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by JackBW
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Could not refresh the list packages.
Replies: 8
Views: 2647

Re: Could not refresh the list packages.

I've done all this (KDE 15) and still getting the same error messages. First, I run-- inxi -r which gives me-- Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ olivia main upstream import deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ub...
by JackBW
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: NSA collection and Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

NSA collection and Linux

With so many news articles on NSA's constant monitoring and data collection, does Linux offer any level of protection against such things as email address book collecting, or other capabilities The Man might be employing?
by JackBW
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Cannot connect when switching OS
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Cannot connect when switching OS

Your PC is connected to the wall via an ethernet cable with an RJ45, an 8-pin connector that looks like a large phone cord, right? That jack, in turn, has to be wired to either a router or a modem somewhere. My guess is it goes back to a wire closet on your floor (or below, perhaps) where there's a ...
by JackBW
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mac backups unreadable
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Mac backups unreadable

Well, I did find one solution...if it can be called that. (At least it's uncomplicated): Save a copy of all email files as plain text; they can then all be read--not as emails, under Thunderbird, for instance, but as text files. Better than losing them. I don't HAVE to be able to review them in an e...
by JackBW
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mac backups unreadable
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Mac backups unreadable

Yeah, I realize Linux uses EXT 3 or EXT 4 formating and Mac uses HFS+ for its file structure. But under Mint, I fire up a backup drive with Mac files on it (mostly old emails and pix) hoping to see the Mac files listed on the drive and then opening them with a Linux app. I can see the drive and its ...
by JackBW
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 55321

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

When I first installed V 7, I was completely confused and maddened (being a first time Linux user) with the automatic desktop switcher...I guess that's what it's called. I would be touching the trackpad with a window up and suddenly this 4-panel grid would flash into sight with an arrow pointing to ...
by JackBW
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mozilla Thunderbird
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Mozilla Thunderbird

I have Verizon email, too, and I just looked at my email webpage and could see several pages of previously downloaded emails, back to Jan 1, still on the server. But that was because they had been downloaded via Mac OS X, not Thunderbird. And my OS X settings say to leave them on the server for a we...
by JackBW
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless password access only?
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: Wireless password access only?

Are you talking about the alert screen that appears on bootup and says the "default keyring is locked" and requires your PW to unlock? I was annoyed at that, too. Right click on your wireless icon in the bar, click "Edit connections", select "wireless" and your wireless...
by JackBW
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I lost Firefox and Thunderbird from Menu. Huh?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: I lost Firefox and Thunderbird from Menu. Huh? [SOLVED]

Finally made a patch. Yes, editing the menu was the key, but it wasn't easy. At least, not for me. I could "add" an entry to the Menu, but it required knowing either the "command" to invoke the programs I wanted (in this case Firefox and Thunderbird), which is "[program_name...
by JackBW
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I lost Firefox and Thunderbird from Menu. Huh?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

[SOLVED] I lost Firefox and Thunderbird from Menu. Huh?

My plan had been to create desktop icons for Firefox and Thunderbird. Right clicked on each one in Menu and tried to drag each one to desktop. Permission denied. Logged in as "root", and managed to create the icons (I thought I had created just aliases, but I guess I actually MOVED the pro...
by JackBW
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No disk space left after install?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

[SOLVED] Re: No disk space left after install?

Finally resolved. Used partition editor to reduce XP's space to less than 10G, reinstalled XP--for the umpteenth time--in the newly reduced partition, and deleted the other partitions. (I didn't see any way to dictate partition size during XP install; looks like the partition has to already be resiz...
by JackBW
Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No disk space left after install?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: No disk space left after install?

Well, KDE was a bust. Was far too slow on this laptop. Anyhow, I've reloaded XP and Gloria. Now I've got 46Megs available on sda5/ ext3, the main Mint sector. But that's not much. The whole HD is only 20 G. gParted program: sda1 (XP) is 16 Gigs, 13 G unused. sda5/ext3 is 2.33 G, with 2.17 used sda 6...
by JackBW
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No disk space left after install?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: No disk space left after install?

I'll have to keep these responses for later, guys. I decided to start over and scratch the HD and install Mint KDE on all of it. It's a 20 MB disk, and the XP install left about 13 Gigs, and Mint took up about 2.5 Gigs. Yet somehow it said I was out of room. This laptop is entirely experimental, so ...
by JackBW
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No disk space left after install?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

No disk space left after install?

I've tried twice to set up dual boot with Gloria and XP. (Obviously, XP has to go on first, since it can't install next to anything. So it's XP first, then Gloria). OK, after it's all done, I can't operate normally under Gloria because, if I understand this right, I have NO SPACE left on the HD. Fir...
by JackBW
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint/Ubuntu version of Hyperterminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 2387

Mint/Ubuntu version of Hyperterminal?

On rare occasions, I need to log into routers and do TCP/IP-type work. I'm not expert, but when my old Dell laptop was running XP, I could use its Hyperterminal program to log into the device with username and password. It was pretty straightforward. I understand Linux's equivalent is Minicom, so I ...
by JackBW
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell desktop running Mint 7 will not boot from CD-ROM drive
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Dell desktop running Mint 7 will not boot from CD-ROM drive

Yeah, might be something real basic, like a cloudy laser eye...or just a drive that's no longer being detected. Plop in a movie DVD or music CD and see if anything comes on. If it plays regular things but not your Ubuntu CD, you might try burning another copy s-l-o-w-l-y, like 8X. Make certain the C...
by JackBW
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: New Linux Mint 7 installation (laptop) cannot see internet.
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: New Linux Mint 7 installation (laptop) cannot see internet.

Realize that I'm newbie as well, so this may or may not help. But I had a similar problem recently setting up my mother's new Mint-powered PC. She had just converted to a cable modem (formerly dialup) and her old PC (running XP) could see the net just fine. I had connected the XP machine, the Mint P...
by JackBW
Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable Keyring Authentication after reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 6908

Re: Disable Keyring Authentication after reboot

Are you using auto login? if you are. preferences - network connections - wireless (i'm assuming you are using wireless) - then find your wireless network and click edit. At the bottom should be a box to check that says "available to all users" just check that box and it won't ask everyti...
by JackBW
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root password?
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Root password?

Never mind. Just got the answer from ComputerBob.com. The guy there saved my mother's Mint PC recently. Great guy.
by JackBW
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root password?
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Root password?

Thanks. Clearer now. HOWEVER, I changed the password for <user> and now when I bootup, I get a box "Enter password for default keyring to unlock"...and only the OLD password works in that box. Can't get past that.

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