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by caerolle
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: How update ia32-libs & ia32-libs-gtk (transitional packets)
Replies: 6
Views: 2970

Re: How update ia32-libs & ia32-libs-gtk (transitional packe

I use ia32-multiarch to run 32-bit programs. Now even this says it is transitional, so I am not surprised the older ia32's are not working.
by caerolle
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: firewall settings [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: firewall settings

You will have to enable gufw every time you boot, yes. Just open gufw, and click on 'Unlock' in the bottom-right corner. It will open a pop-up for your password, then you can change things in gufw. Here is a link on gufw: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gufw And another with more detail, which has...
by caerolle
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: some questions about linux
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: some questions about linux

Well, you certainly have a lot to learn about Linux, and Linux communities. I don't understand most of your complaints, but I will try to address the one I do, firewalls. Are you aware of ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall) and gufw (the GUI version of ufw). These both are part of a standard Mint install, ...
by caerolle
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MATE vs CINNAMON vs KDE
Replies: 26
Views: 76349

Re: MATE vs CINNAMON vs KDE

If you want lots of effects and flexibility, but not a lot of overhead, I would recommend Enlightenment. However, last time I tried the e17 package in the Mint repo with my Mint 13 (Maya) install, it reliably seg-faulted every time I tried to do anything past logging in. It could have been an issue...
by caerolle
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MATE vs CINNAMON vs KDE
Replies: 26
Views: 76349

Re: MATE vs CINNAMON vs KDE

If you want lots of effects and flexibility, but not a lot of overhead, I would recommend Enlightenment. However, last time I tried the e17 package in the Mint repo with my Mint 13 (Maya) install, it reliably seg-faulted every time I tried to do anything past logging in. It could have been an issue ...
by caerolle
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm seriously considering switching to Linux Mint....
Replies: 23
Views: 6654

Re: I'm seriously considering switching to Linux Mint....

jc,

Those are certainly some good reasons! Although I haven't had anyone steal my identity, I can relate to the rest. Good luck making the switch!

caerolle :)
by caerolle
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm seriously considering switching to Linux Mint....
Replies: 23
Views: 6654

Re: I'm seriously considering switching to Linux Mint....

So, why do you want to switch to Mint? It seems you have a long list of reasons NOT to switch! Unless you are willing to spend quite a lot of time trying to make things work, and it will take a lot of time, even if just to track down and install all the new apps you need, and learn how to use them, ...
by caerolle
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mother's first experience with Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon)
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Re: Mother's first experience with Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon)

W3.3: "It reminds me of the blue screen of death, and it makes me feel like I need to buy you a new computer." This one was beyond funny! I loved seeing you stumped, too! ;) These vids are so charming! You two are so funny together. Thanks so much to making them, I have really enjoyed watc...
by caerolle
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mother's first experience with Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon)
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Re: Mother's first experience with Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon)

Looked at the Ubuntu one. That is the number one thing I hate about Unity, is the disconnected toolbar. I have apps/windows open all over the screen, want my menus at the window, NOT at the top of the screen! I can't wait to see how your Mum does with Mint, I am thinking she is going to be delighted...
by caerolle
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mother's first experience with Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon)
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Re: Mother's first experience with Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon)

The Mint one says it is currently unavailable, but I watched the W8 one. I will check back to see if the Mint one becomes available. The W8 one was very interesting in s lot of ways! I do have one comment, STOP SNICKERING AT YOUR MUM! She is being such an awesome sport, and very good-natured. I prob...
by caerolle
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: moving on from Linux Mint 11
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: moving on from Linux Mint 11

I am surprised Vincent didn't say this, so I will: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WHATEVER you do, separate homes, anything, back up ALL your user-generated files before you do any new installations! (It's not a bad idea even before a major update/upgrade.) Mint actually has a nice simple back-up utility that...
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forums being dodgy?
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: Forums being dodgy?

They were just jealous of your awesome avi! ;)
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Let's talk about desktop environments.
Replies: 64
Views: 13480

Re: Let's talk about desktop environments.

True, remoulder. Maybe we'll be reduced to scouring abandoned buildings like in the apocalyptic movies, to find hardware in 10 years. If so, I guess I'll have to find another hobby. I'll miss Linux, though.
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Let's talk about desktop environments.
Replies: 64
Views: 13480

Re: Let's talk about desktop environments.

remoulder, I do agree with you and Miguel de Icaza any chance there ever was for Linux to be a mainstream desktop is long lost. I will go beyond what he says about 'technical fields' and say that in my field, isolation and characterization of proteins, it's non-existent. Everything is Windows based,...
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Let's talk about desktop environments.
Replies: 64
Views: 13480

Re: Let's talk about desktop environments.

Well, I guess that experiment is being started right now. We'll see how that works.
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SSD for Dummies Quick Question
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: SSD for Dummies Quick Question

Yes, use ext4. It doesn't take care of the other things, in fact some of them are needed partially b/c ext4 is a 'journaling' file system; earlier versions, such as ext2, weren't, but ext4 really is best to use. The '0' and '1' are actually other fields in the fstab, it is not part of the field you ...
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Let's talk about desktop environments.
Replies: 64
Views: 13480

Re: Let's talk about desktop environments.

Personally, I love all the options available with Linux. Beyond the basic requirement of being willing to work and learn, and not just use, you can find or build pretty much anything you want. I started with MATE, was great while I learned, tried KDE and hated it, went back to MATE, found it had too...
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SSD for Dummies Quick Question
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: SSD for Dummies Quick Question

Vincent, when I was setting mine up I read a lot of how-to's, and this post by you was by far the best! Thanks so much for all the help you give us here!

caerolle :)
by caerolle
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SSD for Dummies Quick Question
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: SSD for Dummies Quick Question

Really, you all may be going a bit overboard on SSD panic. ;) I have a Samsung 830 128 GB, have used it for a couple of months, and really have no complaints. On the other hand, I can't see that it is noticeably faster than my 1TB SATA III HDD. I mostly like it b/c it is easy to take in and out of m...
by caerolle
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon-Xfce
Replies: 8
Views: 8340

Re: Cinnamon-Xfce

Or, if you want to install KDE graphically, with a bit more info and context provided, use the Software Manager or Synaptic. Really, you can have several DEs (desktop environments) installed, then just click the 'sessions' button (the middle one) on the login screen to select the one you want to use...

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