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by pompom
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 10, Windows 7, Compaq CQ56 - HELP!
Replies: 34
Views: 2724

Re: Mint 10, Windows 7, Compaq CQ56 - HELP!

Welcome to Linux Mint! You may want to try Plop Boot Manager http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html to see if you can get around the BIOS limitations. In my opinion if I was buying a notebook that had issues with the BIOS, I would race to the store and get my money back. New ownership should bring y...
by pompom
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: URL error
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: URL error

Hi, aspx= Active Server Pages which is dynamic content loading with javascript. If you have javascript enabled, you should be able to load. I don't believe that it is eeepc that is the problem here, unless the Atom processor has some quirky incompatibility issues in its instruction set, which is dou...
by pompom
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: when did Linux become mainstream?
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

when did Linux become mainstream?

Hi Folks, Would anyone like to propose a different date for the day when Linux became mainstream? I have read in a major Linux publication in a letter to the editor that Ubuntu forums are written by illiterates for illiterates. So I decided to answer this jibe with this question: "When did Linux bec...
by pompom
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser does not support coupon printers
Replies: 21
Views: 7910

Re: Browser does not support coupon printers

Hi, Welcome to Linux Mint! I don't know if you have tried this at home, but Wine does support the blooming Internet Explorer (not sure if the latest version). You can run IE inside Linux for those few mindless tasks, that developers are never serious about, like verifying their VBA code in different...
by pompom
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved]Problem with Synaptic Package Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Problem with Synaptic Package Manager

Hi,

Welcome to Linux Mint.

You could try to build nethack from sources if your distribution is out of date. If that does not work, there is of course the dreaded word "upgrade." On the other hand, you might as well jump into the pool! The water is balmy.

Cheers,

pompom
by pompom
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root Admin Adm
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Root Admin Adm

Welcome to Linux Mint!

You can find a short overview tutorial here. Although written for YoLinux, it is covers all the most popular commands.

Cheers,

pompom
by pompom
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: a4 tech usb optical keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: a4 tech usb optical keyboard

Welcome to Linux Mint! Maybe you can find the following post helpful. I've not been able to find any Linux drivers for this keyboard. This is probably one of the bad juju manufacturers that does not support Linux. If you are still covered under warranty, I would return the merchandise and get someth...
by pompom
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Some Questions

Herzlich Willkommen bei Linux Mint! There is no clear-cut, one word answer when it comes to DRM. We have to contend with technology and vendor lock-in. First you will need a HD-DVD drive and a supported graphics card. Having that you will get 75% reduction in resolution with standard DVI and analog ...
by pompom
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to detect malicious script?
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: How to detect malicious script?

Welcome to Linux Mint! You probably won't run into this type of situation unless you are in some kind of server environment. There are many pranks that can be used to dupe someone new to Linux, but these won't work for very long. No serious developer would allow his or her work to be hijacked, that ...
by pompom
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: IPv4 to IPv6
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: IPv4 to IPv6

Welcome to Linux Mint! We have just ran out of IPv4 addresses last week. IPv6 does not "officially" begin until June 8, 2011. Without a pool of Internet addresses, the new computers will just be factory brand spanking new expensive paper weights on top of the desk. IPv6 will give them 340 with 36 ze...
by pompom
Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Wireless Questions

Welcome to Linux Mint! The error messages that you are getting "Access-Point, Not Associated" indicates that the host WiFi router has MAC filtering enabled. Check the router configurations and add the MAC address of the 2nd computer. Afterwards, run your configuration command and you will be able to...
by pompom
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Temperature issue LMDE
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Temperature issue LMDE

Welcome to Linux Mint! Check the manufacturer's website to see if there is any updates for the BIOS. Some BIOSes have issues with ACPI. Check if you can boot with option ACPI=off or "no acpi" and if that has any effect. The first place I would check is the dmesg output for any anomalies. dmesg | gre...
by pompom
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trouble Compiling fmod
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Trouble Compiling fmod

Welcome to Linux Mint! The fmod program is only a library for programming and playback of interactive audio files, not a stand alone application. In order to assist you, we might as well start from the beginning. Which program we are trying to build? The dependency L or l options are passed as argum...
by pompom
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chkdisk or something for an NTFS partition?
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: chkdisk or something for an NTFS partition?

Welcome to Linux Mint! Unfortunately, there are no easy solutions for NTFS errors. There is a Linux utility ntfsfix which allows you to fix "some" NTFS inconsistencies, such as resetting the NTFS journal file, and scheduling a file system check the next time you boot into Windows. Basically it allow...
by pompom
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I get it right?
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: How do I get it right?

Welcome to Linux Mint! The BSOD is caused by invalid entries in your boot.ini file. The easiest fix for that is booting with Windows CD and running the "chkdisk /r" command (r=repair). Once you are able to boot, you need to run any antivirus suite to check the mbr, and possibly you need to defrag, i...
by pompom
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suddenly poweroff
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Suddenly poweroff

Hi, I've seen a similar problems with VirtualBox running some Windows programs indiscriminately, but there are other CPU intensive programs. There is something else you may want to try, when you add the following script to cron or anacron and schedule it to run every 5 minutes, it will throttle down...
by pompom
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Homeless apps [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 974

Re: Homeless apps

Hi, This is a classic newbie question. Where should I put all the stuff? There is no particular place for "stuff." That's why we have storage places with lockers that are making money holding your "stuff" for you. There is the /usr that at one time meant 'universal software repository'. Under /usr y...
by pompom
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: virtualbox xp saving files
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: virtualbox xp saving files

Welcome to Linux Mint! You did not provide enough information for an accurate diagnosis. Which version of VirtualBox did you install, the one in the repos or the one from http://www.virtualbox.org? Did you install guest additions? These two pieces of information are unimportant if you want your ques...
by pompom
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Isadora freezes completely [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Isadora freezes completely

Hi, You can narrow down the output and post the results that your are getting dmesg | grep 'error' The column next to the numbers in square brackets identify the driver that is producing the error, for example if you see ata1.00 error: { UNC } this refers to your HD interface driver and the UNC stan...
by pompom
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 10 not responding unless I move mouse
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Linux mint 10 not responding unless I move mouse

Welcome to Linux Mint!

To see the dmesg output, use pipe and 'less' and scroll through the entire file, or use "redirection" operators ">" to write and ">>" to append.

Code: Select all

dmesg | less
dmesg > dmsgs.txt
Cheers,

pompom

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