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by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 7 & Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Mint 7 & Wine

Application installation commands are distro-specific. In other words, what works on one flavour of Linux won't work on another. The Debian ones (work on any Debian derivative, including Debian itself, Ubuntu, Mint, and a few others) that I find the most useful: sudo apt-get install packagename (ins...
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: nm-applet
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: nm-applet

1) (you may want to do this last instead of first in case you mess up one of the later steps, then you'll still have a usable internet): Remove all links to /etc/init.d/networking from /etc/rcx.d (x in rcx.d being a number or the letter S, DON'T remove it from rc0.d or rc6.d as this is the one that ...
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Check and repair bad sector?
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: Check and repair bad sector?

You can't really repair bad sectors - bad sectors means a sector of the HDD that is bad, in other words, unreliable. If scans are showing up bad sectors when they never did before, you should get a new HDD.
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is MINT more unstable then Debian lenny?
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Is MINT more unstable then Debian lenny?

Because of the way that Debian Lenny works (using much older, tried and tested packages), Lenny is definitely more stable than Mint, but for what? You have really old packages, which means nowhere near as much compatibility. Squeeze is quite unstable due to the fact that it's still changing; package...
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ext3 or Ext 4
Replies: 19
Views: 2325

Re: Ext3 or Ext 4

Install an ext3 /boot partition. Believe me. It will make your live easier if you ever choose to install a different distro.
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ATI 4830 Support
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: ATI 4830 Support

For older cards, the open-source "radeon" driver works fine.

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and underneath Section "Device" add Driver "radeon"
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install TV Card & watching TV [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: How to install TV Card & watching TV [SOLVED]

That's rather weird. Sounds like they used a different chipset but kept the PCI ID the same as a phillips one! Naughty!
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need special Linux nVidia drivers???
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: Do I need special Linux nVidia drivers???

Okay, it says I have the latest nVidia driver installed. Now, when I open up "Display" in my Menu, it tells me "Your graphics driver does not support the necessary extensions to use this tool..." It also cannot detect my monitor. How can I change my refresh rates and tweak other...
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: High CPU Usage
Replies: 10
Views: 3153

Re: High CPU Usage

It could be due to you not having good graphics drivers installed, so the it is putting some of the load onto your CPU. What is your graphics card? Find out from a lspci command.
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow Internet Coonection in Mint 7 Gloria
Replies: 59
Views: 17766

Re: Slow Internet Coonection in Mint 7 Gloria

Make sure you add those lines before "exit 0".
by Muzer
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Inspiron B130
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Inspiron B130

Try typing:

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sudo depmod


Before the modprobe.
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linksys Wireless Card Not Detecting Networks
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: Linksys Wireless Card Not Detecting Networks

Oh no, you have to do that when you are online. Plug it in temporarily to your router with a cable if you can, or use a different WiFi card temporarily.
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wired and Wireless don't work.
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Wired and Wireless don't work.

Try:

sudo modprobe sis190

Post any errors

If it refers to a log or dmesg or something like that, post the last few lines of the command dmesg
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Argus Bean
Replies: 13
Views: 946

Re: Argus Bean

Are you sure you did that correctly? No new messages seem to have appeared when you plugged it in - I'd at least expect a message from the USB driver saying it's found something.
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Cannot boot after install nVidia driver

OK then, you will just have to install mint with Vista still inserted, and remove the Vista option manually by editting /boot/grub/menu.lst. Comment out all the lines related to Vista - it will be very near the bottom, if not right at the bottom, and in a clear section. Just put a hash (#) at the be...
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What dns server I am conected?
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: What dns server I am conected?

DNS server should be your router's IP (same as Gateway) if your ISP don't give it to you. Your router will figure out the one to use.
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount folder with Samba?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Mount folder with Samba?

Does it work if you replace the computer name with the IP? If so, 1) Edit /etc/nsswitch.conf, 2) Find the line starting "hosts:", 3) Edit the line so instead of saying "files mdns4_minimal" (etc) it says "files wins mdns4_minimal" (etc). Finally, type sudo aptitude inst...
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Kernel
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Update Kernel

sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

If that doesn't get everything:

sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

The latter might uninstall packages though.
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install TV Card & watching TV [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: How to install TV Card & watching TV

I have a very similar chipset: Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1) ...so yours should work. Try the following: ls -l /dev/video* Also try: sudo modprobe saa7134 ...and try again. If it works after doing that last command, but not aft...
by Muzer
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi help needed
Replies: 12
Views: 853

Re: Wifi help needed

Ooh god, wifi, I was being a bit of a plonker there ;p

Connect to the internet (somehow, possibly with a cable), and type:

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sudo aptitude install linux-backports-modules-jaunty


That one command should fix everything. Should.

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