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by villandra
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Don't understand instructions to burn install image to dvd
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Don't understand instructions to burn install image to dvd

LOL. From other discussions of the confusing nature of those instructions, I gathered that I was supposed to make the "burn image" choice, even though the instructions explicitly say NOT to burn an image to but to burn the CONTENTS of the image, and end up looking at directories - and xfburn contain...
by villandra
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Extracting/burning Linux Mint 19 ISO to DVD
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: Extracting/burning Linux Mint 19 ISO to DVD

Well, when I "burn image", I get an iso file on the cd and not the required list of directories.

Dora
by villandra
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Don't understand instructions to burn install image to dvd
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Don't understand instructions to burn install image to dvd

At https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/burn.html, it says to Burn the content of the ISO onto the DVD, not the ISO file itself. When finished, your DVD should contain directories such as boot and casper, it shouldn’t be an empty DVD containing an .iso file. In Linux Install...
by villandra
Sat May 16, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CDROM write protected SUPERBLOCK error
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Re: CDROM write protected SUPERBLOCK error

It's fixed. I tried adding the following lines to my fstab file, after researching what to put in the fstab folder. (For those not inclined to read more than the first two lines of any post, such as my helper who didn't know I am specifically having trouble with ability to write to a blank dvd in my...
by villandra
Sat May 16, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CDROM write protected SUPERBLOCK error
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Re: CDROM write protected SUPERBLOCK error

En ingles por favor. I've not seen anything like this and I don't know what you're refering to. What's a UDF volume. Optical drive size? It's a CDROM! I added how it mounts as a music CD above - but then I understand that music CD's don't mount with a file system. It basically no more shows up anywh...
by villandra
Sat May 16, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CDROM write protected SUPERBLOCK error
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

CDROM write protected SUPERBLOCK error

I just installed Mint 17.1 on a Dell Optiplex 755. If I want to play a music CD or a dvd the CDROM auto-mounts and plays. If I want to install software I have to manually mount the CDROM. It doesn't mount itself like it's supposed to. When I try to WRITE to a BLANK dvd I can't. DISKS says it is writ...
by villandra
Sun May 10, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: no media found on install cds (takes forever to manually mou
Replies: 2
Views: 856

no media found on install cds (takes forever to manually mou

I have a strange problem. I've had a second hand computer for two or three weeks, and that's how long it's taken me to get to the point of installing my Windows software onto Wine/ Crossover. Until now I'd not even tried the dvd/ cd player. I had no trouble installing the software on the first cd. F...
by villandra
Fri May 08, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hotot not loggin into twitter
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Hotot not loggin into twitter

Qt wrapper is ugly. You all need a better solution. Honestly!
by villandra
Sat May 02, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does one run a normal Gnome session in Mint?
Replies: 1
Views: 213

How does one run a normal Gnome session in Mint?

One solution to problems running Google Earth and other applications that need graphic acceleration in certain Linux systems is to run them in a "normal Gnome session".

Is that possible in Mint and how does one do it?
by villandra
Sat May 02, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Missing directx9, shaders, acceleration, 3d support errors
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Missing directx9, shaders, acceleration, 3d support errors

I'm having this problem trying to run Google Earth on both Xubuntu and Mint. I get the exact same error message in both operating systems. Installing the missing compositing/ advanced graphics features in Xubuntu did not help - but then, neither did trying it on Mint. I need to know if I'm just miss...
by villandra
Sat May 02, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are these sources duplicates of each other?
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Are these sources duplicates of each other?

The following list of duplicate sources appears when I run sudo apt-get update. http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main i386 Packages /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubutu_dist_trusty-security_main_binary-i386_Packages ditto with trusty-security-restricted i386 Packages ditto ...
by villandra
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't figure out duplicate sources.list entry errors
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Can't figure out duplicate sources.list entry errors

Here are the errors I'm getting when I run sudo apt-get update W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-security_main_binary-i386_Packages) W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://...
by villandra
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Install Flash Update?
Replies: 19
Views: 28477

Re: How to Install Flash Update?

I installed flashplugin installer through software center, and I can now play You Tube videos.

I am running Mint 17, Firefox 33.0, Mozilla Firefox for Linux Mint, mint-1.0 . I installed Mint only a few days ago.

Maybe this is a bug with Mint. With Ubuntu I never encountered this problem.
by villandra
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keyboard topic with Thinkpad
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Keyboard topic with Thinkpad

I posted a question about this overnight, and it has disappeared. I don't know, maybe I'm too much of a newbie for those here. I just installed Linux on a Thinkpad T43. It lets me log in alright, and one of the affected keys is in the password, but once it boots into the desktop, every single key th...
by villandra
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem reading my install disks
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Problem reading my install disks

So, what I need to know is, how to do it "correctly". All instructions I've seen say to burn the ISO file, and every one of the ISO burners I've tried do exactly that - burn the ISO file!

Now, what exactly do I want to look for a burning utility to do.
by villandra
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: strange characters in console
Replies: 1
Views: 248

strange characters in console

When I try to type commands in the console, half the characters and letters are special characters and numbers, and the / is a p. I installed the American English keyboard. The problem seems to be that many of the keys have three characters they can possibly be. It's an IBM Thinkpad. I tried shift, ...
by villandra
Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem reading my install disks
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Problem reading my install disks

I am finding that sometimes my laptop can boot off of a Linux iso image burnt to CD and sometimes not. The one that it CAN'T boot from, it shows an ISO image on the dvd instead of files. On my working Windows computer it also shows an ISO image on the dvd instead of the files. The one that i DID boo...
by villandra
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any particular trick to installing?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Any particular trick to installing?

I think it just didn't like that dvd - I tried a different one and it seems to be fine.
by villandra
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any particular trick to installing?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Any particular trick to installing?

I downloaded the Mint DBE install image, burned it to DVD, put it in computer dvd drive, I can't get it to boot from the dvd. I made sure that the CD drive is before the hard drive in boot order. I also tried specifically telling it to boot from the dvd. It thought about it a minute and booted into ...
by villandra
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Are sandy bridge i3 and nvidia GeForce 210 compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Are sandy bridge i3 and nvidia GeForce 210 compatible?

I can't find clear information on these and when I do find something, what I find is exactly as clear as mud. Will Mint KDE work with sandy bridge i3 processor? If not, what exactly do I have to do to make it run on a sandy bridge i3 processor? And, what do I need to do to get it to initially INSTAL...

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