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by tomast
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Poll: respins of Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Poll: respins of Linux Mint

I already made one :-) I purged a Bunch of stuff I never use and installed a few things that I do use. Including ia32-libs , sun-java6 , Boinc , etc... etc... etc... Then I made some changes in the sources.list and (sudo apt update) and (sudo apt upgrade) to install all current updates. In the end i...
by tomast
Thu May 31, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Creating a Distribution
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: Creating a Distribution

zerozero, I would like to thank you so much for the link you posted ! http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918 I have spent the last few hours purging programs I don't want and installing ones I do want , and I did all the current updates. As a plus I learned how to edit using nano when I up...
by tomast
Thu May 24, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The actual use of good hardware.
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: The actual use of good hardware.

I can tell you for sure that you can use Linux for FAR more than just surfing the Internet. ;-) I am running on an i7 990x CPU -- 12 GB RAM -- AMD HD7970 video card (upgraded since after the screen-shot was made) I use it for Distributed computing , CAD , Video encoding and much more. I wish my hard...
by tomast
Tue May 15, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: AMD/ATI & NVidia proprietary video drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: AMD/ATI & NVidia proprietary video drivers

I had thought it would just be a matter of reading and agreeing to the terms of use agreement, like when I install sun-java or Virtualbox. I just wish there would be an easier , more sure way to install video drivers because some functions require the proprietary drivers to work correctly. (Specific...
by tomast
Tue May 15, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: AMD/ATI & NVidia proprietary video drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

AMD/ATI & NVidia proprietary video drivers

I wonder if it would be possible to incorporate the the choice of installing proprietary video drivers into the initial install of Mint 13 ? It can be problematic installing the drivers on Linux especially for new users and it would be a big help if this was an automated choice during the initial in...
by tomast
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Startup Manager / Services + Mint 13
Replies: 5
Views: 8702

Re: Startup Manager / Services + Mint 13

The "a Startup Manager" was just meant to be a generic term.
Whatever you want to call it Grub Customizer or whatever... Something would be better than Nothing at all , like in 12... ;-)
by tomast
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making Linux Mint the default in dual boot configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Making Linux Mint the default in dual boot configuration

Does Mint 12 even have a Start up manager ?
Last I knew , it did not have one... ???
by tomast
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: fastest ubuntu,debian distro
Replies: 20
Views: 6319

Re: fastest ubuntu,debian distro

Ikey, I have to agree with you about that as long as it is Gnome 2 I really like the stability of Squeeze and I was just looking at different OS and Desktops because of wanting to stay away from Gnome 3. I don't care one bit about the latest and greatest software, I just want my Comp. to be reliable...
by tomast
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: UEFI: Windows 8 will ban Linux running on ARM
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: UEFI: Windows 8 will ban Linux running on ARM

Oops Sorry Vincent,
I guess I started reading in the middle of the discussion and skipped the beginning...
and apparently the TITLE too... :oops:
And I guess you are prob right , if it will run XP it should run Linux :D
by tomast
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?
Replies: 359
Views: 92482

Re: Linux Mint 12, and beyond?

I voted for "Follow Debian" but I was referring to Debian Stable :D
by tomast
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: UEFI: Windows 8 will ban Linux running on ARM
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: UEFI: Windows 8 will ban Linux running on ARM

Thanks karliet , I may end up getting an Intel MB if I can't get an answer from Gigabyte.

@ viking777,
You are so right. I have asked repeatedly on the Gigabyte forum about this but
the Silence is Deafening ! No response at all. :x No yes, no , maybe or anything at all...Nothing.
by tomast
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you want in a Linux Distro?
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: What do you want in a Linux Distro?

Nice survey , thanks for asking.
I wish Clem would do such a survey.
I have a feeling the most vocal on the forums are the Minority and the least vocal are the Majority.
i.e. "The Silent Majority" :lol:
by tomast
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: UEFI: Windows 8 will ban Linux running on ARM
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: UEFI: Windows 8 will ban Linux running on ARM

karliet,
May I ask which Mother Board you have ?
I was planning to get a new Gigabyte MB soon but I can't seem to find out if it will have the "disable UEFI" feature or not...
by tomast
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Desktop Screenshots Thread - January 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 31365

Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - January 2012

Simple. Old School ( Isadora )
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Even Older... Even Better... ;) ( Gloria )
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by tomast
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: fastest ubuntu,debian distro
Replies: 20
Views: 6319

Re: fastest ubuntu,debian distro

Murdock,
I had not heard of SalinOS before.
I will sure try it out. I'm looking at the download page now ;)
Thanks for the heads up.

Tomas T
by tomast
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 7 on EEE 701
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Linux Mint 7 on EEE 701

I am not sure I understand correctly but by your post title ( Linux Mint 7 on EEE 701 ) I take it to mean you are now running Mint 7 ? If so you will need to update your sources.list to be able to install anything new. Try this and see if that helps... http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&...
by tomast
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Mint 13 XFCE
Replies: 104
Views: 27764

Re: Mint 13 XFCE

I vote for Mint XFCE based on Debian Stable.
I wouldn't mind if they just completely dumped Ubuntu and Gnome 3.
by tomast
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: fastest ubuntu,debian distro
Replies: 20
Views: 6319

Re: fastest ubuntu,debian distro

I just installed Debian Squeeze XFCE by way of debian-6.0.3-amd64-netinst . I have to say it is the fastest by far of any of the full featured OS I have ever used. It is using only less than 100 MB memory and everything is blazing fast. (Takes <10 seconds from Grub to Desktop ) :shock: I think the n...
by tomast
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Dual boot XP/Lisa on seperate HD
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: Dual boot XP/Lisa on seperate HD

I was really hoping someone else would also offer some help and/or suggestions , but since no one else has here is my advice... Make very sure you are installing to the right drive so you don't mess up XP !!! This is all assuming you are reinstalling Mint 12. First make your Linux drive the Primary ...
by tomast
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub> text editor
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: grub> text editor

Boot from the CD or DVD Live like when you first installed. :D

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