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by lagagnon
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Installer - Place default to Manual Partitioning
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Mint Installer - Place default to Manual Partitioning

It is always very difficult to save stupid people from themselves.
by lagagnon
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you switch to linux mint?
Replies: 207
Views: 25939

Re: Why did you switch to linux mint?

oscar799 wrote:Once I'd got rid of the "brownness" Ubuntu was a huge improvement on Vista.
The only problem was that getting all the required media codecs was cumbersome,and not always successful.


"sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" is not exactly cumbersome. ;-)
by lagagnon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install DNS server on Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Install DNS server on Linux Mint

Sorry, misunderstood your question. Read this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=236093
by lagagnon
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need some help here... (UPDATED - 18 Dec)
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Need some help here...

5.Do we have these kind of software for Mint? i)Internet Download Manager ii)Everything iii)CCleaner iv)Sandboxie etc i) flashgot, dx3, wxdownloadfat - many others ii) many, many search facilities for Linux - I'll let you choose one iii) Computer Janitor - already on the system iv) chroot: already ...
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What Happened to my Music?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: What Happened to my Music?

There is a way to sync, but it looks sort of involved - a good project? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Porta ... ces/iPhone
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Midnight Commander use mouse in edit screen
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Midnight Commander use mouse in edit screen

Show us your output to "mc --version" run in a terminal. You should see this: GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.2-pre1 Virtual File System: tarfs, extfs, cpiofs, ftpfs, fish With builtin Editor Using system-installed S-Lang library with terminfo database With subshell support as default With supp...
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Configure xfce4-terminal in Mint 7 Gloria [SOLVED!]
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Re: Configure xfce4-terminal in Mint 7 Gloria

1) I want to change the font and font size. Edit, Preferences 2) I want to remove the terminal startup funny message http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=845 3) I want to change the contents of the prompt on each line. 4) I want to change the colors in the prompt. http://www.cyberci...
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clean console please
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Clean console please

This question has now been asked at least 50 times on this forum:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=845
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Add force-exit applet to xfce4 panel Mint 7 Gloria [SOLVED!]
Replies: 2
Views: 2374

Re: Add force-exit applet to xfce4 panel Mint 7 Gloria

Does Ctrl-Alt-Esc work? In many distros that brings up "xkill" the facility you want. If that combo does not work just go to Settings, Keyboard Shortcuts and create a keyboard shortcut combo (preferably Ctrl-ALt-Esc) and attach it to the command "xkill".
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to set default media player
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: How to set default media player

double click "Computer" icon, Edit, Preferences, Media and make your choices on that screen.
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Floppy Drive A
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: Floppy Drive A

As I said above you need to run that command BEFORE you insert the floppy disk, then insert the floppy disk, then open the file manager ("Computer" icon), then access the floppy drive and THEN post the messages that will have been written to the terminal.
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Floppy Drive A
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: Floppy Drive A

When I put the quotes around those commands I mean to highlight them - not for you to put the quotes!!!

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tail -f /var/log/messages
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

That really is quite strange - you are correct, nautilus should be showing the partition sizes as do df -h and fdisk -l. Very strange. The only thing I can suggest is go to the Nautilus/Gnome website and their forum/mailing list and see if there is a solution there.
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gmail and eml files Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: gmail and eml files

.eml files are Windows Outlook Express email files. You can import and read them with Thunderbird and I think any good email client. You can also just open the .eml with a text editor (gedit) and look at it - it is just a silly MS format text file....
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Partitions Not Displayed Correctly

Show us a screenshot of what you mean and also the output to the following commands run from a terminal:

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df -h
sudo fdisk -l
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Increased RAM usage since update
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Increased RAM usage since update

That information is not enough for us to help you because memory usage is quite complex and depends on whether that memory has been cached or buffered or not. My suggestion is to learn to read and understand the "free" command in a terminal ("man free" for more details). This wil...
by lagagnon
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Floppy Drive A
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: Floppy Drive A

sszindian wrote:-desktop ~ $ "tail -f/var/log/messages"


You missed the space between the f and the / . See my command above.
by lagagnon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint upgrades start automatically as soon as I click on it.
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Mint upgrades start automatically as soon as I click on it.

Menu, System, Administration, mintUpdate, Edit, Preferences ....uncheck those you do not yet want to update. Or set the check updates to longer intervals (weeks??) and only click the icon when you have time to wait for the updates to complete. Remember, with Linux you can be in control (only if you ...
by lagagnon
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Floppy Drive A
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: Floppy Drive A

OK - one last try. Open a terminal, type "tail -f /var/log/messages". Insert a known valid floppy diskette with data on it into the floppy drive. Then open nautilus and try to access the drive. Post to this thread the messages you see in the terminal. Also, with the diskette still loaded s...

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