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by TBABill
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: confused? Desttop Environment has completely changed
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: confused? Desttop Environment has completely changed

it sounds like you're in Gnome Shell. Did you do any updates or change any of your repos? Have you tried to fully update your LMDE today? Or did you create a new user or select a different DE upon login?
by TBABill
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should this upgrade have worked?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Should this upgrade have worked?

Mint devs do not recommend dist-upgrades for Mint. I suspect your dist-upgrade setting is set to either none or to LTS versions only. Either way, you wouldn't be upgraded to Mint 15 in either of those settings. I am not 100% sure that's the case, but since it's not recommended to upgrade in Mint I w...
by TBABill
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Debian forum, Mint haters
Replies: 26
Views: 4363

Re: Debian forum, Mint haters

Different attitudes in different places. It's prevalent in different ways no matter where you go or look. Go to MacRumors forum sometime. It's a site dedicated to all things Apple and you'd be surprised how many people there use and buy Apple products and run iOS or OSX, yet they still bash Apple at...
by TBABill
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless card disabled after installing Windows wireless dri
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Wireless card disabled after installing Windows wireless

The driver supports wireless N since kernel version 3.2. Are you sure you can't connect to N, perhaps at a different frequency than G on your router?
by TBABill
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless Drivers Macbook Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 4826

Re: Wireless Drivers Macbook Pro

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source Then to test that it works... sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl brcmfmac brcmsmac bcma sudo modprobe wl Give it a few minutes and see if it works. If it does, it should be persistent after restart on all subsequent restarts without ...
by TBABill
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser Plugins are Giving Me Headaches
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Browser Plugins are Giving Me Headaches

Did you install a version of Mint WITHOUT codecs already installed?
by TBABill
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless Drivers Macbook Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 4826

Re: Wireless Drivers Macbook Pro

We need to know which wireless device you have. Most likely Broadcom but need to know which version.

Can you open a terminal and give us the output of

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lscpi | grep -i wireless
by TBABill
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What prompted your move to linux?
Replies: 34
Views: 7736

Re: What prompted your move to linux?

I had Windows Vista on a laptop whose hard drive failed. No backup disks. New drive and needed an OS. Ubuntu 9.10 saved me and I've loved Linux distros ever since. I also have a fondness for OS X over Windows any day. I don't see me ever going back to Windows and now I run Linux, Chrome OS (which is...
by TBABill
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE or Debian
Replies: 5
Views: 7926

Re: LMDE or Debian

For Chrome you'll be getting the .deb file directly from Google, not from Debian repos so it's the same whether on Stable, Testing or Sid. Chrome is a proprietary piece of software managed directly by Google.
by TBABill
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A house divided: Linux factions threaten success
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: A house divided: Linux factions threaten success

The first response to the article and a guy said Then Canonical decided that I was going to get a new UI whether I wanted it or not. That's the kind of attitude that buries itself into users' minds where they actually cop an attitude that something they love so much, and have mostly been using free ...
by TBABill
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: is there a way to install google talk without root access?
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

Re: is there a way to install google talk without root acces

Yes, but during install it has root permissions. Who knows what it might do during the install process? That's the security provided by the OS. When you become superuser you have all admin rights to make changes to your system. There is nothing inherently dangerous in root permissions when you are ...
by TBABill
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First impressions on Mint.
Replies: 23
Views: 4967

Re: First impressions on Mint.

If You can't even get the OS installed and system up because your hardware, so that you have working base, that's the huge issue. Linux fails too ofter before working base system. It has notting to do with complicated istallation, it has everyting to do that sometimes installation just doesn't work...
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First impressions on Mint.
Replies: 23
Views: 4967

Re: First impressions on Mint.

Now in this situation Windows does a lot better than Linux Mint and there isn't really excuse for it. I think you've missed a very important topic in the view you take of Linux. Imagine yourself in the shoes of a new person using Windows, having never seen or used it before. Then figure out where t...
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Real usb install - Not an .iso, a REAL install
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Real usb install - Not an .iso, a REAL install

I have NOT done it before but yes it is possible. You can also do so on an SD card.
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE or not LMDE that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 3242

Re: LMDE or not LMDE that is the question

First, the LTS is incredibly stable. They normally are, but this one seems particularly stable compared to Ubuntu 10.04 was and Mint based on it was. That's a solid choice. LMDE is great. It's flexible in that you can "upgrade" when testing packages move to stable and new packages move to testing. W...
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's the point of using a keyring in Mint13 Mate?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: What's the point of using a keyring in Mint13 Mate?

Unless I'm mistaken, you can configure wireless and select the option to make wireless available to all users. In doing so it shouldn't prompt for the password anymore. I wouldn't disable unless you just don't want it enabled. I've never done so myself so I can't say what else could be impacted. I w...
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Very slow response on Linuxmint forum
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Very slow response on Linuxmint forum

We are aware of these problems and apologize for the recurring inconvenience, it interferes with our work here also :| It was just this February that the forums were moved to a new bigger server. No apologies necessary. It's great that the distro continues to bring in more and more interest. The li...
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First impressions on Mint.
Replies: 23
Views: 4967

Re: First impressions on Mint.

I do agree with a few of your comments. During partitioning it would be simple for the installer box to have a notation that states something to the effect that you should always create a swap partition and recommended size is xxxGB. Rule of thumb was double the size of RAM IIRC (could be same size....
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Very slow response on Linuxmint forum
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Very slow response on Linuxmint forum

We used to have heavy issues like that where the site just could not keep up with the load from the users. New servers were put online (a couple years ago maybe?) but I wonder if the growth and popularity of Mint has pushed the forum back into the position of needing a little more horsepower to mana...
by TBABill
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate vs. Cinnamon
Replies: 34
Views: 281213

Re: Mate vs. Cinnamon

I don't understand why either would be prefered. Install KDE and experience the most sophisticated and configurable desktop Linux has to offer. It's flippin pretty. LOL...it's also highly subjective which DE is best :) Mate and Cinnamon look different, have different menus and are adjusted, control...

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