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by neon_overload
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Slow boot
Replies: 17
Views: 4361

Re: Slow boot

http://wiki.debian.org/BootProcessSpeedup NO, I must recommend DO NOT follow that advice. That link is (very) old. It's from before Squeeze. When Lenny was the current stable (2009-2011) you could optionally upgrade to dash as system shell and use insserv to have a dependency-based boot. It wasn't ...
by neon_overload
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 10374

Re: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon

The main difference is /etc/fonts/conf.d is system-wide, whereas ~/.fonts.conf only applies to that user.

I presume (though I haven't tried with a .fonts.conf) that they both have the same caveat - that it still doesn't make cinnamon settings or gnome-tweak-tool's setting have any effect.
by neon_overload
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 10374

Re: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon

Workaround found! Note: workaround has side-effects. Enable the 10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf in /etc/fonts/conf.d by simlinking it into that folder from /etc/fonts/conf.avail Change takes effect immediately (well, after a 1 second delay) - there doesn't seem to be a need to be a need to restart any service...
by neon_overload
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 10374

Re: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon

Completely forgot to mention: sub-pixel rendering works fine in MATE. It's only gnome 3 (gnome-shell/cinnamon) where it doesn't work. Noticed a fair few differences between Debian testing and LMDE's /etc/fonts/conf.d. However, I have no idea if it's related. All the settings in there look sensible t...
by neon_overload
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 10374

Re: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon

After lots of testing I can report - Problem does not occur in a recent Debian Testing (wheezy) - Problem does not occur in Mint 12 Lisa - Problem occurs in both Gnome 3/gnome-shell and Gnome 3/Cinnamon - Problem occurs using either Cinnamon settings or gnome-tweak-tool Description: No sub-pixel fon...
by neon_overload
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Mirrors (UP4)
Replies: 13
Views: 5702

Re: LMDE Mirrors (UP4)

Thanks for the clarification clem - when it comes down to it I'm grateful for such a good "managed" version of Debian testing that I feel I can continually update rather than do a full reinstall a certain junctions, plus the flexibility of being able to switch over or pull packages directly from Deb...
by neon_overload
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 184676

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Ah crap, this topic is 37 pages already so I doubt many people are going to read this. People don't quite understand that with Linux, you don't just go out and buy applications for it like Microsoft Office, etc and install them. With Linux, almost all the applications you need to run with it are ava...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE and Mint 12 Gnome dual install (SOLVED, for now...)
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: LMDE and Mint 12 Gnome dual install

If you have the slightest amount of doubt about what you're doing with partitions, make sure all your data is backed up. In fact, it's a good idea to make sure all your data is backed up anyway. The LMDE installer will let you choose which partitions, etc to use. Probably all you'll have to do is, w...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Preview Sound Files in LMDE
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Preview Sound Files in LMDE

Do you know which desktop environment you're using now? If not, maybe you've been moved to gnome-shell. Try installing mate-desktop-environment and selecting it at the login screen after clicking on your username. Without knowing the real solution that's all I can suggest since MATE is similar enoug...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Thinking of switching, have a few ?s
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Thinking of switching, have a few ?s

LMDE does include Software Centre. But it is a free, unbranded version of it. It doesn't contain anything Ubuntu-specific and you can't manage "purchases" with it. Can't comment on Lotus Notes/Sametime. That page you linked to implies that Debian testing (which LMDE is based on) does indeed have an ...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Customize login window in Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Customize login window in Cinnamon

The login window is part of "gdm3". Stands for Gnome Desktop Manager. This may help: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=60853 Not all those suggestions are *great* suggestions, but gdm3 is not easily customised. Another way to customise it could be to try and install another desktop m...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: god awful new interface
Replies: 23
Views: 3655

Re: god awful new interface

Upon upgrading to UP4 the interface will be changed to gnome-shell for most users. Which is unfortunate, because a) it's so completely different to the previous Gnome-2 based interface, b) a lot of people "hate" it passionately (I don't hate it, but it's not my first choice) and c) because it's not ...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Slow boot
Replies: 17
Views: 4361

Re: Slow boot

J.Jay. FWIW IMO debian is just a slow booting distro, you have to live with it or leave it. On my computer typical times are 40 seconds to get to a login screen and 20 seconds after login to get to a desktop. I just did a fresh install of Debian Testing and instead of 75 seconds to a desktop with L...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE . . . . . . . . . pauses
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: LMDE . . . . . . . . . pauses

Initially I thought maybe you were running from a slow USB flash stick or something. Like you I agree that it sounds like a HDD issue at this stage. It sounds suspiciously like an HDD that is developing some initial problems. Remember to back up your data! Also, a HDD problem is not necessarily caus...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Kernel 3.2 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: Kernel 3.2 questions

Debian themselves make changes to the kernel though. A lot of this consists of back-porting certain bug fixes and device support from newer kernels. Debian's changelogs for the kernel packages can tell you more.
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: SOLVED: Removing Computer and Home shortcuts from Desktop
Replies: 2
Views: 2957

Re: Removing Computer and Home shortcuts from Desktop

Are you using MATE, Cinnamon or Gnome-shell? If you're using Cinnamon, it's right under the Cinnamon settings under "Desktop". If you're using MATE, it should work like it did in Gnome 2, but mate uses a separate set of gconf-* tools (such as mate-conf-editor). Not sure about dconf- Others may be ab...
by neon_overload
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 10374

No sub-pixel font rendering in Gnome3 or Cinnamon

Hello, Using Cinnamon's font settings, the "RGB" font smoothing option has no effect. Fonts appear identical to when "Grayscale" is chosen. Upon close inspection, Cinnamon isn't doing any sub-pixel rendering throughout its interface. I have tried this both in Virtualbox on my work PC under its virtu...
by neon_overload
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Mirrors (UP4)
Replies: 13
Views: 5702

Re: LMDE Mirrors (UP4)

I just don't want new users to get the impression that whatever is currently in Debian's repos will be in Mint's repos. It was originally intended for updates to be approximately a month apart, so that there wouldn't ever be much more than a month's difference between the packages in Debian testing...
by neon_overload
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide
Replies: 123
Views: 142473

Re: Nvidia Graphics Drivers - Install Guide

worked perfectly :D if there is a kernel upgrade though will it break it? The benefit of using the DKMS package (nvidia-kernel-dkms) is that when you upgrade your kernel, it should automatically trigger a re-compile of that DKMS module for the new kernel if necessary, just like it did when you inst...
by neon_overload
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: best source for wine
Replies: 26
Views: 5778

Re: best source for wine

The reason there is no official wine in Mint is that it was removed from Debian testing part way through 2011 and hasn't been re-added since. This was due to build problems due to unsatisfied build dependencies or something. Wine support in Debian has been "troubled" for years now, either packaging ...

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