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by robw
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Read Backup DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Can't Read Backup DVDs

Thanks for the replies folks. I'd considered that it might be a Windows-specific issue but discounted that because none of the CDs would even mount in Mint. I'll try to find out how she did the backup and approach it from that direction. Thanks again for the quick replies!
by robw
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Read Backup DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Can't Read Backup DVDs

Hi all, On my recommendation, a friend of mine has installed Mint (32-bit, Xfce 16 version as her PC is an older machine with a Pentium Dimension 3000 processor and only 512 Mb of RAM.). It's all working fine, despite some minor issues. However, we have a fairly major problem: she backed up all her ...
by robw
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Linux - First Steps After Installation?
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: New to Linux - First Steps After Installation?

Hi again Briholt, Yes, that would be right, and that's kind of what I was saying. Because my requirements are quite simple and have remained the same for ages, I prefer to take the option of reinstalling software after each install. I only have about 5 programmes I use which aren't in the Mint distr...
by robw
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Linux - First Steps After Installation?
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: New to Linux - First Steps After Installation?

Hi Briholt, I've been running Mint now since Daryna so have done a fair few upgrades! I don't make huge demands on my system, primarily just video work, office stuff and internet applications. As such, I find it easy to keep things simple. In preparation for a new Mint, I backup anything that might ...
by robw
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Good Value Laptops with no OS
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Good Value Laptops with no OS

I keep hearing people ask about a new PC (laptop or desktop) with no OS. I'd just like to share the Zoostorm brand with you, at least in the UK (not sure about worldwide availability). You can check them out at http://www.ebuyer.com. My own laptop is 2 years old now, never had an issue, and is compl...
by robw
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Buying a new laptop, have questions on brands...
Replies: 20
Views: 6314

Re: Buying a new laptop, have questions on brands, poss issu

If anyone's still listening to this subject, I suggest a look at http://www.ebuyer.com and search for zoostorm under laptops. A good solid laptop with 8MB RAM and no OS for £260. 've had mine for 2 years - brilliant compatibility (Mint works out of the box each time) and absolutely no problems. No W...
by robw
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Some stats for mirror.rts-informatique.fr
Replies: 13
Views: 6981

Re: Some stats for mirror.rts-informatique.fr

Just thought I'd say, for the record, I always get great results with rts-informatique. My mirror of choice for some time! Thanks.
by robw
Wed May 08, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Chrome, sleep and redshift questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Chrome, sleep and redshift questions

Thanks Excollier, Just got it working, by setting longitude to 0.0 (close enough). Don't know why it wouldn't accept negative longitudes, though...! Looks like is compatible, but not sure why it's not accepting all longitudes. For now, it's dark and i'm looking at a red screen - close enough!! Cheer...
by robw
Wed May 08, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Chrome, sleep and redshift questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Chrome, sleep and redshift questions

Having puzzled over redshift for a few days, is seems it just wouldn't accept my lat/long. Working now for a nearby location!!

Still puzzling over the other questions though... :roll: Grateful for any help! Thanks...
by robw
Wed May 08, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Chrome, sleep and redshift questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Chrome, sleep and redshift questions

Been using LM main edition since 2005 and flirting with LMDE for about a year on various backup laptops. I like the idea of a rolling distribution and LMDE works very well. Before I consider a change for my mission critical laptop, though, I've got a few questions which I'd be grateful for help with...
by robw
Sat May 04, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Choosing a laptop (Think Penguin?)
Replies: 10
Views: 1651

Re: Choosing a laptop (Think Penguin?)

Hi Graeme, No experience of Think Penguin. Just thought I'd throw another into the mix, if you're interested. Ebuyer stocks the Zoostorm range of laptops which you can get without operating system (Mint installs easily from a burned CD). Price is excellent, its British made and I've not had a single...
by robw
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NVIDIA Driver Stopped Backlight from Working
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: NVIDIA Driver Stopped Backlight from Working

Is this how you edited /etc/defaults/GRUB? "1. To adjust the screen brightness via the Fn+Left Arrow and Fn+Right Arrow keys, you need to add an option to the kernel boot command. Open a terminal and type: sudo gedit /etc/defaults/grub Look for the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash&...
by robw
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disregard
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Mint not recognizing ethernet

Hi Frap

You've started a new thread by referring to an old one, so reading your post its hard to tell whether your problem is related to something else. Can you fill us in on the details please?
by robw
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gnomebaker
Replies: 15
Views: 2705

Re: gnomebaker

For my twopenny's worth, xfburn is the business and I always install it regardless of which desktop Im using (its native to xfce I think). Its very fast and ive not had a single error in about 2-3 years of usage. Over Cinnamon/Gnome it does need to install quite a few dependencies alongside it (whic...
by robw
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I find a driver for Sis mirage 3?
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Where can I find a driver for Sis mirage 3?

Hi

Can you confirm you have xserver-xorg-video-sis installed? I reckon that should work for you but I thought it was installed by default. You can check by going to Synaptic Package Manager and searching. If it's not installed, try installing it and see if that makes a difference.
by robw
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many startup programs?
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Too many startup programs?

Caribou, Ctrl Alt Backspace, mintUpdate. Mint upload and mint welcome if youre that way inclined! These are the ones enabled by default.
by robw
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update manager has stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: update manager has stopped working

Hi NewtonG, I'd be inclined to suggest that you're using an old version which may be unsupported now. Mint is released every six months, with a Long Term Support version every 3 years or so (sorry, not sure of the exact figure). Other releases are only supported for 18 months, and that may have expi...
by robw
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Desktop WiFi Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Desktop WiFi Adapter

Try installing firmware-linux-free by opening a terminal and typing sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-free I've done a quick search of the site and found this as a recommended fix for your chipset. Not got time to help further now but if you cut and paste the 'Atheros AR9170...' bit into the searc...
by robw
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Firmware for Ralink 3290
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Firmware for Ralink 3290

Try this: http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10422.0

Not an exprt in your chipset but this seemed to work for others
by robw
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Desktop WiFi Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Desktop WiFi Adapter

Hi Dritz, Linux isnt Windows! Most things on Windows need proprietary software to make them work, hence the disc you had to use. Because Linux traditionally hasnt had such support from the hardware industry, loads of folks around the world have had to write their own software to make things work. Ov...

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