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by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Improve Display Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Re: Improve Display Manager

I agree that monitors should be easier to configure, but you have to admit they've made a lot of improvement since five years ago.
by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Clem, some food for thought.
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: Clem, some food for thought.

Please don't listen to the people saying "Get rid of MATE." I have Intel Integrated graphics on several laptops on which Cinnamon and KDE work poorly if at all, but mate has never failed me. Keep in mind that these chipsets are very common.
by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Totem/VLC
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Totem/VLC

I vote that Totem gets the sack since it is redundant and less capable than VLC.
by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Forum Suggestion: "liking" individual posts
Replies: 30
Views: 3626

Re: Forum Suggestion: "liking" individual posts

This is a good idea. Popular ideas and solutions would get more attention form the developers and it is the most straightforward way to give feedback.
by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Please include newest RTL8188EE wireless driver
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Re: Please include newest RTL8188EE wireless driver

There seem to be a lot of people having problems with wireless drivers that work intermittently or not at all, so it would be a good thing to include a better variety of up to date drivers, at least for common hardware. I'm glad you were able to fix your problem.
by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Software Centre to have an "Install" button in the main list
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: Software Centre to have an "Install" button in the main

I second this, its a good idea. Maybe have an uninstall button next to installed packages in the list as well.
by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [Suggestion] Software check for obsoletes at install
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: [Suggestion] Software check for obsoletes at install

I think it already does that if you let it connect to the internet.
by SeriesOfTubes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Building a Marginal Gaming Rig
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Building a Marginal Gaming Rig

Since you are looking to save money, I say check out Craigslist and nearby thrift stores for custom built computers. I've seen some for just over 20 dollars with nice looking ATX cases and high watt power supplies. You can buy one of these, vacuum out the dust bunnies, and upgrade it as you see fit....
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless connection randomly does/keyboard issues
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Wireless connection randomly does/keyboard issues

Your second issue could be a broken touchscreen or trackpad. Try disabling them in the BIOS and using a usb mouse with your laptop. For the wifi problem, I would try booting the computer into windows to test it and determine whether it is a software or hardware problem. (I don't love windows, it jus...
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: advertisments
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: advertisments

Have you tried Ubuntu lately?
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Support for cassette tape as a storage device
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Support for cassette tape as a storage device

That sounds like an awesome program, but I don't think the Mint team will make it happen. Since not many people would use it, it would best be put in a repository for people to download if they want it. If I remember correctly, people didn't like using tapes for storage on the Commodore 64 because o...
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Install customization options
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: Mint Install customization options

I am not asking the mint team to throw anything away to make the system lighter. All I am saying is that the user knows better than anyone else what software they will be using so why not make the installation a little faster and more convenient. Users can still have "all that may be needed" by leav...
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 88028

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

My first linux distro was Ubuntu, which everyone seemed to say was the easiest for beginners to use. It had Gnome2 then and I installed it on my mom's old Thinkpad. I liked gnome2 since it was light on memory and I could move the menus around. I tried XFCE but didn't like not being able to do this a...
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Pale Moon browser
Replies: 41
Views: 10976

Re: Pale Moon browser

I think replacing Firefox is a bit more than what most people want, I would like to see it in the repositories.
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint looks outdated (visually) time for a new lick of paint.
Replies: 24
Views: 5366

Re: Mint looks outdated (visually) time for a new lick of pa

I like the overall user interface design, and its similarity to Windows made it palatable in the first place. However, I also don't like that bright eye-straining grey. The wallpaper chooser should also use thumbnails instead of loading full images to stop that annoying lag. I think LM17 has some ni...
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Install customization options
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Mint Install customization options

After installing MInt, I almost routinely uninstall certain packages like Thunderbird, Totem, Pidgin, GIMP, Transmission and others. What is bloatware to some people might be useful to others, so it would be a good idea to let users select which optional third party packages they want during install...
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Win8.1 restorability when making a LM dual boot
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Win8.1 restorability when making a LM dual boot

There is a command line program in linux called "dd" that can be used to clone disks and make disk images. Double check the hard drive you type is the correct one before hitting enter.
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Accessing data from Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Accessing data from Windows

I know you said you don't want to move it, but if you stored all your media files on a NTFS formatted external hard drive you could access them in both Windows and Linux. As for software, Banshee works best for music libraries and VLC is outstanding for playing videos. You can install third party dr...
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error Message during Install
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Error Message during Install

Your install DVD might have burn errors or your disk drive could be malfunctioning. Try installing with a USB stick using software like unetbootin or rufus. Make sure you reformat your flash drive first.
by SeriesOfTubes
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot open .pdf files
Replies: 12
Views: 2818

Re: Cannot open .pdf files

This page lists some Linux PDF software you can try. i think Okular might require some kde packages to run though. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-best-linux-pdf-viewers/

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