Correction: Disabling and re-enabling Mir; Opinion: Release Mir with 13.10

Richard Elkins richard.elkins at
Fri Aug 16 19:34:32 UTC 2013

Sorry.  Enabling is almost the same set of steps: remove the existing 
'#' in step 3 is the only difference.  I must be getting old.  Pity.

Another point from the same 2013-08-15 discussion, I'd still prefer an 
enable=Y/N flag in the file mentioned below.  It's just much clearer in 
terms of intent.  But, I'm okay with what we have.

On 08/16/2013 02:22 PM, Richard Elkins wrote:
> One person (forgot who) was running with Mir for a bit and was unhappy 
> with the experience.  This person did not want to go through the 
> bother of reinstalling their PC with something else + catchup + 
> customizations as they wanted to keep on trying the preview of Xubuntu 
> 13.10.  Maybe someone else feels the same?
> So, based on the collective conversation we had on 2013-08-15, this 
> will let you disable or re-enable Mir:
> Disable:
> 1) Open a terminal window.
> 2) sudo /your-favorite-text-editor/ 
> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/10-unity-system-compositor.conf
> 3) On the line which reads, type=unity, insert an '#' in column 1, 
> making the line a comment.
> 4) Save and exit.
> 5) sudo reboot
> Enabling is almost the same set of steps (put the '#' back in step 3).
> ================================
> Consider this:  It would still be useful to release Mir with 13.10, 
> even if it is turned off (commented out) by default.  Then, 
> adventurous folks could turn it on (enable Mir) and take it out for a 
> spin.
> Eh?
> Counter-arguments?
> Smile and don't forget to have fun this weekend!

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