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by karlen
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot resume / wake up from suspend...
Replies: 17
Views: 5191

Re: Cannot resume / wake up from suspend...

Mine wakes from suspend (invoked by panel button) OK - but it's often messy ... getting another logout dialog box for example, or having wireless and/or networking be greyed out ... sometimes even needing reboot. I've had smoother results with letting the Power Manager setting do the suspend ("put t...
by karlen
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth - Installled but cannot find! (solved)
Replies: 26
Views: 1889

Re: Google Earth - Installled but cannot find!

Just installed it two days ago on LM16 XFCE (32-bit Intel). Seemed to work fine.
Got it here: http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

It sent me this file: googleearth_6.0.3.2197+1.0-1_i386.deb.
by karlen
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to enable login without a password
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Re: [SOLVED] How to enable login without a password

I was just wondering about that the other day, and so decided to give it a shot after reading these posts. (I'm running 16 XFCE. 32-bit. 3.11.0-15-generic.) After creating nopasswdlogin with "sudo addgroup --system nopasswdlogin" (see msgs above), I still had no U&G option in settings, so installed ...
by karlen
Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [URGENT] Can't boot after running Bleachbit
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: [URGENT] Can't boot after running Bleachbit

Bleachbit comes as two "apps". The one called "Bleachbit (as root)" has superpowers ... like anything "root", best to avoid that without fully grokking what will happen. The other will scream "Permission denied!" in red if you attempt to violate teh sacred.
by karlen
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GRUB behaviour with parallel Linux Mint installations
Replies: 14
Views: 1628

Re: GRUB behaviour with parallel Linux Mint installations

You can quickly change which of the GRUB menu line numbers is used by default by editing file /etc/default/grub . This line: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 chooses the first line# (0). Change to the line# of your target distro. Be sure to do sudo update-grub after saving. Check out this tutorial: http://help.ubuntu...
by karlen
Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: mint 16 xfce can't go back to windows 7 & 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

Re: mint 16 xfce can't go back to windows 7 & 8

Hi, Understand your frustration. It's not this hard most of the time. 1) For newcomers installing an .ISO to a USB IS difficult, and the usual installers (no matter how often recommended) often don't work with different hardware. (I had NO LUCK with unetbootin.) Also: FORGET virtual machine for now....
by karlen
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] How to find what to purge / clean in file system
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: [Solved] How to find what to purge / clean in file syste

Bleachbit is handy at finding hundreds of unneeded megabytes.
by karlen
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Linux Mint Xfce 16
Replies: 12
Views: 10994

Re: Linux Mint Xfce 16

Can somebody tell me if ... it's better to wait for LM 16 XFCE edition ISO ? I've tried both lately, and I'd consider doing it the other way. Compared to Cinnamon 16, Xfce 16 is more stable - I found several problems with the Cinnamon FINAL interface and only one (screensavers) with Xfce RC. Seems ...
by karlen
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?
Replies: 7
Views: 43854

Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Thought I'd drop in here to recommend this single-GUI, previewing, drag-n-drop-install (tar.gz) theme manager: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/xfce-theme-manager-single-gui-to-change.html It worked great for me (Xfce 14 Nadio 4.10.0). When you're done there, you can find more themes than you'll ever ...
by karlen
Wed May 29, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB rescue prompt - live USB boots to black screen
Replies: 8
Views: 4978

Re: GRUB rescue prompt - live USB boots to black screen

Since I was playing with a bunch of distros recently, and frequently running into problems at GRUB time, I burned the "Boot-Repair" ISO to CD, and it's been very helpful on a couple of different machines. (Did NOT try it with USB yet.) Not always making the cleanest menu (depending how many kernels ...
by karlen
Wed May 29, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Upgrade?
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: System Upgrade?

I just tried Mintbackup today (restoring the home folder, not the software) on a LM13KDE re-install and it works fairly well. Carefully deleted a partition and installed in a smaller one. After installing and rebooting: Multiple configs not in the home folder had to be redone ... system font-sizes r...
by karlen
Mon May 13, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup thumbdrive program
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Backup thumbdrive program

You could also use Grsync, a graphical file-sync'er with LOTS of options.
by karlen
Mon May 13, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [S] Installed xubuntu-desktop, uninstalled, getting errors
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: [S] Installed xubuntu-desktop, uninstalled, getting err

Mixing distro's is bound to not come out well.

I'm not so sure that, once you install a desktop environment, there's a simple "magic wand" you can wave to completely uninstall it. If someone knows the certain answer to that, I'd appreciate knowing it.
by karlen
Mon May 13, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I start linux mint and only the background is showing.
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: I start linux mint and only the background is showing.

Now and then Linux throws you a curve to see if you remember what you learned. E.g. a while ago I was playing with window managers. Then, a few days later, I installed 14 Xfce, everything was fine - but I hadn't rebooted. It starts up okay ... but all of the boxen are piling up in the upper left cor...
by karlen
Mon May 13, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 13 slow compared to Mint 10
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Mint 13 slow compared to Mint 10

I'm running Mint 14 Xfce Nadia on a dual-core 800MHz chip and am happy as a clam. Recommend staying away from the cpu-hungry desktops (Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon). Unless you're doing processor/HD-intense stuff, or particularly need several features on those DE's, you'll find Xfce plenty snappy ... and qu...

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