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by pluraldave
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 1920*1080 resolution
Replies: 11
Views: 2050

Re: 1920*1080 resolution

Sounds more like standard ati underscan. I think you'll want to look at http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Configuring . I would guess the command you want is: sudo aticonfig --set-pcs-val=MCIL,DigitalHDTVDefaultUnderscan,0 If that doesn't help (after reboot?) keep reading from the above link. Alterna...
by pluraldave
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Deleted Linux Mint - Windows 8 won't boot (BOOTMGR missing)
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

Re: Deleted Linux Mint - Windows 8 won't boot (BOOTMGR missi

Yes, unfortunately I ran the two above commands you posted in the /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 partitions. When I look at Gparted, the two partitions (/dev/sda1 & dev/sda2) are in black (broken). I tried running the command as just /dev/sda, but after rebooting, I still get a similar message, "...
by pluraldave
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Deleted Linux Mint - Windows 8 won't boot (BOOTMGR missing)
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

Re: Deleted Linux Mint - Windows 8 won't boot (BOOTMGR missi

Are you saying that you ran sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda1 and then when that didn't work you tried sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda2 ? Please say no... The correct command (assuming the tutorial is right) would have been sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/de...
by pluraldave
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 4836

Re: Please, something that just works!

laofzu wrote: LMDE works fairly well once you figure out how to get your non-supported HP printer set up.


What's the model number? I've never head of support actually being withdrawn for an HP printer before.
by pluraldave
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Repositories
Replies: 3
Views: 2868

Re: Repositories

The LMDE repositories update quite infrequently to increase stability. What you are seeing is normal and you don't have to do anything.
by pluraldave
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: The "Freeze" is coming - what will you do?
Replies: 18
Views: 4482

Re: The "Freeze" is coming - what will you do?

Stick with testing. The real question is what happens when testing becomes stable. we start the adventure once again :D into debian 8? or there was another meaning in your question? Well possibly into 7 and track stable once Gnome-shell is in... but then in 6 months (let alone 2 years) there might ...
by pluraldave
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: The "Freeze" is coming - what will you do?
Replies: 18
Views: 4482

Re: The "Freeze" is coming - what will you do?

Stick with testing. The real question is what happens when testing becomes stable.
by pluraldave
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install on Asus 1000 HE
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Install on Asus 1000 HE

If you hold the Alt key you should be able to drag the installer window upwards in order to see the hidden button(s).
by pluraldave
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: No need updating Mint version
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

Re: No need updating Mint version

This is the sort of situation where a LMDE-stable edition with auto-updating would be useful.
by pluraldave
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: LMDE vs Main
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: LMDE vs Main

I don't see why it's an either/or situation. Install both and see which one you end up using more often.
by pluraldave
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Gnome shell crash (Solved - maybe?)
Replies: 39
Views: 5894

Re: Gnome shell crash (Solved - maybe?)

Gnome doesn't know or care anything about kwrite so it lets you do what you want. Just a theory :) hah :lol: what would we do without kde? apparently the sneaky fix is working :wink: rm ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel Probably. ;) or sneakier: rm ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel mkdir ~/.local/s...
by pluraldave
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keyboard shortcut to lock screen/desktop?
Replies: 4
Views: 38731

Re: Keyboard shortcut to lock screen/desktop?

It's Ctrl+Alt+L, not Ctrl+Shift+L, in both Mint and Ubuntu.

If that still doesn't work you should find a keyboard shortcuts utility in the menu where you can check/define any necessary shortcuts.
by pluraldave
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mint installation computer PROS help URGENT
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: mint installation computer PROS help URGENT

I'd probably try Crunchbang. If that doesn't work then you're probably looking at Puppy or Damn Small Linux.

Not sure about the processor though...
by pluraldave
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you install LM onto a netbook
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: How do you install LM onto a netbook

If you choose the distribution option you would select Linux Mint.

If you've already downloaded the ISO you don't select any distribution, you select the ISO in the appropriate box.
by pluraldave
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mint installation computer PROS help URGENT
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: mint installation computer PROS help URGENT

"Removable devices" usually refers to SD card slots. USB devices are usually listed as a hard drive.

With the Windows error, no idea. As for the distro, what are the specs of the netbook?
by pluraldave
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you install LM onto a netbook
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: How do you install LM onto a netbook

Does LM 9 XFCE automatically support wifi? I remember older versions of LM were impossible to configure wifi or ethernet. You can't assume that an issue with your particular hardware is representative of Mint as a whole. All Mints generally have working networking out of the box, if that isn't the ...
by pluraldave
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you install LM onto a netbook
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: How do you install LM onto a netbook

If you already have an Ubuntu-based installation you can use usb-creator. If you're using anything else Unetbootin works well.

You'll also need to download the Mint 10 LXDE iso.
by pluraldave
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Gnome 3 Review
Replies: 40
Views: 6493

Re: Gnome 3 Review

Freedom 1: Change and configure the software to adapt it to do what you need it to do. You'll say "oh well, you can study the code and...". That's not a valid answer - Except for the fact that it is. Not only is it a valid answer but it is the actual answer. It's why the word source is in...
by pluraldave
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Need an Ipod Replacement - anyone used a Sansa Clip+
Replies: 15
Views: 5372

Re: Need an Ipod Replacement - anyone used a Sansa Clip+

I've got one and wouldn't recommend it. It's cheap because it's poor quality. The clip broke off within days and keeping it in my pocket caused the headphone socket to become loose. As a result sound was intermittent at best and the player became unuseable. These days I just use my Android phone if ...
by pluraldave
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky width and height issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: Conky width and height issue

maximum_width is cropping the side. Not sure what's going on with the bottom, could be as simple as you adding extra information after starting conky but gap_y is the only thing in there to do with height.

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