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by Proxima
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Compaq 6715b
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: HP Compaq 6715b

I concur you should try 18.3 Xfce, as that's what I've been running on a slightly older relative of your laptop, nc6400 (until it gave its last breath recently). My main issue on it was extremely weak graphics - intel's GMA950 doesn't cover even basic web browsing nowadays. You should be secured on ...
by Proxima
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: google earth problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3938

Re: google earth problem

I apologize, My "Google Earth" was the "sattelite view" on Google Maps, I am unsure if Google Earth is substantially different. My mistake. It's a standalone application, it generally performs better on older hardware (especially version 6). It also has more features which I believe (not 100% sure ...
by Proxima
Thu May 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: google earth problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3938

Re: google earth problem

For future reference: The linux .deb installers are actually still on google earth download server, even though not linked on the page anymore. No need to use 3rd party uploads. For 7.1.8 I recommend using the non-pro version if there's any issues with Pro. In my case, in the 7.1.8 Pro version 3D ma...
by Proxima
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 codenamed “Serena”
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 codenamed “Serena”

Also looking forward to it, as I'm waiting for 18.1 to do a full reinstall, since upgrading from 17.3 to 18 kinda broke my system a litte :lol: (still usable though so I'm living with it). Good news :)
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 2061
Views: 432726

Re: THE MINT CAFE

I sold it to a 200 year old young lady in 2410 who installed MInt 86 on it and went to visit her ancestors in 2130. It was in great shape, only had 45,000 years on the ageometer. Have you by any chance checked if Mint 86 still supports our current hardware :lol: ? I'm not really too keen on upgradi...
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: need urgent and detailed help releated to projects
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: need urgent and detailed help releated to projects

I read through this thread and only then realised this guy has 12 posts... and only one in here.
So I looked them up.
...
Totally worth it :lol:
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce 18?
Replies: 108
Views: 9673

Re: Xfce 18?

(...) I can't believe so many noobs are running the betas and it's not actiuvely discouraged. Maybe there just aren't enough really experienced users? Gee I don't know, I suppose I'm a noob when it comes to Mint, but I didn't have any problems with LM 18 Cinnamon or Xfce betas. I thought I had in t...
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just giving LM18.0 xfce beta a whirl - loving it!
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Just giving LM18.0 xfec beta a whirl - loving it!

Replaced it with 17.3 for now, was hoping it'll solve my laptop lid problems but unfortunately it didn't. The Display Preferences popup is a Xfce bug, I "solved" it by removing "XF86Display" keyboard shortcut. The random crashes on closing lid seem to be some Mint problem, I think it happened when I...
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automatic login is failing in Mint 18
Replies: 27
Views: 5436

Re: Automatic login is failing

I can confirm that I experience the problem on both of my machines, only timed auto-login works correctly. I have tested that only with cinnamon, but having read your posts I assume the flavor doesn't matter. I use ufw too, but tbh I don't really need the autologin feature to the extent that I'd con...
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Have Linux Mint 18 on a USB stick (Not on harddisk) (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Have Linux Mint 18 on a USB stick (Not on harddisk)

Actually on my #2 pc I have mint & grub installed on an USB stick, and the bios set to boot to usb first, works fine for me(even if a bit slow as it's USB 2.0 stick) If I have the stick plugged in, it boots to grub where I can choose between Mint and Windows, and if I boot the PC without the USB sti...
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce 18?
Replies: 108
Views: 9673

Re: Xfce 18?

In July's monthly news on blog Clem wrote that
The Xfce edition is almost ready. Some of the last bug fixes got in the repository today and we’re getting ready for a stable release.
So perhaps that is what we're looking at, at community.linuxmint.com, a stable rc?

edit: fixed a typo :wink:
by Proxima
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Question: Why the C syntax in programming?
Replies: 53
Views: 2436

Re: Question: Why the C syntax in programming?

Personally, I think you've at least partially answered your own question, (...) Also, the developers at Bell labs liked terse commands. They did not like typing much.(...) Which is true for most programmers. The other answer is how well it implements structured programming, everything organized and ...
by Proxima
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Let's remember to use httpS for images/avatars... :)
Replies: 59
Views: 4804

Re: Let's remember to use httpS for images/avatars... :)

*Doesn't know if it really does matter at all, but panics and rehosts his avatar on imgur for https*
:lol:
by Proxima
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just giving LM18.0 xfce beta a whirl - loving it!
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Just giving LM18.0 xfec beta a whirl - loving it!

So far so good, the only thing that I needed to change were the things mentioned by Pjotr - it seems to annoy more people so probably a thing to change in the stable release. Another problem I had with my laptop I reported on blog but it got deleted, so guess it's not considered a bug (or maybe my d...
by Proxima
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce 18?
Replies: 108
Views: 9673

Re: Xfce 18?

I'm sorry what I meant was Load stable Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. Then add the XFCE desktop files with the Software manager. Then when you log in select XFCE instead of Cinnamon. I'm very new to this so I guess you could also be saying that the difference between Cinnamon and XFCE is much more that ju...
by Proxima
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce 18?
Replies: 108
Views: 9673

Re: Xfce 18?

Why can't you just install Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Stable and then use the Software Manager to install XFCE? Because running more than one DE in a session can make for special kinds of chaos, not to mention resource-management issues if you are running an underpowered system. Oh boy, reminds me of t...
by Proxima
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: pc too old for mint?
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: pc too old for mint?

kinoking0 wrote:I just tried mate and had the same outcome. I will buy a dvd after work and try that since it seems my mobo hate usb. Hopefully that will fix the problem.
Have you tried anything from the link I posted above?
But yes, it seems to be a problem with old (LGA775 era) Gigabyte mobos and USB booting.
by Proxima
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Xfce – BETA Release
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Xfce – BETA Release

I ended up killing one of my Cinnamons by meddling too much in drivers and stuff so... instead of probably wasting time trying to fix it, I just did some backups and now...
...I welcome my new XFCE overlord :lol:
by Proxima
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I want Mint 18 KDE! Now!
Replies: 24
Views: 2844

Re: I want Mint 18 KDE! Nooooowwwwwww!!!!

This thread made me chuckle :lol: I'm predicting 2 months or more before the next Mint KDE is released. Seems to me Plasma 5.x needs tons of work before becoming a serious player in the OS arena. I have tried latest Kubuntu and other KDE-based distros with latest Plasma in it and they're basically i...
by Proxima
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Mint 18] Laptop freezes randomly with nvidia but not intel card
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: [Mint 18] Laptop freezes randomly with nvidia but not intel card

Do you have any other system installed that runs fine? USB/DVD installer Live works ok? If the answer to any of those is no then it kinda feels like some hardware issue, perhaps overheating or malfunctioning RAM? (you can run memtest from installer media). Perhaps the nvidia chip might be faulty? Or...

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