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Old 12-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #16
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If you think solved than yeah marked as Solved-

Otherwise; I found several articles about Samsung and Linux compatibility but not with Mint-
Most of the compatibility issue's that I did research on were related to the touch pads in the Samsungs and the wireless connections not working with Linux installed-

Sites to support the text I posted:

Samsung and Linux compatability
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...-compatibility
Ubuntu and Samsung
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1788155
In some of the Samsungs the touch pad cannot scroll with Ubuntu installed. For example the :
Samsung Chronos notebook
http://superuser.com/questions/35583...ries-7-chronos
This Samsung does not work correctly with wireless and Linux
http://www.linlap.com/samsung_305u
http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/2011021501235NWKN

Are you saying the the text is causing you extreme eye strain and bad headache?
If so there are special glasses that I personally wear to protect my eyes from both of my PC screens.
Maybe you could consider purchasing a pair of them.

Updating the intel drivers is an option yes-

Do you need help finding the Intel website for that?
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Here is the entire Google search for intel drivers for Linux Mint 13

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&...w=1366&bih=666

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 12-14-2012 at 07:17 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2012, 07:15 AM   #17
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I will check the links that you suggest, maybe I found more usefull information.
But I don't have any problems with my wireless / wired cards or with touchpad. I had problems in an HP mini 210 2110 with touch and internet cards, but I don't know if this problem had caused because when I install mint 13 32 in 2110, the mint is a system image backup of Samsung Compac Presario CQ40-711BR. The problems with cards, I solve quickly, only configuration required. For the touch pad, the right button don't work. I solved follow this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...388164&page=30
http://rvlaraujo.wordpress.com/2011/...d-hp-pavilion/

Was still pending before the situation on the internet card. I will check this when i can.

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Are you saying the the text is causing you extreme eye strain and bad headache?
If so there are special glasses that I personally wear to protect my eyes from both of my PC screens.
Maybe you could consider purchasing a pair of them.
I don't know if really this is the problem of my eyes (absence of glasses). As I said, Using windows system in this same machine, I feel my eyes good. But I will again run other distros again in live mode to check if this issue will happen.

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Updating the intel drivers is an option yes-
Do you need help finding the Intel website for that?
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect
I already upgraded my intel drivers. I mentioned this before, but my bad english maybe not allowed that I expression me correctly.
I used the follow steps:
add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
apt-get update
and after, I instaled the updated especific packages through synaptic.

for brightness, I'm using xbacklight tool instead brightness plugin slider bar. I created shortcut in desktop for xbacklight -set 65 - to set 65% of brightness in one click after turn on my laptop. This is not my "permanent solution" for this.

I will edit my older posts to try correct wrong things that I said in english to prevent mistakes of futures readers.

below others links that helped me also:

http://www.voria.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1091
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1398596
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1232887
http://askubuntu.com/questions/28848...i-osi-linux-do
http://askubuntu.com/questions/16819...ng-qx412-s01au
http://askubuntu.com/questions/58376...0-video-driver
http://www.vivaolinux.com.br/dica/Ub...ntel-HD-3000/?
http://openideals.org/2012/04/15/tun...ries-7-laptop/
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=56323

I uploaded my text file that have more usefull information. I created this file since I use linux mint (have 2~3 months) and I put inside of them any usefull information.
http://aceleron.net78.net/linuxmint13/linux_usefull.log
In this file, have more links about other minor problems with linux mint.
Some text are in portuguese language because is my native language, but I think that anyone can translate with google tools or other tool.

I appreciate your great help and time as well as the other members who helped. (x googolplex)

Last edited by aceleron; 12-15-2012 at 05:33 PM. Reason: more usefull info
 
Old 12-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #18
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Thank You; aceleron:
It's nice to be appreciated.

Those links you posted are a good reference for others. Glad you posted them!

Have a good weekend

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:52 AM   #19
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I got your pm today-

How is your distro running now?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #20
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I'm using, trying, testing and whatever or anything like in Linux Mint 13 XFCE and cinnamon (kernel 3.7 in both). Unfortunately the MATE version seems freeze or crash the processes responsible for desktop and windows and this problem force me to shutdown the system pressing the power button to send the power off command to system because all are freezed but I can shutdown using this method.

About the problem that I related about the fonts. I solved, partly, installing the microsoft fonts in mint. Therefore, the webpages can use the fonts that are set in yours css style sheet instead the linux fonts. (A problem of usability of webdesign). I can read the text of webpages better than before.

BUT, many other minor problems happens in both versions. For exemple, In XFCE if I watching a video or movie in any player, I have a problem with vsync. The parte of top and the bottom of movie seems not be synchronized. Very equal in a game where vsync option is disabled. In cinnamon, for exemple, I tried view the logs of system in log view program (I don't remember me the correct name) and all cinnamon crash and go to loggin windows. I tried again and cinnamon crash again but the menu bar and title bar of windows has vanished. I had that power off the system pressing the power button to force a premature shutdown. And no mention about cinnamon is very slow.

I tried Cinnarch, a ditro based in archlinux with cinnamon desktop. In Cinnarch, cinnamon is very quick and cool, but cinnarch has many other problems that I can't solve and I prefer don't mention. (many stuff).

I'm very, very tired. These and others problem cause me stress and I can't give me all time to solve all.
I do not know what else to do. maybe I sit and content me to try work and use the computer with them.

About the problem that make me open this post, It seems has be gone. Not happen any more.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #21
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Acceleron:

Glad to hear that you were able to read the fonts/text better than before.
This is a plus and one less challenge you have to face.

You mentioned that with XFCE your are having problems with vsync.
I'm not sure why that is. Maybe extensive re-search will solve this problem.

I too am having trouble with XFCE and the Flash Player. Very frustrating for me as well.

If I have time I'll see to a little re-search on the different distro's freezes with XFCE-
Learning more about Desktop Environment's may help.

We have a section within our Forum here that is dedicated to 'Software'
You could start a new thread for that and we could work together with other members here that have the experience and expertise to troubleshoot.

Before starting that 'new thread' you (if you have time) re-search and learn; try what you are able to & make a diagnoses from what you have obtained.

You said;
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I'm very, very tired. These and others problem cause me stress and I can't give me all time to solve all.
I do not know what else to do. maybe I sit and content me to try work and use the computer with them
I know exactly how that is and it's most undesirable along side of being frustrated.

For what it is worth; Acceleron; Debian is a rock solid; very stable distribution.
I have not experienced any stress or aggravation while maintaining this distro as an Administrator. It's extreamly reliable and I have not had one problem in 6 months. Maybe consider it to be your permanent distro until the Linux Mint Developers get the bugs out. Also I encourage you to report bugs if you suspect this.
I think the website is called "Bugzilla" but it may be different for Mint-

Best Regards
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #22
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Glad to hear that you were able to read the fonts/text better than before.
This is a plus and one less challenge you have to face.
I instaled the package ttf-mscorefonts.

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You mentioned that with XFCE your are having problems with vsync.
I'm not sure why that is. Maybe extensive re-search will solve this problem.
I partially solve following the steps in:
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/xfce-...-for-xfwm.html
but vsync problem still happen, but with very less frequency. (it seems. I still testing it).
I run mint with Mate to check if vsync problem will happen and yes, in live mode, vsync problem happen with mate. In cinnamon, vsyn work as well. But with mate and xfce no.

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I too am having trouble with XFCE and the Flash Player. Very frustrating for me as well.
When I tried fedora in the past, I remember that flash plugin is absent. So I get flash plugin in http://get.adobe.com/br/flashplayer/ , after I followed the instructions in readme.txt file and installed. I can watched and use any flash animation in fedora. I make this in live mode and work well.
XFCE is the desktop environment that run better in my machine. I said before that cinnamon seems better. But another problems happen with him.

Quote:
For what it is worth; Acceleron; Debian is a rock solid; very stable distribution.
I will try debian to check how things will happen. Thanks for recomendation, I forgot Debian.

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Also I encourage you to report bugs if you suspect this. I think the website is called "Bugzilla" but it may be different for Mint-
I think about this. I also think about participate of some open team of free software to help in anything. I need think for where I begin.
What tires me is the fact of solve an problem and when I think that the system is working well, another problem happen. Problems related with things of system. Things that I think should run well but have some problem.

Anyway man, thanks for good ideas.

Last edited by aceleron; 12-22-2012 at 08:18 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #23
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You are Welcome!

I realized what you said about Flash and Fedora-
For days I couldn't get any video to play so in my frustration I opened the terminal and ran:
Code:
Yum install flash-player
It's working now! LOL!

I found information about Mint but I don't know Mint like you do-

Is Mint Maya a different Desktop environment than Mate?

If it is different I found a solution for you.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #24
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It's working now! LOL!
Good for you man, solved with a simple command. Things like this make us think "Why I not tried this before ?!".

Quote:
Is Mint Maya a different Desktop environment than Mate?
Mint 13 Maya, have for default three desktops environments:
(Mate, Cinnamon and XFCE)* based in Ubuntu
and
Mint 13 debian that is based in debian.

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If it is different I found a solution for you.
I not have much time now. I speak with you later. I "kicked the bucket"
 
Old 12-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #25
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I tried some dristributions based on debian, but I don't had satisfatory results in general.
I tried the pure debian cd version that have between 600-700 mb of size. The 4.4 gb version is too hard for my download this large archive. Anyway, I tested the cd version and I noted the absent of many system tools that should be present in installed version in comparacion with mint. For my, this make a great difference, because I am a newbie in linux and I need of tools (all possible) with GUI to set options more easily and quick.

I tried also the mint 13 debian, and when I try open the install app, I asked for a password that I not have. I searched over internet and I can not find the password. Without password, I can not continue in install process.
I decide start again. I did an careful analyses in my instalations of mint XFCE and CINNAMON. I compared in both, the problems and solution of each and the better hardware support.
I conclude that Cinnamon need less "patches" compared with "XFCE" in my case. XFCE is more faster but need more fixes.
So, I reinstalled my system (mint 13 cinnamon) from zero and with very carefull, I setting up my options, install the programs that I need, etc, to maintain the system without major problems.

I can confirm (at least in my case) one thing: When I reinstall the system (kernel 3.2.23), I installed VORIA samsung-tools before of updating kernel to 3.7. When I tried put the laptop fan in silent mode I get this menssage: fan control is not availiable.
Is possible conclude that Voria works/run only with UPDATED KERNEL (above 3.2.23). I don't know in which version Voria begin work.
But in my case, with kernel 3.2.23 no. But with kernel 3.7 yes.

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I too am having trouble with XFCE (...). Very frustrating for me as well.
Ztcoracat, Maybe you should try another desktop environment to check how the things will happens if you do not tried before.
I hope that those information posted here can help you and others with something or maybe in the future. Who know?!
In the file linux_usefull.log I'm constantly inserting some usefull information every time that I make a fix in my mint.
At least one good thing happen caused by these problems. I learned a lot about linux.



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Old 12-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #26
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I tried also the mint 13 debian, and when I try open the install app, I asked for a password that I not have. I searched over internet and I can not find the password
There is a simple reason why you don't find the password on the Internet. It is your user's password, so the Internet better doesn't know.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #27
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There is a simple reason why you don't find the password on the Internet. It is your user's password, so the Internet better doesn't know
TobiSGD, I guess that you not understand me, maybe my poor english is the cause.

Let me explain better that happen in this case.

This happen in Mint 13 Debian in LIVE MODE. When I tried install Mint 13 Debian in my hard disk, the instalation program ask to me a password (I think that a root password). I not set any password. I tried many combinations and not work.
I searched trying finding the password. But I not found. What I found were other guys that describe the same problem.
forums.linuxmint-199&t=100501

In mint 13 maya, I'm never questioned for an password.

I hope that you can understand me better now.


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Old 12-23-2012, 12:50 PM   #28
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Not really. If you install Linux Mint (any version) it asks you which password you want to use. It usually does not ask for a password that is preset, since the live media usually are set up to never ask for a password.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 01:55 PM   #29
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If you install Linux Mint (any version) it asks you which password you want to use
I understood. I am in complete agreement.

BUT ...

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It usually does not ask for a password that is preset, since the live media usually are set up to never ask for a password.
That is the exactly what NOT is happening.

When I tried Mint Debian in live mode, I used this aplication pendrivelinux.com/universal to copy ISO for my USB STICK (pendrive). I use this program to install any linux that him support, including the mint that I actualy using.

For exemple, when I tried manjaro distro, after the desktop show up, an pop up windows rises to inform the user and the password for live mode. But nothing related with this happen in mint debian.

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Applications like the Universal USB Installer do not change the password behavior of the OS they install.
But anyways, you should be able to set a new root password with
Code:
sudo passwd root
in a terminal.
 
  


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