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by tdockery97
Tue May 18, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To Increase Your Internet Connection Speed in Linux
Replies: 20
Views: 34405

Re: How To Increase Your Internet Connection Speed in Linux

Hmmm. Didn't work for me on HP laptop. My problems is really kind of weird, though. I use Wifi. I am dual booting Windows 7 and Isadora. When I log in to the Wifi with the sign on code, whichever OS I sign on with has very limited d/l speeds around 30 KB/s. The other OS runs at 160 KB/s (about 1 mbp...
by tdockery97
Sat May 08, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Military Veteran (all nations) Linux users
Replies: 66
Views: 4849

Re: Military Veteran (all nations) Linux users

Retired Navy here, and Linux Mint user since January. My first computer was Timex-Sinclair 1000. Then VIC-20. Finally moved way up to Atari 800xl with a whole 64k of RAM. First used MS in the DOS days, so command line is nothing new. It's what made computers fun.
by tdockery97
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Few Comments from a Windows guy
Replies: 41
Views: 4219

Re: Few Comments from a Windows guy

I too have used windows since the dos days. As a matter of fact, my very first computer was a Timex-Sinclair 1000. The reason I switched from Windows 7 to Linux Mint 8 is because linux is FUN. I guess what makes me different from most windows users is an interest in how things work. When I switched ...
by tdockery97
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless occasionally stops working until reboot
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Re: Wireless occasionally stops working until reboot

I am running Mint 8 main, and had begun having the same problem. This may or may not work for you, but for me it stopped my wifi from disconnecting, and doubled my connection strength. Against popular opinion I replaced Network Manager with WICD, and installed the Network Selector Panel Applet. It i...
by tdockery97
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound at all
Replies: 15
Views: 1812

Re: No sound at all

Hi. I have an HPG61-511wm, and have spent the past month trying to solve sound problems. This afternoon I read a post I hadn't seen before regarding sound on the HP. It's the only one I hadn't tried yet, and it worked. The poster was an HP Pavillion -dv4 owner. In the terminal enter: sudo gedit /etc...
by tdockery97
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Sound Help Please RESOLVED
Replies: 1
Views: 520

HP Sound Help Please RESOLVED

I have an HP laptop model G61-511wm and like so many other hp owners, have the problem of the sound only coming through the headphones and not at all through the speakers. I have searched the forums and tried many of the recommendations such as adding the commands to the alsa-base.conf file, etc., b...
by tdockery97
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Thanks!

I also am among the growing number of Windows users who wanted more from my os. Three weeks ago I downloaded Mint 8 and installed as a dual boot with Windows 7 on my new laptop. It only took me one day to begin using Mint almost exclusively, when I saw that my wifi speed quadrupled in Mint (I don't ...
by tdockery97
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!
Replies: 127
Views: 64983

Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

I just bought a new hp laptop last week (HP G61-511WM) which was loaded with Windows 7. I have been wanting to try linux Mint as soon as I got a computer. I was worried about compatibility, but downloaded the Helena iso to try it out. When I booted the DVD there was no sound and wifi did not work. I...

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