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Random Elyssa Questions

Postby mkeller on Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:19 pm

Well, I upgraded to Elyssa using the Live CD the other day (and was it ever a hairy process!), and have been pleasantly surprised by little differences from Daryna, that I notice here and there. And, at other times, less pleasantly surprised. Which is why I've created this thread: because there are some little things I'd like to fix.

1). For some peculiar reason, the name on my MintMenu is still Daryna, yet I most certainly am running Elyssa. And so I'd like to change that. How is that done?

2). I've noticed that the little icons next to the automatically-created folders in my home directory are larger than they were in Daryna. A little too large, in my opinion. Is there some way to shrink them back?

3). This one's a bigger problem, actually. Totem will no longer properly play videos taken with my digital camera! It used to work fine (well, almost fine - jammed up from time to time), and I used it a lot, since I'm working on a little movie project. I use Cinelerra for editing, and since the sound format my camera uses (linear PCM) is not fully compatible with Cinelerra (it produced loud static), I had converted a bunch of my videos using mencoder, to use MPEG layer 2/3. Note that both formats played fine in Totem, under Daryna. But now, when I play my video clips with Totem, I get a black screen, with just the sound - and the sound of my unconverted clips is really fuzzy, just like in Cinelerra! And, which is also odd, MPlayer also gives a black screen, but with proper sound in both formats. My videos are ordinary AVI files, with Motion JPEG (ffmpeg) video and linear PCM audio, as I mentioned before. What's wrong here?

4). Also, I had installed VLC a while back, and then uninstalled it; but it still shows as an option in the list of video players, when I right-click on a clip in Nautilus. How do I get rid of that?

5). There were a couple other things, too, but I forget them now. If you've got any idea on how to fix my other four issues, though, it would be quite nice. Thanks for any help!
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Re: Random Elyssa Questions

Postby lakehousetech on Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:29 pm

Icons in folders can be size adjusted via folder properties under the window menu. Just choose to view @ 75% or less to shrink them. Also you can adjust any other icon (on the desktop for instance) by right-clicking and choosing 'stretch'.
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Re: Random Elyssa Questions

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:14 pm

Hi there,
for #1)
Right-click on the menu button, hit Preferences -> Go to Main Button tab, and input whatever text you like.
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Re: Random Elyssa Questions

Postby mkeller on Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:04 pm

Thanks, guys! Only I don't think I was quite clear, lakehousetech. I don't want to change the size of the folder images themselves - I like it how it is - I want to change the little image that appears next to it (the little photo by the Pictures directory, the globe next to Downloads, etc.). How would I do that?
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Re: Random Elyssa Questions

Postby lakehousetech on Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:15 pm

Do you mean the emblem? Some icons let you change it in properties, but others like shortcuts I'm not entirely sure how. I'll look into it though.
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Re: Random Elyssa Questions

Postby mkeller on Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:57 pm

Yes, the emblem. They used to be smaller, but perhaps the emblem set was just replaced, and we're stuck with what we've got now? There doesn't seem to be a size-changing option for them anywhere.
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Re: Random Elyssa Questions

Postby coeus89 on Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:07 pm

hey i just installed linux mint elyssa. i upadated it once at my workplace. i cannot get it to connect to the wireless internet at my house. i have a netgear wireless router with a wep. i also have had issues loading certain pages on the wireless internet in my workplace. it is just inconsistant. i just installed it on a dell inspiron e1705 with vista on the other partition.

also wen i tried to install updates i got an error message:
"could not apply changes! fix broken packages first"

if you have an answer to any of these questions then e-mail me at coeus89@aol.com
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