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by baffle-boy
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help needed to triple boot Mint 9, XP, and windows 7
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Help needed to triple boot Mint 9, XP, and windows 7

sorry i took so long to respond... i got caught with some stuff..

any ways i still have this problem and i don't really want to solve it by pirating windows XP... i need at least one legitimate windows OS :roll:
i thought it wouldn't be all that hard to somehow bypass the windoze 7 bootloader...
by baffle-boy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help needed to triple boot Mint 9, XP, and windows 7
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Help needed to triple boot Mint 9, XP, and windows 7

the problem is that i cannot re-install Win 7 or XP... i never got the install disks :(
by baffle-boy
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help needed to triple boot Mint 9, XP, and windows 7
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Help needed to triple boot Mint 9, XP, and windows 7

sorry if the answer for this is already here, i looked but i didn't see it. basically i want to triple boot XP Windows 7 and Linux mint 9 (KDE x64) all from GRUB, with XP as the default. I used to have just XP (for the rest of my family) and Mint for me, and they booted from grub fine. i removed Min...
by baffle-boy
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Which Edition?
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Which Edition?

i use KDE for the following reasons: 1: i came from windows, and it looks more similar in my opinion. 2: it simply looks the best by far... KDE makes everyhting on my screen sexy! :D 3: i LOVE KDE's programs, it comes with many of my favorite programs, and they don't look sort of out of place like t...
by baffle-boy
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: only top 500 packages shown, good or bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

only top 500 packages shown, good or bad?

in my opinion, this is a huge mistake to only show the top 500 packages under any of the lists, and force the user to search for the rest, i honestly will not update my software manager because of this. some simple solutions would be to add an option to configure how many are shown, a button to show...
by baffle-boy
Fri May 21, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dvd drive... wont open :?
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: dvd drive... wont open :?

when i first installed it and booted up... nothing was in there, and the result id the same if i opne it in window$ and insert a disk there... it doesnt want to stay open for me. and will opening it with a paperclip... do damage? im 100% sure that this is n't some mechanical problem though, it works...
by baffle-boy
Fri May 21, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dvd drive... wont open :?
Replies: 4
Views: 614

dvd drive... wont open :?

i got a new dvd drive today (its a Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7240S-0B DVD burner) and i think most things work fine, except for one MASSIVE problem... it doesn't open when i press the open button :evil: . i thought it was mechanically broken, but it opnes perfectly fine in window$ XP. basically, when i pr...
by baffle-boy
Sun May 16, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: flash player not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: flash player not working?

ya, that definitely fixed it! maybe i should file a bug report on that... :|
by baffle-boy
Sun May 16, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: flash player not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: flash player not working?

im in mint8 KDE, ill try that right now. and i actually had the one called Adobe-flashplugin not the non-free one.
by baffle-boy
Sun May 16, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: flash player not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

flash player not working?

i tried going to my favorite website for watching and playing flash movies/games (newgrounds) but it appears as though almost nothing will work for me... an example of a video that doesn't work: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/535509 it loads, but never plays... games appear to play fine, but ...
by baffle-boy
Sun May 16, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing on a mac
Replies: 5
Views: 482

installing on a mac

a friend of mine wants me to help him install lm8 KDE on his mac laptop as a dual boot with OSX. is there any differences in procedure between installing on a PC and a mac? if not, what program for mac should i use to resize the mac partition before installing lm8 in the empty space? also, will givi...
by baffle-boy
Sun May 16, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Paying to use Mint
Replies: 26
Views: 2751

Re: Paying to use Mint

im DEFINITELY willing to pay, but many others would not be, therefore we would lose a lot of users and community base if this was done... it sounds cool, but really it doesn't work. maybe we should have a minimum donation of at least $.01 (just kidding :wink: ) but they should have a lot more encour...
by baffle-boy
Sat May 15, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: updating Nvidia drivers...
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: updating Nvidia drivers...

oh right... should have thought of that myself... Gdm vs Kdm ... of course :wink:

EDIT: ok htanks a lot! that worked! now i can use steam without windows :)
by baffle-boy
Sat May 15, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: updating Nvidia drivers...
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: updating Nvidia drivers...

actually, that didnt work... at the very first command i get the response that the command /etc/init.d/gdm doesn't exist or something of the sort... what to do now?
by baffle-boy
Sat May 15, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Ideas for Isadora KDE
Replies: 78
Views: 12202

Re: Ideas for Isadora KDE

lancelot is already included in mint 8 kde, just add the plasmoid. also, kickoff is way sexier :wink:
by baffle-boy
Sat May 15, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: updating Nvidia drivers...
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: updating Nvidia drivers...

ok thanks, and i need the latest driver, not the one provided in mint 8. also i don't want to use the mint 9 rc because im used to KDE. thanks for your help, i'll go try that out! :D
by baffle-boy
Sat May 15, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: updating Nvidia drivers...
Replies: 7
Views: 515

updating Nvidia drivers...

i wanted to update the driver for my Nvidia geforce 9800 in order to solve a problem with wine that prevented me from playing a game (tf2 :) ) however, what i got from the download page on the Nvidia website was a BIN file with the extension ".run" i honestly have no idea what do do with it or how t...
by baffle-boy
Thu May 06, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing latest wine in mint 7
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: installing latest wine in mint 7

thanks! at first i got an error, then i realized my modem came unplugged >.< anyways, why is the package named win 1.2... wine is still at wine 1.1 something right?
by baffle-boy
Tue May 04, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing latest wine in mint 7
Replies: 3
Views: 326

installing latest wine in mint 7

im running mint 7 kde CE. i wanted to install the latest ersion of wine in order to run the new version of steam, so i followed this guide: http://www.winehq.org/download/deb (mint IS the same as ubuntu as far as packages go right?). but i ran into a hitch, whenever i tried to add the key, it told m...
by baffle-boy
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: cannot connect to internet anymore...?
Replies: 20
Views: 2674

Re: cannot connect to internet anymore...?

yeah... i found the same result on google, but i have no XP disk :( is there any way around that? i don't believe that copying files caused this though, because i copied my text files to a second ntfs hard-drive that is just used for storage. and mick, as far as your overheating theory, you mean my ...

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