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by mac100
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backing up DVDs to Hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Backing up DVDs to Hard drive

some good tips - thanks again
by mac100
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backing up DVDs to Hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Backing up DVDs to Hard drive

Thank you for your detailed response - making a 'raw copy' is exactly what I want to do - I think. I have bought an external hard drive solely for this purpose but am not that experienced to be happy working at what I assume is the 'Terminal' level. Does the command dd if=/dev/dvd of=MY_DVD_BACKUP.I...
by mac100
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backing up DVDs to Hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Backing up DVDs to Hard drive

Thank you for such a quick response - I will try them.
by mac100
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backing up DVDs to Hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Backing up DVDs to Hard drive

Some time ago I converted all my home movie videos to DVD believing they would last longer. However recent research seems to indicate CDs and DVDs have a life of 3 -5 years before risk of data loss so I am looking for software to copy DVDs to a hard drive such that they can then be viewed on the com...
by mac100
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SIM card editor
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

SIM card editor

I am looking for and application that will enable me to view, edit and write to the phone book on my mobile phone sim card. The only ones I have found run on windows (which I no longer use). Does anyone know on a Linux program?
by mac100
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one
Replies: 21
Views: 11639

Re: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one

Still can't get full functionality with Mint 8 . The F735 work round works for the printer but got no scanner funtion. Works fine with Ubuntu 9.10 though.
by mac100
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one
Replies: 21
Views: 11639

Re: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one

Tried installing it but I have no luck with this terminal stuff - trying to change directory and following their instrfuction cd ~ /Desktop I just get 'no such file or directory.
by mac100
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one
Replies: 21
Views: 11639

Re: HP F2480 Deskjet all-in-one

Does anyone know if the latest version of HPLIPS - supports the F2480 model as suggested above? EDIT I have checked HPLIPS - iit supports f2480 but doesn't support Mint 7, only MINT 6. It says you can download the latest version but automatic install of software is not available and I am not confide...
by mac100
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where is my cd/dvd
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: where is my cd/dvd

silly me = sorted it
by mac100
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where is my cd/dvd
Replies: 1
Views: 285

where is my cd/dvd

After success with Mint 7 Gloria on my netbook I tried it on Dell laptop - everything fine but it doesn't show the cd/dvd. Do I needn tofind drivers or something or have I missed something. Reading the posts her do I have to moun/dev/sdc0? or something?
by mac100
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: mint-meta-xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: mint-meta-xfce

Thanks
by mac100
Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 7 & SickBoy kernel
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Mint 7 & SickBoy kernel

Installed Mint 7 and very pleased with it. I have Acer Aspire One and am running the SickBoy Kernel because it loads quicker and the Wifi works well. However every application I load brings up the following error at the end of the install 'E: linux-image-2.6.29.1.20090414.sickboy: subprocess post-in...
by mac100
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: mint-meta-xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: mint-meta-xfce

Sorry to be a pain, but being a complete newbie, exactly how do I select the repositry, >settings>repositries>add just asks me for stuff I don't understand?
by mac100
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help -too many password requests
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Help -too many password requests

Great reply - many thanks. No password request for mint update at start now and not after suspend/resume either. MAGIChttp://forums.linuxmint.com/posting.php?mode=reply&f=162&t=35153&sid=0b0a4b04c83d886b2f8892e927306b2a#
by mac100
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help -too many password requests
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Help -too many password requests

Hi I just moved to Mint from UNR on Acer Aspire one and realy like the Mint interface - but for one thing - it is forever asking for my password. I have allowed automatic login but as soon as it boots up Mint Update asks for password, connecting to wifi asks for passwords (but only occasionally) and...

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