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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby kenshinpriest on Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:48 pm

:D hello everybody

I just instaled mint in mine pc I will tell you this is not minefirst time whit linux eviroment but this is by far the most amazing linux distro ever I prove I not expert but is doing great to me

mine quuestion is I dont have internet conection on mine pc so I use ciber cafes to download everything. I download some pakege for getdeb but in the most cases not all the OS tell me that I need some adicional pakeges to istall those I try to dowload this aditional pakages but when I try to install using deb manager show me in red a mesage and the instalation dont go further so is some way to download this pakages from some source to let me isntall or if there are other way to install

I dont have internet in mine pc this is way a can´t doing just for atualization

any help will be grate thanks
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Re: Different desktop version CDs are the same?

Postby wjbite on Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:45 am

I decided to try Mint on two machines.
I wanted Gnone for my desktop and XFCE for a really old laptop that has low capabilities.
I downloaded the xfce disk image and checked the checksum - GOOD.
I started to download the Gnome disk image and found that the checksum for both disks is that same.
Can that be so?
Also, whilst registering for this forum, I found that the forum software handles passwords in "clear text".
I would appreciate a warning about passwords not being secure. Is there a special place to request administrative things like that?

Thanks for the work all have put into this distro.
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Re: Different desktop version CDs are the same?

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:18 pm

wjbite wrote:I decided to try Mint on two machines.
I wanted Gnone for my desktop and XFCE for a really old laptop that has low capabilities.
I downloaded the xfce disk image and checked the checksum - GOOD.
I started to download the Gnome disk image and found that the checksum for both disks is that same.
Can that be so?
Also, whilst registering for this forum, I found that the forum software handles passwords in "clear text".
I would appreciate a warning about passwords not being secure. Is there a special place to request administrative things like that?

Thanks for the work all have put into this distro.

The checksum should not be the same.
LinuxMint-5-r1.iso md5sum:
b19dd5164828c9725b30fb6394ce29f2

LinuxMint-5-XFCE.iso md5sum:
6b9f579f207d1bf6f0f2271c4a2a47bd

You must have not used the correct file for the second checksum.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby neilsequeira on Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:30 am

Thanx for the pdf guide buddy. i always love organised docs. Simply Great. Just like you read my mind. :D :)
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby phaulynn on Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:29 am

greetings,
I have just loaded up Mint and I already like it. I came over from MW (i no longer say the name) because of various problems including virus attacks.
Do i need protection whilst surfing etc. using Mint.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby DCFC79 on Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:24 am

Do i need to use an md5 error checker with linux mint,
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby ronnoc on Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:07 pm

phaulynn wrote:Do i need protection whilst surfing etc. using Mint.


Welcome to Mint! And no you shouldn't need virus protection for Mint. Some people here use it as a courtesy to stop from spreading infections to their MS neighbors, but again that is just as a courtesy. Personally, I like not having my computer slow down to a crawl like it did when using MS and McAffee.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby Birlindo on Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:07 am

thanks a lot for this helpful topic
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby tibzz on Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:33 pm

hi, i have just installed linux mint last night and am having a problem with the mouse locking up. it will take a while befor it dose so first but will do it more regualy after restarting. could this be beacous i am using a wireless mouse or are there drivers i need to install

also my daytek (old tube) monitor isnt showing up, is there anythink that can help for this. thanks
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby JohnS on Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:17 pm

is there a "troubleshooting" guide for instaling Elyssa

This topic is not covered in the user guide.

I know I'm very new to Linux (Ex- MS user)

So I took the Advice of this Guide step bye step

I read every page and installed right along with

documented every step......and ran Elyssa for about two days

and nothing but problems so i started looking else where...

i thought maybe the memory is bad or the hard disk is a MS product

Idont know what to do

I D/l Felica and Elyssa.iso to a Xp Sp2 good computer from work

but not real sure how to use Md5Sum Checker that i d/l....

i thought i got it but is it case sensitive?

Becuase if it is the numbers dont match

Do you see my queastion?
A Windows user will not endear himself by bringing his habitual attitudes over to Linux, to put it lightly....The Newbie with His Foot in His Mouth
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby kmoffat on Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:52 am

Beginners.... 2 n's.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby korn0413 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:23 pm

Awesome guide, thanks for the post, I havent installed just yet, but now Im 100% sure I'll be off and running in no time. :D
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby jaap on Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:25 pm

belovedmonster wrote:If you are new to Mint or Linux in general and want a simple user guide on how to use and install Mint without all the confusing jargon then please consult our User Guide:
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/ ... /EN-v1.pdf

If you ask a question which is already covered in the guide you will simply be recommended to download the guide, so you are speeding up the process if you just read it in the first place. Although if something in the guide fails to make sense to you or you want more explanation then don't hesitate to ask it here on the forums, we will do our best to help you.

Welcome to the Linux Mint Community. 8)


Hi,

I would like to translate and distribute such User Guide to portuguese. May I? After translated, should I submit for revision of someone else?

Rgds,

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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby OrangeCrate on Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:15 am

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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby spider on Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:32 pm

Hi, I read your information to help people. I downloaded the user guide but it only is for Linux Mint "Elyssa" I have Felicia

does it matter?

ohh, if you get the same message i sent... wasn't sure if i did it right or not because i saw your name in my out box and it seems i maybe having problems sending out e-mail or not.

Thanks again!

spider :)
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby sonnyrme on Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:55 pm

I could be late or a novice. I read this , clicked the link 7 read it using acroread (Acrobat) he says he is using kpdf. I had no problem. I am using Felica.
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby Memoox on Sun May 17, 2009 11:42 pm

ok i must say

Linux Mint has saved my life so many times now that i'm really greatfull for the distro, it rocks

really easy to use too
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby kavjit on Wed May 20, 2009 2:48 am

Can u please help me??
Can i know how to install the software "ktouch" using the terminal??
I need the commands and all of that :D :roll:
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby SoConfused on Thu May 21, 2009 2:00 pm

Can someone tell me which version of 6 is best for my system? I tried downloading LinusMint 6 Universal, md5 and Infrarecorder and I'm having problems. I downloaded from the torrent, installed md5, but the commands don't work in the terminal window. I don't get anything, it justs sits there. I shut the system off and tried to enter bios, but f1 and f2 don't work. It just takes me to the login screen. Infrarecorder showed my Memorex CD-r as no good, so I'm going to order a CD instead.

Also, I would like to be able to run Avermedia Ultra Hybrid USB PCTV, USB dongle, etc. Not sure if all the versions would support these, just a few or none at all.

Thanks so much in advance for the help. I'm using Xandros on another system and it's lightening fast compared to this beast.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer eMachines, Inc.
System Model Imperial
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2591 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix 6.00, 9/16/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.31
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
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Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 21.02 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 625.10 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Postby SoConfused on Thu May 21, 2009 4:14 pm

Thanks or responding
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