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by paradigmX
Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: General Computer Help: swap mb and processor
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: General Computer Help: swap mb and processor

You might want to ensure that your current kernel supports the hardware you plan to purchase, 9/10 times you'll be fine, but the odd time you might come across some hardware that isn't completely supported
by paradigmX
Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel Upgrade?
Replies: 11
Views: 1950

Re: Kernel Upgrade?

it essentially depends on your hardware, you should be ok to upgrade but sometime some hardware throws a fit with a different kernel. If you want a garantee you can read through some hardware compatability lists for the kernel version your upgrading to. But usually if your in the same "series"(ie. 2...
by paradigmX
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VLC player
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: VLC player

The debian packages should work properly, as Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, which is based on debian

http://packages.debian.org/vlc

somebody correct me if I'm wrong though
by paradigmX
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with a shell script, please
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: help with a shell script, please

file extension doesn't matter, you don't even need one from what I'm hearing, you have 3 problems: 1: your first line has to be a call to the Bash interpretter and should be like this #!/bin/bash 2: you need to set the permissions on the file to executable, you can do this at the command line by typ...
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How do I......
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: How do I......

d/l - download
CLI - Command Line Interface
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What do you think abt Mint daryna? :)
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: What do you think abt Mint daryna? :)

I'd used Slackware, gentoo, Debian, Mandrake(now Mandriva) and built an LFS box in the past, I played with Daryna a few weeks ago and was hooked. Its got everything you need and the few things you don't have are in the package manager. For a Desktop Linux system it blows Windows and other linux dist...
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Literature Suggestions for a newbie like me ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: Literature Suggestions for a newbie like me ?

in addition to all those above, I've found that the book "Practical guide to linux" is useful, and you may want to get aquainted with the CLI so i recommend reading through the Linux Documentation project's bash scripting file http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ now, the CLI documentation may be a little ...
by paradigmX
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difference Between Gnome, KDE,
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: Difference Between Gnome, KDE,

They are all Desktop environments that you can setup on linux, Gnome and KDE are the more well known of the 2 and are the most feature-filled, which is better is for you to decide as I don't want to incite a huge argument over which is better. though I will say Gnome is usually easier to use and use...
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Burn cd from live cd boot?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Burn cd from live cd boot?

unless you have a second CD-R or DVD-R, I would say no. Your best bet would probably be to back the files up to a usb key, you can get a 2GB key for about $20-$30 depending on where you go. If you have a lot of files you might have to copy to the key, then to another computer and rinse and repeat a ...
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need antivirus and a firewall?
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Do I need antivirus and a firewall?

A firewall is always a good idea whether your on Windows, Linux, or Mac. A Firewall allows you to prevent access to your computer without your permission or the permissions set in your firewall. Anti-virus in Linux is ok to have, but not required, the amount of Linux viruses in existence are next to...
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to safely remove a usb stick
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: How to safely remove a usb stick

an unmounted drive shouldn't be communicating with the system other than to let it know it's there, somebody might correct me if I'm wrong, but thats my thoughts on it. you should be fine removing it once its unmounted
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to safely remove a usb stick
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: How to safely remove a usb stick

I believe once its unmounted its safe to remove
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WD external drive
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Re: WD external drive

I don't have a link but I read an Article about WD purposely making some of their external Hard Drives compatable with windows only If your lucky and it won't mount because it wasn't properly unmounted previously from either Linux or Windows, you might be able to force mount it, though force mountin...
by paradigmX
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot Windows Xp/Linux Mint without deleting Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Dual Boot Windows Xp/Linux Mint without deleting Mint

Well, here is the situation, I'm currently running my laptop dedicated to Linux Mint, but for College I need to use Visual Studio for my VB.NET course, I've been running it in a VM but its painfully slow when compiling moderately large programs and I want to setup my laptop as a dual boot with XP so...

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