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by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WHY WHY WHY?
Replies: 47
Views: 4917

Re: WHY WHY WHY?

I always purchase a full blown copy of WIndows to have on hand. Whenever I go to install it on a system, I blow off the hard drive and start from scratch. I haven't used an OEM installation CD in over 10 years. I've found that unless you have a massively hybrid system that you've put together, the W...
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dual core only using one core
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Dual core only using one core

When your Grub menu comes up, arrow to the entry you wish to select and press "E". This puts you into "edit" mode. Scroll down to the line that looks similar to this: linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=UUID=19b8a6dd-7416-4ac7-b22b-63869cba38ac ro quiet splash At the end of that line, type in...
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suspended - What am I supoused to do now?
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Suspended - What am I supoused to do now?

Why are you attempting to install Mint 1? It's ancient and not even supported any longer. Mint 8 is the latest release.
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dual core only using one core
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Dual core only using one core

Possible... You could try to boot with a noacpi option and see if that works.
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dual core only using one core
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Dual core only using one core

Not sure how grub could contribute to the issue as it's nothing more than a boot loader. Unless there's an option being passed during the boot process that causes the system to recognize just one core. Working on a bit of a system issue myself right now and as soon as I can get Mint to play nicely w...
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dual core only using one core
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Dual core only using one core

OK. That's just.... weird. I've never seen an installation ignore a CPU core before.

Is this a "base" installation? Or have you modified it with extra software, updates, etc.?
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dual core only using one core
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Dual core only using one core

You pressed "1" once top was running, yes?
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Linux Mint 9 GNOME or Mint 9 KDE?
Replies: 17
Views: 7202

Re: Linux Mint 9 GNOME or Mint 9 KDE?

I'm running the following:

Toshiba P305D 2GHz AMD Turion 64 x2
ATI x1250 Video
4 GB RAM

I have the control issue in Opera, but I'm able to use flash controls in FireFox. One of these days I'll dig under the hood and figure out why. :mrgreen:
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Linux Mint 9 GNOME or Mint 9 KDE?
Replies: 17
Views: 7202

Re: Linux Mint 9 GNOME or Mint 9 KDE?

as for the op questions, i do think your lappy specs is sufficient enough to run kde and try the kde ce, not by installing it from package manager inside the main edition. if it can't serve you well, you still have some other choices of mint editions or even from other distros. Yeah, I want to go f...
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dual core only using one core
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Dual core only using one core

Hi: I'm running Mint 8 x64 in KDE. I have an AMD X2 dual core CPU. When I run System Monitor only one core shows up under CPU history. I couldn't seem to find another post that asks about this. Has anyone run into this before? Is it a problem with System Monitor or have I failed to configure someth...
by Biker
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: firewire through ethernet
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: firewire through ethernet

The high speed bus is hardwired to the firewire port, not your ethernet port. Two completely different ports and standards.
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop discrete video question [closed]
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Laptop discrete video question

Upgrading the video on a notebook most likely will be a no-win situation. Especially if it's a chipset soldered into the motherboard. Some notebooks have a card attached to the motherboard, so swapping it out may be a bit easier. Still not a project for the feint of heart, though. I have run across ...
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

If someone is going to let left side window buttons deter them from Linux, the same if someone is going to let MY rude comment deter them from Linux, then so long! :wink: Where does it stop, though? First it was the buttons. Now it's the notification area. What's next? "I don't like the menu at the...
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

Chances are if buttons on the left are enough to make a user leave Linux they wouldn't have lasted very long anyway. That's not thinking like a "power user" but just from my experience in general. By the time someone has made the decision to try Linux, they should be expecting things to be a bit di...
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

You folks need to stop thinking like "power users" for a minute, and put yourself into the shoes of someone who has never, ever used Linux before. They get it installed and they're greeted with a completely different desktop, things aren't where they think they'd be, and buttons behave in a manner t...
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

You're saying that buttons on the right is easier than buttons on the left? That people will look at a completely familiar window with completely familiar buttons (albeit on the opposite side) and not understand how it works? I just can't believe that to be true. People are not that stupid. Change ...
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

Edit: Linuxviolin, a change that takes 10 seconds to revert is nothing, especially when there is a nice new GUI that came out of it (the new MintDesktop). Plus, buttons on the left makes far more sense than buttons on the right. I won't go into more depth on that here because that's off topic, but ...
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

MALsPa wrote:This is something that I was wondering about. On a GNOME panel, isn't the date/time an applet, a separate thing on the panel from the notification area/system tray?
Not entirely sure. I despise GNOME with a passion. I usually use a distro with KDE or XFCE. :mrgreen:
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

There are certain things that should run in the notification area. Connection info, date/time, etc. These are all processes that ARE running in the background and the notification area gives an easy way to determine their status. For those that say "widgets" can do the same thing on the desktop, how...
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7140

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

This isn't a problem with the notification area, but with developers creating programs that interact with it. There needs to be a set standard that everyone can agree to in regards to how things access and react within the notification area. Doing away with it because developers do things "their way...

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