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by FirebirdTN
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LinuxMint won't install TeamViewer 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: LinuxMint won't install TeamViewer 7?

FWIW-I'm a Mint newbie myself, so this is just a SWAG, but I am also a Teamviwer user (v8). I use Mint13 64 bit, and for the LIFE of me could not get the 64bit version of Teamviewer to work. I tried the 32bit version, and it worked fine. I doubt this helps, but I hope it does. See here for more info...
by FirebirdTN
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Burn true audio CD (not WAV) in Brasero
Replies: 13
Views: 6219

Re: Burn true audio CD (not WAV) in Brasero

When browsing the contents of an Audio CD, tracks that are displyed with the .wav extension are not itself indicative of a problem, and is in fact normal behavior: I know this is an older thread, but I did want add a reply for anyone who lands on this in future searches, but had to verify something ...
by FirebirdTN
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 2014-The year of the Linux desktop?
Replies: 44
Views: 5318

Re: 2014-The year of the Linux desktop?

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I think maybe my initial post is just too long, but to sum it up-I just fear for the future of the Desktop. Maybe consumers can get by without them since the market is headed towards a "mobile" market, but I just can't see business making due with exclusively m...
by FirebirdTN
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 2014-The year of the Linux desktop?
Replies: 44
Views: 5318

2014-The year of the Linux desktop?

This is gonna be long, but I just wanted to get my thoughts out there, and see what other user's opinions are... To skip my backstory and get right to the point of my post, read beginning with the 6th paragraph below: Catchy thread title, eh? I know they have been saying that for what 20 years now, ...
by FirebirdTN
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: which "Mint" and which apps to replace XP on old laptop
Replies: 13
Views: 1068

Re: which "Mint" and which apps to replace XP on old laptop

For me, I went with 64bit Mint 13 Cinnamon Edition. My laptop isn't that old. It is an hp 8560p. I bought it in 2011 or 2012 I think. The reason I bought it was it was the only laptop in existance that I am aware of that hp fully supported XP by providing all drivers and software for it (even though...
by FirebirdTN
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]SSL/SSH VNC Viewer help
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: [SOLVED]SSL/SSH VNC Viewer help

Keep at it long enough, and I guess I will eventually figure it all out. If I'm not careful I will end up typing to myself! oh, wait... The problem was there is a "VNC Password" box in SSL/SSH VNC Viewer. I was thinking I could store my vnc password there. But when I saved my connection, then loaded...
by FirebirdTN
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]SSL/SSH VNC Viewer help
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: SSL/SSH VNC Viewer help

Okay, I am passed that part. Issue was a case sensitivity issue, and me not knowing how to properly enter the ssh username in ssl/ssh viewer. CentOS will allow upper case characters in usernames, Mint Won't. I had tried the "unix passwords" option (that is not the right way to do it though), and alt...
by FirebirdTN
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]SSL/SSH VNC Viewer help
Replies: 2
Views: 753

[SOLVED]SSL/SSH VNC Viewer help

I need a little help, and I am sure I am doing something wrong as I am fairly new to Linux. I built a Samba server many many years ago on RHEL4 for work but the hard drive died. Rather than fixing it, I am putting together a new one. The new one is an almost duplicate of the old one. New one is runn...
by FirebirdTN
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 186542

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

...So make a Linux distro with no terminal and only a graphic interface and you are getting closer to the average user i think. To be honst, that bit that I quoted is my BIGGEST fear. Right now things kind of seem to be headed in the direction of removing access to the "guts" of a system to make it...
by FirebirdTN
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 186542

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

As a new Mint user, an a VERY novice Linux user, I can actually see both sides of the arguement. I haven't read all 43 pages of this thread, but just looking back at some of the recent comments, hardware compatibility seems to be a key factor here. Those who have hardware that play nice will general...
by FirebirdTN
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 13_x86_64 Unable to browse network
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Mint 13_x86_64-Unable to browse network

Don't I feel stupid. Yes, that is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Can't believe I missed it.

I will mark this as solved after I go through the checklist and get it fixed.

Tanks,

-Alan
by FirebirdTN
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 13_x86_64 Unable to browse network
Replies: 2
Views: 245

[SOLVED] Mint 13_x86_64 Unable to browse network

Hi everyone, I have a minor, but annoying, and seemingly common issue. I am unable to browse the network. I am new to Mint, and fairly new to Linux, but what I can tell you is this: I was able to install my printer (a USB only printer, connected via a USB-to-ethernet converter) no problem. I can mou...
by FirebirdTN
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Protecting Closed Source Software on Open Source OS
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Protecting Closed Source Software on Open Source OS

Being new to Linux, but loving the concept, I am just curious is there any way to protect proprietary software on an Open Source system, such as product keys, or activation? I know my question seems counter-productive in a community dedicated to open-source, but hear me out... Obviously, Microsoft h...
by FirebirdTN
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A very BIG THANK YOU! and a rant...
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: A very BIG THANK YOU! and a rant...

Previous1 wrote:
FYI

http://li.nux.ro/stella/
Very nice. I will keep that link handy, and check it out when the opportunity arises.

Thanks!

-Alan
by FirebirdTN
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A very BIG THANK YOU! and a rant...
Replies: 2
Views: 695

A very BIG THANK YOU! and a rant...

First off, hats off to all involved in Linux Mint! You have my sincerest appreciation! You have created exactly what I have been looking for, and I can't thank you guys enough! Okay, for my rant: This is only my second post here. I am still a newbie when it comes to Linux, but have been tinkering wi...
by FirebirdTN
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Into/When are proprietary drivers desirable?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Into/When are proprietary drivers desirable?

Thanks! Although I didn't know what the term was (FOSS), In my tinkering lately, its pretty much all I have used. I guess I cut have cut my post way down and asked if FOSS drivers supported hardware accelerated 3d... But anyway, thank you both. This forum definitely looks newbie friendly compared to...
by FirebirdTN
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Into/When are proprietary drivers desirable?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Into/When are proprietary drivers desirable?

Hi All. My first post. A quick intro before my question: Although I am not quite a linux newbie, I might as well be. I have stuck my big toe in the linux pool for a number of years now, but never really got my feet wet. I have tinkered with Fedora, Red Hat, Unbuntu, and CentOS. The biggest thing I e...

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