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by realitykid
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: MacBook 4,1 Linux Mint 17.1x64 Sudden Blank Screen, (Crash?)
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: MacBook 4,1 Linux Mint 17.1x64 Sudden Blank Screen, (Cra

The problem, I think, appears to be related to Gnome 3, which both Cinnamon and Unity are based on. I too have had this problem on the same model MacBook. My solution, and so far it has worked well for me, is to install a different DE. In my case, I installed Mate. Not only do I no longer have this ...
by realitykid
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What's you opinion on the state of Mint and WiFi ?
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: What's you opinion on the state of Mint and WiFi ?

My MacBook had issues with WiFi on Mint. The reason is that it's a broadcom chipset and the included drivers in Mint don't work well with it. So, I had to use an ethernet connection to download a different set of drivers, unblacklist them, and then remove the old drivers.
by realitykid
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint is the right choice for experienced users?
Replies: 29
Views: 2073

Re: Linux Mint is the right choice for experienced users?

I find Mint to be in the middle, honestly. It's insanely easy to use, while still allowing you to customize and tweak if you choose too. It's not as configurable as say Arch or Gentoo, but it isn't as locked down as Ubuntu. Perfect for me. Also, it's stable! Probably one of the most stable operating...
by realitykid
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Not New, Just MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Not New, Just MIA

Hello all! So, I'm not exactly new here. Not sure how many people remember me as I probably wasn't too terribly helpful before. However, I have been gone for a little while. A lot has happened during my hiatus in my tech, and personal, life. First off, I am no longer using my Gateway laptop. Instead...
by realitykid
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots - October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7584

Re: All Desktop Screenshots - October 2013

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3679/wro.png http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3117/eqz.png Latest desktop appearance configuration. The game being featured is actually a visual novel that I got from Steam. It's called Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos. Definitely worth a look. It c...
by realitykid
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Re: New to Linux

Linux still has its issues. As does any other OS. I've never had a perfect experience on any OS, be it Windows or Linux. I can't say much about OS X as I don't have a Mac. But I can say that iOS isn't my cup of tea, and Android, my preferred mobile OS, itself has a major issue that needs to be fixe...
by realitykid
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: This is unreal
Replies: 36
Views: 7176

Re: This is unreal

If you want more "mint" as ease of use, and close at the same time to crunchbang, go try manjaro ? ^^ I'm using it alternatively with mint, and I never had real issue so far. http://manjaro.org/ Yes, but keep in mind that majaro is Arch based. Arch is geared to much more advanced Linux us...
by realitykid
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: This is unreal
Replies: 36
Views: 7176

Re: This is unreal

Well, I tried SolydK out this morning. I was impressed that it offered to install the ATI proprietary driver for me. A most auspicious beginning! Not every distro offers that kind of service, for sure. I was very pleased seeing it download fglrx. Any reason for running the propitiatory drivers from...
by realitykid
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots - October 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7584

Re: All Desktop Screenshots - October 2013

Image

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SolydK 64-bit UP 2013.09.06

Hope ya'll like it!!! :mrgreen:
by realitykid
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Re: New to Linux

...aaaand I'm back on Linux. I managed to install it properly , this time. :roll: I have got Windows 7 pointing to the Linux GRUB, and so, they are both separate and nothing meddles with each-other. :P Windows 7 still works, and Linux works, at least, so far. I did get a BSOD when I started up Wind...
by realitykid
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Re: New to Linux

Thanks, but unfortunately, much as I would like to have Linux, it has completely messed up my installation of Windows, and now I'm having a nightmare trying to fix the damage it dealt. :( I might later try and get Linux on a USB device, but ATM, I'm pretty bitter about it. Happened to me too. That'...
by realitykid
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [???SOLVED???] "Unexpected Inconsistency: Run fsck Manually"
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: [SOLVED] "Unexpected Inconsistency: Run fsck Manually"

From what I read on your last post/picture, you've got a hard drive getting ready to fail. Those counts indicate bad sectors that grub/Windows/Linux could not read, hence the warning and the running of fsck. How old is the drive? Do you have a backup of your files? The hard drive is the original 1-...
by realitykid
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption
Replies: 41
Views: 9429

Re: N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption

N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us/nsa-foils-much-internet-encryption.html?_r=0 Beginning in 2000, as encryption tools were gradually blanketing the Web, the N.S.A. invested billions of dollars in a clandestine campaign to preserve its ability to eavesdrop. H...
by realitykid
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ASUS officially don't support linux
Replies: 35
Views: 13273

Re: ASUS officially don't support linux

Thanks for letting us all know. I'll be actively avoiding ASUS for my own personal use. I'm still using a three old Gateway laptop and an even older Toshiba laptop. Both run Linux terrifically.
by realitykid
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Netflix doesn't support Linux, yet it has the movie...
Replies: 21
Views: 5420

Re: Netflix doesn't support Linux, yet...

it has the movie "Revolution OS" *Facepalm* I don't expect it ever will work on desktop Linux without some hacking around. None of the publishers that they have deals with will allow them to create a DRM free system. And since Linux is free and open software primarily, I don't think they ...
by realitykid
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: How are packages upgraded between UPs?
Replies: 17
Views: 3549

Re: How are packages upgraded between UPs?

dezo wrote:I don't think so... But those can be prerequisities of packages I installed manually.
I have 3 machines running the same UP of LMDE and only this one is screwed this way. Don't know how it happened...
I'll probably reinstall it from scratch as soon as UP7 arrives.


Assuming an UP7 ever arrives.
by realitykid
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 123
Views: 33698

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

Don't want the man in the middle any more... :wink: Yep, I too have moved on as LMDE is a waste of time. I'm in agreement with all ya'll. :) The idea behind LMDE is a really good one. But it just hasn't been implemented well by the Mint team. Hence the reason for moving over to SolydXK. I get the g...
by realitykid
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 123
Views: 33698

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

Anyways, I think that having a long time between updates is a good thing. Perhaps not this long. But at least I know that I've got stable software now, and can be sure that I'll have stable software when a new UP does release. Upgrade every 2 months maybe 3 is fine. Every 7, 8 or 9 months is defini...
by realitykid
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 123
Views: 33698

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

dcihon wrote:I am going to put a plug in for Solydxk.
They have a monthy update pack they release.
Come take a look: http://solydxk.com/


I'll give it a shot and see what I think.
by realitykid
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?
Replies: 123
Views: 33698

Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

Why bother? Just install debian testing plus sid. You should be fine with proper tweaking of the pinning :-) Thank you anmys, I did not know about the Pinning stuff. I Googled, and first I'll try this: http://www.genericmaker.com/2013/04/converting-linux-mint-debian-edition.html I'd be kinda carefu...

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