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by telic
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Howto: Remove Fortune messages in the Terminal
Replies: 91
Views: 60948

Re: Howto: Remove Fortune messages in the Terminal

Why on Earth is this sophomoric preference (still) a default for Mint users? Should it caution me to think twice about entrusting my enterprise environment to a collegiate OS mindset? :roll: You might want to open up Package Manager and install a sense of humor. :D Would that be in the same reposit...
by telic
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Howto: Remove Fortune messages in the Terminal
Replies: 91
Views: 60948

Re: Howto: Remove Fortune messages in the Terminal

Why on Earth is this sophomoric preference (still) a default for Mint users? Should it caution me to think twice about entrusting my enterprise environment to a collegiate OS mindset?

:roll:
by telic
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Annoying Authentication during Shutdown/Restart
Replies: 14
Views: 4411

Re: Annoying Authentication during Shutdown/Restart

indaymadel wrote:I still have it everytime I shutdown my computer.


Ditto for my HP ProBook notebook PC.

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by telic
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TV OR VIDEO RECORDING
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

HI I was wondering if there is a any software to capture video or TV from a ATI Tv wonder video card that works with mint? For using my ATI TV Wonder VE card under Ubuntu (and Bianca) I've installed several programs: kdetv , which has a nice user interface. I like tvtime for its use of xmltv TV lis...
by telic
Thu May 24, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Newbie Trials and Tribulations
Replies: 62
Views: 12135

Is this a permissions thing or something else? A user shouldn't have access permission problems with files or subdirectories in their home directory -- unless perhaps you unwittingly used sudo to invoke tar with superuser honors. To assure that you've got proper permissions with Balsa's files and d...
by telic
Tue May 22, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Newbie Trials and Tribulations
Replies: 62
Views: 12135

what do you do if you have no .profile file? The closest i got was the bash_profile, but even then there were no other environment variables. Just use your .bash_profile file for Step 8 , instead of .profile (your login command shell won't even look for ~/.profile if it finds ~/.bash_profile first)...
by telic
Fri May 18, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB HDD with NTFS read only
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

This USB HDD read-only problem also exists for native Linux file-systems (e.g. ReiserFS) under Mint.

Your glitch might be resolved by following the instructions in my post [HERE] from a month ago.

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by telic
Fri May 18, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Newbie Trials and Tribulations
Replies: 62
Views: 12135

Telic could you post a link to the kiba-dock installation instructions? Same place as before: Install kiba-dock on Edgy Eft I'm really struggling without a .deb package. I'm still a noob at heart... I'm a Linux n00b too, having wandered onto the scene in March. The following procedure got Balsa up ...
by telic
Mon May 14, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Newbie Trials and Tribulations
Replies: 62
Views: 12135

I was looking at Sabayon too.... very intrigued. I think i might try a live cd. Whats that distro based upon? Sabayon is based on Gentoo Linux , so there's a mountain of online documentation and community support, plus a well-stocked software repository (see Portage and Kuroo ). It's clear that the...
by telic
Mon May 14, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Newbie Trials and Tribulations
Replies: 62
Views: 12135

Telic since you copied me foolishly, have you any thoughts? No, I didn't copy you, I used the same procedure as in the Ubuntu blog. Kiba dock has worked perfectly for me, easily and every time. I don't know what you've done differently somewhere. Last night I downloaded Sabayon Linux 3.3 miniEditio...
by telic
Tue May 08, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Adding Extra Hard Dics (ext3)
Replies: 33
Views: 8064

Yes, but I am not here as a "professional". I don't work for Mint, not for clem, and especially not for you. This is Linux. Such statements speak in ignorance of personal standards. Professional conduct is automatic and active 24/7 as part of personal character. It goes with an individual...
by telic
Tue May 08, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Adding Extra Hard Dics (ext3)
Replies: 33
Views: 8064

What makes you believe that this is the professional part of the board? This board is part of the official Mint website. In the absence of written guidelines, appointed staffers set the local community standards by example of their own conduct. This is the way the real world operates. Paid or not, ...
by telic
Tue May 08, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Adding Extra Hard Dics (ext3)
Replies: 33
Views: 8064

Sure he could be nicer about it, but take a look at his avatar... Then he has no business being a moderator at a supposedly " professional " distro board. If I had a staff member who behaved like a mouthy jerk toward (potential) clients, on my corporate time and turf, he'd be lucky if I o...
by telic
Tue May 08, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot from USB device on old computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Do keep us apprised of your USB swimming (or sinking) adventures.

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by telic
Tue May 08, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot from USB device on old computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

The problem is that the bios on this computer will not allow boot from USB. Without BIOS support, a power-up can't boot an OS directly off of a USB device. So, your GRUB must be located on a device that your BIOS can bootstrap, such as a floppy or CD (i.e. a removable medium that can accompany your...
by telic
Mon May 07, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Adding Extra Hard Dics (ext3)
Replies: 33
Views: 8064

But tell this to all those Windows people who are still so focused on drive letters ... Yet the use of drive letters isn't a "dirty hack", nor is the syntax comparatively "inadequate". It's just different . You trumpet Linux's superiority on the grounds of nomenclature. Okeydoke...
by telic
Mon May 07, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Adding Extra Hard Dics (ext3)
Replies: 33
Views: 8064

The maximum file size with FAT32 is 4 GB. The maximum size for FAT16 is 2GB. There's nothing particularly innovative about mounting or linking a disk to a folder -- e.g. the JOIN command under MS-DOS can assign an arbitrary directory/file path to a drive, and later versions of MS Windows have LINKD ...
by telic
Sun May 06, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Newbie Trials and Tribulations
Replies: 62
Views: 12135

Ideally, software should detect if a copy of itself is already running, and gracefully avoid clobbering itself or the system operation. ... But we are running a multi-user + multi-tasking operating system :wink: Hence being able to run the same program again and again is not a bug, it's a feature ....
by telic
Sun May 06, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

When you use sudo and enter a valid password, Bianca gives you about 15 minutes to use sudo again without being asked for your password. Keep this in mind whenever your Evil Nemesis is lurking around. If less than 15 minutes has passed since you entered your password for sudo , and you get up and le...
by telic
Sun May 06, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Newbie Trials and Tribulations
Replies: 62
Views: 12135

Would you be so kind as to list you steps of installation, mainly where everything came from? I installed Beryl according to the Mint Wiki . I installed Kiba-Dock using the instructions on the page that you've linked to in this thread. And I got gDesklets using the Mint Synaptic repository. Instead...

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