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by virtualu2
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dist-upgradees / Tools to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Dist-upgradees / Tools to use?

Hi, I have read a bunch of posts on here about using apt-get, aptitude, mintinstall, and synaptic, but I am still confused as to what the differences are and which does the best job? I don't think there will be a best, but what is the most preferred method in terms of ensuring my system stays stable...
by virtualu2
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: newbie sort of, cleaning up the system & command line?
Replies: 2
Views: 395

newbie sort of, cleaning up the system & command line?

Hi, Newbie sort of - technical and have used linux off/on, but new to using it daily for the last 6 months. I have read alot and it seems to be disputed in terms of whether or not to use mintinstall, synaptic, or command line apt-get for new installs, dist-upgrades, etc. What is really the preferred...
by virtualu2
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: KDE 4.x - Mint7 64bit or 32bit? Sorry for duplicate :(
Replies: 2
Views: 330

KDE 4.x - Mint7 64bit or 32bit? Sorry for duplicate :(

Hi, I have been waiting for KDE 4 on Mint 7 so I can move from Windoze/other distros. I know, stubborn, but is there a RC or beta of Mint 7 with KDE I can install now? I am not a newbie entirely and don't mind some quirks. I just got a new system and want to build it out today, please let me know. T...
by virtualu2
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Good video card with good linux support?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Good video card with good linux support?

Hi, I have 2 dell desktops and I want to get new video cards. They both have 2gb of ram, and pci express slots, I believe the newer desktop has the new very small pci-e slot type. I have an ATI Radeon x1300 right now I am using in one of them, and the end connector is different than what a normal dv...
by virtualu2
Tue May 19, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Media in Opera & firefox - music, video, etc?
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Media in Opera & firefox - music, video, etc?

Hi, I am trying to play streaming music within the web browser and some video stuff. Youtube works fine, and flash sites seem fine, the media on some radio stations isn't working right or it hangs for a long time. Is there another app I need? I had previously used the XOODLES script to install mplay...
by virtualu2
Mon May 18, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Monitors - Is it possible to config?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: Dual Monitors - Is it possible to config?

Thx, I tried display and I can move the monitors around but I can't get the one titled "VGA" to come up. I tried using Grandr and the "Extend" option is greyed out. Here is my xorg.conf as I figured this was next. I had tried this previoulsy on a couple distros and never got it w...
by virtualu2
Mon May 18, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Monitors - Is it possible to config?
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Dual Monitors - Is it possible to config?

Hi, I have a Dell D830 laptop and use a docking station during the day. I want to use an external ViewSonic monitor at the standard 1440x900 resolution and then an ACER external monitor with a standard resolution (i believe of 1280x768 or the dsiplay manager shows me an option for 1280x1024) - it is...
by virtualu2
Fri May 15, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: command line - learning ?
Replies: 4
Views: 361

command line - learning ?

Hi, I love MINT and how easy it is to use, but my goal is to learn linux and thus the command line. I know of apt-get and aptitude, but what is the preferred method of updates, apt-get or aptitude? Also, I am running mint update right now, does anyone have some other good command line tools to run i...
by virtualu2
Fri May 15, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Partitioning recommendations?

Hi, I was wondering what people suggest for partition recommendations? I have an 80gb drive, dual core intel 32 or 64bit proc...that still confuses me, how you can pick either..4gb ram, and an intel integrated video card. Any suggestions for partitions aside from a /, swap, and /home? I was wonderin...
by virtualu2
Fri May 15, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Few newbie q's - not new to linux entirely though :)
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Few newbie q's - not new to linux entirely though :)

Hi, Love MINT! I just did a new install and had a couple questions. I have a Dell D830 Laptop with a dual core intel proc 32/64bit, 4gb ram, intel integrated video card - Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Is the 32bit versus 64bit thing going to make a big difference? I have read mostly no,...

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