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by cerebellum
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Helena after Gloria
Replies: 15
Views: 1717

Re: Helena after Gloria

I vote for a working player in the next release of Gnome, because, It should work "out-of-the-box". As should Mint be the distro that works. Even from live-cd. Not the distro that *worked*. I agree. I have been trying to introduce Linux to friends and the main problem for them (compared t...
by cerebellum
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Helena after Gloria
Replies: 15
Views: 1717

Re: Helena after Gloria

Now the Safely Remove, which completely removes a usb-stick, together with the red-button in Nautilus poses just question-marks for inexperienced users. They click on the red button and the whole device dissapears ! Not good ! It would be nice to have a message saying the device is safe to be remov...
by cerebellum
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to optimize Mint on old laptop (256 RAM)
Replies: 3
Views: 2013

How to optimize Mint on old laptop (256 RAM)

Greetings.. I installed Mint on a Toshiba Satellite A10-S167 and all seems to be working fine except that everything is slow, which is understandable since it is an old pentium 4m with 256MB of RAM. The only optimization I've thought about is disabling the visual effects. I wonder if there was anyth...
by cerebellum
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remove oem user
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Remove oem user

Greetings.. I've been a fan of Mint for the last 3 distributions and I'm trying to spread the words starting with my cousin's old Toshiba Satellite laptop. Now this laptop is old and the DVD ROM starts to make noise when I load Mint; even after half an hour, it can't even get to desktop (Live CD) Si...
by cerebellum
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

Okay.. I reinstalled Mint (again) with vista harddisk plugged in. The Mint installer recognized my 1TB (vista) as sda, and my 160GB (to be Mint) as sdb, so I simply selected the 160GB (sdb) and chose "use entire disk". Before installation, I clicked advanced and the sdb had been selected a...
by cerebellum
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

umm.. i think i saw something about options in installing grub at sda or sda1 does that mean that sdb, sdb1, sdb2, etc means my vista? if i install mint with vista still inserted and vista is my firstly boot harddisk, would it be asking me to install grub at sdb as default? would it be safe to simpl...
by cerebellum
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

okay.. i'm willing to start over. my current conditions: one SATA hdd with a Windows Vista and another 2 partitions one IDE hdd 160gig what i want: i don't want each OS to know that other OS exists (that means i don't want linux grub to let me choose Windows for that matters) default OS to be any on...
by cerebellum
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

Oh, now that is quite weird. So you say that happens to all the partitions? nope. just sdb1 Do you remember what you formatted it as? Or did you just use the automatic "use entire disk" option? Before I installed Mint, I deleted a partition 50Gig (that leaves another 100Gig in NTFS, got s...
by cerebellum
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

another thing, if i ls /root it shows list of files that is supposed to be my D: drive of vista
by cerebellum
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

i used largest continuous space. sorry, i did mkdir, but when mounting all invalid argument. the onli different one is when i try to mount sdb1 to /mnt says. [ 397.743637] EXT3-fs: unable to read superblock [ 397.743637] EXT4-fs: unable to read superblock mount.mounting /dev/sdb1 on /mnt failed: inv...
by cerebellum
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

OK, so you must have installed boot in a differnt partition. Is that correct? I don't know. How do I check it out? If so, work out which one it is: mount them one at a time (mount /dev/sdxn /mnt; ls /mnt/grub; if there is a no such file or directory error then umount /mnt and mount the next one) mo...
by cerebellum
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

I'll try that later when I'm back at home. It's my home PC. Anyway.. about the video thing, I did boot using recovery mode and selected something sounds like repair video driver and it all worked out already. (with the Vista HDD unplugged of course) Anyway.. is there an easy way to use linux (dual b...
by cerebellum
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

Muzer wrote:ls /dev/hd?? /dev/sd??
grep kernel /boot/grub/menu.lst


no hd??
sdb6, sdb5, sdb2, sdb1, sda3, sda2, sda1

no such directory /boot
by cerebellum
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

okay.. lemme just correct my second problem. when I unplugged my vista and leave Mint as the only connected harddisk, the screen goes blank after loading. There seems to be two different problems.

as for the harddisk problem, lemme try it out.
by cerebellum
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

Actually I did. I have 2 hard drives. A SATA and an IDE. SATA is running Windows. What I did was I unplugged my Vista, plugged in my IDE and install Mint. Then I plugged the Vista back in so that whenever I want Mint, I press F12 and select boot from 2nd hard drive. Is that a problem? I tried unplug...
by cerebellum
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

Greetings.. I have just installed Linux Mint 7 KDE on my desktop. It first ran nicely until I installed my nVidia drivers (restricted). I did a shutdown since it was late at night and decided to check it out the next day. However, I couldn't get into the session and the screen stops (see attachment)...
by cerebellum
Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Menu and Windows button?
Replies: 17
Views: 9923

Re: Mint Menu and Windows button?

I am using the final release of Linux Mint 7 and I can't seem to launch the menu using the windows key.. anything that I should set?
by cerebellum
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Linux Mint 7 on Compaq Presario M2000
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Linux Mint 7 on Compaq Presario M2000

Greetings, I just came across Linux Mint and found it appealing than other Linux distributions. I did manage to install Linux Mint Gloria on my Compaq Presario M2000 smoothly and soon discovered the poor graphic performance. I later realized that I had not done anything about the video adapter which...

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