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by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows Vista & Linux Mint 11 - newbie here
Replies: 48
Views: 3775

Re: Windows Vista & Linux Mint 11 - newbie here

In front of me is a HP pavilion that just walked in the door. Client has 2 fake anti viruses infecting it. The plan recover vista to factory - resize the drive to give say 60 GB to vista and the rest to mint 11. Mint 11 then will be installed 2 GB swap and the rest to root / . using the custom Insta...
by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re-install question with proper partitioning
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Re-install question with proper partitioning

I see what your saying.

What I do is a backup of my home data and install then recover home data as needed from a backup partition.

Easier then trying to guess the size you will need for home.

Yes I also did the same for windows lol.
by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re-install question with proper partitioning
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Re-install question with proper partitioning

Yes, upgrade should just use the file structure as is.

Sounds like to me you did a side by side install.
by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re-install question with proper partitioning
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Re-install question with proper partitioning

Interesting, yet to see this behavior my self. There is utterly no harm in setting up a separate home folder. Hard part is deciding the amount of space you will need for home. Reckon thats why I just keep it all together. But what your talking about, never seen this happen after a upgrade. Sounds li...
by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re-install question with proper partitioning
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Re-install question with proper partitioning

In truth, every power user has his own way. You can ask this question and get 50 answers to another way lol.

I have installed Linux on nearly 670 systems, I like simple and effective.

Never had an issue, simple to back up home data etc.
by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re-install question with proper partitioning
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Re-install question with proper partitioning

who told ya that ?

Not true lol.

Ya only have the personal folders per the accounts used.

1 account 1 set of folders.

single docks pics music downloads etc per user.
by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re-install question with proper partitioning
Replies: 24
Views: 1684

Re: Re-install question with proper partitioning

1 Gb to 2 GB swap

the rest to root / .

Thats all that needs done. Don't complicated the simple lol.

upgrades etc will go just like always.
by AdamS
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how reduce memory?
Replies: 17
Views: 3730

Re: how reduce memory?

easy to do, I also use mint 11 x64 gnome on my netbook with only 1 GB of ram. I have her down to 189 mb of ram in use at boot 220 mb of ram in use with system monitor open with some eye candy and emerald. 440 mb of ram in use with Firefox 5 and 6 tabs open. 1. remove items out of startup apps not us...
by AdamS
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel N10 Drivers help needed...
Replies: 12
Views: 6346

Re: Intel N10 Drivers help needed...

Would be a relatively easy fix.

Reckon you could just use kernel check and compile a new updated kernel.

Use the search bud, I have lots of info on it here.
by AdamS
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: New linux mint distro?
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: New linux mint distro?

Give me an idea of what ya want, I would gladly whip one up for ya.

But - has to be mint as the base. Haha
:D
by AdamS
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A few questions about customising the look of linux mint
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: A few questions about customising the look of linux mint

Cursor can be changed old school. User/share/icons Pick the pointer theme you want. Copy all the files in the folder as root. Now replace the files in default and DMZ white and black. It would be wise to back them up first. As for custom themes, do it just like always. Pick your parts from something...
by AdamS
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Choppy Youtube/Flash video playback (1080p) ruins my experie
Replies: 22
Views: 12795

Re: Finally it worked ! i've installed 64bit linux mint with

Finally it worked ! i've installed 64bit linux mint with nvidia binary 64bit and 1080p mkv playback is 100% perfect , also 1080p flash video playback has been fixed too , i have two packages of flash installed the square and the a metapackage of flash. always noticed better playback out of x64 as w...
by AdamS
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Request - (probably) stupid
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Request - (probably) stupid

might not, it was removed for a REASON.

It wont show on all systems just some. It has to do with natty usage of GPU drivers at load.
by AdamS
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Request - (probably) stupid
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Request - (probably) stupid

just install them 2
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add bot image and set rez etc.
by AdamS
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] HP DESKJET D2660 does not work despite HPLIP
Replies: 20
Views: 3372

Re: HP DESKJET D2660 does not work despite HPLIP

Installed a HP printer for a client on ultimate edition 2.9 aka ubuntu 10.10 for a client yesterday. You really need to read threw all prompts when installing the updated drivers off there site. Must have been 50 prompts to read threw and follow. Fail to follow them all to the T and your going to ha...
by AdamS
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 113988

Re: Name that Movie

Time cop
by AdamS
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Newbie question! Intel driver
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Newbie question! Intel driver

common

if it is installing drivers NOT used.

module wont exist.
by AdamS
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel N10 Drivers help needed...
Replies: 12
Views: 6346

Re: Intel N10 Drivers help needed...

Talk about quick to pass judgment.

One thing many miss is the kernel. That houses MANY Intel drivers.

Let me guess, still running the default 2.6.38-8 ?
by AdamS
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)
Replies: 11
Views: 8382

Re: Jupiter Applet (CPU scaling + more)

1. DOH!!! me a rookie :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 2. nope , it only sets performance on 1 core and leaves all other cores and threads down clocked. not cool, wont work here. ALL AMD,s athlon II and phenom 2 set speeds per core not 1 fits all. ALL intel i5 i7 set speeds per core and per thread. So ya nee...
by AdamS
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Why linux mint NEEDS to make KDE its default UI
Replies: 45
Views: 7702

Re: Why linux mint NEEDS to make KDE its default UI

mint goes KDE, I cant use mint.

Cant stand it, clients hate it.

KDE = annoying as it gets.

Almost worse then unity (almost)

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