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by techne
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Computer rebooting by itself
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

On my experimental computer box, I experienced the random automatic reboot, although more with Windows XP than Linux Mint. I discovered that there is a problem with the box's system memory. To check, insert your Mint LiveCD, and choose the memory test option. If the memory test reports any errors, t...
by techne
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Where oh where did my emblems go?
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

I think so.
by techne
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: My Design for Linux Mint logo and website
Replies: 42
Views: 15213

I like your whole design, especially the color scheme. Please do not change it. Pleasantly saturated colors are a good thing. (I am not a fan of washed out colors.)
by techne
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Minimum System Requirements
Replies: 23
Views: 165139

Minimum System Requirements

Minimum system requirements is a pretty important issue. We do not want to inadvertently sour Linux Mint's reputation merely because we did not warn people ahead of time that Mint would not work on their hardware configuration. The key factors in determining whether Mint will run are processor, memo...
by techne
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: NAMING
Replies: 49
Views: 13455

If we plan to append the desktop environment's name to the distribution's name, then it ought to follow the distribution's name. However, I like the idea of reducing the desktop environment's name to a single letter. Consequently, we would have names such as: Linux Mint-G for the GNOME version Linux...
by techne
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint LiveCD Hangs after a few minutes...
Replies: 11
Views: 6361

I recommend grabbing a copy of the Parted Magic LiveCD and/or SystemRescue LiveCD to help you straighten out your system and then re-install Linux Mint. It sounds as if you experienced an unclean install, which might have resulted from a bad burn of the Linux Mint ISO. However you do it: you need to...
by techne
Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Some Probs with installing XFCE4 on Bea
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

I found the documentation for the XFCE installer:
http://www.xfce.org/documentation/installers/xfce/

It lists dependencies plus every step for installing. If I get a chance to download Bea, I will try this method myself. It could save all of us some headaches.
by techne
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Some Probs with installing XFCE4 on Bea
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Your experience may be an argument for not getting XFce from the Ubuntu repositories. I wonder if you would have had a different (perhaps, easier) experience if you had installed XFce from source code instead.

Maybe, Linux Mint needs to make its own XFce packages.
by techne
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintDesktop 1.2 released!
Replies: 21
Views: 9589

Thank you.

When I went to install them, I got messages about broken dependencies. By the way, I am using Barbara. How should I install them? (I thought I just had to double-click the packages for installation. Is that right?)
by techne
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintDesktop 1.2 released!
Replies: 21
Views: 9589

Is there any way of getting the package without using apt-get? I typically have to download Linux packages at other computers not running Linux, so if there is a separate HTTP or FTP download site, I would appreciate knowing about it. :)
by techne
Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New Wallpaper
Replies: 102
Views: 30925

Pure white tends to be blinding on computer screens (CRT and LCD). One idea is to extend the waves to the left some more. Another idea would be to tint the white, so it is off-white instead of pure white.

I like what you are doing, but there is something problematic about white on computer screens.
by techne
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New Wallpaper
Replies: 102
Views: 30925

How does one use a SVG file as a wallpaper? I would like to test the existing designs as a desktop wallpaper. The thumbnails intrigue me.
by techne
Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Wait for KDE version?
Replies: 14
Views: 5021

Your confusion is understandable. The community as a whole does not really have a solid stance on KDE. Here is what we know currently: 1. Supposedly, a KDE version of Linux Mint will be made in the near future. The developers have mentioned a development cycle of about one month between versions and...
by techne
Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: does linux have ready boost?
Replies: 9
Views: 9556

Furthermore, "ready boost" is only necessary for Vista because it is such a resource hog, and many existing personal computers do not already have enough system memory to support Vista's "muscle" (or "fat," depending on how you choose to see it). If my hunch is right, then Vista is simply using a RA...
by techne
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Suggestions from OpenSuse 10.2
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Just wanted some clarification...
I believe it is up to the Network Manager development team to do something about static IPs to improve their software.
Is this a GNOME desktop application or an Ubuntu only application?
by techne
Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Partition your Hard Drive.
Replies: 151
Views: 120410

Having an extended partition already is not the problem. The problem comes in if the extended partition is formatted in a Windows-only file system such as NTFS. In that case, the XP partition will need to be shrunk ("resized" in partitioning lingo). Mint can then install to the free space left after...
by techne
Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I like it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

The problem is that online access is not equal access for everybody. Somebody might get temporary online access to download the distribution but not have constant access to online materials. My idea is that there are certain aspects of any distribution that do not change that newcomers need to learn...
by techne
Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint as a Package for Ubuntu
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Why not? The reason is that Linux Mint is not a desktop. Kubuntu does what it does because KDE itself is already a separate package. The same kind of condition is true of Xubuntu: XFce exists separately. However, Mint is geared toward becoming its own distribution in its own right. Although Barbara ...
by techne
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Case Badges
Replies: 17
Views: 5921

Color me impressed.

One question: how do we make them and distribute them?
by techne
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I like it!
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

Bundled How-tos would be great, but I am wondering if the Linux Mint community ought to eventually create its own manual like Ubuntu did. (I am thinking of The Official Ubuntu Book, but I am not expecting that we would get it published. A PDF or hypertext manual is what I have in mind.)

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