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by gman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me
Replies: 27
Views: 6588

Re: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me

We can disagree on the benefits of Pinguy, disagree on whether it is better or worse than Mint. But I think one thing we shoudl agree on, Mint and Pinguy demonstrate that Ubuntu is the dominate force in Linux. With MInt, Jolicloud, Ultimate and now Pinguy, we see what can be accomplished off the Ubu...
by gman
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me
Replies: 27
Views: 6588

Re: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me

I question all the negative comments. Pinguy isn't perfect, but it does add things (Firefox extensions and applications) that make life easier. Maybe it has too much. But instead of bashing, see what it has that could be used to benefit Mint.
by gman
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me
Replies: 27
Views: 6588

Re: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me

Maybe it's because my kids (10 and 12 years of age) aren't beginners, all computers in our house run Linux, but my kids had absolutely no problem with Pinguy. I didn't have to explain anything to them. Outside of the genie effect, Pinguy doesn't overwhelm with fancy effects. No wobbly windows. Only ...
by gman
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me
Replies: 27
Views: 6588

Re: Pinguy OS just replaced Mint for Me

Running Pinguy on a four year old Gateway MT6705 with 1.6 Dual Corr Penitum and 2GB ram, Pinguy runs great. Runs about the same as Mint. Runs a slower than Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3, but I was really impressed how fast Ubuntu 10.10 ran on my Gateway laptop.
by gman
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu 10.04 = Vista ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5420

Re: Ubuntu 10.04 = Vista ?

PCLOS is a pretty nice distro. The only thing I didn't like about it was that they have an independent repository thats apt/RPM based. If a particular package needs to be updated, you need to request it to be built. Then there's loose user-based voting system which determines if the package will ac...
by gman
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ubuntu 10.04 = Vista ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5420

Ubuntu 10.04 = Vista ?

Ubuntu 10.04 and derivatives (such as Mint 9) based on it have been disappointing. I thought about moving back to MInt 8 but want some of the features of Gnome 2.30. So far I've moved two laptops to PCLinuxOS, both which did not run Ubuntu 10.04/Mint 9 properly. I'm in the process of moving another ...
by gman
Wed May 19, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

I'm running the amd64 edition on a Compaq Presario F730, nVidia GeFroce Go 6100. What's happening is my xorg.conf is randomly being modified or deleted. I've got the laptop running smoothly with PCLinuxOS. I simply do not have the time to spend trying to figure this out with Ubuntu or Mint. I am now...
by gman
Wed May 19, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

I spoke too soon, everything is messed up again. Not sure what to do at this point. I entered in recovery mode, ran nvidia-xconfig, restarted x server and now it looks really bad. I'm bummed.
by gman
Wed May 19, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

Knock on wood, I have it working. I do owe an apology to Ubuntu/Mint. From reading some info on this laptop, a BIOS upgrade was needed. It appears that with the original BIOS version there was a bad fan temperature computation algorithm that could affect hardware settings in various OS's. So I insta...
by gman
Tue May 18, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

All right, well Linux is all about choice. If PCLinuxOS works but Mint doesn't for you, then go with PCLOS. That's the great thing about Linux, choice. To me Mint is the best distro, is my number one choice and works great for me on my other laptops. Just not this specific laptop. And I know the is...
by gman
Mon May 17, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

I've given up with Mint on this particular laptop. I can get it to work for a period of time. Out of nowhere it will simply stop working and I have to go through the entire configuration process. I simply do not want to do this on a regular basis. Regarding the ease of setting up the display using t...
by gman
Mon May 17, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

@gman If you install via synaptic or the hardware applet it will use them by default (when X starts). You just have to set them up using the settings manager. Alternatively, you can download and install them (which builds them for you) from nvidia's site. There's really no "tweaking" of config file...
by gman
Sun May 16, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

Does Debian support nVidia by default? I've given up. Every time I get it working the xorg.conf file gets rewritten and I lose the nVidia settings and end up with a screen that is not viewable. For the Compaq F730 laptop I'm going with PCLinuxOS. If that's the case, then you aren't running the nvid...
by gman
Sun May 16, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

Does Debian support nVidia by default?

I've given up. Every time I get it working the xorg.conf file gets rewritten and I lose the nVidia settings and end up with a screen that is not viewable.

For the Compaq F730 laptop I'm going with PCLinuxOS.
by gman
Sat May 15, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

Through the restricted drivers tool.

I reinstalled and will try through synaptics or the hardware applet.
by gman
Sat May 15, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

I run nVidia-settings as root and get the following message: You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X Driver Please edit your X configuration file (just run 'nvidia-xconfig' as root) and restart the X server. So this is where I have been running nvidia-xconfig as root and restart X server, it is n...
by gman
Sat May 15, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

Re: NVIDIA settings lost

curmudgeon5, Don't paint a Linux problem in general. This is an issue because Ubuntu (the base for Mint) has decided not to support nVidia video by default. Like I said in my original post PCLInuxOS includes the nVidia drivers and works quote well on my particular laptop, no need for anything comman...
by gman
Sat May 15, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA settings lost
Replies: 32
Views: 3013

NVIDIA settings lost

I'm trying Mint 9 on a Compaq F730 with nVidia graphics. This is the first time I have tried hardware with nVidia graphics. No matter what I do, my nVidia settings do not stick and I end up with a screen that is not readable. I've reinstalled packages. I've booted into low graphics mode, recreated t...
by gman
Mon May 10, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Where to report machines that are a no go
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Where to report machines that are a no go

Not a stock setup. Ram is maxed out at 1GB up from the original 256MB. Hard drive upgraded to a 160GB 5400 RPM up from stock 20GB 4200 RPM. Screen upgraded to 1400 x 1050 up from stock 1024x768. Laptop ran great with Ubuntu 9.10 and Mint 8. If I can't resolve the issue I may move the Dell over to PC...
by gman
Sun May 09, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Where to report machines that are a no go
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Where to report machines that are a no go

Both Ubuntu 9.10 and Mint 8 worked great on my Dell Latitude C610. But the C610 has met it's match with Ubuntu 10.04 and Mint 9, the C610 is essentially unusable. This laptop was never a speed demon, but I could play DVD's, browse folders without issue, do basic tasks without issue. Under both Ubunt...

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