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by clatworthy
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install Qiana on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 A20
Replies: 21
Views: 3751

Re: Can't install Qiana on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 A20

Rashad Try this... sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics to install the synaptics driver. If it is missing it will load it, otherwise you will be advised that it is already installed. You need to open system settings > mouse and touchpad > touchpad and click yes to "enable touchpad&...
by clatworthy
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install Qiana on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 A20
Replies: 21
Views: 3751

Re: Can't install Qiana on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 A20

Rashad, Summary of what fernandocabral and I have done (with expert guidance from PatH57) to get the HP Pavillion 15 with Radeon graphics card running. Make sure you have chosen and burned a 64bit Mint 17 DVD Power on the laptop with F10 pressed to enter the BIOS settings Navigate to the “boot order...
by clatworthy
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't install Qiana on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 A20
Replies: 21
Views: 3751

[SOLVED] Can't install Qiana on Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 A20

Pat H 57 and fernandocabral, I cannot thank you two enough for this post. I am now a new owner of a brand spanking new HP Pavillion 15 and had exactly the same issues, boot to an MDM error message, X failing to start, etc, exactly as fernandocabral described. The holding down the TAB key during boot...
by clatworthy
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 240485

Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Brilliant stuff - well done you guys. I am not as brave as you and will wait for the repo version of LM13. :mrgreen:
by clatworthy
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 240485

Re: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Alex, this echoes my "guaranteed to fail" test from page 3 of this blog which others have tested with the same result. Here's my test - guaranteed to crash the system. Open Writer (not Calc), add a table, insert text into the cells, Ctrl C and Ctrl V a few times and hey presto, all you can...
by clatworthy
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 240485

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

I TRIED THIS SO YOU MUST NOT - IT LEFT ME WITH A COMPLETELY BUGGERED SYSTEM... =========================================================================== Instructions from http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/05/how-to-install-kernel-340-stable-on.html Linux Kernel 3.4.0 Installation (i386 & amd64) Ope...
by clatworthy
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 240485

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Okay, story so far, based on stuff from the web and various ubuntu/mint forums... 1) have amended LibreOffice so that in Tools>Options>View, the Graphics Output settings of "Use Hardware Acceleration" and "Use Anti-aliasing" are both de-selected. DID NOT FIX THE ISSUE 2) Updated ...
by clatworthy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 240485

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Hi kmb42vt, I am involved in a similar thread - http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=103726 - and two of us have NVIDIA but the other has an AMD video card. Worth trying to use the standard one I guess, but the NVIDIA driver is maked as tested by Linux Mint developers so presumably t...
by clatworthy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office
Replies: 46
Views: 14250

Re: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office

We are not alone. Thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=103054&p=587593&hilit=maya+freezes#p587593 covers all the things written in this thread. I have had no issues with LibreOffice Calc and ran happily for around 40 minutes updating a complicated spreadsheet. Opened W...
by clatworthy
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office
Replies: 46
Views: 14250

Re: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office

Vincent, Thanks for the suggestion. I did as you suggested but this has not fixed the problem. It has improved it a little however. The stability is much improved but using LibreOffice is almost useless. As a WinDoze user in work, I am used to saving frequently but this has got silly. I am saving af...
by clatworthy
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office
Replies: 46
Views: 14250

Re: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office

Okay, seems crazy but I have noticed that each hang makes the cooling fan go mad within 5 to 10 seconds of the hang. I can only assume this is due to looping making the chip heat up. Wild guess on my part but after 20 or so re-logons (CTRL|Alt|Backspace) I am getting used to the signs.

Cheers.
by clatworthy
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office
Replies: 46
Views: 14250

Re: linux mint13 cinnamon hang when open libre office

I think the Libre/Open/Office part is not the root cause. My laptop hung after 19 minutes with nothing going on at all. I turned my laptop on just before breakfast and came back to a non-functioning machine. Found this thread on the forum and posted this... inxi -Fc 0 System: Host: Onus-Compaq-Presa...
by clatworthy
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion for an easy access to CUPS
Replies: 1
Views: 2265

Suggestion for an easy access to CUPS

I have recently installed LM12/Gnome on my desktop and my laptop and have enjoyed the experience. However, changing the default printer from PDF to the actual printer has taken a while. I have also got rather bored trying to convince the printer settings that I use A4 paper. I came across a post on ...
by clatworthy
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Auto Hide taskbars!?!? how?!!? please!?
Replies: 17
Views: 4312

Re: Auto Hide taskbars!?!? how?!!? please!?

Trying to help "thevenerable"... I have only been using linux mint for two weeks - I have used Suse Linux for the past 5 years with KDE; and I now find myself using GNOME. My trick for success - keep it simple. I did not try to configure the thing into the next century, just left it plain ...
by clatworthy
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which new laptops will run Mint12?
Replies: 25
Views: 3226

Re: Which new laptops will run Mint12?

I have loaded Mint 12 Gnome onto a widescreen Compaq Presario (like the HP Pavillion I think) with an nVidia graphics card and it works a treat - you should have no problems with any other Compaq.

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