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by z06gal
Mon May 07, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 658898

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

JanG wrote:I don't share the view of keeping things as before. Time goes on, life goes on, things are changing...
Hold on to the past is a waste of time in my opinion.

I vote for Gnome Shell

That is great but not everybody feels the way you do :wink:
by z06gal
Mon May 07, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 3011

Re: Laptop Recommendations

I think this laptop is on its last legs, so I am in the market for a replacement. I don't need anything flashy, but I don't want to be paying for Windows, which is rather difficult; it seems to be compulsory. Any recommendations? Or come to that anyone got one they want to sell? (UK). I recently bo...
by z06gal
Sun May 06, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 658898

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Back when KDE 3.x was en vogue, I was a straight-up KDE guy. Then the nightmarish initial release of KDE4 came out, and I made the switch to Gnome 2.x. After the abomination which is Unity was thrust upon us, I discovered Linux Mint. I have to say, Mint was such a breath of fresh air! When Mint 12 ...
by z06gal
Fri May 04, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork
Replies: 397
Views: 174332

Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Thanks zero. I'm staying right here in Cinnamon :lol:
by z06gal
Fri May 04, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork
Replies: 397
Views: 174332

Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Robin, i suppose it's an external monitor? was it detected before installing mate? Yes. I could not get it resolved in mate so I came back to Cinnamon. Everything looks perfect here but it says the same thing for some reason. Mate is still so buggy for me that I think I'll stay with Cinnamon :wink:
by z06gal
Fri May 04, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork
Replies: 397
Views: 174332

Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

zero, I am getting "external display not detected." How do I resolve that?
by z06gal
Fri May 04, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork
Replies: 397
Views: 174332

Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Got it zero! It was showing up as Lisa instead of Oneiric for some reason. Once I changed that and added the keyring, it worked beautifully :D
by z06gal
Fri May 04, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork
Replies: 397
Views: 174332

Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

Still getting the 404 failed to fetch message. Maybe the servers are down?? I'll keep trying. Thanks zero! :wink:
by z06gal
Fri May 04, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork
Replies: 397
Views: 174332

Re: Mate Desktop Environment - GNOME2 fork

How do you upgrade to Mate 1.2 in Mint 12? I followed the instructions on webupd8 and get the "sources not found" message. Thanks :wink:
by z06gal
Thu May 03, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 658898

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

This thread is quickly becoming laughable. By sifting through the comments it is pretty clear that most of the people use KDE or XFCE, which would make sense as they are the only sensible choices for the Main and LMDE editions respectively. Moreover, it is already accepted in the rest of the Linux ...
by z06gal
Wed May 02, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

Use smxi to install the proper nvidia driver. Not only will it download and install the proper driver, it will remove and blacklist nouveau , and configure xorg.conf correctly. Craig, that script rocks! Did you write that? I tried debian several years ago and never could get the drivers going so I ...
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Log in screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Log in screen?

I just installed lmde and have everything working but when I go to log out or reboot, it takes me to a console. I have to go "startx" and it takes me back to Mate. How do I get back to the log in so I can select Cinnamon?


Robin
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

I AM ON MY DESKTOP! Thank you Wayne. 2 things popped up: "NO_BUILT_MODULE_NAME" and "bad conf file." :D

Any idea what I need to do with that? Thank you soooo much!
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

It is doing a dist upgrade :wink:
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

ok it said you have unzip, now next command from the coded page, is to install smxi script ... this one mean your internet must work also you should have the /usr/local/bin directory. if not it is simple just to create, get into root prompt then mkdir /usr/local/bin # as root, run the following com...
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

wayne128 wrote:refer to the coded page I inserted earlier, start here

# type this command:
which unzip

should see this
wayne@lmde32x210204rc ~ $ which unzip
/usr/bin/unzip

I get /usr/bin/unzip
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

wayne128 wrote:
z06gal wrote:i cannot get out of tty. It says now "screens found but no usable configuration"

are you in $ prompt?

Yes in tty
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

i cannot get out of tty. It says now "screens found but no usable configuration"
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

wayne128 wrote:hmm, you are now only boot into the console... :mrgreen:

may be you could try to use smix to rescue.

hopefully you still have internet,

follow the steps outline in smxi, link below.

http://smxi.org/site/install.htm

I can't get out of the tty. I'm on a desktop right now.
by z06gal
Tue May 01, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cannot start x server
Replies: 18
Views: 4756

Re: Cannot start x server

This is the output of startx:

"unable to connect to xserver; no such file or directory"


I have installed nvidia glx package and nvidia settings

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