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by RavanH
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Keyboard layout issue in LMDE
Replies: 7
Views: 1712

Re: Keyboard layout issue in LMDE

Hi, I don't know if what you're talking about is specific to GNOME or Mint. But the system layout(s) is(are) set in /etc/default/keyboard. This can be configured with the keyboard configuration tool: dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration After going though some steps without really knowing what t...
by RavanH
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Multilingual LMDE
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Multilingual LMDE

Looking for the same, I feel LMDE falls short on this aspect to all other Mint distro's :( Normally, you would need the package gnome-language-selector to get that neat Install Languages gui that lets you select any aditional languages and automates the whole process of installing the needed diction...
by RavanH
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Intel 855GM Graphics (known issue)
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: Intel 855GM Graphics (known issue)

The solution that worked for me: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9244457&postcount=17 Hmm... tried that solution on my ASUS M2400N with Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device but got completely locked out after reboot. Had to restore the xorg.conf that I had backed up (glad...
by RavanH
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

it could be either the disk or the drive. if you're sure it's not the drive, then you might want to try burning the image at a lower speed. especially older equipment doesn't like disks burned at speeds higher than 10x. here the drives calibration also plays a role. and if you're 100% sure it's not...
by RavanH
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

it could be either the disk or the drive. if you're sure it's not the drive, then you might want to try burning the image at a lower speed. especially older equipment doesn't like disks burned at speeds higher than 10x. here the drives calibration also plays a role. and if you're 100% sure it's not...
by RavanH
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

difficult to say like this, maybe this laptop does have a defective optical drive... Have had no problems with it before. Every other CD-ROM/R/R-W is read without any errors. only the md5sums and error checks would be an indication of non faulty disk Like I wrote before, I did both checks the first...
by RavanH
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

AFAIK the ubuntu karmic alternate installation requires at least 256mb of ram... I realize, it would not even run nicely if it could be installed on such small memory. It will be extended soon. But I fear the errors will remain, just as they do on the second laptop with enough memory and no HD prob...
by RavanH
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

this might very well be the cause of the issue. try checking the swap partition for errors I did a check folowing these steps (I found via Google) in Xubuntu: sudo swapoff /dev/sda6 sudo mke2fs -c /dev/sda6 The test showed no bad blocks so I remounted the swap with these steps (to be complete for a...
by RavanH
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

did you do a memory check as well? linux kernels are very picky with memory and if bad memory is installed will generate many errors. the livecds create a ramfs (kind of like a swap file in memory), so usually doesn't use the hard drive unless there already is a linux swap partition present on the ...
by RavanH
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

you could try cleaning the lenses of the cd units with compressed air. Thanks for responding so fast! I tried cleaning lenses of both laptops but no difference. Besides, the errors always start at the exact same point during the boot process... (goes to fast to see exactly what it says just before ...
by RavanH
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1642

Re: Can't run Live Session - What the solution could be?

SQUASHFS error: unable to read ... or end-request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector ... Sadly, I am running into those same errors when trying to start the Mint 8 (32bit) Live CD on two different laptops. On a third one, there is no problem. I also checked CD integrity and MD5 checksum. No problems repor...
by RavanH
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to move from Ubuntu to Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: How to move from Ubuntu to Mint?

Ok, thanks guys.

Judging by the negative responses: "Me thinks, 'tis better to stay away from them repositories! ...arrr..."

@conslie, while I don't have too much room left on my HDD, your suggestion will most likely be the next thing I do after successfully booting a live cd... thanks!
by RavanH
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to move from Ubuntu to Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

How to move from Ubuntu to Mint?

Hi, As I understand it, Mint Helena is essentially Ubuntu Karmic but with some extra features and art work. I like what I have seen so far and want to try at least some of it. Is it possible to start with Mint without re-installing completely? Do Helena and Karmic share the main Ubuntu repositories ...

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