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by uzername
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The funny side of Linux command line
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Re: The funny side of Linux command line

Haha, these are great. Thanks for posting them. 8)
by uzername
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB External DAC for Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 4674

Re: USB External DAC for Sound

Is the snd_usb_audio module loaded? (lsmod |grep usb)
by uzername
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Testimonials
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Testimonials

How about in the [url=http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=60]Chat about Linux Mint[/url] forum? Or maybe Introductions?
by uzername
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu vs LinuxMint
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Ubuntu vs LinuxMint

I think dual booting both would be redundant, but that's just me. If I were going to dual boot linuxes to investigate them, I'd probably dual boot two different base types of linux, like Mint/Ubuntu and one that's non-debian based like Arch or Fedora, etc. Why not run the Live CD/DVD of each and see...
by uzername
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu vs LinuxMint
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Ubuntu vs LinuxMint

I'd have to say both will be pretty much what you make of them, as is usually the case with Linux. My strong preference is for Mint, I think it's easily the best desktop distro in Linux atm.
by uzername
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The browser plugin conspiracy to kill Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Re: The browser plugin conspiracy to kill Linux

It's f'kng Adobe. Flash sucks and I can't wait until it's dead. Google I think is pushing for html5, which might be why they didn't bother porting flash. Or maybe there's another reason involving legalities, agreements, etc., I really have no idea, but just know the sooner flash is gone, the better.
by uzername
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] File window closes and I can't stop the music!
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: music plays, file window closes and I can't stop the mus

Think you can right-click the file, choose properties, and then see and edit what program opens that kind of file in the Open With tab. Otherwise, ps ax at the terminal would be the first thing I'd go to. You might be able to see what's playing the file. htop or top might also give a clue. Once you ...
by uzername
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Security
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Linux Security

I see, so I'm supposed to worry about it because they're "volunteer organizations?" Lol. In that case, they should be using Linux to reduce costs anyway. No sympathy for windows users. There's a viable alternative, it's called FOSS. ;-)
by uzername
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Linux Mint on a new partition?
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: How to install Linux Mint on a new partition?

Choose "something else" during install and then select the partition you want to put Mint on (that'll be /). Check the box to format the partition if it needs formatting (ext4 is a good choice for a desktop). You might also seriously want to consider breaking up the 150gb to give yourself a separate...
by uzername
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replacing Mint 13 with Mint 15 on a dual boot laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Replacing Mint 13 with Mint 15 on a dual boot laptop

I would just install over Mint 13. I don't think you should have any more problems with grub than you've ever had with 13, i.e., none. 13 won't be there to stay in the menu, so no worries there.
by uzername
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Security
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Linux Security

Somehow I don't consider windows users' susceptibility to viruses my problem to worry about. Not that I take any satisfaction in windows users getting exploited (well, maybe a little in the abstract, lol), but I don't stay up at nights worrying about how to give myself more work so they don't get a ...
by uzername
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Security
Replies: 8
Views: 1778

Re: Linux Security

My opinion fwiw is that the vast majority of users don't need it. If you're running an email server maybe, but otherwise the average user doesn't need to worry about viruses. At least for now.
by uzername
Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to disable default sound?
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: How to disable default sound?

Like I said, I blacklisted the module. The file I used was /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, and just followed the same format as the other blacklisted items. HTH
by uzername
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved] Cups printing problem.
Replies: 19
Views: 19162

Re: Cups printing problem.

Is your cupsd.conf set up to allow connections from your clients? I thought that NT STATUS message was some windows error, but I guess not. Can you post your cupsd.conf and more info about your network?
by uzername
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How do you customize an accessible new computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: How do you customize an accessible new computer?

. I need a monitor which isn't too bright, or can be dimmed down to the point that it isn't too bright, because of my light sensitivities. How I handled that. $ apt-cache policy redshift redshift: Installed: 1.7-2ubuntu1 Candidate: 1.7-2ubuntu1 Version table: *** 1.7-2ubuntu1 0 500 http://archive.u...
by uzername
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How do you customize an accessible new computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: How do you customize an accessible new computer?

It's not really that hard, but you do need to have a general idea about what you're going to need. Newegg makes it fairly easy because you can choose Intel/AMD specific motherboards, the right socket, chipset, etc. Even if you don't buy from there, you can at least put something together using their...
by uzername
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 13 on ThinkPad T42 – 3 partitions needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1369

Re: Mint 13 on ThinkPad T42 – 3 partitions needed

:?: Gparted worked fine on my laptop with Win 7. What is that info based on, if you wouldn't mind linking me to it?
by uzername
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What prompted your move to linux?
Replies: 34
Views: 7833

Re: What prompted your move to linux?

Basically b/c I can't stand Windows or anything about it. Didn't want to pay a premium for Apple hardware and OS, and Linux did everything I needed, and more. The more I used and learned about it, the more I discovered how flexible (and fun) it is. The last windows I really used was XP. I have 7 on ...

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