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Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,494
Posted By Isthmus
LXDE is nice, but I prefer something that is a...

LXDE is nice, but I prefer something that is a bit easier to configure how I like things. I find LXDE to be a bit too command line heavy in that regard so Gnome 2 has been my preference, even if it...
Forum: Linux 05-11-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By Isthmus
Ouch. I like clean, low key but good...

Ouch.

I like clean, low key but good looking desktops. I can't stand having files all over the place, or decor that makes it difficult to see what is on the desktop. This is in part why I...
Forum: Linux 05-10-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By Isthmus
Post Your Linux Desktops...

Here is the one one my netbook: Dell Mini 1012, with high resolution screen, running Linux Mint 10.10 and docky. The top panel has also been made translucent
...
Forum: Linux 02-04-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,479
Posted By Isthmus
Did a little research and you are right there...

Did a little research and you are right there isn't much literature on it. according to softpedia it is a Gentoo (Slax) based distribution which includes support for the Intel GMA500 GPU (which is...
Forum: Linux 02-04-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,588
Posted By Isthmus
Before I swapped the screen I tried the mods for...

Before I swapped the screen I tried the mods for ubuntu (10.04 at the time) and they worked on mint (mint 9 at the time), but the resolution still wasn't to my liking. with the new screen, the...
Forum: Linux 01-30-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,588
Posted By Isthmus
If the 1010 supports Ubuntu 10.10, then I would...

If the 1010 supports Ubuntu 10.10, then I would go with Linux Mint 10 (the main Gnome edition or the Debian edition). I've tried more distros than I care and keep going back to Mint on my 1012. It...
Forum: Linux 01-09-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,070
Posted By Isthmus
Would Anyoe like to help create an XFCE Distribution?

I have been looking for an XFCE based distribution that is well integrated, very user friendly (for noobs as well as well as more advanced users), and very easy to install. I've seen many, but none...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-09-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,158
Posted By Isthmus
Does the 1010 come with a blue tooth card by...

Does the 1010 come with a blue tooth card by default? I'm not sure it does in the standard models.
Forum: Linux 11-17-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By Isthmus
Just delete the launcher and reinstall it. ...

Just delete the launcher and reinstall it. Firefox should still be showing in your start menu correct? If you launch from there it should work, correct? If so the problem is with the Launcher's...
Forum: Linux 11-17-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,274
Posted By Isthmus
The real issue is screen resolution. Sadly the...

The real issue is screen resolution. Sadly the only fix that I know of that fully get's rid of the problem is replacing the screen. The standard screen that comes with the mini 10's just doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,494
Posted By Isthmus
Belated thanks reflex. I did more research and...

Belated thanks reflex. I did more research and you are completely correct. a wireless N dongle can be used or a card can be jury rigged if you sacriffice one of the USB ports permanently. neither...
Forum: Ubuntu 10-21-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,274
Posted By Isthmus
are you asking how to change the Unity desktop...

are you asking how to change the Unity desktop for the Gnome desktop (or some other desktop environment)?

If so the easiet way to do it is to back up your home directory and do a cold reinstall of...
Forum: Linux 09-26-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By Isthmus
can you elaborate on what the package is and what...

can you elaborate on what the package is and what it is supposed to do?
Forum: Ubuntu 09-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,831
Posted By Isthmus
Have you tried replacing the card for either the...

Have you tried replacing the card for either the atheron card or the broadcom DW1510 or dw1520?

This thread has a number of recommendations as well as insructions on how to do the swap.:
...
Forum: Linux 09-15-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,481
Posted By Isthmus
Broadcom has made all their drivers available and...

Broadcom has made all their drivers available and 10.04 recognizes them automatically. The drivers are definitely in the repos. you should be able to pull them up with no problem.
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 09-15-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,533
Posted By Isthmus
As Reflex suggested, if you can live with Open...

As Reflex suggested, if you can live with Open Office instead of MS office, then Linux is most definitely the way to go. I tested a whole bunch of the current crop of distros on a 1012 and wrote...
Forum: Linux 08-30-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,778
Posted By Isthmus
sure, you can run it in a virtual machine from...

sure, you can run it in a virtual machine from within windows, but there is no need to do that. Instead, you can do a live CD, DVD or USB and boot directly from that medium. That allows you to run...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 08-28-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,927
Posted By Isthmus
It seems the 1018 also has one fewer usb port...

It seems the 1018 also has one fewer usb port than the 1012 (2 instead of 3) and lacks a microphone jack.

on the plus side, it's touch pad has raised buttons, which should prevent the accidental...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 08-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,832
Posted By Isthmus
Is it me or does the wrist pad seem to be more...

Is it me or does the wrist pad seem to be more heavily textured than on the 1012?

so a question about the touchpad, is it all one piece but with the button's raised?. if so that would be a great...
Forum: Linux 08-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 25,018
Posted By Isthmus
hey shooter, can you give us a review of the new...

hey shooter, can you give us a review of the new fedora? it would be nice to hear other's experiences to see if it's worth checking out.
Forum: Dell Mini 1012 08-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,543
Posted By Isthmus
Correct me if I'm wrong, but everything I've read...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but everything I've read says that Dell is intentionally slotting the 1018 below the 1012 and there are no plans to offer the 1018 with the HD screen or the Broadcom Crystal...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 08-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,871
Posted By Isthmus
I have a 1012 and the first thing I did was...

I have a 1012 and the first thing I did was upgrade it to 2GB (all 1012's and 1018's come with only 1GB from the factory - it's microsoft's condition for licensing 7 starter). I wanted t use the...
Forum: Dell Mini 1018 08-25-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,927
Posted By Isthmus
Why, because you say so? Yes there is...

Why, because you say so?

Yes there is great benefit to doing things the way you want right out of the box, but there is also great benefit to doing things as you wish, be it with a desktop you...
Forum: Linux 08-24-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By Isthmus
on my 1012 it caused a little lag. I only run...

on my 1012 it caused a little lag. I only run some effects, on mine, but not the full spectrum.
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,591
Posted By Isthmus
your browsing performance might not be an issue...

your browsing performance might not be an issue with the OS, but rather a function of your choice of browser and of your ethernet card. For example, if you have a wireless g card, your browsing...
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