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by yonnie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: need guidance in choosing DE
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Solved Re: need guidance in choosing DE

thanks
by yonnie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: need guidance in choosing DE
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: need guidance in choosing DE

Not interested in spending the hours of investment of time I don't have, just to discover the LM flavor I spent time on doesn't do the application I might need a month from now. Do all the LM flavors do essentially the same thing? They all seem to look alike. How do i even tell which one it is that ...
by yonnie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: need guidance in choosing DE
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: need guidance in choosing DE

have no idea what bling bling would be unless you refer to windblows. I just want a stable easy to use DE that will remain available as a workhorse, as in SunOS, used to really love that one. The main princess I have about KDE was it used to have nice easy to read menu's, now you can't read them, es...
by yonnie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: need guidance in choosing DE
Replies: 7
Views: 187

need guidance in choosing DE

I've looked at the different DE guides and I don't see a difference. Well, the Xfce one wasn't available in English so I didn't bother to look at it. Short history summary: Many years ago it was just Linux as in Redhat or Debian. I ran RedHat back then. Then I found Debian was a lot cheaper and I pr...
by yonnie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: how to open a port?
Replies: 0
Views: 139

how to open a port?

I can't connect anymore to a server. I recently changed the router and now it seems I need to open port #8291. I'm using VPN to connect to it and that part is working, it connects to a windows box running a network monitor, but when I try to actually get into the new router I get a box saying it's c...
by yonnie
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: network manager vpn
Replies: 2
Views: 334

network manager vpn

Trying to use the vpn feature in network manager (currently using LM-17.3 32bit). What in Synaptic can be installed to add to the network manager vpn features without breaking it (network manager)? I want/need a fully functional GUI, I can't remember CLI so please don't tell me how easy it is. It mi...
by yonnie
Tue May 20, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Problem with Linux Freedom downloads
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Problem with Linux Freedom downloads

FYI--I was just attempting to download from the Linux Freedom mirror. I thought maybe my computer died. FireFox locked-up and became un-responsive. I attempted several different releases, all similar results. One attempt even caused a whole bunch of text to appear on the browser and in all cases the...
by yonnie
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: panel disappears, LM2013
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: panel disappears, LM2013

She came back with same issue again and I discovered the panel is actually there, just not visible. I installed LM2013 a long time ago, a rolling version of LM. Perhaps it's MATE, I don't know for sure. The 2 links you gave don't seem to have solutions. Problem happened when print was selected from ...
by yonnie
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: panel disappears, LM2013
Replies: 2
Views: 166

panel disappears, LM2013

This is the third time in last 2 weeks the user comes to me and complains about the "panel is gone". The computer is running LM 2013. I come over and check, sure enough the panel isn't there. The panel is not visible, if I hover where objects should be such as the menu or calendar, I get h...
by yonnie
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?

Linux insider gives Debian 7 a rather poor review (surprisingly poor). [url]http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/78301.html [/url] This review is quite cheery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA6dR_feBws I don't like the "Unity" appearance of the gnome 3 desktop. this review is pretty thorough...
by yonnie
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: changed dvd won't play
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: changed dvd won't play

Let me clarify my last question as I flubbed it. BTW- inxi doesn't work from the livecd (on usb). I did find that dvd's work properly when running the PC via a livecd(usb), why is that? And I don't see how this can be a regionset issue since all that changed was the boot-source. After installing a l...
by yonnie
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?

First time I recall of hearing of inxi was today. I spend way too much time keeping up with the basics and continual changes to find out about this kind of stuff. Probably poking about in the wrong places, too.
by yonnie
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?

gold-finger, what's this following code to type in your step 1? I generally never dual-boot and have no purpose for windows. I have about as much use for windows as my car has for flat-tires, exceptions are when someone asks me to fix the windows and not replace with Linux. I only do re-installs whe...
by yonnie
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: changed dvd won't play
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: changed dvd won't play

mary@prancer ~ $ inxi -F System: Host prancer Kernel 3.10-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro LinuxMint 1 debian CPU: Dual core AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache 1024 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips 5190.22 Clock Speeds: (1) 780.00 MHz (2) 780.00 MHz Graphics: Card ...
by yonnie
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: A Mix of Mint & Ubunt?

So, in order to get the automagic partitioning I have to install as a dual boot? (Alongside windblows or other?) Since I never do that, must be why I don't get the automatic feature. What are the best choices and in what order for partitions and to save time? I've noticed that gparted can decide to ...
by yonnie
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: changed dvd won't play
Replies: 4
Views: 969

changed dvd won't play

Using latest LMDE 2013, similar results different installs and machines. If I put a movie into the drive and reboot, the DVD logo with movie name appears on the desktop and the movie will play. If I change the DVD the logo will not appear on the desktop and it will tell me I do not permission to pla...
by yonnie
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: changed the password... oops! help?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: changed the password... oops! help?

sorry to report it didn't work. I decided after trying various ways to just re-install the 64-bit LMDE version. Does it make a difference where and how I put the swap partition? I see ubuntu puts it at the end of the disk and others put it at the front (left of gparted display vs right). I've tried ...
by yonnie
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: changed the password... oops! help?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

changed the password... oops! help?

I just finished the install, everything tested and works! Hey honey, this is how to change your password: go to users and groups, select change your password and....voila! (2013 LMDE, mate) After that, I couldn't open the software manager with the new p-word, could with the old. The Synaptic works w...
by yonnie
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it awake?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Is it awake?

3's the charm? Nope, cinnamon-64 install is definitely broke. Good waste of an entire day.
by yonnie
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it awake?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Is it awake?

While installing LMDE the darn thing goes to sleep and then when you try to wake it up all you get is the default desktop with no useful info on it. Before it went to sleep it would be showing all the files being updated. I do get the username with a padlock in upper-right corner. I've been waiting ...

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