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by DrTeeth
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Login screen comes too slow after NVIDIA drivers installed
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: Login screen comes too slow after NVIDIA drivers install

It is not the multibooting that is the issue.

I would live to use the proprietary drivers, but the delay in booting is unacceptable and I do not do anything (luckily) that actually needs them.
by DrTeeth
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Off-screen strangeness
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Off-screen strangeness

Thanks for your reply. Whilst my laptop *does* have a second graphics card, the laptops had 5 distros installed on it and only Linux Mint KDE has the issue. Also, previous version of Mint KDE worked fine on the same hardware.

DrT
by DrTeeth
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Off-screen strangeness
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Off-screen strangeness

I installed KDE 16 RC and upgraded to the full version using the instructions. Whenever Firefox loads, the window is positioned WAAAAY off-screen to the right. It is very easy to move it back but it keeps on happening with each reboot. Is there a permanent fix for this? Mint 15 KDE was okay and Mint...
by DrTeeth
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: nVidia drivers and delayed boot
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: nVidia drivers and delayed boot

Normally, these drivers do not cause a problem with Mint. Installing them is one of the first things I do after an install. I have not checked which drivers my other distros are using on the same PC, but none have the issue.

Cheers

DrT
by DrTeeth
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Login screen comes too slow after NVIDIA drivers installed
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: Login screen comes too slow after NVIDIA drivers install

Also having the issue with nVidia proprietary drivers which were not present in the previous versions of Mint.

Don't know whether the issue is with nVidia or Mint.
by DrTeeth
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: nVidia drivers and delayed boot
Replies: 2
Views: 279

nVidia drivers and delayed boot

Linux Mint 16. Once I have installed the nVidia proprietary drivers, there is an extra 10-15 seconds added onto the boot time. This goes once the graphic card drivers are reverted to the nouveau ones. The recommended driver is the one I install. This issue has not been present on previous versions o...
by DrTeeth
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mate spin and Cinnamon install issue
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Mate spin and Cinnamon install issue

That is the way that I do it, Mate spin then Cinnamon; primarily as Mate has to be set up to appear as it does in the proper spin.

However, installing Cinnamon from the Software Manager does not work; package manager does.
by DrTeeth
Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mate spin and Cinnamon install issue
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Mate spin and Cinnamon install issue

Because I like to have both desktops in one installation rather than having two separate ones. To change desktop I just have to logout, change desktop and then login rather than rebooting.

DrT
by DrTeeth
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mate spin and Cinnamon install issue
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Mate spin and Cinnamon install issue

Hi, I download and install the Mate edition and then install Cinnamon over the top. I find it easier then the other way around. Below is my experience with the release version of Mint 16 Mate spin. I usually use the package manager, but just tried to use the software manager to install Cinnamon. It ...
by DrTeeth
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: In place upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: In place upgrades

Had a few strange issues so decided to do clean installs. Not all of the issues were fixed by this, but judging from the size of my backups, an in-place upgrade occupies more than twice the disk space of a clean install. Lord knows what rubbish is left behind. I set up my Linux distros similarly so ...
by DrTeeth
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: In place upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: In place upgrades

(but anybody with enough know-how to solve any issues from doing in place upgrades will also already possess all the know-how to do the in place upgrade manually themselves). I just backup before I upgrade. One upgrade stalled, likely because I did not leave it alone. I restored the older version a...
by DrTeeth
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: In place upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 615

In place upgrades

I have been pleasantly surprised to be offered in-place upgrades on all my Kubuntu and Xubuntu installs, from 13.04 > 13.10. They have all worked flawlessly.

Will Mint be offering this in the future?

DrT
by DrTeeth
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] What's Up with the Updates
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: What's Up with the Updates

How can I disable this repo in Mint 15? In spite of what has been written elsewhere, this Mint does use the repo as that is what my error messages are saying :wink: .

DrT
by DrTeeth
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu
Replies: 62
Views: 82797

Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

Mint 15 uses the medibuntu repo according to the error messages I am getting here.

DrT
by DrTeeth
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Will swap partition of Mint 14 be recognized by Mint 15?
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Will swap partition of Mint 14 be recognized by Mint 15?

There is a minor issue with Debian 7 was regards swap files. The installer will NOT recognise an existing swapfile. It will always try to format it. One would have to add it manually after the install.
by DrTeeth
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Any way to install MATE alongside cinnamon?
Replies: 5
Views: 2628

Re: Any way to install MATE alongside cinnamon?

If you want both Mate and Cinnamon, it is easier to install Mate and then Cinnamon. If you do it the other way around, it is more involved to get Mate configured the way it would look with an original Mate install. I have both but only download Mate install images.

DrT
by DrTeeth
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Will swap partition of Mint 14 be recognized by Mint 15?
Replies: 8
Views: 2380

Re: Will swap partition of Mint 14 be recognized by Mint 15?

I can GUARANTEE that the swap file will be recognised. I use the same swap file for all my installed linux distros and their updates/upgrades. It has not changed in ages. I use separate partitioning software and I create my main partition before installing. I then do a custom install and just format...
by DrTeeth
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 14.1, boots to black screen, Nvidia Optimus
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Re: Mint 14.1, boots to black screen, Nvidia Optimus

I am puzzled. I have the same hardware and all my Mint installs worked a treat. Sorry I cannot be of much more help, I just wanted to let you know that the problem is not with your hardware. If you would like any further details of my Optimus system, I will be more than happy to help. Good luck. DrT
by DrTeeth
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to activate mintmenu in Mate?
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

Re: How to activate mintmenu in Mate?

Thank you very much, that nailed it. If one is installing and adding to panel in one step; one needs to install and logout before adding to the panel as otherwise the mintmenu will not show up. Some items get added to a taskbar immediately and some need a logout and login to see them. This was not r...
by DrTeeth
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to activate mintmenu in Mate?
Replies: 2
Views: 1700

How to activate mintmenu in Mate?

Hi, I installed Linux Mint 14 RC Cinnamon and then installed Mate. Both DTs are working well except that I do not have mintmenu showing by default under Mate. The furthest I have got is by finding out that it was not installed and them installing it. In spite of Googling and searching this forum, I ...

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