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Forum: Linux 12. Jul 2011, 06:47 AM
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Posted By wdhpr
Mint is a very stable and has great support....

Mint is a very stable and has great support. Regardless of which distro you decide to try understand that there will be a learning curve. Many find it so alien that they go back to Window's. I would...
Forum: Linux 30. Jun 2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By wdhpr
A final update regarding the change in distro's...

A final update regarding the change in distro's to Mint Julia. I was able to configure my desktop to my liking in in a few hours. A total pleasure to use which makes me think Mint may pass Ubuntu's...
Forum: Linux 29. Jun 2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By wdhpr
I was concerned because my first attempt to...

I was concerned because my first attempt to install Mint "Julia" failed.

This probably comes down to personal preference. Because Ubuntu was the first Linux distro I got serious with I became...
Forum: Linux 29. Jun 2011, 08:51 AM
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Posted By wdhpr
Curiosity compels me to ask what broke Julia and...

Curiosity compels me to ask what broke Julia and how bad? :eek:

Who knows, it may help:)
Forum: Linux 29. Jun 2011, 05:28 AM
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Posted By wdhpr
Just installed Mint Julia as my permanent linux...

Just installed Mint Julia as my permanent linux OS. It didnt go to well at first. It broke something in my boot loader, after trying fix after fix I ended up reinstalling Mint and the second try went...
Forum: Linux 21. Apr 2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 160
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Posted By wdhpr
I had Mint (gnome) installed on VB for the last...

I had Mint (gnome) installed on VB for the last couple of days. I found that I liked Mint more than I thought I would. After I worked through the problems with VB and tweaked some settings for better...
Forum: Linux 20. Apr 2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By wdhpr
Wasn't aware Ubuntu 11.04 is still in beta. Guess...

Wasn't aware Ubuntu 11.04 is still in beta. Guess I'll wait.
Forum: Linux 19. Apr 2011, 11:21 PM
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Posted By wdhpr
Thanks for the links. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10...

Thanks for the links.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and it requires 10.04. I installed qtnx anyway but no joy. This just might give me an excuse to upgrade.



Wdhpr
Forum: Linux 19. Apr 2011, 06:25 PM
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Posted By wdhpr
I guess your right. Its hard to step back in time...

I guess your right. Its hard to step back in time and remember how hard things were when I first got started with Linux.



Well it seems Wdhpr still has a many things to learn:)
Is this done...
Forum: Linux 18. Apr 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
I have finally installed Mint with gnome. I am...

I have finally installed Mint with gnome. I am running it through VB and have been using it for about a day now. I like the start menu for Its very clean look and feel. I also like the way it took...
Forum: Linux 13. Apr 2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 160
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Posted By wdhpr
I have Puppy on a USB drive that I use to show...

I have Puppy on a USB drive that I use to show friends and family a little bit about Linux. I mostly use Ultimate Boot CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/) (Also Linux based) for trouble shooting. I...
Forum: Linux 12. Apr 2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
I wonder if this is a case of the latest fashion...

I wonder if this is a case of the latest fashion design or if it's indicative of something longer lasting?

I was surprised to see Puppy in 9th place. Must be allot of older computers and laptops...
Forum: Linux 15. Feb 2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
You can also export you Bookmarks.HTML between...

You can also export you Bookmarks.HTML between Linux and Windows. I do this when I plan on booting into Windows to keep my Bookmarks synchronized between platforms. I also do this with Thunderbird...
Forum: Linux 02. Feb 2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
You may have had another instance of a package...

You may have had another instance of a package manager running. The package manager, update manager and synaptic package manager are all part of the apt-get utility and you can only run one instance...
Forum: Linux 02. Feb 2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
Just curious. Did you attempt to run the update...

Just curious. Did you attempt to run the update manager after clicking on the fix broken packages option?

MC is right about problems on the other end. Its a very complex system they use with many...
Forum: Linux 02. Feb 2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
Looks as though you have a piece of software that...

Looks as though you have a piece of software that did not install properly.
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and to fix problems like this I use the synaptic package manager.

Try this:
Click System, then...
Forum: Linux 11. Jan 2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
Sometimes there are 15 or more dependencies that...

Sometimes there are 15 or more dependencies that need installed and that gets down right tedious.



If I were to do things differently. From the start when I installed a second hard drive. I...
Forum: Linux 10. Jan 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
I omitted the fact that I ask questions all the...

I omitted the fact that I ask questions all the time. Sorry I was just trying to convey the the thought that its ok to explore and even if you mess something up. Linux is easy to fix or start over. ...
Forum: Linux 09. Jan 2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
I am sure Ritho and Jojoyee are very...

I am sure Ritho and Jojoyee are very knowledgeable on the subject.

I have always felt that Linux is a process. You may see similarities to Windows but in reality its a whole different animal....
Forum: Linux 09. Jan 2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
I am connected via a DNS modem I also have a...

I am connected via a DNS modem I also have a router to tie in the other computers in the house. My Internet connects automatically when I boot into Ubuntu. I can also connect to the other computers...
Forum: Linux 08. Jan 2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
When you first boot into Mint your file manager...

When you first boot into Mint your file manager may see the NFTS partition but the partition may not be accessible. (it still needs to be mounted) I'm using Ubuntu and all I do is open my Nautilus...
Forum: Linux 08. Jan 2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
11.7 gigs is plenty big enough to run Mint or...

11.7 gigs is plenty big enough to run Mint or Ubuntu I believe the minimum is 7 gigs . Although you may find yourself limited once you start installing large games or software. I have some rather...
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
Although I haven't downloaded the game. If its a...

Although I haven't downloaded the game. If its a executable I would think you would have to run the game using Wine. If so, you will need to go into properties from the context menu then from the ...
Forum: Linux 05. Dec 2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
Innovative indeed. I have to admit I'm a bit...

Innovative indeed.

I have to admit I'm a bit envious. Looks like Mint will be a the top of my list for my next Linux system. I appreciate the trails your blazing.

Cheers
Wdhpr
Forum: Linux 04. Dec 2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 41,654
Posted By wdhpr
The look is very impressive. Clean and Minty...

The look is very impressive. Clean and Minty fresh :)

Have a question.
When I tried Mint a couple years back I had a terrible time getting the sound to work and I think it had something to do...
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