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by DonPolo883
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Screen Flickers and then Freezes
Replies: 16
Views: 7586

Re: Linux Mint 12 Screen Flickers and then Freezes

I am suddenly, within the last 3 days, having exactly the same issues with Mint 11. I tracked it back to the audio streamer. I had used Banshee for years but migrated to Clementine recently. Now I have uninstalled Clementine. I reverted to Banshee but still have the occasional mouse issue, flickerin...
by DonPolo883
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse causes screen flicker and desktop to freeze.
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Mouse causes screen flicker and desktop to freeze.

Follow up: Today I reverted to Banshee as my radio streamer from Clementine, which I had been using for the last few months. So far there is no problem. Okay. So all of a sudden my mouse and kb cause flickering and screen lock, just in last 48hours. If I correctly traced it back to the clementine au...
by DonPolo883
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse causes screen flicker and desktop to freeze.
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Mouse causes screen flicker and desktop to freeze.

OK, not quite a newbie, but not sure where else to put this problem. I have used Mint since March 2009, and recently upgraded from the very stable Helena to Mint 11 Katya. This has been working quite nicely for several months now until this weeks updates, followed by an installation of Opera and Chr...
by DonPolo883
Sun May 23, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Earth installs but doesn't run. Where to from here?
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Google Earth installs but doesn't run. Where to from her

I had the same problems, in Mint 6, when tryig to run from terminal, it aborts with a video error. Turns out that Gooogle Earth uses Open GL and my PC had a propietary graphics card, so Open GL wouldn't work. However saying that, in Mint 8 it seems ok, the AMD drivers are updated to cope with openGL...
by DonPolo883
Sat May 22, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble with installation?
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Trouble with installation?

would this apply to my desktop with an AMD hd2400 video card, I get process failed due to unknown userid part way into boot from livecd
by DonPolo883
Sat May 15, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: complete loss of sound - Help
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: complete loss of sound - Help

I trialled Mint 8 a few times on a spare HDD, every time I had audio problems. if I opened Skype I suddenly "lost" the hardware tabs for the working audio and left me with the video card drivers, (?) and freecom phone only, re-install was only solution. I believe that there is a kernel pro...
by DonPolo883
Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: desktop theme suddenly changes clour
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: desktop theme suddenly changes clour

Found it!!!!!!

Screenlet:. Now Playing

when this screenlet is activated whilst listening to streaming radio, it randomly screws with the desktop colour. Uninstalled, switched off, deleted and exiled forever.
by DonPolo883
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: desktop theme suddenly changes clour
Replies: 2
Views: 562

desktop theme suddenly changes clour

Hi, I am still on mint 6 Felicia, I use Gnome colour changer etc, but recently at no particular time, for no particular reason there is a little "shudder" in the display, mouse seems to wiggle a second or so and my window frame colour goes to blue. Not pretty. Also the gnome panel at the b...
by DonPolo883
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!
Replies: 90
Views: 34909

Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

I have only been using Linux since March this year, I tried several Live cds and found that, on migration from MS, Mint was the easiest to install, and understand, and improve on installed packages. As regards the cosmetic desktop wallpaper, each to his own, if ya don't like it, change it. And in th...
by DonPolo883
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!
Replies: 90
Views: 34909

Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

Hi Clem, Congrats on the new release. I am still on Gloria as you said that Felicia had the same old issues with ATI graphics cards, so I decided to stick with the OS that was working. Does Helena have the same issues or is the situation improved regarding OpenGL ? I would like to upgrade, or new in...
by DonPolo883
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype.mint install on Gloria
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Skype.mint install on Gloria

Thanks to all for the responses, my friend went back to Felicia and has no problems with any of it.
by DonPolo883
Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype.mint install on Gloria
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Skype.mint install on Gloria

I have just installed gloria on a friends laptop, and trying to install the Skype package is impossible. 1: From Skype, downed the tar DEB file...... no 2: from Synaptic package handler, not listed,..... no 3: from software manager, listed, can't get files from Ubuntu.............no 4: from Software...
by DonPolo883
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot get Rhythmbox to become my default player at all.
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Cannot get Rhythmbox to become my default player at all.

As posted earlier, it is quite simple, I tried for an age to get VLC as my default MP$ player then: rght click over an mp4, properties, and check the box you prefer. If it ain't there add it.works for me....
by DonPolo883
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ATI drivers and LInux incompatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 437

ATI drivers and LInux incompatibility

Ok, here's the thing. I installed Linux Mint 6 Gloria from a liveCD in March, broke it in May and again in July. My fault both times. Did a total re-install from Cd and now I am at the same stage I was in March after the original install. Mint is fine, Firefox too....BUT. Using the proprietary setti...
by DonPolo883
Mon May 11, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: nasa TV live
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: nasa TV live

OK belay that, I just found the VLC for Mozilla plug-in in the package handler and we appear to be working fine, roll on the launch tonight.
by DonPolo883
Mon May 11, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: nasa TV live
Replies: 1
Views: 325

nasa TV live

Help, anyone please, I have had my Linux Mint 6 working without many problems now since March. Always had a minor issue with the webcam, and Google Earth, due to the proprietary (?) video card drivers not working well in Linux. Nvidia, I am told would probably sort this out but having installed it w...
by DonPolo883
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie needs help and explanation pls
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Newbie needs help and explanation pls

OK, so I got started, having tried severals liveCD variants and decided on MINT. All works fine except: Google Earth view screen flashes all the time, as does some video in other applications. Also, I had 4 desktops up to yesterday, on the mouse wheel, but now I cannot use this facility, although th...

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