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by Hawkeye_52
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 12 with Mate
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Linux Mint 12 with Mate

Hi I'm a relative newbie to Linux. I have been using MS Widows and DOS for years, I tried Fedora several times since version 4. Never could get completely away from windows because I couldn't get all of the Linux software to do my tasks. I tried various other distributions over the years , Knoppix,...
by Hawkeye_52
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

Re: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu

I am still digging into this. With so many variables it has proved difficult to narrow down the source of the problem. Everything appears to work, I just cannot read the fonts in the menu. And oddly the gibberish on the screen changes periodically for the same menu choice. I am beginning to wonder ...
by Hawkeye_52
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" released!
Replies: 219
Views: 220883

Re: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" released!

For others that may be as lost as I was, you can get LM 12 KDE RC on your favorite mirror, here:

http://www.linuxmint.com/mirrors.php

Hawkeye
by Hawkeye_52
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 13 LTS ideas?
Replies: 79
Views: 15446

Re: Mint 13 LTS ideas?

@Hawkeye you have hit the bulls eye ;) :mrgreen: No you are not making things complicated. LMDE is not for end users (as on today IMO) XFCE should not have been abandoned. Many users including one of OMG Ubuntu author has downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and installed XFCE. If there was a poll, then things ...
by Hawkeye_52
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 12 gnome with ATI graphics
Replies: 9
Views: 3204

Re: Mint 12 gnome with ATI graphics

I installed Mint 12 Gnome on my laptop with ATI graphics today and configured the settings. Everything worked fine when I choose Gnome classic or Mate but the others including Cinnamon don't work right. I get text that runs together and it displays garbled text. As stated it works fine with Gnome C...
by Hawkeye_52
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" released!
Replies: 219
Views: 220883

Re: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" released!

I'm sorry ahead of time for this post, because I'm sure it has already been answered somewhere, but: Where do I download a copy of the Live DVD for LM 12 KDE RC? I have spent the last 30-45 minutes rummaging around the forums and the Community website. Thanks for any direction you can give me... Haw...
by Hawkeye_52
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Good bye Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: Good bye Mint

After months of dissatisfaction with various versions of Mint including 9, 10, 11, and 12, both 32 bit and 64bit, I have finally bitten the bullet and installed PCLinux OS Phoenix instead. Why is it that the maker of Mint just can't make a decent distro that works without faults? Hmm? In the series...
by Hawkeye_52
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Menu fonts screwed
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Menu fonts screwed

Not sure how this has happened,suddenly appeared after trying a couple of new themes. I've gone back to the original (Adwaita) theme and then to Gnome Dark again,also tried restart and switching back to Gnome Classic etc. It only happens with Cinnamon,possibly related to an early posters problem? A...
by Hawkeye_52
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

Re: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu

Now I am starting to think that it may be Fedora 16 and the video card I have in this particular box. I reinstalled Fedora 16 and found that a few of those fonts look weird also. I did not notice before as there are not really any menus to look at and it did not default to the fail over version if ...
by Hawkeye_52
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is It Time To Overhaul The Calendar?
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Is It Time To Overhaul The Calendar?

Interesting, but I'm not sure whether I'd like my birthday to fall on the same day every year:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/ ... -calendar/

Hawkeye
by Hawkeye_52
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

Re: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu

I will not give up on this until I figure it out. I really, really, dislike gnome3 (it would probably be OK if it was on a tablet but not a desktop, especially not they way I like to work) and it looks like the eventual aim of cinnamon will give me back what I want. Your right about it being only t...
by Hawkeye_52
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 13 LTS ideas?
Replies: 79
Views: 15446

Re: Mint 13 LTS ideas?

Let me try to make the choices even more complicated. Probably my greatest skill :lol: . First, Linux Mint has developed into a sophisticated distribution with two district personalities; the first is based upon Ubuntu, the second is based upon Debian. The issue of LTS is only applicable to the Ubun...
by Hawkeye_52
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clem is awesome.
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Clem is awesome.

Let's be real here. Linux Mint 12 pretty much sucks. Everyone knows it, and apparently that also includes Clem. So what is he doing about it? He's forking the Gnome Shell to fix everything wrong with Gnome 3 (Cinnamon). It's clear he listens to us here and on the blog, and in IRC, and it's clear th...
by Hawkeye_52
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

Re: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu

I am having the exact same problem, but only on a box running Fedora 16. The menu fonts on my Mint 12 box render ok, but the Fedora 16 box menu text looks exactly like you describe. At first I thought I might need a better video card, but everything else renders ok. I did notice that when I install...
by Hawkeye_52
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint 13 ? Name ?
Replies: 171
Views: 31055

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

How about: Mimosa With all the unique changes going on with Linux Mint: 1> Gnome 3 Shell and extensions 2> Cinnamon the fork of Gnome 3 3> MATE, the DE to keep the Gnome 2 interface alive 4> Some LM versions still Ubuntu based 5> Some LM versions moving exclusively to Debian 6> Probably many more th...
by Hawkeye_52
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: linux loses another user forever
Replies: 49
Views: 6791

Re: linux loses another user forever

yeah thats it , it's just user error , because YOU have never had a problem with the hardware you are using it must be MY error ... the fact that this forum even exists is PROOF that linux doesn't just work , it's a different experience for every person that uses it based on the hardware they have ...
by Hawkeye_52
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

Re: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu

I have no experience of Cinnamon, though I have seen the behaviour that you seem to be experiencing. Have you tried rebooting? Roken, I have rebooted out of and back into Cinnamon -- no success. I have also rebooted out of Cinnamon, into Gnome Shell, Gnome Classic, and MATE, then back to Cinnamon -...
by Hawkeye_52
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

Trouble With Font Rendering In Menu

After Clem's recent blog concerning Cinnamon, I updated my LM 12 and then logged into Cinnamon 1.1.3. The desktop looks fine, as well as the fonts on the panel, but when I try to open the Menu, all I get are unreadable 'blocks' -- no words or fonts :cry: . I am running LM 12 on an older 64 bit machi...
by Hawkeye_52
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Trinity DE, a fork of KDE3.5!
Replies: 14
Views: 3603

Re: Trinity DE, a fork of KDE3.5!

oldrocker99, 1> What version of Linux Mint did you install this in? 2> How long have you been using it? 3> What problems have you experience so far? I was a 'true lover' of KDE 3.XX, and only switched to Gnome because of the change to 4.XX, so I am very interested in a desktop manager that would giv...
by Hawkeye_52
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: DistroWatch and Ubuntu
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: DistroWatch and Ubuntu

MALsPA,

Yeah, it looks like I am just stirring up water that was already muddy :wink: .

Probably time for me to 'set down and shut up'...

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