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by JohnBobSmith
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi disconnecting and slow. [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Wifi disconnecting and slow.

Okay, after an unsucessfuly trying to install wireless drivers (which caused a kernel panic) I am back to square one. My wifi is still ungodly slow, and in windows 8 its okay. Does anyone have an ideas as to what could be wrong?
by JohnBobSmith
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 317108

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Here are my tips for a newbie, from a newbie. My first tip is to experiment with what works and what doesn't. Obviously you wouldnt want to go and compile your own kernel if your a new guy like me. However, you could start by modifying simple things. Things like the login screen, menu's, custom desk...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel panic after installing wireless drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Kernel panic after installing wireless drivers

Okay, it looks like it may be a hardware and/or driver issue. I tried booting into recovery mode and all I saw was pixels that I think were supposed to be text across the screen. Then I got solid bars and a blue/white/black background, so I rebooted. I can program in Linux when wifi is not connected...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel panic after installing wireless drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Kernel panic after installing wireless drivers

Hello. I seem to have broken my Linix mint installation... Here's what I did, with much trial and error: I followed [url=http://askubuntu.com/questions/253632/how-do-i-get-a-ralink-rt3290-wireless-card-working]THIS[/url] tutorial, including all the extra steps at the bottom I noticed no change in wi...
by JohnBobSmith
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi disconnecting and slow. [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Wifi disconnecting and slow.

I suppose I should always mention my Linux distro and DE, and hardware. I'm running Linux Mint 15 Oliva Gnome with cinnamon desktop, 64 bit. My laptop is running and AMD A4-4300M APU, and the wifi adapter is a Ralink RT3290. Will edit original post. @macfflei I hovered over my battery icon, and it d...
by JohnBobSmith
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice writer crashing [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: LibreOffice writer crashing after opening a .docx file

I'm adding a reply (rather than an edit) to indicate a solved topic. The problem was that my partition wasn't mounted. Following [url=http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=22093]this[/url] tutorial to mount partitions worked for me. Topic solved! :)
by JohnBobSmith
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi disconnecting and slow. [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Wifi disconnecting and slow. [solved]

Hello everyone! My wifi seems to disconect randomly, and is slow. This is not the case in windows 8. I can web browse and use teamspeak 3 fine in windows 8. In linux, Teamspeak 3 will drop connection and lag horribly. Also, my adapter seems to shut off (drop connection) randomly. Here is the output ...
by JohnBobSmith
Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Who is Mints target user?
Replies: 45
Views: 13568

Re: Who is Mints target user?

@RavenLX Thanks for the positive feedback! I forgot to mention gimp in my post. I love gimp too! I just experiment with it, make my own desktop backgrounds/wallpapers. Regarding the hot corners, if you go into your setting, all settings, there should be a setting literally called hot corners at whic...
by JohnBobSmith
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Who is Mints target user?
Replies: 45
Views: 13568

Re: Who is Mints target user?

Having come from a windows background, I found using Mint 15 with a cinnamon desktop works great! I switched to Linux after being fed up with windows 8's constant problems, lack of a good user interface, and the bloat. I think that Mint's target user is someone who comes from a windows background. H...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice writer crashing [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: LibreOffice writer crashing after opening a .docx file

Does LO crashing with some particulad document or with any created with word? It seems to crash with any document, and those originally created in word. It also only happens once, and after booting the computer. Is there any sort of test I could do to confirm that? There should be LO log file eithe...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice writer crashing [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: LibreOffice writer crashing after opening a .docx file

No, I have not. I thought I had removed my ubuntu partition, but I may not have. It still shows up in the...menu, of sorts (I know its not the GRUB menu). Heres what I will do: 1) Figure out what the "menu of sorts" is called. 2) Test to see if I can boot into ubuntu by doing the following: -Shutdow...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice writer crashing [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

LibreOffice writer crashing [SOLVED]

Hello everyone! I hope the title does not offend anyone, as I am new to linux and still using Microsoft word. I read that LibreOffice is compatible with microsoft word. However, I am having a problem. Here is the problem, step by step: -I open LibreOffice writer. -I browse to my windows partition to...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Hello!

Thanks guys! :D
by JohnBobSmith
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Hello!

Hello everyone! I am new to linux. I decided to switch from windows to linux after I had to reinstall windows 8. I enjoy programming in python and hope to get fully switched over to linux in the near future! :)

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