View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mint 7 (Gloria) menu style and options on Ubuntu Jaunty

July 20th, 2009, 11:49 AM

recently i had Linux Mint 7 Gloria (based on Jaunty) installed for a few days. I really loved it the color themes and especially the way the menu was organized. I uninstalled it because i could not get the touchpad working.

Now i want to have the Mint way the menu is organized ?? and possibly the really nice cool mint theme

any idea how to do it

is it possible to have Mint repos accessible on Ubuntu Jaunty


July 20th, 2009, 12:11 PM
One option could be to setup the Mint 7 apt repos in /etc/apt/sources.list and then do

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mintmenu

The repos are

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria main upstream import
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria backport
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria community
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ gloria romeo

July 20th, 2009, 02:11 PM
i need the gpg public key ??
any idea where that is ??

one of the repos seems to be failing after trying apt-get update

July 20th, 2009, 02:50 PM
this the error i get

Fetched 8067B in 5s (1416B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://packages.linuxmint.com gloria Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 3EE67F3D0FF405B2
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

tried apt-get update and get the same error

However it seems i have been able to install the theme and even mintdesktop, from the remaining working repos.

The next question is : which asked me to uninstall ubuntu-desktop

so my machine is still on, not rebooted so am wondering should i undo the install and reinstall ubuntu-desktop i don't want to break this system

July 20th, 2009, 06:06 PM
ubuntu-desktop is just a metapackage that you can reinstall later if you decide you do not want the mintdesktop stuff.

July 20th, 2009, 06:07 PM

want to say

ooooh, i have mint themes - so cool and nice in this hot dry indian summer and jaunty at the back veru nice

July 20th, 2009, 06:15 PM
I'm glad you got it to work. ;)

July 20th, 2009, 06:16 PM
yep, thanks