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by truexfan81
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 13 poll
Replies: 30
Views: 10316

Re: Linux Mint 13 poll

most used ha, you forgot Milla
by truexfan81
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 166057

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

well just connected my other hdd and installed cinnamon on mint 12, was disappointed to find that just like gnome shell, cinnamon does not work when used with xinerama :( if clem is unable to fix that b4 mint 9 reaches end of life, i guess i will be forced to use mate with mint 13, hopefully it will...
by truexfan81
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 166057

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

now running mint12+cinnamon on my acer aoa150 netbook, so far no complaints, will have to play with it for awhile before i can provide any useful feedback

but so far i like it alot better than gnome-shell :mrgreen:
by truexfan81
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 166057

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

mank_in wrote:
truexfan81 wrote:has anyone attempted to try it out on mint9? i may try it on the netbook as its basically my testing machine
Cinnamon is fork of Gnome-shell , an gnome-shell part of GNOME3. Mint 9 use Gnome 2.

hmm, may have to install mint12 on the netbook then :D
by truexfan81
Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 166057

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

has anyone attempted to try it out on mint9? i may try it on the netbook as its basically my testing machine
by truexfan81
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux keyboard question
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: linux keyboard question

You may want to check to see if your keyboard is actually selected under Preferences/Keyboard. That model is listed as one option there. No guarantee that the keys are 100% supported, but if it not currently chosen there, give that setting a try. i had to set it manually a few months ago, thats why...
by truexfan81
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux keyboard question
Replies: 4
Views: 605

linux keyboard question

Had trouble deciding which section to post this in as it could be considered either a hardware question, or a newbie question. Ok just wondering if anyone can recommend a wireless keyboard that will work in linux and be fully supported (all media keys work). with my current (not wireless) Ortek-MCK8...
by truexfan81
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: WORKGROUP vs MSHOME
Replies: 58
Views: 115041

Re: WORKGROUP vs MSHOME

hmm, interesting, i decided to try the instructions to change the workgroup name, i edited the file, no problem there. pasted in the command to restart samba and got the response: samba: unrecognized service just out of curiosity i typed in "samba", got the response: The program 'samba' is currently...
by truexfan81
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 166057

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

KBD47 wrote:Today's cinnamon & ubuntu tweak update broke the menu. Can't log out, quit, search, it doesn't function at all. Plus the update icon is now missing.
perhaps ctrl+alt+backspace and login again?
by truexfan81
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 166057

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Looks promising from what i'm reading, i just have one question: Will it work with nvidia features that gnome shell would not work with? examples: Seperate X-Screens Xinerama currently on mint9 i run seperate x screens with xinerama, lets me have the functionality of twinview, without the video tear...
by truexfan81
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint Freezes Starting Update Manager or Activating Drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Mint Freezes Starting Update Manager or Activating Drive

Which version of mint do you have installed? that will help narrow down the list of possibilities :wink:
by truexfan81
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Additional drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Additional drivers

If you've installed a driver and it works, don't worry. If you still need to install one, get the recommended version. Oh yes, if your graphics card is geforce 100 series or newer, the 173 driver might not work, but the current one does. For the FX 5000 series you need the 173 driver. But usually i...
by truexfan81
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Additional drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Additional drivers

If the 173 works for you, just keep using it. But the recommended one is "version current" (= 280). third option: open terminal use these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update exit start the aditional drivers program and select current version, and it will...
by truexfan81
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Prejudices against Linux?
Replies: 53
Views: 5726

Re: Prejudices against Linux?

Anyone know if comcast supports linux? i have called support many times when my connection was down, and was never asked what os i was using. When using the online tech support i just let them know from the start that i know what i'm doing, so they just tell me what they want me to check, and i do i...
by truexfan81
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint 13 ? Name ?
Replies: 171
Views: 28702

Re: Ok the Name (M) for Mint 13! Start here:

LISABLUEANGEL wrote:i think the name melissa is way too common!
+1 i work with two people that have that name :lol:
by truexfan81
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: geforce 9500GT auto fan control not working well
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: geforce 9500GT auto fan control not working well

noodlyappendage wrote:Any chance you have a clogged exhaust fan? Mine got so bad I was idling in the 60's. A few shots of compressed air, and I'm back in the 40's.
nope fan works fine when run at a high enough speed, if i run it at 100% it never gets above 59C idles around 49
by truexfan81
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint Offical Support by AMD petition: I want AMD to su
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Linux Mint Offical Support by AMD petition: I want AMD t

I do not use amd/ati graphics but i signed the petition because i would like it to be supported in the future should i choose to go with a ati/amd gpu
by truexfan81
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: X-config, Coolbits SLI Gtx 470 problems
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: X-config, Coolbits SLI Gtx 470 problems

sounds like you opened a generic one, browse to /etc/x11 and open the xorg.conf file from there, see if it looks any different
by truexfan81
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: geforce 9500GT auto fan control not working well
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

geforce 9500GT auto fan control not working well

mint 9 main 64 bit, geforce 9500GT 512MB nvidia 290 drivers gpu is running a bit on the hot side would not get below 55C at idle, when under a load would go up to about 71C. i started googling around and found that by adding a couple of lines to the xorg.conf file, it would allow me to manually cont...
by truexfan81
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: question about temps on gnome sensors applet
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: question about temps on gnome sensors applet

That's fine. the gpu temp is somewhat high, though. gpu: 66C An Ati/AMD? Could only be cured by the AMD catalyst driver (11.11). Its a nvidia gpu, with the nvidia 290 drivers installed thats under a load tho, i use vdpau for h264 decoding, with 400p it will be around 65-76C with 720p i've seen it s...

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