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by gnomic
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which is the best Linux distro for a 5 year old pc ?
Replies: 31
Views: 5289

Re: Which is the best Linux distro for a 5 year old pc ?

Hmmm, kinda hard to know which is the 'best' distro for your PC - expect that would be the one that meets your requirements. You could have a look at antiX, there is a mid-sized edition of approx 340MB - currently testing M11 version, see forums under announcements. There is a Puppy based on Slackwa...
by gnomic
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Which version for 128 mb ram?
Replies: 34
Views: 17418

Re: Which version for 128 mb ram?

This might be interesting. Appears to be targeted at low ram machines.

http://minino.galpon.org/wiki/doku.php? ... cteristics

Haven't tried it myself, but planning to do so.
by gnomic
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian: My take so far
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Mint Debian: My take so far

Just on the wifi thing, I have a Belkin card with Ralink rt2561s and an SMC branded one with Atheros AR2314 that both seem to work with all the live CDs I try which supply wireless firmware, as most do. However it can be a pain trying to determine what chip is actually in a card as the Kamakuza123 m...
by gnomic
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Live Disc wont Run
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

Re: Live Disc wont Run

Kinda hard to know why yr machine won't work with this, but on the basis of the symptoms it sounds like some sort of fresh Xorg hell, probably involving the infernal kernel modesetting, aka KMS. One expedient might be to swap out the video card (you *do* have a couple of spare ones in a cupboard, ri...
by gnomic
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Dual-Monitor Problem (Intel)
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: LMDE Dual-Monitor Problem (Intel)

Don't wish to ruin your day, but you might just have to live with this. The 852/855 is not one of Intel's best efforts and seems to be the target of a concerted campaign by the Xorg people and the writers of Intel drivers to make life painful for people who want to use it under Linux. Aside from tha...
by gnomic
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LM9 Xfce - problem mounting usb volume
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

LM9 Xfce - problem mounting usb volume

Yesterday ran Mint 9 Xfce for the first time. I connected a laptop drive via a USB/IDE adaptor. This hardware works with other distros, ie is recognised and is able to be mounted. With Xfce Mint however, the attached drive is recognised and seen as /dev/sdb1 according to dmesg. But it does not show ...
by gnomic
Fri May 21, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 9 frozen on screensaver
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Mint 9 frozen on screensaver

Welcome to the wonderful world of a frozen X Window session. I have had this happen with Mint on a laptop with Intel video. As near as I can tell, it's probably a bug to do with video drivers. I would say your best hope is to identify the offending screensaver(s), and remove it or them from the list...
by gnomic
Mon May 17, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released!
Replies: 224
Views: 73108

Re: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released!

Suspend failures with ThinkPads @ bennachie Hi, thanks for responding re suspend success with your portables. I confess I haven't done much homework on this. The beast called acpi is in the frame I think. A question did occur to me; do you use any hardware buttons on your machine to evoke the suspen...
by gnomic
Sun May 16, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released!
Replies: 224
Views: 73108

Re: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released! - live suspend

Afraid I haven´t tried the RC for Isadora, but I did just want to drop in 2 cents worth on a little problem I find annoying. I tend to use live CDs much of the time, commonly with a couple of ThinkPad laptops. I often have a web browsing session and then want to take away some pages in a browser for...
by gnomic
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: live cd v8 - screensaver causing freeze on Intel video?
Replies: 1
Views: 560

live cd v8 - screensaver causing freeze on Intel video?

Hi there, Good work with fluxbox edition, enjoying it. However I have had a glitch while using the live CD. While the screensaver is active my machine freezes and stops responding to keyboard input. The 'puter is a ThinkPad R51 with Intel 82852/82855 integrated video. Haven't found a way of escaping...
by gnomic
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" Fluxbox CE Wishlist & Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 10634

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" Fluxbox CE Wishlist & Discussion

Just touching on the question of Network Manager vs wicd, put me down as a vote for wicd. What I find is that for my purposes (wifi with or without encryption) wicd always seems to work, whereas there are sometimes problems with NM. I find for example that NM will sometimes dash off and select any o...
by gnomic
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" Fluxbox CE Wishlist & Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 10634

Re: Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" Fluxbox CE Wishlist & Discussion

Having run Mint 6 fluxbox on a ThinkPad Z60m for a day or so, I notice there doesn't seem to be any sleeping going on, or at least screen dimming. The screen is always on. I haven't looked into this closely, perhaps there are some settings for energy saving or the like that I have missed? Otherwise ...
by gnomic
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: no sound output LM5&6 fluxbox with cs46xx
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: no sound output LM5&6 fluxbox with cs46xx

Call this resolved, if not solved. Eventually I found that on altering the audio output settings in MPlayer and VLC, they sent sound to the speakers. So here we have a tweak that works, but don't ask me how. MPlayer Prefs>Audio>Configure driver - by altering 'Default' to hw=0:0 VLC Change prefs pane...
by gnomic
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: no sound output LM5&6 fluxbox with cs46xx
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: no sound output LM5&6 fluxbox with cs46xx

Thanks for your reply, I had a look at the link you supplied. In that case the problem was solved by substituting another card, not quite the solution I was hoping for :wink: . However I did try a couple of the commands for testing mentioned in that post, and tada! sound came from the speakers. That...
by gnomic
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: Others
Topic: no sound output LM5&6 fluxbox with cs46xx
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

no sound output LM5&6 fluxbox with cs46xx

Hi, I ran the long-awaited fluxbox version of Mint 6 on a P4 box with a pci Cirrus Logic soundcard (to be precise lspci says it is CrystalClear SoundFusion with CL 4614/22/24/30). Alas, no sound emanates from my speakers. I have adjusted the mixer settings and looked at alsamixer in a terminal, no s...

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