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by yamawho
Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No video effects in XFCE
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: No video effects in XFCE

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I found there are 3 choices that deal with the desktop in MintConfig; - XFCE 4 Desktop settings - XFCE 4 MintDesktop (which is the one that enables Compiz) - XFCE 4 Advanced Desktop effects So ... Xfce4-MintConfig from the main menu, then select the Des...
by yamawho
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No video effects in XFCE
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

No video effects in XFCE

Installed MInt XFCE 5 on a NF2 system with 1GB ram and a Nvidia FX5200.

I used Envy to install the Nvidia driver and get the Nvidia logo on boot but no matter what I effects I select, I don't see any difference ...

Is there an on switch somewhere ?
by yamawho
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: Mint Updates

I just installed Mint 5 r1 on a system and it shows 219 updates available ...

Is there a more up to date iso to download that has all the updates ?
by yamawho
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Beginners Guide to Installing and Using Linux Mint 11
Replies: 170
Views: 129329

Re: Beginers Guide to Installing and Using Mint

Nice one 8)

How you all doing ...

I have no current Mint install at the moment, got used to using ubuntu and haven't looked back.
by yamawho
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux just aint ready
Replies: 25
Views: 6314

Re: Linux just aint ready

The family was on a linux high for a little while but they are all back on XP mainly because of gaming. I went back to XP because of the printer, fax and file server I built and on my kitchen pc the new Intel mobo with the Atom cpu has issues with linux. Granted, I have not tried to run Mint on it b...
by yamawho
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How do I print to a Print server
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: How do I print to a Print server

The printing issues have really got my goat ... I have setup a fax, printer and file server using XP Pro last month and all is good. My problem was that some printers I have don't have linux support. Now all 8 systems are able to print to all printers all the time, plus I can receive faxes and view ...
by yamawho
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ever get anyone to try Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Ever get anyone to try Mint?

Not really ...

Don't have the time for all the free tech support I would need to offer.

However, might make a good a subject to break the ice talking with the ladies at the local watering hole ... you never know 8)

Beats asking them what toothpaste they use :lol:
by yamawho
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!
Replies: 138
Views: 120790

Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!

Yesterday I was in line at Frys' buying a PS for my daughters pc and I noticed the man next to me had a "Linux for Dummies" book. He must have been in his 80''s :shock: (never to old to learn). I asked him if he was a Linux fan and he mention his grandson installed Linux on his pc. He didnt know wh...
by yamawho
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gOS Space
Replies: 6
Views: 2181

Re: gOS Space

Looks really slick 8)

Just remember guys ... to each his own.
by yamawho
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft is absolutely fantastic!!!...
Replies: 37
Views: 5616

Re: Microsoft is absolutely fantastic!!!...

A kitchen PC? For looking up online recipes? That is actually the running joke in our family about computers. Years ago you kept hearing about computerizing recipes :mrgreen: The 1st kitchen PC I built was in 2005 ... link here. http://www.abxzone.com/abx_reviews/yama1/article_p1.html I use the kit...
by yamawho
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!
Replies: 138
Views: 120790

Re: Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!

I noticed that the memtest version on the cd is still v1.7 ...

Any reason why it hasn't been upgraded to v2.01 ?
by yamawho
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux just aint ready
Replies: 25
Views: 6314

Re: Linux just aint ready

There needs to be better linux support from hardware manufacturers.
To many issues with printers that don't work for example.

Why would the average user want to deal with that crap.
by yamawho
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft is absolutely fantastic!!!...
Replies: 37
Views: 5616

Re: Microsoft is absolutely fantastic!!!...

Title had me going ... :roll: Actually built a new kitchen pc which replaces my ubuntu/xp pro/osx system. Installed XP pro as the only OS ... no time to deal with printers not printing etc. The wife was complaining and wanted a smaller one. I used a mini itx mobo with Atom cpu the Intel® Desktop Boa...
by yamawho
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Puppy
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: Linux Puppy

When I was running Puppy last year, I would run from the cd and set it up to save settings to a small hdd.
Worked great for me.
by yamawho
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how difficult is linux?
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

Re: how difficult is linux?

It depends what you expectations are ...

Easy to use to do basic stuff yes.
by yamawho
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What distro to try?
Replies: 38
Views: 10077

Re: What distro to try?

Tony G wrote:I'm running VirtualBox in Mint Darnya KCE. Based on this thread, I decided to try some of the distros discussed, including Mandriva One 2008 Spring.:shock:
This distro has official support for my EeePC.

I have it installed on a 16GB sdhc card and it runs great 8)
by yamawho
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Brother Printer Drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Brother Printer Drivers

Regarding the how easy it is; it wasn't too easy to find the drivers, in my opinion, off the brother site. Not to mention you have to download 2 different deb packages, the wrapper and the actual printer driver. For a new user I doubt this would be practical. Sure I could do it, but I'd like to be ...
by yamawho
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: eeePC 900
Replies: 22
Views: 8462

Re: eeePC 900

New Eee product ASUS Eee Box to come with 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor paired with an Intel 945G chipset, 1GB of DDR2-667 memory (a single SO-DIMM module is installed) and a 160GB Seagate Momentus 5400.4 2.5" SATA hard drive.

More here ...

http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=451
by yamawho
Sat May 31, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux just aint ready
Replies: 25
Views: 6314

Re: Linux just aint ready

Comparing Windows and Linux by the same yard stick is a non-starter. It is like comparing cars and airplanes. They are both modes of transportation, but beyond that they have little in common. If you want to travel from London to New York, a car just won't do the trick. If you want to go to the gro...

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