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by drewdlekins
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How To Upgrade Freshly Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 15>16 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: How To Upgrade Freshly Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 15>

This was written by Clem, the creator of Mint: [url]http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2[/url] The Cons of upgrading your mint system like you have (the package method) include "Unreliable", "Risky" and "Complicated" as seen in that article. The black screen you have will be due to issues...
by drewdlekins
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mir or Wayland in Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 2015

Re: Mir or Wayland in Mint

Xorg forever, no intel deveoped or unity optimized mobile device focussing display servers which aim at killing linux on the desktop will be used on my systems, even if I have to abandon linux H. X is really really dated and there good things in Wayland and Mir to help the linux community as a whol...
by drewdlekins
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!
Replies: 104
Views: 31812

Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

It seems to be confusion over methods. Here is Clem's response. http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/11/answering-controversy-stability-vs-security-is-something-you-configure/ Yep. Exactly this. Although I was less kind, and thus I think I had my post removed because I called the offending Ubuntu dev...
by drewdlekins
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

There is an article out by a Ubuntu Developers, who say that Linux Mint Is a Vulnerable System. Is this true? By the way the new release is great. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-Developers-Say-that-Linux-Mint-Is-a-Vulnerable-System-401007.shtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter They'...
by drewdlekins
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New PC hardware compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

Re: New PC hardware compatibility

Everything is subjective of course, but one thing I can promise is that you'll be needing a very recent kernel for the Haswell-based Core i5. My partner has an Acer with an Ivy Bridge i5 that hangs up after a few minutes run time when you boot it with the LMDE install image (which ships with a 3.2.x...
by drewdlekins
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon 2 Laggy
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: Cinnamon 2 Laggy

Running Cinnamon 2 on an Intel 965M chipset using Xorg open source drivers. Five year old laptop, no lag here. I suspect there are hang-ups with the Nvidia driver and how the DE talks to it. I used to own a Lenovo ThinkPad with Nvidia card, and KDE would run super-smooth, but everything else would b...
by drewdlekins
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!
Replies: 104
Views: 31812

Re: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon RC released!

Just ran a fresh install, the Cinnamon x86 version. Solid as a rock, and I'm really liking the changes to Cinnamon. So is this finally, really, truly the banishment of Gnome 3? I see nothing named "gnome" running in the Processes under System Monitor. :D It feels (seat of the pants anyways) one hell...
by drewdlekins
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Full range of volume from keyboard controls (Mint 14/MATE)
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Full range of volume from keyboard controls (Mint 14/MAT

I do not have a solution to the problem, but I can offer an explanation. In Windows, the audio system looks at the full power available from the sound hardware and scales it from full power backwards, assigning a percentage from 0-100% to the output. PulseAudio works differently. The 0-100% scale us...
by drewdlekins
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What prompted your move to linux?
Replies: 34
Views: 7687

Re: What prompted your move to linux?

The first time I met Linux, it was Mandrake 9.2, downloaded off the internet onto three CD-Rs using a dialup connection that took a day. I couldn't get the family computer to burn CDs or play DVDs, and didn't know enough to go online and look for information or help. I was 14. The next time I looked...
by drewdlekins
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Best company to order a new Windows laptop from?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: Best company to order a new laptop from?

I was going to recommend the Bonobo Extreme from System 76, but the Windows requirement kills that idea. Lenovo's ThinkPad W series is big, sturdy, and powerful. You could also look at an Asus ROG laptop. You didn't specify if size or performance was more important. At that price, you could go eithe...
by drewdlekins
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 17 Name revealed: Qiana
Replies: 77
Views: 21135

Re: Linux Mint 17 Name! Starts with Q

bloxi wrote:And for Mint 17..
Quinn -Wise and intelligent. :wink:
and by then for Mint 18..
Ramya "elegant, beautiful" :)
I read Ramya as "Ranma". Obvious implications. 8) Qayla or Qadira are great options.
by drewdlekins
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Whats your flavor and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 5656

Re: Whats your flavor and why?

drewdlekins wrote: Now I need to fight the urge to try out Mint KDE. Haven't checked it out since KDE 4.6. KDE 4.6? A lot of water has passed under the bridge since you last tried it. Come August 16, one month from now, KDE 4.11 will go final, so for you that would be five versions ago. Yes, it's t...
by drewdlekins
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Full range of drivers needed. I've got an HP DV7.
Replies: 8
Views: 3705

Re: Full range of drivers needed. I've got an HP DV7.

To begin, you need to know exactly what's inside your DV7, as it can vary wildly from model to model. Try this in terminal: sudo lshw That will list all of your hardware devices. It also can tell you who made what components, so Realtek or Intel audio chipsets, Broadcom wireless, etc. From there you...
by drewdlekins
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?
Replies: 106
Views: 22502

Re: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?

Gonna jump on the bandwagon and say let's do it. A move of the magnitude we're talking here takes years. Ubuntu started as little more than a tweaked, colorful version of Debian, and then slowly moved to their own base, using the raw basics Debian puts out to underpin the system. If you compare the ...
by drewdlekins
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Whats your flavor and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 5656

Re: Whats your flavor and why?

Isn't it sweet Linux Mint gives you a choice from so many fine desktops? Where does one start? That's probably my favourite part of Mint. It's not "we feel this is best, and you should too". It's "Here's the platter, pick your poison". And across all of the variants, familiar details show up, like ...
by drewdlekins
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Whats your flavor and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 5656

Re: Whats your flavor and why?

I'm a serial desktop hopper. Honestly, there needs to be an entry in the next DSM about it. That said, after using both extensively, I've settled into Mint's Cinnamon desktop. For me, it's the best blend of eye-candy, functionality, and speed. I should note that switching from a laptop with Nvidia g...
by drewdlekins
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Frankenlaptop - Anyone else done this?
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Frankenlaptop - Anyone else done this?

My current/previous laptop, a Lenovo T61 with Nvidia graphics, just bit the biscuit. The Nvidia chipset on these laptops was known for thermal issues causing the silicon layers on the NVS140M to separate. I've had the laptop for almost two years, and it's been a good steed. Nevertheless, I needed to...
by drewdlekins
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Will Linux Mint 14+ be able to run w/o issues on this build?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Will Linux Mint 14+ be able to run w/o issues on this bu

Hey dbaier3, That's a nice bleeding-edge rig, especially in terms of the processor and graphics. I can't see any issues with your build, based on the knowledge I have. You'll need at least v319.32 Nvidia drivers to get the GTX760 working, and BluRay playback is now supported in VLC under Ubuntu 13.0...
by drewdlekins
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Salutations from Vancouver Island
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Salutations from Vancouver Island

Hi everyone. I'm relatively new to the Mint scene, not as new to Linux as a whole. I'd run various flavours of Ubuntu going back to 2008, until the introduction of Unity, which I didn't care for much and didn't run well on my laptop. I spent some time hopping between Xubuntu, the radical Mint 12, Cr...
by drewdlekins
Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The best Linux 14 distro
Replies: 12
Views: 5324

Re: The best Linux 14 distro

This is one of those Taste The Difference things. Every DE has it's pros and cons. Cinnamon is lovely, and everyone who has worked to make it what it is should be very proud. For my purposes, I prefer lightning quick over pretty, and because my main system is five years old now, I run the MATE versi...

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