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by rtrev
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's the biggest machine you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2447

Re: What's the biggest machine you use?

willie42 wrote:Got a better setup than I do...... :D


Better than mine too. He has to die. :lol:
by rtrev
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!
Replies: 86
Views: 83175

Re: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!

tartenpion wrote:Edgpaez
So, my question for this Linux Mint Debian is ; that Multimedia options are included or not ?


Yes. They are included.
by rtrev
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!
Replies: 86
Views: 83175

Re: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!

Yep, Mint Debian comes with all the goodies you need, just like the other Mint versions.

Your English is fine.. you should see my French! :D

Bob
by rtrev
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!
Replies: 86
Views: 83175

Re: Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!

I don't yet know you Clem, but I feel like I do. :D

64-bit install went fine, and now I'm loving everything about this distro.

Nice timing, too! Merry Christmas to you!

Bob
by rtrev
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Almost ready to make the jump, have a few questions thou
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: Almost ready to make the jump, have a few questions thou

The bit about Linux file systems not fragmenting reflects a slight misunderstanding of the issues, I believe.

Here, read this guy.. he knows his stuff:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1434502
by rtrev
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's the biggest machine you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2447

Re: What's the biggest machine you use?

One thing I don't see anybody mentioning (or I missed it) is the power supply. Never, ever, scrimp on that!! Cooling would be next, probably. My wife built my old AMD 3800+ dual-core in about 2007, and we almost screwed up big time. We were setting up the cooling fans, and powering on and off a few ...
by rtrev
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Forum servers gasping for breath
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Forum servers gasping for breath

I'm a noob to Mint, but I notice on my RSS feeds that Mint is getting significantly more traffic than even the Ubuntu Forums! Would it help any if everybody were to disable viewing of avatars, signatures, and anything else we can turn off? Seems like that would put less load on the server(s) when mu...
by rtrev
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's the biggest machine you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2447

Re: What's the biggest machine you use?

Homemade AMD dual-core with 4G and slightly over 1 TB of disk. Kind of out-dated now, but was a pretty good price/value back when we built it a few years ago. ASUS NAGAMI2L Motherboard Phoenix LTD BIOS 3.09 (06/14/2006) AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 4G of DDR 400 MHz (2.5 ns) G73 [G...
by rtrev
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 647
Views: 306001

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

That is a good method for any new user to try. Unlike my method which was - dual boot for about 10 days, realize I was booting into Windows only to check for updates, and reinstall Mint on the entire drive. I did it the same way you did. :) Of course I could just ask my wife if I got stuck. I have ...
by rtrev
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: HOWTO: Fix Could not find small cowfile!
Replies: 3
Views: 2376

Re: HOWTO: Fix Could not find small cowfile!

This cow thing was kind of cute for the first day or so, but now I just find it distracting.

Being a rolling distro, is there any problem with just removing it? Or might something come along later that depends on it, or some other package which has been removed, and will screw up the upgrade?
by rtrev
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 647
Views: 306001

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

My wife had a nice plan when switching to Linux. She simply made a list of everything she needed to do on the computer. Then, she installed a dual-boot of Linux alongside her Windows install. Systematically, she went down her list and checked off each item as she learned how to do it in Linux. When ...
by rtrev
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: next major release?
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: next major release?

ah - at the bottom of http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1579 Coming up, we’re getting close to a stable release of Linux Mint 10 early November, a second LMDE release with the same features and an improved installer in December. Work also started on the other editions and we’ll have more news about them...
by rtrev
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: next major release?
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: next major release?

yeah well that doesn't mean there aren't updated isos so you don't have to pull in quite as many updates after installing. Seems like LMDE might be the perfect candidate for a minimal netinst CD. Each install downloads only the current packages. Also didn't clem mention somewhere that there was goi...
by rtrev
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: next major release?
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: next major release?

Even rolling release distros release new versions every so often. As apps are updated and dependencies change, it eventually becomes difficult to keep a rolling release up to date via upgrades to the existing OS, so a new version is released to make the updating simpler. This tends to happen every ...
by rtrev
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: next major release?
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: next major release?

Rolling releases normally only have major new version releases every two or three years. They are kept up to date via the update mechanism for that release (for LMDE this is mintUpdate). I thought that the point of a rolling release is that we don't have any new version releases? It just keeps roll...
by rtrev
Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Sysv-rc update error (workround available)
Replies: 26
Views: 5819

Re: Sysv-rc update error

What is the downside, if any, to simply enabling Romeo as a one-time-only event, then running the 'dpkg-reconfigure sysv -rc' command, then disabling Romeo afterwards? Okay, from my vast experience of 5 weeks using Mint, :oops: -- I'd guess that there would be no problems with doing as you suggest....
by rtrev
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Sysv-rc update error (workround available)
Replies: 26
Views: 5819

Re: Sysv-rc update error

Yep, I did the same thing and it seems to run fine. Great! But a question for you if you don't mind. You mentioned having backports enabled. I'd been under the impression that there would be no backports for a rolling distribution. Am I misunderstanding backports? Since we don't have "versions...
by rtrev
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Sysv-rc update error (workround available)
Replies: 26
Views: 5819

Re: Sysv-rc update error

Confirmed. Enabling the Romeo repository and updating, then running the dpkg-reconfigure sysv-rc allowed the update to run on the netbook.

Now I guess I'll find out if there is any downside to enabling Romeo. :D
by rtrev
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Sysv-rc update error (workround available)
Replies: 26
Views: 5819

Re: Sysv-rc update error

For me, the update worked fine on two installs which had Romeo enabled, and failed on a netbook which didn't have Romeo enabled. No clue if that's relevant, but aside from the actual hardware that's the only thing I can think of that's different. Maybe I'll enable Romeo on the netbook and try it aga...
by rtrev
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE was what I meant all along
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Re: LMDE was what I meant all along

I'm keeping two current LMDE installations on my machine. If an update hoses one of them, I'll hold off on the other one until I come here and get the scoop on what's up. :wink: :D

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