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by crazypj
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox upgrade?
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Firefox upgrade?

sudo apt-get update worked for me to clear the error message in update manager but, I was under the impression it wasn't a good idea to user terminal for updates as you get everything including non-approved Ubuntu updates?
by crazypj
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox repeatedly crashing and Software manager not working
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Firefox repeatedly crashing and Software manager not working

I'm having a problem with Mint 17. I have Firefox repeatedly crashing, sometimes refusing to launch before error message pops up Not sure if I should start a new thread or just follow this one ? I'll put system details in just in case The only way to re-boot is with REISUB Start up is very slow and ...
by crazypj
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think I broke it?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: I think I broke it?

Your right about deleting the line, problem is, I can't find it. Search comes up with nothing (maybe because I've never used search before and don't know what I'm doing? :oops: ) I ran your script, got this returned deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main No command 'deb' found, did you mea...
by crazypj
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think I broke it?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

I think I broke it?

Installed Mint 17, 32 bit, Debian from Linux Format DVD. Had a LOT of trouble getting it installed, various failures to load on re-boot Anyway, I said OK when it asked if I wanted to restart services without password,( probably a big mistake as I'm now getting warning about being logged in automatic...
by crazypj
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CD/DVD not found
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: CD/DVD not found

OK, after multiple attempts and 3 days, I now have Mint 17 on my system. I hard a real hard crash as I was attempting to post, all my folders were wiped clean. Someone/thing got in and screwed me over.
Luckily, 85~90% was already backed up on thumb drives and spare hard drives
by crazypj
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CD/DVD not found
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: CD/DVD not found

Running update worked fine with no errors but running sudo apt-get upgrade returned the following After this operation, 76.8 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y (Reading database ... 230916 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace winetr...
by crazypj
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Whats my best upgrade option? cpu or video card?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Whats my best upgrade option? cpu or video card?

I fitted an LGA771 into LGA775 mobo with the 'sticker' modification. Xeon 4 core @3.16 is much faster than previous 2 core on some tasks, particularly if a lot of windows are open at the same time. For the old games I play, 3 cores are doing other stuff in the background while I'm using single core ...
by crazypj
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Whats my best upgrade option? cpu or video card?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Whats my best upgrade option? cpu or video card?

Unless the game is 'written' for multi core CPU you won't see much if any improvement, it's running on whatever the fastest core you have In my experience a better video card will show a noticeable improvement. Lag can also be ISP problem, particularly at certain times of day (my internet slows to a...
by crazypj
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CD/DVD not found
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: CD/DVD not found

New DVD is found.It's a cheap ASUS
Here's results of script you asked me to run. Sorry it's taken so long
j@pj-MS-7514:~ > dmesg | grep sr0
[ 1.548492] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 1.548702] sr 0:0:1:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
by crazypj
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No CD/DVD?
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: No CD/DVD?

I have a 64 bit copy of Mint17 from LXF magazine, been leery of installing it as I've had issues with previous installs 'loosing' backup's Using software manager to update I'm getting this error message (I get same message using terminal) E: /var/cache/apt/archives/winetricks_0.0+20140302-0ubuntu2_a...
by crazypj
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No CD/DVD?
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: No CD/DVD?

Still having problem, even with new CD/DVD. Trying to install Diablo II through Play on Linux. It's listed in games section but I can't get it to install. Hangs before first disc is installed, or, if first installs, it can't find CD for second disc then gives error message I know this isn't the righ...
by crazypj
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No CD/DVD?
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: No CD/DVD?

I gave up on IDE CD and bought a new SATA. It was a SATA drtive that just stopped working before I re-connected the EIDE drive. Had about 4 ~6 hrs use from new - but, I didn't fit it until recently and didn't try to taker it back soon enough. It's out of guarantee period :(
by crazypj
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Go-Pro software
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Go-Pro software

Thanks, other issues prevented me working on this for a while
by crazypj
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No CD/DVD?
Replies: 6
Views: 951

No CD/DVD?

Hi, I was going to upgrade to Mint 17 but I can't get the CD/DVD player to work or be recognised by system. I'm getting this ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Linux Mint 16 _petra_ - Release i386 20131128/dists/saucy/contrib/binary-i386/Packages Please u...
by crazypj
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Go-Pro software
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Go-Pro software

I don't know if I'm being particularly stupid, I downloaded what is latest stable tarball, unzipped it to folder then tried all the variations in the link from this thread I have files extracted, have path, keep 'finding' more and more folders keep getting error messages so I'm obviously doing somet...
by crazypj
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Go-Pro software
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Go-Pro software

Hi All, Go-Pro has multiple libraries for open source, can someone tell me which one I need for Mint 16?
http://gopro.com/support/open-source
Thanks

PJ
by crazypj
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NVidia driver installation on Mint 16 - Fixed/working
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

Re: NVidia driver installation on Mint 16 - Fixed/working

Gave up on the 8800GTS with Mint,
If I have to swap to MINT 17 I'm going to back up everythinmg and go back to UBUNTU 14.04 LTS :roll:
It was easier to get WINE working properly in Ubuntu
by crazypj
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NVidia driver installation on Mint 16 - Fixed/working
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

Re: Task Bar 'missing' - NVidia driver installation on Mint

OK, I got it figured out (after finding a link to the correct answer) http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=154932&p=922976&hilit=Mint+16+install+NVIDIA+driver#p922976 after the mdm when you get black screen, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 then run the scripts on previous pages. You will need to have ...
by crazypj
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NVidia driver installation on Mint 16 - Fixed/working
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

Re: Task Bar 'missing' - NVidia driver installation on Mint

The point of having two threads is there was less chance of it being ignored, someone who had no iterest in 'taskbar' may have had interest in NVidia driver installation. Anyway, still isn't working. Whatever I do I get this message NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86 (340.32) ERROR: Yo...
by crazypj
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NVidia driver installation on Mint 16 - Fixed/working
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

MINT 16 and NVidia driver instalation? working -fixed (sort

Hi all, I'm having a really terrible time trying to get drivers installed. I'm sure I'm missing something simple but so far I've spent about 4 days 'working' on this. I have a thread started in 'newbies' section (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=177736) After going into FAQ and tryin...

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