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by catilley1092
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint after 2016! What do you expect?
Replies: 58
Views: 7812

Re: Linux Mint after 2016! What do you expect?

More of the same, only better. Linux Mint not only has the Ubuntu base to keep up with, also Debian, as well as KDE & XFCE, which aren't controlled by Ubuntu. The Linux Mint devs will keep on using the same bases they currently are, to retain their position as the leading Linux distro, a shakeup cou...
by catilley1092
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) Mint13-32bit Install Acer Aspire 3000
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: Mint13-32bit Install Acer Aspire 3000

I believe that what pcpunk is referring to the the broadcom b43 card is preventing boot, covered in the Release Notes for this distro. The instructions he needs is how to get past that so he can blacklist it & then install the firmware after install. Though in his case, one of the posters may be rig...
by catilley1092
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) Mint13-32bit Install Acer Aspire 3000
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: Mint13-32bit Install Acer Aspire 3000

I believe that what pcpunk is referring to the the broadcom b43 card is preventing boot, covered in the Release Notes for this distro. The instructions he needs is how to get past that so he can blacklist it & then install the firmware after install. Though in his case, one of the posters may be rig...
by catilley1092
Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: where is all the sound in MATE?
Replies: 9
Views: 2469

Re: where is all the sound in MATE?

Right click on your little sound speaker icon on the lower right of your panel and choose properties. Should get you there. coffee That's what got me there also a few minutes ago through Displayport, though I found the solution in another Topic here. It's odd though, I fiddled with the very same se...
by catilley1092
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: No sound through displayport on R9 290x
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: No sound through displayport on R9 290x

This may be no help. Rightclick the volume control to open Sound Preferences. Check what shows in the Hardware panel, and check what is toggled in the Output panel. (That's in Mate, anyway. Cinnamon should be similar. No idea about XFCE these days.) Thanks, ofb! It was the answer for me. Though for...
by catilley1092
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Virtualisation section in forums
Replies: 28
Views: 11335

Re: Virtualisation section in forums

I agree that a Virtualisation section is needed, in part due to the Fact that while many LInux Mint users are running the OS for everything, there's others who has no choice (employees required to have Windows & MS Office). Dual booting may be OK for some & on the hardware level a better choice. Eac...
by catilley1092
Wed May 14, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Will my Samsung SSD work without its "Magician" software?
Replies: 10
Views: 5285

Re: Will my Samsung SSD work without its "Magician" software

This has to do with the topic on hand, however if the Moderator team feels I need to create my own thread, just say so. I have 2 of these Samsung 840 EVO SSD's, the newest being the 250GB model, which dual boots Windows 7 & 8. The one that I had (120GB), am going to install Mint 17 to it as soon as ...
by catilley1092
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 325
Views: 255223

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first

ClamTK is a reliable AV for Mint & updates/scans can be scheduled. Scans will find browser objects and any possible malicious downloaded software. Any objects found should be quarantined for safety, rather than directly deleted. rkhunter & chkrootkit are good for finding rootkits. Linux Mint runs pe...
by catilley1092
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 316677

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Start with a positive attitude, have patience & expect a learning curve! Linux Mint, fortunately isn't Windows or Mac. This forum has likely answered many questions, time & time again, as well as independent Linux forums. Google is your best friend & why I don't have a large post count, am willing t...
by catilley1092
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adjusting mouse wheel scrolling speed
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

Re: Adjusting mouse wheel scrolling speed

I can't take credit for this, I read it somewhere else. I am running Mint 13 Mate on one older notebook & 16 Mate on the rest. If you are using MS Wireless: Boot System Log in Unplug mouse receiver from USB port Plug receiver back in Voila Mouse Wheel scrolling set to reasonable speed. Cat
by catilley1092
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Where did Linux developer learn how to develop Linux?
Replies: 10
Views: 2194

Re: Where did Linux developer learn how to develop Linux?

In my country, you are obliged by law to use Microsoft products Wow! There are only two reasons I can think of for a law like that. 1) They are getting paid. And payoffs by a US corporation to a foreign government violates US law. (But corporate control of the US government has progressed to the po...
by catilley1092
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: How do you promote Mint?
Replies: 87
Views: 42185

Re: How do you promote Mint?

By continuing to do what I do in my prior response, since a few of my friends/family members hates the "new" Windows (8/8.1). They have to relearn the OS anyway, so why not a new one? Plus Mint solves the largest issue of all, the lack of a Start Menu. Actually Mint's Start is far more feature fille...
by catilley1092
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First impressions on Mint.
Replies: 23
Views: 4946

Re: First impressions on Mint.

My first impression of Linux Mint came with version 7 (Gloria). It was fast & secure, as well as a break from the constant Windows maintaining. Though Mint has came a long way since then, it was a very good alternative to XP/Vista in those days & over time, it has became my default OS (beginning wit...
by catilley1092
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What Mint distro can I DL for a 2005 laptop?
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: What Mint distro can I DL for a 2005 laptop?

Linux Mint 13 Mate is working perfectly on both my older (2003) computers, a T42 Thinkpad & Dell Dimension 2400. PAE is not needed for Mint 13, & it's a 5 year LTS version, which should be good for the life of the laptop. You can also run the XFCE version, however it's not as full fledged as Mate. I...
by catilley1092
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: How do you promote Mint?
Replies: 87
Views: 42185

Re: How do you promote Mint?

Slightly different than in my earlier post in this thread. I actually show them my installs & allow others to use it, for them to "see & feel" how light, yet solid, Mint is. It's very noticeably faster w/o the security & other utilities bogging it down & what little maintaining that I do (other than...
by catilley1092
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint 14,Mate and Cinnamon edition: which one is more stable?
Replies: 21
Views: 26031

Re: Mint 14,Mate and Cinnamon edition: which one is more sta

Mint 14 Mate x64 edition is humming perfectly on my HP Pavilion MS214 AIO PC. Fortunately, unlike Mint 10, 11 & 12, there were no AMD/ATI hardware drivers offered that really messed up the ATI Radeon 3200 HD graphics. I couldn't ask for anymore out of an OS for this PC than what Mate 14 offers. Tota...
by catilley1092
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 Xfce released!
Replies: 39
Views: 59099

Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce released!

A late Thank You for this release, it ran very well on my two older machines (ThinkPad T42 & Dimension 2400), everything installed smoothly. I like Xfce for it's lightweight, yet still powerful base. Ran earlier versions of Mint Xfce on my low powered HP desktop with success. Have also recommended i...
by catilley1092
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Trying to install Geforce GT 425M Drivers??
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Trying to install Geforce GT 425M Drivers??

I am interested to hear if this worked out. My notebook also has this same video card, MSI FX603-064US. Intel i5 480M CPU @2.66 GHz (dual core), Intel built in graphics as well as the GeForce GT425M. 8GB DDR3 (4GB x 2) 10700 GSkill RAM. Tried about 3 or 4 months ago to install first Mint 12 (13 wasn...
by catilley1092
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: To Any One Who is Having ATI issue Here is Some Help
Replies: 72
Views: 16709

Re: To Any One Who is Having ATI issue Here is Some Help

@catilley1092, I have the same card as you, Mint 12 with Catalyst 12.1 is working fine now. Thanks for responding, gorellana09. What I'll do is try it out on a spare HDD. Last night, I rolled back to Mint 11 32 bit, have it all setup & everything is running well. It's a lot of work setting up a OS ...
by catilley1092
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora
Replies: 55
Views: 23652

Re: Regarding Mint 9 LTS Isadora

I actually prefer LTS releases, but Mint 9 started appearing a little old to me early last year. Skipped 10 completely, went for 11RC. That release had no bugs (for me). However, I still have a Mint 9 install inside of VBox. I have little, if any trouble installing the latest versions of browsers & ...

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