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the help is rapdily diminishing

Postby blacklinux on Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:04 pm

Ok - I see myself and numerous otther new people here that are begging for help. I sent many people that are serious linux people to Mint. they had issues. when I first arrived here a few weeks ago the forum was slower than ubuntu's but seemed more sincere and helpful. However, I have seen the help rapidly deteriorate around here and it also seems very timely in relation the the now paid tech help that is being sold.

I do not see this as a very good way to get serious new people into linux and especially mint.

I have tried 2 times now to get sound and wireless working and another issues. I finally got wireless; but no sound - notta.

may have to go back to Ubuntu even though I'd rather use Mint although i cannot along with other people get it working half correctly even mostly and not even all the way....

This is very disheartening....I just wish the people here good luck all the way around - i.e. the developers, and especially the people trying so very hard to get stuff running.

just my 1/2 cent.
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Postby clem on Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:47 am

It's like everything. When there was 30 active people on the forums I could help every single one of them, now that's there's 100 I don't have time to answer all the posts... and Yes, that's also why there's paid support, for people to jump the queue and get "all" their questions answered.

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Postby npap on Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:14 am

Hello Blacklinux
It is an expected situation when the number of new Mint users is increasing so fast.
I agree with you. There should be more support offered to new- comers, especially.
But of course, this can't be done by a single person. I myself have been trying to offer as much knowledge as I have, which is not much, because I have plenty of spare time and like to help others since others have helped me.

So , maybe this is the time and place to make a suggestion:
Let us have an organized support group ; dedicated, experienced volunteers.

Regards,
Always willing to help as much as I can. :)
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Problems?

Postby euthypro on Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:24 am

Hello, blacklinux.

Just like you, I'm a newbie, and by coincidence, I've used Macs for many years. While that gives me an excuse for not knowing much about Linux, It doesn't excuse me from making my own efforts to learn before begging for help, or for rudely and inarticulately demanding assistance.

I started using Mint two months ago. I don't use it because it's pretty. I use it because it works. If Ubuntu worked better, I'd use Ubuntu. I have a hard time understanding why you uninstalled a perfectly working OS, just so you could come here and princess, unless you just want attention.

Yes, I had problems. I had no sound, no wireless, bad resolution, and couldn't mount my Windows HD to read and write. All of them were solved by searching in the forums, mostly Ubuntu's. Didn't even need to ask a single question. I started by realizing that I'm not unique or special, and that others have had the same problems before and solved them. I am grateful to all those who shared their solutions, and left them for me to find.

As it is, you may find a better reception for your questions if you stop acting like a petulant child.

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Postby gabhla on Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:31 pm

This issue is neither new nor unique to Linux Mint. I've used Linux for over three years now (and still consider myself a newbie); but have participated on several distro forums and have learned tons by just reading.

Also, these "helpers" get paid zero, they do it because they actually want to help.
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Postby mumbo719 on Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:03 am

TROLL ALERT!
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Postby buster on Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:46 pm

Sometimes a search on the Ubuntu forums will come up with a solution to a problem for the newbie because Mint is so close to Ubuntu.

Or we as 'helpers' could direct a newbie to a thread in Ubuntu where the same problem was solved.

And sometimes we could admit that we're stumped.
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:05 pm

buster wrote:Sometimes a search on the Ubuntu forums will come up ...
with interesting results :wink: Look here:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... =8965#8965

If my guess is right then he already was on the Ubuntu forums and behaved the same way as he did here. What's next? Mepis? Fedora? SuSE? :lol:
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Postby npap on Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:26 pm

Good Evening Scorp,
How are you?
Now that I found you, can I get some help? I downloaded flightgear with Synaptic but where did it go? I can't find it. :?
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flightgear

Postby Hiko96786 on Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:28 pm

Aloha,
You installed it and now can not fin dit in the menus? Perhaps try flightgear from the command line?
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Re: the help is rapdily diminishing

Postby scorp123 on Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:48 pm

npap wrote:I downloaded flightgear with Synaptic but where did it go? I can't find it. :?
The search function is your friend :wink:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... =3013#3013
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... =3018#3018

But to make it short: What you are looking for is this:
Code: Select all
/usr/games/fgfs


As for creating a shortcut e.g. on your desktop, please have a look at the two old forum posts above :wink:
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Postby npap on Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:12 pm

Thanks, Scorp.
I will do what you suggested.

EDIT. OK! Now I can fly. Will my grandson have fun with this! :lol: :lol:
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Postby buster on Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:01 pm

" If my guess is right then he already was on the Ubuntu forums and behaved the same way as he did here. "

Very interesting link scorp123.
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Postby pr3@ch3r on Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:47 am

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Postby Husse on Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:59 am

Hi npap
Nice to see that I'm not alone here in the age where you have grandsons :)
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Postby npap on Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:14 am

Hello Husse,
I'm glad that I have some company here. I, as a matter of fact, have two grandsons and a grand daughter.
I am trying to stay young though. Keeping active and in touch with people, even in the forum, is a good way. :)
And thinking young is very helpful. I believe that life is too precious and too short to waste our time taking everything too seriously.

Greetings from an old friend. :)
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Postby Husse on Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:22 am

Hi npap
Agree. Thre grandsons 6, 12, 20 and a granddaughter 15
but I have a few years before retirement
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Postby mumbo719 on Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:58 pm

9 month old grand daughter here. I stay young (and poor) with my 14 month old daughter :D
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