Search found 373 matches

by odo5435
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu will become ad-ware soon.
Replies: 54
Views: 5586

Re: Ubuntu will become ad-ware soon.

If the contributors to this thread can be considered representative of 'the norm', then it appears that Canonical is correct in it's thinking. Most users either do not care or are not concerned with this development. FWIW, I tend to agree with you @/dev/urandom. However, as others have pointed out, ...
by odo5435
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I speed up my linux mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 5693

Re: How can I speed up my linux mint?

Installing a Desktop Environment is not the same as installing an Operating System. A D/E is simply a manager for your OS, in this case Linux Mint 13. All of your data files remain unaffected and so do a lot of your applications (although not all of your apps as some are specific to certain D/Es). H...
by odo5435
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I speed up my linux mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 5693

Re: How can I speed up my linux mint?

Try Mint 13 XFCE. I can second this motion. I've toyed with Xfce (on and off) for a while and have found that, for me, it offers the best balance between functionality, stability and speed. It's now my preferred option. In the search for the 'perfect' fast Desktop Environment you'll find many recom...
by odo5435
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: a few questions before i give it a whirl
Replies: 15
Views: 2899

Re: a few questions before i give it a whirl

2. soooooo many desktops... from what i can gather, the advantage of MATE is it's more configurable. i like that. but if i don't like it, is it fairly easy to install/switch to Cinnamon/whatever and try it? Yes, it's very easy to switch between Desktop Environments (D/E's). You can easily install s...
by odo5435
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Which Version of Cinnamon Am I Using? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

Re: Which Version of Cinnamon Am I Using? [SOLVED]

Ahhh. Thank you for that. I would never have found that CLI command on my own.

Now, if someone would be only so kind as to help with my other problem... :wink:

Edit= http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=113181
by odo5435
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Which Version of Cinnamon Am I Using? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

Which Version of Cinnamon Am I Using? [SOLVED]

ScreenshotSystemInfo.png
ScreenshotSystemInfo.png (103.5 KiB) Viewed 2455 times
by odo5435
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How Do I Move Panel Across Monitors?
Replies: 1
Views: 2679

How Do I Move Panel Across Monitors?

I am running Mint Maya Cinnamon and have a dual monitor setup with an ATI Radeon card. After much reading I'm discovering Maya Cinnamon and ATI do not get along well and I'm still in the process of trying to get it working the way I would prefer. Unfortunately, many of the threads about dual monitor...
by odo5435
Sun May 27, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Different Distros?
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: Different Distros?

Asking for an opinion on Distro's here, or anywhere, in any forum, is setting yourself up for a lot of reading and sifting through conflicting replies. For every user that swears Mint is the best thing ever, you'll find another who will die if Ubuntu were to fail. Or another who will say that openSU...
by odo5435
Sun May 27, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3595

Re: How Do I Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up?

Thank you crborga and jjaythomas for your replies. I decided to try jjay's solution first. I'd have been happy to try your method crb, but after so many years of enforced Windows usage I'm a GUI type of person these days even though I started my Personal Computing experience (many years ago) in a Un...
by odo5435
Sat May 26, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3595

Re: How Do I Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up?

Thanks for your reply crborga. so what I would do make a simple script I understand most of what your script does but am curious. Why is the 'killall caja' command necessary? I've skimmed this too-techie-for-me webpage from which I interpret CaJa to be as harmless a piece of bloat as as most other s...
by odo5435
Sat May 26, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Do I Upgrade To LM13?
Replies: 5
Views: 3537

Re: How Do I Upgrade To LM13?

To paraphrase a commonly heard expression regarding Linux vs a famous OS, "Ubuntu is not openSuSE". The recommended Mint method of upgrading has produced tried and true results over and again, particularly if suggestions re partitioning your home and data folders and precautionary backup p...
by odo5435
Sat May 26, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An Amusing Coincidence
Replies: 1
Views: 426

An Amusing Coincidence

It gives me perverse pleasure to click on ads such as the following on this site. 31.png They, and others like it (another from a few minutes ago was for AVG Anti-virus) appear to be occurring more frequently. I can appreciate that the selection of ads on this site is beyond the control of the adver...
by odo5435
Sat May 26, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: default browser
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: DEFAULT BROWSER

I'm sorry, I have no solution to your problem but you should have been around these forums long enough now to know that the overuse of capitals, in titles or in the body of your text, is considered poor form. It might help you achieve a quicker answer to you posts if you were to read this thread , p...
by odo5435
Sat May 26, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3595

Re: How Do I Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up?

crborga wrote:Have you already unchecked run Gnome Services in the Xfce session settings?


Is this where you mean? If so, I'm pretty certain that it was never checked. I didn't want to run Gnome, I wanted Xfce.
19.png
19.png (39.71 KiB) Viewed 3577 times
by odo5435
Sat May 26, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 3595

Stop Nautilus from Auto Running at Start Up? [SOLVED]

(EDIT = On reflection, this problem would seem to be better suited to the 'Software and Applications' heading in LMDE - it can sometimes be confusing where to post. If a moderator agrees, it'd be appreciated if you would move this thread to that forum.) After doing a fresh install of LMDE Xfce UP4 o...
by odo5435
Fri May 25, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making bootable UBS Help
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Making bootable UBS Help

Diekan wrote:During the Ubuntu install - it installed a boot loader...


OK, how did you get to that point? I mean, how did you get your laptop to read the Ubuntu flash drive to perform the installation?
by odo5435
Fri May 25, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved: MATE!] Help me choose between MATE and Cinnamon
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Please help me choose between MATE and Cinnamon

Hello, i am facing a touch choice: MATE or Cinnamon. [...] but in the interest of saving time and hassle, could we perhaps go about the decision process some other way? My experience in these forums has been that you will receive many convincing arguments for both sides of the coin. I'm not trying ...
by odo5435
Fri May 25, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making bootable UBS Help
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Making bootable UBS Help

Still can't figure out why this ASUS refuses to read anything other than HD first for booting.... and why only Ubuntu will install. Neither can I. How did you get Ubuntu to install? Was it already somewhere on your HD? Just a suggestion, but have you tried looking for an answer in one of the ASUS f...
by odo5435
Tue May 22, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to upgrade Mint 12 to 13?
Replies: 2
Views: 10927

Re: How to upgrade Mint 12 to 13?

Have a look at this thread. It should have what you're after.
by odo5435
Tue May 22, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making bootable UBS Help
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Making bootable UBS Help

I've just re-read your original post. I used "Startup Disk Creator" to installed the version on the thumb drive. When I first tried to install LMDE on my ASUSeee I used 'Universal USB Installer' to install the version on the flash drive as per the instructions I'd found and had the same so...

Go to advanced search