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by StanTheMan
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Cinnamon - what to do when window is too big?
Replies: 1
Views: 2302

Re: Cinnamon - what to do when window is too big?

Here are some adjustment experiments. Key CTRL/- or CTRL/+ to temporarily change the size of text or image contents of a window. Change monitor resolution in System settings " Display " The buttons at top right corner of a window will change the window mode from full screen fixed , to re-size. When ...
by StanTheMan
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: LMDE 201403 released!
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: LMDE 201403 released!

fotofill .

Yes , when the LMDE project was first introduced , the developers explained that this Debian fork gave them more flexibility as they didn't have to wait for Ubuntu spefic releases. Unfortunately the Debian fork has had some problems with " secure boot " on the newest hardware.
by StanTheMan
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 'su -' in Linux Mint 13 KDE
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Re: 'su -' in Linux Mint 13 KDE

With all Ubuntu based installations , there is normally NO Root account. However it can be created by creating a " Unix " password. This is not normally recommended but it can be done. You normally log in as a " sudo " user. This allows you to launch Terminal , and use " bash " commands preceed by "...
by StanTheMan
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub error after reinstalling LinuxMint while dualbooting
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Grub error after reinstalling LinuxMint while dualbootin

You don't say what is your partrition layout. Normall a factory install Windows 7 uses two or three Primary partitions ( the Windows operating system on a large partition which Windows calls C:drive and , then one or two hidden Primary partition for Windows restore functions. ) Your Linux partrition...
by StanTheMan
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitions for duel booting Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Partitions for duel booting

Computers with Windows 7 pre-installed , usually have the main Windows 7 operationg system installed o what shows as C:drive, ad there may be one or two hidden NTFS drives. The hidden drives will show up on a Linux parition editor. One of the hidden drives will contain Windows system files t do a Fo...
by StanTheMan
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First impression / short review
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: First impression / short review

If you intend to use a grub-install already working on another OS partotopm, and don't want to install grub on this new insallation , the normal procedure is to select install the MBR to this new installation partition ( e.g. " sda7" ) . The result is equivalent to insaling to "/". Then your first r...
by StanTheMan
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!
Replies: 44
Views: 33311

Re: Linux Mint 13 Xfce RC released!

Having the Panel bar at the top of the screen DOES reduce the amount of movement of your cursor ( up and down ) , and saves a lot of time in a long editing job. With Gnome or KDE the first thing I do is move the Panel to the top.
I agree , this is a very useful option.
by StanTheMan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 110663

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

esteban1uy . Muchas gracias , Esteban . In my Cinnammon present installation , according to the menu I should be able to double-click on a window list button in order to maximize. But here, northing happens. The keystroke " Alt/Tab " does toggle between running windows, but I cannot select a single ...
by StanTheMan
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 110663

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

esteban1uy . Thank you for your comment. I will investigate further. So far, I have installed two distros with Cinnammon. In both cases , there is a menu for setting Panel . The only widget I can find is one which is called Cinnamon window list , which does not have "maximize" and "minimize" as in t...
by StanTheMan
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 110663

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

With the present version of Cinnamon , there appears to be no way to minimize a running window. If you click on the "Minimize" character on the top right edge of the window, it closes and no way to "Maximize" the window , as you used to be able to do on the "Windoiw list button" on the Panel . If yo...
by StanTheMan
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint Debian 201204 RC (MATE/Cinnamon & Xfce) released!
Replies: 66
Views: 43638

Re: Linux Mint Debian 201204 RC (MATE/Cinnamon & Xfce) relea

Driver for WIFI D-Link question ?

LMDE RC installs fine on my Acer Notebook,
but I cannot find a search menu for a driver for my WIFI D-Link router.

Previoiusly on LM 12 the "available drivers" menu locates my driver with no problem.
by StanTheMan
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual-Boot Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: Dual-Boot Problem

To set up a dual-boot with Microsoft Windows, basically you first determine what partitions Microsoft alreay has set up. Factory machines usually have a C:drive partition , plus a Hidden Windows system file back up partition, and also another Hidden partition with manufacturers tool files (almost al...
by StanTheMan
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cant finish installation? Cant boot in Mint after
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: Cant finish installation? Cant boot in Mint after

My experience is that Win XP only works properly on the Master drive. Also Win XP should be installed first , and allowed to check its own file system.

Then Linux can be installed either on a Slave drive or on Logical partitions of the Mastger drive.
by StanTheMan
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot installation issue.
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Dual boot installation issue.

When multi-booting with MS Windows and one or more Linux , I recommend that MS Windows be left using Primary partitions, --- and ALL Linux systems be installed on Logical partitions. This way your Linux can use at least three Logical partritions ( Root , Swap , and /Home ) without running out of Num...
by StanTheMan
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I add applets in GNOME3?
Replies: 4
Views: 4041

Re: How do I add applets in GNOME3?

When you start up LM 12 at the User log-in window at the left side of the screen, there is a Radial Button with which you can select four dfesktop modes. Gnome 3 default shows icons for launchers. Gnome 3 classic shows a launcher menu in a column of text. Gnome 3 apparently is designed not to use ap...
by StanTheMan
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>viewing other HD from Lisa
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: viewing other HD from Lisa

I am presuming your Windoze is installed on /dev/sda1, and Linux Mintwill be installed on /dev/sdbx . When ou run the insaller, when you get the partition list , select /dev/sda1 (which I presume is Windoze C:drive and set this partition as NTFS , NO NOT format it, and set the mount point by hand to...
by StanTheMan
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: recommendations for a File Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: recommendations for a File Manager

Normally when you crteate a partition in Linux the "label" is left blank. Using GPartEd you can name (of your own choice) a label to a partition. With Linux Mint's default Nautilus , the left side panel will show a label that you have created. Some time you might tray " Krusader " which file-manager...
by StanTheMan
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: just gnome3?
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: just gnome3?

When you start up LM 12 , when you come to log-in window showing at the left side of the screen . click on the Radial Button in this window. Here you can select four different desktop formats.
by StanTheMan
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I create a custom account in Mint 12? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: How can I create a custom account in Mint 12?

At the right-end of top panel bar, click on your User name, then select " system settings ", Near the bottom is " Use Accounts " . Here you " Unlock " the men u , slick on the PLUS sign to create a new account. Normally the LM 12 installs with a User account that has " sudo " adminstrative privilege...
by StanTheMan
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to Shrink Partition
Replies: 20
Views: 2616

Re: Unable to Shrink Partition

The Toshiba laptop normally comesd from the factory with THREE Primnary partritions installed. A small one for Toshiba tools, and larger one about 15 GB with Vista system files used for Format C; restoring, and a large C:drive for the main Vista system. DO NOT alter the Tool and Systemn partitions. ...

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