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by gn2
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Mint for and old PC?
Replies: 23
Views: 5017

Re: Best Mint for and old PC?

Before I went Linux full time I used to have W2kPro on an old P3 laptop I got from eBay, it's my favourite version of Windows. It was replaced on that laptop by Xubuntu 7.04 and when support for that ended I put W2kPro back on again and its still on there. My wife still uses the laptop as a display ...
by gn2
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Mint for and old PC?
Replies: 23
Views: 5017

Re: Best Mint for and old PC?

Support for W2kPro SP4 ended on 13 July 2010.
by gn2
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 7 Wheezy to switch to Xfce as the 'default' DE
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: Debian 7 Wheezy to switch to Xfce as the 'default' DE

Some of the top distros like Ubuntu and LinuxMint have switched to alternate DEs like Unity and Cinnamon/MATE, as their default desktop environment. Does this move reflect less trust in Gnome 3? I think in the case of Unity it is more about Canonical attempting to increase brand identity and in the...
by gn2
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Greetings from Scotland

There's far worse places than Stranraer ;)
by gn2
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Greetings from Scotland

So furryboots are ye frae?
Are ye a weegie?
by gn2
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why linux ?
Replies: 80
Views: 6439

Re: Why linux ?

December 2010, January 2011 and now June 2012... Some threads just refuse to die! :lol:
by gn2
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Greetings from Scotland

Fit like loon, foos yer doos?
by gn2
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Unable to boot DVD (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Mint 13 Unable to boot DVD

It's why I suggested a LiveUSB. ;)
Optical media is just so last millenium :lol:
by gn2
Tue May 29, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Windows failed, Linux prevailed
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Not just that, the way they conduct their business is shameful.
But it's an old topic and tbh one that I'm really tired of, goodness knows why I'm even posting this, I really should sto
by gn2
Tue May 29, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Unable to boot DVD (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: Mint 13 Unable to boot DVD

Have you tried a LiveUSB rather than optical media?
by gn2
Tue May 29, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Windows failed, Linux prevailed
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

/dev/urandom wrote:How dare they want to make money! :roll:


Nothing wrong with making money, it's the way they do it which is so utterly repugnant.
by gn2
Tue May 29, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitions could not be unmounted
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Partitions could not be unmounted

Maybe Mint has replaced the kernel for a non-PAE one in Mint 13, I don't know for sure because I have yet to use Mint 13.
Have you tried installing on the internal hard drive?
by gn2
Mon May 28, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitions could not be unmounted
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

Re: Partitions could not be unmounted

Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 The 32-bit version of 12.04 has a PAE kernel by default. I don't see how you will be able to use a standard download of Mint 13 on a non-PAE computer? The only thing I can think of doing would be to use an Ubuntu net install CD which allows you to choose a non-PAE ke...
by gn2
Wed May 23, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless Driver not working
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Wireless Driver not working

by gn2
Wed May 23, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless Firmware Missing BCM4306 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 3146

Re: Wireless Firmware Missing BCM4306

Rather than go back to Xp, why not just buy a cheap mini usb adaptor which is known to work?

e.g: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/18658448/-/Product.html
by gn2
Sun May 20, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless Firmware Missing BCM4306 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 3146

Re: Wireless Firmware Missing BCM4306

Don't know about Mint Maya, but the instructions contained here have always worked for me with my son's Broadcom b43 wireless adaptor in previous versions.
by gn2
Sun May 20, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Question on / root size
Replies: 7
Views: 2531

Re: Question on / root size

Given that you should be backing up everything you need to keep to external media, I can't see that there's any point in having separate partitions. I just go with one partition for / and a swap. Someone will be along in a minute to tell you the opposite, fact is only you can decide what partitionin...
by gn2
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 10 wont start after video card failure
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Mint 10 wont start after video card failure

Saved Thunderbird stuff should usually be in /home/username/.thunderbird As for the not starting, I think there should be a way of editing the boot-up instructions to force use of the Vesa driver so that it will start, I've not had to do that yet with Grub2 so only know how to do it with the older v...
by gn2
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gnome and XFCE
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Gnome and XFCE

One way of doing it is to open Synaptic Package Manager, look in the History section (File > History) for when you installed Xfce4, it will list all the packages which were installed in that operation. Next, search Synaptic for all those packages and mark them all for complete removal. Bit of a chor...
by gn2
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Custom iso
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Custom iso

You might also want to look at Remastersys.
http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/

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