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by LarryP
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Some Questions

Hi and welcome to linux and mint. An 8 gig usb drive will work at least to start I'm not sure how many apps you would like to have over the ones already installed. unetbootin works for making a usb install but if you still have windows available I'd suggest this it will let you put the latest mint o...
by LarryP
Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edit.)
Replies: 81
Views: 34666

Re: Porting Linux Mint tools to Arch (formerly Mint Arch Edi

Just saw this thread today. I have to say I'm one of the people nowhere ready for an arch based system, but have to say I'm impressed with what you're doing . Sloshy hopefully before to long I'll be at the point to try an arch install and I love the idea of being able to have the things that make mi...
by LarryP
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint from CD?
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Linux Mint from CD?

Since you mention you have windows an alterative to unetbootin is here http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ the nice thing about this one is it links to mint 9 I think unetbootin only has 7 or 8 as the latest mint as a direct link. I saw that link i another topic in fo...
by LarryP
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A question concerning setting up a system to triple boot
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: A question concerning setting up a system to triple boot

Not sure if this will help but apparently osx and grub don't like each other.http://blog.larsstrand.org/article.php?story=Triple-Boot-OSX-Ubuntu-Vista If I read this right the easiest way to get things working will be to use the OSX disc to wipe the partitions install OSX then follow the directions ...
by LarryP
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Naming conventions and Hurricanes
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: Mint Naming conventions and Hurricanes

I have to agree Clem pretty much has the sense to avoid a name with negative connotations like Katrina. Jason , my grandmother Wilma and her sisters all would gotten a kick out of a linux distro with their name if it was brought to their attention. Must say thought my granny would be more like arch ...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: How many people did you convert to Mint??
Replies: 56
Views: 14624

Re: How many people did you convert to Mint??

Can't say that I have actually converted anyone but my former roommate dual boots with mint 9 on a persistant usb she needs MS office for school and has limited hard drive space available xp is strictly for school now everything else is mint and her father by extension i guess he picked up an older ...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new set up questions
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: new set up questions

Hi Dave , Looks like you got some good adive so far and not sure which rosewill dongle you have some work well out the box saw one that need a easy (once you see the directions) You can google your model and find out how well it works with linux. And your son won't need to use your copy of open offi...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Would Linux Mint work on my PC?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Would Linux Mint work on my PC?

mint should run fine on yours. you may also want to try the lxde andxfce versions as well as isadora the main one. although isadora runs nicely with that amount of ram, many minters with similar rigs find the lighter desktops run much faster . Good luck.
by LarryP
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: It's a mature Linux (Mint)
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: It's a mature Linux (Mint)

Glad to have you here. Had :lol: about "she who must be appeased' commadeering the lappie and the dual- boot sneak. Given she has discovered facebook you might try a dual-boot of peppermint ice one of the developers here at mint Kendall Weaver a great guy came up with peppermint . She would lov...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Preserve Vista Applications
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Preserve Vista Applications

It would not be the same as installing from the original disc it would be exactly what is on there now assuming no data corruption during the transfers.
by LarryP
Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RatFace Go Bye-Bye
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: RatFace Go Bye-Bye

Ratface sorry it didn't work out but netflix doesn't work with linux and has no plans to play nice with linux their choice.. As far as embarq I was just able to get to their home page and navigate to the support page. and i'm running mint 9. Now if you're problem with them is that their service tech...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Document Foundation & LibreOffice -- OpenOffice.Org fork
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: The Document Foundation & LibreOffice -- OpenOffice.Org

Looks like once again Oracleis doing their best to alienate open source people. With Novell Canonical and Redhat already siding with Libreoffice they do have some backing. What will be interesting to see is which side of the fork IBM decides to go with. I swear it seems Oracle is as anal as Microsof...
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I save LiveDVD config
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: How can I save LiveDVD config

Very nice AT If he doesn't have windows he probably has access to a friends. Simpler and more elegant then my awkward solution . Think I'll bookmark it on my lappie for personal reference. :D
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CD's cause Linux to FREEZE/HANGUP
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: CD's cause Linux to FREEZE/HANGUP

Check these out looks to be a kernel bug either cd-dvd drive related or hdd related if i read the fixes right a kernel change should fix it read carefully before doing anything.https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/543883 http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=391901 Hope th...
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Wireless on Newly Installed Linux Mint [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 3602

Re: No Wireless on Newly Installed Linux Mint

vin i just googled the realtek nic you have and it looks like that has had real problems with linux and win xp too . I hate to say this but your best option might be to get hold of a usb wireless dongle with good linux support or bite the bullet and get a legal copy of windows to put on there. EDIT ...
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant pick
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Cant pick

Remoulder described them well I admit to being a gnome person but have to say KDE is a lot more customizable and more eye candy as well if you like that. Either one of these are very easy to set up in dualboot and should give a pretty good out of the box start. try both live cd's.
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I save LiveDVD config
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: How can I save LiveDVD config

Dont think you can do exactly that but you could make a persistant usb copy using ubootnetin by copying the iso into a folder and use ubootnetin to make the thumbdrive copy. and if your machine is running windows there is a windows version of the program that works just as well.
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unetbooting help
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: unetbooting help

I think another option is use the one in mint repositry if you have the live cd of mint use braseeo to copy the live cd as an iso file it will put it home named brasereo.iso then you should be able to use the use iso image option. I haven't actually tried it since I dont have a thumbdrive laying aro...
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linuxmint 9 security issue
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: linuxmint 9 security issue

That definately sounds like one of the fake antivirus malware popups that are floating around. Some of them will infect a Windows machine just running a mouse over it or clicking on the x button that supposedly closes it. So glad I run Linux :lol:
by LarryP
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to use vim?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: how to use vim?

Here are a couple good links vim is an excellent very powerful editor but it can be a pain if your just trying to do some simple things.http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/

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