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by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LiveUSB Multiboot: A great tool to multiboot many OSes
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: LiveUSB Multiboot: A great tool to multiboot many OSes

When I :

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sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot all main'
wget -q http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot... -O- | sudo apt-key add -
I get:

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gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
Any idea what's up with that?
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is mint better for me compared to Ubuntu?
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: Is mint better for me compared to Ubuntu?

I may give LibreOffice a try but not sure how this compares to Apache OpenOffice (anyone have any comments on that?) Some OpenOffice developers got fed up with the corporate environment...left, and started LibreOffice. So it's supposed to be the really "free" version of the greatest office suite. F...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Lxde on Mate^
Replies: 38
Views: 7122

Re: Lxde on Mate^

While what you propose can certainly be done, I think it much easier, and cleaner to just choose a Debian based distro that uses LXDE as it's default desktop. Or, build you own from a Debian net install.

Either way, I see no reason to install XFCE only to un-install it.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How to wi-fi in wide range ?
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: How to wi-fi in wide range ?

There is third party firmware available to some routers that will allow you to increase the power levels to cover a wider area. But hardware improvements are the best way to get better coverage.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is mint better for me compared to Ubuntu?
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: Is mint better for me compared to Ubuntu?

Ubuntu's Unity desktop is kind of aimed at the Windows 8 crowd, IMHO.
Mint is aimed at being comfortable for the Windows 98 thru XP generation mostly.
Another distro you might want to look at is ElementaryOS. It's also built on Ubuntu, and meant to appeal to the Mac OS user.
by Neil Edmond
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Questions about modern larger monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Questions about modern larger monitors

Yes, Mint should auto detect a monitor and adjust the resolution accordingly, especially is that true of LCD monitors, since all modern ones include an EDID chip to communicate with the OS. Your #1 concern only affects HD televisions that are being fed SD material, and are not configured correctly. ...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB ports suddenly failing
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: USB ports suddenly failing

A good way to test whether the problem is a software or hardware issue, is to boot up a LiveCD/USB and see if the problem persists. If it does, that means a hardware problem. If it goes away completely, that means something is messed up with your software install and you can proceed to trouble shoot...
by Neil Edmond
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: XP doesn't recognize .iso files
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: XP doesn't recognize .iso files

Hello Firry , Forgive me for not understanding what you mean by "not recognized by Windows". At what point in the process are you wanting Windows to recognize the ISO? All you want to do is download the ISO, and use ImageBurn (or similar - ImageBurn is my choice) to burn the ISO to disk. Then, boot ...
by Neil Edmond
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A great opportunity for Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: A great opportunity for Linux

The road block to Linux being "the" desktop is not lack of quality alternatives. It's just the fact that the "user" will have to make a choice, and then install the OS. The majority of novice computer users that I know, aren't aware that a different OS can be installed on a computer. To those folks,...
by Neil Edmond
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to load software from a CD
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: How to load software from a CD

If it's a Windows application, then I suppose you could try by first install Wine, and then see if the application will install.

On the other hand, there are probably native Linux applications that will do the same job.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booting like a regular OS
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Booting like a regular OS

Hello mkras218, and welcome to the forum.

I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. Have you installed Mint? Or, are you just looking for how to add persistance to a Live USB?
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restart
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Restart

Might depend on which DE you are using, but for me, on MATE I choose "Quite" from the Mint Menu, and am offered several shut-down options, one of which is "Reboot".

Another option that would not be DE dependant would be to enter "sudo reboot" in a terminal.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux on an older laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 2761

Re: Installing Linux on an older laptop

What model ThinkPad is this? There may be a way to boot from USB even though it's not native to the model.
Also there are several other Linux distros that are small enough to fit on a CD. I especially like AntiX for my older ThinkPads.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Disconnecting Wireless Issue and Rant
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Disconnecting Wireless Issue and Rant

If you will tell us the make and model of the wireless adapter in that Asus, we might be able to point you in the right direction.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Faxing via VOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Faxing via VOIP

Yes, you will get confirmation of delivery via email. The free trial version is all I've ever used.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Screen shot - how to post? (solved)
Replies: 34
Views: 4268

Re: Screen shot - how to post?

Yup...the link takes me to an image of your file manager.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How disable screen lock password
Replies: 5
Views: 10008

Re: How disable screen lock password

It may not be exactly the same in each DE, but in Mate open "Control Panel" > "ScreenSaver" and un-check the "Lock screen when screen saver is active" box.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Faxing via VOIP
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Faxing via VOIP

There are some online faxing services that will allow you to send one or two faxes per day for free.
I have used http://www.myfax.com/free/ and it works well.

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