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by br1anstorm
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you to those supporting others here!
Replies: 115
Views: 66170

Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

I've just logged back in to the forum - and changed my password of course - after reading on the Linux Mint blog and in other forums and online comment about the traumatic story of the hacking (or cracking) attack. Something like that is everyone's nightmare. I wasn't afflicted by the malicious atta...
by br1anstorm
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: FastStone Image Viewer and Linux Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 4502

Re: FastStone Image Viewer and Linux Mint

Thanks to all those who have responded with comments and suggestions. I wasn't really aiming to launch a debate about "the best photo organising/editing program for Linux", just to provide a little help for the FastStone fans. But the recommendations to look at XnViewMP and F-Spot are very welcome. ...
by br1anstorm
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: FastStone Image Viewer and Linux Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 4502

FastStone Image Viewer and Linux Mint

I shed few tears when I left Windows behind and moved to Linux Mint as my main OS. But I set up dual boot, and still have Win7 on my laptop, just because there are one or two programs designed for Windows that I really like and am very accustomed to,and where I haven't yet fully been persuaded of th...
by br1anstorm
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Adding Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice Writer
Replies: 5
Views: 11937

Re: Adding Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice Writer

Just a quick note to say thanks to vrizov for the reassurance. I have now downloaded that font package, and all is well!
by br1anstorm
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Adding Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice Writer
Replies: 5
Views: 11937

Re: Adding Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice Writer

You could also just use ttf-mscorefonts-installer, which is in the repositories and can be installed with Synaptic or Software Manager. Ah, if only I had known that! Might have been even quicker than searching, selecting and installing specific MS fonts from my Win7 drive partition. If I now downlo...
by br1anstorm
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Adding Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice Writer
Replies: 5
Views: 11937

Adding Microsoft fonts to LibreOffice Writer

This is not so much asking a question as passing on what I hope may be some useful information. I recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop in dual boot with Windows 7. I need to create, or work with, Word documents (.docx) produced in Microsoft Office. I have discovered that LibreOffice is usually...
by br1anstorm
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

Thanks, austin.texas , for your latest, which I have just seen as I type this latest and possibly final update. To answer your specific point, yes, it is indeed the case that the last entry in Mint's grub menu, the one now successfully inserted manually, which starts "Description....", works and I c...
by br1anstorm
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

The troubleshooting continues..... and thanks to both gold_finger and austin.texas for hanging in there with me. I have posted also - as has gold_finger - over on the LL forum. This post is focused on my effort to use the "austin.texas method" to insert LL into my Mint boot menu as suggested earlier...
by br1anstorm
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

Well, just to update the story... I tried this way of inserting Linux Lite into Mint's grub boot menu. It is not too complicated. It is what I described in an earlier post above. I opened the Linux Lite /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and copied the first menuentry, and pasted it into my Linux Mint /etc/gr...
by br1anstorm
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

Hey, @gold_finger! I'm not sure whether I'm embarrassed or pleased that you find me posting in both the Linux Mint and Linux Lite forums. I take comfort from the fact that I am clearly in some good company. This proves that I am not the only person who likes and want to use both distros. If I rememb...
by br1anstorm
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

An update... and thanks to both Pjotr and austin.texas for the information and advice already given. I'm on a steep learning curve. First the good news. Having decided to try the EasyBCD route (keep Windows7 and its MBR, and put Linux OSs and their Grubs onto separate partitions) I did the necessary...
by br1anstorm
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

Just following up on the symlinks versus Bookmarks discussion..... I was initially a bit flummoxed by the advice about bookmarks - and followed the link to the site giving details about Nemo. Then I looked at my own Mint file setup. Then the penny dropped. In all my trialling of Mint and other distr...
by br1anstorm
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

Ah, choices, choices! Sometimes Linux is just too d****d flexible! I don't worry about symlinks or binding, I simply create Bookmarks in Nemo. (And then rename them.) A simple solution always appeals....... But how exactly does this work? I guess it has to be done in, or for, each distro if you have...
by br1anstorm
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

Re: dual or multi-boot of Linux mint (and others) with Windo

Thanks for that response, Pjotr. For maximum control of your partitions, install manually like this: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/reserve-10 I was assuming I would have to install manually. But before that, I was assuming I ought to plan the partitioning so that I had a clear p...
by br1anstorm
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7
Replies: 18
Views: 1445

[Solved]dual/multi-boot of Linux Mint (and others) with Win7

About a year ago I posted on this forum - and got useful advice, especially from austin.texas - about installing more than one distro on an external hard drive (which I was using mainly with an ageing Dell laptop). For unrelated reasons I did not follow through on that at the time. My situation has ...
by br1anstorm
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card

Thanks for those comments, guys.... Another day, and the sun has come out. When I wrote my original horribly-long post about this, I was exasperated by the inability of the Mint OS on my USB stick to make, or hold, a wifi connection in my Samsung laptop. Because the laptop has a Broadcom wifi chipse...
by br1anstorm
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card

With a choice between chili555 and others, I would go with what chili555 says. Hi there austin.texas.... and festive season's greetings! I can't comment on the individual credentials of chili555 and others, but in fact it may not be quite an either/or choice. I now notice a couple of interesting an...
by br1anstorm
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card

In my original post (above) I linked to, and quoted, a detailed post by chili555 in the Ubuntu forums which included a table indicating that a Broadcom 4313 wireless chipset with the pci.id 14e4:4727 needed the combination of bcma and brcmsmac drivers to work. Hey ho, I did some more browsing, and f...
by br1anstorm
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Mint 17 XFCE and Broadcom 4313 wireless card

I have searched this and other forums and there are so many threads about Linux problems with Broadcom wireless drivers (and so many suggested solutions) that it's hard to track down advice which might apply to individual problems. My question is: how can I get Mint 17 XFCE to work with the Broadcom...
by br1anstorm
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to find info on Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Where to find info on Physical Address Extension (PAE)

I'm a newbie and no expert. But from other discussion on the forum it seems pretty clear that there is a distinction between whether the CPU on a computer has PAE or not; and how much RAM a system has. Some Linux distros have a kernel which requires a PAE CPU, some don't. Most recent versions do req...

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