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by syanide
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Only a 'beta Grub'
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Only a 'beta Grub'

Surely not? it's like I'm looking at a ZX Spectrum screen. It also says "version 1.97 beta". How can that be Grub2?

(it might be v1.94 beta, but definitely not version 2)

Kam
by syanide
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Only a 'beta Grub'
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Only a 'beta Grub'

just installed Linux Mint 8 and loving the look and feel of it compared to Gloria. (The only gripe I would have with the fresh install as opposed to upgrading is that it would have been nice to have an option to have Helena overwrite Gloria. At the moment, I only had the choice to either overwrite t...
by syanide
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: help with .m4a playback problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: help with .m4a playback problem

Here it is - I've ripped a few of my cd's in Ubunutu (and a few in Mint) in aac format (with the default extension .m4a). There are not, as far as I can see, any way to alter the bit rate or sampling rate so it is left as default. On the whole, I used Rhythmbox to rip these. A feature that might be...
by syanide
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: help with .m4a playback problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: help with .m4a playback problem

Thanks a lot for the response. thank you for linking me to the file which allows me to alter the bit rate - it may be that that is what the problem is - the bit rate might be too high for the other devices to play? The other link you provided (for the 'corrupt' problem) - my problem is the .m4a play...
by syanide
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: help with .m4a playback problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

help with .m4a playback problem

Hi all. There seems to be silence on this topic in one of my previous post but I can't believe that I am the only one with this problem. Surely not? Here it is - I've ripped a few of my cd's in Ubunutu (and a few in Mint) in aac format (with the default extension .m4a). There are not, as far as I ca...
by syanide
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2558

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

Thanks Fred - i had already read one of your previous posts and it sort of got me onto the right track. But, one thing I can't seem to grasp is the whole 'mount in /home or /media' etc. I've been used to (in ubuntu) just going into my 'Computer' and double clicking my data partition and then saving ...
by syanide
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: N95 syncing with LInux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: N95 syncing with LInux Mint

Hi and thanks guys. the reason i ask is I'm sure I have read that people have got their phones to appear in Rhythmbox.

Ok, drag and drop it is for now....thanks guys.

Kam
by syanide
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: N95 syncing with LInux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: N95 syncing with LInux Mint

its a good point, I use it too - wireless syncing is brilliant. However, Can someone help me with making my N95 8Gb show up in rhythmbox? i've enabled the correct plug-in (the MTP one), but which option on teh nokia do i choose when i plug the USB cable in? I have tried them all, but no avail (altho...
by syanide
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2558

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

hi and thanks. here is the contents of the /fstab file (silly me!!) (ps - it seems I cant even delete the last line of this as i don't have the permission to do this either! It's clearly one of the attempts by me where I'd forgotten to rename the username after cutting/pasting - again even sillier o...
by syanide
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install
Replies: 15
Views: 2558

Re: Permissions/Ownership all screwed up after new install

Hello guys. I wonder if one fo you kind guys could help me out please? i'm having trouble with my permissions too. Here is my setup: blkid in terminal outputs the following: /dev/sda1: UUID="3C063E83063E3DE8" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda5: UUID="bb26c2ef-0853-412c-8f5e-7aa5ed48a488&...
by syanide
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: linux ripped .m4a only plays in linux
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: linux ripped .m4a only plays in linux

Further Update. I've just tried a ripping a track in Rythymbox using Mint and then transferred it to my Nokia and unfortunately, I have the same problem. This is really frustrating now as I need to be able to transfer music to my Nokia and Creative. Currently my options are: (1) to use .mp3 format (...
by syanide
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a Data Partition [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: Making a Data Partition

I've managed to get make the partition available by running it as root, changing the owner to my user and then giving every permission I could, to anyone I could. I'm rather doubtful that this is the best possible solution, but it works for now, and it isn't a partition that contains secure data, s...
by syanide
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: linux ripped .m4a only plays in linux
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: linux ripped .m4a only plays in linux

As an update, I can confirm that I've just found an .m4a file that I had downloaded from iTunes and that plays in my nokia after transfering it from Linux mint (drag and drop as i haven;'t figured out how to make my Nokia shop up in Rythymbox even though i have enabled the mtp plugin in Rythymbx). A...
by syanide
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Main Menu suggestion..
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Main Menu suggestion..

Thank you Dr Hu. Very helpful. it is not exactly what I was looking for, but it definitely does what I want it to. I was hoping for the the standar 'block' in the panel for each item that's open - but it doesn't matter, as I said, as it dos the job. By the way, any chance you can shed some light on ...
by syanide
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Main Menu suggestion..
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Main Menu suggestion..

On a sort of related topic...how come none of my open applications appear on the bottom panel? I can tab through the open applications with 'alt -tab', but I can't see which ones are open in the bottom panel...
I'm sure it's a simple point, but I could not see anything in the preferences.

Cheers

Kam
by syanide
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: linux ripped .m4a only plays in linux
Replies: 2
Views: 619

linux ripped .m4a only plays in linux

I have slowly discovered a strange occurance. My .m4a music files do not play in any other device that supports .m4a. I have a dual boot and generally for music, I had been using WMP to rip my cds - i think Sound Juicer in ubuntu gave me permission problems initially. Anyway, i was able to use Rhyth...
by syanide
Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fresh Install Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Fresh Install Advice

Just out of interest, thought I'd share this with you... On my Vista part'n, I got rid of all the unecessary applications, and installed all the required updates from Windows. Apart from that, its' still a virgin set up - not even flash in firefox yet....guess how much HD space has been taken up? A ...
by syanide
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Main Menu suggestion..
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Main Menu suggestion..

Super duper - cheers.
by syanide
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Main Menu suggestion..
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Main Menu suggestion..

Hi guys. I have just moved over form ubunutu to Mint. All going really well, but one thing is bugging me... When i click on the 'Start menu' to pick something to open (Firefox or thunderbird for example), the menu remains open. It's not a major problem, just an irritation. Is there a setting to stop...
by syanide
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fresh Install Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Fresh Install Advice

Thanks a lot guys, your help was really useful. I found the Vista partioner...no where near as friendly as gParted. It only let me shrink it to about 78GB, then i used gParted to do the rest (to about 50GB). Still probably more than I need, but I know Vista has a tendancy to hold on to loads of file...

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