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by toomanyquestions
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Best desktop box for expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Best desktop box for expansion

Are some manufactures better about providing the customer w/additional hd bays / mount points in a stock box (I prefer a two hd setup). Obviously I could build my own, but I'm not inclined to do so at this time.
by toomanyquestions
Sat May 10, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Customize Your XFCE Root Menu
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

Customize Your XFCE Root Menu

I love the openbox main menu; therefore I decided to customize my xfce menu. Here are the steps I recommend. Note: it's always wise to backup the files you are working with. Disclaimer: these steps were used on Solydx, not Linux Mint, but I believe they will be almost the same on LM. Please offer co...
by toomanyquestions
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: HDMI - picture but no sound
Replies: 1
Views: 611

HDMI - picture but no sound

Mint KDE 14 - When the laptop (Dell Vostro) is connected to the TV via an HDMI cable, the picture shows up, but the TV's sound bar is useless. From what I've experienced, this is common problem across Ubuntu based distros. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
by toomanyquestions
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint Install Broke Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 3258

Re: dual boot disaster- the tale of a toasted system

Given the troubles you described, I hope you have a Windows system disk!? That said, I'm surely not the person to answer your technical questions in any depth. ...When last I installed Mint I was asked how I wanted to partition the disk - utilize the whole disk, install side-by-side (w/windows), or ...
by toomanyquestions
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getdeb replacement?
Replies: 9
Views: 1763

removed replacement?

I've seen rumors (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=123258#p680160) that there will be a replacement repo for removed. Will there be a global announcement if and when such a repo is rehosted / established? ...Or does someone have an address for a good eplacement repo? Can this be used...
by toomanyquestions
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) How do I disable laptop's tap-click?
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

Re: How do I disable laptop's tap-click?

Thanks for the input. I ended up finding this solution -

Main Menu
Settings
Session & Startup
Application Autostart
Add +
synclient Tapbutton1=0
by toomanyquestions
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: (Solved) How do I disable laptop's tap-click?
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

(Solved) How do I disable laptop's tap-click?

Is it possible to disable my laptop's (Xfce Maya, Thinkpad T61) touch-click functionality? I've used a command in terminal that seems to work (e.g. "synclient TapButton1=0") but I'm not sure how to make it persistant. Can I simply add it to an autostart.sh file? If so, where would that file be? Perh...
by toomanyquestions
Sun May 27, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ram & CPU - LMDE Xfce vs. LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 5469

Re: Ram & CPU - LMDE Xfce vs. LXDE

If you've installed LM LXDE, then openbox is the default, which you can select at login, but you also can select Mint-LXDE. :)
Ahh, now I know the difference between the two sessions. :D Thanks!
by toomanyquestions
Sat May 26, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ram & CPU - LMDE Xfce vs. LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 5469

M12 LXDE Ram & CPU Questions

A few related questions - 1) Is the attached just-started memory readout normal for an almost stock Mint LXDE install? 2) I recently noticed that conky's ram numbers (in cb#!) were quite different from what "top" showed. What am I missing? 3)As i understand it, LXDE works with openbox. Is there any ...
by toomanyquestions
Fri May 25, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ram & CPU - LMDE Xfce vs. LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 5469

Re: Ram & CPU - LMDE Xfce vs. LXDE

FDF wrote: in a terminal do the top command. it will show you what is keeping your CPU busy.
After running "top" this AM, it seems my problem is CPU load. Worst offenders: firefox-bin, Xorg, plugin-container. Thoughts? Ditch FF? Is my CPU dying?
by toomanyquestions
Fri May 25, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ram & CPU - LMDE Xfce vs. LXDE
Replies: 8
Views: 5469

Ram & CPU - LMDE Xfce vs. LXDE

Specs: 1gig ram, 2.6x Intel celeron (I believe). When I open 3+ tabs in FF things slow down. Consequently I was wondering which system is most resource frugal - LMDE Xfce or LM LXDE? From what I understand, LXDE w/the same DE would be faster; however I also understand LXDE is a slightly faster DE......
by toomanyquestions
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 661881

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Enlightenment is my favorite DE, however I felt compelled to vote for a DE Mint actually uses (XFCE).
by toomanyquestions
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LM 12 KDE Wireless-Blindness
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: LM 12 KDE Wireless-Blindness

At present I have LM 12 KDE installed on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545, dual core, 2 gig memory, four or five years old). However, even after installing the proprietary drivers, KDE is still unable to see my hidden wireless network Apparently Ultimate Edition, Fusion, & PC Linux OS support my wirel...
by toomanyquestions
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LM 12 KDE Wireless-Blindness
Replies: 2
Views: 607

LM 12 KDE Wireless-Blindness

At present I have LM 12 KDE installed on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545, dual core, 2 gig memory, four or five years old). However, even after installing the proprietary drivers, KDE is still unable to see my hidden wireless network (it appears able to pick up the neighbor's though). To make things e...
by toomanyquestions
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll
Replies: 70
Views: 11553

Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

I fell in love w/XFCE using Elyssa, like LXDE, & think Cinnamon looks promising. Voted other & wished Mint offered Enlightenment. :D
by toomanyquestions
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I Get Rid of Extra Desktop Environments?
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: Can I Get Rid of Extra Desktop Environments?

I would say yes, you can remove Mate. As for gnome, I don't think so, since cinnamon is only the 'shell' part, it still uses gnome3 in a sense so better keep it around :) If I were you, I'd keep mate installed in case cinnamon or gnome breaks, coz things are still abit early and rough so it's kinda...
by toomanyquestions
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I Get Rid of Extra Desktop Environments?
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Can I Get Rid of Extra Desktop Environments?

Wondering...can you uninstall any of the desktop options (e.g. gnome w/mate) after installing Cinnamon? It seems silly to have three desktop options when I'm only going to use one or maybe two...
by toomanyquestions
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux Friendly Laptops
Replies: 38
Views: 9625

Re: Linux Friendly Laptops

All - thanks for the advice; experiential posts are simply great. For the record, I bought a used Thinkpad t61 online. Presently I'm surfing wirelessly via a live mint 12. :)
by toomanyquestions
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux Friendly Laptops
Replies: 38
Views: 9625

Re: Linux Friendly Laptops

OldManHook wrote:
seppalta wrote:I refurbish used laptops with Linux operating systems for fun and sale. The one brand that I will not touch is Dell.
About System76--Like to see Linux Co But the price is a little high for what you get :o

Re: System 76 - I'd have to agree with that... :)
by toomanyquestions
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux Friendly Laptops
Replies: 38
Views: 9625

Re: Linux Friendly Laptops

Most laptops with Intel HD Graphics (without hybrid AMD/nVidia) work well. HP, Dell and Lenovo test laptops for Linux compatibility and most Sony Vaio models also don't cause much problems. Has anyone had any experiences (positive or negative) with Samsung? Do they have a Linux reputation of any so...

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