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by vandamme
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mp3 no sound, plays fast?
Replies: 1
Views: 278

SOLVED: mp3 no sound, plays fast?

:mrgreen: I just solved this problem. I had plugged in an external mic that used an A/D dongle (usb output) and it switched my audio output from speakers to hdmi. Go figure?! I could download flash movies as .webv and play them at regular speed with VLC, with no sound. I changed the audio output fr...
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying a new desktop environment ... (E17 on MATE)
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Trying a new desktop environment ... (E17 on MATE)

If you have problems with E17 on Mint but want to keep at it, try installing Bodhi Linux. It's also derived from Ubuntu but optimized for Enlightenment.
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggested Free AntiVirus
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

Re: Suggested Free AntiVirus

MacGeek83 wrote:....now have a LinuxMint station here at work as of today but we require to have AntiVirus on all computers including Mac or Linux.....


:lol: Typical IT Crowd knee-jerk: computers all get viruses!
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Soooooo, New
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Soooooo, New

Comments about finding apps: The Mint Software manager is your first stop, of course. Next place I go to look is Gismo's: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-software-linux.htm Be sure to check their article on tweaks for Cinnamon (or Mate, or Ubuntu). http://www.techsupportalert.com/c...
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: is it ok to remove the system reserved partion to dual boot
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: is it ok to remove the system reserved partion to dual b

..... 1 boot partition, 1 windows partition, 1 windows recovery partition, 1 HP tools / bloatware installation partition. From recommendations elsewhere on the forums, probably best to keep the first two partitions and burn an image onto DVD of the latter two partitions before removing them..... &q...
by vandamme
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>This question is crazy stupid
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: This question is crazy stupid

You're not in Kansas anymore.
by vandamme
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint 14
Replies: 3
Views: 2571

Re: How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint

Sadly, Burg is dead. It has not been updated since 2010. :( You can try grub-customizer instead, but I haven't always had good luck with it. It's not in Mint repositories, so you have to do some terminal work. Here's a short instructional tutorial: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tr...
by vandamme
Thu May 30, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OH DEAR GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE - Deleting Linux Mint Helena 8
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: OH DEAR GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE - Deleting Linux Mint Hele

If you're running a truly antique machine (which I doubt, if it runs Vista), try downloading Puppy or Bodhi, burn one to a CD, and try booting from that. Puppy runs happily off the CD, and it's fast because it loads into memory. Bodhi is fast and cool, with its E17 desktop. If neither runs off a CD,...
by vandamme
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dropbox alternative
Replies: 16
Views: 4607

Re: Dropbox alternative

I extracted it to /home and made folders there, and somehow I clicked on the right thing because I get the icon in the tray, right next to dropbox, and it starts with Mint. I did this a couple times ...still don't know what happened. If anybody out there wants a referral here's mine: https://copy.co...
by vandamme
Wed May 09, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 13 LTS ideas?
Replies: 79
Views: 14031

Re: Mint 13 LTS ideas?

The power consumption thing makes 12 unuseable on my laptop. On Ubuntu12.04 the fan runs half speed, on LM12 it burns my pants. On Bodhi, it runs cool. A minor thing that bothers me is when you install an app, there's no indication that it's done installing (unless you re-search); on Ubuntu you get ...
by vandamme
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ideal OS
Replies: 20
Views: 1784

Re: ideal OS

... laptop power consuming which is kinda a weak point of Mint now... Not to nit-pick, but that's not a Mint problem. It's a Linux problem in general, kernel power management regressions.. I boot LMDE, Ubuntu 11.04, Bodhi and Windows 7 for old time's sake, on a low-end HP laptop. Right now on LMDE ...
by vandamme
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Minty-green auroras
Replies: 3
Views: 2513

Minty-green auroras

...from yesterday's coronal mass ejection, on spaceweather.com.

jim
by vandamme
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dualboot problmes with /home
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: dualboot problmes with /home

I have 4 partitions on my laptop because I haven't decided which distro I like yet (and they keep changing), plus I need Windows for those once in a great while moments. So since windows can't read my Linux files, I keep most of my stuff in the Documents folders on Windows. I have my setup files for...
by vandamme
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Re: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE

I was just fooling with another machine that I've tortured with multiple OS's, and while diddling the start-up manager in Mint Debian it asked me something to the effect of, " Say, I couldn't help noticing that you have a lot of different partitions on here. Would you like to write the same gru...
by vandamme
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Cant update to update pack 3 because of gstreamer problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: Cant update to update pack 3 because of gstreamer proble

Huh, I just fixed the same thing. Scary that a n00b like me figured out how to remove a package. Am I....turning into a nerd??
by vandamme
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Re: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE

Thanks. I think I need to find how Grub works. UPDATE: I think it was a memory problem, as airscorp suggests. The simple solution was to get a new laptop. HP G62 with 3 GB, $380 from Staples. I have 3 distros on there now, PLUS the original Windows 7. Ten times the memory did wonders. :D In case any...
by vandamme
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Re: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE

"Linux Mint Debian xfce is NOT mint 10 xfce"...true. Maybe they should call it LMDX? Anyway, the "LM 10" on the wallpaper is what confused me. Interesting theory about memory requirements. It's really hard to get a straight answer about memory requirements for different distro's....
by vandamme
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE
Replies: 10
Views: 3706

Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE

6 year old Toshiba Satellite laptop with 256M memory. I multi-boot XP and a couple Mint distros. 7 and 8 XFCE work slower than molasses, so I thought I'd try the "new improved" XFCE Debian. After a year of installing and using Linux on several machines I figure I'm not a total n00b, but th...
by vandamme
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Others
Topic: WiFi NetgearWPN111 no work- Mint 8 LXDE [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: WiFi NetgearWPN111 no work- Mint 8 LXDE

I said, what the heck, I'll plug in the Netgear stick one more time...it ]WORKS [/color]. Many questions remain, but they are topics for further research ....so I'm marking this problem [solved] for now. Being a n00b, dmesg is not too helpful to me, and says things like ndiswrapper (iw_set_auth:1602...
by vandamme
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: WiFi NetgearWPN111 no work- Mint 8 LXDE [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

Re: WiFi NetgearWPN111 no work- Mint 8 LXDE

I rooted around in my junk box & found a TrendNet TEW-229 wireless USB stick, and installed the XP driver with ndiswrapper, and it works fine on Mint 8 LXDE. :mrgreen: While I could just be content to surf the web with this one, I'd still like to figure out how to get the Netgear stick working, ...

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