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by odo5435
Mon May 21, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Newbie with 2 Questions?
Replies: 9
Views: 11850

Re: Mint Newbie with 2 Questions?

G'day curmudgeon2, and welcome to the Linux Mint forums. Firstly,... Is it always necessary to do a complete 'disk' install of new distros?? For information on the various ways to upgrade have a look at How to upgrade to a newer release in the community pages. The reasons why theses methods are reco...
by odo5435
Mon May 21, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making bootable UBS Help
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Making bootable UBS Help

In my BIOS I had to set "Hard Drive Priority" to boot from the USB drive before the existing HDD in addition to setting the boot order sequence. In other words, my BIOS considers the bootable USB stick to be an HDD. Yes. My ASUS netbook is the same. When the USB stick is attached the BIOS offers an...
by odo5435
Fri May 18, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: numbers on the left of packages in update manager?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: numbers on the left of packages in update manager?

Re-reading the information from the User's Guide it seems a little short. I mean, what is the difference between a Level 1 and a Level 2 upgrade? I think I can remember reading somewhere that Lvl 1 items were upgrades implemented by the Mint developers and Lvl 2 items were implemented by the applica...
by odo5435
Fri May 18, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Upgrade hell with LMDE/XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: Upgrade hell with LMDE/XFCE

I can empathise with you but the information provided with the upgrades was pretty clear about the change to Gnome3. From the Update Pack Info... "If you're using Gnome please be aware that Update Pack 4 will upgrade your desktop to Gnome 3. If you don't like Gnome 3, you have the following options:...
by odo5435
Fri May 18, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: numbers on the left of packages in update manager?
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: numbers on the left of packages in update manager?

An explanation of the meaning of the number can be found on page 43 of the Linux Mint User Guide which can be downloaded from the Linux Mint Documentation web page. From that guide... Level 1 and Level 2 updates are risk-free and you should always apply them. Level 3 updates “should be safe” but, al...
by odo5435
Fri May 18, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help with linux mint 13
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: need help with linux mint 13

gkf109 wrote: gary@gary-Vostro-1500 ~ $ lspci
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
I did a search on your network controller in these forums which pointed to this thread which seems to offer a solution through the Ubuntu forums. Hope this works for you too.
by odo5435
Thu May 17, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to format a usb drive? and other NOOB issues... SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 15758

Re: How to format a usb drive?

Thanx for all the advise. Mint is running great for me right now. Loving it ... I even got the Skype working right now. Congratulations on your successful install. I'm particularly jealous that you've managed to get Skype working seemingly painlessly. It never happens that way for me. Again, welcom...
by odo5435
Wed May 16, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to format a usb drive? and other NOOB issues... SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 15758

Re: How to format a usb drive?

All problems fixed Now how to figure out Terminal, figure out this screen brightness issue, and how to install Skype. You do not mention what hardware (desktop?/laptop?/brand name?/specifications?) you are using. A quick look at READ: How To Get Help may be useful if you're not sure of the informat...
by odo5435
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 46960

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

If you don't like the update policy of the "latest" repo then you can change to "incoming" or Debian Testing, the choice is yours but keeping on at Clem wont make updates appear any faster. +1 Really @Davarish, it's easily fixed. There are several ways of running LMDE. If you don't like one, change...
by odo5435
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: can't find a command line book
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: can't find a command line book

Searched "The Linux Command Line".

Got this.
by odo5435
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint could take the world by storm
Replies: 16
Views: 2698

Re: Linux Mint could take the world by storm

unless he has his classic ubuntu style desktop then everything else is crap... I wish I'd had a quick enough brain to say that. One thing that irks me about this whole Unity/GNOME3 argument is how determined people are to resist change without at least giving a modicum of credit to innovators. Fort...
by odo5435
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: XFCE weather applet
Replies: 9
Views: 4091

Re: XFCE weather applet

Ah, so that's what's the problem. It always boils down to money, doesn't it?
by odo5435
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint and no wifi on imac g5
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Linux Mint and no wifi on imac g5

You'll need to provide more information to help people to help you. Have your seen this thread?
by odo5435
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hard drive prices jump 180%
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Hard drive prices jump 180%

I went into the local computer shop to buy a flash drive about ten days ago. We're not on a first name basis but they know me by sight. I mentioned to my wife that we'd probably need to upgrade our external HDD to a 2TB shortly. They said "Do it now". I only half believed them but bought it anyway.
by odo5435
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Problems (newbie)
Replies: 22
Views: 2076

Re: Installing Problems (newbie)

Which version of LM 11 are you trying? The GNOME version can be a little heavy on resources and cause problems on older machines. Have a look at this thread for example. Linux Mint 11 LXDE (which can be downloaded from here ) is a lot lighter to run and you may have more success. From the linked pag...
by odo5435
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Problems (newbie)
Replies: 22
Views: 2076

Re: Installing Problems (newbie)

only i didn't burn at max speed That's good, you don't see it much these days but it used to be recommended that you burn at the slowest speed to avoid problems in the burn process. But, as far as your problem goes, it seems your CD should work and that's as far as I can take you. I'm afraid you'll...
by odo5435
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Problems (newbie)
Replies: 22
Views: 2076

Re: Installing Problems (newbie)

screamer wrote:i opened the ISO file with power iso and used it's burner for burning a bootable disc
I'm still not clear on how you burnt your LiveCD. Did you follow this tutorial?
by odo5435
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Problems (newbie)
Replies: 22
Views: 2076

Re: Installing Problems (newbie)

screamer wrote:burnt the files to cd with poweriso.
Did you burn the individual files or the .iso image? For the LiveCD to work you have to burn .iso image as it is.
by odo5435
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting up wireless
Replies: 22
Views: 1505

Re: Setting up wireless

Yes, it is difficult to decide which forum to post in at times. Since you're new to Mint you can't be criticised for posting here, but if you had gone to the "Wireless" forum you would have seen this post which shows how to provide the information that is needed to help people to help you.
by odo5435
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: mint distributions???
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: mint distributions???

?????????????????? I think you need to invest in a new keyboard. The "?" key seems to be stuck. (The 'm' key too in your last effort.) It happens a lot in your posts. :wink: Getting back on topic, Clem is the creator and main developer of Mint. As such, he can name it whatever he wants. He is the o...

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