi/

After Linux Mint droped Xfce support from its official Debian rolling distributions (and Linux Mint KDE), unofficial community editions were put together (Xfce & KDE) originally based on Linux Mint Debian rolling. When it became evident that it was not going to be officially adopted, it evovled into SolydX (Xfce) & SolydK (KDE)

NOTE: Solyd linux (SolydX & SolydK) is based on Debian rolling release, not Linux Mint Mate or Linux Mint Xfce.
A bit of history

You find SolydXK’s roots in another great distribution: Linux Mint.

There were two distributions which I liked very much: Linux Mint KDE and Linux Mint Debian Edition. There were once rumors that the two would merge, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. So, I decided to make my own distribution. First as a tutorial in the forum, but later it became known as “The unofficial LMDE KDE”. When Linux Mint dropped their LMDE Xfce edition, I started that one from scratch and “The unofficial LMDE Xfce” was born.

Both these editions were mainly created with the help of the community. Without them they simply wouldn’t exist. Especially with the Xfce edition where the community decided which software was to be included and which software not. So, these distributions are really community driven.

When it became clear that the unofficial editions were not going to become official I decided to take the next step and let these great distributions stand on their own two feet and the unofficials got their proper names: SolydX and SolydK.

Arjen Balfoort (Schoelje),
14/02/2013
Cheers

Paul

Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:43 pm
by Galtar
I think something just happened to SolydX. It got handed off to the community, no more time to work on the distribution it sounds like. There's one image there now, not sure if it works, haven't tried it yet. The ISO... I'm not sure how to install to RPi from an ISO...

Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:39 pm
by procount
Solydx is available to be installed by PINN. ;)

Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:24 am
by Luke-Hacker
Ubuntu Mate support Raspberry Pi, and LinuxMint is based on Ubuntu, so you might be able to remix those to OS can create your own LinuxMint system for the Raspberry Pi.

Re: LinuxMint on Raspberry PI

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:01 pm
by code_exec
Luke-Hacker wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:24 am
Ubuntu Mate support Raspberry Pi, and LinuxMint is based on Ubuntu, so you might be able to remix those to OS can create your own LinuxMint system for the Raspberry Pi.
This should be possible. Images for Ubuntu MATE and other Ubuntu flavours for the Pi are created using a tool called Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker. This script can only be used to create xenial (16.04) based images (the current LTS version of Ubuntu is 18.04/bionic), but you can easily modify the script so that it creates a bionic image instead of an xenial one. Make sure to get rid of all the PPAs added during the image creation and install the cinnamon-desktop instead of an Ubuntu desktop. You then have an Ubuntu image with the Cinnamon desktop, which is essentially Linux Mint. Enjoy!