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Reverted to Mint 5 on my laptop

Posted 03-31-2009 at 04:56 PM by uinseann

Mint 5 runs great on my laptop (which isn't an expensive model, and is now 2 years old). I bought "Linux Magazine" last month because it had Mint 6 on the DVD. I kept running Mint 5 because it just works, so why change? But I couldn't help it, I kept looking at the new DVD, and in the end decided to install it. Just in case I made a disk image using "PING", and leaving the copy on a 10gb partition.

I run the newer Mint 6 as a live DVD, and it seemed fine, except for the fact there were no multimedia codecs installed, but I noticed in the menu there was the capability of downloading all the codecs (trouble was I have limited bandwidth of 10gb per month which doesn't go very far). Anyway I installed Mint 6. For some reason I couldn't mount a CD or DVD? I checked if I had permission, and I had! But I still couldn't mount a disk. Usually I would keep delving until I found out why? But I decided to check out everything else first then decide what to do. I noticed although when running the live DVD I had no problem connecting to the internet, but now I couldn't. So I had to setup the connection again. I still couldn't connect, but after clicking the two monitors in the task bar, then on my connection settings it re-connected? Trouble was every time I restarted the computer, I had to go through the same routine of connecting from the task bar.

I am not an expert with Linux, but I like to delve. Sometimes I win sometimes I lose, but not to the extent where I would do something unthinkable like installing Windows (I'm not that depressed!!). I tried a USB stick ... that worked OK! I next downloaded the firmware for my TV stick, and got that working. My printers worked although my scanner wouldn't, but that doesn't matter as I hardly use it anyway. My digital camera worked (naturally). I tried mounting a CD again, no joy! After sitting for awhile thinking, I thought "why am I doing all this?" Mint 5 just works out of the box on this laptop! (berk). Maybe the problems with Mint 6 are security related? I don't know? So I placed my "PING" disk in the drive and re-booted. I went through the procedure and reverted back to my old setup, taking no more than twenty minutes, and I was up and running and surfing the internet!

It's like the old saying I suppose "If it aint broke don't fix it" I still like Mint though, this little episode hasn't put me off
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