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by eco2geek
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 2 glitchs: Rendering Chromium, and MDM doesn't work
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: 2 glitchs: Rendering Chromium, and MDM doesn't work

Here's a "lightbulb" moment. Ever since Ubuntu Maverick, I've been using the following to fix nvidia-related problems with plymouth, and it finally occurred to me that Mint is an Ubuntu-based distro: - Install the "v86d" and "hwinfo" packages - Use the "hwinfo --framebuffer" command from a virtual c...
by eco2geek
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Changing DPI and "*LCD* Hinting" in Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Re: Changing DPI and "*LCD* Hinting" in Cinnamon

You might try installing and playing with [url=http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/better-font-rendering-in-linux-with.html]Infinality[/url], which many people swear makes for better-looking font rendering.
by eco2geek
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 2 glitchs: Rendering Chromium, and MDM doesn't work
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: 2 glitchs: Rendering Chromium, and MDM doesn't work

The problem with MDM is due to my old NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS card (using the proprietary driver), which doesn't seem to handle the tradeoff from a framebuffer to X very well. If I take out the "vga=791" line, I get "Linux Mint 15" displayed in an ugly VGA console font, but MDM in HTML mode works fin...
by eco2geek
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 2 glitchs: Rendering Chromium, and MDM doesn't work
Replies: 2
Views: 674

2 glitchs: Rendering Chromium, and MDM doesn't work

I'm having two problems with Mint 15, 64-bit Cinnamon edition, updated to current. First, MDM starts OK, it displays the mouse cursor (it even turns into an I-beam in the correct places), but I can't enter my user name (or even select it). Pressing the Enter key does nothing. Going to a command line...
by eco2geek
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Chrome and Audacity break Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Chrome and Audacity break Sound

Whew. Sorry I couldn't help fix your issue. What I'm seeing is that, every time I reboot and log in to Cinnamon, I have to choose the correct sound output device; it's defaulting to "Built-In Audio Analog Stereo" rather than my sound card. The setting does not "stick" between reboots. (See screensho...
by eco2geek
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Chrome and Audacity break Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Chrome and Audacity break Sound

I'm sorry, I didn't mean for you to create a file with the same information as I have in mine. I was just posting mine as an example.

Please run the command "cat /proc/asound/modules" and post the results.
by eco2geek
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 14 not remembering settings
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Mint 14 not remembering settings

The fix to the incessant Firefox multiple tab reminder problem can be found in this thread . Short version: Go to about:config and make sure the values for "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" and "browser.warnOnQuit" are both set to "false". I have not observed the behavior from Audacious that you describe. ...
by eco2geek
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Chrome and Audacity break Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Chrome and Audacity break Sound

Here's something else to try. You may have two sound-related kernel modules being loaded, and the wrong one being loaded first and used for sound output instead of the one you want. Find out which modules are loaded with the command $ cat /proc/asound/modules 0 snd_hda_intel 1 snd_ice1724 That's the...
by eco2geek
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to mount Floppy Disk
Replies: 13
Views: 12543

Re: Unable to mount Floppy Disk

Further info at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/udisks2/+bug/1054414 particularly #42/43. The issue may be fixed when the updates filter down Thanks for that. I got the error message the OP mentions after installing Nadia 14 MATE, and I do have a real floppy installed on my physical syste...
by eco2geek
Mon May 07, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 662154

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Here's my two cents, FWIW. I am not a fan of Unity or GNOME shell. (If you are, great. I'm not, and I'm not going to use either of them, full stop.) I thought that, when Ubuntu 12.04 was released, I'd be switching to Xfce, or maybe Cinnamon, as my main desktop environment. Then, lo and behold, Ubunt...
by eco2geek
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 168782

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but most of Cinnamon appears to be coded in Javascript, as is MGSE -- meaning, the menu is pretty slow. (Which is also my main gripe with the menu in MGSE.) Do you have any plans to speed it up by using something other than a scripting language? (One would assume that...
by eco2geek
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Emerald on LMDE
Replies: 33
Views: 30795

Re: HOWTO: Emerald on LMDE

Thank you for the *.deb - fun stuff. I hope you not only find a place to host it, but that you are able to maintain it. Screenshot as requested:

Image

(People do seem to like dark emerald themes.)
by eco2geek
Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Unusually long pause while booting
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: Unusually long pause while booting

...and the solution: This motherboard has two built-in LAN ports. I wasn't using eth0 but it was still enabled in the BIOS. Disabling it ended the minute-and-a-half pause. (Haven't seen this problem with any other version of Linux I've put on this box.)
by eco2geek
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Unusually long pause while booting
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Unusually long pause while booting

The system stops for approximately a minute while it's booting. The kernel timing mark goes from [ 9.996093] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 53355 usecs (2624 samples) [ 10.005832] intel8x0: clocking to 46848 (which would have to do with an ALSA driver); then there's nothing for about a minute...
by eco2geek
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Problem with boot after installing Nvidia driver
Replies: 9
Views: 2598

Re: Problem with boot after installing Nvidia driver

Your system's probably using a framebuffer with the nouveau driver when it boots, which you can disable with "nomodeset" in GRUB. And you probably need to create your own /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to load the nvidia driver (or use NVIDIA's "nvidia-xconfig" utility to do it). If that still doesn't work...
by eco2geek
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Problem with boot after installing Nvidia driver
Replies: 9
Views: 2598

Re: Problem with boot after installing Nvidia driver

When you boot up, and GRUB2 comes up, try halting the countdown timer, highlighting the entry that boots into LMDE, and pressing "e" to edit it. On the line that looks something like this: linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=UUID=d2393747-fa69-4cf2-b0e8-4d1cfe831dc9 ro quiet splash ...change it so...
by eco2geek
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Bug Reports Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 53036

Re: LMDE Bug Reports Thread

More installer weirdness: It wrote the following in /etc/fstab: # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=39dce7bc-28c6-4d48-a3e1-b2d48712856e / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=f5355ad1-6de9-497b-a8d4-e2abe7336d4d none swap sw 0 0 While I do have 3 har...
by eco2geek
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Bug Reports Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 53036

Re: LMDE Bug Reports Thread

I wanted the hp-toolbox and installed hplip packages (including hplip-gui). However I can't find any hp-toolbox anywhere in the menus. Finally I started hp-toolbox from a terminal window. Nevertheless I haven't been able to install my network-connected HP Photosmart 2610 all-in-one printer. When I ...
by eco2geek
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Bug Reports Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 53036

Re: LMDE Bug Reports Thread

Re: making your fonts look better - Don't forget to go to a console and, as root, run the command

dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config

and follow the prompts.
by eco2geek
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Bug Reports Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 53036

Re: LMDE Bug Reports Thread

I have 3 PATA drives in this box and was going to put LMDE on sdc3 (/) and sdc4 (/home). Installer bug 1: When it asked which drive I wanted to install to, it only listed the drives by their sizes - e.g. ( ) 169 ( ) 80 ( ) 160 Bug 2: It didn't ask me if or where I wanted to mount the partitions on s...

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