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by stratus_ss
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Laptop resisting to embrace Linux [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Laptop resisting to embrace Linux

You can also try booting with the splash off. I used to have a computer which refused to boot with those options enabled in grub for reference linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=93175314-6971-471d-ad73-89b78cc70319 ro [b]quiet splash[/b] The section in bold should be removed from the boo...
by stratus_ss
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem installing Nvidia driver for Nvidia GE Force card
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

Re: Problem installing Nvidia driver for Nvidia GE Force car

Have you tried recreating your Xorg.conf? You can boot into single user mode, runlevel 3 or simply stop the display manager (mdm) Once there, move your Xorg.conf file to somewhere else or call it something else Then: sudo Xorg -configure This will create a new Xorg.conf in /root. Take that one, move...
by stratus_ss
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Please help, network connection doesnt work
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: Please help, network connection doesnt work

From the network output you provided your network appears to be functioning. We can see that it is getting an IP and that there are packets going through the interface. Can you describe what you mean when you say your network isnt working? Can you ping google.com or some other well known site? Do yo...
by stratus_ss
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Microphone doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Microphone doesn't work

hmm thats interesting, The command line output shows that the computer can see your audio device(s). But the mixer/sound app does not show anything there. I might have to think on this for a bit. Perhaps someone else has some suggestions. I have some ideas that I used to do to get SPDIF sound workin...
by stratus_ss
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Thinking about trying a new Linux Distro
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Thinking about trying a new Linux Distro

a vm is a virtual machine.

I might suggest exploring virtualbox. I can't explain it properly except to say that it allows you to run multiple OS' simultaneously. Check it out and see if it suites your needs
by stratus_ss
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cisco-compatible VPN client: Connection to Hamachi network?
Replies: 4
Views: 6821

Re: Cisco-compatible VPN client: Connection to Hamachi netwo

To be honest, I know little to nothing about Hamachi.

You asked for a cisco compatible vpn client thats what I know :D

Do you have your vpn information that you can put into the vpnc?
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Please help, network connection doesnt work
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: Please help, network connection doesnt work

I know, I know its the dreaded terminal again! EEK!

Can you post the output of this.

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ifconfig -a
And then try manually forcing dhcp

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sudo dhclient eth0

NOTE: I am assuming you have an eth0 and it is not called something funky. Also, yes please do post any network manager output
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Won't Install to an e-machine
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Won't Install to an e-machine

You can try booting the Mint install medium in "failsafe" mode. It could also be a bad burn, and it could actually just be some compatibility problems. As a last resort you could take a different Desktop version (XFCE, Mate etc) and try installing that and then just swapping out your desktop For exa...
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: display manager startup script
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

Re: display manager startup script

I believe all forms of Mint are now using "mdm" as their display manager
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Microphone doesn't work
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Microphone doesn't work

Hi,

Can you start off by giving us some more information

What type of laptop?
What OS (Mint 12, 11, 13?)
64bit? 32bit?

Mate, Gnome, XFCE, Cinnamon?

can you post the output of

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aplay -l
Can you also take a screen of the "hardware" tab of the sound settings as well as the "Output" tab?
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Laptop resisting to embrace Linux [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1345

Re: Laptop resisting to embrace Linux

Instead of allowing the DVD to boot the default way, hit some key to get the menu and then choose the failsafe type option.

I have to do this for certain ATI cards in order to boot, perhaps it is the same with the old NVIDIA card.
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem installing Nvidia driver for Nvidia GE Force card
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

Re: Problem installing Nvidia driver for Nvidia GE Force car

can you do this in a terminal:

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sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-current

Reboot (or kill the x server and restart it... ctrl + alt + backspace)

Log back in

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
Reboot (or kill the x server and restart it... ctrl + alt + backspace)

What happens?
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Prevent mint from sleeping
Replies: 7
Views: 5895

Re: Prevent mint from sleeping

Which desktop are you using?

Mate? Cinnamon? Gnome? KDE? XFCE?

Are you sure the computer is suspended and not just turning off the monitor?
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Thinking about trying a new Linux Distro
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Thinking about trying a new Linux Distro

First let me just give you an fyi, Optimus is currently being worked into the NVIDIA drivers. This has just started in the last several weeks so it will have official support without Bumblebee or ironhide etc. As for your stability issues, I have been using Mint since Mint 5, and really I haven't ha...
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] apt-get upgrade broke my Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1307

Re: apt-get upgrade broke my Mint?

It almost sounds like you have a problem with your network.

Can you roll back to a previous kernel via the grub menu?
by stratus_ss
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cisco-compatible VPN client: Connection to Hamachi network?
Replies: 4
Views: 6821

Re: Cisco-compatible VPN client: Connection to Hamachi netwo

You are looking to install something for network manager

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sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc
From there click on the network icon in the tray, go to VPN connections and you should see an option when creating a new one for "Cisco Compatible VPN"

You should be good to go from there
by stratus_ss
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: USB boot disk
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: USB boot disk

So basically you have a usb drive giving you problems and you just want to level it and start over? Try writing zeros to it sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<usb drive> bs=1M count=14000 This should clear all junk on it. If that fails you can use a program like "shred" to securely delete the drive and s...
by stratus_ss
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: New network, Windows fine, Linux not :(
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Re: New network, Windows fine, Linux not :(

Have you examined dmesg directly after the failure? What about /var/log/syslog or /var/log/auth.log or /var/log/kern.log? Those would be places I would check right off. Alternatively you can actually open up 4 different terminals (I use a program called terminator for this but gnome-terminal/konsole...
by stratus_ss
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: hp 3520 not printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: hp 3520 not printing

for the benefit of others who may read this thread could you post your solution?
by stratus_ss
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: hp 3520 not printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: hp 3520 not printing

Ok, So the logs which may indicate problems are /var/log/syslog and the command dmesg. Dmesg can be a little confusing, it refers mainly to hardware. For example in dmesg you would see messages about a usb device being plugged in or possibly a bad driver. You will want to uninstall the printer and t...

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