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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 10, 2013, 05:23:31 AM
This tutorial seems to have made some happy people:
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/62
52  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 09, 2013, 07:04:07 PM
@40zh

That's better!
Went to the nvidia319 (recommended) in settings, rebooted things look better.
Thanks!  Thmbsup
53  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 09, 2013, 04:45:38 PM
BTW, glad i could have been of some use to you 40hz!
It's odd that Chromium has the option to hide system title bar and borders.
Guess Dedoimedo is right on his recent rant about Mozilla ?
54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 09, 2013, 02:08:11 PM
Here it is :
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G96M [GeForce GT 130M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV96 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes

(something is missing or failing).

That Toolbar Autohide is working just fine. Here it is at work:
Uploaded with ImageShack.us
I've got the LM panel sent to the top, could this have an impact?
Thunderbird behaves in same manner.
Not very nice when you a black theme and nice long greyish horizontal bar.
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 09, 2013, 08:41:57 AM
40hz,

If you can help out on this, i'd appreciate it!
1. i find graphics grainier than say, PCLinuxOS (changing monitor settings doesn't do anything to improve).
2. how to change font and even better, make title bars disappear (or autohide) in Firefox for example?
I've got "toolbar autohide" which works just fine in Windows but not on Linux Mint Cinnamon 16.
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 04, 2013, 01:15:58 PM
Now i understand your initial enthusiasm.
Glad to hear about you finding that free gem!
Lucky guy!   Grin

For some reason, standby or hibernate modes don't like my little ol' machine.
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 04, 2013, 12:10:31 PM
Thanks for the reminders 40hz - think i might just keep LM as default.
Although i've seen a few complaints on LM blog about problems with Cinnamon 16, it has never been better as far as i can recall!
Everything is basically 100% faster than before. Yes!!
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 04, 2013, 07:42:05 AM
Nice catch 40hz!  Thmbsup
First i've seen of that webpage and such a long well done presentation too!

Other than the first glitches expected on installation, standby mode failed at first try.



Now if i can figure out how to make Cinnamon boot second to Windows... boot config is read only and i always have a hard time to remember how to get into root mode. Not easy after 50!
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 04, 2013, 05:55:36 AM
@ewemoa, not too obvious!   embarassed
Do hope to find the LXLE has it set up on the top right hand corner, like a transparent gadget...
BTW, Cinnamon CPU has been spiking.

'Funny' thing yesterday, CPU on Windows 7 was going tilt all day long, then when i decided to give Cimmanon another spin, it stopped!  huh
Can computers read your mind?
60  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 03, 2013, 09:32:20 PM
Windows cpu was going bananas today (searchhost thingy) so i decided to give Elementary another try (for some reason tweak tool is no longer available) so i decided to go a bit deeper into LinuxMint Cinnamon - surprise! No more CPU issues.
Any tips on monitoring CPU on LM?

If i could only get that sufferin' suckatash CanonLide70 to work with LM!  Sad
That's okay. Dual boot isn't all that bad.  smiley
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: LINUX: Linux Mint 16 "Petra" just released on: December 01, 2013, 09:09:14 AM
Clem is doing an excellent job!  Thmbsup
Couldn't even load previous version on live DVD.

Do think i'll stick to Windows 7 though (peripheral issues but also shareware hard to do without now).

In all practicality... i found ElementaryOS to be the best so far with regards to peripheral compatibility issues.
Just don't like their forum and the fact that the top panel can't be set to autohide (annoying on laptops).
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / What keys can't fit in your pant pockets? on: November 13, 2013, 08:33:48 AM
Don-keys and mon-keys! ha!  tongue

BTW, i think i'm giving up on Linux.
No matter which version I've tried, they all have some hick (especially with peripherals).
Windows 7 is just too hard to beat!
63  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Evernote Web Clipper on: October 12, 2013, 09:48:03 PM
In case those links submitted become to technical for you, you may want to have a look at a small app for Windows called Clickto.
Hope you're on Windows!  Wink
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Making the most of your Microsoft Excel. on: July 03, 2013, 05:34:23 PM
Just plain unreal!  Thmbsup

65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 25, 2013, 07:13:50 AM
You're good 40hz!   cheesy
With a bit of Old Dutch, things will be really Spic and Span! tongue
Can't wait to try it out!

BTW, although the author doesn't mention it, LXLE latest 'final' version is PAE on my laptop.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 24, 2013, 10:43:11 AM
A friend of mine quite familiar with many distros was impressed by the graphical quality of LXLE. The present download is probably non-PAE so it should satisfy your needs Lutz_

40hz i love Cinnamon but it don't like me.
If there were a way to tweak video configurations then i would be game for sure!
Would throwing a few latin words at it help? smiley
Do have 4Gs of RAM...
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 24, 2013, 07:10:34 AM
Final LXLE version was ready this a.m.
Many bugs were fixed but i still have to boot twice to get the software manager updated.
Didn't know the previous version was beta, but anyway, this one is doing good so far.
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 23, 2013, 07:48:30 PM
You're right Sword!
I'm probably not doing enough diggin'

LinuxMint is still one of my favs.
In fact, if i had to install a Linux system for a friend it would be Linux Mint Mate.
I just don't find it as fast as it could and should be on my relatively 'new' system (now going on 3 years - duo core only).
So, i've gone onto Manjaro for a stretch but I've not found anything to be as good looking or that much faster than LinuxMint.

Have tried LinuxMints latest Debian.
-Cinnamon is just as fast as a turtle.
-Mate is nice but not much faster than other present versions.

Then i came upon LXLE.
So far, it is the most lightweight and esthetically pleasing.
Of course this isn't all that counts but i'm presently inclined to like it.
Hope 40hz doesn't get upset!

After reading up on Microsoft Office 2013 and their $100 annual fee.
I don't want to find myself in a dead end when the later decide to change the Word extension to .docxyz or whatever.
A new scanner Linux compatible + LibreOffice may well end up being the best alternatives.
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 23, 2013, 08:25:46 AM
Speaking of which... I just dropped by LXLE.net and they're asking people to stop downloading the beta version until final one comes out this Saturday or Sunday.

For an unknown distro who claims to have 10k beta testers in a month,
i'd say that it sounds "bloody well right!' Wink
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 23, 2013, 07:27:34 AM
40hz,

Thank you for the configuration tip.
As you said, perhaps a new scanner will be the thing to do.

Did notice that Dropbox wouldn't install unless i installed 'something' else during the initial installation process.
Basic installation of Crunchbang takes 10 min. but the other items (printer, LibreOffice etc.) after reboot take over 20 min.

Can't seem to find the 'check for updates' in Crunchbang.

CB is really smooth on installation process and very light on resources (less than 200 rams, CPU sways between 8-50 max. and no swap usage so far).

BTW, think we're swaying away from initial LXLE theme (also light on resources but more intense on CPU) of this thread...
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 12:02:53 PM
Phew!! Dat's quite the profile!
With the years of experience you have, i think i owe you some 'bloody' respect lad!
(Wonder if the brits still use 'bloody'?)

If i can ask a few more questions about Crunchbang...
1. where's the install option via live session?
2. how to 'autohide' the top panel?

One thing that's nice about LXLE (and Crunchbang) is the sharp graphic interface.
Something i can't say for Manjaro and many more distros.

There's one issue that no one seems able to resolve, it's the fact that Canon does not offer a Linux driver for its CanoScan LiDE70.
I've posted elsewhere in many forums and there doesn't seem to be a viable solution.
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 09:47:53 AM
BTW, i just took out your Crunchie for a byte on the web and swap usage didn't budge.
CPU usage stayed in the 20's (did go to 40 and 50 a few times) while watching a Youtube, so that's pretty good too!
Thanks for sharing your appreciation on this distro!
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 09:21:37 AM
Well, Distros' newsletter didn't say much about LXLE but the overall experience was a pleasant surprise.
For some reason, the add/remove software program only worked on reboot but that's something i've come to expect from most Linux distros (i.e. headsets).

That too is one of the reasons that makes me hesitate from taking the Linux plunge.
Alot of things just don't seem to run out of the box.
You have to search and search and search before you finally find a solution (if it exists).

How long did it take you 40hz to become a standardized penguin user?
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 08:08:50 AM
Actually, it was thanks to DistroWatch' newsletter that i discovered it.

CrunchBang is a familiar name but i've never taken it out for a spin yet.
Manjaro has a similar version out over the last while.
Don't mind simplicity of an uncluttered Openbox desktop but i do appreciate (and need) an easy way to install apps.
Manjaros' way to install Dropbox for example (via yaourt -S dropbox command) is not user friendly (from a Windows user point of view) compared to Ubuntu style via software center.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / LXLE Linux anyone? on: March 22, 2013, 06:59:25 AM
We haven't discussed any Linux stuff much lately...

LXLE is a nice Ubuntu distro i've recently stumbled upon.
It's got a few glitches (mostly on fresh install such as direct install which fails at present time; doesn't seem to capture profile image on install) but other then that, i find it to be the most lightweight and fastest distro at present time.

One of the things that keeps me from becoming 100% penguin user is the equivalent programs to Windows that aren't simply as good.
Any real Windows Explorer alternatives with file preview in Linux?

There are of course many other issues...
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