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by Dean
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Replace LXDE Panel With Gnome Panel
Replies: 9
Views: 12164

Re: How To: Replace LXDE Panel With Gnome Panel

I apologize for not actively updating this project and being more active on the forums. Had a lot of things come up in my life during the time of the original post and was unable to go any further with it. Now I'm running a full time computer repair shop out of my home town, so now I have even less ...
by Dean
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Update Autostart on other DEs without gksu request
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Mint Update Autostart on other DEs without gksu request

LXDE ppa does not have the lxsession edit. The first download that I gave you was for karmic or for mint 8. Hardy https://launchpad.net/~shiki/+archive/lxde/+files/lxsession-edit_0.1.1-1~ppa1~hardy1_i386.deb Intrepid https://launchpad.net/~shiki/+archive/lxde/+files/lxsession-edit_0.1.1-1~ppa2~intre...
by Dean
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Update Autostart on other DEs without gksu request
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Mint Update Autostart on other DEs without gksu request

lxsession-edit will help you to easily edit start up programs in lxde. It will help to start up the update manager silently as well. You can download it here.

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lx ... 1_i386.deb
by Dean
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mini Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Mini Mint

For the most part, mint's goal is to be as user friendly as possible with the best "out of the box" experience that one would expect. So a mini mint does not really fit in that goal. However, the Ubuntu's mini.iso will accomplish the same things. Install the bare minimals, change the repositories to...
by Dean
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: viruses?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: viruses?!?

been running Linux for a couple years now with no virus protection, and no virus infections. There are a little more then 40 known viruses for Linux, most of which where developed in testing environments, and none of which have caused wide spread damage. That is compared to Microsoft's 100,000 plus ...
by Dean
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ROX-Filer Mini Howto
Replies: 17
Views: 6142

Re: ROX-Filer Mini Howto

The main reason why I suggested the .desktop files is for simplicity. Instead of having to find or make a icon for you bin files, you will already have one by using your .desktop files. Anyways, good tutorial.
by Dean
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: ROX-Filer Mini Howto
Replies: 17
Views: 6142

Re: ROX-Filer Mini Howto

You should be able to use the .desktop files for shortcuts, they will already have icons and will point to the executable files in /usr/bin/
by Dean
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: linux mint for 256 mo RAM
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: linux mint for 256 mo RAM

You have a few other options. You could either install mint and then install LXDE and just login to your LXDE desktop or you could install from Ubuntu's mini.iso only installing the packages you need. LXDE is basically OpenBox with a few tools and a light weight panel and file browser, so basically ...
by Dean
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Computer with Linux Mint made for the elderly.
Replies: 21
Views: 3302

Re: New Computer with Linux Mint made for the elderly.

Political correctness in America has gotten ridiculously out of hand. It has gotten to the point to where certain terms will no longer simply be "not politically correct" but deemed as "hate crime speech". Anyways, I think this is most definitely a worth while project, a little rough around the edge...
by Dean
Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 573
Views: 247904

Re: Conky Showoff thread

Dean: Excellent!! I've alway liked the Conky that goes along the top panel. Is that an official Lubuntu release or did you load LDXE over Ubuntu . . . or is that a LinuxMint OS? Either way it looks good. No this is a screen shot of lxde on top of ubuntu 9.04 (from mini.iso). I was trying to make a ...
by Dean
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Itunes: How to
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Itunes: How to

mp4 (aac) files can be played on linux with by converting them to a readable format such as mp3. I have also read that they can be listened to with the proper codecs, but I have not experience with that. I have done this for a friend of mine a long time ago, but I cant remember what I used. I sugges...
by Dean
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 573
Views: 247904

Re: Conky Showoff thread

Nothing special, but I have 2 conky's set up on my desktop. One on the top which I have used a top lxpanel at 1 pixel so that the conky display does not get covered when i open or maximize windows. And my second one is the calender that pops up when i click on the Tint2 clock and closes when you lef...
by Dean
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: AVG installation unsuccessful [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: AVG installation unsuccessful

Anti-virus's in general will slow down any computer. As many have said before, with Linux you really don't need to run a anti-virus. If you feel the need to then Bit Defender would be a better option as mick had suggested. However, keep in mind that there have only been around 40 viruses known to th...
by Dean
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux printers
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Linux printers

brother, hp and the older lexmark printers. I have used all three, and the only things that don't work are the newer lexmark. Of course results may vary.
by Dean
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: From Windows to Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Re: From Windows to Linux

Gotta keep in mind that KDE is more resource intensive and cannot be used on as many computers a gnome could be. Gnome has more then enough functionability for the average user, while still being fairly easy to use. Each has their own preference, just try each out and see what you like. But as other...
by Dean
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Change .deb Package Dependencies
Replies: 6
Views: 17180

How To: Change .deb Package Dependencies

Just a quick reference guide to changing dependencies on any .deb file. First you will need to extract the .deb to a temporary directory (tmpdir). dpkg-deb -x name-of-package.deb tmpdir Note: Some times the package is a really long name with a bunch of random numbers and letters, especially if you a...
by Dean
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Creating new LiveCD
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Creating new LiveCD

I would suggest doing as nadir said or use mintconstructor which is mints version of reconstructor. The image will be smaller due to the fact that certain things (language packs) will actually be installed during installation instead of being included on disk. You will also not have remastersys left...
by Dean
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Creating new LiveCD
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Creating new LiveCD

are you using remastersys or mintconstructor?
by Dean
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 7- Movie Player
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Mint 7- Movie Player

I'm not sure exactly is the problem with your movie player, but have you tried using vlc player?
by Dean
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow to Respond Volume and Brightness Controls
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Slow to Respond Volume and Brightness Controls

what are your computer specs? and do you have any proprietary drivers install?

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