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by drjster
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Point Linux OS vs Linux Mint 15 MATE.
Replies: 10
Views: 4100

Re: Point Linux OS vs Linux Mint 15 MATE.

I've been a long time Mint user of both the Ubuntu and the Debian based (LMDE) versions. I have to say that Point Linux, based on Debian stable, is a superb distro. It's fast, easily configurable, uses MATE as the DE and is well supported by the developer (and of course it's based on the rock solid ...
by drjster
Sun May 26, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Point Linux & SparkyLinux (based on Debian)
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Point Linux & SparkyLinux (based on Debian)

Point Linux works well for me. Debian Wheezy plus Mate plus its own repository for non-free packages. Very nice.

And I'm a long time LMDE user (which I love).
by drjster
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 14 RC
Replies: 116
Views: 34851

Re: Linux Mint 14 RC

I am having an intermittent problem with the system getting a black screen and not getting to the MDM.... I looked at the settings in MDM and made a couple of changes but I am not sure that is where the problem is. Still investigating the issue. This has been a reported/known issue for the last cou...
by drjster
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: UPDATE PACK 5 FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 300
Views: 88118

Re: UPDATE PACK 5 FEEDBACK THREAD

I've managed to somewhat improve font quality with a simple script which I've posted here . Need a few testers now to confirm it works not only for me. :) Monsta, FYI: I backed out this change, http://noz3001.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/ubuntu-font-rendering-on-debian-wheezy/ , and restored to the ori...
by drjster
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: UPDATE PACK 5 FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 300
Views: 88118

Re: UPDATE PACK 5 FEEDBACK THREAD

I wonder if this method works: http://noz3001.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/ubuntu-font-rendering-on-debian-wheezy/ It involves just extracting part of ubuntu deb file to /etc/fonts This is the first thing I did after installing UP5 and noticed an immediate improvement in font rendering (looks just like...
by drjster
Mon May 28, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!
Replies: 116
Views: 65853

Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!

My disappearing MDM disappearing login issue resurfaced even though I didn't upgrade the kernel or do any updates. I replaced the MDM login manager with LightDM and the default Mint background now shows at login without any Ubuntu remnants. Specifically, I installed lightDM, lightDM-gtk-greeter and...
by drjster
Sun May 27, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!
Replies: 116
Views: 65853

Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!

In reference to the MDM conflict with the proprietary Nvida driver(s), I found that removing the driver, upgrading to the latest kernel listed in Synaptic (3.2.0-24) and then reinstalling the "post-release" Nvida driver ( not the recommended one) appears to have solved the problem. Two days of boot...
by drjster
Fri May 25, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!
Replies: 116
Views: 65853

Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!

In reference to the MDM conflict with the proprietary Nvida driver(s), I found that removing the driver, upgrading to the latest kernel listed in Synaptic (3.2.0-24) and then reinstalling the "post-release" Nvida driver ( not the recommended one) appears to have solved the problem. Two days of boot...
by drjster
Thu May 24, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!
Replies: 116
Views: 65853

Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" RC released!

@kmb42vt Yes. I've experienced the exact issue you have - "the login screen appearing for a second and then going to a blank screen during a normal boot/reboot". My system is very similar to yours by the way: Intel Core 2 Quad, 8.0 GB DDR2, 500 GB HDD, 320 GB HDD, Nvidia GT 210 w/1.0 GB DDR3 (runnin...
by drjster
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 657602

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

I've been using Cinnamon in Mint 12 Main and its performance is great. It's modern looking and very snappy though a bit unpolished (which is to be expected from such a new DE). I'm also running Cinnamon in LMDE 201204 and its performance is acceptable but not nearly as responsive as in the Main edit...
by drjster
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [Known upstream bug] LMDE UP4: Printer properties error
Replies: 38
Views: 10757

Re: [Known upstream bug] LMDE UP4: Printer properties error

I have a Brother MFC 8890DW with the same problem. It's described here https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups-filters/+bug/951627 The fix described in this link as well as in a previous post in this thread is replacing cups-filters 1.0.2-1 with cups-filters 1.0.5-1 from unstable (dependency ...
by drjster
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Extras PPA (discontinued)
Replies: 137
Views: 61220

Re: Cinnamon Extras PPA (updated April 15)

Works beautifully in LMDE 201204 Cinnamon, and so easy and convenient to use! Thanks very much bimsebasse.
by drjster
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: SOLVED:Accidentally Changed Home Icon (Mint 12, Cinn 1.3.1)
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Accidentally Changed my Home Icon (Mint 12, Cinn 1.3.1)

In answer to my own question, restoring the default Home icon involved right clicking on my changed home icon > properties > click on icon image in basic tab > navigating to usr/share/icons/Mint-X/places/48 > highlighting folder_home.svg and choosing open. That changed the Home icon on my desktop to...
by drjster
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: SOLVED:Accidentally Changed Home Icon (Mint 12, Cinn 1.3.1)
Replies: 1
Views: 457

SOLVED:Accidentally Changed Home Icon (Mint 12, Cinn 1.3.1)

I mistakenly changed my Home icon - it no longer is the default "house" icon. Functionally it works fine but how do I get the default Home icon back? I tried right clicking on the changed home icon and then chose properties > clicked on the icon image > revert but that didn't work...the same ugly ic...
by drjster
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon 1.3 released!!
Replies: 181
Views: 46193

Re: Cinnamon 1.3 released!!

I downloaded cinnamon_1.3.1_amd64.deb from github per Clem and attempted unsuccessfully to install. Got the following message: Error: Breaks existing package 'cinnamon' conflict: cinnamon ( ) Any ideas?
by drjster
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 164305

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

@Clem: That worked. Thanks. I'm not sure what I did to deselect the Cinnamon theme but I'm back in business :)

@reiga: Thanks for the solution!
by drjster
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 164305

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

I installed Cinnamon yesterday and everything looked fine. Turned on my PC this morning and booted into Mint 12 Cinnamon desktop. The taskbar and mint menu are "not right" anymore (SEE LINK TO IMAGE). I tried logging in/out, restarting and uninstalling/reinstalling Cinammon. Anyway, my desktop looks...
by drjster
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunar Freezing in LMDE Xfce 201108
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

[SOLVED] Thunar Freezing in LMDE Xfce 201108

I found this fix on another forum: "Go to /usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount and change the "AutoMount" value to false. Reboot." Thunar now opens immediately each and every time (especially the first time after a restart). The caveat for this fix is that Thunar will no longer automatically stat yo...
by drjster
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunar Freezing in LMDE Xfce 201108
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Thunar Freezing in LMDE Xfce 201108

I have both Mint 9 Xfce and Mint Xfce 201108 and cannot re-produce your problem. :? Do you have any network drives in Places in the left pane ? I have no network drives nor are any being displayed. If I open Thunar as root from the command line, I get no delay at all. From what I've read and what y...
by drjster
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunar Freezing in LMDE Xfce 201108
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

[SOLVED] Thunar Freezing in LMDE Xfce 201108

I misstated my issue. Let me try again: When opening Thunar for the first time after a restart, it take about 30 seconds to become responsive. The issue is described here: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/13758/thunar-slow-starting-for-xfce-48/ and http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t...

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