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by bbardon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Buying a new laptop, have questions on brands...
Replies: 20
Views: 6603

Re: Buying a new laptop, have questions on brands, poss issu

I hear you on the old Thinkpads! My favorite laptop. At your price, I would (and do) eBay a used but recent model Thinkpad. I still like Thinkpads and I don't think Lenovo's are a lot worse than IBM's. The build quality is still there to a large degree, and they are less gimmicky than some consumer-...
by bbardon
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Missing list items in GTK apps
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Missing list items in GTK apps

I'm answering my own post, just so if others have the problem they can search for and find the answer. The nVidia driver, version 96.xx.xx, needs a line added in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. In section "Device" add the line: Option "RenderAccel" "0" Save the file and logout or restart X to get all your text ...
by bbardon
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Missing list items in GTK apps
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Missing list items in GTK apps

Since upgrading using the mintupgrade tool, I am having problems with some GTK apps. Claws-mail and jpilot are not displaying any items in their list boxes, for example, the folders and message list in claws are blank even though there ARE folders and messages, and jpilot shows no calendar items or ...
by bbardon
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 33559

Re: Mint Home Server

I am searching for various GUI for administrating a Linux server. Are you familiar with Webmin? It's a web-based server admin interface, can do almost anything you need to do on a server. There are many plugin modules for Webmin so if it's not in the basic install it can be added right from the Web...
by bbardon
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Importing Linux T-bird Settings into Mint Linux T-bird
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Importing Linux T-bird Settings into Mint Linux T-bird

1) Download the ImportExportTools extension from http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html . It's all you need for moving information in and out of Thunderbird. 2) Don't have that game installed and don't know anything about it, but if it follows the usual convention, there will be a hid...
by bbardon
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Modem dial-on-demand in Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Modem dial-on-demand in Mint?

Apparently there is a way to combine wvdial and pppd to make this happen. The most often-quoted source is David Pashley's Dial-on-demand with wvdial and pppd: http://www.davidpashley.com/articles/wv ... d-dod.html.

I haven't implemented it yet, but will test it in the next week or two.
by bbardon
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Modem dial-on-demand in Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Modem dial-on-demand in Mint?

It should work just fine to dial manually and then use the internet Oh, it does, but this person is a Windows user, and while she is pretty savvy, I'm trying to make the switch as painless for her as possible. Lots of dial-up users use Netzero or Juno in the USA, and they integrate the mail client ...
by bbardon
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: dell inspiron wireless works in ubu not mint
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: dell inspiron wireless works in ubu not mint

Check your kernel versions and the module version. For example, on my laptop: bill@thinkpad:~$ cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.24-16-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008 bill@thinkpad:~$ modinfo -F version ipw2200 1.2.2kmprq If t...
by bbardon
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External Hardware comaptibility
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: External Hardware comaptibility

Nice camera! You will usually be storing your pictures in the camera on an SD or SDHC card. Just about any card reader will work with Linux, so no problems there. (Make sure your cards and card reader are compatible, though!) If the camera includes a cable for downloading directly to the PC, it will...
by bbardon
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Modem dial-on-demand in Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Modem dial-on-demand in Mint?

I've just set up a Mint installation for a dial-up user. I haven't had to use a modem in Linux in a while, but using gnome-ppp is fairly painless. I seem to remember way back in my RedHat 5.1 days, that there was a way to configure auto-dial. So when you start a mail client or browser, the system de...

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