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by rustguard
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing
Replies: 64
Views: 29970

Re: HP come up trumps for Linux Printing

I have a ancient 3015 HP laser printer. It is only black and white. It always worked in Linux. Window 8 was another story. This printer just works all the time and the cartridge lasts forever. Its so good I picked up another for a spare. The new Brother we have is rubbish, users toner like ink. I th...
by rustguard
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wine included app
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: wine included app

Ok I must have just installed it post application, either that or; I was running solydk a while back, Maybe got confused. Thanks for the reply
by rustguard
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wine included app
Replies: 3
Views: 280

wine included app

When I installed Mint 17, I thought wine came as a included app? I just installed 17.1 OEM and no wine. Is my memory wrong? or have I confused another distro?
by rustguard
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: uninstall nividia x server?
Replies: 1
Views: 268

uninstall nividia x server?

Hi guys, I swapped a nvidia card to a ati card. now when I startup the first boot the video shuts off before the login screen. I reboot and it works fine. so everytime I boot I haveto strart twice, also no video after standby. I tried different drivers for the ati no effect. I think that nvidia is s...
by rustguard
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Can the community welcome a new kind of user?
Replies: 14
Views: 3072

Re: Can the community welcome a new kind of user?

PKing wrote:Point is that most of the XP users will go to another Windows version, or simply buy a tablet.

Just my 5 cents...
yeah well.......using XP can give you a real headache
by rustguard
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Does Mint needs a Netbook edition? Or is Ubuntu that already
Replies: 27
Views: 13257

Re: Does Mint needs a Netbook edition? Or is Ubuntu that alr

I think that the 3.12 kernal was/is optimised for atom processors. saves power and stuff For me battery life on my netbook is very important, I have found Xfce to be very good, I seem to get more battery life than mate. All the editions that I have used with the 3.12 optimised kernal seem to power d...
by rustguard
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: POLL : what's your favorite software on Linux Mint
Replies: 21
Views: 3622

Re: POLL : what's your favorite software on Linux Mint

anyone know why Hardinfo isnt shipped with Mint 17?
it appears better than the system information program that 17 is shipped with?

I really like Mixx and dragon player
by rustguard
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I configue this? dual monitor question (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: How do I configue this? dual monitor question

Oh my, that was so easy :oops:
I dont have the asterix, that might be in xfce? I know I have used it the last couple of weeks. I think

I cant believe how easy that was. Has anyone thought of actually referencing this in the display box?
by rustguard
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I configue this? dual monitor question (solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 368

How do I configue this? dual monitor question (solved)

Hi guys, 1. Ever since I changed from gnome 2 to cinnamon I have been unable to configue my monitors the way I need them. I use 2 monitors- I have my main monitor on the right side and my secondry monitor to the left. The only way I can configue it has been to make the secondry monitor(left) as the ...
by rustguard
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 13 update errors
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Mint 13 update errors

The errors are for Medibuntu, no longer used and has to be disabled in Software Sources. Thanks for the answers. This fixed it sooo simply. Its a shame 16 has such a short release life, but this pc is not for me so I needed something longer lived. cant wait for 17 to emerge. anyway back to the topi...
by rustguard
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 13 update errors
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Mint 13 update errors

I have just installed mint 13 cinnamon 64 on a computer twice, it just wont update properly, the first install the pc was disconnected half way through updating. but was unable to recover. so I reinstalled again, it finnished the first set of updates, but then wanted to do more. and now it is all er...
by rustguard
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Lxde on Mate^
Replies: 38
Views: 6871

Re: Lxde on Mate^

I thought LXLE was based on LTS release of Lubuntu? what have I missed?
by rustguard
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [MAYBE SOLVED]MINT 16 WIFI wont authenticate, ASUS PCE-N15
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: MINT 16 WIFI wont authenticate, ASUS PCE-N15

Ok here is the lasted update. I put the N15 card into another Pc first thing I do is boot up with the nearest linux disk- Mint 14 connects straight away without a flaw But wait, there's more Mint 16 wont authenticate. boot up live with Manjaro 0.8.8 will not authenticate. boot up with manjaro 0.8.7 ...
by rustguard
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: linux mint 16 mate can't connect with wifi [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: linux mint 16 mate can't connect with wifi [SOLVED]

excellent my partners Acer has the broadcom 4312 chip and running mint14, i had to fiddle to get it working but whatever i did fixed it straightaway. I might upgrade to 16 :D I have a HP Mini 210 but it has the 4313 N series. I was unable to get it to work with mint14 I will run mint16 live and see ...
by rustguard
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [MAYBE SOLVED]MINT 16 WIFI wont authenticate, ASUS PCE-N15
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: MINT 16 WIFI wont authenticate, ASUS PCE-N15

Ok put the ASUS card back in- same problem :? So my level of expertise is way exhausted sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py [sudo] password for janet: ------------------------- * I. scanning WIFI PCI devices... -- Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01) =...
by rustguard
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [MAYBE SOLVED]MINT 16 WIFI wont authenticate, ASUS PCE-N15
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

[MAYBE SOLVED]MINT 16 WIFI wont authenticate, ASUS PCE-N15

hySo...First up Mint 16 is brillant, I cant believe how fast it is. Both live and installed. I dont know if this is the ubuntu base or cinnamon trimmed down. but impressive. Now here is what happened. I installed on a pc I had built. It worked out of the box and installed like a charm. set the pc up...
by rustguard
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] File sharing: Windows vs Mint transfers...
Replies: 17
Views: 4111

Re: File sharing: Windows vs Mint transfers...

Seems funny, out of curiosity have you ever timmed the transfer of the same file. just thinking linux might say actual speeds and windows maximum speed, as linux might be more honest :lol: I myself have noticed swapping files from one HDD to anothe is faster in windows than mint. maybe because linux...
by rustguard
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?
Replies: 106
Views: 22309

Re: What if Linux Mint moved away from Ubuntu?

What if Mint stayed with Ubuntu LTS release and had Debian replace the short term releases?, on the mint hardware page it seems that alot of poeple are using LMDE? I would like to hear from someone on the development team what the pro's and con's of each system would be. As for up-to-date packages I...
by rustguard
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager will not load for me.
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: Software manager will not load for me.

I fixe3d it by installing Linux Mint Debian. Of coarse that now means the desktop wallpaper has a little squiggle after it instead of the number 15!:) As an added bonus you get the excelent device driver manager! The login window is not as flash:( I also fixed another computer by installing LM14 and...
by rustguard
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software manager will not load for me.
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: Software manager will not load for me.

Just had the same problem; resolved it from solution above. but when the software manager started it didnt have much in it- no opera, no Midori. so played with settings in the software sources and bang software manager broken again. :( I'm going to install 13 and Having been using Solydxk I must try...

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