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by jmacg
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell Inspiron with Intel 82865G Graphics problem
Replies: 13
Views: 2274

Re: Dell Inspiron with Intel 82865G Graphics problem

This is one of the tricky questions This is a fairly old chip - Intel has withdrawn support for it.... I think you should check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf so that you have (explicitly) Driver = "intel" under Section "Device" This looks like the closest thing I've seen yet as an ans...
by jmacg
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where is subpixel smoothing control in Mint 6?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Where is subpixel smoothing control in Mint 6?

I grant you that was easy enough once I knew where sub-pixel smoothing was located. But it wasn't in an obvious place. Sure, things will get better for me, but I'm still having difficulty setting things up properly. My major remaining issue is not being able to get the resolution above 1024x768 for ...
by jmacg
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where is subpixel smoothing control in Mint 6?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Where is subpixel smoothing control in Mint 6?

You can also try System > Preferences > Appearance > and choose the font tab from there. Also, right-clicking on an empty spot on your desktop and choosing "Change Desktop Background" opens the Appearances options, as well. Are you talking about Mint 6? Looking at your first option, there...
by jmacg
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't change Mint 6 screen res for Philips 190B (1280x1024)
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Can't change Mint 6 screen res for Philips 190B (1280x1024)

Also, take a look at this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=226336 This is not helping me either. The Ubuntu forum post starts by saying "You should be using the intel xorg driver by default". Well if I am, it's a very limited driver because it won't even give me the relatively mo...
by jmacg
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where is subpixel smoothing control in Mint 6?
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Where is subpixel smoothing control in Mint 6?

According to other posts, the controlss for subpixel smoothing in Mint are obtained as following: Control Center > Appearance > the Fonts tab select Subpixel smoothing. I can't see a Control Center in Mint 6. I did find an Appearances tab in Settings/desktop settings/appearance, but there's nothing ...
by jmacg
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't change Mint 6 screen res for Philips 190B (1280x1024)
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Can't change Mint 6 screen res for Philips 190B (1280x1024)

Try this. Open a terminal and type: lspci Somewhere in the output you may find what you need. I used EnvyNG to install the driver, but you need to know whether you have nvidia or ATI. Hopefully the above command will help you. Then install the driver using Envy. Just type this into a terminal and f...
by jmacg
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't change Mint 6 screen res for Philips 190B (1280x1024)
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Can't change Mint 6 screen res for Philips 190B (1280x1024)

I have installed Mint 6 XFCE CE RC1 on an HP small form factor office machine, the Hewlett Packard HP d530 sff. My monitor is a Philips LCD 190B, with a native resolution of 1280x1024. The best resolution Mint is offering me that suits the monitor's proportions is 1024x768. I'm trying, with no luck,...
by jmacg
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I avoid username and password when starting up?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Can I avoid username and password when starting up?

Thanks for the information. Appreciated.
by jmacg
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I avoid username and password when starting up?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Can I avoid username and password when starting up?

I'm using my computer in a perfectly secure situation and I find having to enter a username and password at bootup a nuisance. It means I can't just start the machine up, do a few other things in the house and come back to a computer ready for use - as I can with with my Windows computer. I apprecia...
by jmacg
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I lose Mint 5 tweaks when I upgrade to Mint 6?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Will I lose Mint 5 tweaks when I upgrade to Mint 6?

The answer to this is probably somewhere, but the searches I've done seem don't seem to be covering my query. I apologise if this has already been answered. I am using Mint 5 and I prefer not to lose tweaking I've done on things like setting up my multiple email accounts. Is there and easy way to up...

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