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by rhodry
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The new shop
Replies: 9
Views: 12263

Re: The new shop

Hi Craig, The Store doesn't sell anything itself... it links to the items on the vendors (partners) websites. Say you're looking at a t-shirt for instance, if you click on it, you're redirected to Hellotux, who manufacture these t-shirts and you're then able to purchase it with them. ...which makes...
by rhodry
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Let's talk about desktop environments.
Replies: 64
Views: 13382

Re: Let's talk about desktop environments.

This is going to be my next computer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-THdG5gVTw

I'm surprised noone thought of it sooner?!! :)

I am also still waiting for the 1st of the TRSI - Texting Repetitive Strain Injury claims to come forth. Business is gonna LOVE this!!

rhodry.
by rhodry
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: text editor
Replies: 10
Views: 3591

Re: text editor

If there is a decent TextPad equivalent out there for Linux, I haven't found it yet. I think people are assuming "notepad" (ie basic text editor) equivalence?! I have been an author (using Linux) for over 20 years and my tool of choice is Latex. Now that is not just one application - it i...
by rhodry
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE
Replies: 34
Views: 10038

Re: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE

I can't add much to this discussion as I have not compiled it. However, FWIW, I did yesterday download an iso of Siduction (Sid) Razor-QT with Openbox window manager - ran it through usb stick on an old laptop with only 1Gb ram and "Holy Screaming Distros Batman!!!!" - I've never seen anyt...
by rhodry
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Mint Purple MDM theme with user list
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Mint Purple MDM theme with user list

Good job. I quite like the green one except, they are both a little bit "busy" on the right hand side for me.

I just have a preference for "flatter" backgrounds with a touch of variation in them, if that makes sense?

Still, nicely done.

rhodry.
by rhodry
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Crunchbang Mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 3281

Re: Crunchbang Mint?

I have the latest Crunchbang Linux Waldorf (testing) system installed on my Acer Aspire One 725 laptop. I like the minimal Openbox system, but I detest the look and would also prefer to have Firefox and Thunderbird (among other things) installed. Is there a way that I can give my Crunchbang system ...
by rhodry
Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Burned Video-DVDs audio skips in home DVD player.
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Burned Video-DVDs audio skips in home DVD player.

I do one more step than you do in creation of the DVD and have found any sync issues long gone. I use a program called ProjectX to DEMUX the downloaded/saved show. What that means is that it separates the file into two raw streams, one video and one audio. This is important because you cannot be sur...
by rhodry
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Memtest just shortened my life a bit...
Replies: 6
Views: 3099

Re: Memtest just shortened my life a bit...

Just a thought; have you checked your motherboard specs? Some dual channel memory can only be used in "like" banks. In other words, you cannot mix 2Gb and 4Gb sticks on the same motherboard. Try booting with JUST the 4Gb sticks inserted, if they work on their own, I would think the : mix i...
by rhodry
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Dual / Multi Core Processor support?
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Dual / Multi Core Processor support?

What kernel are you running? Post the output of these terminal commands:

$ uname -r

$ inxi -SGxc 0 (that's a zero not oh)

rhodry.
by rhodry
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Mostly solved] DVD-playable AVIs without converting
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: DVD-playable AVIs without converting

There are approximately 200 different video codecs that are usually used with .AVI files. AVI itself isn't a video format, but a file structure and therefore it basically doesn't have anything to do with the video quality, method of encoding or anything like that. Read more about this from here: htt...
by rhodry
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can almost ditch windows but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: I can almost ditch windows but....

You talk about wanting to extract yourself from Windows and then converse about how to get apps to talk to an Exchange Server. Throw the damn thing in the trash where it belongs - seriously, it is not even "standards" compliant. Chances are that it is not up to him. Very few people mainta...
by rhodry
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can almost ditch windows but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1855

Re: I can almost ditch windows but....

You talk about wanting to extract yourself from Windows and then converse about how to get apps to talk to an Exchange Server. Throw the damn thing in the trash where it belongs - seriously, it is not even "standards" compliant. There are any number of excellent small to large scale Linux ...
by rhodry
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Newbie Setup FTP/SSH
Replies: 4
Views: 2933

Re: Newbie Setup FTP/SSH

OpenSSH Server & Client is the way to go, particularly using "authorized keys" so you do not need to login all the time. I maintain many clients Linux machines this way. This may help: http://www.jonathanmoeller.com/screed/?p=2392 and there are dozens of OpenSSH tutorials on the web. r...
by rhodry
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Nautilus stinks! Why in the heck are we still using it?
Replies: 34
Views: 4820

Re: Nautilus stinks! Why in the heck are we still using it?

Change may come and change may go but me and Midnight Commander have been together for more years than I care to remember!! Takes a bit of learning to use productively at an advanced level, which I know all the quick fix junkies can't be bothered with nowadays, but it beats the pants off these "...
by rhodry
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 3238

Re: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Not sure why Clementine is messed up though, it's not GTK.


For Qt apps, try installing "qt4-qtconfig" and run the app "qtconfig-qt4" and check the theming in there. Qt apps have setups that can be independent of KDE.

rhodry.
by rhodry
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Noob questions
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Noob questions

Just FYI, cp does have a -r option for recursive copy, but, I agree with @mintybits that rsync is a much better (more powerful, more flexible) option for all copying other than the most simple stuff. You could have used "include" & "exclude" statements on rsync as an alternat...
by rhodry
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Ruby Ripper - Mint 13 Cinammon
Replies: 11
Views: 1827

Re: Installing Ruby Ripper - Mint 13 Cinammon

To the OP; The standard method for install from source is three cli commands from the folder in which the archive has been extracted/placed (assuming all dependencies are in place): ./configure make make install However, the first two commands are issued as yourself, the third - "make install&q...
by rhodry
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: unable to instal liquorix
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: unable to instal liquorix

Doesn't help that your sources.list is a mess. ....................followed by lots of good stuff.................. Craig, I have come across this sort of "repo mess" before, in this & other forums both you & I frequent. Usually from ex-Windows converts who think application insta...
by rhodry
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I use Alien to convert .rpm files
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: How do I use Alien to convert .rpm files

I have not used it for some time now, but, I think you will find alien does not handle files that have spaces in their name. Try renaming the Lacie download to "something.rpm" with NO spaces. Try alien again against the renamed file. I just downloaded from your quoted link and this worked ...
by rhodry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: how to install nvidia Geforce GT630 M graphic card
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Re: how to install nvidia Geforce GT630 M graphic card

This is an "Optimus" enabled graphic card. Consequently, for a newbie to Linux, it may well be a nightmare to follow instructions on how to get it working?! This may help: http://geek.co.il/wp/2012/02/19/nvidia-optimus-on-ubuntu-12-04 otherwise, you just have to keep searching for Optimus ...

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