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by gdarroch
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My user experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: My user experience.

There's been a lot of kindness here. The comment I gave is the most positive I could have posted given the stress, hardship, and financial difficulties my involvement with this project has given me. I hope LM XX is plug and play, but I'll let other newbs beta-test this product. I did post a long and...
by gdarroch
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My user experience.
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

My user experience.

http://xkcd.com/349/

I will never use Linux again. So long, and thanks for all the fish*.

*In lieu of fish, kind advice was also appreciated.
by gdarroch
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)

How do I do that? I'm not stupid, but I need a lot of hand-holding.
by gdarroch
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)

Can someone help me find the pipe key, so I can get my files off my pc, so I can apply for an important position which closes Wednesday?
by gdarroch
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)

No, it isn't. That's where it should be. I have no idea how to find it. Is there some kind of way of producing this? ##Beginning to wonder if I should just give up, find a linux professional to remove my files (if indeed they're still there) and say goodbye to this os. ##Linux Mint feels like an epi...
by gdarroch
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)

LM has remapped my keyboard and I can't find the | symbol. Anyone know how to access it?
by gdarroch
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)

Okay, I'm going to attach a drive, mount it, and leave it mounted until I work out how to do that. I just want to check that's okay.
by gdarroch
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)

Thanks everyone. Yes I'd like to unmount the drive afterwards and so I haven't tried the solution posted yet because I don't want to risk losing everything - about the worst possible outcome.
by gdarroch
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line

I plugged in the USB but I'm not sure if it's mounting. What do I do to access the file menu?
by gdarroch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Re: Removing files using only the command line

Hi WharfRat, I haven't tried a mount yet. I'll let you know how that goes. At this stage I'm better to get the entire home drive, I think.
by gdarroch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)
Replies: 17
Views: 2444

Removing files using only the command line (GUI crashed)

Hi all, I've got this problem: I can't access the gui, and only have the command line: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=145928 I'd like to remove the files I've put on the desktop to an external drive, so I can do a fresh install (I'm undecided between LM15 again and Win7). How d...
by gdarroch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed to log in, no GUI.
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Failed to log in, no GUI.

Thanks for the reply? What does "You can try the next file thought copying via live-CD." mean?

Should I have the install DVD runninng? I tried to type it from the command line, but it said

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Section: command not found
by gdarroch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed to log in, no GUI.
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Failed to log in, no GUI.

Tried Ctrl-Alt-F7 and Ctrl-Alt-F8, just to be sure.
by gdarroch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed to log in, no GUI.
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Failed to log in, no GUI.

I just tried this:

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sudo Xorg -configure
sudo cp /home/your_username/xorg.conf.new  /etc/X11/xorg.conf
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=145922

But it failed to configure - "number of created screens does not match number of detected devices"
by gdarroch
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed to log in, no GUI.
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Failed to log in, no GUI.

After accidentally hitting the power button, I've basically got this problem: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=144490&p=761834&hilit=logging+in%5C#p761834 My computer gets through truecrypt and then goes to a plain login. That works, and I get the command line. I tried st...
by gdarroch
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless network activation [Solved]
Replies: 16
Views: 2481

Re: Wireless network activation [Solved]

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Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM43227 802.11b/g/n driver: wl 
           Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3

Hope that's helpful.
by gdarroch
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless network activation [Solved]
Replies: 16
Views: 2481

Re: Wireless network activation

I followed this script, and it installed the required drivers which I could then apply: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/379 Wireless internet is now working on this machine. Than...
by gdarroch
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless network activation [Solved]
Replies: 16
Views: 2481

Re: Wireless network activation

Thanks AlbertP, I tried this earlier and got the reply posted upthread. I tried it again just for good measure, but no change occurred. (Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n This device is not working. bcmwl-kernel-source Version 6.20.155.1+bdcom-0ubuntu6 Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless sour...
by gdarroch
Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless network activation [Solved]
Replies: 16
Views: 2481

Re: Wireless network activation

AlbertP, WharfRat, thanks for the replies. What do I need to do then? I'd like to open the terminal and post some code, but I'm not sure which.

(It's not like there's a manual for missing driver support in LM - this seems to be it. Still hopeful!)

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