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by Dave W.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need help to choose a new laptop fully compatible with Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 1397

Re: Need help to choose a new laptop fully compatible with M

Congrats Bruno! Glad you found your new machine!
:D
Dave
by Dave W.
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need help to choose a new laptop fully compatible with Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 1397

Re: Need help to choose a new laptop fully compatible with M

Whenever I see a question like this, the advice usually seems to be get a computer with intel graphics, since they are well supported in the Kernel. Generation 3, i3, i5, or i7 seem to be a good choices. I also like to check out sites like System76 and ThinkPenguin and see how they spec out their co...
by Dave W.
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Is it okay to install empathy?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Is it okay to install empathy?

Thanks for your reply eanfrid. Since pidgin is native, I'm giving it a try. Works very similarly. I'm not concerned about the plain text password storage, since I don't store my passwords anyway.
by Dave W.
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Is it okay to install empathy?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Is it okay to install empathy?

Hello folks.

Is it okay to install empathy? I have updated my LMDE install to update pack 7 and looked at some of the dependencies for the client and Nautilus is mentioned. I don't want to bork Nemo by the install. What do you think?

Thanks.

Dave
by Dave W.
Wed May 22, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA and LM splash screen
Replies: 14
Views: 7077

Re: NVIDIA and LM splash screen

Hello, First off, I'm not sure that this will work. It is from #!, but it is worth a try. I have used it on my desktop that has a Nvidia card. I also recommend that you make a backup of your grub before trying it. Here is the link: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=10839 The instructions...
by Dave W.
Fri May 03, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot order on dual-boot systems.
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: Boot order on dual-boot systems.

Hello, There is surely a more elegant and shorter way to do this, but it works. It has to be done as root. So in Terminal type : "sudo nemo" and enter your password. WARNING: Nemo will open up with Elevated Privileges. Be careful when you have root privileges. You can really Bork up you system, if y...
by Dave W.
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (CLOSED) Plymouth resolution not correct
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Plymouth resolution not correct

Hello debbie, Maybe you might want to investigate this solution. I don't know if it will work. This is from Crunchbang, but I have used it on my Nvidia box with other distros though. Here is the link. http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=10839 See the first post by cchhrriiss. That is where...
by Dave W.
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: SOLVED: Terminal font is Black on Black - Which config file?
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Re: Terminal font is Black on Black - Which config file?

Hello CorkVDH,
I'm not running LMDE at the moment, but the Terminal usually has headings in the menu bar. Across the top you may see File, Edit, View, Search, Terminal and Help. If you click on Edit, then Profile Preferences then Colors, perhaps you can fix it there.

Dave
by Dave W.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Java security alert
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Java security alert

Thank you slingshot!! Worked great.

Dave :D
by Dave W.
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Java security alert
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Java security alert

It is straight forward in FF. I'm just not understanding it in chromium 22.0.1229.94. I'm running this on LM 14 cinnamon.

Thanks,
Dave
by Dave W.
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Black screen on load.
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Black screen on load.

Hello beeman.

Have you looked at this:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=98120

Dave
by Dave W.
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?

Did you try the grub edit? What did you get when you did ctrl alt f1? Have you tried the grub edit?
by Dave W.
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?

For me when I've had trouble dropping out of x I would edit my grub. As root I would go to etc/default/grub and look for the line that shows a resolution line and change it to 800x600 and remove the #. Then I would save it. Make sure that after you edit grub you do a "sudo update-grub" or your chang...
by Dave W.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?

Sorry about not posting a link or two. I'm out of town and am posting from a kindle fire.
Smxi.org is the official site for sgfxi.
If you search for Mepis wiki and in their search bar type in sgfxi you will be directed to a very abbreviated but good directions.
by Dave W.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?
Replies: 14
Views: 1910

Re: Installing NVIDIA 310.14 on Linux Mint Mate?

Have you considered using the sgfxi script? It is fairly automated and very easy to use.
by Dave W.
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Fonts after upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 8258

Re: Fonts after upgrade

Thank you killer de bug. It most certainly looks much better. :D

Thank you too Monsta for the fix. :D

Dave
by Dave W.
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Fonts after upgrade
Replies: 30
Views: 8258

Re: Fonts after upgrade

Sorry if these are really stupid obvious questions, but how do I use Monsta's script? Do I just put it in the terminal as root?

Also, what if I saved the font settings on a thumb drive and then swapped them out with the updated fonts. Could/would that work?

Thanks,
Dave
by Dave W.
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Blank Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Blank Screen

by Dave W.
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint Laptop Boot no visuals
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Linux Mint Laptop Boot no visuals

I thought that I would post this very easy fix that I just found on the Ubuntu forum for 12.04. It also works on my daughter's HP dv4t-5100
Much better than pressing a function key at boot up. :D

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2049704

Dave

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