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General Discussion / Accidentally deleted Linux
« on: January 04, 2011, 11:55:59 am »
At the beginning of December I managed to wipe Linux mint from my system. :-\  To cut a long story short,I had a problem with the windows section of my PC,which required me to take my machine back to it`s original settings and re-instal Vista.I thought that since I had partitioned my hard drive to put Linux alongside Windows ,it would only instal using the Windows sector,but NO,it used the whole hard drive.I had no choice but to go back to my original settings,but I got the problem solved at least.I am now going to re-instal Linux mint.I still have the original CD I already used.Would it be better for me to use this or download a fresh copy from the net.Or,have there been any significant new builds out in the last couple of months?
Kenny

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General Help & Advice / Printing using Linux
« on: October 23, 2010, 02:26:05 pm »
An old topic of mine,but with a new slant. I have finally got a printer which will print from Windows and Linux.I am still using my Lexmark C730 series on my second PC(which does`nt have Linux anyway) but for my main PC,I got hold of a not quite new HP Officejet 5500 series all-in-one printer from my works stores.Drivers for this are already installed in Vista and they seem to be already installed in Linux too as I did`nt download anything but I can print fine under both systems.So for me,Linux has passed it`s final test with flying colours.Of course there will be some apps which I want to use which will only work with one system or the other but that is not a problem anyway. Regards Kenny

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General Help & Advice / Not posted in a while.
« on: September 28, 2010, 08:55:56 am »
Greetings to everyone on the forum.I have`nt  posted in a while(since August) but I have been busy on holiday and working away from home.My linux system is still working fine.did`nt really get my printer problem solved but I am using my Lexmark C738 to print from Windows as the storeman in my work gave me a supply of cartridges for it and once they run out,(got about a years supply at normal usage) then it`s back to the drawing board. I have`nt had any other probs running Linux and in fact,a couple of people in my work have started using it on my advice.One piece of info which may be of passing interest to the forum users.The company I work for have recently started selling Samsung printers and with each printer they(Samsung) are supplying a Windows install disc and also a dedicated Linux install disc,as a lot of companies are beginning to use Linux to save on costs.I may consider a Samsung myself when the Lexmark cartrides run out.
                                                                                                                      Regards Kenny

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General Help & Advice / Lexmark C738 printer
« on: August 14, 2010, 08:45:09 am »
Well;I finally got round to trying my second Lexmark printer under Linux.As was predicted by several people(including myself) it did`nt work.Came frustratingly close though.It recognised the printer and even let me queue up jobs,but just would`nt print.not a problem though,I will get an HP printer from the storeman at my work.
Kenny

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General Discussion / Linux Mint KDE
« on: August 07, 2010, 12:03:07 pm »
I downloaded the Image for this and gave it a try running it from the CD.I think,on balance,I will stick with the one I already have,which is Isodora 9,with (I think:the Gnome system)and also seems to be a lot more user friendly than the KDE version.
Kenny (that is one of the reasons I like Linux , because I can have my "main" system installed and still try out newer,and older systems from CD without having to reload into the hard drive

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General Discussion / Linux Podcasts
« on: August 07, 2010, 11:45:42 am »
Some of you may know this already,but for those who don`t,there is a Linux podcast for free on Itunes. It is called "The Linux Action Show"and in spite of the presenters attempts(failing gloriously) to be the Ant and Dec of the podcasting world,is still worth a listen.It can be accessed via the free section of ITunes store and is updated once weekly
 Kenny

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General Help & Advice / Printers compatible with Linux
« on: August 01, 2010, 03:37:09 pm »
How many of you on the list are using printers with Linux and what type? What would be the best one for compatability? I tried installing a Lexmark X1180 this morning and although Linux  recognized  it,I could`nt get the drivers installed.I will try my second printer(also a Lexmark but a Z738) and see how I get on.However,it is not a mega-problem as I can always use Windows for my printing needs,or get it done at my workplace,as I work for a photocopier company. 8) Kenny

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General Discussion / Almost a week now
« on: July 28, 2010, 09:09:30 pm »
Well; almost a week since I installed Linux Mint on my PC.My verdict ,so far,is that I think it is a very good OS,it has done virtually everything I wanted it to,have still to configure it for my printer,but that will be a job for Sunday morning.I have so far encountered no problems.If I want to install/upgrade to another version of Linux,I presume I can just put in the partitioned section of my hard drive.though,as the Americans say"if it aint broke,don`t fix it. :D I don`t see myself ever giving up Windows completely but running the 2 OS`s is IMHO a very good compromise to get the best of both worlds. Kenny

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General Discussion / Whoops I did it!
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:06:30 am »
 :)  No,not Britney Spears, but Kenny.I finally made a decision about installing Linux on my hard drive.I put Linux Mint 9 (Helena) on to it.It seems to be working fine.It will be good to download favourites/progs etc knowing that they will stay in memory.Is there an easy way to transfer bookmarks from my Windows version of Firefox to the Linux one? Cheers Kenny
PS I used a program called Easy BCD to install it.

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General Help & Advice / Final choice of Linux
« on: July 14, 2010, 08:11:43 am »
I have more or less decided on the final choice of Linux to install on my hard drive.Couple of questions though.When I install it onto my hard disk,how easy would it be to install a different version,or even uninstall it completely if I wanted to? Now as we all know,Windows uses a registry;does Linux use one,or something similar? My last point is about the amount of space to allocate for the install,or is that done auromatically? Thanks in advance for any help  :) Kenny

I should have mentioned the Linux I am considering is Linux XFCE


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General Help & Advice / Linux Mint
« on: July 11, 2010, 01:35:21 am »
I downloaded this and tried it on my PC without actually installing it.It seems to be quite a good version.Anybody any thoughts on Linux Mint? One thing I have noticed in the last couple of days is that there seems to be so many different versions of Linux/Ubuntu that it is very confusing to know which is the best one to adopt,before the final step ie installing it onto a hard drive.
Kenny

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General Help & Advice / problems installing Ubuntu 9.10
« on: July 10, 2010, 09:14:22 am »
Due to recent doubts about Ubuntu 10.4, I downloaded and tried to install Ubuntu 9.10..I downloaded an ISO image and burned it to a CD.Unlike the 10.4 version this one would`nt let me run the program from the disk,so I had to install it directly on to my hard drive.Everything was going fine till I got to a screen(blue with a file load indicator) and  a message saying that partition would begin shortly.I opted for 80G from 500G drive.I knew it would take a long time,but after two and a half hours the percentage of the files loaded was,exactly 0%, and there was no activity from my PC. My first dreaded blue screen freeze under Linux/Ubuntu.Luckily I was able to get myself back to my Windows Vista OS.I will have another go at loading from another source and see how I get on. ;D Cheers Kenny

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General Help & Advice / UBuntu 9.10
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:57:17 pm »
Based on advice received from Mad Penguin (thanks) I am going to give Ubuntu 9.10 a try.Now,if I decide to install it on my hard drive,will I have to partition the drive or will that be done automatically during the install.? One other point on the same theme,If Ubuntu and Windows are both on my hard drive,will I have to reboot to switch between them or can I just click on an icon to change over? :) Cheers. Kenny

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General Help & Advice / Test only.No need to reply
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:02:14 pm »
Just checking to see if the boards work.I joined a couple of days ago and have made a couple of posts,but they have`nt shown up. :D
Kenny

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