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by duder1982
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vlc or plex
Replies: 3
Views: 607

vlc or plex

OK I don't know the best way to skin this cat. So I will state what I would like to do and maybe someone has the best options. On my pc I have windows, this computer has an external hd with all my movies and music. I installed Linux mint 17 mate to my laptop. I would like to use the laptop to play t...
by duder1982
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions[solved]
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Re: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions

Hi duder1982, Your inxi -zv7 results are posted properly. Looks like your good to go. There are no sensors detected and it is prompting you to install lm-sensors (optional) This will allow reading of various temperatures and fan speeds--depending on your motherboard. You could install lm-sensors by...
by duder1982
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions[solved]
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Re: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions

System: Host: nick-HP-Pavilion-dv6700-Notebook-PC Kernel: 3.13.0-27-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC version: Rev 1 Chassis: Quanta type: 10 Mobo: Quanta model: 30CC version: 79.29 Bio...
by duder1982
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions[solved]
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Ok thanks I will try it again this afternoon.
by duder1982
Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions[solved]
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Re: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions

1. What are the differences between the Linux mints. Mint 13 and Mint 17 are LTS (Long Term Support)releases. You don't want Mint 14, 15, or 16 - they are interim releases that are no longer supported. Apart from personal preferences, Mint 17 xfce and Mate are generally better for older hardware, b...
by duder1982
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck on black screen<solved>
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Stuck on black screen

Ok I took a risk and shut off the computer, the restarted it. When I did everything seems to work, except my time didn't save no biggie as I was able to change it.
by duder1982
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck on black screen<solved>
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Stuck on black screen<solved>

Ok I inserted the disk and went threw the instructions, I got the welcome to Linux coping files screen. I went through the slide show, then got the restart button. I click restart, the disc ejected after a few minutes. Now I have a just a black screen with a little white has at the very top left cor...
by duder1982
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Nebraska
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Hello from Nebraska

Hey everybody, I just recently started playing with Linus Mint. I actually started a thread looking for advice and introducing myself in another thread. However I didn't see this one here. What brings me to Linux, another member of another forum recommended it for a low cost solution to my needs. Wh...
by duder1982
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: md5 check problems
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: md5 check problems

Never mind, found it. Its on the mint 17 page.
by duder1982
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: md5 check problems
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: md5 check problems

I am trying this program winmd5, but I don't know the original md5 value to check it to.
by duder1982
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: md5 check problems
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: md5 check problems

OK I think I know what one of the problems is that the mb5sum and linux mint aren't in the same location. I tried to move the Linux mint download to c:\ drive but it won't allow me as I am not an administrator. Anyway around this.
by duder1982
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: md5 check problems
Replies: 4
Views: 410

md5 check problems

Ok I downloaded Linux mint, along with the md5sum to check out the iso. But for some reason when I go to command, get an error. Both examples aren't real clear, if anybody has any ideas let me know.
by duder1982
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions[solved]
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Re: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions

OK folks, thanks for the input. This doesn't sound to bad, from recommendations, I am going to Mate. I purchased a couple of dvd+r, I am off to down load. So first things first, load the disc to my laptop and play around with it. One more quick question, am I able to down load it to the current comp...
by duder1982
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions[solved]
Replies: 23
Views: 2099

Newbie considering Linux, but first some questions[solved]

Hello all, I would like to give a little back ground on how I got here. I am new to computer programming, and Linux. But I feel with some guidance and good reading I will be able to do what I want. Now that I think about it I have once deleted windows xp off of my computer, and rebooted it and it se...

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