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by Daboo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint KDE vs. GNOME KDE with install kde-full
Replies: 4
Views: 4251

Re: Mint KDE vs. GNOME KDE with install kde-full

I did the same this time using the Software Manager. What I get is the option to boot into the other LM12 Gnome based desktops, as well as KDE. To me, it is the best of all worlds. As a user who likes the KDE desktop, I can boot into the others just to satisfy myself that I have what I like and don'...
by Daboo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Working with Mint 10... worth the ugrade to 11, now to 12?
Replies: 11
Views: 1277

Re: Working with Mint 10... worth the ugrade to 11, now to 1

I had LM10 KDE since it came out. It worked like a champ and the desktop interface was easy to transition to from Windows. I was having a problem getting video to work in Skype. I decided to try LM12 in case it would work better. It didn't work any better, but I decided to upgrade. After trying the ...
by Daboo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: linux loses another user forever
Replies: 49
Views: 6687

Re: linux loses another user forever

...Can also see where a person could install an earlier version of the kernel and call it done, also should take all of a couple mins ... Install one of the gazillion versions that predate the dreaded changes ... I was headed that way myself. I had LM10 KDE which worked fine, except for some issues...
by Daboo
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: linux loses another user forever
Replies: 49
Views: 6687

Re: linux loses another user forever

...To do this I adopt exactly the same procedure as a windows user would - I press the function key along with the brightness up/down key... I can't answer for what the brightness settings are in the OS itself, but every laptop I've seen allows you to set the brightness level with a Function key. O...
by Daboo
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 12 KDE
Replies: 226
Views: 39609

Re: Mint 12 KDE

...My tactic though usually includes stripping away most of the Gnome stuff except the absolutely necessary dependencies. There is definitely something to be said for that. However, I recognize I'm the kind of user who likes to see something new, and I'm also curious about all the hub-bub regarding...
by Daboo
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint KDE news
Replies: 20
Views: 3829

Re: Linux Mint KDE news

I too got interested in a rolling release. Then I read the caveats that said the updates could require you to tweak things to get your system working if an update was applied that didn't quite work as expected. I backed off at that point. Years ago, I loved the challenge of using all the commands in...
by Daboo
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Linux Mint KDE news
Replies: 20
Views: 3829

Re: Linux Mint KDE news

I mentioned this in another thread, but it is worth repeating. I installed the final release of LM12, then installed "KDE-Full". I now have the ability to boot into any of the desktop versions, and KDE 4.7.2 (which is what I use most often) has none of the issues you read about in the forum under Gn...
by Daboo
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Why Upgrade?

If you're looking for an easy transition from Win7 to Linux so you're not always wondering where to find things, I suggest the KDE versions of Linux Mint. While I like things like the new Gnome desktop in the way they designed it in LM12, I'm always wasting time going to the lower left corner to shu...
by Daboo
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine under Mint 12
Replies: 9
Views: 2575

Re: Wine under Mint 12

Assuming you're using Wine 1.3, try uninstalling it and installing Wine 1.2. I use a Bible program, The Word, which runs fine under the older version, but doesn't under the newer version. BTW, I copied part of the path in your program, and if the Internet search returned the right result that is an ...
by Daboo
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 12 KDE
Replies: 226
Views: 39609

Re: Mint 12 KDE

Yeah, I've read for months of the issue of getting a KDE version built and the lack of resources to do so with. It probably is an issue if you don't want any Gnome software "contaminating" your system. I don't care. The Gnome software is residing quite nicely without causing any issues that I can fi...
by Daboo
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Mint 12 KDE
Replies: 226
Views: 39609

Mint 12 KDE

FWIW, I decided to take a chance, figuring I had nothing to lose. I had installed Mint 12 and formatted the partions so it would install clean. After the installation, I installed "KDE-Full" from the Software Manager. I figured that if it didn't work, I could just reinstall from scratch with nothing...
by Daboo
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ati mobility radeon driver
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: ati mobility radeon driver

Please edit your original post and add [Solved] to the beginning of the Subject line.

I'm glad it worked. For once, I can help someone else after being helped by so many others. :)

Chris
by Daboo
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ati mobility radeon driver
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: ati mobility radeon driver

From ATI Radeon HD4350 driver issue <SOLVED> Here is what I did with an ATI Radeon HD4650. I'm not an expert at all. Just a newbie. But I pieced together some suggestions and it is working so far. 1. Go to the AMD webpage. The direct link to your driver is the same as mine. http://support.amd.com/us...
by Daboo
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?
Replies: 142
Views: 18311

Re: Which version of Mint are forum users using, and why?

I selected Other. I used LM 10 - KDE since it came out. Recently upgraded to LM12 and installed KDE Full.

Perhaps it is simply familiarity, but I'm more comfortable with KDE.

Chris
by Daboo
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: adding icons to the desktop
Replies: 12
Views: 7621

Re: adding icons to the desktop

tdockery97 wrote:I may be doing it the "hard" way, but I just log out of GNOME, log into "Gnome Classic", put the icons I want on the desktop, log back out and back into GNOME (gnome-shell), and there they are.
This must be a "feature", right? :lol: Sorry, I couldn't help myself. :)

Chris
by Daboo
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ATI Radeon HD4350 driver issue <SOLVED>
Replies: 5
Views: 6656

Re: ATI Radeon HD4350 driver issue

Here is what I did with an ATI Radeon HD4650. I'm not an expert at all. Just a newbie. But I pieced together some suggestions and it is working so far. 1. Go to the AMD webpage. The direct link to your driver is the same as mine. http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?ty...
by Daboo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Webcam Not Working In Skype
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Webcam Not Working In Skype

Does the Logitech you recommended work in Skype? Because I can get the VX-6000 to work in other programs, just not in Skype.

Thanks,
Chris
by Daboo
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Webcam Not Working In Skype
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Webcam Not Working In Skype

I'm at a loss on this and have searched the Linux Mint forums, as well as others trying to figure it out. I've installed Skype both on the latest Linux Mint KDE version and now on the released Linux Mint 12. (Yes, it is on the servers! :) ) I cannot seem to get any video out of Skype. However, I can...
by Daboo
Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why linux will not displace windows on the desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 8668

Re: Why linux will not displace windows on the desktop

I just have a question: if Red Hat crew can earn money on linux stuff and solutions, doesn't it mean that linux can be used in a professional area, not only in home environment as most 'hippies' :lol: use it? If is it so so why some govs make choice for Win or whatever else? I suppose the problem i...

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