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by laofzu
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation finishes, but reboot not working!
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Installation finishes, but reboot not working!

It doesn't bother me too much as I know what to do about it. But, it is embarassing when demonstrating Linux Mint to others, or if I give them a DVD. They don't know what to do about it, and it turns them off on Linux Mint before they even get into trying it out. Considering how long the glitch has ...
by laofzu
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation finishes, but reboot not working!
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Installation finishes, but reboot not working!

I have tried Linux Mint on 7 different computers (mostly Dell, desktops & laptops). When installation completes, computer will not reboot without forcing me to hold power button to shutdown and restart machine. This is not a new problem with Linux Mint 17 or LMDE. It is annoying and embarrasing when...
by laofzu
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Drop LMDE or turn it over to a community group!
Replies: 17
Views: 6078

Re: Drop LMDE or turn it over to a community group!

I would happily come back if LMDE was consistently maintained, and stable enough to use on my client's machines. I can't see that happening if it is based on debian testing instead of debian stable. I play with Debian Jessie on occasion, and it is still too unreliable to use for everyday work. If Li...
by laofzu
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Drop LMDE or turn it over to a community group!
Replies: 17
Views: 6078

Drop LMDE or turn it over to a community group!

Since Linux Mint is unable or unwilling to keep LMDE up-to-date, perhaps they should just drop it altogether or turn it over to a community to maintain. I have long since moved on to Debian Wheezy with the Mate 1.6 desktop installed. Works fine, no need to wait anymore for Linux Mint to release new ...
by laofzu
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Why I have given up on LMDE
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

Re: Why I have given up on LMDE

I got tired of every update pack causing some hardware not to function anymore. I am also not a huge fan of of the mint x or mint z themes, prefer the default cinnamon and mate themes. I found a good soultion with Debian Wheezy with LightDM and Mate 1.6 installed. Hardware all works, and themes are ...
by laofzu
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE package freshness
Replies: 9
Views: 6477

Re: LMDE package freshness

I solved the problem with my ATI HD 4200 video gpu and HP Photosmart 3140 printer by switching the lmde sources to Debian Wheezy while I wait and wait and wait for LMDE to at least catch up with Debian Wheezy in it's repos. Why are LMDE users the last in line to get updates while all other editions ...
by laofzu
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 121
Views: 38199

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

Eventually it will be, but at the moment LMDE latest is behind Wheezy. Installing Mate 1.6 while possible is a bit of bother, and doesn't work well with LMDE modifications made to Mate 1.4 and Debian. Tried it already with little success or satisfaction.
by laofzu
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 121
Views: 38199

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

Wish I could wait that long, had to switch some sources to Debian Wheezy in order to get my printer driver installed. Also, why can't we have more theme choices than Mint-x and Mint-z by default. I am sure someone loves the metal look with no contrast, but with my bifocals it is just plain hard to r...
by laofzu
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: GnuCash
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: GnuCash

You can probably find the .deb packages at the www.debian.org website under unstable or experimental package lists. WARNING! Installing these packages may have dependencies that can't be met, and that can interfere with the operation of other parts of LMDE. Definitely back up your home folder before...
by laofzu
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Muting audio doesn't work properly
Replies: 5
Views: 3619

Re: Muting audio doesn't work properly

Another solution is to install alsamixer-gui, then you can unmute the sound easily whenever you want. Or someone could just fix the damn sound problem permanently.
by laofzu
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE UP6 ISOs?
Replies: 58
Views: 16234

Re: LMDE UP6 ISOs?

Ahh, wouldn't it be nice if all you had to do was keep doing the updates, and everything kept working as it should. In real life, that doesn't happen. Each update pack brings new problems to sort out, and usually requires a complete new install to get everything working again. Sometimes 2 or 3 insta...
by laofzu
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED]Web Page Editor
Replies: 21
Views: 9428

Re: Web Page Editor

While it may seem scary, in the long run hand-coding web pages gives you more control and freedom to be creative. The tools you need are readily available in LMDE: gedit/pluma, gFTP and Gimp. I have been using them for years with great success. I have created a series of modules that can be used tog...
by laofzu
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Please, something that just works!

If I purchased a computer with Linux preinstalled, that would only be good until the next round of updates is released. Then my hardware may no longer be supported, new equipment I purchase such as printers may not be supported, etc. Also, the selection of computers available with Linux is pretty l...
by laofzu
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Please, something that just works!

You are right!!! In retrospect, I have never found another OS that works perfectly out of the box. This goes all the way back to my first computer, a TI 99/4. The Commodore 128, IBM compatibles with DOS, and machines with successive versions of Windows starting with Windows 3.1 all had their frustra...
by laofzu
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Please, something that just works!

I am glad to hear some people have no issues using Linux. I have used Lycoris, Linspire, Freespire, Xandros, Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Mageia, SolusOS and numerous other distributions on a dozen or more machines. They all have their good points, but sooner or later, the fatal flaw appears ...
by laofzu
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Re: Please, something that just works!

If I purchased a computer with Linux preinstalled, that would only be good until the next round of updates is released. Then my hardware may no longer be supported, new equipment I purchase such as printers may not be supported, etc. Also, the selection of computers available with Linux is pretty li...
by laofzu
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5574

Please, something that just works!

I have tried a lot of linux distributions over the last few years, and am still looking for one that just works out of the box. By that, I mean no command line fixes, updates, etc. with support for my hardware and applications I want to use. My current frustration is with Linux Mint where the Linux ...
by laofzu
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Will LMDE ISO Ever Be Updated?
Replies: 28
Views: 7814

Re: Will LMDE ISO Ever Be Updated?

The sooner the better, downloading and installing 1400+ packages takes a long time for each new install I do.
by laofzu
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Is their going to be a LMDE 14?
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Is their going to be a LMDE 14?

I wonder what hardware on my system will no longer be supported this time, and will there be another 1300+ updates to install not to mention another mint-debian-meta-mate package? Common sense would tell you to have the respin ready before you release UP6 as well as legacy drivers for existing hardw...
by laofzu
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE pos UP5 new isos?
Replies: 1
Views: 902

LMDE pos UP5 new isos?

Anyone know of plans to create a LMDE respin with UP5?

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