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by Astronaut
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?

Thank you all. While I quite like the idea of changing /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list, I think I'll be going for a full reinstall in root while leaving /home alone, now that I'm confident I can restore my users. ... maybe I should have thought of a virtualbox tryout befor...
by Astronaut
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?

A clean install will reformat the root partition, replacing files which tell Mint that users exist, such as /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group, etc. What happens after that? Does it scan /home and prompt me to enter passwords for each user found? Or do I have to recreate each user? And if so, will...
by Astronaut
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?

It is slightly different on my system... under Preferences I have 'driver manager'. This is where I enabled the recommended nvidia-310 driver (version 310.44-0ubuntu-2). I could go back to the default xserver-xorg-video-nouveau driver but that didn't work too well. Will I have the ability to go back...
by Astronaut
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?

When upgrading, remove all restricted/additional drivers out of use for avoiding black screen, etc. I might be a bit too much of a newbie to understand this. Can you advise what I am looking for to find restricted/additional drivers? - I have the standard 64-bit Cinnamon version of Mint 15. And the...
by Astronaut
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?

I'm a little worried the upgrade will overwrite the user information held in the files in /etc, leaving me to recreate the users. Or will it automatically keep my two users?
by Astronaut
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

(Solved) Best strategy to upgrade from Mint 15 to Mint 16?

My current setup has Mint 15 installed with two partitions - /dev/sda2 is the mountpoint for / while /dev/sda3 is the mountpoint for /home (/dev/sda1 has a Windows installation and is accessible through grub at boot time). What is the best way to upgrade to Mint 16 while keeping my two users and all...
by Astronaut
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen resolution before I log in
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Screen resolution before I log in

I installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon on my 5 year old Dell laptop and also went for the recommended Nvidia drivers since Noveau didn't work at all well. I like to use my laptop with an external monitor and with the laptop lid shut. Unfortunately, I am unable to get the MDM greeter screen to display on...
by Astronaut
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen resolution before I log in
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Screen resolution before I log in

Come to think of it, I don't think I have a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Would creating one resolve my problem?
by Astronaut
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thinking of switching XP to Mint-Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Thinking of switching XP to Mint-Questions

Booting from the USB should work. However, you will need to make sure your PC's BIOS will let you enable USB booting (not guaranteed on an old PC, and maybe replaced with some controls in UEFI on a new PC) or you might have to hit some magic key sequence during the initial booting to let you pick th...
by Astronaut
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen resolution before I log in
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Screen resolution before I log in

Any ideas how I can control the screen resolution before I log in - ie. on the MDM login panel?
by Astronaut
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Computer" mess??
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: "Computer" mess??

I have 140TB as well; and that's rather remarkable for a 750GB drive! If you look around, you will find one file on one of the virtual devices. I read somewhere, though I can't remember where, that it represents the maximum addressable space for a 64-bit system. It is not a real file but just a virt...
by Astronaut
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cannot view .JPG files on my android
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: cannot view .JPG files on my android

I get the same thing. I think Mint (and maybe Linux in general) implements MTP rather poorly - MTP is Media Transfer Protocol - though I'm not sure it is any better implemented in Windows. Come to think of it, this could be a limitation of MTP. MTP is commonly used by Android to handle external acce...
by Astronaut
Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remove dual screen layout on login screen
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Remove dual screen layout on login screen

So no one has any insight into this?
by Astronaut
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remove dual screen layout on login screen
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Remove dual screen layout on login screen

I've just had a thought... is the login screen in fact 'logged in' as root? If so, would enabling the root login and logging in as root, then configuring the screens, actually create a monitors.xml file for root. Come to think of it, could I shortcut that by copying my monitors.xml to /root/.config/...
by Astronaut
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to remove quit/shutdown button from menu
Replies: 2
Views: 2566

Re: How to remove quit/shutdown button from menu

If you take a look at the panel applets that are available, you will find various modifications to the standard Cinnamon menu - Windows 7 style, menus without shutdown, smaller menus, etc. So: System Tools > Systems Settings. Click on Applets. You might have to visit "Get more online". I h...
by Astronaut
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to edit the list of languages on the login screen
Replies: 1
Views: 206

How to edit the list of languages on the login screen

I'm using Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon) and I sometimes like to switch to a different language from the login screen. So I added my second language and that works nicely. However, the login screen persists in listing my two preferred languages and a whole lot of other languages as well - 2 forms of Chine...
by Astronaut
Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Rules & Notices
Topic: Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy
Replies: 22
Views: 628347

Re: Forum Rules, Guidelines, and Policy

I have two separate questions. I posted the first successfully, but posting the second I was told I could not post again so soon after the first. It is a sensible rule, but that limit is not mentioned in the rules above.
by Astronaut
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remove dual screen layout on login screen
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Remove dual screen layout on login screen

I'm using Linux Mint 15 - 64-bit Cinnamon version. On my Dell XPS M1330 laptop with the Nvidia 310.44 drivers installed, it works well. At my desk I like to use the laptop with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, but with the different screen resolutions and the layout of my desk, I find the la...
by Astronaut
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Linux Mint 15 XFCE mysterious 2 click sound
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Re: Linux Mint 15 XFCE mysterious 2 click sound

I get the same problem on my Dell XPS M1330 laptop running Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) with Cinnamon. It sounds more like a camera shutter to my ears (so much so that the first time heard it I thought someone had hacked my webcam), but I can imagine others hearing it as a click-click. If I plug in speake...

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