24hrs of mint so far

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24hrs of mint so far

Postby BinfordsTool » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:58 pm

So 24 hrs ago I installed mint. It was my first venture into linux, and I love it! I'm running a HP DV2500t notebook, 1.83 ghz, nvidia 8400M card with 256 of mem, 4 gigs ram, 250gb hardrive, webcam, bluetooth, mic, and a whole bunch of other lil good things too. Mint recognized everything right away... amazing!

I did fall into a problem with the envy drivers crashing me back and making be go into low graphics mode, realized that it was because I had both proprietary drivers and envy installed, so I got rid of the prop drivers and am just using envy- no problems now.

I have this thing pimped out (for 24 hours and being a linux noob, I consider it pimped) with compiz fully enabled and some screenlets installed. Got everything pretty well set up, except I have 2 problems that are bugging me.

1. Virtualbox- I still get this error when starting up a new system, no bootable medium found (and now I'm getting a strange USB error to). Haven't found a reliable fix yet, kinda would love some help though (booting from ISO image, its there and works on other pc with virtualbox

2. Bluetooth- confused... can't connect to my device (bond) it either freezes up or gives me an obex error when trying to sync up my phone.

Everything else is great- anyone have any ideas here?

Thanks, and thanks to the community so far for making mint great!

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Re: 24hrs of mint so far

Postby CaptainTux » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:25 pm

Welcome to the land of Linux. I've been a linux user since 2002 and ALL Linux since 2004. I am new to Mint myself, but this is really a good spot to dip your toe in the water for the first time.

I hope your issues get some resolution, but yer off to a good start!

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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Re: 24hrs of mint so far

Postby CDavisUnlimited » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:16 pm

It depends on what you are trying to use your bluetooth for, but if you want to connect an external bluetooth device like a mouse you should go here. Blueman is by far the best application for pairing a bluetooth mouse that I have found. I'm not sure how it works for transferring files because I haven't tested that yet. Give it a shot and let me know if you need any help. And Welcome to LinuxMint.


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