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by Tz2001
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Printing isn't working
Replies: 43
Views: 14226

Re: Linux Printing isn't working

I think it depends on the individual model. My Dell 2350DN works perfectly after downloading the relevant PPD from the Dell website. It was a 5 minute job to get my printer working after I purchased it, if that.
by Tz2001
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading LibreOffice with the Software Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Upgrading LibreOffice with the Software Manager

I don't believe 4.2 is available in the software manager yet, however, it's easy to install via the instructions from the page WharfRat linked to. It will be available in the software manager eventually, it just depends whether you're willing to wait.
by Tz2001
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Catalyst 14.1 beta released
Replies: 1
Views: 554

ATI Catalyst 14.1 beta released

For those interested, ATI have released a beta 14.1 driver available here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-linux-beta-driver.aspx This a beta driver so may not be entirely stable. However, I have had no issues with it on my 5870 Installing on mint is simple: download the .tar.g...
by Tz2001
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE no titlebar,fail to add virtual desktop,bottom panel alw
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: KDE no titlebar,fail to add virtual desktop,bottom panel

Can you try this from the terminal after logging in: mv ~/.kde ~/.old_kde Then log out and back in. This will remove any of your KDE settings. You can do the opposite to restore them: rm -rf ~/.kde mv ~/.old_kde ~/.kde If it works after settings have been reset it's an issue with your settings, if i...
by Tz2001
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fix flickering flash videos on AMD GPUs in Chrome/Chromium
Replies: 0
Views: 635

Fix flickering flash videos on AMD GPUs in Chrome/Chromium

This is an incredibly specific tutorial and very simple, but it took me a long time to fix and doesn't seem to be documented anywhere. Moderators: Feel free to delete this as it's not really a "tutorial" but this information is hard to find despite being and incredibly simple fix. There are workarou...
by Tz2001
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Virtualisation section in forums
Replies: 28
Views: 10962

Re: Virtualization section in forums

I agree that this would be useful. I stumbled across the thread entirely by accident the first time and it took me a while to find it again. I had assumed it was in the gaming section as people were posting about game performance in the topic. It would be useful to put a link to the topic in the gam...
by Tz2001
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: holy crap KDE is awesome
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

Re: holy crap KDE is awesome

KDE is by far the most modern, sleek and professional of all the DE's I've tried. It's comparable to Windows, which is either a good or bad thing depending on your stance on Windows. KDE has come a long way since I last tried it back in version 3.something every window seemed to have far too many bu...
by Tz2001
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Will Linux ever replace Windows market share?
Replies: 27
Views: 3914

Re: Will Linux ever replace Windows market share?

I think you need to break it down to user groups to answer this question properly: Businesses - General office work This is a tough one. Generally speaking the things most office workers need are: Web browsers, Office applications and email clients and/or skype. These are all available on Linux so I...
by Tz2001
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is it easy to install two copies of Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Is it easy to install two copies of Mint?

Thanks, I don't want to share the home folder I want a completely fresh install with cinnamon to see what it's like :) When I tried to install Cinnamon on top of my KDE install it caused a load of gnome processes to run on every boot in the background and I spent a while trying to stop them. Anyway,...
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is it easy to install two copies of Mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Is it easy to install two copies of Mint?

I assume this wont be an issue, but I'd like to check just in case there are and considerations/caveats that I need to know about: Currently, I have Linux Mint 16 KDE and Windows 8 installed on different drives and the boot loader (grub, as installed with LM) is on the same drive as LM. I'd like to ...
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Why KDE's fonts in general look so bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Why KDE's fonts in general look so bad?

Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?

For comparison, here's what I see, and in my opinion this looks fine.
screenshot1.png
edit: Replaced jpeg with png as jpeg compression made the fonts look blurry.
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How-to fix "Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf"
Replies: 30
Views: 66661

Re: How-to fix "Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf"

Thanks! I'd seen this error when installing things via apt all the time, however because I'm on en_GB I'd always assumed it was because whatever software I'd installed only had translations for en_US and not the GB version.
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Remove gnome?
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Remove gnome?

Thanks, I've tried removing gnome-shell and it says it's not installed, however, it still appears on the login screen, I have Gnome-fallback in the LDM list and I can login to it. There are no window decorations and it has some obvious strange errors but I can't seem to remove it either with apt-get...
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Underclock/ reduce processor speed etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Underclock/ reduce processor speed etc

Don't quote me on this, but from what I've read, (fairly modern) intel chips will run at lower clock speeds when idle anyway. Whether underclocking will have any affect on how low this goes, I have no idea.
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Remove gnome?
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Remove gnome?

Ok after a reboot if I try apt-get remove gnome* I get this output: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: cli-common gir1.2-accounts-1.0 gir1.2-dbusmenu-glib-0.4 gir1.2-dee-1.0 gir1.2-ebook-1.2 gir1.2-ebookcontacts-1.2 gir1.2-edataserver-1.2 gir1.2-messaging...
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Remove gnome?
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Remove gnome?

I tried to install Cinnamon to test it out but the installation failed. Since then I've had "Gnome3" on my login screen and a load of gnome based processes running on my system. I've tried apt-get remove gnome* but I still have gnome-screensaver gvfs-afc-volume-monitor gvfsd gnome-keyring-daemon all...
by Tz2001
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: No KDE option in the login screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: No KDE option in the login screen

exactly which package did you install with apt-get?
by Tz2001
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Sound Through HDMI
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: No Sound Through HDMI

Firstly, check your sound output is going through the HDMI port in the application you're using (applications can usually override the system default audio device). Secondly, from a shell type alsamixer and see if any of the channels are muted (They'll have MM underneath) specifically check Master, ...
by Tz2001
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 79691

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

I switched from Windows 8 after frustrations with speed and general annoyance by the updated interface. I installed LM in March last year and have booted into windows around 10 times since, mostly to retrieve things like emails stored in outlook which are otherwise inaccessible. To be honest if I ha...
by Tz2001
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How can I tell which ATI driver I'm using?
Replies: 2
Views: 342

How can I tell which ATI driver I'm using?

I've had both the Catalyst and FOSS driver installed at working at various times... this is probably a silly question but how can I tell which is currently in use?

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