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Old 03-10-2010, 01:55 PM   #16
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Good that you got it working at last. I expect the same trick (resize the window so it's much bigger than your physical screen, then ALT-L-Click and drag it around until you can see, and answer all the options) would have worked for the missing "Forward" button when you were installing.

Interesting that you are running gnome, and have the same problem as I do with KDE. So I suspect the problem lies not with the WM, but the way the application ("Installer" or thunderbird ) was written in the first place.

I had thought that it was either the first or second item in "Server Settings"
If it is in a list, and your screen size is to small to see the list, it may not display unless you jump through some hoops. (See above).

I read somewhere that the latest version of KDE is something to die for.
I'm still on KDE3. I hate KDE4 (too much like win, and often broken), so my preferences currently go something like this:
  • KDE3 (fortunately still supported, just)
  • Gnome
  • Err, just about anything that is not KDE4.
If you like "eye-candy" and don't need to do anything useful, then maybe you should look at KDE4, on a high-powered machine, that you just like to play with: "Ooooooh! Pretty effects man. That is just soooo cool. Let's try ope [Segfault]".

I think it will be some time before I can wipe XP from my hard disc without any qualms.
That's OK. Win probably still has its uses. Leave win when you are ready. I just could not be bothered with it any more, and do not miss it at all.

Have fun.
Old 03-10-2010, 02:51 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Chriscrof View Post
Hello tredegar, I just wanted to say thanks for your help. I have now installed Mint 8 on an SD card and it all works perfectly.


I've done Fedora but never Mint...

I'm going to try it...just because I'm a geek and I like doing stuff like this lol
Old 03-11-2010, 12:42 AM   #18
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check out easy peasy. It was designed for netbooks based off ubuntu. Since Mint is based off ubuntu you might want to try it. I ran it in virtualbox and I felt kind of cramped. I am used to a 19" widescreen so the desktop was kind of strange at first but makes sense. From what I read it sounded like it was a remaster of the original eee os. I think it's a live distro so do you memstick installer and see if you like it.


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