Mint on Toshiba Satellite

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richnbernie
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Mint on Toshiba Satellite

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I was given an older Toshiba laptop so I put Mint 7 on it to give to my girlfriend to try out. It had XP but I wiped it out.
It has a PCMCIA card for wireless and one for USB 2.0.
Boot time is about thirty seconds.
I think it is about maybe ten years old. Don't know the specs yet but great performance. Model number 1415-S173.
Wireless works just fine and so does the USB 2.0 adapter.

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Re: Mint on Toshiba Satellite

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Hey! My GF has one of those with the GF420, the only thing that doesn't work well it's the Nvidia driver but there is a way to fix:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... rs-194726/

Mint 7 is no longer supported, you may want to try Mint 10 LXDE or Mint XFCE.
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Re: Mint on Toshiba Satellite

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nunol wrote:Hey! My GF has one of those with the GF420, the only thing that doesn't work well it's the Nvidia driver but there is a way to fix:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... rs-194726/

Mint 7 is no longer supported, you may want to try Mint 10 LXDE or Mint XFCE.
I have tried Mint 10. Not quite as good as Mint 7 and the newest Firefox is slow with some of my links. Takes a s much as 50 to 60 seconds to connect compared to FF 3.0 in Mint 7.

I am running Mint 7 in my own Acer laptop with NO Updates and it runs just fine. Email. Videos, pictures just fine. Don't need any fancy video.
Sound is fine. Wireless works just fine.
Security is great with Linux.
I see no need to go any higher with Mint. Everything is fast enough for me. Why mess with what works.
I am very comfortable with the Gnome desktop.

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Re: Mint on Toshiba Satellite

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My GF's Toshiba is also with Mint 7 because the keyboard died, have to try with a USB keyboard.

I liked Mint 7 a lot, it was what made me change to Mint.
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