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Month: April 2015

Updateing an old Mint n14 xfce install

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:39:41 -0400
Greetings all;

I finally lugged my lappy in and plugged it in with the idea of makeing 
sure I had a working email setup for the install of Jessie on this 
machine.  Had to reboot twice, I assume because its is sorely in need of 
a new battery.  The special xenomai kernel that can run LinuxCNC in 
simulation mode found something it didn't like first time up.  Both 
times the boot was delayed by a 10 minute spell of what I assume was 
e2fsck since the drive led was on during those times.

It is now booted, and a 64 bit version of Min 17.1 is now a download in 
progress since all the repo's for mint 14 have vanished like the morning 
fog.  Xfce version I believe since this thing is certifiably in the Ford 
model T horsepower range today.

Are there any gotcha's other than the formatter during the install and 
network crap I'll have to nuke after the install before I burn it and 

I have a mouse plugged in.  As I see that on 14, both the touchpad and 
the mouse are active, what is the name of the utility that completely 
disables the touchpad if a real mouse is found?

Thanks all.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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