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by xox101
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Where can you download drivers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3012

Re: Where can you download drivers?

The Intel 5300 card is the same as I have in my Lenovo laptop and as I mentioned in the other thread you posted in, the only way I could get to the net was by installing wicd and uninstalling Network Manager.

sudo apt-get install wicd

sudo apt-get remove network-manager
by xox101
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi connected - no internet - works on other router
Replies: 15
Views: 2537

Re: Wifi connected - no internet - works on other router

If you are using Network Manager which comes as default with Mint 12 try wicd instead. It was the only way I could get on the net despite Network Manager saying it was connected.
by xox101
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: firefox cannot find any server
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: firefox cannot find any server

Don't want to loose all my favourite sites so move to other browser not on. Re-installing firefox doesn't work - package manager isn't able to use internet connection so can't get to package db. Looks like none of the internet packages are connecting to their servers even though the connection is u...
by xox101
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: use bluetooth & connect Mint-12 laptop to 'droid 2.3.3 phone
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: use bluetooth & connect Mint-12 laptop to 'droid 2.3.3 p

My X200 runs both Win7 and Mint as a dual boot. I simply don't trust Mint 12 to the point of being able to do without Windows on this machine although I much prefer the lightness and security of Mint on a travelling laptop. It really is a shame as Mint has been my distribution of choice for years on...
by xox101
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux mint 12 and 2200bg
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Linux mint 12 and 2200bg

can't connect to my network How are you trying to connect? If you click the network tray icon, do you get a list ofwifi networks? If you click another one, preferably one that is unsecured, does it connect/ask for a password? What happens when you do the same for your own network? Yes, i get the li...
by xox101
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: use bluetooth & connect Mint-12 laptop to 'droid 2.3.3 phone
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: use bluetooth & connect Mint-12 laptop to 'droid 2.3.3 p

I'm trying to do almost exactly the same thing with very similar equipment. In my case a Lenovo X200 with Mint 12 and a HTC Desire running a custom rom...2.35. This is around the fifth or sixth install of Mint 12 on this laptop due to various problems with both wireless and bluetooth. Interestingly ...
by xox101
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth Headset: Mic not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: Bluetooth Headset: Mic not working

I spoke too soon obviously as after installing some new Cinnamon applets my bluetooth is screwed! Lost all devices that were paired before and now it can't seem to see any bluetooth devices at all.
by xox101
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth Headset: Mic not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

Re: Bluetooth Headset: Mic not working

I had to upgrade the kernel to the latest version to get my Plantronics bluetooth headset to work. Had to do this in both Mint 11x32 and 12x64. It's working great now and connects seamlessly to Skype etc. This seems to be the easiest way to upgrade the kernel...maybe not the correct way but the easi...
by xox101
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless card suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Wireless card suggestions?

This is definitely a problem with Network Manager not recognizing commands from certain applications. At least that is the way I see it. Reinstalling WICD and removing Network Manager results in immediate connection to the net with absolutely no problems. I had been using Windows drivers before with...
by xox101
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless card suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Wireless card suggestions?

I had already tried that before but had another go at reinstalling Network Manager again. This time after reinstalling and after removing WICD I had no applet showing but had a wireless connection that seemed to work fine. Rebooting the laptop brought the applet back but as before no web pages will ...
by xox101
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless card suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Wireless card suggestions?

My Lenovo X200 runs an Intel Wifi Link 5300 AGN card but it does not work using Network Manager. I have had to install WICD to get the card working but it does not work in N mode and WICD isn't exactly reliable. I had Mint 11 installed originally and the card seemed to work ok then but since upgradi...
by xox101
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login twice login screen Mint 12
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: login twice login screen Mint 12

Did you ever find an answer to this? I am now experiencing the same problem.
by xox101
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Login problems
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Login problems

More problems with the desktop. Sometimes when i enter a character into the search box in Mint menu the character does not appear, in addition the Menu list starting with all applications seems to concertina upwards, that is the font seems to get smaller and the spacing between items gets a lot smal...
by xox101
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Login problems
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Login problems

Cinnamon or Mint12 itself has now decided to make me login twice before letting me onto the desktop. That is at my first attempt to enter my password and tap the enter key it seems to be about to change to the desktop and then goes back to the login screen where I have to do it again. It only ever f...
by xox101
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Oh Mint12...why don't you love me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Re: Oh Mint12...why don't you love me?

I am actually running Cinnamon as my desktop manager, at least i am trying to. It or Mint12 itself has now decided that I need to log in twice before it will allow me to get to the desktop. No apparent reason as far as I can see. I have also lost the ability to copy and paste every so often. The onl...
by xox101
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Oh Mint12...why don't you love me?
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Oh Mint12...why don't you love me?

I really...REALLY...want to love Mint12 as I have loved and fought with every version of Mint since those heady days of Cassandra and an IBM A22M. It's been a love affair that has lasted through two long term relationships complete with members of the opposite sex. You know...those annoying human be...
by xox101
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Needs a better way to install themes please!
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Needs a better way to install themes please!

I realise that Cinnamon is only in early development and believe it or not I applaud the devs for giving us an alternative to the absolute cock up called Gnome 3. And I even managed to find a one click (well nearly!) method to installing quite a few of the Cinnamon themes available. http://www.my-gu...
by xox101
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Needs a better way to install themes please!
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Needs a better way to install themes please!

Right, I have been fighting with Mint12 on this laptop (X200) for the last two days trying to get the wireless that worked fine with 11 to play nice with 12. Finally did it using Windows Wireless Drivers and WICD. Never thought I would have to use something as old as WICD again. Two steps forward an...
by xox101
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved] No Networks at boot up
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Re: No Networks at boot up

Has anybody got an answer to this as I am facing the same problem? Thinkpad x200 with an Intel Corp Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 and no wireless on Mint 12. Worked fine with 11 although there were other problems so I went up to 12.
by xox101
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Screen shows only background after login
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Screen shows only background after login

Not exactly the same but very like it. I have just installed Mint 12 64bit in a VM with Cinnamon. Sometimes after a reboot there is only the background and nothing else, sometimes the panel is there but clicking on it does nothing, funny thing is if I right click on the background I get the usual co...

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