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Brand Spankin New to Mint

Postby morbid_bean on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:57 am

Names James,

I from Colorado, and currently work in End User support for DHS.... been using Ubuntu Linux off and on since 2005, with the occasion of testing and playing with various Live CD's ( PC Linux, DSL, Fedora, Knoppix, Puppy, PLHAK, and the list goes on). Linux has seemed to be a love/hate thing with me... I can install it and use it for a few months then I always have some stupid reason to go back to windows. I still love my Windows 7 PC for gaming, but that soon may change with the support of STEAM on the way!....

Currently I am running Mint 13 XFCE on:
Dell Optiplex GX260
Pentium 4 2.4GHz
1GB Ram
40 GB HDD

Seems to run Acceptable on the default install using 2GB of SWAP, but that may change...

Anyhow... HELLO and I look forward to asking noob questions as I continue to explore the world of linux and absorb more knowledge...
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Re: Brand Spankin New to Mint

Postby wyrdoak on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:05 am

Welcome aboard! Here's an Idea if you feel froggie, why not compress a swapfile on your ram with the zram module in the kernel. It will still go to your swap partition as needed but it sometime helps make things a bit snappier. Have a look and see what you think http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/150355/#p150355


I'm using it on my netbook with Xfce
-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 3.2.0.57-generic(i686)
SolydX (32bit)
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Re: Brand Spankin New to Mint

Postby morbid_bean on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:51 am

wyrdoak wrote:Welcome aboard! Here's an Idea if you feel froggie, why not compress a swapfile on your ram with the zram module in the kernel. It will still go to your swap partition as needed but it sometime helps make things a bit snappier. Have a look and see what you think http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/150355/#p150355


I'm using it on my netbook with Xfce




Oh awesome!... Never heard of it, but it does look interesting... I might have to take this for a spin....

Thanks!
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Re: Brand Spankin New to Mint

Postby The-Wizard on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:51 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: Brand Spankin New to Mint

Postby jesica on Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:39 am

Hallo!

Goo day and welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. :mrgreen:

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Re: Brand Spankin New to Mint

Postby xenopeek on Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:48 pm

Hi James, welcome to the Linux Mint forums :D Thanks for joining the forums!

Be sure also to check out the Community website (tutorials, hardware and software reviews, ideas). You can also chat in real-time with other Linux Mint users. In the Mint Menu, in the Internet section, start the application XChat IRC. You will automatically get connected to #linuxmint-chat for general chat and #linuxmint-help for support with other Linux Mint users.

Have fun with Linux Mint.
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