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by zaileion
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Box Mini Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Mint Box Mini Pro

There is no way to buy the MintBox... I was going to buy 2 for Christmas gifts for my brother and a friend but i cant find them. Amazon is a dead link, buy direct doesn't have the MintBox its another company, etc.. etc.. plus the specifications page about the equipment is incorrect since there are n...
by zaileion
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS

So just to make sure im doing this correct, because it wont boot... im using gparted to delete all partitions leaving the SSD "Unallocated" then i do a sudo cp the.iso /dev/sde It does appear to copy data to the drive, there are 4 or 5 folders on there. but when i reboot i get the no boota...
by zaileion
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Use an SSD instead of a USB Stick for Non-persistent OS

So i have an environment where i need to have a non-persistant OS but it needs to be done on an SSD instead of a USB drive. Does anyone know how to take an ISO and make it a "Live USB" on an SSD such like a "Live SSD"? Can i just use something like RUFUS and choose a SSD instead ...
by zaileion
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Print to PDF [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Print to PDF [SOLVED]

Wondering how to setup the ability to "Print to PDF" I did a google search and most of the instructions are for Ubuntu... Any ideas?
by zaileion
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Make a Live USB of Linux iso from Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Make a Live USB of Linux iso from Linux

OK, so Unetbootin is one option, but doesn't work unless the disto is listed. dd doesn't always work for example (Thinstation). I can download RUFUS or LiLi (but they are both for Windows). So truthfully for an almost fail-proof way to create a Live USB of Linux I have to have a dual boot with Win (...
by zaileion
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB will not detect Windows 10 Installation (LMDE 2)
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: GRUB will not detect Windows 10 Installation (LMDE 2)

In my experience GRUB does not detect windows when it was installed on the wrong HDD. it has to be on the same drive as the MBR (Master Boot Record) which is usually the Windows HDD. Done install it on a partition, just the Master Windows drive.
by zaileion
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: LMDE 2 Mate and Compiz tweaked to profection. The Best Desktop and OS Ever Made
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Re: LMDE 2 Mate and Compiz tweaked to profection. The Best Desktop and OS Ever Made

New and better way to install compiz with the whole package of add on's. su Enter Password wget -q http://download.tuxfamily.org/compiz/apt/key.pub -O- | apt-key add - && echo "deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/compiz/debian jessie main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/compiz-debian....
by zaileion
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: We really need some good GUI 21st Century ICONS
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Re: We really need some good GUI 21st Century ICONS

Hey Hey! I second this motion. Enough with the flat icons. how about some space age 3d jazz, or something a little more exciting!! where are the 3d artists? render us some magic!
by zaileion
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: stream my Windows 10 display to Mate
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: stream my Windows 10 display to Mate

since it's win-10 on that surface pro, you could just use VNC into that surface pro, - or use a similar re-routeing technique. Note: that the majority of tutorials, show the Mate Desktop From the Windows desktop, & that you wish to look the other way. Yeah, VNC doesnt work very well for streami...
by zaileion
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: stream my Windows 10 display to Mate
Replies: 3
Views: 238

stream my Windows 10 display to Mate

I have a windows 10 tablet. A Microsoft Surface Pro 3. What i would like to do is send my display from my Surface to my Mint Desktop that has a much larger display. Is this possible? Well, I'm sure its possible, its GNU/Linux after all. So more to the point, how do i complete this task? Any suggesti...
by zaileion
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I install Itunes?
Replies: 24
Views: 18652

Re: How do I install Itunes?

There is a program called Crossover made by CodeWeavers. Its basically WINE but it does everything automatically with a decent library of officially supported software, a huge community base of supported software as well as an option to install unsupported software. It does cost a few bucks I think ...
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub error "No volume groups found"
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: Grub error "No volume groups found"

This link explains how to reset CMOS aka BIOS on Asus motherboards. https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?27562-BIOS-resetting-methods since it is a laptop you will most likely have to remove the back cover and remove the BIOS battery for a few minutes then put it back in. looks like a huge watc...
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] cut and paste between VIM and GUI app
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: cut and paste between VIM and GUI app

This post may help. http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Cut/copy_and_paste_using_visual_selection further toward the bottom it explains how to map keyboard keys and that you need to install vim-full sudo apt-get install vim-full to be able to copy to clipboard. This site looks promising as well: http://stacko...
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount path for external USB drive
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Mount path for external USB drive

you can also use gparted sudo apt-get install gparted if its not installed there is a dropdown in the top right corner allowing you to select different disks. this dropdown will show all the /dev/s.. drives you have. You can also use disks instead of gparted all drives are listed on the left click t...
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint MATE wont load
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: Linux Mint MATE wont load

then you only have mdm installed. so the sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdm command should have worked, try a reboot.
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by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ~/.xscreensaver file equilevant for Mint Mate 18
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: ~/.xscreensaver file equilevant for Mint Mate 18

OK. Thank you again.
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint MATE wont load
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: Linux Mint MATE wont load

hold alt and press the f3, f4, f5.. etc. One of them will drop you to a shell prompt. Login with your username and password type sudo service mdm stop (it could be lightdm or gdm in place of mdm depending on which display manager you have currently selected type sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm or it might...
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ~/.xscreensaver file equilevant for Mint Mate 18
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: ~/.xscreensaver file equilevant for Mint Mate 18

dpkg -l|grep saver|awk '{print $2}'
mate-screensaver
mate-screensaver-common
xscreensaver-data
xscreensaver-data-extra
xscreensaver-gl
xscreensaver-gl-extra
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ~/.xscreensaver file equilevant for Mint Mate 18
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: ~/.xscreensaver file equilevant for Mint Mate 18

thank you so much for the help! Auto load of the screensavers did not work. I noticed that Mint Mate 18 has all the xscreensaver's included which varies from previous releases of Mint Mate. Doing a file search from root directory for xscreensaver provides xscreensaver files so it appears that xscree...
by zaileion
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint MATE wont load
Replies: 15
Views: 749

Re: Linux Mint MATE wont load

Follow WharfRat recommendations first. :wink: Might be kernel updates having issues with GPU Reboot PC at GRUB menu press e Fine the line that says "quiet splash" Delete "quiet splash" and replace with "nomodeset" if you are able to successfully boot open a command prom...

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