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by waldo
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Hotz uses Ubuntu for self driving Acura
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Hotz uses Ubuntu for self driving Acura

Some of us may recall George Hotz, the high school student who hacked those first iPhones to run on networks other than AT&T. That was eight years ago. Now he's up to some amazing things with AI. Read the article and watch the video . . . http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-george-hotz-self-drivi...
by waldo
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why LM 17.1, 2, and now 3???
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Why LM 17.1, 2, and now 3???

Cosmo. wrote:This is still true, provided that you use the update manager for upgrading - when the ugrade option gets offered.
The 17.3 update was offered today for previous mint 17.x installations. FWIW, I've updated both my desktop and laptop machines. Both updates went smoothly.
by waldo
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What Does Xfce Stand For?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: What Does Xfce Stand For?

It is the correct spelling of that sound your cat makes coughing up a hairball.
by waldo
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Please don't hate my for asking a ubuntu question?
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Please don't hate my for asking a ubuntu question?

No hating, just a very rude suggestion . . . :lol: Wipe: Ubuntu Install: Mint Seriously, this would be the easiest and fastest way to get what you want. It will make your sister very happy. I am assuming from your requirements, you want Linux to look a little more familiar to Windows users. If the c...
by waldo
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Did I choose the wrong distro?
Replies: 23
Views: 1647

Re: Did I choose the wrong distro?

Hmmm, I don't know about VMWare, I have almost no experience of it, and I've always been suspicious about the concept. I think my problem is that I DON'T have a vanilla environment, and probably the whole environment is too contaminated with Windows, for Mint's tastes... Right now I think I'm going...
by waldo
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Did I choose the wrong distro?
Replies: 23
Views: 1647

Re: Did I choose the wrong distro?

Martienne (are you a femelle visitor from the red planet? :D ), I have a couple of comments and suggestions for you. I am sorry your initial experience with Mint has been trying. It shouldn't have been. (For credentials, I have been setting up computer systems since 1983, when MS DOS was on one flop...
by waldo
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice 4.4.4 or other options?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: LibreOffice 4.4.4 or other options?

A major update, LibreOffice 5.0, is now available. I don't know if your issue has been addressed, but it is supposed to have been significantly improved.
by waldo
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to fix LibreOffice PPA not installing newer versions
Replies: 53
Views: 13733

Re: How to fix LibreOffice PPA not installing newer versions

Whatever. The Update Manager presented Mint 5 to me as a Level 2 Update, so it is no longer necessary to jump through hoops to get it.
by waldo
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to fix LibreOffice PPA not installing newer versions
Replies: 53
Views: 13733

Re:[Solved] How to fix LibreOffice PPA not installing . . .

LibreOffice 5 is now up in the Mint repositories.
by waldo
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Old Photo: The Mint Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Old Photo: The Mint Bar

Amazing photo. The more you stare at it, the more details come into view. The couple flirting on the right, the young mother showing off her baby to her fawning friends, the middle aged women relaying gossip, and the straight out of Central Casting cowpokes hanging around the trash can. All great st...
by waldo
Tue May 05, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What version MINT is best for Dell Optiplex 320
Replies: 29
Views: 1807

Re: What version MINT is best for Dell Optiplex 320

That screen means that you did not get to the BIOS. You need to be quicker in hitting the F2 key.

A program from killdisk.com was used to wipe the drive clean, and Killdisk leaves that little message on the drive to inform you of this fact.
by waldo
Sun May 03, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Will a Mint image or backup load onto a new computer?
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Will a Mint image or backup load onto a new computer?

It might be best to listen to the wise folks. Making an image, and transferring it to a new computer is also a "rigmarole", and I suggest it's maybe a more difficult one than starting over. In addition, that new clean install will not contain the baggage of a system that was forced to run on two dif...
by waldo
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Cannot get cinnamon live CD to boot...MDM fails

You obviously have more than ample resources to run Cinnamon, so that is not the problem. Just as a test, try another CD with a different Mint DE. Also, there is a possibility that your disk (or the ISO that created it) is defective. Your nVidia card is unlikely to be the issue.
by waldo
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No boot from CD-DVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: No boot from CD-DVD

Glad it worked for you!

These settings are also needed to boot from a USB stick.
by waldo
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No boot from CD-DVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: No boot from CD-DVD

I have an Asus U47A and have had the same problem. I have it dual booting with Windows 8.1 and Mint 17.1. Maybe this will work for you also. It did for me. In the BIOS, be sure SECURE BOOT CONTROL is DISABLED. DISABLE FAST BOOT ENABLE LAUNCH CSM DISABLE LAUNCH PXE OPROM You will have to set these la...
by waldo
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian fanaticism
Replies: 46
Views: 5293

Re: Debian fanaticism

"Elitists" is kind of you. I might have chosen another word. :wink: Many of them are the stereotypes who live in their parents' basement surrounded by empty pizza boxes and Coke cans. They have finally found a fraternity that accepts them, and they don't want the group diluted by "The Others". Leave...
by waldo
Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 6208

Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

Looks like my thread was diverted! Sorry about the hijacking. Thanks to those who offered suggestions. Apparently 17.1 included some regressive changes. My Verbatim mouse that worked in 17 no longer works in 17.1. I looked all over for a fix, and finally gave up and bought a Logitech M325 ($20 at B...
by waldo
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint was the main topic in the Dutch Linux Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: Linux Mint was the main topic in the Dutch Linux Magazin

It's always nice to hear about positive publicity for Mint from around the world. Dank u wel.
by waldo
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 6208

Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

waldo, Did you try reinstalling Chrome? I'm using 17.1 with Chrome Version 39.0.2171.95 (64-bit) and the mouse wheel scrolling works for me. I didn't mention earlier but my mouse cursor theme would not work in Chrome it would change to the default cursor in Chrome but I fixed that. Hopefully some o...
by waldo
Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems
Replies: 39
Views: 6208

Re: Mint 17.1 and Chromium Problems

I'm posting in this thread because my problem fits the category, and may be related. I have an ASUS laptop, new enough it came with Windows 8. I have it dual booting with Linux Mint, which I use most of the time. Mint 17 was the first Linux distro I installed on this machine. Everything worked perfe...

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