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by mfdemicco
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: KEEPING LMDE UPDATED
Replies: 10
Views: 2188

Re: KEEPING LMDE UPDATED

Resetting the preferences to include levels 4 & 5 brings in the list as attached. There may be more that are not picked up by apt. Yes, I think you're right. I turned on the Level 4 and 5 updates and was wondering why the 486 kernel installed. I'm going to use the sudo apt-get update && apt-get dis...
by mfdemicco
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE
Replies: 57
Views: 31771

Re: HOWTO: Installing Google Chrome in LMDE

Chrome v Chromium...are they one and the same,is one better/faster than the other and will they both get updates through Linux Mint 9's updated manager ?? Chrome is the Google release while Chromium is the open-source version and pretty much the same thing. Chromium will update through the update m...
by mfdemicco
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: Install KDE 4.5, remove Gnome?

If you want a pure KDE edition, I would recommend aptosid instead of LMDE.
by mfdemicco
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Wine 1.3.6
Replies: 10
Views: 6188

Re: Wine 1.3.6

Is is just me, or does Wine really not work reliably? I tried using Filemaker Pro v6 in it, and my relational database froze and every file was corrupted. Good thing I backed it up before using it under Wine. I also installed Windows Firefox with the Flash plugin. It froze also.
by mfdemicco
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58156

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

craig10x wrote:after doing that...are you finding that it now matches the rendering of kubuntu?
if it does, i hope Clem reads your post...ubuntu/kubuntu has the best rendering i have ever seen on linux and if he can get it to that quality on LMDE then it would be great...
Yes, it looks the same to me.
by mfdemicco
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58156

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

After spending some time using Kubuntu, the font rendering is a bit better than what I could get with LMDE. Now, I've made it just as good by installing a patched libcairo2 from http://download.tuxfamily.org/skinny/libcairo2-patched/ and followed these instructions to copy over missing font configur...
by mfdemicco
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint 10 KDE question
Replies: 30
Views: 5973

Re: Linux Mint 10 KDE question

Since Mint 10 Gnome RC is upgradeable to the final through standard updates (when final is released) would I be correct in assuming the same for Mint 10 KDE RC?? Is there even a reason to go to Mint 10 since Mint 9 was a Long Term Support (LTS) edition? I think that means that you will get the late...
by mfdemicco
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint 10 KDE question
Replies: 30
Views: 5973

Re: Linux Mint 10 KDE question

Since Mint 10 Gnome RC is upgradeable to the final through standard updates (when final is released) would I be correct in assuming the same for Mint 10 KDE RC?? Is there even a reason to go to Mint 10 since Mint 9 was a Long Term Support (LTS) edition? I think that means that you will get the late...
by mfdemicco
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: LTS Upgrade from . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: LTS Upgrade from . . .

I had Mint Update fail with the broken packages message also. But I went into a terminal (ctrl-alt-F1), typed init 3, apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, then a reboot and everything upgraded OK. The screen did go blank for a while though. Update: I think (not confirmed) the problem with Mint Upda...
by mfdemicco
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Really rolling?
Replies: 83
Views: 16955

Re: Really rolling?

The level 4 and 5 updates still won't be applied unless you choose to include them in the preferences. I do. But I still find it quicker to open terminal and type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. Just thought it was interesting that the update manager was set up to do dist-upgrade....
by mfdemicco
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Howto use GNOME + OpenBox
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Howto use GNOME + OpenBox

Is this Howto a little outdated? I installed openbox and was able to run an Gnome/Openbox session from the login screen.
by mfdemicco
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Speed Question - relative to other distros
Replies: 15
Views: 2388

Re: Speed Question - relative to other distros

But, after reading through the forums here I see that many believe LMDE to be a very easy and solid distro to install, manage and operate. That's it. Plus the fact that you don't have to do another clean install for the next version. I've upgraded Ubuntu and Mint to the next version a number of tim...
by mfdemicco
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE vs. Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 10161

Re: LMDE vs. Debian

I installed Debian with an XFCE DE, and, "Wow!" Debian's footprint is SO small, and it's so fast! I'm not sure if I don't like it better. I think what you're seeing is the difference between XFCE and Gnome. I doubt there is any difference between Debian Testing and LMDE as far as speed and memory u...
by mfdemicco
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58156

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Beautiful or at least very satisfying fonts here: LCD 1440x900@60hz Appearance -> fonts -> details -> lcd subpixel "slight" /Resolution 96dpi. That it. No scripts, no screwing. hth anamnesis The appearance control panel is broken. The settings don't take (at least for me. Maybe it needs to run as r...
by mfdemicco
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE in netbooks
Replies: 27
Views: 6806

Re: LMDE in netbooks

If you want it to run faster, install Openbox, and choose Gnome/Openbox session when you log in. Speeds up my desktop and netbook.
by mfdemicco
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: CONVERT MINT4WIN TO FULL INSTALL
Replies: 13
Views: 7296

Re: CONVERT MINT4WIN TO FULL INSTALL

You can but it's complicated and I've never tried it. Just make sure to backup before trying. Also run Windows defrag before resizing and make sure you won't lose power. If you lose power while resizing you will lose windows. http://lubi.sourceforge.net/lvpm.html The LVPM website says it will not w...
by mfdemicco
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Openbox
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Openbox

I installed Openbox and used it as window manager by selecting Gnome/Openbox at login. The desktop is much more responsive (windows open faster, for one) and I notice no other changes to the user interface. Should be good for netbooks too. Why isn't Openbox the default window manager?
by mfdemicco
Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Ugly Font Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Ugly Font Issue

burtb08 wrote:

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 sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
This worked for me.
I tried that several times but it didn't work for me.
by mfdemicco
Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Ugly Font Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Ugly Font Issue

I fixed it! I copied the .fonts.conf file (which is an XML file) from my aptosid (was sidux) home folder to my LMDE home folder. I don't know if the fonts render exactly like Ubuntu's, but it looks 1000% better. Contents of the file are as follows: <?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM '...
by mfdemicco
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Ugly Font Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Ugly Font Issue

Is there any solution to the poor font rendering? I want my fonts to look like Mint based Ubuntu's.

The solution appears to be a patched version of libcairo2. No amount of tweaking worked satisfactorily for me.

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