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by Skara Brae
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: LMDE 2 "Betsy" Archive
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 7392

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

I run Mint 17.3 MATE on my main computer, LMDE2 and Debian "jessie" in dual-boot on my old Core2Duo machine. LMDE2 indeed "looks like" Debian more than it does Mint, but I don't think that LMDE2 is really harder to use than Mint. As for Debian - I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Debian. ...
by Skara Brae
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] mint-artwork-common > dpkg error - attn: DEVS [SOLVED]
Replies: 40
Views: 6591

Re: [SOLVED] mint-artwork-common > dpkg error - attn: DEVS [SOLVED]

Running 17.3 "Rosa" MATE here (ever since Ubuntu went Unity < barf >), and I had the same "error" message only 10 minutes ago or so. Following the explanation of scubajeff on updating dpkg, I was able to successfully download and install the "mint-artwork-common" package. kriske@rosa ~ $ inxi -Sz Sy...
by Skara Brae
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Can I Sell Linux Mint on Amazon?
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

Re: How Can I Sell Linux Mint on Amazon?

After reading this, I am a bit confused. Can one sell Linux Mint to make a profit, or not? How can those "special edition" DVD's on Amazon be proprietary software? I thought opensource (or free software, or whatever I am supposed to call it) was supposed to stay opensource? Is Linux Mint not opensou...
by Skara Brae
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 17 is huge!! A dream OS!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7599

Re: Linux Mint 17 is huge!! A dream OS!!

Gimp is good but very complex for the average user. :mrgreen: I have read that the GIMP devs make it so complex on purpose: they want to attract more "power users" (and get rid of the average user like myself). GIMP - "Great Irritating Miserable Program" (no offense, GIMP developers...). Pinta is g...
by Skara Brae
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Net Install? [Idea]
Replies: 21
Views: 12973

Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

My parents have an old Compaq machine that didn't have a DVD-drive. Before I could install Mint xfce on their PC (to replace Windows XP), I had to remove a DVD-drive from my old PC and install that into their computer (both PC's are IDE, not SATA, so buying a SATA drive was no option, nor was instal...
by Skara Brae
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Feedback from a new user of mint.
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Feedback from a new user of mint.

I have had Linux since 2007, and paritioning is even for me something I have to keep my full attention with. Even though it is not that very hard (if you keep your attention with it, and if you first read all about partitioning - that's what I did too, long ago), but nm2014 has a point. If they have...
by Skara Brae
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux mint support ends
Replies: 18
Views: 3026

Re: Linux mint support ends

I'm not sure I understand the comment about having to install Linux every year or so. If you choose to install every new release, yes, you'll do an install once or even twice per year. I find it "wrong" to release a new version every X months. This computer I have now is a couple of years old, and ...
by Skara Brae
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Got my parents hooked on Linux Mint :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Got my parents hooked on Linux Mint :-)

Well, after having had Linux Mint myself for a couple of years now (after Canonical started with Gnome 3, sadly for me, but luckily for Mint), I got my parents hooked on Linux Mint :-) Okay, seriously. My parents, both early 60s now, have an old Compaq "Evo D510". OEM, so not much tweaking to do wit...
by Skara Brae
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install eID on Linuxmint Olivia (Cinnamon Ed.)
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: How to install eID on Linuxmint Olivia (Cinnamon Ed.)

<bump>
Whoa, thank you, xenopeek and fdegroote. It works like a charm (I don't use my e-ID to fill in my taxes).
I followed the instructions to get my card reader to work at an old HP dc5100 that's running Mint xfce, XP and Crunchbang, and it works perfectly.
by Skara Brae
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Western Digital Green Drives?
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: Western Digital Green Drives?

AlbertP, thank you very much for the fast reply: I will take a look at that.
-Edit: and in Mint 13? I'm running at the aforementioned PC.
by Skara Brae
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Western Digital Green Drives?
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: Western Digital Green Drives?

BUMP , kind of. Last week, I installed MInt 13 at a PC with a brand new 1 TB WD "Green". Today I accidentally read lots of messages on forums about the same thing: WD Green drives not being good/the best for Linux. [url]http://www.instantfundas.com/2011/12/intellipark-makes-western-digital-green.ht...
by Skara Brae
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Making Mate look like Gnome 2?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Making Mate look like Gnome 2?

Greetings Mint 'ers, After seeing screenshots of a distro called "Salix" (never heard of it), I am wondering if it were possible to make Linux Mint "Mate" look like Gnome 2. I see from those screenshots of "Salix" that the Mate version looks like Gnome 2. I am not even considering getting rid of Min...
by Skara Brae
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: MATE does not remember mp4 as file extension
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: MATE does not remember mp4 as file extension

Maybe a useless question, but - what if you right-click on an mp4 and choose "properties" (That's how it works in Windows, too) and then VLC Media Player? Double-clicking on an mp4 now starts VLC automatically; before, it used to be "Movie player". Or starting the Control Center and then choosing "P...
by Skara Brae
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Solution to mounting internal floppy drive Linux Mint Nadia:
Replies: 9
Views: 7226

Re: Solution to mounting internal floppy drive Linux Mint Na

Another [bump]. The BIOS shows no "disabling" any floppy drive. It does show this external USB floppy drive/CF/SD drive that I have. That is probably not the cause of that error. My fstab file has a reference to /dev/sde - a floppy drive (Gee, I can't remember such "technical" Linux stuff, I'll hav...
by Skara Brae
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mate14 Unable to Mount Floppy Disk
Replies: 11
Views: 7770

Re: [SOLVED] Mate14 Unable to Mount Floppy Disk

Sorry to just barge in, but I, too, have that annoying "Unable to mount floppy disk" after logging in to Mint 14 (Mate"). mateconf-editor: /apps/caja/preferences/media_automount What exactly does this do? Short description: Whether to automatically mount media Long description: If set to true, then ...
by Skara Brae
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need a swap partition?
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: Do I need a swap partition?

Just for fun, I have opened all the programs in the "All" list :) System Monitor says that 2.6 Gb of my 4 Gb RAM are used. Swap is 4.8 Mb "full" (of the 4 Gb that were automatically made during install - a bit much for swap, but what the heck). So, with everything open, 2.6 of 4 Gb RAM is used, and ...
by Skara Brae
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Solution to mounting internal floppy drive Linux Mint Nadia:
Replies: 9
Views: 7226

Re: Solution to mounting internal floppy drive Linux Mint Na

[bump], if I may.

My new PC - running "Nadia" since a few weeks - too shows the "Unable to mount floppy disk" after logging in. Following Brahim's tip, I however get the error that the "Module floppy does not exist in /proc/modules".

What now?
by Skara Brae
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noticeably Better Performance With This System?
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Noticeably Better Performance With This System?

Long ago, I, too, got my hands on an old SFF computer by HP (a "Vectra VL420"). Everything got replaced throughout the years, except the processor and the cooler. It is still running fine (although internet is slow - Flash anyone?). Tinker123, with a bit of luck, that machine will run well for many ...
by Skara Brae
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: State of virus scanners on Linux?
Replies: 28
Views: 22576

Re: State of virus scanners on Linux?

I am not going to install a virus scanner, because Windows users (which I am, too, for the record) are too "careless". As a Windows user, I am not careless. (Well, usually I am not :P But if I ever get a virus, then I will blame only myself.) At my Windows computers, I have had a virus scanner only ...
by Skara Brae
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: You're missing out...
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: You're missing out...

How strange. After I couldn't install "Maya" (Mint) at my new PC last year, I tried Fedora 17 just for fun. It worked, but it has Gnome 3, and I "hated" it from the first login. How strange that some people love Gnome 3, while others "hate" it. I loved Gnome 2 (or xfce, which is Gnome 2's twin). I t...

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