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by LarryP
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you switch to linux mint?
Replies: 206
Views: 31641

Re: Why did you switch to linux mint?

Have to say like a lot of people I was getting frustrated by the whole malware security problems with Vista. I was letting my roommate share my laptop ; yeah i know major security risk there. after several trojans from her downloading free screensavers and such I looked into linux. Tried ubuntu not ...
by LarryP
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: What Mint for what system ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4178

Re: What Mint for what system ?

Steve I just happened to notice your using the nvidia 105g on your machine and googled it out of curiosity apparently there has been trouble with linux support for that at least earlier in the year. you may want to check the nvidia site or somewhere to find out if better support is resolved. Mainly ...
by LarryP
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will you upgrade- or stay?
Replies: 57
Views: 7334

Re: Will you upgrade- or stay?

Have to say I'll stay The main reason I went from 8 to 9 was Isadora is a LTS. I will add I might decide to dual-boot LMDE again after we see what happens when debian unfreezes things and I get better with gparted :roll: . Have to admit to screwing up partitions a couple times through lack of knowle...
by LarryP
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: a 'new' Debian Question and Answer Help site
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: a 'new' Debian Question and Answer Help site

Nice looking out vrlalak, could help a lot of lmde users not as familar with debian as some of our more experienced users in the comunity. durn I spell like a tard anymore used to be a good speller :oops:
by LarryP
Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: system is slow!
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: system is slow!

great link richyrich and OMG went back and looked at some of his posts . Can we say vampire from hell ? I mean I feel bad about some of the questions I asked, now I feel a little better. :lol:
by LarryP
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: What Mint for what system ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4178

Re: What Mint for what system ?

Isadora is the mainedition which I run on a slower single core laptop I love it. I think your main concern could be games WOW is supposed to run great on wine or playonlinux which I think may be easier to set up. Google playonlinux and on their site you can find which games play well. I don't do vid...
by LarryP
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you go from one version to the next?
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: How do you go from one version to the next?

It is possible to upgrade through synaptic not sure of the command but know this works best if you have home on a seperate partition . Fresh install like xp to vista is generally recommended. I will add if you're new to linux and like mint 9 you may want to keep it for awhile as it will be supported...
by LarryP
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security in Mint 9 - Old Kernel?
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Security in Mint 9 - Old Kernel?

As i understand this particular insecurity it only involve people running 64 bit os opposedto 32 bit AND it can not be done remotely they have to have local access.The most insecure part of any pc is the person operating it.
by LarryP
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 9 does not install drivers. Why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Linux Mint 9 does not install drivers. Why?

Glad you got your driver installed, now asfor your password and other settings use the same wireless password you're using in windows I am assuming you have a secured wireless set up you also need to set the encryption to the same as in windows eg wpa2 personal. The network manager will walk you thr...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Start the name suggestions for Mint 10
Replies: 124
Views: 19151

Re: Start the name suggestions for Mint 10

Jessica or Juanita but if it didn't have to end in a have to be Jolene
by LarryP
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I Change my preffered DVD player
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: How do I Change my preffered DVD player

menu control panel prefered applications under personal should do it if not open vlc and i think you can make it default under edit then preferences
by LarryP
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Joys of Puppysitting lol
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Joys of Puppysitting lol

My former roommate who moved a couple months ago talked me into watching her 6 month old chihuahua pomeranian mix for the next ten days.Ihave to admit this is the first small dog I have ever liked. Well unless you consider beagles small :D . Wish i could put a pic up but no digital cam or scanner. P...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LibreOffice
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: LibreOffice

Could be a very good thing, seems like the big 3 complaint about OO is slow to load clunky at times andthe way some documents look when viewed in ms office. If they can show improvement in the first 2 it will help . Some how i got the feeling at least part of the third problem is with ms. and think ...
by LarryP
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Fastest DDR2 ram? Home desktop, not for severs.
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Re: Fastest DDR2 ram? Home desktop, not for severs.

Im thinking waldo is on the right trak but possibly something in the way you have your mouseconfigured. And about the ram best way to check for thefastest ram for your pc check the asus site for what is compatible with your motherboard speed and brand can make a difference.
by LarryP
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Many left-handers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2544

Re: Many left-handers?

Nice to see so many lefties here. :lol: at randomizer i suspect you're a closet southpaw. Hinto that has to make thing like golf or say baseball interesting to play. Bob did you ever have a problem with stuttering or stammering saw an interesting study that showed many forced righty's did and it sto...
by LarryP
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Many left-handers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2544

Many left-handers?

just an odd thought. With left handedness at about 10% I was wondering if linux tends to attract more lefties than you would think . I remember reading somewhere that astronaughts had a much higher rate of left-handedness for some reason.
by LarryP
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintmenu broke after mint9 reinstall ( SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

mintmenu broke after mint9 reinstall ( SOLVED)

Last night I decided to take lmde off the laptop and reinstall the main edition of isadora on the whole drive. Did that sucessfully updated and put the firefox icon on my desktop and sut down as it was getting late. This morning I get on launch firefox fine but if i try to get into mintmenu i can ge...
by LarryP
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GREAT MEN'S and WOMEN'S QUOTES
Replies: 159
Views: 26077

Re: GREAT MEN'S QUOTES

"I don't know if he throws a spitball, but he sure spits on the ball." Casey Stengal "In theory there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." Yogi Berra
by LarryP
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux for the Classroom
Replies: 12
Views: 2047

Re: Linux for the Classroom

I remembered this post while piddling around the net last night. GNU.org has some links to free educational stuff and a nice history of gnu written by stallman himself. I happened to be on newegg as well and samw refubed compaq p4 desktops in the $150 range good upgrade there for the money,wouldn't ...
by LarryP
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Irish Greetings !
Replies: 13
Views: 1824

Re: Irish Greetings !

welcome to mint, I think you'll find this a friendly place. Especially for dinasaurs who like to tinker :lol:

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