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mfillpot

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    RE: Lexmark prospect pro205 driver problem
    The driver you are listing is for 32-bit systems, is you mint installation 32-bit or 64-bit?
    Link to this post 10 Nov 13

    The driver you are listing is for 32-bit systems, is you mint installation 32-bit or 64-bit?

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    RE: Mount LVM partition
    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.
    Link to this post 06 Nov 13

    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.

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    RE: Installing a Brother Printer
    It looks like your printer is one of the few that is not supported out of the box, but the manufacturer does have the drivers for *buntu at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/as_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=as&c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all&SRC= just look for the deb download.
    Link to this post 06 Nov 13

    It looks like your printer is one of the few that is not supported out of the box, but the manufacturer does have the drivers for *buntu at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/as_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=as&c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all&SRC= just look for the deb download.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux or Windows?
    Instead of using MS office you can use things like calligra, libreoffice, goffice or even google drive from browser. playonlinux has a database that you can use to search the operational status of games, but the steam games that are incompatible will not be downloaded. Yes you can download the drivers to usb and install manually or get an external wifi card that supports linux and use that. Before you go looking for the alternate options I recommend doing a test installation and seeing what does and does not work, there is a chance that the wired could work out of the box. As you are a gamer and looking at using steam I recommend checking out ubuntu since that is the distro that steam is officially supporting and testing on. To start off you need to download the ubuntu ISO image and write it to disk, this will not be a data write, but you need to make the disk by using the write image to disk option in your cd/DVD writer program. Once it is on disk you will need to shrink the primary windows partition to make installation space, reboot the computer with the distro disk in the drive, then choose the install option and choose to install along-side windows.
    Link to this post 03 Nov 13

    Instead of using MS office you can use things like calligra, libreoffice, goffice or even google drive from browser.

    playonlinux has a database that you can use to search the operational status of games, but the steam games that are incompatible will not be downloaded.

    Yes you can download the drivers to usb and install manually or get an external wifi card that supports linux and use that. Before you go looking for the alternate options I recommend doing a test installation and seeing what does and does not work, there is a chance that the wired could work out of the box.

    As you are a gamer and looking at using steam I recommend checking out ubuntu since that is the distro that steam is officially supporting and testing on.

    To start off you need to download the ubuntu ISO image and write it to disk, this will not be a data write, but you need to make the disk by using the write image to disk option in your cd/DVD writer program. Once it is on disk you will need to shrink the primary windows partition to make installation space, reboot the computer with the distro disk in the drive, then choose the install option and choose to install along-side windows.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux or Windows?
    I would verture to say that not all of your games currently work on Linux but with the Steam Machine coming out soon many of them may soon be supported. You cannot natively run ms based software like office without a compatibility layer app like wine and even then they still may not work correctly, however there are many open source and web based alternatives to office and other popular apps that run on Linux based systems. As for your hardware, it looks like it is using broadcom ethernet and wifi, both are possible to run but you will have to get the drivers after the installation (due to licensing issues with broadcom) which can be hard without internet access. In most cases the hardware will work out of the box, the major exceptions are broadcom networking, realtek networking and cheap printers. For your specific uses at this time windows looks like your best option, but if you have a free disk space consider installing a Linux based distro along side of windows as a dual boot system and trying it out for yourself.
    Link to this post 03 Nov 13

    I would verture to say that not all of your games currently work on Linux but with the Steam Machine coming out soon many of them may soon be supported. You cannot natively run ms based software like office without a compatibility layer app like wine and even then they still may not work correctly, however there are many open source and web based alternatives to office and other popular apps that run on Linux based systems.

    As for your hardware, it looks like it is using broadcom ethernet and wifi, both are possible to run but you will have to get the drivers after the installation (due to licensing issues with broadcom) which can be hard without internet access. In most cases the hardware will work out of the box, the major exceptions are broadcom networking, realtek networking and cheap printers.

    For your specific uses at this time windows looks like your best option, but if you have a free disk space consider installing a Linux based distro along side of windows as a dual boot system and trying it out for yourself.

  • mfillpot
    RE: callenge Linux 1997: boot windows/linux partition
    You will have to change the default option in /etc/lilo.conf and re-write the lilo bootloader with the lilo command.
    Link to this post 03 Nov 13

    You will have to change the default option in /etc/lilo.conf and re-write the lilo bootloader with the lilo command.

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