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by AK Dave
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161744

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Because they're conditioned to be lazy.
by AK Dave
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My call for a fast booting distro
Replies: 27
Views: 4927

Re: My call for a fast booting distro

3. MANAGE AUTOMATIC CONNECTION AT AN HIDDEN NETWORK. Xpud would be great for me but I have to manually connect to the hdden wifi network. I loose there all the precious seconds gained with the fast boot. Honestly, this depends more on your network and the kernel module you're loading to connect to ...
by AK Dave
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My call for a fast booting distro
Replies: 27
Views: 4927

Re: My call for a fast booting distro

AlbertP wrote:E4rat is a tool to get faster boot times on an existing distro. It is indeed not a distro by itself. Agreed, it may not be very simple to use for people new to Linux.


Useful in certain circumstances:
1. You must be using EXT4
2. No effect if your /boot and /root are on SSD or Flash media.
by AK Dave
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My call for a fast booting distro
Replies: 27
Views: 4927

Re: My call for a fast booting distro

mychance wrote:3. MANAGE AUTOMATIC CONNECTION AT AN HIDDEN NETWORK. Xpud would be great for me but I have to manually connect to the hdden wifi network. I loose there all the precious seconds gained with the fast boot.

Any suggestions ?


Get rid of the "hidden" in your wifi network.
by AK Dave
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Gnome3
Replies: 95
Views: 12880

Re: Gnome 3

I'm looking forward to Gnome-3. I'll test it first with Natty on my Netbook. At this point, I'm not certain if I agree with Mint's position on Gnome-3. That may be a deal-breaker for me.
by AK Dave
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Is LMDE working 100% for you?
Replies: 24
Views: 2378

Re: Is LMDE working 100% for you?

No problems to report on either of two machines running LMDE, both fairly stock 32bit installs. Everything appears to work fine and I've had no complaints from users about computer issues since I installed a flash block to Firefox which requires users to deliberately click through to enable any flas...
by AK Dave
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: HOWTO : Install latest HPLIP on LMDE
Replies: 10
Views: 7890

Re: HOWTO : Install latest HPLIP on LMDE

I wouldn't want wireless in my printer, but I do want my printer in my wireless network. I use an old linksys -G router running dd-wrt to bridge in a network-capable HP 2750 printer. Wireless, check.
by AK Dave
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: preparing for ubuntu -> LMDE transition
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: preparing for ubuntu -> LMDE transition

1. package management is the same. Ubuntu is based on Debian, so the same aptitute and apt-get commands work. Mint adds its own Mint Update and other package management tools to the mix which are user friendly, but if you're comfortable with the command line you'll transition very easily. 2. you can...
by AK Dave
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Are you glad you switched from mint release to LMDE ? ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: Are you glad you switched from mint release to LMDE ? ..

I like Mint for a stable uniform appearance of linux across multiple computers for multiple users. I got tired of maintaining machines with an Ubuntu-style release/upgrade schedule and wanted a rolling release. Thus, LMDE. Switched when it was "9" and now it is "10", but the upgr...
by AK Dave
Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Top 10 Distribution Developments in 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Top 10 Distribution Developments in 2010

I really DESPISE links like this where I have to register and login to some new website just to read the flippin' article. Sorry, no wait I'm not sorry at all, I really HATE this. Is there anything at all wrong with posting a clean link, or extracting the text and then posting an attribution to the ...
by AK Dave
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Should I buy a Linux book?
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Should I buy a Linux book?

Should I buy a Linux book? What Linux book should I buy? Which Ubuntu book should I buy? Should I buy ___ for Dummies? I dunno. How often do you suddenly lack access to Google? I switched back to Linux after many many years of Windows, and made the switch for myself a few years ago. I thought, at th...
by AK Dave
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Jupiter OS; DEBIAN ROLLING....
Replies: 40
Views: 9870

Re: Jupiter OS; DEBIAN ROLLING....

I have no beef with Ubuntu. I use 10.10 on my own netbook and laptop. In the case of the laptop, it is because I've been too darned lazy to install anything else and have been faithfully upgrading since 8.04. We have two netbooks at home. Mine runs 10.10 UNR because I wanted to try it out and see wh...
by AK Dave
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Just installed LMDE, Got it up and running, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Just installed LMDE, Got it up and running, but...

I'm trying to figure out how to reclaim some space I freed up from windows, but it won't let me resize my partition without unmounting it and it won't let me unmount it while I'm using that partition... so idk what to do there. Boot whatever you used to install in the first place: CD, LiveCD, pendr...
by AK Dave
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where to put swap
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: where to put swap

The only purposes for swap in a desktop or laptop system should be for emergency extra ram, or for suspend/resume functions. Either way, you want the fastest lowest latency you can get. If you have an SSD, by all means USE IT! If you have a USB3 thumb drive on a USB3 port, USE IT! If you're planning...
by AK Dave
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: HOW TO: Install Broadcom-sta (wl) driver in LMDE
Replies: 67
Views: 81109

Re: HOW TO: Install Broadcom-sta (wl) driver in LMDE

Sure wish I'd have seen these instructions or checked the debian wiki before I went and grunged through compiling the broadcom driver from source code downloaded from broadcom's website. That said, it did give me a greater appreciation for the guts and internals of LMDE and the debian base.
by AK Dave
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 10 lacks support out of the box
Replies: 13
Views: 5117

Re: Mint 10 lacks support out of the box

As MS Office since 2007 has included native handling of ODF and PDF file formats, I have taken to distributing office-type documents in either of those formats whenever possible rather than in MS-specific formats and especially not ***x formats. The exception would be the occasional spreadsheet that...
by AK Dave
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: "The adventure of a Linux Mint installation Wednesday night"
Replies: 41
Views: 3542

Re: "The adventure of a Linux Mint installation Wednesday ni

Installing Mint is hardly an adventure for me. Insert CD or USB, reboot, click a few times, shazam! Reboot, install updates, reboot, tweak my post-install script, run script, reboot final time, addusers, test samba shares, test printer, test youtube, walk away from computer and leave it to my kids t...
by AK Dave
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: "Readyboost" like feature in next version of linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 3446

Re: "Readyboost" like feature in next version of linux mint

The "ReadyBoost" gimmick is easily created in any bog-standard linux. Simply: insert a suitable USB flash drive, partition it as /swap, and mount it as /swap. Presto! You can toggle it on and off if you want. You could script it so that when your "ReadyBoost" drive is inserted, i...
by AK Dave
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google competing against Songbird
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Google competing against Songbird

Looks like ordinary Windows iTunes, plus an overlay of something that might have come from Chrome. I wonder if this is what you get if you configure iTunes to use Chrome as a default browser. Does it freak out? The top and left of that are definately iTunes. No question in my mind about that. The mi...
by AK Dave
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Home Theatre / Media Center Comparisons
Replies: 19
Views: 9213

Re: Home Theatre / Media Center Comparisons

Which Blu-ray player with networking did you get? LG BD-390 It made my short list by virtue of -n wireless built-in. Then when I found a deal for one on Amazon for $258 that was the clincher. My feature wish-list didn't include the need to play games, as we're happy at home with a Wii. My brother w...

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