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by LarryP
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux for the Classroom
Replies: 12
Views: 2044

Re: Linux for the Classroom

One thing you might want to consider is if you're stuck with old hardware running win95 is trying say mint lxde or peppermint. Either one you could put on a live cd and see how it goes. Either one should get usable performance and allow rescores to used on something besides new pc's.
by LarryP
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Windows wireless drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Windows wireless drivers

Not sure how to put a link in here but just google malicious client eavesdropping you'll find the answer. basically just click on the desktop solves it :D
by LarryP
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: The verdict so far?
Replies: 36
Views: 5652

Re: The verdict so far?

my take on LMDE so far is I like the heck out of it . My issues have been mainly my lack of knowldge which is getting much better thanks to the great people here.The helpfulness and patience of the community, along with hard work clem , ikey and all the rest of the team have put into mint make this ...
by LarryP
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Can't Play DVDs in LMDE (SOLVED)
Replies: 16
Views: 4606

Re: Can't Play DVDs in LMDE

Bert I think your issue is probably drm I had the same issue with a dvd. Easy way to check that is download handbrke thru package maager a rip at least a little of a dvd and see if that plays.I'm assuming it either legal where you live or just want to use it as a test. Not advocating breaking the law
by LarryP
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Can't Play DVDs in LMDE (SOLVED)
Replies: 16
Views: 4606

Re: Can't Play DVDs in LMDE

Have you tied mplayer it works for me not counting a strangely DRMed dvd,which played after being ripped.
by LarryP
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Partition editing? Dense OP
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: Partition editing? Dense OP (SOLVED)

thanks knew i was just being dense :oops:
by LarryP
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: package name for lmde non free codecs? (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: package name for lmde non free codecs? (SOLVED)

Thanks everyone Randomizer special thanks to you ripped it with handbrake and it played. :) As to whether i can legally rip it well it's legal in windows it ought to be legal in linux fair use is fair use :roll:
by LarryP
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Partition editing? Dense OP
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Partition editing? Dense OP

Ok I'm feeling pretty dense here with the debian edition installer. on an 80 gig hd I have 1 MiB unallocatted, 77.46 in sda a 3.06 extended partition and 3.06 swap. Ifigured out how to do the swap. Can I use the 1 Mib as boot? Second.Exactly how do iset the size of root and home ? i would like to se...
by LarryP
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: package name for lmde non free codecs? (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: package name for lmde non free codecs?

Thanks everyone :) . Think I'll mark this as solved although 1 dvd only plays like a slideshow with no sound suspect that may be a DRM issue every thing else seems to work. Ichecked the packages suggested and installed which didn't help the one dvd. The one puzzler to me is it plays flawlessly in th...
by LarryP
Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: package name for lmde non free codecs? (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

Re: package name for lmde non free codecs?

afraid they are not installed in the debian edition and downloading the good the bad and the ugly codecs in gstreamer did not help with dvd playback and no it's not the dvd drive as dvds play in the main edition partition. Well guess isadora stays for awhile till i figure it out. thanks for the help...
by LarryP
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: package name for lmde non free codecs? (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 2884

package name for lmde non free codecs? (SOLVED)

I have been dualbooting lmde and isadora the last 3 days and love lmde. I have to say setting up my broadcom wireless was as painless as in mint main once i figured it out with great help in the forums :) .i know to get the codecs I go to cli and "su get-apt" but what package name? All hel...
by LarryP
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: lmde kernel version? broadcom firmware (solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

Re: lmde kernel version? broadcom firmware

thanks chris , really appreciate the quick answer ,guess i was just overthinking it
by LarryP
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: lmde kernel version? broadcom firmware (solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 3419

lmde kernel version? broadcom firmware (solved)

I,d love to install lmde and realize that for a noob like me I'll be doing some serious learning . After looking at the debian wiki on installing the broadcom firmware with fwcutter it seems to be somewhat kernel specific. I've googled looked in the forums,checked the blog and no luck finding kernel...
by LarryP
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: A few questions from a Debian user.
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: A few questions from a Debian user.

Just thought I'd chip in as a noob to mint and linux in general, I think you'll find with the multimedia codecs already in place mint will make a nice media cener setup. I'm running Isadora main on a 5 year old acer 5050 with a 2 gig amd, 3gigs ram and 80 gig harddrive itworks great and has done pre...
by LarryP
Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: mint9 debian broadcom driver? (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: mint9 debian broadcom driver?

Thanks very much that thread had the link to the debian wiki with the answer :D . and the live dvd is great will I've downloaded mint 9 debian ,and will install once i get over my fear of the installer :lol: I must give props to all involved with this edition it looks sweet.




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by LarryP
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: mint9 debian broadcom driver? (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

mint9 debian broadcom driver? (SOLVED)

I've been using mint9 main edition for a couple of months now and love it. I am interested in the new debian based mint but do need to use the broadcom proprietary driver using the fwdcutter tool and amwondering if that comes in the debian edition?
by LarryP
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: bad password baffled noob (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: bad password baffled noob

thanks, jason thought I mentioned i was using the broadcom driver with fwdcutter which is what worked when I was dual booting with vista and helena. The real puzzler to me is while it won't stay connected more than 30 seconds trying wireless directly is when I am connected with ethernet to the route...
by LarryP
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: bad password baffled noob (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 698

bad password baffled noob (SOLVED)

Linux noob here and have checked the forums for an answer. I have an acer 5050 with a broadcom chip used fwdcutter to install the right driver,uninstalled nm installed wicd even reinstalled mint 9. I can connect to open networks flawlessly,wired works at home but the password fails trying toconnect ...

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