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by Losgann
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LXDE Distro?
Replies: 17
Views: 5535

Re: LXDE Distro?

I know someone who put PCLOS on all his computers, including the LXDE edition on his parents' older machine, and he says they think it's great and have no problems using it. I wasn't able to use PCLOS because of the wireless issue, but if it works on your hardware, then it seems like a good, solid d...
by Losgann
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LXDE Distro?
Replies: 17
Views: 5535

Re: LXDE Distro?

I installed LXDE on top of Mint 7 XFCE and it works great. However, some of the LXDE component applications (notably lxpanel and lxterminal) have old versions in the Ubuntu Jaunty repositories, with less functionality than the current versions, so I downloaded the DEB files for the latter from the D...
by Losgann
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally...
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Finally...

OK, I really don't think I want to hear any more about you dipping your oar into your wife's water! 8)
by Losgann
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well
Replies: 30
Views: 5226

Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installed and running well

lexon wrote: Mint has sold out to Google.
Er, how exactly has Linux Mint "sold out to Google"?
by Losgann
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Checking out Kubuntu 9.10
Replies: 52
Views: 8944

Re: Checking out Kubuntu 9.10

I've been trying out Kubuntu 9.10 the last couple of days. The only real inconvenience for me, which I mentioned in another thread, is increased boot time due to how long it takes to get to the GRUB menu. I posted about this in the Ubuntu forums and was told that this is a known issue with GRUB 2 wh...
by Losgann
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 9.10 "stable" release on virtualbox
Replies: 19
Views: 3232

Re: Ubuntu 9.10 "stable" release on virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my spare (read: for distro-hopping :D) hard drive on Thurdsday evening and have been playing around with it yesterday and today. Overall I like it, but honestly I don't think it's a spectacular improvement over 9.04. I mean, it's good, but it's not "WOW!". Like exploder, I...
by Losgann
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Replace LXDE Panel With Gnome Panel
Replies: 9
Views: 12323

Re: How To: Replace LXDE Panel With Gnome Panel

Agreed, this is interesting. I'd like to experiment with it, but is there any way to get the gnome panel without pulling in the entirety of the gnome desktop environment?
by Losgann
Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6596
Views: 883547

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Perusing this thread, I see my last post here was on page 25, so I thought I should contribute something! I just installed Mint 7 XFCE CE a few days ago, but today I've been experimenting with LXDE. I actually already posted these in another thread about LXDE in a different sub-section, but thought ...
by Losgann
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Just installed LXDE on Gloria.
Replies: 20
Views: 31370

Re: Just installed LXDE on Gloria.

Update: I installed LXDE on top of my new Mint 7 XFCE and have been playing around with it. Turns out yes, you can use Compiz with LXDE: here's a screenshot of my current LXDE desktop using Compiz for the window manager instead of Openbox. http://www.mermaid-productions.com/miscjunk/linux/lxde_scre...
by Losgann
Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Just installed LXDE on Gloria.
Replies: 20
Views: 31370

Re: Just installed LXDE on Gloria.

LXDE uses Openbox for the window manager, so I wouldn't remove Openbox if you want to use LXDE. :D It should be possible to run Compiz in LXDE (I've never tried, but I don't see why you shouldn't be able to) but as Compiz is also a window manager, you would essentially be running Compiz in place of ...
by Losgann
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Shoutout to Merlwiz
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Shoutout to Merlwiz

Hi Merlwiz,

I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with Mint 7 XFCE. I've just installed it and it's absolutely great. Thank you very much for all your time and effort! Stellar job.
by Losgann
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 7 boot issues with USB wireless adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Mint 7 boot issues with USB wireless adapter

Linksys WUSB54G.

I didn't have any problems with it in Mint 5 or Mint 6. It's an older adapter, and requires ndiswrapper to make it work, but until now it has never caused any problems with booting.
by Losgann
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 7 boot issues with USB wireless adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Mint 7 boot issues with USB wireless adapter

Hello all, I've just installed Mint 7 KDE CE to try it out. For some reason, when I was trying to boot the live DVD, it would start to load and then just freeze and I could do nothing but reboot. Eventually I tried removing some peripherals and when I unplugged my USB wireless adapter, then it boote...
by Losgann
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE

Well, I tried using the version 180 NVIDIA driver, I tried adding "Modes" lines to my xorg.conf, and nothing made any difference. I did a lot of googling and ploughing through the Ubuntu forums yesterday. Apparently there are a quite a few people having various issues with NVIDIA cards and Ubuntu 8....
by Losgann
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE

So I don't have to remove the 177 driver first? If I mark the 180 driver for installation it will automatically remove the 177 driver first? I'm away from home at the moment (checking the forum on my lunch break!) but when I get home tonight I'll try that. Thanks for the suggestion.
by Losgann
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE

I removed the "Option 'DynamicTwinView' 'False'" line that Husse suggested from xorg.conf and rebooted, so I can use nvidia-settings to set the screen resolution now. However, the highest available resolution it offers me is 1152x864. Which is better than 1024x768, but still, my monitor's native res...
by Losgann
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE

So should I go in and add some of these modes? I'm dual booting Mint and Windows XP; the Windows NVIDIA settings menu gives me a long list of screen resolutions and refresh rates, I could look there to get modes that my video chip supports, and then reboot into mint and add them to my xorg.conf. Or ...
by Losgann
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE

Hej Husse Thanks for the response. Things are slightly better now, but still not right. I removed the NVIDIA drivers, and followed McLovin's advice in another thread (I missed the fact that there was a separate thread for graphics/display issues, so please feel free to move my post there if need be)...
by Losgann
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

NVIDIA chip/resolution problem in Mint 6 XFCE CE

Hello, So I just did a fresh install of Mint 6 XFCE, and after building the NVIDIA driver (my mobo has an on-board GeForce 7025 graphics chip) in EnvyNG and rebooting, I have only 640x480 screen resolution under NVIDIA settings, which is even lower than the 800x600 resolution I got from VESA while t...
by Losgann
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Linux Mint Studio
Replies: 96
Views: 38652

Re: Linux Mint Studio

I just stumbled across this thread -- a Mint Studio (or "Mint Artist" version, I like that name!) would be so fabulous. When I first started looking into Linux, I was drawn to Ubuntu Studio because I'm an electronic musician and very keen to explore the possibilities of a Linux-based DAW for recordi...

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