Dave68 wrote:As has already been said numerous times, "Read, Read and Read Some More".
Ask questions around the forum, but make sure you read the stickies first. There is a lot of information that will help you in the long run. They let you know what most users are looking for.
Always remember that if you have an issue, and you get it resolved:
A) Submit the steps you followed to help resolve the issue.
B) Thank the guys/ gals that helped you.
C) Make sure to go back to your original post and add (Solved) in the Subject line
D) Go further into the Forums and help someone else out.
Linux is a Community of people helping each other.
An old boss of mine had a favorite saying, "Help Me Help You". This little phrase, too me, has a lot of relevance in the Linux Community.
First and Foremost Rule?
vardomescro wrote:It's a whole nother world with Linux. As such, fully expect to go through all the stages of culture shock.
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acein1 wrote:if you try a program and then decide you dont want/need it,dont do what i did
i marked it for complete removall,and it took a lot of other stuff with it,so i had to reinstall "mint"
i think what i sould have done was "mark for removal" intead of "complete removal"
i may be wrong on this, so i hope someone more experienced will offer their advice thanks
ElectricRider wrote:Are you a windows user that wants to try Mint?
If so, I have the Best Advice.
Don't believe Anything you are told! if they tell you it's easy because it has a desktop thats user friendly Don't believe it!
No version of Linux that i have tried resembles anything you have seen in Windows. It's Alien technology. Really.. The Gov made a deal with some Aliens back in 68 and hatched a plot to take over the world by tricking people to use an operating system that will fry your brains. Wait for it .... POP! - There goes another one.
The thing is you cannot think windows style with Mint or any Linux. For instance, with windows when you install a program you KNOW where you are installing it to and you know there will either be a shortcut on the desktop or a shortcut in the Start menu. With Linux, you can look for days and still not find that file (depending on the type of file you installed) You do get some install notes when a program installs but most of the time it doesn't tell you where it installed to or how to access it.You have to really understands the in's and out's of the system to be able to reach a level of competency you had with windows.
I am a new Mint user and this has been my experience. I have a few guides and tutorials and they are poorly written or don't contain much useful information. I will however stick with it because I happen to know for a fact Microsoft will be defeated in the up coming battle between the Multidimensional Polka Queens and the Super Intelligent Quabi Quabi's from Ursa Minor.
You just have to read A LOT and keep on truckin.
Add the following to /etc/modules file:
Note: Try using cpufreqd if cpudyn doesn't work
sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils
sudo cpufreq-set -d 1000000
sudo cpufreq-set -u 1000000
CPU HEAT SENSOR SCREENLETS
Before adding heat-sensing screenlet, add the following commands:
sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
FIXING EXTRENAL DRIVE BOOT PROBLEM ON STARTUP
- Right-click and open file as Admin: root/etc/fstab
- Delete the extra Trekstor (my HDD) info that is launching (from #Entry to before next #Entry, about 3-4 lines)
- Save, close, reboot
PACKAGES TO INSTALL FOR BERYL/EMERALD LOOK
- gnomenu (add ppa:gnomenu-team/ppa in synaptics > settings > repositories > other software > add
MAC DOCKY THING:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docky
To update Docky, if you installed Docky as a package from either the official repositories or one of our PPAs, run:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
APPLICATIONS TO INSTALL
ADDING SYSTEM SOUNDS
Open folder as root and put new folders there
Open in Gnome Menu, not Menu
sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6
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