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by IslandWolf
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 4Gs of RAM and system still sluggish! [Solved in part]
Replies: 56
Views: 12977

Re: 4Gs of RAM and system still sluggish!

I've just revived a 5 year old system with an nVidia graphics card. It has an Intel dual core CPU and 4 GB DRAM. I am not overly thrilled with the MATE desktop. In fact, after reading about various desktop environments and windows managers, I am pretty sure I'm going to give Fluxbox a serious try-out.
by IslandWolf
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 659837

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

As I said before: Gnome Shell for those who want to move forward, the most polished and customizable Cinnamon you can make, and LXDE or Xfce for lower resources. My problem with LXDE and Xfce, if I remember correctly (an ever-increasing challenge these days, dammit), is that neither one would not l...
by IslandWolf
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 659837

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Since I am not a coder, rather than flame against this or that DE, I find it more reasonable to limit myself to making observations based on my experiences. For a good while I tried to get along with KDE as my DE for Linux Mint 12, but its apps would crash unexpectedly for no apparent reason several...
by IslandWolf
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: About DebEX-Mint 12 Xmas with KDE 4.7.3 and kernel 3.1.4
Replies: 59
Views: 17606

Re: About DebEX-Mint 12 Xmas with KDE 4.7.3 and kernel 3.1.4

I opened another thread. Please see my reply to this post at http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 51#p516735. Thanks.
by IslandWolf
Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

Thanks. My ISO was perfect when I used it some weeks ago to do the install. I ran Gnome for several days, then made the switch to KDE and uninstalled all things Gnome. I have just today installed the latest ATI drivers for Linux (I have a Radeon 4290 built into my Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 mainboard). ...
by IslandWolf
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Cannot get KDE to update from 4.7.3 to 4.7.4 or 4.7.95

I have issued the command sudo apt-get upgrade, as well as sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, and yet I still only have KDE 4.7.3 installed. And it crashes or misbehaves frequently. So how do I really upgrade my KDE installation?

Thanks in advance!

Richard
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by IslandWolf
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: About DebEX-Mint 12 Xmas with KDE 4.7.3 and kernel 3.1.4
Replies: 59
Views: 17606

Re: About DebEX-Mint 12 Xmas with KDE 4.7.3 and kernel 3.1.4

For people who install DebEX-Mint 12 Xmas KDE to hard disk I forgot to mention that you always will get the latest KDE version if you run the command sudo apt-get upgrade . This means that you currently will get version 4.7.4 , released on 7 December 2011. That is not true in my case. I have issued...

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