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by claudecat
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Reasoning Behind Gentoo and Arch
Replies: 8
Views: 6288

Re: Reasoning Behind Gentoo and Arch

Main benefits of both for me are more fine-grained control of the system, and NEVER having to reinstall. If you care to learn, you can more easily tailor Arch or Gentoo to YOUR needs than you can a preconfigured live-cd style distro. In my experience both run significantly lighter on resources than ...
by claudecat
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Splash On Cube Desktop Overview
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: <SOLVED> Mint Splash On Cube Desktop Overview

For those that wonder after reading this just how it's done: the file that you need to overwrite is /usr/share/kde4/apps/kwin/cubecap.png (in most other distros it's in /usr/share/apps/kwin). Open up (as su - alt+f2 + kdesu dolphin will get you there) whatever image you want as the cubecap in gwenvi...
by claudecat
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Dedoimedo: "Cinnamon and MATE are the future"
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: Dedoimedo: "Cinnamon and MATE are the future"

I've always liked reading Dedoimedo, but I have a few issues with his take on this. For one, he has always been a Gnome2 snob and has never really given KDE especially the credit it deserves. While he has a point that KDE has suffered by not being the default in the most popular distros (read Ubuntu...
by claudecat
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: dist-upgrade borks my fresh install of 13 Maya KDE - help
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: dist-upgrade borks my fresh install of 13 Maya KDE - hel

Sounds like video driver issues... I'd try doing the "Additional Drivers" thing prior to updating the system. Also, I always have better luck using Synaptic rather than Mint-update for the initial (huge) round of updates, though I doubt that's really a factor here. I'm guessing you have an...
by claudecat
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best desktop entorn for netbook?
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: Best desktop entorn for netbook?

I use various distros with KDE on my 2 year old HP Mini 110 netbook. I initially used other DE's, but found that KDE works just fine on such machines. Use what you're comfortable with, and if you're coming from Windows, KDE can closely mimic that user interface. Mint 13 KDE is a good choice, as are ...
by claudecat
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Interesting new distro
Replies: 19
Views: 2945

Re: Interesting new distro

@ viking - Interesting - I guess my mistake was getting rid of the manjaro mirrors entirely and upgrading all the manjaro packages with the arch versions (purely as an experiment). That it didn't work cleanly tells me that manjaro really isn't meant to be trifled with in this admittedly drastic way,...
by claudecat
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Interesting new distro
Replies: 19
Views: 2945

Re: Interesting new distro

I've tried both Manjaro and Bridge, and they are both pretty nice. Manjaro comes with more firmware (broadcom wireless for example) and uses its own repos that are NOT as up to date as regular Arch. Bridge brings less of its own polish to the table but hews closer to its parent. I settled on keeping...
by claudecat
Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what version of mint would you recommend for my laptop?
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: what version of mint would you recommend for my laptop?

Since you are already used to Mint 13 KDE, there is no reason not to run it on your laptop as well. KDE is not as resource intensive as many would have you believe, and with your specs and a little fine tuning, you should be fine. I've happily run Mint KDE on machines with 1gb ram and atom processors.
by claudecat
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive Partitioning
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Drive Partitioning

I generally use ~20gb partitions for linux installs and store my data on larger ntfs or fat partitions. Most distros only use 3-10gb for the initial install so anything bigger may be wasted space. I like to test lots of distros, so I always create 12-14 20gb linux partitions, one swap, and leave the...
by claudecat
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint 12 & KDE 4.9
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: Linux Mint 12 & KDE 4.9

I remember using the kubuntu backports ppa in 12 to upgrade to 4.8.4, so my guess is that it would work for 4.9 as well. Here's the ppa info if needed:

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apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports -y
by claudecat
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Numlock wanted ON by default
Replies: 28
Views: 5228

Re: Numlock wanted ON by default

For me the setting in System Settings under Input Devices to turn on numlock did not work. What did work was to install numlockx (sudo apt-get install numlockx) and then in System Settings under Startup and Shutdown/Autostart click Add Program and type in numlockx. This has worked in several distros...
by claudecat
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Updating to KDE 4.9
Replies: 26
Views: 7713

Re: Updating to KDE 4.9

I just upgraded to 4.9 as well and it went smooth as silk aside from kdm settings being reset. I had to re-enable auto-login. One minor issue is that kwin will crash if desktop cube is enabled and you have unchecked "show desktop name". Other than that it feels a bit snappier and all is we...
by claudecat
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: KDE-Full
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: KDE-Full

That is a meta-package that will install the entire KDE software compilation. The download size will be huge (maybe larger than the Mint 13 KDE iso). KDE is a desktop environment (like Gnome or Xfce), but kde-full will also pull in dozens and dozens of KDE apps of varying degrees of usefulness. I li...
by claudecat
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enabling Selinux in Mint 13
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Re: Enabling Selinux in Mint 13

You're trying to make an extremely complex set of software designed by and for Fedora work on Mint, presumably in the interest of additional security, yet you are running a (very) outdated kernel. That might be a good place to start in addressing your machine's security. I'd make sure all my package...
by claudecat
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 13 KDE (KDE sterilised)
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Mint 13 KDE (KDE sterilised)

I am a new user, and I am curious... besides uploading pictures to online services (which does not interest me), what other features of KDE are not included in Mint 13 KDE by default? And how would I add them? Thanks in advance. --Jim The full breadth of the KDE SC is pretty staggering really... ev...
by claudecat
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 13 on 1Gb ram
Replies: 13
Views: 4751

Re: Mint 13 on 1Gb ram

Nope, I use gmail mostly via the web, but sometimes with Thunderbird. Not sure about kmail needing akonadi, but it seems likely.
by claudecat
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 13 KDE (KDE sterilised)
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Mint 13 KDE (KDE sterilised)

I agree with you that Mint KDE is a bit watered down in terms of KDE features. If the iso is gonna be bigger than a cd's worth, why not include more? I'd like to see at least some of the KDE games included myself... they make gnome's weak assortment look like a joke. Am I the only one out there that...
by claudecat
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 13 on 1Gb ram
Replies: 13
Views: 4751

Re: Mint 13 on 1Gb ram

I found your comment very interesting. Perhaps you can tell me 2 things: 1) What exactly are nepomuk and akonadi for? 2) How do I disable the startup services you think are unnecessary? 1) they are both involved in indexing your files and other information for retrieval by various applications. Use...
by claudecat
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 13 on 1Gb ram
Replies: 13
Views: 4751

Re: Mint 13 on 1Gb ram

Mint KDE runs just fine with 1Gb ram... even better if you disable nepomuk, akonadi and unnecessary startup services. Mint KDE uses less ram at idle than either Fuduntu (Gnome2) or Xubuntu on my lowly HP Mini netbook and is plenty snappy (boots in less than a minute). KDE is only as bloated as you w...
by claudecat
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Is Mint Menu Compatible with LM KDE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Is Mint Menu Compatible with LM KDE?

I find the plain ol' kickoff menu quite usable once I have populated Favorites with all my commonly used apps. Recently Used also comes in handy. Personally, I find Lancelot too cluttered with few benefits over kickoff. Also, don't forget that you can use kmenuedit to edit the menu.

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