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by awong
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Mint Debian
Replies: 714
Views: 234569

Re: Mint Debian

I've used remastersys to make my own private installable EduMint DVD distro. It's fairly easy to use and works surprising well for what I needed to do. It's worth experimenting with in my opinion.
by awong
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Delete The Command Line History...
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Delete The Command Line History...

Gunmetal_Ghoul wrote:How do you delete the command line's history? Is it even possible?

Code: Select all

history -c
will clear the command line history; there's so much fun that you can have with the cli! :)
by awong
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi
Replies: 12
Views: 17003

Re: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi

Just an update as it has been awhile. As of today, I am now using Linux Mint 6 with the ath9k drivers as described at http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download with my D-Link wireless cards DWA-552, DWA-652, and DWA-643 with a fair amount of success. The connection is almost always 100% (granted ...
by awong
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!
Replies: 49
Views: 30166

Re: Linux Mint 6 x64 released!

NoClue! wrote:See .............I have noooooooo idea what I'm talking about. errrrrrrrrr!
:lol: The irony of your user name is not lost here! The 64bit version has enough changes to differ it from the main edition, but let's leave it at that to keep it on the main page of DW.
by awong
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint mentioned in February PC World Forums (Letters)
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Linux Mint mentioned in February PC World Forums (Letters)

I was browsing the magazine section at my local Safeway when I spotted an interesting letter written about alternate OS's to Windows in the February 2009 issue of PC World Magazine in the Forums section (p.11). The author mentions that he now uses Linux Mint exclusively and that it has taken the pla...
by awong
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: GLaCiX - Artwork Brainstorming
Replies: 19
Views: 9290

Re: GLaCiX - Artwork Brainstorming

Zwopper, I like the last post with the lettering inside the mountains and the "Slick and Quick" tag line since Debian is supposed to be just that. :wink: The colour scheme for the background appeals to me as well. Nice brainstorming.
by awong
Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint is #1 on Distrowatch...
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Mint is #1 on Distrowatch...

Linux Mint is the #1 Linux Distro in the world... if you look at the last 7 days of Distrowatch's stats. Two releases this week didn't hurt either. I know fully well that Distrowatch stats aren't scientific results, but nevertheless, well done Clem and everyone helping out with producing Mint and al...
by awong
Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need a new laptop now!
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: New a new laptop now!

Are you dual-booting because you need Windoze at work? If not, you could get a Dell pre-loaded with Linux and then install Mint over it. Otherwise, go the dual-boot route with a notebook/laptop that is known to work with Linux, i.e., the pre-loaded Dells are alright. I don't have any experiences wit...
by awong
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Compile and Install Ndiswrapper release 1.53 for Mint wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Compile and Install Ndiswrapper release 1.53 for Mint wifi

I am using a Pentium 4 that is several years old so I found Daryna better suited for my needs. Elyssa seemed more bulkier in terms of speed on my system, and the wireless did not work right out of the box for me in either case, so I chose to load the new Ndiswrapper with Daryna. Actually, I now have...
by awong
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Atheros ath9k drivers for D-Link DWA-552 et al. wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Atheros ath9k drivers for D-Link DWA-552 et al. wireless

SUCCESS!!! :mrgreen: I was able to successfully compile the ath9k driver into the linux 27rc3 kernel using Kevmitch's Debian instructions http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_install_the_development_version_of_atk9k (slightly modified for Linux Mint 4/Ubuntu Gutsy). I'm experiencing the false readin...
by awong
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Compile and Install Ndiswrapper release 1.53 for Mint wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Compile and Install Ndiswrapper release 1.53 for Mint wifi

I solved my wireless problems by upgrading to the latest version (1.53) of Ndiswrapper by downloading from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93482 and compiling with these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper#Compiling%20the%20latest%20versio...
by awong
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OpenOffice.org 3 beta
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: OpenOffice.org 3 beta

On the same subject, have you tried adjusting the memory allocation for openoffice? Tools - > Options -> Memory Increase "Use for OpenOffice.org" and "Memory per object". I did not try to adjust the settings for 2.4.1; good idea. However, I noticed that the memory settings were ...
by awong
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OpenOffice.org 3 beta
Replies: 2
Views: 632

OpenOffice.org 3 beta

If anyone is finding the current Linux (Mint) version of OpenOffice 2.4.1 very slow, I've just loaded the current beta 3 version from http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ and surprisingly I find it runs faster. I have created a 52 page odt file that loads a lot of graphics. In the current stable ...
by awong
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi
Replies: 12
Views: 17003

Re: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi

Great news! Atheros has released free linux drivers for 802.11n devices. Supported chips will include: * AR5418+AR5133 * AR5416+AR5133 * AR5416+AR2133 * AR9160 * AR9280 * AR9281 The news on the madwifi site: http://madwifi.org/wiki/news/20080725/ath9k-atheros-unveils-free-linux-driver-for More info:...
by awong
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Top 5 New Features of Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid Ibex
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: Top 5 New Features of Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid Ibex

Saspo wrote:We need better recognition of Atheros wireless drivers. I think wireless support is Ubuntu's archilles heel
I very much agree. Hardy Heron broke compatibility with my Atheros drivers (DWA-552) :evil: ! All the fancy feel-good graphics is worthless if the features don't work.
by awong
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi
Replies: 12
Views: 17003

Re: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi

Unfortunately I upgraded to Mint 5 R1 and my DWA-552 no longer works, despite a post at the madwifi compatibility page . Perhaps because the reporter's OS was Gentoo; Hardy Heron seems to have broken compatibility. :( :idea: *New Edit* re: D-Link DWA 552 chipset AR5008 (AR5416) wireless problems in ...
by awong
Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Favourite Linux Links
Replies: 47
Views: 67915

Re: MY FAVORITE LINUX LINKS

Thank you! I really appreciate you making this list for the rest of us! :mrgreen:
by awong
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: OzOs
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: OzOs

I've loaded and ran the 32bit version with 192Mb RAM in Virtualbox and it seems to function quite well; later I may try to install it on my old Toshiba Celeron laptop.
by awong
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Urgent Update needed for DNS problem
Replies: 10
Views: 5834

Re: Urgent Update needed for DNS problem

Will Mint 4 users be able to update through mintUpdate, or just through the Bind vulnerability ink provided? Casual Mint users may miss this forum announcement, but I realize it may be a lot of work to setup mintUpdate for previous versions of Mint.
by awong
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi
Replies: 12
Views: 17003

Re: HOWTO:Dlink DWA-552, 556 +more Atheros chipsets with Madwifi

Thank you for spending time to post this information. It is very clear and concise. I used the instructions in the first post with my new D-Link DWA-552 wireless card and it works fine with Linux Mint 4 so far. I believe it is working in G mode and not N. The madwifi site seems to be down often as o...

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