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by tsdadam
Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB - Prompt booting fine, cannot get menu back
Replies: 1
Views: 223

GRUB - Prompt booting fine, cannot get menu back

This laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8, so last night I put the 8.1 update on. Foolishly, I didn't realise this overwrites the MBR/Bootloader, so my lovely GRUB menu disappeared and I could only boot to Windows. I managed to bypass this with the OneKeyRecovery thing on this laptop (it's a Len...
by tsdadam
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

This is actually really interesting, so thanks very much for posting it. I've had issues with the laptop (wireless) with several things, and I thought it might have been because the drivers from broadcom act a bit strangely (wireless defaults to eth1 etc). I had massive problems getting a DLNA serve...
by tsdadam
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

At this stage with it working as such, it's not so much that I need it working, more that I want to know why it doesn't.

The router in question is the one Sky supply (or certainly used to), the Netgear DG934G
by tsdadam
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

Ok, a little progress. Following the notes in that guide (thanks for that), I've edited the smb.conf on both machines to have a netbios name, and changed the order of name resolve too. From this machine (laptop) I can now browse the shares in nemo by name i.e. in Nemo ctrl+l, smb://bigbox shows the ...
by tsdadam
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

I've changed the IP of that computer and reset the router. The good news - that mac address doesn't show adam-pc any more. The bad news is that despite the new IP address showing up on the router, it doesn't show the hostname (bigbox). I think my hosts/hostname are set correctly on that machine: ada...
by tsdadam
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

Ok, I've tried all of the above, on both machines, and still no joy. All of the services that should have been running, were. If I try to ping the remote machine by hostname .local, I get an error of unknown host. This happens both ways. If I try to ping the localhost with hostname.local, that works...
by tsdadam
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

Thanks, I'll try those when I get home and report back.
by tsdadam
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

Sorry, that's what I was trying to say in my first reply. Connecting via hostname.local doesn't work for me. My only thinking so far might be something to do with DHCP? The router's assigning IP addresses for me, and the computer I'm trying to connect to was previously booted with a windows install....
by tsdadam
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Mint 15 - Mint 15 Folder sharing problem

I can connect via IP as per your first suggestion, but I'm still having trouble with hostnames. I know the hostname is set on the remote machine.

I can bookmark shares with an IP address, that's fine, I just don't understand why I can't see/browse the other computer under network in Nemo.
by tsdadam
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

[SOLVED] Mint 15 folder sharing problem Sky router DG934G

I've got a laptop and a PC both running Mint 15 Cinnamon. They both connect to the router by DHCP; laptop wifi, PC wired. Both can connect to the internet perfectly. As far as I can tell, I've got Samba setup on both the same (both using WORKGROUP workgroup), and I've shared folders on both. smbtree...
by tsdadam
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot Install Citrix on Mint 15 KDE (Solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Cannot Install Citrix on Mint 15 KDE

Sounds like you're maybe trying to open it by double-clicking on the icon. If what I've just read online is still true, there's an agreement you need to agree to, which the graphical manager skips. You need to do it from the shell. Open a terminal, navigate to where you've downloaded the application...
by tsdadam
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd
Replies: 273
Views: 176692

Re: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd

That's what I thought, but the two have different entries. For example: at /boot/efi/EFI I have five directories: Boot, linuxmint, Microsoft, refind, tools. If I look at linuxmint I have grub.cfg, grubx64.efi and shimx64.efi. at mount LRS_ESP/EFI I have the following directories: Boot, linuxmint, M...
by tsdadam
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd
Replies: 273
Views: 176692

Re: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd

I can see how renaming .efi files will remove them from the rEFInd menu, but I can't tell whether I should be deleting them from my ESP partition (LRS_ESP on this laptop), or from /boot/efi. I seem to have efi files and grub files in both those places, but I don't know which takes precedence and wh...
by tsdadam
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd
Replies: 273
Views: 176692

Re: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd

The error about /boot/efi means that nothing was mounted at /boot/efi. You need to correct this by editing /etc/fstab and then typing "sudo mount -a". (You can temporarily mount the ESP at /boot/efi by using mount without editing /etc/fstab, but you probably want the ESP to be mounted aut...
by tsdadam
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd
Replies: 273
Views: 176692

Re: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd

A bit of progress, I installed and ran boot-repair, and then re-installed rEFInd. It seems to be picking up both the old version of mint I had installed, and the new one. If I try and load the actual loaders (as opposed to the auto-detected vmlinuz ones) it takes me straight to a GRUB prompt, which ...
by tsdadam
Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd
Replies: 273
Views: 176692

Re: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd

Ok, I'm getting somewhere now. To answer your question, yes, I had the vmlinuz icon, and adding the line you suggested worked great (although no plymouth splash, just text mode until Cinnamon starts). I couldn't find that script to edit once in, and figured it was because I haven't installed rEFInd ...
by tsdadam
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd
Replies: 273
Views: 176692

Re: New EFI boot manager available: rEFInd

I installed rEFind a while back and got it working with Mint 14. I recently tried to upgrade to Mint 15 by wiping the linux partition (dual boot with Windows 8) recreating the partition and installing Mint 15 from USB. The install seems to go well. All files copy, I tell it to install the boot loade...
by tsdadam
Thu May 23, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Best vertical panel solution for Cinnamon?
Replies: 6
Views: 4149

Best vertical panel solution for Cinnamon?

Until such a time that Cinnamon supports vertical panels (pleeeeease?), what have other people done to create their own vertical panels? I'm in the same boat as a lot of people in having a widescreen monitor, so while I have horizontal space to spare, I could really do with the vertical space. On al...
by tsdadam
Wed May 22, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tips on maximising vertical space in Cinnamon please
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Tips on maximising vertical space in Cinnamon please

Further to this, I tried maximus and had the same problem. The fix is to edit the metadata.json file included with maximus and edit the cinnamon version line to include your version of cinnamon, which up until recently for most people was 1.6.7. The edited line should look something like: "cinn...
by tsdadam
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How-to: Dual boot Windows 8 and Mint 14 - both (U)EFI!
Replies: 40
Views: 31791

Re: How-to: Dual boot Windows 8 and Mint 14 - both (U)EFI!

First up; blue_bullet, timcoolman and mathewvghese - you're welcome! I'm glad it all worked for you :) Skipper: I don't know what to tell you unfortunately, as the scenario I posted was for two OS installed on one physical disk with multiple partitions. I don't know whether there's maybe facility in...

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