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by runbei
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 14 RC error - monitor configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Linux Mint 14 RC error - monitor configuration

When I boot Linux Mint 14 RC 32-bit I get an error: "Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors." Whereupon the system locks forcing a reboot. Seems to occur every other time I run LM. Reckon this is normal RC stuff, but there it is... Also, seems like every other time I boot, the login s...
by runbei
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 14: Change desktop icon text size
Replies: 3
Views: 1849

Mint 14: Change desktop icon text size

Installed Mint 14 RC and like it. But can't locate where to change desktop icon labels to a smaller font. I believe I formerly did this by right-clicking the desktop and proceeding from there. Also saw instructions to do this: Menu > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts. But neither approach is availabl...
by runbei
Mon May 28, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excellent review of Mint 13
Replies: 11
Views: 3211

Excellent review of Mint 13

Dedoimedo did his usual fine job in a review of Mint 13 posted this morning. See http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-maya.html.

Scroll to the bottom for his wrap-up and a few tiny suggestions for improvements.
by runbei
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dedoimedo Reviews LMDE
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Dedoimedo Reviews LMDE

proxima_centauri wrote:*Moved to Chat about Linux Mint subforum
Okey-doke, sorry, thought it would be of special interest here.
by runbei
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Dedoimedo Reviews LMDE
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Dedoimedo Reviews LMDE

Dedoimedo - the reviewer who named Mint Julia his distro of the year for 2010, looks at LMDE. Enjoy!

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linu ... ebian.html
by runbei
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist
Replies: 155
Views: 40220

Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

No complaints really, but... 1. Make it possible to easily change the resolution of the login screen. At present, it's something quite ugly like 800x600 (?) on my 22" monitor (standard resolution 1680x1050). 2. LMDE and other Debian-derived distros don't implement Sleep mode in some ThinkPads - name...
by runbei
Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE 12/10 install/update issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

Re: LMDE 12/10 install/update issue

I solved the problem I originally posted above. Turned out LMDE had trouble with the fact I had two hard disks in the system and one was an IDE drive, the other SATA. I replaced the IDE sedond drive with a SATA and no longer had the problem.
by runbei
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Stephen J. Vaughan-Nichols' Favorite Desktop? Mint 10
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Stephen J. Vaughan-Nichols' Favorite Desktop? Mint 10

New review by the noted computer columnist. Over the years, I’ve seen more Linux distributions than anyone this side of the Distrowatch editors. Some end-up staying in my offices. For example, I use openSUSE and CentOS on my servers, and I’ve often used Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, and MEPIS on my desk...
by runbei
Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58157

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Wouldn't LaTeX have been better for that? Absolutely! LaTeX would be ideal. Book design is an art that's far beyond me, and it would be wonderful to find a beautiful LaTeX book-formatting template. But, so far, I've had no luck - there seem to be hardly any LaTeX book packages, even ugly ones. And ...
by runbei
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58157

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

sgosnell wrote:Well, you could demand your money back. :wink:
Just trying to light a fire - as my old man used to say, the squeaking wheel gets the grease.
by runbei
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58157

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Another option is to remove OpenOffice and install LibreOffice. It's now the default office suite, I think, and it's certainly in the repositories. I gave LibreOffice an - admittedly brief - try but went back to OpenOffice because a feature that's critical for me was crippled in LO - the ability to...
by runbei
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58157

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Hate to say it, but after running the scripts and restarting, fonts are still awful in OpenOffice 3.2.1 Debian as supplied with LMDE. What to do? What to do? Good news, I think. I got a huge improvement in font quality in OpenOffice by simply changing the settings in MintMenu > Preferences > Appear...
by runbei
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE
Replies: 88
Views: 58157

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Hate to say it, but after running the scripts and restarting, fonts are still awful in OpenOffice 3.2.1 Debian as supplied with LMDE. What to do? What to do?
by runbei
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Solved: I only have a 700Mb CDswould like to try Debian
Replies: 10
Views: 1725

Re: I only have a 700Mb CDswould like to try Debian

Crunchbang may not be the best choice for newbies or anyone valuing a stable system. From the CB site: Disclaimer CrunchBang Linux is not recommended for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. CrunchBang Linux could possibly m...
by runbei
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Adjust login screen resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Adjust login screen resolution

Thanks. Startupmanager lets you adjust resolution for the grub screen but not the login screen - alas.
by runbei
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Adjust login screen resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Adjust login screen resolution

LMDE displays the correct resolution for my monitor, but the login screen is an ugly low resolution (something like 1024x768 ? on a 22" monitor). Is there a way to increase it?
by runbei
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change "default" monitor [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 2338

Re: Change "default" monitor [solved]

This didn't work for me (running the ./monitor-switcher.sh script per the linked tutorial). Even after rebooting after running the script, programs continue to open in the wrong (left/VGA) monitor instead of the DVI monitor on the right. Choosing the opposite options moves the panel to the left moni...
by runbei
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: How To: Completely remove PulseAudio & replace it with ALSA
Replies: 45
Views: 78503

Re: How To: Completely remove PulseAudio & replace it with A

This worked for me. For others with similar problems - I have a home-built PC with a Biostar 790GX A2+ motherboard that has the following audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA). With speaker and headset connected to the rear panel, and speaker connect to a front outlet, I was un...
by runbei
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: How Odious the Deception
Replies: 29
Views: 4694

Re: How Odious the Deception

I'm very, very leery of the "Debian is easy" claim, especially when it comes from someone who just installed it. Because LMDE, unhappily, will not install on my desktop PC, I looked for a distro that was reputed to be very stable - a high priority for me - and that was also known to be "easy." I tri...
by runbei
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Install failure - LMDE 64-bit [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Install failure - 64-bit

p.s. I wonder if part of the problem is that I have one SATA hard disk which I use for Windows and Linux installs, and an older PATA/IDE disk that I use for data. I've heard this can cause problems for Debian-based distros. ? I'm vaguely aware that in the past sometimes the sda and sdb designations ...

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