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by Greg-NZ
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: Ubuntu To Ditch X For Wayland

Like many others, I'm also concerned about Canonical's adoption of Unity and plans to abandon the X-server. I tried the Unity desktop on my Ubuntu (10.04) machine a couple of days ago. It hardly worked at all and promptly broke a number of my Gnome functions. These fortunately returned when I got ri...
by Greg-NZ
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: [SOLVED] KDE: Terminal phrases.
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Re: KDE: Terminal phrases.

Regarding removing the fortune messages in the terminal, I tried to follow Clem's instruction open a terminal - type "gksu gedit /etc/bash.bashrc" - in the end of the file, remove the line /usr/games/fortune - save the file. But the /usr/games/fortune line was not found in my /etc/bash.bashrc file. ...
by Greg-NZ
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hard Drive Access Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Hard Drive Access Noise

Hi, and thanks for your suggestions. The machine passed the HDD self-test that HP have built into their BIOS setup menu. It also passed both the quick and the comprehensive test on the UltimateBoot CD, so I would normally conclude that the HDD is fine. The command dmesg | grep -i error does return a...
by Greg-NZ
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hard Drive Access Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Hard Drive Access Noise

This may be a complete non-issue, but... I have an HP laptop running Ubuntu 9.04 and Linux Mint 7 on separate partitions. When I am running Linux Mint, the hard drive (HD) makes a quiet but clearly audible noise whenever it accesses data. This wouldn't bother me, if it were not for the fact that it ...
by Greg-NZ
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting a black screen after logging into Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Getting a black screen after logging into Mint

Hi f4n4t1c. I have little experience in this area and I don't want to be one of those self-appointed experts on Linux forums who offers bad advice. But here goes. You might just want to check this with someone before going ahead. My hunch is that the best thing to do would be to find some way of reb...
by Greg-NZ
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Insufficient disk space
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: Insufficient disk space

In fairness, it wasn't your problem. Those sizes seem to be allocated automatically if you choose a dual-boot setup during installation and allow the installation software to do it for you. This resulted, in my case, in a blank screen after login, so I had to delete the partition that it had created...
by Greg-NZ
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting a black screen after logging into Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Getting a black screen after logging into Mint

Hi. I've just had the same problem, after installing Linux Mint alongside Windows XP on an older machine. Did you use the automatic settings for partitioning when you installed? I did, and it seems to have been responsible for the problem. By booting from the live CD again and using gparted (the par...

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