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by zeke
Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why does anyone use linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 5778

Re: Why does anyone use linux?

A few years ago, I tried and failed to get a linux client connected to my company's vpn. I believe it was actually a client supplied by the vpn vendor (Cisco I believe). In my case as I recall, the client made an initial connection, but it failed with a message about some component that was unavaila...
by zeke
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What if Ubuntu goes away
Replies: 60
Views: 11457

Re: What if Ubuntu goes away

xenopeek wrote:Let's all back off a bit and not try to make this personal. And the topic here is "what would happen to Linux Mint if Ubuntu went away?"
My apologies for sort of careening out of control there.
by zeke
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What if Ubuntu goes away
Replies: 60
Views: 11457

Re: What if Ubuntu goes away

You stated that "the tablet craze is probably going to plateau" (or shrink because of all the elderly tablet users dying off?) and 20 years from now that will "swing the balance <between tablets and laptops/desktops> back". To me this implies that 20 years from now desktops/laptops will grow in pop...
by zeke
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What if Ubuntu goes away
Replies: 60
Views: 11457

Re: What if Ubuntu goes away

This is horribly off-topic and most probably pointless, but here goes... What is probably going to happen is that tablets and smartphones will address that part of the market which only needs a computing device for trivial stuff, like web and such, while desktop/laptop market will become more focuse...
by zeke
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What if Ubuntu goes away
Replies: 60
Views: 11457

Re: What if Ubuntu goes away

Not to mention that almost anything one can do w/ a mouse is easier and more natural w/ a touch screen. I don't want to start a flame war, but a touch screen is almost totally useless for precision point selection unless a pointer is used, and most pointers are at least as inconvenient, if not more...
by zeke
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What if Ubuntu goes away
Replies: 60
Views: 11457

Re: What if Ubuntu goes away

What is probably going to happen is that tablets and smartphones will address that part of the market which only needs a computing device for trivial stuff, like web and such, while desktop/laptop market will become more focused on work, gaming and different niche applications (using the term broad...
by zeke
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya resume from USB wireless keyboard help
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Maya resume from USB wireless keyboard help

I believe you will need to put the following in your rc.local

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echo enabled > /sys/bus/usb/devices/usb2/power/wakeup
echo enabled > /sys/bus/usb/devices/2-3/power/wakeup
and reboot.
The 2 is the bus and the 3 is the device for the logitech entry in your lsusb output. At least this did it for me.
by zeke
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A Good Read...What Do You Think?
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: A Good Read...What Do You Think?

I think the author pretty much hit the nail on the head. Linux really appeals to people who like to endlessly install different "distros", argue about which one has the best application launcher, and feel superior to the "sheep" who use "windoze". You could add cheap contrarians (like myself) to the...
by zeke
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5294

Re: Please, something that just works!

I don't know that there is any such product, but my Mint 13 (with LXDE desktop) comes closer than anything I've worked with before or since. I've been running it on my daily work computer since June 2012. I took me 2 days to get it set up and working exactly the way I like it and it hasn't crashed ...
by zeke
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5294

Re: Please, something that just works!

If you have spent money on a Linux distro, that's your problem, and the issue is best taken up with those distros. Mint is free. I have issues with Mint great and small but you can't really moan about something that is offered to you for free, especially not hardware support which is almost entirel...
by zeke
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please, something that just works!
Replies: 23
Views: 5294

Re: Please, something that just works!

Some of the attitudes exhibited here are ludicrous. Like it or not, linux is a product. Many of the people working on it and distributing it make money off it, either directly or indirectly. It is perfectly reasonable to want such a product to work reliably. laofzu is far from the only person to be ...
by zeke
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LTS - what's the point, really?
Replies: 11
Views: 2688

Re: LTS - what's the point, really?

I had the same reaction as palo when I started to become familiar with the linux environment. LTS is great as far as providing a stable platform that is supported long-term, but not everyone, or I would wager not many, want to be running the same application software for five years. A lot of linux a...
by zeke
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Update manager does not work in KDE session
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Update manager does not work in KDE session

I'm pretty sure what you have installed is not going to be quite the same. Whatever the case, for someone wanting to use KDE, I'd recommend installing from the DVD, rather than adding the kde pattern Did you install the meta package: mint-meta-kde ? Thanks for the info and advice. I wasn't sure I w...
by zeke
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Update manager does not work in KDE session
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Update manager does not work in KDE session

I'm a very new KDE user. I installed it from the software manager in LM 13, and for the most part I like it. I have one main problem : It doesn't appear that the update manager runs under KDE. I don't see anything obvious happen at all when I click the icon in the system tray or try to run it from t...
by zeke
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Any news on Cinnamon?
Replies: 45
Views: 4088

Re: Any news on Cinnamon?

1) Still have memory leaks after few days of use (ram used by cinnamon+xorg increased about 200 Mb even if I closed everything, and it's not finished...). The only applets I use are the menu and expo (0 pixel panel with nothing on it as I use a dock). Yes, it's better than 1.4, but I hope they stil...
by zeke
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is the easiest to use Linux distro for parents?
Replies: 17
Views: 2278

Re: What is the easiest to use Linux distro for parents?

Reinstalling windows xp would be the easiest for them by far, and it would no doubt speed up on a reinstall. If they don't have original install media I would guess offhand that their computer might not handle windows 7 very well, and of course they would have to pay for it. The most confusing thing...
by zeke
Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: cinnamon memory requirement
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: cinnamon memory requirement

One sentence: http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ This doesn't really explain what's happening w/ cinnamon as I understand the material in the linked page. I run free -m and get the following: free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3953 3263 690 0 103 1225 -/+ buffers/cache: 1934 2018 Swap: 4...
by zeke
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Closed/Microsoft vs GNU/Linux Assessment
Replies: 36
Views: 4453

Re: Closed/Microsoft vs GNU/Linux Assessment

/dev/urandom wrote:Why would you want to transfer it to another PC? Are you buying so many PCs a year? :shock:
I typically upgrade the motherboards in my pcs every couple of years or so. I am assuming that counts as "another pc" since it did with xp.
by zeke
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Closed/Microsoft vs GNU/Linux Assessment
Replies: 36
Views: 4453

Re: Closed/Microsoft vs GNU/Linux Assessment

/dev/urandom wrote:Amazon.com lists Windows 7 for $100 or less.
The $100 or less options are for the upgrade version or the system builder version, which can't be transfered to another pc. The version with the fewest strings attached is $170.
by zeke
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Closed/Microsoft vs GNU/Linux Assessment
Replies: 36
Views: 4453

Re: Closed/Microsoft vs GNU/Linux Assessment

"This equated in my circumstance to roughly 2771 hours of diagnostics and learning to move from the world of Closed/Microsoft to GNU/Linux. In other words, roughly 10 hours/day, every day for roughly 9.1 months." I also never stated that it was a continous block of time, thus the word "equated". Th...

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