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by trueleowdeo
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: broadcom driver blues[SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 982

broadcom driver blues[SOLVED]

i want to use wireless but linux mint 12 lisa says firmware is missing. My wireless card is Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) and i got it by typing sudo lspci and looked for the entry for wlan. I tried installing broadcom-sta-common i found in package manager ...
by trueleowdeo
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to kill window manager properly
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: how to kill window manager properly

i was hoping to kill the window manager manually using killall command. (this is for academic purporses) to see the effect of having linux run without a window manager.
It was mentioned that i had to change some x startup files but i have no idea what the heck this is.
by trueleowdeo
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to kill window manager properly
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

how to kill window manager properly

hi, i was watching a podcast about the x window system from the itunes store(free) and i noticed that they were able to kill the window manager (eg jwm) at will and startup another eg icewm. When i attempted this on my system, the session closed. How can i kill a window manager without shutting down...
by trueleowdeo
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to improve my linux desktop experience
Replies: 5
Views: 588

how to improve my linux desktop experience

i have read many places where guys say linux is the best server operating system. I don't happen to own a server, so i guess they are right. But these are the problems that are preventing me from adopting linux as my preferred desktop operating system. 1. Software repository method of installation: ...
by trueleowdeo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: my linuxmint sucks on netbooks
Replies: 2
Views: 472

my linuxmint sucks on netbooks

i tried installing linuxmint 8 on a friends netbook but it was excruciatingly slow and videos could not play in full screen. This was suprising since it works well on my older dell gx 270 Questions 1. why did mint 8 perform poorly on a newer netbook than on an old desktop gx 270 dell 2. in general, ...
by trueleowdeo
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do i identify my graphics card name
Replies: 3
Views: 869

how do i identify my graphics card name

hi ,
i want to know how i can identify the graphics card name, model and manufacturer but i don't know how.
i also want to know the model of my wireless card.
Please help
thanks
by trueleowdeo
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant watch my Videos
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Cant watch my Videos

It sucks, ave been there.
:(
-What version of Linux mint are you running on?
-Try running vlc from the command-line then drag and drop there the movie you were trying to play before. Hopefully it will display an error message on the command line, then copy and paste it here.
by trueleowdeo
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: my hard disk is failing
Replies: 5
Views: 997

my hard disk is failing

i recently switced on my pc only to see this error message utility:palimpsest disk utility 80gb hard diks smart status: disk failure is imminent last self test failed question(s) -is it possible to save the failing hard disk, say by formating it, or this makes matters worse? -what causes hard disks ...
by trueleowdeo
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MP3
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: MP3

ave never tried it, but try rhythm Box player. It is said it can rip cds. :D
see http://www.anewmorning.com/2008/05/21/1 ... o-players/
by trueleowdeo
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: user friendliness: How can i disable all permissions
Replies: 3
Views: 362

user friendliness: How can i disable all permissions

Son of man has gotten sick of restrictions of permissions.
You don't have permission to do this, you don't have permission to do that.
:oops:
How can i disable asking for permissions, So that i do whatever i want. After all i am not protecting government secretes on my pc.
Thanks
by trueleowdeo
Thu May 27, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: is it possible to change linux mint 8 "TASKBAR"[solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: is it possible to change linux mint 8 "TASKBAR"[solved]

Thanks guys. On a parting note, will i have better luck with LXFE desktop?
But i think these are enough tweeks for one day. :D
by trueleowdeo
Thu May 27, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: is it possible to change linux mint 8 "TASKBAR"[solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: is it possible to change linux mint 8 "TASKBAR"

i have installed Avant Window Navigator but the menubar is partially covering it. I can't get rid of the menu bar because it has the all important linuxmint menu. http://i50.tinypic.com/33xdeu8.jpg Is it possible to "put" this linux menu on avant window navigator? or maybe a dock which supports gnom...
by trueleowdeo
Thu May 27, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: failed to install wine-doors[SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: failed to install wine-doors[SOLVED]

the problem somehow fixed itself when i tried installing another application. :lol:
by trueleowdeo
Thu May 27, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: failed to install wine-doors[SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

failed to install wine-doors[SOLVED]

i have been trying to install wine doors but it somehow wont connect to sourceforge.net and download a required package. How can i overcome this? am using linuxmint 8 deo@deo-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get install wine-doors --fix-missing Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state...
by trueleowdeo
Thu May 27, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: is it possible to change linux mint 8 "TASKBAR"[solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 722

is it possible to change linux mint 8 "TASKBAR"[solved]

i have tried out emerald themes and they are awesome for changing the title bars. However my mint "taskbar" is still the same old thing and i wonder if this is customisable to say... from this http://i48.tinypic.com/1zqwje0.png TO things like this http://i45.tinypic.com/dzv8qt.jpg http://i47.tinypic...
by trueleowdeo
Tue May 11, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: i am admin, so why cant i login?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: i am admin, so why cant i login?[solved]

what i knew is that its not good to login as administrator.(will find out why later) In mint7 i could remember being able to do so( it is bad , i know but i did this when i wanted to easily edit menu.lst and other protected files graphically). so i guess i was abit surprised to find out that it isn'...
by trueleowdeo
Mon May 10, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: i am admin, so why cant i login?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

i am admin, so why cant i login?

just a linux question. Our school uses ubuntu and since mint is compatible with ubuntu, i thought i would ask you guys. problem i managed to change the root password (its too easy) but i cant login because apparently, the administrator is not allowed to login from my machine. I can install software ...
by trueleowdeo
Mon May 10, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where is the taskmanager??
Replies: 6
Views: 691

where is the taskmanager??

today firefox crashed and i could not close the offending process because its window was invisible. In windows, all i would do is press ctl alt del and just stop the process. I know that you can probably kill a process from the commandline, but i am more interested in some kind of taskmanager gui si...
by trueleowdeo
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Apt-get from windows??
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Apt-get from windows??

is there some kind of apt-get program that works on windows, so that i can download linux mint packages and all their dependencies from windows? Reason why i want this: For some reason, linux mint can not access the internet any more and i wonder if i could use a windows executable to download packa...

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