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by stevefed5291
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't boot up anymore - Please Help - 3/23
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Can't boot up anymore - Please Help - 3/23

if you don't mind starting from scratch, I'd say take the risk and say yes to all.
by stevefed5291
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't boot up anymore - Please Help - 3/23
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Can't boot up anymore - Please Help - 3/23

the keys-not-responding thing is a bit misleading. When entering your password in the shell, it hides the keystrokes. For example if your password is "pass" and you type p-a-s-s-<enter>, it will take the password, but you won't see the password characters or another character in their plac...
by stevefed5291
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Optimum Online Caller ID with a Motorola SBV5120 Modem
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Optimum Online Caller ID with a Motorola SBV5120 Modem

Hi all, I was wondering if the following would at all be possible. I have the Optimum Online/Optimum Voice/Optimum TV triple play, with a Motorola SBV5120 SURFboard Cable Modem, which in turn is connected to a NETGEAR WNR3500v2 wireless router. When somebody calls our phone (which is VOIP through th...
by stevefed5291
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I remove "Unlock Keyring" message at bootup/
Replies: 30
Views: 13253

Re: How do I remove "Unlock Keyring" message at bootup/

I had the same problem, which was an enormous inconvenience since I primarily access the box in question via ssh/vnc. If I needed to reboot or there was a power failure, et cetera, I could not ssh into it, as it would not autoconnect to the network. Checking off enable all users worked beautifully. ...
by stevefed5291
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot find how to get access to my Windows 7 shares [SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Cannot find how to get access to my Windows 7 shares

Hi Dennis, let's see if this works: Firstly, find out the local IP address of the Windows box, ipconfig in cmd should give you that information, then in Linux open up a folder, any folder. (Nautilus is the Mint equivalent of Windows Explorer btw). Then in that window hit Ctrl-L and type in smb://192...
by stevefed5291
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make an Executable?
Replies: 2
Views: 2331

Re: How do I make an Executable?

chances are the driver is meant to be installed over the command line. Try this: Open terminal (MintMenu>Accessories>Terminal) cd /home/yourname/downloads (or wherever the file is saved) sudo chmod +x filename ./filename In case you're not too familiar with the Unix Shell, 'cd' changes directories, ...
by stevefed5291
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apache 2 logs
Replies: 4
Views: 4869

Re: Apache 2 logs

Thanks for the info Dataman, sorry this response has taken a few days, but there's been massive flooding in my area, and the power went out for several days, ergo no internet. I don't suppose there's a relatively easy way to do it in php, is there? I've used php (albeit QUITE briefly) before, and ma...
by stevefed5291
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Apache 2 logs
Replies: 4
Views: 4869

Re: Apache 2 logs

shameless self-bump
by stevefed5291
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Would like to use my tv as a monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Would like to use my tv as a monitor

Thanks dawgdoc, quite helpful :). PurpleCowTipper, do you have the proprietary Nvidia Drivers installed? (Menu>Administration>Hardware Drivers. Download whatever version is 'recommended') Once you do that, (or if you already have them installed) launch the Nvidia settings manager as root in the term...
by stevefed5291
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Don't have permissions
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: Don't have permissions

the permissions issue is arising because non-root users don't have the right to copy files to the /usr directory. You'll have to copy them as root. You can rectify this issue by opening the folder you want to copy the files into as root by right clicking the folder >open as root. Then just drag and ...
by stevefed5291
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Would like to use my tv as a monitor
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Would like to use my tv as a monitor

Let me be the first to welcome you to the wonderful world of Linux. Now, several questions about your predicament: How are you trying to connect the computer to the tv? HDMI/S-video/et cetera What graphics card are you using? If you don't know, you can find out by opening the terminal and typing: ls...
by stevefed5291
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 261689

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!

Actually there are a number of keyloggers for Linux, most recent among them being logkeys, which is hosted by Google projects. Sorry, I should have refined my train of thought, I meant in the sense of a typical malware keylogger, One that you would not have put on your computer intentionally. But t...
by stevefed5291
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 261689

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!

Well malicious javascript could run in your browser, however Windows viruses can't run on Linux because... well it's a different OS :). At worst it will render your browser unusable and you'd have to reinstall it. However I think the page being revived with every reboot of firefox has to do with the...
by stevefed5291
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 261689

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!

I'll agree. It seems to me that as of late I've been seeing more and more people treating warnings of that type as an necessary interference designed solely to prolong the task at hand, particularly with the concept of su/sudo/root. People tend to see it as an extra step in the process, rather than ...
by stevefed5291
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installation issues
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: installation issues

glad you got it working! Hopefully the rest of your experience with Mint will be a little less troublesome :)
by stevefed5291
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount of filesystem failed - Help! [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3433

Re: Mount of filesystem failed - Help! [SOLVED]

Thank you very much for your help stevefed5291, much appreciated, I've learnt quite a bit in the last two hours, apart from the worrying it's been quite interesting and enjoyable, in a strange kind of way :D No problem, glad to help :). I am also familiar with that strange sense of satisfaction tha...
by stevefed5291
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount of filesystem failed - Help! [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3433

Re: Mount of filesystem failed - Help!

Ah, now you've got me, if I remember correctly when I partitioned my drive it was just "/", is there a difference? "/" is referred to as root, or the root of a disk. There is also a /root directory that belongs to the root user, which is why I asked. It does make more sense give...
by stevefed5291
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount of filesystem failed - Help! [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3433

Re: Mount of filesystem failed - Help!

sorry it should be

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fsck /dev/sda*
replacing * with the partition you want to run fsck on.

Additionally you said /dev/sda6 was your root partition. Did you mean "/" or "/root"?
by stevefed5291
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: File system on flash drive
Replies: 6
Views: 682

Re: File system on flash drive

No problem, glad to help. Mint is definitely the most easy to use distro out there, and the community is generally very helpful if you should run into a problem. My first distro was Mint, and I remember how whenever I ran into a problem, the folks in the forums or on the irc channels were always wil...
by stevefed5291
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount of filesystem failed - Help! [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 3433

Re: Mount of filesystem failed - Help!

well according to fdisk your mint partion isn't bootable, which is odd considering you get as far as the mint logo. I say boot from a livecd, then in terminal run 'fsck'. Note that as always, you should backup your important data first. edit: and yes it's normal that the swap is recognized as solari...

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