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by O8h7w
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Choosing the right package of GCC
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Re: Choosing the right package of GCC

I'm sorry, but while the build-essential package might be a solution, it's not the best one and it doesn't answer my question. I don't want to build anything, MATLAB does. And it would like to do this with a somewhat old version of GCC. The command "apt depends build-essential" doesn't tel...
by O8h7w
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Choosing the right package of GCC
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

Choosing the right package of GCC

This might be just the newbie in me feeling insecure, but nonetheless, it means I need your help. Thanks to you all for the fact that this forum exists. MATLAB installation tells me I need a "supported compiler" for a few of the toolboxes. I read on their webpage that this means the GNU Co...
by O8h7w
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 3266

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

That sounds like too far from my knowledge, so I'm very thankful if you come up with a solution. I like this distro, my top pick for now. Note that the buttons did work with ALSA, so the problem is with routing them to the PulseAudio volume control, rather than having the OS talk nicely with the har...
by O8h7w
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 3266

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

Well, that installed the complete PulseAudio system, of course. And that works, except for the hardware buttons for changing volume on my ThinkPad X220. And that problem is quite a lot worse than having to edit a configuration file and reboot the computer to change output device... I will try to fin...
by O8h7w
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 3266

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

I tried installing the gnome-audio package and, by default, it's dependencies. With a mysterious result: the thing don't work at all. The terminal gives a doubled warning and a little GUI box shows up saying "Waiting for the audio system to respond" (or something similar, that quote is tra...
by O8h7w
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 3266

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

I actually stumbled upon a solution myself while idling through the forum, that I hadn't found by searching. The original problem in that thread wasn't that closely related, but the solution was eventually provided for me in this post by wyrdoak. My /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf now contains the fo...
by O8h7w
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 6
Views: 3266

Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

I started out by asking this in the newbie subforum, but got no answer so I'm reposting it here. A mod would be wise to delete my first thread, it didn't make it all the way to useful. I can't find the option to change the sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE. The device I want to use instead of the ...
by O8h7w
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [PLEASE DELETE] Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

I have searched for a control center, or something similar, but the closest thing I found was two submenus in the MintMenu called "Preferences" and "System tools" (or "Administration tools"). Those two submenus contained most of what I remember was to be found in the co...
by O8h7w
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [PLEASE DELETE] Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

Well, thanks for trying anyway. Maybe this was not a newbie question after all, but it does feel rather stupid. Like I can't find the right button, however I'm confident that I've searched the menus rather thoroughly... maybe the feature simply isn't there from the start, I might need to install som...
by O8h7w
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [PLEASE DELETE] Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

Well, my system is in Swedish and that would most certainly translate to "Ljudinställningar" - I know a bit of German too. You're not wrong at all. But, the problem is that that option doesn't exist when I rightclick the speaker icon, just the generic panel preferences. That my desktop env...
by O8h7w
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [PLEASE DELETE] Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

No, since I simply can't find any "Audio Preferences". Where should I look?

Thanks /O8h7w
by O8h7w
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [PLEASE DELETE] Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 635

[PLEASE DELETE] Choosing sound output device in Mint 11 LXDE

[EDIT] A mod would be wise to delete this thread, since it didn't turn into anything useful. I have reposted the question in the LXDE subforum. I somehow thought it would be a good idea to try something new, and went for the LXDE release this time. Turns out I run into a single problem and suddenly ...
by O8h7w
Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 3584

Re: [SOLVED] Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit application

I believe maximum swappiness fits my needs. I'm not trying to make this system as responsive as possible, but as capable as possible. If I understood it all right, maximum swappiness will ensure there is as much RAM as possible available for the active application. And I do have a fast SSD, so resur...
by O8h7w
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I need help getting myself a 64-bit Mint with Fluxbox
Replies: 1
Views: 1579

I need help getting myself a 64-bit Mint with Fluxbox

I think I have the goal in sight, now how do I get there? As told in previous thread, I will use this install to run a single somewhat heavy app on my slightly too old and weak laptop. In spite of the purpose, a web browser (Opera) and a music player will probably be running a lot of the time. To ge...
by O8h7w
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 3584

Re: Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit applications?

Now I've read about swapping for an hour or two, and I've found I will probably want my swappiness at 100 rather than 10, freeing up as much memory as possible for the somewhat heavy apps. I will have to try and try again, obviously. Also, I will probably want a bigger swap partition than I can affo...
by O8h7w
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 3584

Re: Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit applications?

Kudos to vrkalak for answering my question, Aging Technogeek for the elaborate answer, and this forum as a whole for the very quick response! :) I feel quite familiar with which versions are available, I did try to find it all out on my own first. I want my system to be stable, it might remain unboo...
by O8h7w
Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 3584

[SOLVED] Do I need a 64-bit OS to run 64-bit applications?

Yes, I'm sorry, this is yet another thread on the question "What edition should I choose?". I want to run a few slightly heavier applications such as MATLAB, a CAD system if I can find one, GIMP and Audacity on an OS that is not as bloated as my Win7 install. I have only 2 GB of RAM, but a...
by O8h7w
Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rescaling of svg icons
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Rescaling of svg icons

Yes, I think so... I will try, maybe by sunday.

But the question of the autoscaling icons still remains. How does that work? But maybe it doesn't belong to the newbie questions...
by O8h7w
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rescaling of svg icons
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Rescaling of svg icons

Maybe the question is not stupid, but I think that I am... Somehow I was under the impression that svg icons are able to rescale automatically. It may have something to do with the fact that quite a few of the icons in my panel does... Now, I want to change the icon for the mintmenu. I browsed the f...
by O8h7w
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Replies: 224
Views: 131203

Re: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

Some people have reported they couldn't make bootable USB stick, so I felt needed to post my experience. My first try didn't work, because of the mistake to point the Startup Disk Creator to the disk. Then I tried pointing it to the single partition on the disk, if I recall right it was formatted as...

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