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by Simtech68
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation of Linux Mint works, but unable to boot it
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: Installation of Linux Mint works, but unable to boot it

Hi Derek! My goal would be: Dont touch the Windows 8 installation and install Linux Mint along. Reason: Setting up the Windows 8 took already lot of time, my installation media is 8.0.. then the upgrade via the store to 8.1. etc... - the SSD was new and i basicall accepted the suggestions during th...
by Simtech68
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 317168

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

I'm still a noob but the best thing I can advise is read, read and read some more, then when you finally do take the LM Leap be sure you have access to the internet for help. Remember----1. This forum is your friend 2. Google is a valuable tool to find information. 3. Always work from the LiveCD for...
by Simtech68
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17 will not run Google Earth [Solved]
Replies: 24
Views: 3720

Re: Mint 17 will not run Google Earth

Hi, First off, I am using a battered old laptop that I switched to Linux many moons ago, and that saw a new lease of life in doing so. I have upgraded through 13-16 over the period without problems (usually motivated by out of date repo's etc that messed up the click and install process). I saw tha...
by Simtech68
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Still using Linux Mint 14, 15, or 16? Upgrade to 17 asap!
Replies: 39
Views: 178533

Re: Still using Linux Mint 14, 15, or 16? Upgrade to 17 asap

Hello, AviR. Clem might have expressed more clearly that there is no need to upgrade, provided your Mint edition is still supported. I have got a bunch of Mint 13 / Ubuntu 12.04 systems. Both will be supported till April 2017. There is no need to upgrade them to Mint 17 / Ubuntu 14.04 at this point...
by Simtech68
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Canon Digital Photo Professional in Linux Mint 15
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Running Canon Digital Photo Professional in Linux Mint 1

Canon DPP is proprietary software, and unfortunately if Canon won't make a compatible version for Linux then your stuck. Because anything else would be illegal software. There are some great open source options out there, I'm sure if you look at a few you will probably come across something you'll l...
by Simtech68
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installing on macbook pro from 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: installing on macbook pro from 2010

Does the power also go off(i.e. the power lights etc)? Is the HD light active? Or does it stay off also. Is this a SSD? More info is certainly needed before troubleshooting can begin.

A "shot in the dark" guess would be that the HD failed......but again that would be a guess
by Simtech68
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Does anyone know how to do a mouseless linux install
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Does anyone know how to do a mouseless linux install

Well Thank you all for the suggestions, not really what I was looking for (I wanted something a little geekier) but ok this will work, I bought a old school usb mouse , Thanks all. That's funny....the use of the term "old school" and "usb". Now if you would have said PS/2 mouse you would have been ...
by Simtech68
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My Mint 15 cinnamon 64b doesn't read all DVDs
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: My Mint 15 cinnamon 64b doesn't read all DVDs

Are you talking about blank DVD's or pre-recorded(movies)???

If they are pre-recorded, then I would say it could be a region code problem?

More information would be helpful:

Type of DVD player/computer/processor/video card could help solve the problem.
by Simtech68
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My first ever Linux Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: My first ever Linux Problem

Unless you have another computer with Linux, I don't really see how you could download files without and internet connection. I believe what you are asking to do is similar to have a Windoze computer to download Mac OS software. I don't believe that you can download the software, transfer to a USB a...
by Simtech68
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hidden doors on the backside of the house?
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Hidden doors on the backside of the house?

Hello, Some days ago I read two interesting reviews about Linux Mint by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols over at zdnet.com. After this I have tried out the Cinnamon dvd-boot version and have to say that I like both the useability and looks of the OS. For this reason I would like to ask a question about so...
by Simtech68
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Downloading Updates?
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Downloading Updates?

Thanks, I appreciate the input.

What Karl said is what I figured it was, since I installed an older version the updates were to make the install current but just recently coming from the M$ world most of this is still newish to me, so I thought I would ask.

Again thanks for the input
by Simtech68
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Downloading Updates?
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Downloading Updates?

OK, I finally have Maya running the why I like it and everything seems to be operating just fine. I found a little icon in the lower left of the tool bar that says 595 updated available(472MB) should I download all of these??? I'm not looking for a walk thru of each and every one of the updates but ...
by Simtech68
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has Android opened people's eyes to Linux?
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: Has Android opened people's eyes to Linux?

My take is the Android is Linux based......that all!!! Sort of like a movie based on a book.....while it's close and follows a Linux environment(read....it's not M$ or OSX) it's probably not, on technical terms, a Linux distro. IMHO, the folks who developed Android took a Linux kernal and develpoed ...
by Simtech68
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [NOT SOLVED]Black screen after resume from suspend Mint 13 L
Replies: 23
Views: 5291

Re: Black screen after resume from suspend Mint 13 LTS

Try the following: inxi -G Should give Graphics Card info/settings Then if you have the nvidia drivers already downloaded do: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current Let it do it's thing....then : sudo nvidia-xconfig Then verify by doing another: inxi -G The last command should show the grapics card and...
by Simtech68
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Yet another 64 or 32 bit question
Replies: 16
Views: 6980

Re: Yet another 64 or 32 bit question

I'm in the same boat as heavy metal, except that I have a dual core AMD running around 2.2 and 2 GB of memory and a Nvidia video card, thus far no problems, watch some videos on UToob, listen to some CD's, surfed the Web, worked every bit as well as when M$ was on this machine.......better since M$ ...
by Simtech68
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Log in as Root
Replies: 45
Views: 32124

Re: Log in as Root

No offense but the same thing could happen in a GUI just as well......"Whoops I didn't mean to click that...."

Just like with any powerful tool care must be used and checks must be done, assuming leads to mistakes.

Quite frankly "rm" and "mv" are two totally different types of key strokes
by Simtech68
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: COMPUTER SHUTS DOWN ON ITS OWN
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: COMPUTER SHUTS DOWN ON ITS OWN

As others have stated, what are the specfics of the Laptop, make/model/ processor something. It's very hard to troubleshoot a problem of "Computer shuts down on it's own" without a little more detail. Did this happened while plugged in? Or just while on battery? Details, details, and more details wi...
by Simtech68
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Log in as Root
Replies: 45
Views: 32124

Re: Log in as Root

After reading all of the post in this thread I just have one thought to put forth. The Linux community prides itself on open and free software, yet there seems to be a "you don't need to look behind the curtain" for such things as root logins. Here's my take, give people what they want, if they want...
by Simtech68
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14 Cinamon - Boots to black screen & mouse cursor only
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: Mint 14 Cinamon - Boots to black screen & mouse cursor o

Some more info please:

Has it booted normally before??

What type of machine do you have? CPU? Video card?

Did you recent install/update software???
by Simtech68
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can you create partitions.....
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Can you create partitions.....

After you install???? I"m starting to realize in the short time the potential benefits of having a /ext4, / swap, /home partitions. When I loaded up the first time I chose the entire disk, can I change that now or would it be easier to re-install??? To be clear, I just installed Maya a few days ago ...

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