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by tek_heretik
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint Net Install? [Idea]
Replies: 21
Views: 12616

Re: Mint Net Install? [Idea]

A netinstall would have made this unneccessary. Have you tried unetbootin? Their old PC must have a USB port, umm, scratch that, even if it does, there probably isn't boot from USB capability. But you are right, the Debian net install fits on a CD (max 280MB), and it could be read by their legacy C...
by tek_heretik
Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 81581

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

This was very funny, thanks for the chuckle! :lol: I get bored easily and very few OSs challenge me anymore (been in IT for 20 years). while (true) { SelectDistro($distro); $boredOfDistro = false; while (!$boredOfDistro) { ScrewUp($epicFail); SolveProblem($solution); if (NowBored()) { $boredOfDistro...
by tek_heretik
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

Welp, when all the smoke cleared, I decided to go with Debian Wheezy Xfce (go to 'Alternative Desktops' in the net install menu, press tab at install or GUI install, add dmraid=true to the boot command line parameters, press enter, see this Debian Wiki for the grub GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true fix),...
by tek_heretik
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

I'm not the only one that dreams of a KDE Lite fork, almost makes me want to learn programming. Isn't there or was a project Trinity? that was a stripped down KDE distro? The pulled out all the offending stuff to make it lighter. Have to see how that's going. . Unfortunately, the last Exe GNU/Linux...
by tek_heretik
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

Maybe this is a silly question, but: Why not try LM XFCE? It's attractive, reliable and super-fast. How fancy does your desktop system have to be? You're just using it to run apps, right? Does a garage have to be fancy to hold cool cars? Lol, very true what you said, and as a matter of fact, I am t...
by tek_heretik
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

@Orb...oddly enough I may winding up using Solydk or X, lol, the fake Cinnamon LMDE was a total disaster, then I even tried installing the actual Cinnamon LMDE (the live disk says UP6), tried to update it and that was a total disaster, way too many packages being updated all at once, updates should ...
by tek_heretik
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

For Orb, nothing against SolydK of course, this is probably done by default right from the 'KDE factory' so to speak, this screenshot is from a quickly booted latest version of SolydK made with unetbootin. Regardless of being a 'web shortcut' or not, I do not want ANYTHING Google enabled on my compu...
by tek_heretik
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

@Orb...you aren't seriously going to make me go through all the trouble to prove this are you? You are basically calling me full of $#1+. In one of the modules in System Settings, Google is enabled by default (I am currently running Maya 13 Cinnamon and I forget exactly which KDE System Settings mod...
by tek_heretik
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

@Orb...thanks for answering but my issue is with installing to my 'fake/hardware' Raid 0, *buntu based distros and actual Debian will install to it, I've tried SolydK, very nice distro but I don't want to feel like I wasted my time and money on my hardware setup. Besides, I've been using KDE long en...
by tek_heretik
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 81581

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Cinnamon, seriously, got real sick of KDE bloat and 'searchware', with Debian under the hood.
by tek_heretik
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

Found this on youtube, not bad, has some nice music while you watch, better in full-screen HD, will try same thing sans the Debian Gnome 3.x desktop...
by tek_heretik
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Had it with KDE, going for a fake Cinnamon LMDE...

lemme splain... KDE is just too bloated, and I am so sick of trying to keep nepomuk, akonadi, etc, under control. Please don't post any advice on this, you can believe me when I say "been there, done that", I mean it 100%. So on to Cinnamon... Always liked a lot of apps from Debian and pre Gnome 3, ...
by tek_heretik
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dual Raid 0 SSDs bench screenshot
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Dual Raid 0 SSDs bench screenshot

Unfortunately my SATA controller (ICH10R) is only SATA '2.0' (3Gb/s), so just do the math and double the results if I had a SATA '3.0' (6Gb/s) controller. o_0 Have Maya KDE (Mint 13) installed on the Raid, booted with a Live Mint 16 Cinnamon DVD, ran the bench from 'Disks' for schizz n giggles. Mint...
by tek_heretik
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 572
Views: 216755

Re: Linux is Not Windows

I just had the unfortunate experience of trying to reinstall Windows XP on my old computer after running LUbuntu on it for the last two years (I am donating it to a nonprofit that uses Windows). It just reminds me how much Windows SUCKS. Had to download every driver individually... Then I couldn't ...
by tek_heretik
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to Bypass nVidia PowerMizer and Adaptive Clocking
Replies: 6
Views: 23559

Re: How to Bypass nVidia PowerMizer and Adaptive Clocking

For those running 64-bit testing/jessie Debian like me, nVidia driver 319.76, the new deal is, in my situation anyway, navigate (as root) to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ , there you will see a file called " 20-nvidia.conf " (created during the driver install to block nouveau), add ONLY this line: Option "R...
by tek_heretik
Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Batch shredding in Mint (permanent deep delete)
Replies: 0
Views: 1271

Batch shredding in Mint (permanent deep delete)

*****SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AS A TEXT FILE***** *****WARNING, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO RECOVERING FILE(S) AFTER SHREDDING SO BE 100% SURE!!!***** Navigate to folder where files are to be shredded, open the folder, Right click inside folder containing files (anywhere in 'white space'), select 'Open in...
by tek_heretik
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 12817

Re: The Mint 15 joke

What kind of a person, unless he's a Linux Mint tester who knows his business, flits from version to version as soon as it comes out and then beefs about it? At least have the common sense to move from LTS to LTS versions, don't be such a daredevil, i am assuming the OP is like me, not someone who ...
by tek_heretik
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 16 Review
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Linux Mint 16 Review

Runs great, looks great but there's still a few things missing that KDE has (word on the street is Cinnamon is now a serious competitor to KDE, lol). My pet peeve, right click 'open with' has no 'run/show in terminal' option/function, not a huge thing but something I would like to see. Overall it's ...
by tek_heretik
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The browser plugin conspiracy to kill Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 2770

Re: The browser plugin conspiracy to kill Linux

MartyMint wrote:
tek_heretik wrote: Since Google stole Linux to write Android and have billions...




:roll:
:-P
by tek_heretik
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The browser plugin conspiracy to kill Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 2770

Re: The browser plugin conspiracy to kill Linux

js3915 wrote: PS should post some these sites see if others have issues using the site or to suggest avoiding.. dno
I avoided actually naming the site because of legalities and forum rules, you have to be careful these days, everybody is so sensitive and litigious. :shock:

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