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by distro hopper
Sun May 09, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Multiverse Repositories
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Multiverse Repositories

You could try opening synaptic package manager and searching for vlc.
by distro hopper
Sun May 09, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: metasploit framework
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Re: metasploit framework

Metasploit is not a package provided by the Linux Mint or Ubuntu repositories. Please refer to the Metasploit project homepage for support. http://www.metasploit.com/framework/support/
by distro hopper
Sat May 08, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: LM 9 Isadora - Constructive Criticisms
Replies: 16
Views: 1871

Re: LM 9 Isadora - Constructive Criticisms

I love the idea of a Mint-light distro.
by distro hopper
Sat May 08, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: multiple (active) user sesions: can I do this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1959

Re: multiple (active) user sesions: can I do this?

I would buy an older computer, setup a light-weight desktop environment like LXDE and ssh to the main computer and use the apps off it. There's also other ways to do this like LTSP (google it), which can basically turn another computer into a dumb terminal, running all apps off the main computer (se...
by distro hopper
Sat May 08, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Which mint for low RAM computer?
Replies: 32
Views: 9674

Re: Which mint for low RAM computer?

One way to install an ultra-light system would be get a copy of Ubuntu 9.04 Mini.iso (Minimal install). Then from the CD boot command line run 'cli' and start fresh with a cli install of Ubuntu (usually uses about 34MB of memory clean. THEN I manually installed LXDE, removed GDM and went with a logi...
by distro hopper
Sat May 08, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What to remove (in synaptic) for saving space?
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: What to remove (in synaptic) for saving space?

I'd remove anything that I know I didn't need.. The list above is a great start though. Another thing you could run, is sudo apt-get clean. It will remove archived .deb files from the cache and free up some space too.
by distro hopper
Fri May 07, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Mint 9 Isadr login psswrd where I get it?first boot
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Mint 9 Isadora login & password where I get it? first bo

Remoulder, He asked a question, if you don't know or can't help.. could you at least ask the person to post in the RC thread rather than just give a link. Dude, you are such a robot. Posting a link to a bug reporting thread isn't helpful. (Although, Terran, you should post there so the developers ar...
by distro hopper
Fri May 07, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to get Nvidia Cards Reolution set
Replies: 51
Views: 15878

Re: How to get Nvidia Cards Reolution set

First, run this from a terminal window: sudo nvidia-xconfig This will clear your xorg.conf file (well, make it ready for nvidia stuff to be used). Then, As root, change your settings with: sudo nvidia-settings It's important to run nvidia-settings as root, so you can save the information to the root...
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux Security
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: Linux Security

It's not a horrible article.. but not that great either. It's a nice confidence boost to linux newcomers, thats about it.
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released!
Replies: 224
Views: 73003

Re: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released!

It is now 'Run/Open as administrator'
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 9: Can't boot Live CD because of monitor (I think)
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Mint 9: Can't boot Live CD because of monitor (I think)

When you get to the GRUB menu of the live cd, try running the kernel with the nomodeset option as noted in the Ubuntu release notes.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1004
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [WARNING] Backup and restore Mint 8 -> 9 "Isadora" RC
Replies: 3
Views: 2078

Re: [WARNING] Backup and restore Mint 8 -> 9 "Isadora" RC

Yes, as software gets upgraded, occasionally, setup-file formats change, or different data is needed by a newer version. It's always a good idea to restore this information subjectively. Although it may seem nonsensical to backup a setup file/directory of a fresh install, it makes life a little easi...
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Fixing 'Welcome to Ubuntu' in Virtual Console. (update-motd)
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Fixing 'Welcome to Ubuntu' in Virtual Console. (update-motd)

Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04 now use a series of scripts to generate the motd 'on the fly'. Simply editing /etc/motd will not do it, but looking at the scripts located in /etc/update-motd.d/ , you'll find the file 10-help-text , which sends the welcome to Ubuntu message. Feel free to change it to s...
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released!
Replies: 224
Views: 73003

Re: Linux Mint 9 "Isadora" RC released!

I just noticed something.. When you open a virtual console (like ctrl-alt-F1) and login, the motd still says Welcome to Ubuntu.
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Fortune Won't Go Away . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Fortune Won't Go Away . . .

I just commented out the last line of /etc/bash.bashrc (as you did) and it works fine... no problems here.
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: How many users can connect!
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: How many users can connect!

Although hardware is a huge limiting factor, linux should allow you to have over 4 billion simultaneous user connections. Good enough? :P
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: set to auto update automatically??
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: set to auto update automatically??

I always update my kernel. I've NEVER broken my system. Maybe I'm just lucky.
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CPU Time always at 99%?
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: CPU Time always at 99%?

Try the following in a terminal window: ~$ sudo apt-get install htop ~$ htop Use the > or < key and sort programs by CPU usage and you'll be able to see what is eating your resources. Maybe its just a bunch of 'smaller' programs that are using 10-20% that are adding up to %80-%90. Maybe you've found...
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Compiz fusion not working
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Compiz fusion not working

Another application that may make this easier to run (automatically) is fusion-icon. You may only need to run it once, but it should setup the appropriate files to use compiz by default. I like to keep it running because I often run into problems when running software with WINE, I need to turn off c...
by distro hopper
Thu May 06, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Mint 9 Nvidia MX 440 Legacy not working
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: Mint 9 Nvidia MX 440 Legacy not working

Try running the kernel with the 'nosetmode' option. I have the same problem, about to try running it with the option set. If you read the list of known issues from the Ubuntu release page (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1004 search for ' Working around bugs in the new kernel video arch...

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