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by SciFiDude79
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Where to buy a laptop without Windows
Replies: 42
Views: 25799

Re: Where to buy a laptop without Windows

As far as I know, if you reject the EULA, it will simply shut down. I know that's one of the fastest way to abort a propreitary software installation. ;) Thanks for help SciFiDude79. You're from Ohio, have you some job for me there hehe :-). If that's supposed to be a joke, I'm not laughing. I've on...
by SciFiDude79
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: Where to buy a laptop without Windows
Replies: 42
Views: 25799

Re: Where to buy a laptop without Windows

You should be able to get computers online, directly from the manufacturers, without Windows on them. Most computer companies will sell these, but you can't find them by searching through their online stores. They don't list them so that people who don't know what they're doing won't buy them and th...
by SciFiDude79
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to safeguard grub in a dual boot?
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: How to safeguard grub in a dual boot?

I have two computers, a desktop and a laptop, and I have a Windows 7/Linux dual boot set up on both. To avoid conflicts or that thing where Windows overwrites GRUB, (which it WILL do) I just use BCD (the Windows bootloader) as my main bootloader. When I'm installing Mint, (or any other Linux distrib...
by SciFiDude79
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox not saving a setting
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: Firefox not saving a setting

This is the problem start from LM12 the correct solution is : browser.warnOnQuit set to false in about:config Thanks a lot. That worked great in Mint 13 KDE RC. :D To avoid this problem in Mint 12, I just installed Chromium. But I prefer Firefox, so I decided to search the forums for a solution aft...
by SciFiDude79
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A few oddities
Replies: 4
Views: 769

A few oddities

I have a few slight issues in Mint 12 "Lisa" 32-bit here, nothing too bad. I suspended my system a couple times yesterday. Both times, after I brought it back up and entered my password to sign back in, the top and bottom bars looked messed up. They looked like streaks of RGB, as did all o...
by SciFiDude79
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: How to make Triple boot system [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: How to make Triple boot system

I've had this problem before, it has to do with the 2nd Linux system and Grub being installed on the 2nd HDD. If you haven't completely given up, you can try this: Install Mint 11 on the 2nd HDD and, on the bottom of the partition selection screen, change the Grub installation directory to your / fo...
by SciFiDude79
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Can no longer change log in screen settings!
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Can no longer change log in screen settings!

I know I'm late to the party on this one but there's a simple workaround. It's not a fix but it will at least let you change settings. Just to clarify, I did what many others have done, installed updates and lost all gdmsetup functions. I tried running gksu gdmsetup and it unlocked the program but i...
by SciFiDude79
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Desktop doesn't start
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Desktop doesn't start

That's interesting information. At least it's easy to fix on the user end, though. All you have to do is reinstall the Nvidia driver using the same command that you used before and it should be good to go. If the driver is still cached locally, it should only take a few minutes to install.
by SciFiDude79
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [Solved] Downloads folder doesn't want to go away!
Replies: 4
Views: 1688

Re: Downloads folder doesn't want to go away!

It's either the browser or the system creating it. I'm not entirely sure, but it's probably be part of the base system and a "required" folder. Edit: Nope, scratch that, it's not the system. I just deleted mine, logged out and back in and it was still deleted, rebooted and it was still del...
by SciFiDude79
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Desktop doesn't start
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Desktop doesn't start

It must just be a problem relate to Nvidia drivers and kernel updates. Have you tried running nvidia-xconfig from the CLI again? That might fix the problem.
by SciFiDude79
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Desktop doesn't start
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Desktop doesn't start

Do you have Nvidia graphics and, if you do, did you install the proprietary driver using sgfxi? The reason I ask is that I do have Nvidia graphics and did install the driver this way and had this problem and I fixed it by rerunning sgfxi.
by SciFiDude79
Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [solved]LMDE not starting with new kernel
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: LMDE not starting with new kernel

You're not able to type at all? That's weird. I had something similar to this problem immediately after installing the Nvidia driver via sgfxi and then updating to the latest kernel (I had just installed LMDE 64-bit and sat through about 2 horus of updates. :roll:) Once I rebooted into the new kerne...
by SciFiDude79
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Debian Xfce Edition RC approved
Replies: 121
Views: 20366

Re: Debian Xfce Edition RC approved

On the oddities list, I have Liferea (the Linux RSS Feed Reader) installed. It's normally for the Gnome desktop but works fine with XFCE with a bit of customization. I also set it to start automatically with Mint and to start minimized in the system tray. It starts automatically but not in the syste...
by SciFiDude79
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Debian Xfce Edition RC approved
Replies: 121
Views: 20366

Re: Debian Xfce Edition RC approved

To get rid of the "broken packages" problem in MintUpdate, I just opened up Synaptic and clicked "Mark all upgrades." Synaptic automatically makes corrections to broken packages, so it added ones to install, ones to upgrade, and ones to remove. I looked at the list of changes and...
by SciFiDude79
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Debian Xfce Edition RC approved
Replies: 121
Views: 20366

Re: Debian Xfce Edition RC approved

a few thoughts on this release... 1. I'm having the same issues as others as far as the right-click in the Mint-X themes. Works fine with other themes. 2. I can't get the cursor to change to black. It only shows over FF. 3. VLC has all sorts of issues and ends up locking up the guest, I've tried se...
by SciFiDude79
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Re: Autologin for Mint 10 LXDE - (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Re: Autologin for Mint 10 LXDE - (SOLVED)

No, I don't use dual-boot. I have to choose a kernel when the system starts up. And I have only one kernel. Normally it would select the default kernel after a few seconds but not this time, I have to confirm it manually. Sounds like something happened to your grub.cfg file. Try using "StartUp...
by SciFiDude79
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Re: Autologin for Mint 10 LXDE - (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Re: Autologin for Mint 10 LXDE - (SOLVED)

I don't know, that sounds like another problem entirely. Though, I dual boot Mint and Peppermint, so I always get a Grub menu to select an OS. Is that what you're talking about or something else?
by SciFiDude79
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 10 LXDE: "Suspend"
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: Mint 10 LXDE: "Suspend"

This is the command to bring up the logout box:

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lxsession-logout
by SciFiDude79
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Re: Autologin for Mint 10 LXDE - (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Re: Autologin for Mint 10 LXDE - (SOLVED)

I'm glad I could help. I know how frustrating it was to do what normally works and still not have auto-login. (I was practically screaming obscenities at my computer. :wink: )
by SciFiDude79
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 10 LXDE: "Suspend"
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: Mint 10 LXDE: "Suspend"

How much RAM do you have? "Suspend" puts the entire system onto the RAM drive in standby mode. If you don't have enough RAM, it probably won't suspend properly. Have you tried "Hibernate?" That's mostly the same thing but it puts the computer onto the swap area instead of RAM.