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by Servicetech
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot get NAS to work on Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Cannot get NAS to work on Linux

I recently bought a Buffalo NAS, my windows 7 computer immediately picked it up, no configuration required. My android phone picked it up after installing the buffalo app.

I can't get my Linux Mint 19 machine to see it.
Where do I start on getting it to work?
by Servicetech
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Replies: 113
Views: 283291

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

This guide so needs to be put up top. Just what I needed to get my system running, I would have never figured it out on my own.
by Servicetech
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Update Pack 3 Released! Update Information
Replies: 96
Views: 42732

Re: Update Pack 3 Released! Update Information

Nope, it borked my system, had to boot using the old kernal. Time to give up on Nvidia drivers or is there another solution?
by Servicetech
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Update Pack 3 Released! Update Information
Replies: 96
Views: 42732

Re: Update Pack 3 Released! Update Information

I did a second upgrade in my home desktop, with LMDE freshly installed with the latest respin, and with nvidia drivers, and once again after booting I entered in a tty prompt. This time it was easier to solve. I followed clem's instructions to remove nvidia-kernel-dkms and nvidia-glx, but the syste...
by Servicetech
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Better use of 16:9 monitors
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Better use of 16:9 monitors

Little did I realize XFCE had already solved these issues, you can easily make it how you want. Uses less system resources too, runs quicker. I'm sure I'll find out why Gnome is the default soon (Gnome is flashier), but so far, so good.
by Servicetech
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 12 newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Mint 12 newbie

Maybe they will fix with the next update? Kinda stinks that Mint being the "ready to go" Distro wouldn't have all the stuff done already. Maybe it will be fixed in version 13.
by Servicetech
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I link Home folders to data partition?
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: How can I link Home folders to data partition?

I change the mount point to /home and it worked like a champ. However, you need to have the files in a folder with your linux username. It worked with EXT4 format, not sure if a NTFS work work the same way.
by Servicetech
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 12 newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Mint 12 newbie

Running the standard Gnome 3 edition, have a few issues: 1: Everything is gray, I can't locate the means to change the colors. 2: I figured out how to delete the bottom bar, but would like to move the top bar to the bottom. 3: How do I activate the screen saver? 4: How do I get minimize to tray to w...
by Servicetech
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Better use of 16:9 monitors
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Better use of 16:9 monitors

FWIW I too am typically one who keeps computers around a long time. My 4:3 monitor finally died last year and they stopped making them so it's on to 16:9 now. My 23" is the same vertical height as a 19" 4:3 monitor. 16:9 is great for multimedia, not so much for documents/web/email. I'm surprised man...
by Servicetech
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Better use of 16:9 monitors
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Better use of 16:9 monitors

Side taskbar issues:
The clock is sideways
Applications are in words (again sideways) instead of just icons.
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by Servicetech
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Better use of 16:9 monitors
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Better use of 16:9 monitors

ThistleWeb wrote:You can easily do that with your own install if you prefer, Linux is very adaptable.
I've tried but couldn't get it to look right. It's not like Windows 7 where you make 2 clicks to move the taskbar to the left/right. Do people even have 4:3 monitors anymore?
by Servicetech
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Better use of 16:9 monitors
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Better use of 16:9 monitors

Why is it Linux is hanging onto the idea of top/bottom toolbars? These eat up valuable vertical space (especially on netbooks & small laptops). Lets get the taskbars as Icons on the SIDE using the much less valuable horizontal real estate. Windows 7 can easily do this, Linux should be able to also.
by Servicetech
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HPLIP Satus Service
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: HPLIP Satus Service

11 standard gnome version
by Servicetech
Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HPLIP Satus Service
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: HPLIP Satus Service

No notification panel. One time soon after installation it gave an error and asked if i wanted to delete something. Looks like I hosed the notification panel in the process. Thunderbird and system updates don't work either in the notification area. How do I "reinstall" the notification panel?
by Servicetech
Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HPLIP Satus Service
Replies: 6
Views: 969

HPLIP Satus Service

Getting error message "No system tray detected on this system. Unable to start, exiting." How do I turn on the system tray?
by Servicetech
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Brief Mint 11 Review and suggestions for Mint 12
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

Re: Brief Mint 11 Review and suggestions for Mint 12

e: I found that the default video player normally works better for the videos I watch than VLC (I find it uses less resources and can play more videos than VLC can), but maybe that's just for me only. The performance of Totem is very much dependent on the graphics card's capabilities and probably o...
by Servicetech
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Mint11 version of Evolution into Mint9?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Installing Mint11 version of Evolution into Mint9?

Thunderbird is super easy to backup now. Go to home folder, click "view hidden files" make a copy of the .thunderbird folder. Done. The folder has all the data in it and will work with any Linux Thunderbird installation. In fact you can take the same folder and use it in windows 7 when placed in the...
by Servicetech
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Mint11 version of Evolution into Mint9?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Installing Mint11 version of Evolution into Mint9?

Thunderbird is super easy to backup now. Go to home folder, click "view hidden files" make a copy of the .thunderbird folder. Done. The folder has all the data in it and will work with any Linux Thunderbird installation. In fact you can take the same folder and use it in windows 7 when placed in the...
by Servicetech
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Mint11 version of Evolution into Mint9?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Installing Mint11 version of Evolution into Mint9?

You should be able to update evolution through update manager. Personally I had a lot of problems with it and went to Thunderbird. Thunderbird uses the same format for their messages across versions AND operating systems. The email files from ubuntu work in Windows 7 !!!
by Servicetech
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: It's ubuntu **Fixed**
Replies: 3
Views: 441

It's ubuntu **Fixed**

I'm loving the mint as a former ubuntu user. The new "Unity" desktop sent me looking at other distro's, if Ubuntu would have kept Gnome I'd probably wouldn't have found/tried mint. It's almost as if mint is ubuntu "fixed". All the codecs are in place, no messing around with packages to get things to...

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