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by beansandjeans
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem with a new monitor...
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Problem with a new monitor...

Hi all, I recently bought a monitor and it's not working with my Mint computer. I bought the monitor used, and tested it on a laptop which runs Windows, and everything seemed normal. But then I got it home and plugged it into my Mint desktop and everything was funky... It did fine with the initial b...
by beansandjeans
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung BIOS, UEFI, Dual-booting...
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: Samsung BIOS, UEFI, Dual-booting...

srs5694 - Thanks for taking the time to reply. It looks like you've litterally "written the book" on this one! I think I had actually looked at some of the other articles on your site already when I did my research before posting, but saw some new stuff from your link there. It's looking l...
by beansandjeans
Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung BIOS, UEFI, Dual-booting...
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Samsung BIOS, UEFI, Dual-booting...

So I recently purchased a new laptop - a SAMSUNG ATIV Book 2 - NP270E5J-K01US. Comes with Windows 8. I had planned to dual-boot Mint and Win8 - using Mint as my main OS but having the Windows around for whenever a certain software or driver I need to use might require it. Anyway, I've done a number ...
by beansandjeans
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internet appears connected but doesn't work (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Internet appears connected but doesn't work

Open a terminal and type this to remove the old information sudo dhclient -r and then to try and get a new lease sudo dhclient eth0 ] Thanks z1p101 - That worked like a charm! Everything working normally again now :-) Thanks everyone else who posted suggestions here, and sorry about the delay in re...
by beansandjeans
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internet appears connected but doesn't work (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Internet appears connected but doesn't work

Open the terminal application and paste back the output of these: inxi -i rfkill list ping -c2 google.com Thanks WharfRat. For the first one it shows: "Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac...
by beansandjeans
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internet appears connected but doesn't work (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Internet appears connected but doesn't work (SOLVED)

Hi all, wanted to see if anyone might have some ideas about what might be causing this problem. I recently moved and we got new DSL service. We have a combination modem and wireless router. When we first setup the internet, I used it with my laptop, which runs an earlier version of Linux Mint. It wo...
by beansandjeans
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with restoring desktop manager [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Help with restoring desktop manager

OK, finally got it figured out now. When I boot into the recovery mode apparently I have to select the network option to enable networking and read/write and then select on the the root command prompt option when it returns me to that same menu. Then apt-get and everything works normally. Well, this...
by beansandjeans
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with restoring desktop manager [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Help with restoring desktop manager

Like root try: apt-get install mdm I had tried that one earlier too. I get the same message I get with any apt-get command I try: W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/ E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. ...
by beansandjeans
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with restoring desktop manager [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Help with restoring desktop manager [Solved]

So on one of my computers (Mint 13, MATE) I was trying to replace MDM with LightDM, but apparently something went wrong as LightDM doesn't start up and neither does MDM. So what would be the best way to get a desktop manager up and running in this situation? I imagine that others must have had somet...
by beansandjeans
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why the switch to MDM?
Replies: 8
Views: 5077

Re: Why the switch to MDM?

i think this one is the reason : http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_maya_whatsnew.php#mdm Hmmm...That says "MDM is a new Display Manager, which code is based on GDM 2.20. It provides graphical configuration tools, themeability, remote, automatic and timed login, event scripting, language selection a...
by beansandjeans
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why the switch to MDM?
Replies: 8
Views: 5077

Why the switch to MDM?

Since I installed Mint 13, one little annoyance was the new login screen. It looks cool and sleek and all, but the functionality is reduced compared with GDM in Mint 9 (and I believe some versions in between as well). In the default mode you have to type in your user name, or you can change the sett...
by beansandjeans
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Shortcut for switching between keyboard layouts (languages)?
Replies: 8
Views: 33697

Re: Shortcut for switching between keyboard layouts (languag

UPDATE: Nobody had replied here, so I did a bit more digging and finally found a thread on a PC Linux forum which discussed this: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=95438.0 One of the replies gave this command: "setxkbmap XX" (excluding the quotation marks), with the "XX&q...
by beansandjeans
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Shortcut for switching between keyboard layouts (languages)?
Replies: 8
Views: 33697

Shortcut for switching between keyboard layouts (languages)?

So I recently installed Mint 13 XFCE on a netbook, and this computer is shared with someone who uses the German keyboard layout. I have both keyboard layouts (German and US English) set-up, but the process of switching between them is somewhat tedious - I have to go into the keyboard settings menu, ...
by beansandjeans
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from St Petersburg, Russia!
Replies: 17
Views: 2338

Re: Hello from St Petersburg, Russia!

My laptop is 4.5 years old (it's a Dell XPS with 2 Gb RAM, so the age manifests itself almost exclusively in slight overheating and short battery life), so any tip for increasing the productivity is much appreciated!:) Well just 4.5 years old and 2gb of ram isn't too bad in my book. My main laptop ...
by beansandjeans
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom drivers - *NO* internet connection... (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Broadcom drivers - *NO* internet connection...

So last night I finally got around to reinstalling the OS and finally got the drivers correctly installed and I'm posting from the netbook now :-) Funny how after hours of trying to chase down and download and copy countless deb files the actual solution ended taking just a couple minutes - simply a...
by beansandjeans
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lost /home partition
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: Lost /home partition

Dragon - I'm largely still a "newbie" myself in terms of the more technical stuff, even though I've been using Mint for about 3 years now, but just thought I'd throw out an idea or two on the off chance that something very simple might work that hasn't been tried yet... When you boot up an...
by beansandjeans
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom drivers - *NO* internet connection... (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Broadcom drivers - *NO* internet connection...

For the BCM4312 you would follow these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#b43_-_No_Internet_access. ...These would be the steps on a clean install, so I suggest you first try removing any packages you installed previously for this. As else those may conflict. Th...
by beansandjeans
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from St Petersburg, Russia!
Replies: 17
Views: 2338

Re: Hello from St Petersburg, Russia!

I use MyDefrag (formerly known as JKdefrag). I can't say if it's the best, as I haven't used many defraggers, but it's way better than the one that comes with windows - gives you a lot more control! And it's free to download and use. If you want to move all the files to the end of the disk, then onc...
by beansandjeans
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from St Petersburg, Russia!
Replies: 17
Views: 2338

Re: Hello from St Petersburg, Russia!

At some point in the future, I may even replace Vista on my Dell laptop with Linux (I need some programs developed for Windows in my work, so I'll have to learn how to use emulators, and learn well before switching to Linux completely!). One thing you can do now with your laptop is dual boot - inst...
by beansandjeans
Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Broadcom drivers - *NO* internet connection... (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Broadcom drivers - *NO* internet connection...

Yeah, sorry but we really need you to copy that from the computer that has no internet connection to this forum here :wink: Lol, by now I'm pretty used to copying a bunch of stuff back and forth :-p So here's the output: Network: Card: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY bus-ID: 01:00.0 Thanks again ...

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