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It relies on it

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Under Mint-X icons, the "Important" note says, "Always install the Mint-X icon set with at least one colored icon set as it relies on it." This is very unclear. Is it trying to say: "If you install Mint-X, then you must install at least one of the colored icon sets (like Mint-X-Orange)", or: "If you install a colored icon set (like Mint-X-Orange), you must also install Mint-X"? (I'm guessing the latter.) Someone who knows, please improve the wording of the note. - dcljr (talk) 17:18, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

You are right, note isn't clear, I modified it (and yes Mint-X set is always needed with colored sets). Francoisd (talk) 17:12, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Some comments

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> It is advised to install x11-libs/gtk+extra and, only with Xorg older than 1.7 version, x11-drivers/xf86-video-modesetting as it makes the Cinnamon experience more complete
my cinnamon with default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop profile really good work without gtk+extra

> x11-terms/gnome-terminal Requires systemd
this is mistake Cronolio (talk) 19:10, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Cronolio,
my cinnamon […] really good work without x11-libs/gtk+extra, very good! When I wanted to get Cinnamon working it was a long process, undocumented, didn't take complete notes about each steps. I think at some time x11-libs/gtk+extra was mandatory. The sentence (didn't write it, and seems to be true) makes the Cinnamon experience more complete is not a requirement, only a suggestion. Again, good thing if x11-libs/gtk+extra can be avoided.
x11-terms/gnome-terminal requires systemd, this is mistake: if systemd is masked, according to Gentoo Without systemd Wiki page, this is not a mistake. I didn't try without masking systemd, can you tell us if you did? Francoisd (talk) 19:17, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Hello Francoisd,
it my settings in make.conf for cinnamon if profile default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop
CINNAMON="-qt -qt4 -qt3support -exceptions -kde -gnome-shell -systemd gtkstyle networkmanager gtk gtk3 gnome-keyring dbus consolekit"
USE="${CINNAMON} ..."
and it in package.use
gnome-base/gvfs -http mtp fuse
x11-terms/gnome-terminal -nautilus
#for work thumbnails in nemo
media-video/ffmpegthumbnailer gnome
--Cronolio (talk) 20:22, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Cronolio you are right, x11-terms/gnome-terminal can be emerged without bringing up systemd, when -nautilus and -gnome-shell "negative" USE flags are set for this package. Good thing, surely usable for other Gnome packages. Francoisd (talk) 11:24, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Services

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I changed the services for OpenRC today (no more consolekit but openrc-settingsd and elogind), deleting the few instructions for systemd —which don't use those services. If someone knows how to deal with services for Cinnamon and systemd, please change the paragraph! Francoisd (talk) 10:08, 11 May 2019 (UTC)