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by wkmanire
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: new to mint, new to linux.... so im new to all of this!
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: new to mint, new to linux.... so im new to all of this!

Linux can be as rewarding as it can be frustrating. Just remember that you can never read enough. Read about how things are supposed to work and ask lots of questions. This forum is very newbie friendly. Also don't forget about the IRC. If you open xchat from Mint it will automatically put you in tw...
by wkmanire
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CD/DVD Drive Freezes Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: CD/DVD Drive Freezes Computer

Have you tried a range of cd/dvd's including blank media Do they all do the same? I tried every media I have, CD-R and RW, DVD-R and +R, DVD+RW and blank discs too. I also tried 3 different DVD burners that all did the same thing. I ended up replacing it with a CD burner and Mint seemed happy after...
by wkmanire
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CD/DVD Drive Freezes Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: CD/DVD Drive Freezes Computer

All I can do is propose some troubleshooting questions, I've never had to deal with anything like this before. Have you tested the drives in other computers? Have you tried hooking them up to a different SATA/IDE channel? If you've recently installed mint you could try verifying the disc to make sur...
by wkmanire
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Which Mint for 256MB RAM and Pentium III?
Replies: 23
Views: 22479

Re: Which Mint for 256MB RAM and Pentium III?

cra1g321 wrote:i would definitely go with LXDE. XFCE isnt as light as people think and fluxbox isnt as user-friendly or as easy to use as LXDE imo
Thats a good point about fluxbox not being as user friendly.
by wkmanire
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Which Mint for 256MB RAM and Pentium III?
Replies: 23
Views: 22479

Re: Which Mint for 256MB RAM and Pentium III?

The needs seem pretty minimal. If you're brave you could always try a basic debian install. Then you can apt-get yourself xorg, fluxbox, firefox, wine, perhaps open office. Gentoo is another barebones distro but I've never found the trade off of time vs. convenience to be worthwhile. As far as the M...
by wkmanire
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to Make Windows Faster than Linux lol
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: How to Make Windows Faster than Linux lol

It doesn't make sense why you need to do advanced configuration to make Windows do what is most convenient, or even what makes sense (why give me the option to postpone but not for as long as I want?). I thought Windows was meant to be "user-friendly." I should be able to click a button and all my ...
by wkmanire
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to Make Windows Faster than Linux lol
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: How to Make Windows Faster than Linux lol

10) Take your Windows laptop skydiving, everything is faster at terminal velocity. And you have the rest of your life to fix any errors. Whoa there, we don't touch terminal in Windows. Windows 7 has the configurability to download updates and install them but not automatically force a restart which...
by wkmanire
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: All of the sudden, all characters are now boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: All of the sudden, all characters are now boxes

Bummer about the login screen. I hope that someone else who is more experienced with Mint can pick this one up for me. I can point you to the standard shell commands for mounting a file system but as far as a graphical option I'm not sure. As for the command line system, it will seem kind of complic...
by wkmanire
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to Make Windows Faster than Linux lol
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: How to Make Windows Faster than Linux lol

I can't get into this one sided OS bashing. All modern operating systems get the job done for somebody, otherwise they wouldn't still exist. Microsoft is improving things. Aero doesn't seem to be quite as slow in Windows 7. They fixed the user directory structure in Windows Vista which is a big bonu...
by wkmanire
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: All of the sudden, all characters are now boxes
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: All of the sudden, all characters are now boxes

Is your login screen still readable? You might be able to login under a different account if one exists. If not...... Do you still have a Mint live cd? Honestly any live cd would probably work. Try booting from a live media and then mounting your local file system. You'll be able to edit all of your...
by wkmanire
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So good so far :)
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: So good so far :)

Yeah, the idea system is really cool, especially how you can vote ideas up or down. I logged in to IRC last night. What a good idea it was to have xchat preset to open right into the Mint channels. :) One of the first topics we covered in the IRC was beer. So it seems that the priorities here are in...
by wkmanire
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: So good so far :)
Replies: 4
Views: 584

So good so far :)

Hello everyone, I'm a long time Debian-based distro user. I saw Mint so I thought I`d check it out. It easily replaced Ubuntu on my laptop. I've been reading on the website and I have to say I like the way things are organized here. The theming for gnome is snazzy, the project's "personality" so to ...

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