Correction: Disabling and re-enabling Mir; Opinion: Release Mir with 13.10
richard.elkins at gmail.com
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:
> 1) Open a terminal window.
> 2) sudo /your-favorite-text-editor/
> 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
> Smile and don't forget to have fun this weekend!
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