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by Roken
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Are my Temps too Low?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Are my Temps too Low?

I'd be tempted to enter the BIOS setup configuration at system startup (usually F2 or Del when booting) and go to the diagnostics page. The temps should be reported there. Leave it at that page a while and keep an eye on the temps, which should give you a clue if what's being reported by the OS is w...
by Roken
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 8636

Re: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux

Perhaps you should have thought more about the title for this topic then, "Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux".

Maybe you should have said "Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux, if you want to pay for and install a bunch of 3rd party software".
by Roken
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive
Replies: 8
Views: 3650

Re: Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive - didn't work!!

If you have access to a Windows machine, I've found using http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ the easiest method. Install with a minimal (1Gb) casper-rw persistent file. Once installed, boot Linux (not the pendrive), delete the casper-rw file and repartition the pen using gparted. Minimise the mint partit...
by Roken
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Running Mint (full version) from Flashdrive, can it be done?
Replies: 20
Views: 2891

Re: Running Mint (full version) from Flashdrive, can it be d

Try it with a new stick. I have a full install of Mint 10 on a 16 Gb USB stick, fully patched which was originally installed from Windows with the pendrive usb installer, and so it does work. If installing to a stick larger than 4Gb, create a small (1Gb) casper-rw file at installation time. After in...
by Roken
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 8636

Re: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux

From the original post:- "1. Windows XP is the best productivity desktop 2. Windows 2003 Active Directory Service is the best directory service ..." I can read just fine. I suggest that you learn to do the same. LOL! Best PRODUCTIVITY DESKTOP and best DIRECTORY SERVICE...way to fail on that one. It...
by Roken
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 8636

Re: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux

I'm afraid I don't accept the argument that simply saying something is "the best" makes it so. If you must post comparisons, please back them up with facts. Who said that Windows was the best? I wish people would learn how to read. This merely points out 5 ways that Windows is better than Linux. Th...
by Roken
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 8636

Re: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux

I've only just read this thread, so excuse my late arrival. Before I post a response, I should highlight that I dual boot Windows and Mint, and use the two interchangably, though if truth be told I use Windows more than Linux. Having said that: 1. Windows XP is the best productivity desktop 2. Windo...
by Roken
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine, viruses, and setting .exe files to open as archive.
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Wine, viruses, and setting .exe files to open as archive

Whilst it is true to say that there is a risk, it is still actually quite small. For wine to open a windows executable the file must still have the executable flag set, which the vast majority (maybe all) downloaded files (included viruses) will not have set. Therefore, even if a virus were to reach...
by Roken
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot w/ Windows 7 64bit and Mint 10
Replies: 20
Views: 4041

Re: Dual boot w/ Windows 7 64bit and Mint 10

I'm pretty sure that grub has been installed to the Mint partition, leaving the Windows MBR intact and on the first drive in the boot sequence. This is why Windows boots automatically (no grub menu). Easiest solution if you want to install to a separate drive is to disconnect the Windows drive (this...
by Roken
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hauppauge HD PVR usb 2 SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Hauppauge HD PVR usb 2

To be honest, I will never buy a Hauppauge product again. Support is lousy generally, and trying to get them working in Linux is a positive nightmare. I eventually gave up, bought an unbranded USB dongle that not only works without problems, but supports features that my HVR-1300 doesn't (digital te...
by Roken
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How can I install ATI open source drivers the right way?
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: How can I install ATI open source drivers the right way?

If you are going for a fresh install, there's a chance that the restricted drivers manager will automatically find the driver, in which case just install it from there. If not, install fglrx from synaptic. Your card is pretty old now, so no guarantees re fglrx. However, there is further information ...
by Roken
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How can I install ATI open source drivers the right way?
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: How can I install ATI open source drivers the right way?

OK - at the console install the linux ati drivers:

sudo apt-get install fglrx

You should be back to a working desktop after a reboot. If not, then try aticonfig --initial at the command prompt (the install should take care of this).

Post back with results.

S
by Roken
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How can I install ATI open source drivers the right way?
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: How can I install ATI open source drivers the right way?

Fire up synaptic and remove anything with Radeon, ati or fglrx in the name. Reboot and you should revert to the vesa driver. Then you can go ahead and install the driver that you want. If X won't start after removing the drivers, you may need to reconfigure it first. If you are using catalyst driver...
by Roken
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How noisy is your computer?
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: How noisy is your computer?

Mine varies depending on it's mood. I have 3 case fans (all 80mm), GPU fan, a 120mm CPU fan on a huge heatsink and the PSU fan, and I can't really complain (I can sleep with it running less than 5 feet from me). It was a lot noisier the other day before I disconnected the 120mm front case fan with f...
by Roken
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting Virtual Box to see hard drives
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Getting Virtual Box to see hard drives

In the configuration for your VM, add your HD as a shared drive. When you boot to your Win 7 VM you'll find the drive under Network.

If you want it mounted permanently, simply map network drive in the Windows VM.

S
by Roken
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Julia and usplash
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Mint Julia and usplash

I realised that these are dependancies, but I'm rather concerned at the sheer volume of stuff to be removed, much of which I don't know the purpose and I'm concerned that removal will may leave me with an unbootable system. I can't possibly imagine what, for example, amsn does or uses that usplash m...
by Roken
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Julia and usplash
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Mint Julia and usplash

Hi guys,

I've recently moved to Mint instead of Ubuntu (and a few others have on my recommendation).

Anyway, I went to synaptic to install usplash, and was horrified to see what it wanted to remove, including amsn, wine, acpi support and a whole host of other stuff.

What's going on?

S

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