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by scryan
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed not showing [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Installed not showing

Hi All Hope you guys don't get tired of answering newbie questions. 1.Installed FreeBasic and it installs into a folder with a name unbearably long. If I edit the folder name to something simple like FB, the path's to the compiler are lost. How do I edit / change that. 2. FreeBasic does not show up...
by scryan
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Application Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Application Sound

Looks like pacmd should be able to if your using pulse audio. Not something I have done, but I have used it control overall volume... It has a ton more then I have used though and if you read through their help and man page you may be able to figure it out?
by scryan
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A big desktop clock
Replies: 11
Views: 13138

Re: A big desktop clock

xclock is very simple, but basically exactly what you said...
by scryan
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gcc Not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: gcc Not Working

I have tried that but it is broken and gcc is still not working! Please help me. it is not going to work until you install the package mentioned in the link. What you do mean "tried that but it is broken"? Can you copy and paste the error message you get when trying to install build-essential? Did ...
by scryan
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User Currently Used By Process
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: User Currently Used By Process

You can't change the user name ''weaselboy'' while logged in as ''weaselboy''. Make an extra administrator maybe... sudo adduser dilbert sudo adduser dilbert sudo ...then log out and back in as dilbert to change weaselboy. There's room for thousands of users. You could also simply not log in at boo...
by scryan
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which distro is best for IT/CS person
Replies: 24
Views: 1735

Re: Which distro is best for IT/CS person

coder123 wrote: Ok thanks I didn't know gentoo had gone downhill.
Errr... I don't know that gentoo has "gone downhill" the OS going strong... They just lost a large chunk of documentation a number of years ago... Sounds a bit wrong to say the whole thing has gone down hill.
by scryan
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which distro is best for IT/CS person
Replies: 24
Views: 1735

Re: Which distro is best for IT/CS person

I thought about making this a poll but decided not to because I want to see you guys comment. Do you guys think mint is suffice for IT and CS people or are they more suited for more advanced distros like Arch Linux and gentoo? As a CS person myself I personally think mint is suffice unless your loo...
by scryan
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is This A Good Linux Computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Is This A Good Linux Computer?

You could likely run a functional desktop on that thing... I have a similar laptop with 512mb ram and Mint 13 w/mate ran on it... though it was slow. It ran Arch linux with mate and simple programs reasonably OK, but probably not to the standards of people used to new technology. That is a brutal ad...
by scryan
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What can I do Java and Linux?
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Re: What can I do Java and Linux?

if you try to make my linux "EASY" like windows I will punch you in your face. You dont need to be aggressive. I am trying to use LinuxMint and I am struggling to find the right tutorial videos and material to solve my issues. http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Bible-Christopher-Negus/dp/1118999878/ref=sr...
by scryan
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Downloading and installing Touch Freeze in LM17.1
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: [Solved] Downloading and installing Touch Freeze in LM17

Re: [Solved] Downloading and installing Touch Freeze in LM17 Postby administrollaattori on Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:17 am An easy and safe solution would have been to install gpointing-device-settings application .. :wink: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=186118 administrollaallori, Thanks for your interesting new i...
by scryan
Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Different DEs
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Different DEs

Hey guys, Thanks for the replies! I've been meaning to try out KDE and XFCE, so I'll give them a whirl next time I feel like tinkering. I've read a bit about (as I understand it) not having a DE and using a program like fluxbox instead. Does that sound right? Has anyone tried this out, or have any ...
by scryan
Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Downloading and installing Touch Freeze in LM17.1
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: [Solved] Downloading and installing Touch Freeze in LM17

:( That's not a solution. I am happy it works for you, and if that's good enough its good enough.... But is the option not present in your KDE config options? There really is a built in solution for this, apologies if you have already tried it... but its always best to figure out WHY things aren't w...
by scryan
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Downloading and installing Touch Freeze in LM17.1
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Downloading and installing Touch Freeze in LM17.1

TouchFreeze is simple utility for Windows In general you will have a MUCH better time in linux if you STOP looking for ways to run your old windows utilities, and START thinking about the basic functionality you enjoy and look for the best way to provide it in linux. For example, instead of asking ...
by scryan
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why not default install nomodeset?
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: Why not default install nomodeset?

Well, 95 % (or more) of the computers don't need nomodeset.... Don't forget that we see mainly the problem cases here, not the success stories. :mrgreen: Well, maybe. I have a hard time believing 95% of the computers don't require it,maybe (?). Even just being presented with an option up front to s...
by scryan
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: TV as a monitor problem (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: TV as a monitor problem

The monitor should figure out and display the image it is give... Often is this is untrue its a setting on the TV not the computer. Check your TVs scaling option to see what works best, sometimes Auto can't do it.
by scryan
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What can I do Java and Linux?
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Re: What can I do Java and Linux?

I want to contribute to the Linux community somehow. My background is in web technologies. I started learning Java today. So how can I help develop the next Linux Mint version? I dont really get how Linux works, despite using Linux for four years. When I finish my Java course I might just do the on...
by scryan
Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LibreOffice calc formulas?
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: LibreOffice calc formulas?

Brain out, not to argue that libreoffice has complete compatibility... but is it possible your experience is a bit dated at this point? I noticed you kept mentioning open office... Its been a good few years since that was in common use and libreoffice now vs open office back when it was the standard...
by scryan
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LibreOffice calc formulas?
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: LibreOffice calc formulas?

I just started using Linux and I love it, but I was curious about something. I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I'm living in a world full of Microsoft users. It's rare, but once in a while I may need to prepare spreadsheets that do calculations, and possibly share them. That being said, does libre...
by scryan
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why Linux? Why not Microsoft?
Replies: 90
Views: 10135

Re: Why Linux? Why not Microsoft?

The ability to use just a lightweight tiling window manager, and sane configuration files.
by scryan
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason
Replies: 91
Views: 12617

Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

I still have windows because...

Its not a competition. You don't get bonus points.
Its about using the best tool for the job. Most the time for me thats linux but sometimes things are built for windows, and they will work better if you use windows.

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