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by conslie
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why so confusing?
Replies: 47
Views: 3350

Re: Why so confusing?

this works but is only creating a shortcut to the files on my HDD. This wont redirect the original doc, music, video, downloads folders to these same folders on my HDD where the files are stored. When i goto home and in the left margin i click on any of these folders, it directs me to the original ...
by conslie
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I wish to use Mint but!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: I wish to use Mint but!!!

Reading through this guide should be a helpful first step http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/docs/user-guide/english_11.0.pdf . It is for LM 11, but it will generally apply to other editions as well, less so to LM 12 which uses a new and rather different desktop based on Gnome 3. LM 12 KDE might...
by conslie
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why so confusing?
Replies: 47
Views: 3350

Re: Why so confusing?

Good job, Maynard! Regarding symlinks, what I do is right click on the Downloads Folders and choose "Make Link" from that list of options. This will create a symbolic link called "Shortcut to Downlads." Repeat for the others, Documents, Videos and such. I then copy these to my Home folder, delete th...
by conslie
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why so confusing?
Replies: 47
Views: 3350

Re: Why so confusing?

When you log in to LM 12 Gnome, there is a gear looking symbol at the top right or the login box. Clicking that gives several alternatives, incuding cinnamon. That top right corner rthing will not be active when running cinnamon. As you are discovering, Linux is not Windows, and as you become more f...
by conslie
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No such device (noob alert here) I don't even...
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: Error: No such device (noob alert here) I don't even...

Just a note about wobbly windows and other such effects. They are part of Compiz, which is incompatible with the basic install of LM 12. There are work-arounds, but you may want to get LM 11 Gnome edition and use that. LM 12 uses a newly released version of Gnome, which is still a work in progress.
by conslie
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading to Mint 12
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Upgrading to Mint 12

My advice would be to simply install Mint 12 in a new partition. This will allow you keep your working Mint 11 and experiment with Mint 12, and choose between the at boot time. Katya is top of the Gnome2 line and rock solid. Lisa, Gnome3, is a bit immature and underdeveloped, and can be a bit troubl...
by conslie
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: a bit worried about "Lisa"
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: a bit worried about "Lisa"

This Super Grub Disk --> http://www.supergrubdisk.org/ should be a comfort blankie at least, young fella.

:)
by conslie
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update the kernel?
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Should I update the kernel?

Another option is that instead of updating/replacing a Kernel, just add a newer one. This will allow you choose at boot up time to try the newer one or revert to the older one, should problems arise. See: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 85&start=0
by conslie
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 12 and Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Mint 12 and Wine

If you have Wine installed, simply double-click any *.exe file. In case that does not work, right-click and "open with wine." You may need to first right-click the *.exe file and examine the Properties. Under the Permissions Tab, check that the "Allow executing the file as a program" box is checked.
by conslie
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine no such file or directory
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Re: Wine no such file or directory

Normally, just clicking on an .exe file should cause that file to be executed by wine. No need to "run" wine at all, although it can be used as a command within a terminal. but even then it needs some target to act on, just as with other Linux commands. I may be misreading your situation, but if you...
by conslie
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] New windows/apps open behind everything (even sub w
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: [SOLVED] New windows/apps open behind everything (even s

Good news! I haven't been using cinnamon, so I could not be of more help, but the 1.2 release discussion by Clem is very encouraging. Thanks for the link. I recommend it to all interested in LM 12. In additional to the original post, Clem answers a lot of questions about the work being done in the d...
by conslie
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Seach Engine $$$ Support Integration Status
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Seach Engine $$$ Support Integration Status

The pay model in LM 12 is explained at http://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php.

Google does not pay. If you are using LM12 you can use the drop-down menu in the search box to manage your search engines.
by conslie
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] New windows/apps open behind everything (even sub w
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: New windows/apps open behind everything (even sub window

Just a note. No replies here probably means that no one has ever encountered this kind of situation. Is it only cinnamon? Log out/in, diasble some stuff, etc. Random suggestions are just a waste of time for all involved. Cinnamon is not in the default install of LM12. What else did you change before...
by conslie
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hi Newbie ?
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Hi Newbie ?

That theme is intended to work only with KDE versions of Linux. This link may help clarify what kinds of options a Linux user has --> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=54945#p314893 If you go to the Backgrounds sections of those sites you will find what you are looking for. This link ...
by conslie
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hi Newbie ?
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Hi Newbie ?

Many, probably nearly all, themes do not include background files, as those are handled differently. To change backgrounds in Mint 12, right-click on the Desktop and select 'Change Desktop Background.' You might find the background you want on http://linuxmint-art.org/ or http://art.gnome.org/backgr...
by conslie
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disabling Recently Used Files in Mint 12
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: Disabling Recently Used Files in Mint 12

I think you will find the GUI tool called Activity Log Manager will do what you want. See the instructions on how to install and use it at http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/keep-files-from-showing-up-in-unity.html . Instructions there are for unity, not Mint's Gnome 3 shell, and leave one unmet depende...
by conslie
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I ever understand the stuff I paste into cmd prompt?
Replies: 14
Views: 2248

Re: Will I ever understand the stuff I paste into cmd prompt

One thing that will help make those commands make sense and be more easily remembered is just to realize they a short abbreviations for (mostly) understandable commands. cd is short for "make this named directory the current one." ls is "list directory contents." rm is "remove." cp is "copy." chown ...
by conslie
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard disk mistake
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Hard disk mistake

You will need to run gparted from a LiveCD/DVD to reduce the size of the existing partition on sdb. However, unless you have some strong reason to have /user/local on a separate drive, you might want to just doing another install leaving all of sdb free for use as "mydata." In either case, whether t...
by conslie
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Passwording FOLDERS Rather than FILES.
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Passwording FOLDERS Rather than FILES.

You may find Truecrypt does what you need. It can encrypt a whole partition, or turn a whole directory into a single encrypted file. You will need to run Truecrypt to access the device or file, of course.
by conslie
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux keyboard question
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: linux keyboard question

You may want to check to see if your keyboard is actually selected under Preferences/Keyboard. That model is listed as one option there. No guarantee that the keys are 100% supported, but if it not currently chosen there, give that setting a try.

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