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by I2k4
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Mint for and old PC?
Replies: 23
Views: 5843

Re: Best Mint for and old PC?

More RAM would be a good idea - most likely on an old 256K system the maximum upgrade would be to 512K, if you can still find the module. Given that it's for non-savvy elders, be aware that LXDE is a bit cruder than other versions, e.g. using Synaptic PM rather than software center for upgrades and ...
by I2k4
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm a Linux Newbie, wife wants to stay with Windows7
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: I'm a Linux Newbie, wife wants to stay with Windows7

Thanks for these last responses - as of now I like and plan to keep the dual boot on my netbook, but certainly could come in handy.
by I2k4
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

You should look at Grub Customizer, pretty intuitive interface and does a lot of things. Should be in the repositories.
by I2k4
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm a Linux Newbie, wife wants to stay with Windows7
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: I'm a Linux Newbie, wife wants to stay with Windows7

It's pretty easy to dual boot with W7 - a straightforward option from Live CD set up process - and my own dual boot with Lubuntu has been great (knock wood). However, and this is not well explained in official documentation, the GRUB boot loader that provides the choice menu each time overrides the ...
by I2k4
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NEED MAJOR HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: NEED MAJOR HELP!

I had a big save with the following app after GRUB lost my Win7 after my dumb mistakes changing the config file. The original poster seems to have given up here, but it might help others.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1769482
by I2k4
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: In need of frank advice
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: In need of frank advice

I'd be very cautious about enterprise use for a couple of reasons. First, though, be aware that you can pretty thoroughly test out Mint and most other Linux distributions via Persistent Live USB using the Pendrive or a similar installer: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1...
by I2k4
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need to customize GRUB
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Need to customize GRUB

Agree with using Grub Customizer. Worked great to delete useless items and to reorder the choices (I wanted Windows 7 to be first / default.) However, I did find that "Recovery Console" choice useful when I had an unexpected problem so would caution against deleting it until you're sure yo...
by I2k4
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems compiling Gimp (painter) 2.7, old babl
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Problems compiling Gimp (painter) 2.7, old babl

I don't understand the "painter" thing - if it's different from ordinary GIMP. My understanding is that GIMP 2.8 is available for the recent versions of Ubuntu / Mint. If like me you're using an older version: This unofficial compilation of the 2.7 beta (single window is one click in its W...
by I2k4
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laggy feel and video problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2434

Re: Laggy feel and video problems

I've had use of recent Chromium with one of my test Live USBs and it's much improved over the one came with my Lubuntu, but does require a separate Flash installation. Sorry I can't comment on the problem you're having, but hopefully Chrome+Flash will help.
by I2k4
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laggy feel and video problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2434

Re: Laggy feel and video problems

I'd suggest trying Google Chrome which comes with Flash preinstalled as part of the download. Another good thing about Chrome is that its version updates kept coming, while Firefox is frozen at version 11 on Lubuntu 10.10. Glad Mint 11 is working for you - it's a nice OS.
by I2k4
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laggy feel and video problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2434

Re: Laggy feel and video problems

I think a lot of users are learning that the latest versions of Ubuntu / Mint are too demanding for older / low powered equipment. Basically, Ubuntu Linux is going through its own "Vista" phase of developing an operating system for higher powered hardware and leaving the oldies but goodies...
by I2k4
Sun May 13, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GIMP 2.8
Replies: 60
Views: 17650

Re: GIMP 2.8

yes it did remove Gimp 2.6, but it did not install 2.7, due to som other missing depedencies............... And the I had a terrible job getting Gimp 2.6 back......... So I don't recommend anyone trying this. All I can say is it worked as I said on Lubuntu and Mint. Googling the PPA will bring up o...
by I2k4
Sun May 13, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GIMP 2.8
Replies: 60
Views: 17650

Re: GIMP 2.8

This unofficial compilation of the 2.7 beta (single window is one click in Windows menu, but) setting doesn't save) is working fine on my Mint 10, 11 and Lubuntu 10.10 installs. GIMP 2.7 for older Ubuntu versions (unofficial): ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn Not being good with terminal I simply added...
by I2k4
Fri May 04, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: WORKGROUP vs MSHOME
Replies: 58
Views: 146468

Re: WORKGROUP vs MSHOME

I'll just say this: the first Linux distro that makes home LAN network connection as easy as Windows does, will put all the rest out of business. I've looked into and really don't have time to figure out Samba. I've been enjoying and been impressed with how much I can do on Linux, but I can't connec...
by I2k4
Wed May 02, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Live CD question about saved files / downloads etc
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Live CD question about saved files / downloads etc

I'd suggest running Live USB instead from CD, using Persistence. if you're using Windows here's a fine tool to create the USB stick, and you have to set the USB drive ahead of other drives in your computer's BIOS for booting: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ I'd su...
by I2k4
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Get graphical "choose your OS" screen in dual-booting pc
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Get graphical "choose your OS" screen in dual-booting pc

This might help:

https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer

It can be used to cut down on the options and change the selection order.
by I2k4
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Where is the persistent file?
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Where is the persistent file?

Right above about the "Casper" file being the Persistence. Not editable so far as I know. FWIW, I've been using Live USB with Persistence on various Ubuntu / Mint based distros for about a year, and they all eventually go wonky - in my case either they stop recognizing or mounting the HDD ...
by I2k4
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Linux Mint from USB Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 13349

Re: Running Linux Mint from USB Drive

My impression from the first post was intention to run the stick on a Windows machine. Sorry if wrong about that.
by I2k4
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Linux Mint from USB Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 13349

Re: Running Linux Mint from USB Drive

I'd also suggest experimenting with "Live USB with Persistence" to get a good feel for various versions - I generally use 4GB thumb drives. I started using the Pendrive installer, which is very intuitive and never tried any other: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-a...
by I2k4
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VLC 2.0 Update?
Replies: 22
Views: 6472

VLC 2.0 Update?

New to Mint, I'm interested in how, when to expect the upgrade to VLC 2.0 to appear in the Software repositories - it's my go to media player and the new version looks good.

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