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by luisgf
Tue May 22, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 112766

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

Thank you for your very enlightening response. I suspected it had something to do with future-proofing, and yes, GTK3 is a much better choice. The fact that the Mint team has control over Cinnamon is what just sealed the deal for me.. count me in!
by luisgf
Tue May 22, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 112766

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

Hello to all, long time no see... I loved Isadora so much (and it being on LTS and all), I stopped upgrading distros (and kinda disconnected from the forums :oops: ) until Mint 13 came out. Well, that time is almost up now and I'm trying to catch up on history about the whole Unity/Gnome3 debate and...
by luisgf
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 321645

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

UNDERSTAND THAT LINUX USES GRUB Not sure what a GRUB is, and why Linux needs it, but it's important . Once you install Linux, it replaces whatever GRUB Windows used, and it's hard to bring things back to the way they were without pulling some of your hair out. When you lose GRUB bad things happen. ...
by luisgf
Thu May 26, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 321645

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Wikipedia is a good place to start your search :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_mint
by luisgf
Wed May 25, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booting from USB thumbdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 8870

Re: Booting from USB thumbdrive

Linux Mint XFCE has been migrated so as to be Debian-based instead of Ubuntu-based. Try with another Mint edition :D
by luisgf
Sun May 22, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 321645

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

I chopped up some pics and put this wallpaper together. I have it on my physical server as well as my VMs. That looks like it might be a fairly useful desktop background image, but that particular one you've provided there is too low quality to read clearly. Would you be so kind as to provide a hig...
by luisgf
Tue May 10, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RDP Applications for Linux Mint 10 - Windows Access[SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 3491

Re: RDP Applications for Linux Mint 10 - Windows Access

I use tsclient (installed from Synaptic) almost on a daily basis. I'm gonna give the other packages mentioned a try, but I can presently recommend tsclient.

EDIT: Remmina seems very good so far, and it does the "hide desktop background image" thing which speeds things up.
by luisgf
Tue May 10, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition Schemes
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Partition Schemes

Just beware, if you share a /home partition between installs (or more specifically between different Linux distros) you might get unpleasant results when config files are not what the distro was expecting. I found out the hard way by sharing a /home partition between Debian and Mandriva; but sharing...
by luisgf
Tue May 10, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about setting the layout and screenshot
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Question about setting the layout and screenshot

About the screenshot, on the Mint Menu type "screen" on the Filter box and it should (at least on Isadora it should) show an option called Take Screenshot which will launch a program to do so. You can take a shot of the entire desktop, a window or an area; save it directly to a file or to the clipbo...
by luisgf
Tue May 10, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 64bit Linux uses only 3.1gb out of 4gb RAM ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2100

Re: 64bit Linux uses only 3.1gb out of 4gb RAM ?

@T.I.P: Do you know how to get to your motherboard's BIOS? There should be a menu there where you can select how much RAM you assign to your (integrated) graphics card. The amount selected here is substracted from the RAM that is available to the OS. You do not mention your motherboard model, so I'm...
by luisgf
Mon May 09, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't perform update
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Can't perform update

That happened to me a while ago (which is why I can't be more specific :oops: ) but what I did was use Synaptic to find out which packages were broken. It turned out to be that they were not properly downloaded at the time of the update, so I manually deleted them from the APT cache (/var/cache/apt/...
by luisgf
Mon May 09, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint does not boot! Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Linux mint does not boot! Help!

Grub is not an OS, it is a bootloader, that is, a program that can launch one or multiple OSs (You can have one or several Windows, Linux, BSDs, younameits installed on your hard drive and have Grub load the one you choose each time you boot). It is very powerful but somewhat hard to master. As for ...
by luisgf
Sun May 08, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booting from USB thumbdrive
Replies: 16
Views: 8870

Re: Booting from USB thumbdrive

You say you're not a newbie, and I certainly am no expert (yet :mrgreen: ) but have you verified the MD5 sum of your Mint image? If it is okay, try some other method of creating the stick as linmint777 suggested. Two methods I have personally used succesfully (on Windows :oops: ) are YUMI (from http...

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