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by MtnDewManiac
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Old nVidia FX5200 AGP + Mint 14 Xfce = ISSUES
Replies: 10
Views: 3056

Re: Old nVidia FX5200 AGP + Mint 14 Xfce = ISSUES

Must be more to it than that. I have the 173 driver installed. Games crash when I try to play them now. Supertuxkart worked last OS, when I go to start a race now... Desktop. Also, in nVidia X Server Settings, my X Server Display Configuration panel displays: Unable to load X Server Display Configur...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Old nVidia FX5200 AGP + Mint 14 Xfce = ISSUES
Replies: 10
Views: 3056

Old nVidia FX5200 AGP + Mint 14 Xfce = ISSUES

Hello, Was so happy that Mint Xfce breathed new life/power into my laptop... for a few days. Booted it today and the fan sounded like my Escort did when the throwout bearing exploded, now it wants to melt. I have this old desktop, I think from 2002. It has an nVidia-type FX5200 or 5200FX (not sure w...
by MtnDewManiac
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Regular Firefox - Can I Add Beta Firefox? (a little wordy)
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Regular Firefox - Can I Add Beta Firefox? (a little word

Oh. Bummer on the "sharing." I wouldn't mind if it could read them, but if it used the same ones, sooner or later it'd end up writing to them, and with my luck, that's when the thing would break. Right now, my Microsoft Windows Firefox and my linux Firefox seem to be total and complete strangers, wi...
by MtnDewManiac
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Regular Firefox - Can I Add Beta Firefox? (a little wordy)
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Regular Firefox - Can I Add Beta Firefox? (a little wordy)

I must be getting old because I am not feeling particularly adventursome these days. But a year or three back, someone set my computer up so that I had both the stable (release?) version of Firefox and the Beta one, "side-by-side," if you will, so that they were separete entities - if I am not mista...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Request .SIG Help (Condensing It)
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: Request .SIG Help (Condensing It)

Okay, that sounds harmless - helpful, even. :D And I see (via the handy Flagfox add-on in Firefox) that its server is located in Arlington Heights (Chicago), IL, USoA and not in one of the areas of the world where I hear so much Internet scamming happens. I suppose it happens to some extent everywhe...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Request .SIG Help (Condensing It)
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: Request .SIG Help (Condensing It)

What is Pastebin? We call trash cans bins, so by its name it doesn't sound very encouraging. Also, I just clicked that link and the first thing I saw was a Google icon and a Facebook one. So I find myself asking, is it part of those two entities' attempt to get us all to roll over on our backs and p...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Pae" on AMD Athlon XP 2200+? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 5077

Re: "Pae" on AMD Athlon XP 2200+?

Thank you for your reply. Oh, okay, so PAE is an abbreviation for "physical address extensions," I did not realize that. I searched on the page I provided the link to for "pae" and there was nothing, but "physical address extension" is listed under the list of other features included in that CPU. Th...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Request .SIG Help (Condensing It)
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Request .SIG Help (Condensing It)

Hello fellow Mintopians, I have interacted on computer-support web-forums a time or two in the past, and I was told to include as much information about my computer as possible in my posts and that an excellent way to do so was to add that information to my .SIG. I have two computers, both (unfortun...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning: Mint PLUS Data? and 64-bit Question
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Partitioning: Mint PLUS Data? and 64-bit Question

True Linux file system never ever made sense to me. It has loosely guidelines on where thing go. But developers are allowed to do whatever they want making for pretty much a mess as filesystems go as far as I'm concerned. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love linux, not just the fact that it gives ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it best to install win8 or mint first in a dual boot sys?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Is it best to install win8 or mint first in a dual boot

I am not positive, but I think that when you install a Microsoft OS, it "helpfully" wipes out any other OS that if finds on the hard drive. Or at least the MBR (so you would no longer see linux even if it was still there). I have always been told to install Microsoft first , then fix your computer a...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need quick search ability in Thunar window
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Need quick search ability in Thunar window

Hi, This won't do a thing for your greater issue (quick-search ability in Thunar). But if you organize your music into directories with this structure: /home/rmcellig/Music/artist1/album1/songs /home/rmcellig/Music/artist1/album2/songs /home/rmcellig/Music/artist1/album3/songs /home/rmcellig/Music/a...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM14 plays videos slower than Win 7
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Re: LM14 plays videos slower than Win 7

Xfce is a good lightweight DE for LM14 (the version you are using). I'd give that a try. I'd like to add my vote for Xfce for your system in Linux Mint 14. I recently installed it, not because I wanted to - I had nothing against Xfce or Mint, just had never used either and was attempting to install...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Alt Codes Like Windows
Replies: 5
Views: 3003

Re: Alt Codes Like Windows

Use Ctrl+Shift+u and enter the unicode number. "ɸ" is Ctrl-Shift+u0278 for instance. That is a nice tip, thank you. I do not use those alt-key codes as much as those of you whose language makes regular use of some of those characters in your words, but I do use characters such as ¼, ½, ¾, °, and th...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Pae" on AMD Athlon XP 2200+? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 5077

"Pae" on AMD Athlon XP 2200+? [Solved]

I guess it's all in the subject title. I have two computers: An old HP laptop with the 32-bit OEM core2duo CPU that was slow and weak when new, maybe 2004 era, and a circa 2002 desktop that has an AMD Athlon XP 2200+ CPU, the one that runs at ~1800mHz (1792 mHz, actually). I'd really like to have th...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning: Mint PLUS Data? and 64-bit Question
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Partitioning: Mint PLUS Data? and 64-bit Question

Hi, Orbmiser, and thank you for your reply. When selecting where to install choose "Something Else" which allows you to create partitions. Gotcha, I always do that part. One solution is to have separate partition for /home from root. In which case 20gb for / "root" and rest as separate partition as ...
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning: Mint PLUS Data? and 64-bit Question
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Partitioning: Mint PLUS Data? and 64-bit Question

Hello, I am in a dreadful hurry at present and, therefore, will have to post my introduction later this evening (apologies). But I did wish to say THANK YOU to Clem and everyone responsible for linux Mint 14. I have to install Mint on a friend's new laptop. I am going with Xfce even though it is an ...

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