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Postby jfauxy on Sat May 29, 2010 10:59 pm

I barely installed linux mint 9 on my labtop and I'm very intrigued. I like it but I don't know much about it. If someone would like to give me the low down. ( especially on this " terminal" thing.) Drop me a line.
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sat May 29, 2010 11:04 pm

Welcome to the Mint community, hope you like it here and stay a long time.

A good way to learn about Linux and Mint is to browse this forum (and any other forum you may like). You don't have to post anything, just move around and read any topic that catches your eye. If you have specific questions, don't hesitate to ask them. Just follow the forum rules at the top of this section and read the announcement "Before you post, read this" so you will be able to make a useful post.
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby vrkalak on Sat May 29, 2010 11:35 pm

Welcome to LinuxMint and the Mint Forums.

My recommendation is reading the LinuxMint User Guide for your particular version.
Downloaded from here >> http://www.linuxmint.com/

Also, might try reading this >> http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index

What works for Ubuntu, usually works for Mint.
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby mintymintminty on Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:53 am

I'm new here myself but welcome to the forum and have a good time with mint :)
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby jfauxy on Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:20 am

thank you and does anybody know where the games are? I hear that you can get solitaire and others? How do I get them?
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:54 am

Welcome. You can get gnome-games from the repositories, using either Software Manager or Package Manager. Enjoy, have fun.
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby DrHu on Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:23 am

Apart from the games category inside the repository for your version of Mint, there is also general information about games on Linux
--sometimes the games available are already packaged for some Linux distributions like Debian or Ubuntu others (Fedora) etc..
--many times though they are available in source code form, which requires a compile to match your system
http://www.linuxgames.com/

Easiest, if satisfied with selections is to use games as are available from the Mint repositories

There is always, multiboot mode (dual boot) for dos/windows games, if you have many
--and it is possible that older games, for DOS/Windows will run under wine or dosbox or dosemu
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby The Mage on Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:01 am

G'day there,

Linux isn't devoid of games, just lacking in commercial gaming support.

As Linux Mint is derived from and fully compatible with Ubuntu, (which in itself is based on Debian), there is a wealth of information on gaming available.

Other than the Mint forums themselves (start here first), you might find the following links useful.

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=230 An Ubuntu forum gaming thread.

http://www.ubuntugames.org/us A useful thread for gaming with Ubuntu.

http://gwos.org/doku.php/start Originally began as the Ubuntu Gamers Arena site.

There is also getdeb & playdeb, both of which offer software repositories for Ubuntu, but they seem to be down at present. For more info check the following link.

http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/09/0 ... or-ubuntu/

As far as the command line / terminal goes, it can be very confusing at first, but ultimately very useful, (not to mention powerful).

If you do a google search for "linux command line for beginners", you'll find there are many tutorials to help you get started.

Not to mention of course the forums.

There's a lot to learn, you'll find though that there's a lot of very helpful and knowledgeable people willing to help.

Most of all don't be afraid to ask questions.

Enjoy your Linux journey.

Cheers.
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby jfauxy on Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:21 pm

I figured out what emulators are and I need one for nintendo 64 games on coolrom.com. I found one emulator in software manger called "mupen64plus." I installed and now i can't find it on my computer. :( Does anybody know where I should look or is there another one I could try?
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby N64ZeldaFan on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:57 pm

Mupen64plus for Linux Mint is a terminal based interface program, but there is Gui for it.Its called cutemupen.... you do have to find the main files....just search for mupen...
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Re: hello I'm jfauxy

Postby jesica on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:59 am

:mrgreen:

Good day and welcome to Linux Mint,

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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