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by SparkyLabs
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: NTFS drives - non existance
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: NTFS drives - non existance

you are right, this is an old thread. Like all the other problems i have with mint - NO HELP. I am now back on windows 7 and to be honest so much better than any of the linux distrubutions i tried. All of the linnux distro's I tried promissed to be the "be all end all" and none delivered o...
by SparkyLabs
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint

I just want a system that works....... linux distros keep making false promises !
by SparkyLabs
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint

well I'm sorry to say that mint 12 is pants: poor performance (what do you expect basing it off ubuntu), show desktop button often does not respond, blue ray player "dissaperes" as soon as a CD is put in yet is shown as a BD/DVD/CD player when empty, only 2 hard disks will mount at a time ...
by SparkyLabs
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: NTFS drives - non existance
Replies: 3
Views: 748

NTFS drives - non existance

I have 8 SATA ports on my motherboard. 6 are provided by the main SB chip of the chipset (intel) and 2 are provided by a chip that gigabyte re-branded as their own. So I have one 750 GB disk on one port and that has a 40 GB linux mint partition and 650 GB NTFS partition of data. I have another 400 G...
by SparkyLabs
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install a downloaded program ?
Replies: 7
Views: 694

Re: How do I install a downloaded program ?

Thanks for the warnings. This is for boinc, so yes i trust the source. it is available in the package manager but I want "the" latest version.
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install a downloaded program ?
Replies: 7
Views: 694

How do I install a downloaded program ?

so most programs are installed from the software manager. But what happens when I download a program, how do I install it ?
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: About to buy Pioneer BDR-205 ... Will Mint recognizes it?
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: About to buy Pioneer BDR-205 ... Will Mint recognizes it

sounds like i wasted 80 quid on the star wars set then, my only blue ray plyer is the pc and instead of a tv I have an old projector so buying a standalone player is a waste
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: GeForce 520GT no second monitor

All working now - I hope
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: no skype ? it just will not install
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: no skype ? it just will not install

worked a treat thank you
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: no skype ? it just will not install
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: no skype ? it just will not install

ok I'll give it a go when I can get the actual system to work with two screens or even one !
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: no skype ? it just will not install
Replies: 3
Views: 372

no skype ? it just will not install

I'm trying to install skype. I find it in the package manager, I select install, get asked for my root password and then nothing happens ! at the bottom of the window it says no actions pending and none ongoing.
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: GeForce 520GT no second monitor

Right well it looks like I've got the settings to stay, except now I have lost my menu bar and "start" button so they system is now useless to me. Maybe something to do with ticking a box at the top of the settings: "Xinerama" ? I only got back into here because I still have the ...
by SparkyLabs
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: GeForce 520GT no second monitor

ok now I'm pissed off. I've lost my second monitor again. What do you do to make mint keep basic settings ?
by SparkyLabs
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: GeForce 520GT no second monitor

I don't think you have mentioned what version and what desktop environment you are using. Uh now your getting technical or is it geeky :D It should be 12 with gnome as far as i know. Yes same here I shut the lid on my laptop and the wireless (internal AND external) never worked again. not good ! I ...
by SparkyLabs
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: GeForce 520GT no second monitor

well I'm back for the second time of getting both monitors to work. Is it me or everytime linux mint goes into standby some vital system gets screwed up ? with my laptop the wireless stopped working for good. on this pc I lost the second monitor again and it took endless fiddling and may attemps wit...
by SparkyLabs
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: GeForce 520GT no second monitor

found it ! now have dual screens. Thank you so much.

Right now, can I overclock my VGA card/GPU ? I run GPU computing with boinc. Under windows i was running the 1620 MHz GPU at 2000+ MHz :D
by SparkyLabs
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

Re: GeForce 520GT no second monitor

yes I installed the aditional drivers. the inbuilt ones were not adequate at all and could not cope with the screen resolution. How do I run the nVidia X server settings ? (Sorry I'm totaly new to this although comfortable with linux)
by SparkyLabs
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 520GT no second monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 1038

GeForce 520GT no second monitor

Hi guys, just made the big jump.

I've got the nVidia drivers to work ok but my second monitor is completely ignored. How do I activate it ?
by SparkyLabs
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: making the switch - ubuntu mint or debian mint

You could update, using the information on the link that Vincent gave you...though of course, best results are usually had with a fresh re-install of the system :wink: Normal mint editions get updates for the same period as ubuntu (as it is ubuntu based) so that means for 18 months...the LTS (long ...

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