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Peppermint / Re: Low resolution nvidia geforce
« on: September 02, 2016, 02:08:55 pm »
I solved the problem
the solution is here
I've never had to do that before but it work fine

No, not the best solution! And beside that, the xorg PPA doesn't contain any Nvidia drivers. All Nvidia drivers are moved to here:

Please, before responding and providing solutions, please check them first if they are still applicable, up-to-date, valid and maintained! In this case, referring to the xorg PPA using a link to a website is a) not valid b) not applicable.

Also, building a driver without good knowledge of Linux systems will only lead to broken systems. Also, the driver downloaded ffrom the Nvidia website is a generic driver not specific meant for Ubuntu-based distributions/derivatives. The change of breaking a system either by running a wrong command or by the driver not compiled correctly is a real threat here. Therefore it is much wiser to refer to the graphics-drivers PPA:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
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sudo apt-get update

Now go to your Device Driver Manager and install the Nvidia driver which is marked as recommended. Nothing can go wrong here!

Question?  is it possible to have more then one version of wine installed on the same computer.

It seems that different games work better with different versions of Wine and so I though I would look into the possibilities for installing different versions.

Not sure. My best guess will be that the newer version of Wine will overwrite the older packages.

Ubuntu / Re: optimize old ubuntu for normal use
« on: September 02, 2016, 01:16:07 pm »
It is possible to reactivate the 10.10 software repositories via the "old-releases" repository archives .. this will allow you to install software again but you have to bear in mind these repositories were frozen at the time support ended so will only contain old software, nothing new will have been added since the distro reached "end of life".

see here:

i visited few forums and on all ppl sugested switching to other distro, only you gaved right answer! thank you sir! i wish you become milionaire.

No wrong advise! Seriously! And he gave his own answer why it is wrong to revive old, closed, frozen, abandoned repositories! That is why you always get the advise to switch to the latest version of any distro! Using old, frozen, non-maintained repositories is a security risk, this a huge valid reason not to revive frozen repositories.

Ubuntu / Re: optimize old ubuntu for normal use
« on: September 02, 2016, 01:11:28 pm »
I would advise you to look at Linux Lite
I found that Linux Lite is running somewhat heavier than Linux Mint Mate or Linux Mint Xfce. Also keep in mind that Linus Lite uses a combi between Xfce and LXDE applications.

Peppermint / Re: how to run mail command? [ Solved]
« on: September 02, 2016, 01:09:12 pm »
I noticed you marked your thread as solved.
Could you inform us how you solved your problem?

Peppermint / Re: Battery life decreased when using Peppermint
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:41:40 pm »
I don't think you have a bad battery. It is well known that under Linux the battery are drained much quicker than under Windows. But the difference you're mentioning are quit abnormal. There must be something else going on here.

Please have a look at this:

And check this site for TLP:
Scroll down till you see TLP 0.9 (same info here:

Hardware Compatibility / Re: Printer problems..
« on: June 02, 2016, 07:49:40 am »
What version of the HPLIP driver do you have installed? In most cases, updating the HPLIP driver fixes a lot of issues, bugs and other problems. You can find the latest HPLIP driver here:

General Discussion / Re: Software to clean videos
« on: October 08, 2015, 10:38:05 am »
I agree with SeZo, go for a more professional suite like avidemux. The changes are you have more options to clean up and enhance video's than with "DIY" applications like OpenShot and Kdenlive. You also have lightworks and Cinerella as another option for Avidemux.

General Help & Advice / Re: Not able to overclock Nvidia card?
« on: September 16, 2015, 01:39:22 pm »
That's a pretty low power card, assuming your flatscreen is 720p or even 1080p, I doubt you'll notice the difference with an overclock. On stock cooling, you'd be lucky to get 10% out of it, which is probably like going from 10fps to 11fps (i.e. still crap). Apart from budget, is there anything stopping you from buying a better GPU?

This is a bit cheeky, but can I recommend another forum that may be of use -

Also - nice laptop :) It's the same spec as mine (from PCSpecialist though)

Thanks for your reply.

beside the spec's of my flatscreen tv i just wanna play with that desktop system. It was at the time i bought it pretty much a midrange system but now very low-spec. So for me there's no problem when i scren 1 or 2 things up, when i overclock my nvidia card. Maybe because it is a low power card i see some restrictions in using that particular tip.

Thanks for the link, i'll check it out!

General Help & Advice / Not able to overclock Nvidia card?
« on: September 15, 2015, 03:25:01 pm »
Hi guys!

First of all, i know this is on my own risk and it is me who is fiddling around with my Nvidia card. So please, no lectures!

I try to overclock my Nvidia card just for fun and experimenting. I'm running Mint 17.2 Xfce and following this instruction. But i don't see the GPU Fan setting button under Thermal Settings nor do i see the Enable Overclocking option.

My nvidia card is the GeForce 8400GS (in a desktop system connected to my flatscreen tv). Has this type of videocard a limitation for overclocking? Did someone overclock this card?

Thanks for your assistance!

Ubuntu / Homenetworking under Lubuntu 12.04
« on: October 17, 2012, 10:42:42 am »
Hi everybody!

This is the situation:
I have 2 systems running Lubuntu 12.04. Everything works fine btw.! Both systems are hooked up on a Cisco router (standard router provided by the Dutch ISP Ziggo).

One desktop system has an external disc (1.5 terabyte) connected. I want to have access from the other system to that external drive. But within a home network so that i can access both systems plus the external drive. How do i do that?

Can somebody explain step-by-step how to create a home network under Lubuntu? Every solution i found on how to create a network was more or less for Wifi networks...

Many thanks in advance!

Ubuntu / Re: Need to install Win XP
« on: October 15, 2012, 08:20:26 am »
How about using VirtualBox and install Windows in a virtual environment? Then you don't need to partition your disc and worry bout things that might go wrong.... Just a hint  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Flash not working
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:30:18 am »
Just a hint which worls very well on Ubuntu icm. FF:
Flashaid => an add-on for FF which removes conflicting Flashplayers and installs the correct Flashplayer either from the repositories, either from Adobe.

General Discussion / Re: udating firefox + flashplayer
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:45:20 am »
You can also try the add-on Flash-Aid:

This will help you removing conflicting Flash players and installing the correct flash player.

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