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by nadir
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Debian forum, Mint haters
Replies: 26
Views: 4352

Re: Debian forum, Mint haters

You got the freedom to hate Windows. You got the freedom to bash Windows. You got the freedom to hate Ubuntu. You got the freedom to bash Ubuntu. I got the freedom to not like a community with the highest goal: to not be Windows (no matter what costs). I even got the freedom to not like it without a...
by nadir
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: do you surf the web anonymously?
Replies: 34
Views: 5610

Re: do you surf the web anonymously?

note: just using a proxy is NEVER enough. There are plenty of other methods of tracking you - cookies amongst others. You need to actually change your browsing habits... disabling javascript is usually a good start (get the NoScript add on for firefox). For example this site: http://whattheinternet...
by nadir
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To Remove Linux Mint Custom Google Search in Firefox
Replies: 61
Views: 66794

Re: How To Remove Linux Mint Custom Google Search in Firefox

I can't understand the big fuzz about this - and I can tell you that I use Google a lot I can understand the fuzz. To keep it short: We live in a world where our use of the network is mediated by organizations that often do not have our best interests at heart. To say (in short): "but they pay" is ...
by nadir
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: How to move to Debian Unstable?
Replies: 9
Views: 3039

Re: How to move to Debian Unstable?

Does sid have security updates? Not in the same sense that stable does. If the maintainer of a package fixes a security bug and uploads the package, it'll go into sid by the normal means. If the maintainer doesn't do that, then it won't. The security team only covers stable (and possibly testing......
by nadir
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Iceweasel is terribly slooooow... Any new ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Iceweasel is terribly slooooow... Any new ideas?

Try this:
http://www.hermann-uwe.de/blog/configur ... e-bearable

I never had the problem that iceweasel would be slow, but i know that a lot of people say it
(so it must be that way for some people. Why i don't know)
by nadir
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Who said "rough around the edges"? - My success story...
Replies: 19
Views: 2892

Re: Who said "rough around the edges"? - My success story...

- And all of that because I was curious about when I might be able to install XFCE 4.8 in my LMDE... http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=58733 today among one of the first threads in the how-to section. Make sure to also read the posts by hadret (in case you got a 64) some more info about...
by nadir
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Attempting to run e17
Replies: 10
Views: 2729

Re: Attempting to run e17

@victorsk You simply would have needed to choose the Ubuntu-repo. http://packages.enlightenment.org/debian/ Installing it form source is or might be the better choice (and you seem to have got it up and running, so i just say this for further reference). Well, everything I've heard about E17 is nega...
by nadir
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 224391

Re: Mint Debian

kmb42vt wrote: ... I've added certain applications form repos that are targeted for Ubuntu rather than Debian without a problem so far. So I can't see why Chromium would be any different. You can find the PPA for Ubuntu daily builds of the Chromium browser here: https://launchpad.net/~chromium-dail...
by nadir
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 224391

Re: Mint Debian

@darco: Good. The worst which might happen is that a further kernel does make trouble. In that case one removes the new and not working one and is back where one has started. Not much risk there. @shaney: Yes, i got your point. I had problems with sound on most of my old PC's and it sure is not much...
by nadir
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 224391

Re: Mint Debian

@ nadir After installing the experimental kernel sound is indeed working. I would probably try the liquorix-kernel when I do a fresh "proper" install, safe in the knowledge that my sound should be working out of the box when testing gets a higher kernel. Oh, that is good. Bout the liquorix-kernel. ...
by nadir
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 224391

Re: Mint Debian

@ yarrgh Plymouth (or any splash) is not part of the debian edition at this stage, I believe this is due to clem not being happy with it's problems. However, I did try installing plymouth myself and it ran fine (on intel hardware). @nadir The link you posted regarding my sound card does work, to an...
by nadir
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 224391

Re: Mint Debian

15 minutes remaining for the download to finish. Then i will have a look at it. Good news.
by nadir
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 747
Views: 224391

Re: Mint Debian

@shayney- what sound card are you using??? According to lshw: 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio In sound preferences in various distros it is listed as ALC259 (Realtek I believe). Without alsa backports it won't work and is listed as something else - Intel G45 DEVIBX. I don't prete...
by nadir
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get Windows to recognize Linux partition?
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: How to get Windows to recognize Linux partition?

mintnoob wrote:I'm running a dual boot with Mint and XP. Mint recognizes the XP partition, but XP doesn't the Linux partition. How can I get XP to do that?
http://www.fs-driver.org/
ext4?
by nadir
Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Couple of Newbie Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Couple of Newbie Questions

For some reason Rythmbox is working today, with both radio and .MP3s. ok. things like that seem to happen :-) at least for me from what you say it really does sound as if no "real" user would have been added (during installation). as said: on live-cd`s you often may get root-rights by typing: sudo ...
by nadir
Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Couple of Newbie Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Couple of Newbie Questions

I cannot become root. During install I was never asked for a user-name and password so I cannot become root, nor can I change the password in the config routine, so I'm stuck as "mint" and without a password, sounds weird. how do you login if you ain`t got a username? autologin? if so try sudo su (...
by nadir
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How's XFCE compared to GNOME?
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: How's XFCE compared to GNOME?

I wonder how people like XFCE compared to GNOME? I know XFCE is supposed to be a lot faster, but are there any drawbacks with XFCE? Do all the apps that work with GNOME and KDE also work with XFCE? i can`t get used to the way things are configured in XFCE, but then: i did never really try. i would ...
by nadir
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition size & is mint right for an ex-programmer?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Partition size & is mint right for an ex-programmer?

3. Forgive me for asking this, but I cant figure out a good phrase to plug into the search engine. How exactly do people use the open-source code to contribute? Can I actually use the open source to tweak Mint on my computer? If so, what programming lang & compiler do i need? for linux lots of twea...
by nadir
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xorg.conf gone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: xorg.conf gone?

you could use a xorg.conf of a live-cd by copy and paste (an elder cd, when xorg.conf was still used as default) you could try to enter a terminal (ctrl+alt+F1), stop gdm /etc/init.d/gdm stop: Xorg -configure mv /root/xorg.conf-new /etc/X11/xorg.conf and restart gdm /etc/init.d/gdm start I`m not sur...

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