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by Oceanwatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

Actually, nothing happened for a few days now until your message :-) So I am thinking of leaving it alone. Nothing productive has happened for a LONG time. Wjile we have debated if there is something wrong AT ALL, other projects (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, KDE among others) have started what they call brainst...
by Oceanwatcher
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

When you cannot just go to a manufacturer's website, find a driver, "download and click", you need to blame the manufacturer and not linux. When you learn to do this, we can have a meaningful discussion. I do not feel like blaming anyone. Blaming usually puts people in defense mode and do not lead ...
by Oceanwatcher
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

But no, you want something for nothing. You're too lazy to do the work yourself, and too cheap to hire someone else to do it, so there is nothing left for you but to complain. This is what it usually comes down to - when people say there is more to be done, you resort to personal attacks. Oh, well....
by Oceanwatcher
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

Mint 6 Xfce CE simply works as it should. I now have it on 5 computers, laptops and desktops, and everything works. I am bored. I have never gone so long in Linux with nothing to do. Never tried the Xfce version. Boring is exactly what it should be :D A computer should never be about the OS, it is ...
by Oceanwatcher
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

Work as it should to me means, uh.. just work! If I have audio coming out of the speakers and audio going into the computer with the programs I am using, by my definision it works as it should. If I loose sound in one program by using another program, things do not work. I am sure there will be some...
by Oceanwatcher
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

Oceanwatcher Are you expecting all of these things for free? Isn't that a bit arrogant? :mrgreen: Actually, no. I do not expect all those things for free. I would actually pay for it if it worked as it should. On the other hand - just because it is free, should we stand around and smile instead of ...
by Oceanwatcher
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

Oceanwatcher: linux is for people who are smart enough to use it. Only you can decide if you're smart enough. Is that arrogant? Is that elitist? I don't care. Lol - good one. Well, sir. You are entitled to your opinion. I think Linux is way past the club of people that want to keep it only for the ...
by Oceanwatcher
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be
Replies: 79
Views: 11564

Re: 10 things to fix to make Mint what what we need it to be

It is a choice thing. You will find much of that in Linux. It is a source of confusion for many users coming from Windows who are not used to having so many choices. One size does not fit all. :-) You know, that argument could go the other way too... It is a little arrogant to say that Linux is the...
by Oceanwatcher
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 34501

Re: Mint Home Server

Sorry for being too technical, but sometimes it is needed to "iron" out things. Hopefully, after a lot more researching, we can have something that is both easy to install and easy to configure, even for those that do not run servers for a living or have a special interest in doing so. The idea is t...
by Oceanwatcher
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 34501

Re: Mint Home Server

If you need any assistance installing/configuring OpenGroupware please post on our lists. CalDAV support of trunk has been tested with Lightning 0.8 I have been looking at some groupware solutions and they are either not very active, or they are WAY too complicated and bloated. You can not be every...
by Oceanwatcher
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 34501

Re: Mint Home Server

Seems like this is not the only place people discuss GUI for servers. I found this thread: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/68/ Could not avoid putting in a vote and a comment :-) When I started reading the thread, I really did not think the idea would survive. But to my surprise, a lot of very und...
by Oceanwatcher
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 34501

Re: Mint Home Server

We've had our mint server active for over a month now with no problems. Eventually we will go for a more lightweight version of Mint (fluxbox...etc) when it comes time to upgrade knowledge tree again. The performance is good now, and should improve upon upgrade. This is really great news! I have my...
by Oceanwatcher
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 34501

Re: Mint Home Server

I want a GUI because I want it to be as simple to operate as possible for anyone with just a minimum of computer and network knowledge. It is great to be able to run it headless and to be able to remotecontrol it through VNC. But it is important to keep things a similar to the desktop Mint as possib...
by Oceanwatcher
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint Home Server
Replies: 48
Views: 34501

Re: Mint Home Server

Has anyone tried these tools? http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-server-administration-tools-gui.html I am going to try to install and see if it will work. Looks very interesting and would be a great basis for a GUI for the server. Does anyone know of similar admin software for LAMP? That is - NOT we...
by Oceanwatcher
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Windows networking - what it should have been
Replies: 50
Views: 7488

Re: Windows networking - what it should have been

Just for the record - the solution I am using now works - Smb4K. Just hope the next version of Mint will have this fixed so I do not need this app anymore. I do not need to set up any sharing on Samba yet. That is a totally different problem. The problem here was to reach a share on a Windows comput...
by Oceanwatcher
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB stopped working
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: USB stopped working

Thank you for the links. I will check. Not on that PC right now, but will be later. The drive is externally powered. You know, it COULD be a problem with the power in the house... But that is something I will have to investigate further. The USB card has been working fine for years. I got these prob...
by Oceanwatcher
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB stopped working
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: USB stopped working

I happened to notice something that made me enter a comment in another thread, but it really belong here, so I'll copy some of the info: hitting CTRL+ALT+F1 suddenly got me a terminal window running full screen with the same message scrolling. [18535.xxxxxx] hub 3-0:1-0 : over-current change on port...
by Oceanwatcher
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Ease of setting up dual monitors on Linux Mint Elyssa..
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Ease of setting up dual monitors on Linux Mint Elyssa..

Sorry for that. I should have mentioned the thread with the USB problems, although for me it ended in total frustration and what I am doing now is mounting the drive on a Windows XP PC and using Smb4K to log onto that PC and pull the files I need over... http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?...
by Oceanwatcher
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Windows networking - what it should have been
Replies: 50
Views: 7488

Re: Windows networking - what it should have been

Thank you for the tip. And advice noted. I am not always carrying my soapbox :D
by Oceanwatcher
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Ease of setting up dual monitors on Linux Mint Elyssa..
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Ease of setting up dual monitors on Linux Mint Elyssa..

Solution a seems simpler, I'm afraid I can't help you more (change back is Alt +F7) Oops - I think it's Ctrl+Alt+F1 As the log out/log in routine works for me, I never tried switching session or whatever you would call it. Until today. Curious as always, I started hitting a few buttons. Hitting Alt...

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