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by mikecz
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: What is the best swap partition size
Replies: 13
Views: 20276

Re: What is the best swap partition size

I followed the old Unix rule of 2x RAM (I've got 4gig, so I went with 8gig). Unfortunately, swap & hibernate doesn't seem to work on my machine but with a 250meg HD, I can spare the space.

MikeC
by mikecz
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Strange Gnome Terminal Behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

[SOLVED] Re: Strange Gnome Terminal Behavior

More info on this thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=67502&start=660#p441221 Either install/use "xfce4-terminal" or modify this command line to open the terminal "gnome-terminal --geometry 119x28+0+0" the "119" parameter is the width and the "28" the depth xfce4-terminal did t...
by mikecz
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Strange Gnome Terminal Behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

[SOLVED] Strange Gnome Terminal Behavior

I don't know where to put this, so I figured I'd post it here, since I'm running Mint XFCE 201104. All of a sudden, whenever I open a terminal, it shrinks down to be approximately 29 columns wide down from the standard 80. It doesn't happen all the time, but it is rather annoying to have to manually...
by mikecz
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installed XFCE Debian: Massive update? Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Just installed XFCE Debian: Massive update?

How can I "reboot" the update manager so it reflects currently installed programs? After, you change the sources.list from 'testing' to 'squeeze' . . . a simple (in the terminal) sudo apt-get update should do it. You can also tell the Update manager to ignore discrete packages by name (I had to do ...
by mikecz
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LM XFCE (surprised by the speed)
Replies: 29
Views: 4909

Re: LM XFCE (surprised by the speed)

There is another advantage apart from the speed and relative liteness of Mint XFCE: they have already made sure that the various codecs, Flash players and Javascript engines are configured and working. I've got it running on an old Dell GX260 as well as a more up to date HP HDX 16 laptop, and I will...
by mikecz
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Updating firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Updating firefox

For people on Mint XFCE, I went to a command prompt and ran:

sudo /opt/firefox/firefox

And then went through to Help >About Firefox and let it do its thing.

I figured it was better than doing alt-F2, since the open terminal window reminded me that I wasn't running FF as my normal login.

MikeC
by mikecz
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No audio Mint 9
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

Re: No audio Mint 9

Try adding the following line to your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file: options snd-hda-intel model=hp-m4 I had a Compaq CQ60 until recently that ran sound out of the box, but it is possible you have the same audio chipset as my newer HP Pavilion HDX16, which wouldn't work until I did this (thoug...
by mikecz
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce Nvidia drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 6144

Re: Xfce Nvidia drivers

My new laptop also has an Nvidia card (GeForce 9600M GT in an HP HDX16), and I was able to follow the instructions off the Nvidia download page verbatim: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-ia32-275.09.07-driver.html Since xfce used the nouveau driver by default I had to follow the instructio...
by mikecz
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res & reboot

Update #2: I upgraded the BIOS to the most recent (F.32), and suspend/resume now works. Hibernate gives an error that looks to be related to not being able to shut off the ethernet NIC, but this is definite improvement. Really liking tinkering with the machine, and Mint XFCE. More as I find it. MikeC
by mikecz
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Microphones on an HP HDX 16
Replies: 1
Views: 817

[SOLVED] Microphones on an HP HDX 16

I am slowly fixing all the glitches of Mint XFCE 201104 on my HP Pavilion HDX 16, and this is one that I think is due to my own unfamiliarity with audio setups under Linux. The sound card works great (I had to add a line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf: options snd-hda-intel model=hp-m4) for playb...
by mikecz
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

[SOLVED] Re: xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

Ok. xscreemsaver-data adds: fiberlamp and fuzzyflakes. I'm sorry if this is obvious to you but are you sure you're not looking for one of the other add-ons? xscreensaver-data-extra, which adds a lot more? sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-data-extra Huh. That was the package I thought I had added, ...
by mikecz
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

Re: xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

Dagon:

That was the one, and thanks for the pointers.

But it still doesn't explain why I'm not seeing the screensavers from the package I installed.

MikeC
by mikecz
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers
Replies: 4
Views: 1522

[SOLVED] xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

This is on the lastest Mint xfce (201104). I installed the xscreensaver-data package but none of the ones in the package come up as installed on the xscreensaver control panel. I also had problems manually adding the Linux Mint screensaver from linuxmintart.org (though that could have been my fault)...
by mikecz
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res & reboot

Update: I installed the NVidia drivers for my card (Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT), since some of what I've found online suggested that would fix the suspend & hibernate. It didn't, but at least now I can do a restart/init 6 without it hanging (though oddly, the screen doesn't blank out at the end of the ...
by mikecz
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce on CD
Replies: 18
Views: 5255

Re: Xfce on CD

Get yourself a 2gig USB stick and use Unetbootin to load it (if the machine in question will boot from USB, of course). I had a machine with just a CD-ROM, and I got a bit fancy with using the Partition Magic distro to make a small partition to hold the ISO, then loaded Ubuntu 10.10 (it was the only...
by mikecz
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

[SOLVED] HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res

I got a an HP Pavillion HDX16-1025nr at a flea market for a decent price, and though Mint xfce ran almost totally from the get-go (it was quite gratifying to wipe out the previous OS, MS Vista), I have 3 very minor issues that I need a little consultation with. (If this isn't the right board, I apol...

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