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by helios
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Blank DVD's and CD's not being seen
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Blank DVD's and CD's not being seen

We've received a rash of complaints from HeliOS kids and parents lately that they cannot get their burners to open blank cd's for burning. Both Brasero and KB3 complain that there is no media inserted. In the past month, this has struck my own machine as well. All systems reporting this problem are ...
by helios
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OpenJDK java control panel
Replies: 2
Views: 4026

Re: OpenJDK java control panel

I'd like to know about clearing the Java cache as well. Have the Openjdk installed but gf is complaining now that Pogo will not work. Growing pains, I understand but still a pain. Are there remnants of the Java cache? How do we clear them?
by helios
Tue May 04, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint to be default install for Linux Against Poverty
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Mint to be default install for Linux Against Poverty

After testing, retesting and dealing with the politics of distros, Linux Against Poverty will be using Linux Mint exclusively for Linux Against Poverty 2010 (http://www.linuxagainstpoverty.org) Mint not only saves us time by including all the extra stuff, it seems that most of the bugs found in the ...
by helios
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We're coming your way
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

We're coming your way

Linux Mint is now the "official" distro install on HeliOS Project computers. http://www.heliosinitiative.org. It is our pleasure to make this great distro better-known to new and old Linux users alike. "Our kids" will undoubtably be coming here on occasion to ask questions. We ta...
by helios
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint helps Documentary Film Makers
Replies: 3
Views: 577

One more user?

No...Ryan was just a coincidental addition. Linux Mint is the "official" install of The HeliOS Project. We will put over a thousand computers out this year with Mint on it. The Space12 project is just a drop in the bucket. We've begun to put a "why is linux free" icon on the desk...
by helios
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint helps Documentary Film Makers
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Mint helps Documentary Film Makers

The HeliOS Project recently became involved with an East Austin Community Center called Space12. On the "wrong side of the tracks" and often un-noticed, we found that this place is trying to do good things for people that haven't really been given a chance. We began assisting Space12 last ...
by helios
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: You were represented at Lindependence
Replies: 1
Views: 588

You were represented at Lindependence

Hey all...While white space restrictions left specific photo's out, I want you to know that we assured that Mint was represented at Lin08 Portland. You may find the very bottom of the linked article of interest specifically... h http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/10/linux-reaches-out-to-portland.html
by helios
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: system update kills wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

system update kills wifi

Not seeing this problem reported elsewhere in the forums. fresh install of kde mint 5, I can get wifi up in a couple clicks. Once I update the system, network manager reports that there are no wireless services/signals. Manually add the ssid, it finds it but shows it as having no signal. I try to co...
by helios
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: kde mint - updates break wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 380

kde mint - updates break wireless

Hi folks - in a real time crunch here and I've looked a bit for the answer. Not saying it's not there, just have critical research to do and updating kde mint 5 has broken my wireless. All I have is wireless - no hardwire connections available. Installed kde mint, installed driver via ndiswrapper, s...
by helios
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Menu items showing blank pages
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Menu items showing blank pages

I left part of the equation out and I apologize. when we set up their computers, we always include a top panel and put some of the most important configuration apps there. ie: compiz/system menu/mint software install/etc. The pages from the system menu such as default applications are only missing w...
by helios
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Synaptic missing from KDE Tasty/classic menu
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Synaptic missing from KDE Tasty/classic menu

That's a neat trick and one I've been needing. You have no idea how many callbacks we get because people install things that break their system...in retrospect, I can see the wisdom of the KDE DevTeam in doing this. Now, does that mean if I take the "not" out of that line, it will reappear...
by helios
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Menu items showing blank pages
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Menu items showing blank pages

there are several things in the system settings menu that are missing as well. Our last 9 Komputers4Kids installs all were showing blank pages for kde components/default appliciations, which is an improvement...it was completely missing from .44. This caused some problems early on because during pho...
by helios
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE start menu
Replies: 14
Views: 3576

Re: KDE start menu

Beat me to it...and I agree, even though the functionality of Tasty is better in theory, I prefer the old menu. I suppose if Tasty had been the default for all these years, it would have been the other way around. Just human nature I guess...much the same behavior people exhibit when being schooled ...
by helios
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Synaptic missing from KDE Tasty/classic menu
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Synaptic missing from KDE Tasty/classic menu

Yes, I can testify to this. Syanaptic is just much better than adept at everyday pacakage management. As of now, I am dropping down yakuake, sudo synaptic and going at it from that angle....as well, and I will start another thread for this, there are several things in the system settings menu that a...
by helios
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Control Center module menu items missing
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Control Center module menu items missing

Thanks Husse for your help. I do not of course run as root but there are times when I need to add files to directories such as /user/share/icons and user konqueror will not allow files to be added or deleted. What is odd is that I had the context open as root on a fresh install but somewhere in the ...
by helios
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Adapting 2 debs for Mint kde
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Adapting 2 debs for Mint kde

OK...let's talk about some kdeartwork for Mint. While I enjoy and applaud the work done at PCLinuxOS, there are just too many applications I cannot get to work there. Most people are happy with the repos they offer and for the most part, they will suffice for most...but as much as I need to demonstr...
by helios
Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound just went away !!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Sound just went away !!!!

I can only imagine the frustration involved in being a coder and trying to run down problems like this. It takes a special person indeed. It is beginning to look like it's something in kmix and most likely some odd combination of hardware and software with my specific machine. Long story short, I to...
by helios
Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: kio sysinfo:/ has evolved
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: kio sysinfo:/ has evolved

"that is if you are the real helios"...

Oh yeah, it's me ok...there is no benefit or fame in claiming to be me boo.
That is unless you enjoy mushy tomatoes thrown at your head, LOI
by helios
Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Control Center module menu items missing
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Control Center module menu items missing

I can't tell you when it happened so I don't know if it was an update that did it or what. I needed to go to settings/control center/default apps in order to make some changes on my firefox properties. It wasn't there and still isnt. I've attached a screenshot so you can see. It is supposed to be th...
by helios
Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Adapting 2 debs for Mint kde
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Adapting 2 debs for Mint kde

Hey Boo, I will be glad to help with this. We do all of our work in KDE and every computer we build and put out is kde based. That's why I am happy to see KDE for mint maturing. It is the distro of choice for both our business and the hundreds of installs and computers we put out every year. you can...

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