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by MerelyJim
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "No thanks, I got Linux." October 26th
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: "No thanks, I got Linux." October 26th

My way of thinking, if Linus Torvalds walks into a bar, once a month - I'm going to at least buy him a beer.
Even if he doesn't want to talk to me, even if he doesn't know I exist, I've benefited from his efforts. Done.
by MerelyJim
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "No thanks, I got Linux." October 26th
Replies: 3
Views: 505

"No thanks, I got Linux." October 26th

On October 26th, Windows 8 hits the store shelves. I've said before that compared to Vista, Windows 8 "doesn't completely suck." I stand by that. Am I going to spend $79.99 (US) for a copy? No. Not me, thanks. See, I got Linux... It's hard to express what Linux has done for me. I've learne...
by MerelyJim
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ideas for mintcast
Replies: 33
Views: 20200

Re: Ideas for mintcast

Yeah, I think a lot of Linux Mint (proper) bleeds into the search results. I doubt that having this thread here makes it any easier...
by MerelyJim
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

Re: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

if someone gives you candy, you don't have to eat it Yes! Free Candy! :lol: Yup, when I originally posted, Flash was broken in chromium-browser, and Firefox, and I suppose in Midori, as well. Sometimes you'll get a goofy rendering with one browser and have to switch to another, and eventually find ...
by MerelyJim
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Right, assuming that mint-flashplugin was the problem, I typed sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree into the command-line, which removed previous flash packages, and added the package straight from Debian. I don't know what's going to happen the next time there's a Flash update, but for now, it'...
by MerelyJim
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

Re: Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Got a few hours before I can get home from work to make this happen, but I think I found a fix on the Debian forums that I'm going to try. Synaptic is all well and good, but I've been trying to grow my understanding of the command-line to fix things. If I can, and if it works, I'll post the result h...
by MerelyJim
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

[fixed] Flash DEAD after latest update (2012-09-20)

Hey, * After the latest update [approx 1GB], Flash no longer works. :cry: If it weren't for Hulu and Youtube, I wouldn't care, but... Is there a way to roll-back or fix this? One of the reasons I use LMDE instead of straight-up Debian is because it should be a bit easier, but I admit, I have no idea...
by MerelyJim
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Getting Enlightenment
Replies: 25
Views: 10593

Re: Getting Enlightenment

Not sure about the main Mint repo's, but installed Enlightenment 17 from the LMDE side of the house by typing...
[sudo apt-get install e17] RETURN
Log out, log back in with a different session. Sorted.
by MerelyJim
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: My doubts and quirks after installing LMDE XFCE
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: My doubts and quirks after installing LMDE XFCE

P.S. is there a reason for not use Icedove and Iceweael and instead have firefox and thunderbird? Icedove and Iceweasel are both Debian's answer code that Mozilla uses in Firefox and Thunderbird. Both work the same, though, except Firefox gets updated more often. The same situation exists between c...
by MerelyJim
Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 583
Views: 647145

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

I like running Xfce on my Acer Netbook (32-bit, a few years old, only 1GB RAM) because the system resources are so minimal. I got so used to the interface, though, that after playing with Cinnamon and Mate for a few days each, I wiped the hard drive on a new Toshiba 64-bit laptop, and installed Xfce...
by MerelyJim
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ideas for mintcast
Replies: 33
Views: 20200

Re: Ideas for mintcast

I agree with most of what you've said, and there have been times before when the guys have reviewed image viewers, video editors, etc. Might be nice to revisit those again. A problem occurs when you start talking about the nuts and bolts of installing or removing a program, though... it's called Bad...
by MerelyJim
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Website Of The Week Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 4243

Re: Website Of The Week Suggestions

^ ...and bookmarked. Thanks!
by MerelyJim
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Minty-green auroras
Replies: 3
Views: 2516

Re: Minty-green auroras

Wow. Very cool, but way to cold for the likes of me... :D
by MerelyJim
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Website Of The Week Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 4243

Website Of The Week Suggestions

Website Of The Week Suggestions After having a few mintcasts without a Website Of The Week, I thought it might be helpful if the listeners suggested a few of our own. That way, you've got an "evergreen" list in case something else arises... Floss Manuals http://en.flossmanuals.net/ Free ma...
by MerelyJim
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Flying Toasters Screensaver. How to enable it...
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Flying Toasters Screensaver. How to enable it...

This is the most trivial use of a computer I can think of, but I want to use the Flying Toaster screensaver on my laptop. It's silly and pointless, but it cracks me up when I used it many, many years ago on a Windows box, so... Being trivial and unimportant, I never looked into the matter before. An...
by MerelyJim
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian 201109 (Gnome & Xfce) released!
Replies: 53
Views: 139885

Re: Linux Mint Debian 201109 (Gnome & Xfce) released!

Also, all of that stuff I have to install after a Debian XFCE install (firefox, flash, debian-multimedia, vlc) is already there. ...and don't forget all the fun of trying to manually configure wifi on a laptop with Debian. It may be rock-solid once installed, but getting ther feelslike crewing rock...
by MerelyJim
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: MintCast on Reddit!
Replies: 0
Views: 3201

MintCast on Reddit!

New feature - sign up on reddit and submit, vote up or down stories for the next MintCast!

http://www.reddit.com/r/mintcast
by MerelyJim
Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Episode 89: Charles on Writing
Replies: 0
Views: 3172

Episode 89: Charles on Writing

Just a little feedback on the topic of Writing; Every Word-Processor, Note-taking application, and text-editor should come with the following warning in big red block letters; WARNING: WRITING CAN BECOME ADDICTIVE . They should include it on typewriters too, if you want to go the analog route. In or...
by MerelyJim
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian 201109 (Gnome & Xfce) released!
Replies: 53
Views: 139885

Re: Linux Mint Debian 201109 (Gnome & Xfce) released!

Synaptic was driving me nuts - couldn't find what I needed. Gave up, went to the command line...

sudo apt-get install linux-image-686-pae

A fast and easy upgrade... :D

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