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by swiftlinuxcreator
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Swift Linux: antiX -> LMDE base
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: Swift Linux: antiX -> LMDE base

Gnarly: I don't like the Fluxbox window manager, but I do like JWM (used in Puppy Linux) and IceWM (used in the full version of antiX Linux). I know I sound like I should be working for Linux Mint, but my vision for Swift Linux isn't quite the same. One is that I want to make the desktop and menu of...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: The pesky lag of Thunar 1.2.2
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

The pesky lag of Thunar 1.2.2

I've noticed that Thunar 1.2.2 has a pesky lag problem in Xubuntu and LMDE with Xfce. When I first open a Thunar window, it freezes, and I have to wait a moment before I can do anything in Thunar. antiX Linux comes with Thunar 1.0.2, which doesn't have this lag problem. Does anyone know why Thunar d...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: The logname command
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

The logname command

In a script, how do you access your regular username when you're executing as root?

In antiX Linux as root, entering "logname" gives me my regular username.

in LMDE as root, entering "logname" gives me "logname: no login name". How do I correct this?
by swiftlinuxcreator
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Swift Linux: antiX -> LMDE base
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Swift Linux: antiX -> LMDE base

Linux Mint reminds me of those early Lexus commercials, especially the ad with the wine glasses stacked on the hood even as the engine races at the equivalent of 145 mph and the ad demonstrating the tight tolerances with the ball bearing test. In my opinion, Linux Mint is the BEST distro for first-t...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Trying out Debian and Ubuntu editions
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Trying out Debian and Ubuntu editions

Today I installed Linux Mint Debian Edition with XFCE on my desktop computer and will be using it for the coming days/weeks as my main OS. I have installed the Linux Mint 11 with LXDE in VirtualBox to use for learning Ruby on Rails. I'm hoping I like Linux Mint 11 much better than Ubuntu 11.04 and X...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Just installed, getting GRUB error 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Just installed, getting GRUB error 15

I figured out what I did wrong. During the LMDE installation process, I had GRUB2 installed to sda3 instead of sda. Apparently, installing GRUB2 to the drive updates the Master Boot Record while installing GRUB2 to a partition does not.
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Just installed, getting GRUB error 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

Re: Just installed, getting GRUB error 15

Thanks, richyrich. From your links, I see that the problem is that my MBR is unchanged. (The Puppy Linux partition is an old partition. I previously had MEPIS Linux, which uses the old GRUB, installed on the second partition. I installed LMDE on top of the MEPIS Linux installation. I'll have to boot...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Just installed, getting GRUB error 15
Replies: 5
Views: 1638

[SOLVED]Just installed, getting GRUB error 15

I just installed LMDE 201109 with XFCE. After the obligatory reboot, I can't get into LMDE - I get a GRUB error 15 message. Fortunately, I was able to boot up with a Puppy Linux CD and take a look at the LMDE partition. I have Puppy Linux installed on /dev/sda1 and LMDE installed on /dev/sda2. In th...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do you like Linux Mint better than other distros?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Why do you like Linux Mint better than other distros?

I'd like to hear why you like Linux Mint better than other distros. The things I like about Linux Mint that not all distros have: 1. Plays DVDs right out-of-the-box 2. Flash videos (including Youtube) works right out-of-the-box, in contrast to Ubuntu 3. Software Manager 4. Disk Usage Analyzer I reco...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot of Linux Mint and Puppy Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Dual boot of Linux Mint and Puppy Linux

I installed Puppy Linux, and then I installed Linux Mint 9.

How do I get a GRUB menu to show up and prompt me to choose whether to boot up Linux Mint or Puppy Linux? I noticed that Linux Mint doesn't have a GRUB menu. I'm used to having a /boot/grub/menu.lst file, which Linux Mint doesn't have.
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat May 14, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52647

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

I can't believe that anyone still thinks there are too many distros given the firestorm of controversy over Ubuntu's new Unity desktop environment. The Ubuntu users who hate Unity are free to switch to other distros, such as Mint, Fedora, MEPIS, antiX, Swift, and others. If Ubuntu were the only dist...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sat May 14, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Swift Linux 0.1.0 is now available!
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

Swift Linux 0.1.0 is now available!

Swift Linux 0.1.0 is now available at http://www.swiftlinux.org and based on the new antiX Linux M11. There are two plain vanilla editions (Diet Swift Linux and Regular Swift Linux) and four special editions (Taylor Swift Linux, iCarly Swift Linux, Magnum P.I. Swift Linux, and NASCAR Swift Linux). S...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: IDEA: special editions of Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: IDEA: special editions of Linux Mint

Some specific ideas for special editions of Linux Mint: 1. Pink Fluffy Linux Mint: There is a pink fluffy edition of Kubuntu. Why not do the same for Linux Mint? 2. Country Music Linux Mint: This would appeal to a demographic group that you don't expect to be using Linux. 3. Vampire Linux Mint: This...
by swiftlinuxcreator
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: IDEA: special editions of Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

IDEA: special editions of Linux Mint

Remember the big splash created by Hannah Montana Linux in 2009? (Despite the predictions that Disney would clamp down on it, Hannah Montana Linux is still available.) I think Linux Mint should try something similar - special editions consisting of a special audio clip that plays at startup and spec...

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