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by gavinhc
Sat May 12, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE FAQ
Replies: 75
Views: 73667

Re: LMDE FAQ

If you pay through PayPal, which appears to be one of the options, it should automagically convert your payment to USD before charging your account. One of the nice things about using PayPal :) That should solve one of your problems for you.
by gavinhc
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Webpages load much slower on Linux than Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

Re: Webpages load much slower on Linux than Windows

I finally had the time to sit down and work on this again. In my Arch install, since that's the one I use mostly for testing/breaking things, I've tried disabling IPv6 on boot following the instructions here . From a fresh boot, I tried access the same series of websites I used in my testing last we...
by gavinhc
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Webpages load much slower on Linux than Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

Re: Webpages load much slower on Linux than Windows

Each Linux system is currently running a different version of the kernel. Today LMDE is on 3.2.15 and Arch is on 3.3.3, on the weekend when I ran my tests Arch was on 3.3.2. There doesn't appear to be an improvement in the internet speeds on Arch since the upgrade. I have been experiencing this sinc...
by gavinhc
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Firefox and Thunderbird 12
Replies: 27
Views: 6479

Re: Firefox and Thunderbird 12

craigevil, I can't help but comment on the disconnect between what you just said in your post and the quote in your signature. Given the sentiment in your signature, I'd have thought you would encourage the use of the mozilla.debian.net repos. To actually contribute productively to the conversation,...
by gavinhc
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)
Replies: 908
Views: 207453

Re: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)

But, what is the point of that? Is that a Mint or Gnome3 'feature' I don't like it at all. Is that supposed to be intuitive because I don't see it. To repeat what proxima_centauri said, this is 100% a part of Gnome3. The Mint team doesn't touch the Gnome3 packages coming out of the Debian repos. Th...
by gavinhc
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Webpages load much slower on Linux than Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

Webpages load much slower on Linux than Windows

For about a month now I've been experiencing very slow loading time for webpages on my both my Linux installs (LMDE tracking testing and Arch). But, my Windows XP install on the same machine loads pages much faster. First, a little background: - I've had the same LMDE install for almost a year and a...
by gavinhc
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Grub Boot Loader
Replies: 2
Views: 6412

Re: Grub Boot Loader

Another method I was trying was to fix it using my Live-CD but I didn't know what I was doing. I had fixed my issue with the above website, but still curious I found this how-to from Ubuntu and from the looks of it the method(s) can be applied (if not I apologize I am a noob) https://help.ubuntu.co...
by gavinhc
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE blog post.
Replies: 19
Views: 2424

Re: LMDE blog post.

But as I said, from my point of view although I have nothing against Cinnamon and would happily use it if gnome-shell didn't exist, I still find it (and any other desktop that you care to name) inferior to my customized shell. I then go on to reason that as Mint is not likely to be supporting my DE...
by gavinhc
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Safe to add pure-Debian repos? squeeze? wheezy? sid?
Replies: 10
Views: 7580

Re: Safe to add pure-Debian repos? squeeze? wheezy? sid?

LMDE is not debian testing. Perhaps your LMDE is not Debian testing, but my LMDE has been successfully pointing directly at Debian testing for over a year now. I had not seen the instability and breakages as a serious enough issue, more of a non-issue in my opinion, to start using the update packs ...
by gavinhc
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)
Replies: 908
Views: 207453

Re: Gnome3 for the experienced (FUN Stuff!!!)

All of our understanding of computers, everything from our RFC's down to the HIG's, have been thrown down in an attempt to match competitors in the mobile workspace. Perhaps the existing HIGs are being ignored because they were out-dated and no longer provided what we wanted. I have been using comp...
by gavinhc
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Update Pack 3 Released! Update Information
Replies: 96
Views: 43085

Re: Update Pack 3 Released! Update Information

But when I opened Softwares Sources (in synaptic & update manager) appears only three sources ,it's missing deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import ,but if I taste "gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list" in Terminal it's in that file,I mean in the sources.list(/etc/apt)-gedit all ...
by gavinhc
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: multi core cpu support
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Re: multi core cpu support

In the 201109 respin for LMDE, the 32 bit version defaults to a single-processor kernel. It's trivial to make it work with the multicore version. reference
by gavinhc
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: No updates?
Replies: 125
Views: 30556

Re: No updates?

So, the only, even more complicated solution (!), is the introduction of a third mint repo, for anxious lmde' ers, with frequent updates, deactivated by default. Of course, it won 't happen. Wouldn't that be the Debain Testing repo? Which users are free to use in LMDE and Clem even endorsed as an a...
by gavinhc
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Xserver-Xorg (SOLVED)
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: Xserver-Xorg

It looks like you still have the libpixman packages which come with LMDE, ported from Ubuntu, installed. At this point, those packages are somewhat outdated and newer Xorgs require newer versions of this library, which should be in the Debian Sid repos. If you could post the contents of your /etc/ap...
by gavinhc
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Debian testing freeze
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: Debian testing freeze

The short answer is yes. For a longer answer, when LMDE was first introduced (and it was still pointed directly at the Debian testing repos instead of using the Update Packs), testing was frozen in preparation for the squeeze release. The first two ISOs (201009 and 201012/201101) were released durin...
by gavinhc
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: XFCE or GNOME--what is the difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: XFCE or GNOME--what is the difference?

I've played around with the GNOME session in MintPPC and it seems a bit more "Mac-like" in the layout than LXDE, so I was leaning to GNOME, but then since it didn't just load up I've had time to re-think it and give some thought to XFCE--what would be the major differences between the two DE's?? I ...
by gavinhc
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: nvidia GeForce PNY 6200 graphics card [ SOLVED ]
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: nvidia GeForce PNY 6200 graphics card

It looks like the Nvidia kernel module isn't loading on boot. You could try to rebuild it using the procedure I posted here.
by gavinhc
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] can't start LMDE in gnome mode
Replies: 12
Views: 3512

Re: can't start LMDE in gnome mode

I then updated my system like zerozero suggested (output is below) and then restarted my computer. After that I only get a text based log-in. I have restarted my computer several times and this keeps happening. Any advice here? There is an issue with dkms in the recent upgrades of the Nvidia driver...
by gavinhc
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE code/bug-fixes/patches to Debian
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: LMDE code/bug-fixes/patches to Debian

With LMDE's update packs, Mint's devs fix things in Debian's Testing repos and 'cushion' the upgrades against nasty surprises. I could be wrong about this, but my understanding of the update packs is that the Mint team simply mirrors the Debian repo without making any changes to the binaries. This ...
by gavinhc
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: debian upgrade frequency
Replies: 16
Views: 1287

Re: debian upgrade frequency

snodgrss, to answer your kernel upgrade question, I have been running LMDE since January 2011 and have gone through many kernel upgrades on the same install (2.6.32, 2.6.38, 2.6.39, 3.0, and 3.1 and a brief period where I tracked the Liquorix kernels) and have never had a problem with instability af...

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