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by kalomint
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!
Replies: 29
Views: 3860

Re: Mint 17.2 Kernel upgrade issue!

Let me just add to the discussion... I also have issues with the 17.2 Recommended kernel. So some reason my laptop Acer 4820tg does not like 3.16. As soon as it boots, the mouse works for like 15 seconds and then freezes, same with the keyboard. So you cannot do anything but cold reboot. I then deci...
by kalomint
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2
Replies: 17
Views: 4257

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2

I figured it out myself... I tried to install mint-meta-mate via Terminal and then I saw the real dependency. It was some library, which to be installed required to uninstall Chrome. I uninstalled Chrome and then I was able to install mint-meta-mate. Upgrade went fine. Quite strange, but Chrome was ...
by kalomint
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2
Replies: 17
Views: 4257

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2

OK, several days and no reply at the blog entry neither here... Is this something unique to my system? Or noone has a clue how to approach this?
by kalomint
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2
Replies: 17
Views: 4257

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2

Hi all, I am having a problem upgrading from 17.1 MATE to 17.2. I posted in the blog announcement but no reply so I am posting my issue here hoping that someone can help me. As I am updating to Mate Rafaela, the Update Manager makes me install mint-meta-mate. When I try to install it I get that "som...
by kalomint
Sun May 31, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Used laptop for Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Used laptop for Linux Mint?

The P8400 is quite sufficient for the usage defined in your initial post. My HP 8730w has "only" a P8600 (2.4GHz) and performs like a charm and my HP nc8430 is even weaker, T2500 (2.0GHz), but still handles the standard tasks without problems. Just make sure you have at least 4GB of RAM installed a...
by kalomint
Sun May 31, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Used laptop for Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Used laptop for Linux Mint?

While I agree with all the comments around desktop vs. laptop, my mom wants a laptop :)

So, could anyone reassure me that the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, TDP 25W) would perform very well or should I look for a T400 model with higher clock speeds?
by kalomint
Sat May 30, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Used laptop for Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Used laptop for Linux Mint?

BTW, the T400 model for $122 has the slowest CPU speed 2.26Ghz. Do you think there would be significant difference between the CPUs: Intel® Core™2 Duo processor P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, TDP 25W) Intel® Core™2 Duo processor P8600 (2.4GHz, 3MB L2, 1066MHz FSB, TDP 25W) Intel® Core™2 Duo pr...
by kalomint
Sat May 30, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Used laptop for Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Used laptop for Linux Mint?

Thanks, David. The battery I cannot count on it much as those are purchased as used and the disclaimers on the auctions are that battery is supplied but hold charges are not guaranteed. So, I think as long as it can work with the AC power I am OK. I can always buy a replacement battery. The T400 is ...
by kalomint
Sat May 30, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Used laptop for Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: Used laptop for Linux Mint?

Hi David, The T400 auction I am looking at now has the following configuration ($122 with free shipping): Model: Thinkpad T400 6475-FA4 CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26Ghz Memory: 4 Gigabytes DDR3 Hard Drive: 160GB hard drive Media bay Drive DVDRW Screen 14" Widescreen WSXGA+ 1440x900 TFT screen (sa...
by kalomint
Sat May 30, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Used laptop for Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Used laptop for Linux Mint?

I am trying to buy a used business laptop for my mom. The only thing she does is browse the Internet - reading news, watching youtube, and other media sites which post videos. She currently uses a dinosaur single core desktop PC with Puppy Linux :) So, I want to make her Internet browsing more pleas...
by kalomint
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: when lmde 2 (betsy) will be available?
Replies: 126
Views: 23729

Re: when lmde 2 (betsy) will be available?

killer de bug wrote: For XFCE and KDE, look at SolydXK.
There will be no LMDE version.
Good alternative but SolydX is no Mint, right? Does it have the stability and perfection of Mint?
by kalomint
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: when lmde 2 (betsy) will be available?
Replies: 126
Views: 23729

Re: when lmde 2 (betsy) will be available?

I am an inexperienced linux user as well and patiently waiting for LMDE betsy. Currently I dual boot and mostly use Linux mint 17.1 XFCE. To that end, are we going to get a XFCE version of LMDE? I find MATE a bit buggy on some aspects and XFCE is flawless and fast.
by kalomint
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Accidentally deleted some stuff in XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Accidentally deleted some stuff in XFCE

Thanks, guys. Let me try looking into Synaptic. I like the idea if re-installing xfce4 meta :)
by kalomint
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Accidentally deleted some stuff in XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Accidentally deleted some stuff in XFCE

I have been trying to make my mint 13 XFCE look nicer. Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted some stuff while fiddling with themes. I went to Synaptic to remove gnome themes, but then in the popup (which I did not read) - usually asks to select dependent programs - I just hit OK. I thought it will g...
by kalomint
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT -which mint to install
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT - which mint to install?

OK, I did not re-install or anything. Just did all the updates on Mint 13 (and made the update manager to check every 3 days), removed docky, disabled some startup programs. Also told her to maybe not put the PC on suspend, but shut it down. I think it may not handle very well the suspend thing, not...
by kalomint
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT -which mint to install
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT - which mint to install?

OK, this is what I get for the CPU... I guess it is OK for the PAE requirement... Would 17 XFCE run better than 13 XFCE? Or 17 is more resource hungry (using windows analogy). kali@kali-linux ~ $ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 15 model name : Intel(R)...
by kalomint
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT -which mint to install
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT - which mint to install?

My friend has been running the Mint 13 XFCE for about a month, but she is reporting frequent freezes on the PC, more than "before she got Linux." I am wondering if I should go ahead and put a fresh Mint 17 XFCE instead now that is is finally out and only do the level 1-3 updates. My only question is...
by kalomint
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT -which mint to install
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT - which mint to install?

Hey CajunLanMan, Thanks for the advice. I ended up going with Maya XFCE 32-bit. It is a bit snappier than MATE at least to me... There were no issues with drivers or anything. Was able to install NVIDIA and everything. My only challenge now is to make it a bit prettier. My friend complained that it ...
by kalomint
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT -which mint to install
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

[SOLVED] Intel E2180, GeForce 7600 GT -which mint to install

Hi guys, This is my very first post. I an new user of linux and quite fascinated with the mint distributions; I think now I can actually start using linux. Anywho, I want to install Linux Mint on an old friend's computer as she is struggling with XP at the moment. My dilemma is whether to install: -...

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