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by Fluxx
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What's a good linux blog to follow?
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: What's a good linux blog to follow?

Amazing. How do you get these times with not much to do? Presently, I'm so behind, I may never die!
by Fluxx
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6663

Re: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?

I never knew that the technical term for the Mint Search was actually 'Mint Firefox search thingy.' thanx
by Fluxx
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: We don't know everything about everything.
Replies: 15
Views: 1418

Re: We don't know everything about everything.

I once wrote something like this in my profile for Orkut: "I'm sorry that I haven't been able to answer all of your questions, and that, in fact, some of the questions have led to further questions, many of which we didn't even realize were questions until we began. But while we may be as confu...
by Fluxx
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Quick newbie question about /boot partitions
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Quick newbie question about /boot partitions

This is a great thread. It covers so much about multibooting that I found it useful as a review. Thanks, guys.
by Fluxx
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ANTI VIRUS SOFTWARE???
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: ANTI VIRUS SOFTWARE???

I'd just like to add that when I was very new to Linux, I had come partly out of frustration with all the viruses and other unwanteds that I had with Windows. But I still had problems understanding why Linux was not vulnerable to viruses. The light bulb came on when another user here pointed out tha...
by Fluxx
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Action Show reviews Linux Mint!
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Linux Action Show reviews Linux Mint!

It didn't suck.
by Fluxx
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 55226

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

The only problem I'm having is really in my dated hardware, and not in Mint. I have to use Mint 7 for now, because somehow kernel 2.6.30 and higher won't run on this machine. I've tried enough different distros now to know it's not distro specific, it's the kernel and my hardware. I'm solving this p...
by Fluxx
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: weird white box at the left corner of my screen at startup
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

Re: weird white box at the left corner of my screen at startup

You could try the Fluxbox edition of Linux Mint. It should serve your needs. I also like this distro: http://crunchbanglinux.org/, if I'm allowed to say that here. It's minimalist, using only a highly customized Openbox wm, and comes with all the *cough, cough* codecs, like Mint.
by Fluxx
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 714
Views: 234545

Re: Mint Debian

If I can't get Mint 8 to work on this machine, then I wonder if I will get Mint 9 to work. Just in case, I have a Debian partition (with some minor mods) set up, since Lenny will be old stable for a while yet. By then I should have a newer machine, we hope. So, to bring it all back on topic, it woul...
by Fluxx
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu drops Human Theme
Replies: 19
Views: 3536

Re: Ubuntu drops Human Theme

Yes, and no. Ubuntu is a sound base to build on, most of the time, and using it gives you a lot of work already done for you. You could start from Debian, or from scratch for that matter, and then you could get the same results but in a much longer time. People may perceive Mint as a re-brand of Ubu...
by Fluxx
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Musing on home networks
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Musing on home networks

Maybe I'm spoiled, but 1.6Ghz is enough? Give me 2 or more Ghz or I feel like I'm on a riding mower! Kids, and I'm no kid, use computers in startling resource-hogging ways. For example, they will be downloading an entire movie while trying to play a game, check their emails and IM a couple of friend...
by Fluxx
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: igelle Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

Re: igelle Linux

Yeah, if you do that, look at the code and determine how much is free, some of us would certainly be interested to know. I don't have the time to try that right now, but I am curious. I feel that if it doesn't actually break any terms of open source, it certainly violates the spirit of open source. ...
by Fluxx
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless won't always connect
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Wireless won't always connect

You have to follow the instructions in the above link to be able to see the updates in level five. You see, the Mint Update Manager lists updates in order of safety, up to level three by default, but you can live dangerously and allow yourself to receive new cutting edge updates that are likely to c...
by Fluxx
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless won't always connect
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Wireless won't always connect

Look for something called 'Linux,' not 'kernel.' 'Restricted modules,' or anything like that, will most likely fix your troubles. The others may say 'patches' or 'headers,' but they all belong to that ol' kernel.
by Fluxx
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unable to boot any distro
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: unable to boot any distro

:roll: *whistling, finger tapping*
by Fluxx
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Is Your Fav?
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: What Is Your Fav?

I was just thinking about this. When we grow up as children, usually our first experiences stay within one family. As Linux users, we do best to do the same at first. When we look at Ubuntu, in a way we are looking at our parent, since Mint was created from Ubuntu. But Ubuntu, being created from Deb...
by Fluxx
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux being hacked part 3
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

Re: linux being hacked part 3

Once upon a time, I said paranoia was the only reasonable response to the true Internet environment we face today. What I was not counting on when I said that was that true paranoia is a clinical condition accompanied by a persecution complex and the utter denial of reality at all times. So I retrac...
by Fluxx
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unable to boot any distro
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: unable to boot any distro

More information please: it would be helpful to know if you were trying these distros running live from the CD or if you tried installing them first. Of course, SLAX is usually run in this way, LIVE, so I'm very surprised that you had problems with it unless you just tried installing it from the get...

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