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by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best DE for a Linux beginner/gamer?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Best DE for a Linux beginner/gamer?

Truth be told Cinnamon and XFCE are very close in terms of memory usage as well as functionality. Everyone has their flavor though, so I would say try every single DE available...you never know if you'll like one of the others until you do. The beauty of Linux is you actually have a choice! :)
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Not new to Mint or Linux, but new to the board
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Not new to Mint or Linux, but new to the board

Hey everyone. Been using Linux for many years. I use Arch for my desktops and Mint for my media centers. XFCE is my desktop of choice.
Anyway... I'm the only one I know with a passion for Linux, so I figured I'd join a board to scratch the Linux discussion itch.
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't see one of six hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Can't see one of six hard drives

another thought, you might also try Mint with XFCE instead of Cinnamon. Cinnamon is nice, but not as established as XFCE.
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't see one of six hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Can't see one of six hard drives

Sounds like either a driver issue to me. Any chance you can snap a picture of the setup? Interested to see what sort of thing you've got there. Not sure how old your equipment is, but if it's on the older side, you may want to try Mint 13. I believe the latest Ubuntu 12.10 dropped a lot of the drive...
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software manager
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: software manager

You may also want to try the Synaptic Package Manager instead of the Mint Software thing... It's a lot faster. Mint's software center is pokey even on my fastest machines.
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best DE for a Linux beginner/gamer?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Best DE for a Linux beginner/gamer?

Well, I personally recommend you give XFCE a shot. It may be light, but don't confuse light for lack of features. It's quite nice, beginner friendly (yet very tweakable for non-beginners)...and it's way more stable than Cinnamon.
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't see one of six hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Can't see one of six hard drives

Well, that was gonna be my next question... wondering if there was a RAID setup... I'm assuming all the drives are SATA drives... I'd try disconnecting all the other non-system drives except the one that's not being recognized and see if it recognizes it then. Maybe there is a conflict going on with...
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best DE for a Linux beginner/gamer?
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Best DE for a Linux beginner/gamer?

I'm partial to XFCE myself. It's light and can be tweaked to look just as slick as any of the others. Cinnamon isn't bad but it's a bit unstable, particularly with Mint. I can't stand Mate personally. It's essentially Gnome...which I never cared for. KDE is a bloated, bizarrely organized, mess. LXDE...
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booted into Mint with no Menu
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Booted into Mint with no Menu

probably would be a lot faster and painless to just re-install the mate desktop...

or better yet, dump mate and use XFCE isntead 8)
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booted into Mint with no Menu
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Booted into Mint with no Menu

sounds like the mate panel or mate session isn't starting up with your computer. I assume you tried rebooting again and see if it happened again?
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't see one of six hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Can't see one of six hard drives

Hmmm. You mentioned it posts in the bios, but did you check in your bios if it's turned actived and not got any sort of strange setting applied to it? Maybe try resetting your bios to default just in case... (unless you've got some overclocking set...)...

Is the drive formatted and partitioned?
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't see one of six hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Can't see one of six hard drives

I see.

Does it show with the lsblk command?
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On the verge of giving up.
Replies: 23
Views: 2673

Re: On the verge of giving up.

Not sure what kind of video card you have, but you probably just need to install the proprietary drivers in order to get your resolution corrected. Teamviewer is available for Linux. I've installed it without issues (though, I use Arch Linux). You might try installing it through the mint software re...
by transcendev
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't see one of six hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Can't see one of six hard drives

Looks like all 6 drives show to me. sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, sde, sdj...

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