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by rahim
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: MintBackports (Up to date software for LinuxMint)
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: MintBackports (Up to date software for LinuxMint)

Hey there again Oblivion and Clem, There's a few reasons why I didn't suggest a desktop application to compile source into a deb package..... First, it takes a long time to compile things, especially on old computers with large programs. Second, in order to compile, it's necessary to download a rath...
by rahim
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Post KDE Screen shots here
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Post KDE Screen shots here

KDE desktops are like snowflakes- there's no two alike!
by rahim
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: MintBackports (Up to date software for LinuxMint)
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Re: MintBackports (Up to date software for LinuxMint)

Thanks for the reply Clem! What about the other side of the problem? I personally don't like bothering developers or package maintainers to create a package for me. Is there any way to create a web script that allows a user to sumbit a URL to a .tar.gz file or possibly a deb.src file and create a pa...
by rahim
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: MintBackports (Up to date software for LinuxMint)
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

MintBackports (Up to date software for LinuxMint)

Hello, Here is a rather ambitious request, to solve a rather major problem with Ubuntu... I have noticed on forums that Ubuntu users (myself included) quickly become irritated by the lack of up to date software for their systems. Ubuntu releases usually start off with up to date software, but invari...
by rahim
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: New Web Based Comprehensive Control Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 2115

New Web Based Comprehensive Control Panel

Hello all, I'd like to dig up my first (rather controversial) post that I made on these forums.... http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=917&p=5611 Therein I mentioned some things I hate about Linux, as well as a wishlist of things that I would like to see improved. Since then Linux Mint ha...
by rahim
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Taking MintInstall to the next level
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

I like it! I wish I was smart enough to implement this, but I'm not! :)
by rahim
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Taking MintInstall to the next level
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Taking MintInstall to the next level

Hello all, I live in an area where broadband internet access is extremely expensive and unreliable, and even phone lines are hard to come by. I currently do have broadband that lets me download at the phenomenal rate of 15 KB/s which costs.... $60/month! But I am going to be moving to an area where ...
by rahim
Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Do you use Beagle search?
Replies: 80
Views: 21342

I actually don't know :) I was under the impression it was updated at boot time. Clem I think it does. If you want to find out, just try Linux (almost any distro) on an old slow laptop with like 128MB of RAM, and as soon as you log in, the hard drive thrashes away indefinitely. The culprit? updatedb.
by rahim
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Wow, interesting find... eBox
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Webmin is ugly, difficult to use, fragmented, and not all that functional.
by rahim
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Wow, interesting find... eBox
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Wow, interesting find... eBox

Hello all, Hey, I think we have a potential YaST / Mandriva Control Center killer... http://www.ebox-platform.com/ I just ran across this while reading the release notes for the latest Ubuntu beta, they're going to include this tool. It's rather a valuable find. I've always had the opinion that any ...
by rahim
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Small wireless glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

You might want to try to post in the Wicd forums. The developer is smart and responsive.
by rahim
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Small wireless glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Husse wrote:
BTW the network manager applet works with Broadcom :)
Not with un-encrypted public networks! :)
by rahim
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Small wireless glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Yes, it does scan for available networks, and you can choose to auto-connect to whichever ones you want when they happen to be available. It also allows for more flexible encryption options. It does have a tray icon too, although you have to explicitly run the tray icon to get it to show up. The bes...
by rahim
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Small wireless glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

I don't have any experience with your card, but at any rate I would still recommend Wicd. It's a well thought-out, hassle-free utility. It works with almost all cards that Linux supports. I hope it will fix some of your frustration. Let us know! :D
by rahim
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Small wireless glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

You using a Broadcom card by any chance? If so, then you need to uninstall NetworkManager and install http://wicd.sourceforge.net/ instead. The difference is night and day, no more pesky problems. I had the same issue before with the Gnome Network Config tool and NetworkManager.
by rahim
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Please help - I love Mint!
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

My pleasure.
by rahim
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: A new mintWifi
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Well, they call it firmware, I think more appropriately it should be called a binary driver extension or something. It's the stuff that gets downloaded in the install script for the following package. http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty/utils/bcm43xx-fwcutter At any rate, the bcm43xx driver will load ...
by rahim
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: A new mintWifi
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Cool! You might consider a menu link to it also. Or, possibly....... instead of giving instructions, just put those instructions into a bash script so the user can just choose his chipset, and all the dirty work is automatically done for him. Another related issue, maybe this is not the right place ...
by rahim
Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Please help - I love Mint!
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Hey there, I would try the following: sudo lsmod | grep bcm (To figure out exactly which module it's loading. The problem is that Ubuntu/Mint detects the chip and loads a driver automatically, but it's a crippled driver that doesn't work without additional firmware.) In my case, the above step would...
by rahim
Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OpenOffice has no icons
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Thanks for the pointer. Yes, I had changed my icon theme to the Industrial theme. Apparently it doesn't include OOo icons.

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