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by Gannet
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running
Replies: 81
Views: 30895

Re: vboxclient the virtualbox kernel service is not running

I had this problem with LM 17.2 with xfce. The standard mint updates upgraded part of VirtualBox to version 5 and I started to get the message about the "vboxclient kernel not running". I noticed that there will some bits of VirtualBox still on version 4.3. My Windoze XP VM wouldn't run any more. To...
by Gannet
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: why dash (rather than bash)
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: why dash (rather than bash)

It might be worth looking at this - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh. I'm a newbie and only discovered about the differences this morning. I'm off to find a wooden leg to stick out of my window!
by Gannet
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved]Problems after removing 2nd distro
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: [solved]Problems after removing 2nd distro

I had the same problem with Mint17.1 and xfce. I did the grub-install and update-grub without sucess. I was still geting Grub rescue on booting, having to change the settings and run normal after each re-boot. Installing Boot-Repair https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair did the job straight ...
by Gannet
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Cinnamon 17 - VLC won't disable screensaver
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: Linux Cinnamon 17 - VLC won't disable screensaver

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 with xfce (Ubuntu 14.04) and had a problem with XScreenSaver interrupting my videos. I tried Caffiene from the developers and it worked straight away: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install caffeine After that, you jus...
by Gannet
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [WORKAROUND] Shares not mounting at startup.
Replies: 6
Views: 4383

Re: [WORKAROUND] Shares not mounting at startup.

Hi - this post worked for me - http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=144997. At the moment my passwords are in the /etc/auto.sambashares file. I'll do the rest of the hack when I get a "round tuit".
by Gannet
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why did 'apt-get autoremove' wreck my system!
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Why did 'apt-get autoremove' wreck my system!

After upgrading from XP a couple of months ago I thought I was doing quite well with making things work. Yesterday, whilst playing with Audacity, PulseAudio and ALSA, I innocently ran the command 'sudo apt-get autoremove' . Without looking too carefully i gleefully accepted the recovery of disk spac...
by Gannet
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 67024

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

Tried both but have ended up with XFCE on both headless server and desktop. Laptop still on Windoze XP so it will probably have a clean 17+xfce installed on it.

I particularly like the way multiple workspaces work in xfce.
by Gannet
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Total GUI hang (except mouse), what?
Replies: 16
Views: 20932

Re: Total GUI hang (except mouse), what?

I have the same problem with Linux Mint 17 and Cinnamon 2.2. Just a few times in the last four weeks. This morning it happened as I clicked a youtube video running in FireFox to pause it. Mouse cursor moved but PC didn't respond to clicks or key-presses other than [Ctrl][Alt][Backspace] which took m...
by Gannet
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Vino VNC broken with Cinnamon 1204 RC
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Vino VNC broken with Cinnamon 1204 RC

I have a similar problem. After some research, I found this: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564520 I am a newbie and have no idea what to do with the information. I believe that Cinnamon is based on Gnome. Should I post it as a bug in Cinnamon? So far, my reaction is "Forking hell!" :roll:

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