Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

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Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby sam2fish on Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:46 pm

I started in computers back in the latter 80's. From 286,s with dos 5.0, and eventually windows after.

I am dual-booting this MSI laptop with win7pro, and Linux Mint 9 (gnome).

I ran PClinuxOS-kde4 for some time, but some things just weren't working. Never liked Gnome from years ago...but this new Mint-Gnome is quite good.

Here my built-in mic works for the first time... seeing I use Skype..! Plus here my "Fn down-&-up buttons" on my laptop gives me a gui.

Really liking my experience here so far. Better than unbuntu for sure.

Just playing, but this is my desktop so far..
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:12 pm

Welcome sam2fish. The desktop looks cool. :wink:
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby dawgdoc on Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:44 pm

Welcome Sam

Glad you have joined the community. Is that one of your favored fishing lakes as your desktop?
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby sam2fish on Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:52 pm

dawgdoc wrote:Welcome Sam

Glad you have joined the community. Is that one of your favored fishing lakes as your desktop?



Thanks for the welcome. Finding Mint quite easy to use.

That background is a old one from Interfacelift. Though I do fish in several of the many lakes north of my city of Saskatoon.

A bit off subject... For rod+reel casting, using the new FireLine (fused crystal) 20-lb test. It's 20-lb test but has the limb of a 4-lb test. That means it can be used for catching small fish even though it's 20-lb test. Yet I can bring in a 10-lb northern pike without having to play him out first.

...now back to the normal programming...
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby jesica on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:59 pm

Welcome to the forum :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:32 am

sam2fish wrote:A bit off subject... For rod+reel casting, using the new FireLine (fused crystal) 20-lb test. It's 20-lb test but has the limb of a 4-lb test. That means it can be used for catching small fish even though it's 20-lb test. Yet I can bring in a 10-lb northern pike without having to play him out first.

...now back to the normal programming...

Unfortunately I do not fish enough to be into the good stuff. Some of my gear was my grandfather's and father's and is from the early 60's.

My last fishing "trip" was to a local farm pond and I was bank fishing from the levee. Mostly I was catching bream (bluegill/panfish) and small bass on an ultralight spinning rig with 4 lb test. I did catch a 7 lb white catfish on one of my set out poles, it took 10 minutes to land him. At the time I didn't know anything about the state records and did not consider looking because I knew records for blue catfish and channel cats would be from 70 to 120 pounds. But if it was a white catfish, and not an albino, it was about 6 pounds above the current record. :(
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby Oscar799 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:39 am

Hello sam2fish,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
For real-time help there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint

We have a huge thread for desktop screenshots here -> viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10828&start=3900
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby tdockery97 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:49 pm

dawgdoc wrote:But if it was a white catfish, and not an albino, it was about 6 pounds above the current record. :(

Oh noooooooooooooo. :shock:
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby sam2fish on Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:48 pm

Really liking this forum so far. You "guys" seem great. The last thing a new-comer wants to see is RTFM.

I've been a hardcore PCLinuxOS for the last two years. But man..... this variant of Ubuntu just simply kills! This Mint-9-gnome is definitely faster than PCLinuxOS-kde-4xx. Not a good advertisement for KDE.

Hope to get it all tweaked to my liking in the next couple of days.

P.S. Tried the ver-10 rc. Still a bit buggy. Though win7 on my tower automatically saw my laptop in Linux. THAT is a first...!
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby tdockery97 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:33 pm

Yep. Once you try Mint you'll never go back. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby Anutesyn on Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:10 pm

Welcome! The desktop reminds me a little of PClinuxOS :lol:
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby sam2fish on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:52 pm

tdockery97 wrote:Yep. Once you try Mint you'll never go back. :mrgreen:


I would not of said this a week ago, but I think you're right. Ubuntu-10 is not as good as Mint-9.

I'm a tweaker/hacker, not a script-editor, packager, or programmer. I like to make the OS to my liking...looks/drivers/software, then enjoy it. Why I didn't find this OS before i don't know...life I guess.

I will stick around, and even donate in the near future.....
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby tkleehamer on Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:40 pm

Hello sam2fish:
I am interested in trying Mint (or loading Ubuntu) on my MS-163k laptop and noticed that you have the same system. I was wondering where you found linux drivers or if Mint/Ubuntu just seemed to have the drivers to recognize everything.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Hi to all..! New to Linux Mint

Postby sam2fish on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:02 am

tkleehamer wrote:Hello sam2fish:
I am interested in trying Mint (or loading Ubuntu) on my MS-163k laptop and noticed that you have the same system. I was wondering where you found linux drivers or if Mint/Ubuntu just seemed to have the drivers to recognize everything.

Thanks for your help.


I was gone for some time. Did you get it all working?

For me on my laptop, it all just worked. I had to pick which wireless connection I was, and bingo, I'm on the net... :)
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