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Old 06-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #31
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Hello Cascade9

Someone else said Debian might be better than Ubuntu. TroN's links were interesting. The top one says to tell your Bios to use 8mb not 1mb of video memory if it is A32.
We might try that to see if it helps. Any Debian distros good for idiots such as myself.

Margaret
 
Old 06-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #32
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I still think you should do a hard drive integrity check. If that is it the case it would explain all the problems you've been having.

For what it is worth, I maintained that my hard drive was fine when I was dealing with this same problem too (and I wasted a week pulling my hair out).
 
Old 06-07-2013, 04:59 AM   #33
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Hello Cascade

Yesterday I tried Wary Puppy 5.5 on the Dell, my first attempt did get the familiar black screen but I remembered your post and tried the i810 option in the graphics card choices.
IT WORKED!
Thank you so much. I now have a functioning laptop with internet and e-mail. I am writing this in Seamonkey with added "Last Pass", "Noscript", Adblock" and other items of my choosing. (I can't bare flashing scrolling things trying to sell me stuff I don't want).
I will continue to try this for a few days then try the Zorin disc again. If that doesn't work I will install this as my system.

Cheers Margaret (Woof woof!)
 
Old 06-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #34
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Good to heard your computer is working. Good luck to you and your husband in all your activities.
By the way fellow gardener here too. In small scale though nothing fancy
 
Old 06-07-2013, 09:45 AM   #35
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Someone else said Debian might be better than Ubuntu. Any Debian distros good for idiots such as myself.
Unlesss the system is very low on RAM and/or has a very slow CPU (and by 'very slow' I mean something more like a Pentium 2 300MHz) I normally suggest using debian stable, currently at version 7 'Wheezy'.

If was a much lower RAM/CPU power system I tend to go for AnitX or #! (crunchbang) which are both debian based.

Since you have plenty of RAM and...errr...well not 'fast' but not that slow CPU I'd suggest debian stable, Xfce+lxde version. In my opinion if you dont need to use a minimalistic distro for low RAM/CPU reasons, its best not to.

There are lots of different debian based dsistros. Some of them are quite different in some ways to the parent, like ubuntu, others are pretty much just installers/different isos for debian (they do things 'the debian way', use debian repos, and just have a few tweaks and/or a different installed package base 'out of the box'). its generally easier to find help with debian (or any of the other 'major' distros) than it can be to for the smaller distros, or distros 'based off'. Debian also has some well written documentation.

Good to hear that wary puppy is working.

LOL TroN-0074, even I do some gardening. Mostly herbs though (and no, I dont mean cannabis, I mean herbs like perennial coriander, lemon grass, basil, tumeric, chilis, etc..)
 
Old 06-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #36
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Hello TroN and Cascade

I am pleased with Puppy, the Seamonkey stuff is fine for me as I don't do anything complex. The word processor is perhaps to limited even for my requirements and I haven't managed to print anything yet, but I stupidly tried to intuit it. I should know better by now. I need a list of instructions. (sigh!)
The spuds and onions are all growing well and I recommend Calypso as the best coriander to grow Cascade. All the other types have run to seed, not this one.
Merry trowelling to you all.
I will look for the idiots guide to printing tomorrow. I will also look at Wheezy. Looks like a match made in heaven for me.(As an asthmatic I assume it is kind to fellow wheezers!)

Cheers Margaret & Pete
 
Old 06-08-2013, 06:58 AM   #37
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You may need to download drivers for the printer. For my HP I went to http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/siteHome?cc=us&lc=en found my printer, downloaded, ran it, and indicated Linux for my operating system. When it gives you the option to add printer I said yes and that was mostly it.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 12:02 AM   #38
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If you go to get debain, I'd try Xfce- debian-7.0.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso is what you are after.

I'd put a link in but I'm not sure which download method you want to use (direct FTP/HTTP or bit torrent).

Thanks for the hint on calypso coriander- though if it grows well in the UK it might well get baked here (brisbane, australia). Perennial coriander is quite different to normal coriander in apapearance, and tastes different as well. I like normal coriander, perennial coriander is a lot better, to my taste buds anyway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eryngium_foetidum
 
  


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