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by MagnusB
Wed May 20, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Next re-install
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Next re-install

You can export the list of installed packages to a text file using Synaptic, and import it again on a different computer. Note that this include all installed software, including libraries, drivers etc. It is generally recommended that you edit the text file before you import it. You can also do thi...
by MagnusB
Wed May 20, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: hi hi!
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: hi hi!

#1, what are these folders on my external hard drive? on windows I just saw my personal folders, but now I also see "found.000", "$RECYCLE.BIN", "RECYCLER", and "System Volume Information". Also, I deleted everything in the 'recycle bin' - that's no big deal,...
by MagnusB
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Hardware/system demand
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Hardware/system demand

Try some specialized distros, like VectorLinux (might not be the best), Ubuntulite or SliTaz (maybe even DSL or Puppy).
by MagnusB
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Crash
Replies: 16
Views: 1598

Re: System Crash

Which driver are you using? Remove all nvidia packages with System - Administration - Hardware drivers if you installed it that way and then use Envy to automatically install your driver.
by MagnusB
Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: /Home Partition vs no /Home Partition discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 3272

Re: /Home Partition vs no /Home Partition discussion

There are just as many ways to go as there are users to select them, more or less. Choose the solution that works best for you. In example, if you have a large music collection on your HDD, make a separate partition for that, as USB transfer speeds are not good enough for 10GB ++ (or it is, but it c...
by MagnusB
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Crash
Replies: 16
Views: 1598

Re: System Crash

I would give it some time. And you can find out what your gfx card is by using:

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lspci | grep VGA

in a terminal window. If disabling compiz solved your problem, I would guess that it was related to the nvidia driver.
by MagnusB
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Crash
Replies: 16
Views: 1598

Re: System Crash

You (usually) never experience a system wide crash because of lack of RAM (and it isn't expensive, at least not here), I would rather guess that it is your graphic driver or maybe compiz. Could you provide a bit more information about what graphic card etc you are using?
by MagnusB
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard drive space problem
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Hard drive space problem

Use the delete key moves them to the trash, if you right click on the file and select delete it will permanently delete it.
by MagnusB
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux and Apple
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: Linux and Apple

Linux and Mac are pretty far apart. Just imagine the difference between Slackware and Ubuntu, add a completely different kernel and a ton of proprietary stuff on top of that!
by MagnusB
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bet your glad you use Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: Bet your glad you use Mint

There is a difference. that way it should be *legal*, where as in Mint is not legal for people who live in countries that acknowledge software patents. You can do the exact same thing as Mint does in Ubuntu.
by MagnusB
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Hardware/system demand
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: Hardware/system demand

That seems a bit to low to run a live session, you can try, but don't expect to succeed. You should look in to distributions that are made for legacy hardware.
by MagnusB
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6596
Views: 774313

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Zwopper wrote:Well no, and sucks resources like a hog!

Both nm-applet and mintUpdate uses more resources than compiz, even when rotating cube.. The main reason for not using Compiz is the bugs, cause it's not yet stable...
by MagnusB
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Default keyboard shortcuts

TBH, I prefer GNOME DO, activate it by using super+space. It even keep a track of the applications/etc that you open the most, so I only press super+space then F and then enter and Firefox is open. It is so intuitive and brilliant to use, should be advertised more..
by MagnusB
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Default keyboard shortcuts

You have GNOME DO, I barely use the menu now a days anyway.
by MagnusB
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Default keyboard shortcuts

OpenSuSE 11 has slab assigned to the super key, only distro I can think of that has this right now.
by MagnusB
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: .aspx
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: .aspx

It might be related to flash and web 2.0, as I only use flashblock and are able to see the page perfectly fine. My guess is that it is optimized for IE, and thus doesn't works so good in browsers that adhere to web standards...
by MagnusB
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox crash
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Firefox crash

Install the flash block addon from Mozilla or downgrade to flash 9:
Get the package from http://packages.ubuntu.com
Remove Flash 10:

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sudo aptitude remove flashplugin-nonfree

Install the deb you downloaded.
by MagnusB
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sound card
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Sound card

That depends on your computer, any of the F's is used, sometimes Del, Ins etc etc. Try, or check if the first screen tells you what button to "launch setup"
by MagnusB
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Evolution?
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Evolution?

I think you will save less than 1 MB or maybe up to 50 or 60 MB, not sure. Installed software barely takes up any space in Linux. You would probably save more by running: sudo aptitude autoremove once in a while.. And About Me is integrated in GNOME, so basically this software is a part of the GNOM...

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