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by claudecat
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Too many updates for a fresh release?
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Too many updates for a fresh release?

I just installed Mint 12 KDE 64, and was alarmed at the fact that hundreds of packages need to be upgraded. This was released a few days ago! 380mb of updates for an os this new seems excessive... What's worse is that if you try to update using Synaptic rather than the notifier, you'll see that it w...
by claudecat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What are Language packages please
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: What are Language packages please

Language packs are just what you'd think... files that allow you to change the default language used by your OS. I've found that if I'm online while installing Mint or Ubuntu, it will spend time downloading and installing language packs, but if not connected, it won't, and it seems to make no differ...
by claudecat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken Packages
Replies: 23
Views: 1894

Re: Broken Packages

In Synaptic package manager, look in the menus for "Fix broken packages". That most likely will sort it out.
by claudecat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: A couple of questions regarding KDE
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Re: A couple of questions regarding KDE

It wouldn't hurt to try installing the 10.04 version... it'll either install and work or it won't install and you can just delete the file. I went to http://sourceforge.net/projects/kdropbox/files/kfilebox-0.4.8/ and saw that this version is brand new... worth a try. If not, you could just get the s...
by claudecat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?
Replies: 142
Views: 19155

Re: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?

I'm writing this in Mint 12 using the default MGSE, but I really don't like it much... I also have LMDE (gnome2) on this machine, which I love. I dread the next update pack which will have the abomination that is gnome3/gnome-shell. I also have Mint 11 on my laptop, with no plans to change that. All...
by claudecat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: fastest ubuntu,debian distro
Replies: 20
Views: 7176

Re: fastest ubuntu,debian distro

Crunchbang is by far the fastest/lightest of all above mentioned, but at the expense of looking and feeling rather blah... Bohdi is a nice lean 'buntu with a decent look and feel (best plymouth theme ever!). If you want eye candy AND speed, nothing beats Macpup installed to a hd... less than 10 seco...
by claudecat
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Suggestions on other Linux Distributions
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: Suggestions on other Linux Distributions

As a confirmed distro-holic :) , I would recommend several, of varying degrees of difficulty in installing. Starting with the easiest, PCLinuxOS is very nice and comes with codecs and even graphics drivers for AMD and Nvidia cards. It's mainly KDE, which I actually prefer, but has other spins and DE...
by claudecat
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Enlightemnent
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Enlightemnent

You may want to try Bodhi linux ( http://www.bodhilinux.com/ ). It seems to be the most popular distro using enlightenment, also based on Ubuntu (older version than what Mint is based on). Macpup ( http://macpup.org/macpup528.php ) is also very nice, a spin on Puppy linux. If you install enlightenme...
by claudecat
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to boot laptop from linux mint boot disc
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: how to boot laptop from linux mint boot disc

How did you burn the iso? Does windows see the iso as an iso file or as a whole bunch of other files and directories? If just an iso then you just burned it as a data disk. You need to burn it as an iso. Right-click on the iso file on you hard drive, then select "Burn Disk Image". Any blan...
by claudecat
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to mint and linux need help with Grub, thank you
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: New to mint and linux need help with Grub, thank you

Open your /etc/default/grub file as root (alt+f2 - gksu gedit /etc/default/grub) and look for GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0. If it's there comment it out with a # in front of it. Then add or edit another line to GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 (or however many seconds you want before your default grub entry is booted). The...
by claudecat
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: KISS. Total newbie &
Replies: 23
Views: 2179

Re: KISS. Total newbie &

In response to the original post: You've come a long way to have already installed both Mint 12 and Ubuntu. Most new linux users need TONS of help to get that far. You are far closer to being a linux genius than you realise! If it were me, I would install the latest KDE version of Mint (just came ou...
by claudecat
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I love Mint!
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: I love Mint!

I solved the grub2 issue by uninstalling the package, then installing grub1, then ran update-grub. Easy! :D
by claudecat
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I love Mint!
Replies: 7
Views: 804

I love Mint!

I just gotta say.... Mint is the best OS I have yet encountered. My only issue is the use of grub 2, which I absolutely despise... however easily solved via Synaptic (no cli required, despite what the Windows 7 idjuts will continue to insist is necessary for any linux distro). I have nothing but res...

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