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by nebcanuck
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)

Lumenary: I read your "missive" and found it interesting. I'm not really ready to cast judgment on Shell just yet... testing it in Lucid Lynx shows me that it's quite unique, quite usable... and still lacking in polish. But it's a new direction, has a lot of potential, and, as you pointed ...
by nebcanuck
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What if I upgrade to Lucid
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: What if I upgrade to Lucid

If you're referring to upgrading the Karmic repos to Lucid while running Linux Mint, the effect will be to upgrade your whole system, because all of the packages in Lucid's repos will be newer than the ones in Mint's. There could be some system breakage if you do a dist-upgrade at that point, althou...
by nebcanuck
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)

I've tried it out and there's still some stuff lacking. But I think that's really my point:strong panel-specific tools will become irrelevant soon. So what do you do, if one of your distribution's distinguishing features is those strong panel-specific tools? Lucid Lynx looks like it will be an excel...
by nebcanuck
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Re: Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)

Certainly no need to worry. But it's still worth thinking ahead! The implications of the Shell switch are pretty major, and to me it's an intriguing question as to what's going to happen to projects like Mint Menu and the distributions that are built around them! Mostly, I'm a vision-oriented thinke...
by nebcanuck
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)
Replies: 8
Views: 1451

Future of Mint Menu? (and other such apps)

So as I test out the supposed future of Gnome, that being Gnome Shell, I wonder: What is to become of distribution-specific enhancements that depend on Gnome Panel? For example, under Ubuntu, the notification-applet has become all the rage and is taking over all of the functionality that used to be ...
by nebcanuck
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE with alternative to plasma?
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: KDE with alternative to plasma?

Actually, running the development version of Ubuntu, I see that nautilus now has the ability to remove the side pane. Not that that affects the overall interface of Gnome much! :D
by nebcanuck
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: SOLVED: Multiple instances of an app in ONE taskbar icon?
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: SOLVED: Multiple instances of an app in ONE taskbar icon?

Glad I could help! I've always been a fan of Gnome over KDE, partly because I like testing development versions of distros. I've always found KDE to have more show-stopping bugs than Gnome. Of course, I'm still a little uncertain about the future of Gnome, but we'll see. Shell doesn't particularly i...
by nebcanuck
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: SOLVED: Multiple instances of an app in ONE taskbar icon?
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Multiple instances of an app in ONE taskbar icon?

Hi dpierce! To group windows in the gnome taskbar, right-click on the dotted line to the left of the windows list and select preferences. Under this, there should be the option to "always group windows" or "group windows when space is limited". Thanks goes to Lifehacker, http://l...
by nebcanuck
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Keep Gimp in Mint 9!
Replies: 58
Views: 10403

Re: Keep Gimp in Mint 9!

Personally I love gimp and use it on Windows as well, as opposed to a free(free as in stolen) PS. But I think a LiveCD should be just that, something that is solely used for one/two purposes. One: installing Mint/Ubuntu. (obvious) and Secondly this is the important one: As a recovery/tool disk. The...
by nebcanuck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HELP NEEDED ON OFFLINE SOFTWARE INSTALLATION[solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: HELP NEEDED ON OFFLINE SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

I'm not quite sure what you're asking so far as installing packages without installing the dependencies goes. As far as I know, you always need to have the dependencies installed in order to install (or at least to install and run) the packages in Linux. As for the reason why Linux developers don't ...
by nebcanuck
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] I broke Firefox trying to replace Shiretoko
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: I broke Firefox trying to replace Shiretoko

Try entering into a terminal:

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get install -f
And then installing mint-meta-main again?
by nebcanuck
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] New items not appearing in Mint Menu
Replies: 12
Views: 3608

Re: New items not appearing in Mint Menu

Clem released a fix to the bug this morning. Working for me!

Thanks again, Clem!
by nebcanuck
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] New items not appearing in Mint Menu
Replies: 12
Views: 3608

Re: New items not appearing in Mint Menu

I've begun experiencing the same thing in my MintMenu. Going to file a bug under Launchpad if it's not there already.
by nebcanuck
Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Dropboxed! account offering
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Mint Dropboxed! account offering

Dropbox is a great little client for sharing items. I've uploaded my Mint 8 iso into my dropbox, and created a folder for sharing. Anyone who runs dropbox and would prefer this as an alternative to direct download or bittorrent can respond here or PM me and I'll add you to the folder! If we get enou...
by nebcanuck
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: mint 7 on a netbook
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: mint 7 on a netbook

Sorry, link was broken in my other post. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper That should help explain how to use NDISwrapper, which allows you to use Windows wireless drivers on Linux. You be most concerned with sections 3.4 and 3.5, since those detail how to install and lo...
by nebcanuck
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Control Center
Replies: 0
Views: 747

Mint Control Center

I've been running Mint 8 since the RC came out, and it's another excellent release. The only issues I've heard popping up so far are for people using the upgrade path instead of a clean install, which seemed to be an issue for Karmic Koala users as well. The release of Mint wraps up the major releas...
by nebcanuck
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Keep Gimp in Mint 9!
Replies: 58
Views: 10403

Re: Keep Gimp in Mint 9!

That means that it would be possible to keep Gimp and remove gimp-help; remove eog and f-spot and replace them with gthumb, and still free more space on the cd than you would by removing gimp (25 vs. 22 MB freed). Good to know, although I suppose one might say removing gimp-help would be bad for a ...
by nebcanuck
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: mint 7 on a netbook
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: mint 7 on a netbook

From Ubuntu forums at http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8272357 Do you have the realtek wireless NIC? If so I got it working by installing ndisgtk,(gui for ndiswrapper). Make sure you use the driver found at the Samsung website for the nic, not the one from realtek. [...] Have a loo...
by nebcanuck
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mini Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: Mini Mint

Either way, it has been talked about in other discussions, and the general conclusion is that a minimalist desktop is outside of the goals of Linux Mint. There are plenty of minimalist distributions out there that do a fine job for more advanced users. Mint is more about reaching out to new users an...
by nebcanuck
Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Keep Gimp in Mint 9!
Replies: 58
Views: 10403

Re: Keep Gimp in Mint 9!

I saw this issue come up on the Ubuntu site and was a bit confused. I've thought about it some, and tried to read the different posts I come across about it on both forums, but I don't immediately see a compelling reason to remove GIMP from the initial install. To say it is too complicated for the a...

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