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by badgerlinux
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help recovering files from linux - lost password
Replies: 1
Views: 280

help recovering files from linux - lost password

Hi, my mother's Windows computer died (would not boot up) a while back, so I installed a linux partition (Mint 13) to allow her to recover the files she wanted from the windows side of the partition. She resaved them on the linux partion (in her /home/[name]/documents). She's now forgotten her linux...
by badgerlinux
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Will LibreOffice 4 eventually make it onto Software Manger?
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Will LibreOffice 4 eventually make it onto Software Manger?

I'd like to replace my LO 3 with LO 4; I've read the various posts but since there appears to be so many ways of doing it, and even then some similar methods don't always agree (for example: should I just delete the old LO, or purge, or do I also need to purge additional files (which one post talks ...
by badgerlinux
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice 4 - how to update to my Mint 13 distro?
Replies: 3
Views: 3391

Re: LibreOffice 4 - how to update to my Mint 13 distro?

enabled level 3 updates in software updater but not showing Libreoffice 4... is it not showing for a reason or am I being daft?
by badgerlinux
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice 4 - how to update to my Mint 13 distro?
Replies: 3
Views: 3391

LibreOffice 4 - how to update to my Mint 13 distro?

Hi,
I'm running Libreoffice 3 and I've just noticed that Libreoffice 4 is now out, but the software updater doesn't find it (I'm running Mint 13 MATE) and in my Libreoffice 3 there is no "update" path under "Tools-Options-Libreoffice..." Am I missing something really obvious or stupid! Many thanks
by badgerlinux
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mount error on root directory - do I need to do anything?
Replies: 1
Views: 189

mount error on root directory - do I need to do anything?

Hi, going through tutorials I found the mount command - but against my root directory the following came up: /dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro) do I need to worry about the (rw,errors=remount-ro)? When I: fdisk -l , it also says my partitions are not in logical order. I partitioned myse...
by badgerlinux
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is the difference between Debian, Fluxbox, XFCE, ...
Replies: 89
Views: 102412

Re: What is the difference between Debian, Fluxbox, XFCE, ..

what a great post - and such a sad loss. For those trying to chose a distro for an older laptop - I'm running MATE 13 on a 6-year old Lenovo (Intel dual core 1.66 GHz, 2GB RAM) and it works really well. My advice would be don't automatically go for a lighter desktop (unless you like the look/feel) -...
by badgerlinux
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: difficulty enabling multiple workspaces in MATE
Replies: 2
Views: 3741

difficulty enabling multiple workspaces in MATE

I've been using Mint 13 MATE and wanted to use the facilty to have more than one workspace on the go. I'd seen a demo where workspaces could be switched quickly. It was simple to work out how to do this in Mint 13 XFCE, but I had to really search around in MATE to find it. The only way I could work ...
by badgerlinux
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Types of acct in Mint - default user vs root
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Types of acct in Mint - default user vs root

Since installing Mint 13 (MATE) just before Christmas - and being new to Linux - I've been reading up on the tutorials and started playing (carefully) with the command line. Many of the tutorials start off with talk about the root or superuser account, and groups. I'm guessing that in Mint 13, the d...
by badgerlinux
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Shortcut to Terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Shortcut to Terminal

thanks everyone - sorted now with keyboard shortcut and panel shortcut, and wading my way through Linux tutorials!
by badgerlinux
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Shortcut to Terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Shortcut to Terminal

Hi, I want to start to learning more about the Terminal (using the tutorials). Can I assign a keyboard shortcut to open the terminal - to save having to go through the menu each time? Thanks
by badgerlinux
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: A thank you to the Mint Team
Replies: 3
Views: 821

A thank you to the Mint Team

I had been getting increasingly frustrated with my old OS on my 6-year old laptop. Why can't I press a button and it respond rather than always have to wait? Why is it unhelpful when it goes wrong and patronising when it's working ok? Why does it take an age to boot or shutdown? Why does it bombard ...
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

btw - does the /tmp directory automatically delete it's contents on shutdown? I've still got a .......deb.tar.gz file sitting in there. TY
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

That was pure magic! It now sits on the menu in graphics - thank you. One day I hope that I will have learn't enough to understand what I've just typed....! :D
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

Hi Kc1di,
thank you for all your help so far - much appreciated. I've deleted the files in the /Download directory. Btw, where did the installer put the scangear program file in the end? If you find out how to get it into menu that would be great.
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

ran from terminal as "sudo". It gave a few messages: (scangearmp:5103): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.080QPW': No such file or directory (scangearmp:5103): Gtk-WARNING...
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

Hi, script seemed to run ok (once I'd realised that directories were case sensitive (Downloads vs downloads) - doh!). Went back to simple scan and unfortunately, it still says there is no scanner. Is there a way to check if it installed ok? - or something else I should do?
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

Hi, printer is installed (just checked with a test print), but simple scan came up with the error "Failed to Scan - no scanner available". If I interrogate "system information" and "printer" - it comes up with: CANON PIXMANIA 3100 - CUPS + Gutenprint v5.2.8 pre1. Under "capabilities" - it shows prin...
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

Hi Kc1di, my first foray into Linux and loving it so far. My scanner is a combined printer/scanner Canon MG3100 series. I've sorted out the printing ok, just the scanner part I can't get to work. I've extracted the files using something called Emgrampa Archive Manager. Can't do much with them though...
by badgerlinux
Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

how to run and install a driver which is a .deb file?

Hi, I've just downloaded (what I think is) a driver for my scanner - it's called: scangearmp-mg3100series-1.80-1-deb.tar.gz I have no idea how to install or run it though! Had a play around and worried about doing more damage than good. Also, it says the file is good for Ubuntu 10.xx - will it work ...

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