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by How-old!
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Root access Xfce Mint 201104
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: Root access Xfce Mint 201104

I would not recommend it at all. Sooner or later you will bork your system. Although this advice is well-meaning, as a general statement it is utter BS. If someone 'borks' their system, it's entirely their own fault. For a lone punter working in his garden shed to which no-one else has access, work...
by How-old!
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC2 released!
Replies: 20
Views: 39715

Re: Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC2 released!

Nice release, just a couple of points and a question. 1. Boot splash - inconsequential whether there's just dots, logo+dots or something more exotic, but this one just has a black screen! SiS Mirage 1 chipset; otherwise, performs perfectly. 2. Logitech Mouseman Wheel and 4D Browser UP mice don't dis...
by How-old!
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Others
Topic: LXDE-64. Reprise
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: LXDE-64. Reprise

Yup, got that Al, but there are loads of single core boards coming onto the junk heaps now, eg 754 & 939. Of course, they'll run 32-bit, too, but just asking....
by How-old!
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Others
Topic: LXDE-64. Reprise
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

LXDE-64. Reprise

Yes, it's been asked before in various places, but let's do it one more time. Will there be a 64bit version - ever? Would there be any advantage?
by How-old!
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) released!
Replies: 66
Views: 55037

Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) released!

Thanks, Albert. All you say is true, of course. I've followed the various nuances of most of the main players this last decade or two. However, facts are facts; the end result, in this case, is just not what users expect or should expect when other developers have circumvented these vagaries. Nor is...
by How-old!
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) released!
Replies: 66
Views: 55037

Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) released!

The 64-bit version is the biggest disappointment for many years. Not only is the .iso unnecessarily bloated, but the (unhindered!) install took six hours and contains loads of stuff that the average user will never want. The installer is a pain. There were the 337 updates immediately listed. Etc., e...
by How-old!
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: XFCE10
Replies: 33
Views: 6026

Re: XFCE10

More people complain of problems with brasero and replace it with Xfburn than the other way 'round. Sometimes neither work. In particular, I have had trouble with 650Mb CD-RW, including Traxdata. For these, I have had to resort to Nero. Nero can be used for free with your W code provided you have a...
by How-old!
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce Desktop Sounds-Reprise
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Xfce Desktop Sounds-Reprise

Many thanks richyrich. Will try that.
Only just spotted your kind reply. Waiting to hear good news from Merlwiz - personal and technical that is!
by How-old!
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce Desktop Sounds-Reprise
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Xfce Desktop Sounds-Reprise

On Dec4 2010, member M_Mynaardt, raised the issue of Xfce sounds in a parallel thread. Stranger than fiction, he was advised to switch on sound effects in "Appearance". I asked a supplementary: OK - did that. Then what?! "I'd like to play a short MP3 tune (in Exaile, for example) when the desktop st...
by How-old!
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Xfce Desktop Sounds; are there any?
Replies: 6
Views: 2552

Re: [Solved] Xfce Desktop Sounds; are there any?

OK - did that. Then what?!
I'd like to play a short MP3 tune (in Exaile, for example) when the desktop starts up.
Any chance? Does it need a script? edited into some start-up file(s)?
by How-old!
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Replies: 224
Views: 128442

Re: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

This one is very good indeed. Couldn't wait for the bespoke Xfce version so decided to run the generic Xfce desktop on top of Gnome (which I detest). Surprised by the ease and functionality of this combination which bodes well for Merlwiz' eventual masterpiece.
by How-old!
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Replies: 224
Views: 128442

Re: Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

Like it! However,... ...sometimes the liveCD boot stalls and have been unable to install it yet. Stalls occur especially on my 939, onboard graphics/shared memory with 512Mb total. Guessing, not enough mem? v9 didn't have this problem. Failure to install after successful boot was also on a machine w...
by How-old!
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!
Replies: 20
Views: 32576

Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!

...Dell was an Intel graphics issue. - umm, Dell issues, Intel graphics issues? Nothing new there, then. A few possible suggestions: move from the USA (always a good idea, anyway!), never buy proprietary boxes (hire a proverbial six-year-old to build you a decent machine to a decent spec. if you're...
by How-old!
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Update Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: Update Problem

ander111 - mirth helps in these dire times. Did you read : No more 2nd-class experience for people without DVD drives or suffering from bad political decisions re. Mint10RC? Laugh? I could've cried... Notwithstanding, 'English' is vague term - we are the ultimate b*st*rd race; at least 50% Roman, bu...
by How-old!
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Update Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: Update Problem

Thanks for that, doc. Update manager has default settings for v9.
Strangely, this morning, the missing files auto-downloaded after a week of failure. Could it be that we prompted them to put a shilling in the gas meter?!
by How-old!
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Update Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: Update Problem

Failed to fetch http://archive.removed/ubuntu/dists/isadora-removed/Release.gpg Could not connect to archive.removed:80 (208.98.166.60). - connect (110: Connection timed out) Failed to fetch http://archive.removed/ubuntu/dists/isadora-removed/games/i18n/Translation-en_GB.bz2 Unable to connect to arc...
by How-old!
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Update Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Update Problem

The Update Manager is listing a whole bunch of files this week but most of them fail to download? Anyone having the same problem? Is there something else I should be doing/not doing?
Is there a specific d/l for installing Iron to this version of the distro?
by How-old!
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce 9 Isadora development(Released)
Replies: 109
Views: 20691

Re: Xfce 9 Isadora development(RC Released)

Forgot to mention that the traceroute didn't like the version of the link I used. Hindsight is wonderful! Great respect for the skill and dedication of merl, grateful for all he does, and making no claims in respect of being much more than twice his age/experience. Suffice it to say that 'this guy w...
by How-old!
Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce 9 Isadora development(Released)
Replies: 109
Views: 20691

Re: Xfce 9 Isadora development(RC Released)

First time I've heard an executable ISO First time in 20yrs I've had virus/trojan/worm problems. Never seen anything like this before. And, it's not a new trojan concept so must be new improved version. I burned to new CD-RW, installed on a clean HD, and up it pop on my lloydstsb URL. Apparently it...
by How-old!
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 9 Xfce RC released!
Replies: 36
Views: 20617

Re: Linux Mint 9 Xfce RC released!

copied from the development thread: WARNING : I downloaded your latest and greatest from this Re: Xfce 9 Isadora development(Updated July 19) by Joylove on Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:52 am Installed the RC from http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/LinuxM ... c-i386.iso : on page 3 of that thread as soon as it a...

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