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by Aging Technogeek
Sat May 17, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: how do you get conky to be shown on screen?[solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: how do you get conky to be shown on screen?

Or you can go to "Startup Applications"-> "Add"

Enter: Name"-conky - "Command"-conky and click "Add".

Conky will now turn on at power up automatically.
by Aging Technogeek
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to uninstall and go back to XP?
Replies: 15
Views: 773

Re: Is it possible to uninstall and go back to XP?

In general, once a partition has been reformatted and overwritten it requires professional level software (such as used by major police CSI units) to recover it.

No data on a drive is ever truly erased, but repeated overwriting can make data recovery an extremely complex and difficult job.
by Aging Technogeek
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Is Linux the right system for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 2379

Re: Is Linux the right system for me?

You may also get some use from this: http://ulozto.net/xG375LT/linux-for-dummies-8th-ed-pdf In spite of the name, this is one of the most understandable and complete discussions of Linux on offer. It is also available as a free PDF download so you can have it in your Linux library to browse during l...
by Aging Technogeek
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Is Linux the right system for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 2379

Re: Is Linux the right system for me?

Let us know what make and model of printer you have and someone in this forum will either know how to get it running, or know that this particular machine is not operable in Linux due to lack of(usually) manufacturer support. This forum has enough knowledgeable members to solve almost any problem yo...
by Aging Technogeek
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Dual Booting Worth The Hassle?
Replies: 20
Views: 5444

Re: Is Dual Booting Worth The Hassle?

Just a couple of quick thoughts. I dual booted Mint 6 and Vista when I was just starting to learn Linux. At the time it was useful to have an OS that I was familiar with as a backup for the inevitable crashes while learning a new system. As I got more familiar and comfortable with Linux, I used Vist...
by Aging Technogeek
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: At my wits end
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: At my wits end

Normally, wireless driver support is a function of the Linux kernel, not of a specific distribution. Any distro that uses a certain kernel version will support (or, in this case, not support) the same wireless cards. My advice would be, depending on the age of the card, look for a distro that uses e...
by Aging Technogeek
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Completely remove program? And question about clipboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 8684

Re: Completely remove program? And question about clipboard.

If you use "apt-get purge", the configuration files should be removed automatically. If not, most config files are hidden files in your /home folder. Open the folder and click "View - Show Hidden Files" from the toolbar to display the files. (Hidden files are designated by a lead...
by Aging Technogeek
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Completely remove program? And question about clipboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 8684

Re: Completely remove program? And question about clipboard.

The problem with trying to erase the dependency files manually is the difficulty in determining whether the files are being used as dependencies for some other program. Unlike Windows, which installs a complete set of required dependent files with every program installed, Linux distros use a common ...
by Aging Technogeek
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Completely remove program? And question about clipboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 8684

Re: Completely remove program? And question about clipboard.

As far as package removal goes, the most useful things are all terminal commands. To remove an app, open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get purge (program) where (program) is the name of the app you want to remove. This will remove the program files and any configuration files generated on installati...
by Aging Technogeek
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: advertising ... why these adds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Re: advertising ... why these adds?

Leaving the ads visible just to support Mint is, imo, a weak argument. If you want to support Mint, there are other avenues - you can donate or sponsor (see here http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php ). Of course, if the ads do not bother you, you can leave them in place. Personally, I do not like ads...
by Aging Technogeek
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: advertising ... why these adds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1686

Re: advertising ... why these adds?

If you find the ads objectionable, in Firefox, Chromium, or Chrome just install the Adblock or Adblock Plus extension.

If you use another browser, you should be able to find something similar.
by Aging Technogeek
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Switching from Windows 7, what computer to buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1366

Re: Switching from Windows 7, what computer to buy?

It is not a matter of Linux not being ready for "regular users". It is more that some hardware does not play well with Linux. There are many Linux distros that are as easy to learn as Windows (easier, actually). Mint is one of the best, but there are many others, such as PCLinuxOS, Mandriv...
by Aging Technogeek
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What stuff do you uninstall after installation?
Replies: 11
Views: 3194

Re: My suggestions to make LM better!

First thing I do after any new installation is get rid of the apps I don't need or use. Thunderbird Pidgin Libreoffice Brasero (replace with K3b) Gimp (if installed) and any other high memory graphics packages. Any music player other than Rhythmbox (install Rhythmbox if needed) These are the main on...
by Aging Technogeek
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: My suggestions to make LM better!
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: My suggestions to make LM better!

The problem with your suggestion is that not all Mint users would want the apps you list. I, for one never use any of the four and would need to go to the extra effort of uninstalling all four along with the stuff I uninstall now. Most people who make suggestions about how to make Mint better really...
by Aging Technogeek
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running Netflix
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Running Netflix

The procedure you link to is written for Ubuntu 12.10. Mint 15 is based on Ubuntu 13.04. From the error message you quote, it seems that the installation package you are using is looking for files from the Ubuntu Natty Narwhal (I believe this would be Ubuntu 11.04) repositories. These repos are not ...
by Aging Technogeek
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to install a program onto a specific drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: how to install a program onto a specific drive?

This eould be quite difficult since almost all programs and apps installed from any source will end up with files and folders spread over 2 or more directories in both root and your home . As an example, here is the list of folders and files installed or required as dependencies for Firefox to work:...
by Aging Technogeek
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Most Trusted Ad / Malware / IP Blocking Software?
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Most Trusted Ad / Malware / IP Blocking Software?

First, you need to gain access and privileges to change the sources list. This is done by calling up the gedit text editor as root and specifying the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d to be edited. To do this, open a terminal and type in sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d Enter your password when request...
by Aging Technogeek
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need some help with increasing linux partition in dual boot
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: Need some help with increasing linux partition in dual b

It does not really matter what danny2146 is trying to do. As long as he is trying to modify /dev/sda5 (Mint) or /dev/sda3 (extended partition containing Mint) from inside the installed Mint on /dev/sda5, it will not work. As stated earlier, Gparted will not modify a mounted partition. It also will r...
by Aging Technogeek
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need some help with increasing linux partition in dual boot
Replies: 18
Views: 1372

Re: Need some help with increasing linux partition in dual b

Simplest way to get rid of Windows is to reinstall Mint using the "Use entire drive" option. One click will replace Windows with Mint. It will also, unfortunately, overwrite the existing Mint installation. I would back up the existing Mint Install to a usb stick or an external HDD, then go...

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