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by yamawho
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives
Replies: 123
Views: 253194

Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Wow ... this thread is still going :mrgreen:

I installed Mint 17.3 Mate today and was looking for applications and remembered this thread.

I noticed the original link was updated in 2013 from 2008.

Also, great to see the others have added more links.
by yamawho
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No sound with Mint 15 XFCE version. Mint 15 Cinnamon works f
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

Re: No sound with Mint 15 XFCE version. Mint 15 Cinnamon wor

I had no sound in xfce so I installed regular version and had no sound plus could not find windows network ... seemed to freeze up and time out.
Went back to xfce install and installed pavucontrol thru synaptic and manged to get sound from audio out "green jack". No sound as of yet thru HDMI ...
by yamawho
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives
Replies: 123
Views: 253194

Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

Wow ... it has been over three years since I started this thread :mrgreen: It's also been almost as long since I came to visit. Decided to get back into Linux Mint 11 main edition 32bit and I'm really like it ... installed it last night. I wanted to replace my windows 7 on my HDTV pc with Mint but r...
by yamawho
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: reason many will never want Linux in general.
Replies: 32
Views: 7930

Re: reason many will never want Linux in general.

The distro I have used the longest is Mint xfce 5 ... it does everything I need at home. I am still using it today :mrgreen: Installed Mint 7 64bit but could not get the HDMI sound working on my HDTV, gave up and installed windows 7. I was surprised that media player supports xVid's out of the box. ...
by yamawho
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: HDMI sound on Nvidia 8200
Replies: 1
Views: 594

HDMI sound on Nvidia 8200

I installed Mint 7 64bit on a Asus M3N78=VM which has onboard 8200. I used the nvidia 800 driver and got my 1920 x 1080 res on my TV going but so far no sound thru HDMI. I went into the sound area and tried using HDMI sound for music and movies but no matter what I have tried so far, no sound when I...
by yamawho
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: New server for the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 2412

Re: New server for the forum

Seems faster to me :D

Hi Fred
by yamawho
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE
Replies: 60
Views: 16165

Re: Felicia XFCE CE UPDATE

Happy to see everyone is still kicking :mrgreen:

Looking forward to this release ...
by yamawho
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 5 XFCE CE
Replies: 27
Views: 23554

Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition

The enhancements found in this distro are amazing. The ability to open the terminal wherever you want, to mount and unmount an iso, to check the md5sum, run as root just by right clicking is very useful. Other winners for me include a working version of Brasero. This app is broken in ubuntu for me o...
by yamawho
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo

That app is really cool Husse but I can't make it work.

It freezes while it's rebuilding the kernel ...

I also tried reinstalling XFCE and attempted from a fresh install.

I tried 3 different times and it froze at different places .. oh well.
by yamawho
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo

It looks like the kernel 2.6.24 does not support this Ethernet chip.

How can one update the kernel to 2.6.25 ?
by yamawho
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo

I've been reading ...

http://ge.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.p ... e&t=843398

Might not be so easy ...
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

Have you looked at the power manager? Make sure that it doesn't turn off the screen. Can you provide more info on this please ? Does this advise go for Emerald, XFCE or both ? Is Compiz fusion more trouble than it's worth right now ? I'm up and running on a fresh install, used Envy to install Nvidi...
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

Looks like my system is broken ... I can't even type in the terminal :?
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

Are you referring to the Put display to sleep when inactive for: under screen saver preferences/power management - On AC power tab ? It is set for 40 mins at the moment ... Also, when I reboot the system I find myself in XFCE since I did not enable compiz at boot however, I am missing the minimize, ...
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Unknown Window Manager?
Replies: 12
Views: 3315

Re: Unknown Window Manager?

Oh crap ... I didn't know this about the updates ... 1 and 2 only eh. I wonder if I should just do a fresh install and start again ? Also, concerning Emerald, I made a change in the xfce mintconfig a while ago concerning locking out the desktop when the screen saver starts ... should these changes b...
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

Walked away from the system for a while and it was frozen when I returned ...

Hmm maybe I should have restarted x when I made the change.

Took a few tries before I was able to boot back to the desktop.

I'll give it another go.
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

Thanks :D

In XFCE I found option this using XFCE mintconfig from the main menu
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Network issue with Intel D945GCLF mobo

I tried the live cd on this system and I am able to access the network however, I tried to play an MP3 and Thudar seems to freeze up. Here is a link to this board ... http://www.intel.com/Products/Desktop/Motherboards/D945GCLF/D945GCLF-overview.htm I remember reading that there was network linux iss...
by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Need to login everytime the screensaver kicks in ...

I need to enter the password to get back to the desktop - now do I disable this ?

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