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by Microcord
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [GIVEN UP] A greater screen resolution than LMDE thinks
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: [GIVEN UP] A greater screen resolution than LMDE thinks

Thanks! I'll keep the page in mind for if/when I give up on Bodhi and want to try LDME (or similar) again. (And, computer-irrelevantly, it promises to be a most interesting website.)
by Microcord
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [GIVEN UP] A greater screen resolution than LMDE thinks
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: [GIVEN UP] A greater screen resolution than LMDE thinks

Bodhi Linux immediately recognized the screen resolution. And so I replaced LMDE with Bodhi. Going from a Debian- to a Ubuntu-based distro seems like a step backward, but at least it works.

(I'd still be interested in an answer to this question, though.)
by Microcord
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution
Replies: 13
Views: 10316

Re: Loud annoying system beep at login screen solution

Thank you! One of the computers that I often take to meetings has a system beep that distinctly resembles a short, intense baritone fart. I usually remember to avoid actions that provoke the beep, but sometimes I make some tiny mistake (e.g. tapping the BackSpace key once too often within a search b...
by Microcord
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [GIVEN UP] A greater screen resolution than LMDE thinks
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

[GIVEN UP] A greater screen resolution than LMDE thinks

I have a freshly installed LMDE Xfce on a Dell Mini 12 but don't know how to get its screen resolution right. Currently it's too low (and aspect ratio is wrong). According to this page , the Dell has Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 500 and a resolution of 1280×800. Settings | Display | R...
by Microcord
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Dell Mini 12 + Broadcom 4312
Replies: 2
Views: 4472

Re: Dell Mini 12 doesn't know what to do with Broadcom 4312

Thank you, TBABill. It's described as a seven-step process. The first two had already been done (I checked). Further steps brought up funny error messages and eventually total failure -- until I realized that Synaptic was also running at the time. I closed Synaptic, repeated, took the link at step 7...
by Microcord
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Dell Mini 12 + Broadcom 4312
Replies: 2
Views: 4472

[SOLVED] Dell Mini 12 + Broadcom 4312

Hello, Mint NooB here. * To my surprise and delight, I managed to install linuxmint-201109-xfce-dvd-32bit.iso (via USB doodad) to my Dell Inspiron Mini 12 -- a likeable little computer as long as you stick to the Ubuntu (or Windows?) that Dell intended but with hardware complications that make it a ...
by Microcord
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Debian Fluxbox?
Replies: 8
Views: 7473

Re: Mint Debian Fluxbox?

I have an old Gateway laptop ( about 6 years old) with a measly 192 Mb of RAM [...] The only reliable light-weight distro that has always worked is Mepis' Anti-X . . . also, based on Debian 'testing' with Fluxbox. You're an inspiration, Sir. After getting this little HP into a usable state (one way...
by Microcord
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Debian Fluxbox?
Replies: 8
Views: 7473

Mint Debian Fluxbox?

Warning: Mint NooB posting. I installed Mint once, but made some mistake in the process (sadly described here ). I'd now like to restart from scratch, and it's this that makes me think of combining Debian with Fluxbox. This month-old thread says that the next MInt Fluxbox will anyway be Debian-based...
by Microcord
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen dri

Thank you for the thoughtful advice, Simon. I'd thought previously that it would be a good idea to have a separate partition for /home at least, and I've been surprised by the way in which fairly recent installation procedures -- Debian on each of two unrelated computers, plus CrunchBang and then Mi...
by Microcord
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen dri

Thank you, wayne128. I did exactly as you suggested . . . and it made no difference.

I think I'll just try: reading up on the installation of Mint (or some alternative) from a pen drive, and installing afresh.
by Microcord
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen dri

Thank you Simon. I ran update-grub, but by itself this didn't fix matters. I then ran the shell script; here's the output: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and...
by Microcord
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen dri

Thank you for trying to help, SimonTS, but it didn't do the trick. The main partition was sdb1. I made that change but otherwise did everything as explained. Installing grub took a few moments but then brought the message that yes, grub had been installed without any problem. (And I was able to shut...
by Microcord
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

Re: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen dri

You installed the boot loader(GRUB) to the USB drive. The USB drive has everything needed, no? (The machine had to boot off that in order first to run Mint live and then to install it. Unless I understand even less than I think.) But when I took the option to "install" (I think it was called), I ex...
by Microcord
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: hard drive installation tethered to installation pen drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3238

hard drive installation tethered to installation pen drive

I've just installed -- well, kind-of installed -- Mint 9 Isadora Fluxbox 32-bit (ISO as downloaded from this site this morning) on an HP Mini 5102. I installed it via Unetbootin, as described in this page by Lars Michelsen , a procedure that worked with CrunchBang a day earlier. [I had other problem...

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