sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
2. Not sure. Most distros are switching to Pulseaudio, so I am lost now. Alsa isn't used by default. Try switching to pulseaudio in the sound settings.
P.S. I know that it's only a RC but working with this distro has been a real pleasure so far anyway. These are minor quibbles that don't make the OS unstable or unusable in any way. Basically one of the criteria I judged all the distros by was how little (or how much) configuration they require. Not because I couldn't ask or figure out how to configure them but because it just goes to show how much thought and work has been put into relieving clueless users of major pains. ^^
Since you are using the nvidia driver, the nvidia-settings tool is the easiest way to make the res/refresh rates stick
I am completely lost with pulseaudio. I haven't learned to configure it yet. I have been used to configuring alsa. You might get some better help with it if you make a separate post in the hardware section.
The deskbar window moving is weird. Do you have compizconfig-settings-manager installed? There are several window related options there to set window positions, etc. You might try playing with that. Compiz can cause all sorts of things to go haywire.
Option "TwinView" "False"
Option "DynamicTwinView" "false"
xrandr --refresh 75
Lim-Dul wrote:4. The LiveCD usplash was working perfectly - I checked the parameters on my monitor and it was running in 1280x1024 mode. However, after I installed NVIDIA drivers I get a black border around the loading screen - it is centered and the screen is running at 1280x1024 but the image itself is too small. I tried editing usplash.conf (which appeared to be setup correctly) and running update-initramfs -u but that didn't help. Lowering the resolution only made usplash move to the upper left corner... Adding the vga=795 parameter in grub.conf only made the text-mode boot sequence display correctly.
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Virtual 1024 768
ed@Mint wrote:you can install the 'msttcorefonts' packages to get some of the main MS fonts
There's no way to make sudo behave as UAC. Disabling sudo password is a bad idea and goes against UNIX philosophy, but you're the end user so it's your choice...
As we use the ubuntu repos, software requests have to be made upstream. However, we will add third party softwares in our software portal soon. So it's likely we have more recent versions for softwares like games. Stay tuned.
On a side note, i personally wish that as few as possible commercial software will make it in Linux.
I don't like Wine, i prefer to encourage use and enhancement of OSS.
This said, enjoy Linux Mint and welcome aboard. :)
Lim-Dul wrote:I think disabling sudo passwords goes more against some distros' philosophy but otherwise I'd sit on the root account or simply use su all the time and THAT is not the way to go.
Sooo... How and where exactly are Ubuntu repository requests made? =)
I don't know if Linux will ever be able to achieve a break-through by relying only on OSS... I mean - if you like it or not, major corporations are where the money is although I'm more of a lefty myself (which isn't to say that I dislike open market economy - we Poles went through communism after all). =)
Will have to switch back to Vista soon, however, since I have some work-related stuff to do. =)
//192.168.1.3/lim-dul /media/NSLU2 cifs auto,uid=1000,gid=1000,username=myusername,password=mypassword,file_mode=0700,dir_mode=0700,iocharset=utf8 0 0
//192.168.1.3/lim-dul /media/NSLU2 cifs auto,uid=1000,gid=1000,credentials=~/.credentials,file_mode=0700,dir_mode=0700,iocharset=utf8 0 0
//192.168.1.3/lim-dul /media/NSLU2 cifs auto,nounix,uid=1000,gid=1000,credentials=/home/lim-dul/.credentials,file_mode=0770,dir_mode=0770,iocharset=utf8 0 0
Lantesh wrote:Ok in getting Elyssa Stable set up I realized that my above statement was incorrect. The virtual resolution setting in xorg.conf only changes the logon screen res. To change the res on the Mint progress bar screen install the program "startupmanager". It's a GUI, and it has a res setting that effects this boot screen. I changed mine to 1024 x 768, and the black borders are gone. It looks much better.
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