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by xenopeek
Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Linux Mint 11 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Linux Mint 11 problem

Your DVD drive isn't visible until you put a DVD in it.
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchpad not even detected
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Touchpad not even detected

Please also post (sorry, forgot that one in first post):

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lsusb
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Converting 32bit CD into 64bit DVD
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Converting 32bit CD into 64bit DVD

First backup any data you have on Linux mint, then uninstall Mint4Win before your install from DVD. You don't need to have an internet connection during installation, but you will be missing some updates. You can connect to internet later and download any updates.
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] 32 and 64 bit
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

Re: 32 and 64 bit

In the case of 2GB memory, use whichever you want :D Just don't go back to 16 bits :wink: If you don't have a system with more the 4 GB, you don't have to use 64 bits (and even then, you could stick to 32 bits with PAE), For any data crunching applications like rendering, music/video encoding, archi...
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Black screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Black screen

And if you start it in compatibility mode? Probably there is a problem with support for one of your hardware devices, causing failure of the boot. Also, press TAB at either the default start or compatibility line, and remove the words splash and quiet from the end. This will allow you to see any boo...
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: mint desktop environment?
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: mint desktop environment?

With respect, but isn't this is a bit of a silly question? You don't have to choose "unity OR gnome shell" -- GNOME 3 does not mandate the use of Shell. GNOME 3 is a good thing, and the Shell is optional. You can just run GNOME 3 without the Shell, and with making any needed adjustments to the Linux...
by xenopeek
Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Full disk encryption ????????
Replies: 6
Views: 4983

Re: Full disk encryption ????????

I don't what to dissuade you from using full disk encryption, but be aware of what it won't do for you: - It won't protect your system files any extra from programs or persons with malicious intent, while you are logged in. - If you don't take extra actions, it won't protect your system files agains...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Where did Title Bar in my Programs go?
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Where did Title Bar in my Programs go?

2. Does this mean I'm using Compiz? Is there something that is uses less computing power than Compiz? What? Yes. At the login screen, when you enter your password, at the bottom in the selection box choose "Gnome (no effects)" to disable Compiz. Choice remains in effect until you change it at that ...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Change background image in "choose your OS" screen
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Change background image in "choose your OS" screen

See your other post on how to move an image to a location outside of your home directory, in case you have encryption turned on. Let's assume the wallpaper you want is "/usr/share/backgrounds/thisone.jpg". Then: gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub Change or add the following line: GRUB_BACKGROUND=/usr/sh...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] change background image in Linux Mint Login Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: change background image in Linux Mint Login Screen

Following three steps can accomplish this. There are probably other ways, but this is the one I know :D 1. Install Ubuntu Tweak, if you don't already have it. Run the following commands from Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak 2. ...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Where did Title Bar in my Programs go?
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Where did Title Bar in my Programs go?

Hi, this is a bug. Read how to restore this without reboot & how to fix it permanently here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 27#p444922
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: A little introduction..........(or not) ;-)
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: A little introduction..........(or not) ;-)

That would probably be Linux Format #148 :D http://www.linuxformat.com/archives?issue=148

I just got it today, has a one page review for Linux Mint 11 scoring 8/10. Also a 4 page interview "Inside Linux Mint" with Clement Lefebvre and Kendall Weaver. Great read!
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: A little introduction..........(or not) ;-)
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: A little introduction..........(or not) ;-)

Welcome to Linux Mint! :D Seeing as you have multiple laptops/PCs, you might also want to look into the Linux Mint Debian Edition as that is a bit faster than the Ubuntu based Linux Mint 11 on less powerful machines. A respin of Linux Mint Debian Edition is on the way (with improved testing on updat...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD sata question
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: SSD sata question

Sleven wrote:How long does it take you to boot?
The BIOS on my machine takes about 20 seconds to run POST, that is not going to improve with a SSD.
But after the BIOS hands over to the operating system, Linux Mint loads in 6.08 seconds with this SSD :D (the smile on that smiley is not big enough! :lol:).
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Banshee sound menu integration in Debian
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Re: Banshee sound menu integration in Debian

They are in the Ubuntu repos. You can try downloading a .deb file and installing it manually. Following is link to the packages, just click through to probably natty and download the correct package (i386 for 32 bits, amd64 for 64 bits): http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=banshee-extension-s...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help with Installing Linux to Existing Partition
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Help with Installing Linux to Existing Partition

Before you do anything else--now you know you can boot with the Live CD from Linux Mint--backup the data on your harddisk! You can access the Windows drives from the Live CD, and copy data to an external disk.
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD sata question
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: SSD sata question

Whoops, thanks for noticing my mistake :D Post corrected.

BTW I have an OCZ Vertex 2 (SATA II), and it is blazingly fast 8)
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unresponsive firefox 5 stops for a few sec and then respond
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Unresponsive firefox 5 stops for a few sec and the respo

Probable causes: 1. You have extensions installed that slow Firefox down (things like Adblock Plus, NoScript and such can significantly hinder performance if you use multiple extensions of that sort) 2. You are opening a lot of tabs, and your machine doesn't have the resources needed If you are will...
by xenopeek
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchpad not even detected
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Touchpad not even detected

Hi, to help analyze this, please do from the Terminal:

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lspci -v
And:

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xinput list
(And please put the output of this in a code block; click the Code button just above the text field when you comment.)

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