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by torturedutopian
Thu May 01, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Nemo Slow to Load Folders [Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon]
Replies: 42
Views: 20408

Re: Nemo Slow to Load Folders [Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon]

Hmm... I guess the slowness is inherited from Nautilus, anyway ? Maybe it's not related, but opening directories with a few thousands of files takes A LOT of times here on a fast machine (like, 30 seconds) ; while it's almost instant in Dolphin / KDE on a much slower machine. I hope, once the Mint t...
by torturedutopian
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Indie Games on Linux (new Humble Bundle now available :)
Replies: 15
Views: 7622

Re: Indie Games on Linux (new Humble Bundle now available :)

Regarding the latest Humble Bundle, did you guys manage to get Bastion running ? I get some errors (beginning by : Unhandled Exception: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for OpenTK.Input.Mouse ---> System.DllNotFoundException: libXi). Using LMDE 64 ...
by torturedutopian
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Indie Games on Linux (new Humble Bundle now available :)
Replies: 15
Views: 7622

Re: Indie Games on Linux (new Humble Bundle now available :)

Yep, there should definitely be a games section :-) What I appreciate at the moment, is that Linux gets supported by more & more quality indie developers. Which I prefer over the support of a few big companies :-) What channels I prefer at the moment are Gameolith (distro agnostic) and Humble Bu...
by torturedutopian
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 580
Views: 670198

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

There are so many choices but none of them is perfect, in my opinion, which I regret a lot ! Here's my personal take on this (after using each of them for months) : - KDE is amazing but never perfectly stabilized and tends to be messy (although there are efforts to make it simpler). I always, after ...
by torturedutopian
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 580
Views: 670198

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Let me explain my votes : - KDE, as this is my "dream" environment, ultra complete, fast, modern and super cool. If only it could stabilize and be as supported as the others. There is only (whatever the distro) a couple of things wrong which eventually always ruin the amazing experience. I...
by torturedutopian
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox : strange behaviour (extensions & flash)
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Firefox : strange behaviour (extensions & flash)

Hi everyone ! I just switched from Arch Linux back to Mint. I have everything very clean (blank homedir), and just disabled the Mint Gnome-Shell extensions as I got used to Gnome Shell. (also the Music extension crashed the shell frequently) Everything works great apart from Firefox which is really ...
by torturedutopian
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LibreOffice quickstart : doesn't prevent shutdown under Arch
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: LibreOffice quickstart : doesn't prevent shutdown under

Thanks for your reply : indeed, as Arch also uses unmodified upstream versions of LibreOffice, this is definitely due to the difference in initscripts. Just have to wait till it's fixed in Llbo !
by torturedutopian
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LibreOffice quickstart : doesn't prevent shutdown under Arch
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

LibreOffice quickstart : doesn't prevent shutdown under Arch

Hi everyone ! I'm a part time Arch / Ubuntu / Mint / Debian user and I noticed something interesting : as I use LibreOffice a lot, I love the quickstart applet. We all know that it's not really usable anymore as it prevents Gnome from logging out since a couple of years ago. There is a workaround bu...
by torturedutopian
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Extremely slow Firefox rendering
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: Extremely slow Firefox rendering

Oh gees.... It seems it turned out there was a recent Google Maps update (at least on maps.google.fr) that makes it crawl under Firefox... Even under Ubuntu... I was pretty sure it was a Mint issue because it used to be extra smooth very recently and it's now pretty sluggish / jerky ony my computer ...
by torturedutopian
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 59449

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

I think someone may have already told this, but installing Iceweasel instead of Firefox fixed the fonts issue for me :)
by torturedutopian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Extremely slow Firefox rendering
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: Extremely slow Firefox rendering

Hi ! I really appreciate your taking the time to reply so extensively. However, the problem definitely lies somewhere else. I'm actually surprised I'm the only one to encounter it, apparently, because my installation is pretty clean & straightforward. I used many distros and drivers (arch64, arc...
by torturedutopian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Extremely slow Firefox rendering
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

[SOLVED] Extremely slow Firefox rendering

Hi there ! I installed a clean LMDE 64 bits today. My problem is the following : some rendering in Firefox is extremely slow -- not particularly when scrolling within pages, but things like maps.google.com when scrolling or zooming in and out. It's *very* slow, while it's perfectly smooth using a we...
by torturedutopian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Problems with digikam and gthumb
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: Problems with digikam and gthumb

Hmm, are you sure the renamed files still have the .jpg extension ? (just guessing)
by torturedutopian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 59449

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Indeed, gtk apps look perfect :) The issue only relates to Firefox and Thunderbird.

thanks for the replies

I'll think I'll create a new thread for the specific Firefox speed rendering issue.
by torturedutopian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 59449

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Hmm, I don't know, they do look really good under, well, Ubuntu.

Any idea regarding the speed issue with Firefox ?

Thanks for the reply !!!
by torturedutopian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 59449

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Hey guys ! I just switched from Kubuntu to LMDE 64. It works pretty well, I have something strange with Mozilla's apps. In both Firefox & Thunderbird, fonts (menus & interface fonts) are too big / not the right fonts compared to what I set in the Gnome settings. Anti-aliasing seems less good...
by torturedutopian
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound stopped working suddently
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: Sound stopped working suddently

Personally, my sound problems are fixed by installing the "alsa backport modules" package in Ubuntu. You should try this first before tweaking anything :)

(this is the only reason I went back from LMDE to Ubuntu, because by sound chipset doesn't work well without it)
by torturedutopian
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Help Upgrading to Alsa 1.0.23
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Help Upgrading to Alsa 1.0.23

Hi ! I've just switched from Ubuntu Lucid Lynx to Mint Debian Edition :-) It works pretty well :) I have just one issue : under Ubuntu I needed to install this "alsa backports package", otherwise, I couldn't mix several audio sources (pulse + alsa for instance). I couldn't find an equivale...

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