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by chroma601
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where do I get Open GL 2?
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Where do I get Open GL 2?

I think the problem I had was that the hardware didn't support a program I tried to use. Mint runs great on an Atom Notebook, but the Atom has its limitations!
by chroma601
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where do I get Open GL 2?
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Where do I get Open GL 2?

Playing with my new old laptop, I found a package called Stellarium and installed it, but it won't run, saying I need Open GL 2. I looked in Synaptic but failed to locate it. Please advise!
by chroma601
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 18.3 XFCE is so rock solid
Replies: 19
Views: 2500

Re: 18.3 XFCE is so rock solid

I just popped 18.1 Mint Xfce on an older Toshiba notebook, the Atom powered NB 505. I debated putting 18.3 on but went with 18.1 because the release notes said 18.3 is most comfortable with 2 GB of RAM while 18.1 is fine with the 1 GB the tiny notebook has. I have never seen an Atom powered computer...
by chroma601
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Loving Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Loving Linux

Somewhere during Mint 15 I installed Linux on my old laptop. As a noob, I had a lot of problems getting startedm but people here and in other distro forums were very helpful. (I dallied with a few other distros starting out, but I'm with Mint 17 MATE for the forseeable future. I ;ove working with li...
by chroma601
Sat May 31, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon is out!
Replies: 113
Views: 35735

Re: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon is out!

This is very exciting! I plan on trying Cinnamon first (running 16 MATE now). If my old laptop has issues, I'll go back to 17 MATE. Thanks to Clem and the whole team for this amazing OS!
by chroma601
Sat May 03, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED>Running Mint 16 MATE - mouse unstable
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Running Mint 16 MATE - mouse unstable

No replies so far, so let me try another question. How might one replace or reinstall the mouse driver? Again, using Mint 16 MATE 32 bit. EDIT, 5/9/14 - After an update, the problem disappeared. As there were several updates, I can't say which one restored stability but I'm happy it happened. System...
by chroma601
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED>Running Mint 16 MATE - mouse unstable
Replies: 2
Views: 680

<SOLVED>Running Mint 16 MATE - mouse unstable

I don't know if it's a driver issue, but the mouse plugged into my HP laptop moves the cursor on its own. This happens with different mice, as well as with the laptop's touchpad. Are there alternate generic mouse drivers out there? (I'm relatively new to Linux).
by chroma601
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

Re: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

Thanks for the great info! I'm using MATE, and except for the rare hiccup, it's running really well on my old laptop, I am considering converting my Win 7 desktop to Cinnamon when the next LTR comes out, but am wondering about all my Windows programs I've accumulated, such as Photoshop. I like GIMP ...
by chroma601
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

Is there a Linux equivalent of Task Manager?

This morning Firefox got frozen on a script. I was wondering if there was a way to kill a frozen program like Windoze Task Mangler. After a short time Firefox recovered on its own. But just in case,,,
by chroma601
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: conky conking me out
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: conky conking me out

Sure enough, changing to wlan0 did the trick, Thanks! Next up, I need to get the weather section working. Here is my .conkyrc - color1 4D6844 TEXT ${color D3DADF}${font OpenLogos:size=45} u t ${font weather:size=82}${color C9CFD4}${execi 600 ~/scripts/conditions.sh}${color 265276}${font}${voffset -2...
by chroma601
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: conky conking me out
Replies: 2
Views: 378

conky conking me out

Hi all. I thought I'd give conky another shot, having been totally useless at it the first time. And I have it working - to a degree. How does one see network traffic? I "borrowed" an attractive script for .conkyrc and changed eth0 to wlan1 as I'm connected wireless. But there is no activi...
by chroma601
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Holy freaking wow!
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Holy freaking wow!

Thanks, yes DOSEMU is gangbusters. Babble is the only DOS program I had left, hadn't run it in well over a decade. Glad to know you can still get DOS but if your machine can run linux, why bother? I like linux for a lot of reasons, but I never suspected that its ability to run orphaned Microsoft-bas...
by chroma601
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Holy freaking wow!
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Holy freaking wow!

I go way back with computers. Our first computer, back in 1986, was the Radio Shack Color Computer III (http://www.oldcomputermuseum.com/tandy_coco3.html), which was notable for running OS-9. After that, I "graduated" to the Tandy 1000 and the world of MS-DOS. In 1991, I fell in love with ...
by chroma601
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager not opening application description
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Software manager not opening application description

I was thinking a fresh install would "fix" the problem. Mintinstall has worked properly on this computer, it just ceased to function suddenly. Also, KDE was recommended to me due to its similarity to the Windows system I "grew up" on, so I may try that first. I like MATE well eno...
by chroma601
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager not opening application description
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Software manager not opening application description

For your first question: robert@robert-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RP153UA-ABA ~ $ aptitude show caja Package: caja State: installed Automatically installed: no Version: 1.6.2-2+petra Priority: optional Section: utils Maintainer: Stefano Karapetsas <stefano@karapetsas.com> Architecture: i386 Uncompressed Siz...
by chroma601
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager not opening application description
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Software manager not opening application description

And one more lack of success! There's a gremlin in this thing. Everything seems fine except for the Software Mangler...
by chroma601
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager not opening application description
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Software manager not opening application description

Nothing returned.

robert@robert-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RP153UA-ABA ~ $ dpkg --get-selections|grep -v install
robert@robert-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RP153UA-ABA ~ $

Is it possible to uninstall/reinstall?
by chroma601
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager not opening application description
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Software manager not opening application description

Alas, it's still not opening package descriptions. It is opening the twelve icons of categories, albeit slowly.

Puzzling.
by chroma601
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager not opening application description
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Software manager not opening application description

Here it is: robert@robert-HP-Pavilion-dv6000-RP153UA-ABA ~ $ dpkg -l libglew1.8 Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Descriptio...
by chroma601
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager not opening application description
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: Software manager not opening application description

Thanks for the reply. As a noob, please let me know how I can tell if that package installed!

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