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by lexington523
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot see Samba Shares *SOLVED*
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Cannot see Samba Shares

Thank you for your advice. I tried what you suggested and it had no effect. However, today when i installed the libgcc1 update everything started worklign normally again. So problem solved I guess. I have no idea if this was coincidence or if it had something to do with the problem.
by lexington523
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot see Samba Shares *SOLVED*
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Cannot see Samba Shares *SOLVED*

after I installed the libnss3 update on the 9th I have been unable to see samba shares in nemo. I can still connect directly to some shares but i am unable to see any when i just browse the windows network. can anyone offer me any insight into why this might be or how libnss3 is related to this? Tha...
by lexington523
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laptop won't shut down?
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Laptop won't shut down?

I have seen this happen before and it was not related to the OS. Go into your BIOS settings and disable "wake on lan"

sometimes this feature starts up the computer when it is not supposed to.
by lexington523
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Yahoo and thunderbird
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Yahoo and thunderbird

Have you enabled POP access on the yahoo mail website? Here is the instructions that i have copied from their help forum Activating POP access in your Yahoo Mail account Sign in to Yahoo Mail. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Gear Icon, then select Settings. - The Settings window appears with "...
by lexington523
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do I change mouse pointer size?
Replies: 10
Views: 6648

Re: how do I change mouse pointer size?

The only way I know how to do this is from the command line. I don't think there is a slider anywhere to do this. They should add one in the universal access section IMO. Anyhow, you can change cursor size with the gsettings command. try this gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.interface cursor-size ...
by lexington523
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Resize desktop icons?
Replies: 3
Views: 6180

Re: How to Resize desktop icons?

open file manager
click the "edit" menu and then select "preferences"
set the "icon view defaults" larger or smaller than 100%
this will set all the icon sizes on your desktop at the same time.
by lexington523
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Using hosts file to block unwanted sites - failing to block
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Using hosts file to block unwanted sites - failing to block

I solved this problem on my own but I thought that others might find it useful. I was not able to find this answer anywhere else on the web. If you are using your hosts file to redirect unwanted sites to your own computer but you find that the sites are not being blocked even from a ping. The soluti...
by lexington523
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 16 Beta Download
Replies: 40
Views: 12180

Re: Linux Mint 16 Beta Download

Working perfectly for me after 24 hours. A really fantastic release.
by lexington523
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*

Thanks for the links. If the newer kernel works for you then post back here and let me know. Even though I am using an Nvidia card now I would still be interested to know the outcome.
by lexington523
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: No Icons and No Taskbar SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 6025

Re: No Icons and No Taskbar SOLVED

sorry for the slow response. the .config folder is in your home folder. the ~ is the same as saying home folder. if you are in your home folder then you can just type "cd .config" and it should go there. there is also an option in the file browser that you can check that will show all hidd...
by lexington523
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems with Alt-Right functionality in Mint 14 Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Problems with Alt-Right functionality in Mint 14 Cinnamo

I searched for a long time for this. I finally found a solution on my own. I have a much easier answer than most of the solutions that I found. This is confirmed to work in Mint 15 and probably is present in earlier editions. go to: system settings --> windows locate "modifier to use for modifi...
by lexington523
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding
Replies: 7
Views: 4293

Re: Cinnamon 1.6 (mint 14) alt + click binding

I searched for a long time for this. I finally found a solution on my own. I have a much easier answer than most of the solutions that I found. This is confirmed to work in Mint 15 and probably is present in earlier editions. go to: system settings --> windows locate "modifier to use for modifi...
by lexington523
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*

I purchased an Nvidia GTX640 yesterday. I install it and booted Mint 15 and the Forcewake error was gone. The system now seems stable and problem free. So it looks to me like The Latest edition of Ubuntu and Mint have introduced and error that doesn't play nice with the Intel HD 4000 graphics. I thi...
by lexington523
Thu May 30, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing

I am still working with this problem. I have tried a few more things to help narrow it down. I tried booting the mint 15 mate edition. I discovered that the mate edition will not successfully boot. However, if I boot mate in compatability mode then everything is ok. Because of the boot failure I am ...
by lexington523
Wed May 29, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing

Now that the final version of Mint 15 is out I decided to try it again. I still have the same problems. The forcewake error is appearing in the syslog and the system crashes within 5 to 10 minutes. Something about the new release isn't playing nice with my motherboard i suspect. When I load Mint 14 ...
by lexington523
Fri May 24, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing

As I mentioned in the first post, I can personally confirm that Mint 13 and 14 run just fine on my PC. I am currently running Mint 14 with no issues.
by lexington523
Fri May 24, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing

I experimented a bit more with mint 15 If I boot from the cd normally it will have the forcewake error. If I boot from the CD in "compatability mode" then it will not have the error. It is very unstable when I cd boot normally. I might last 5-10 minutes before a freeze. I can use it as lon...
by lexington523
Mon May 20, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing

Can't anyone help me with this? Can anyone at least identify what "forcewake" is and/or what part of the OS it interacts with?
by lexington523
Sun May 19, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: Forcewake and crashing

I worked on trying to find an answer for several hours last night. No luck unfortunately so I reloaded mint 14. I do not have this problem in mint 14. Everything is fine again. no errors in the syslog. I also noticed that in mint 15 it identifies my graphics card as a xeon but in mint 14 it identifi...
by lexington523
Sat May 18, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Forcewake and crashing *Work Around Discovered*

i am getting the following error every few seconds in the syslog May 18 22:02:15 Phoenix kernel: [ 928.730877] [drm:__gen6_gt_force_wake_mt_get] *ERROR* Timed out waiting for forcewake old ack to clear. i just installed mint 15 RC. my system is crashing whenever i put the processor under much load. ...

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