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by hunkirdowne
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.
Replies: 28
Views: 27898

Re: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.

If you are going to manually add a mirror server through your sources.list, note that on the http://www.linuxmint.com/mirrors.php page you need to pick a server from the "Mirrored repositories" list. The download mirrors are for downloading the ISOs, and the "Mirrored Debian reposito...
by hunkirdowne
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.
Replies: 28
Views: 27898

Re: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.

These are all officially recognized Linux Mint repository mirrors; http://www.linuxmint.com/mirrors.php. [/list] Side note: Please note that the links on the aforementioned mirrors page are likely valid for mirroring (via rsync) but not necessarily for package updates. The graphical solution mentio...
by hunkirdowne
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless issues - not sure if hardware or software problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

Re: Wireless issues - not sure if hardware or software probl

Just this minute worked it out. It was the card with the RALink chipset. Atheros works perfectly. Robert Glad you got at least one card worked out. Too bad your RALink is such a bother. I thought I had trouble with an Atheros card once, but I was mistaken (network-manager, at the time anyway, could...
by hunkirdowne
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless issues - not sure if hardware or software problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

Re: Wireless issues - not sure if hardware or software probl

Robert, What do you get when you run the Mint WiFi utility? Run it from a terminal window. The following will just do a screen dump: sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py The following will create a text file in your home directory: sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py | tee ~/mintWif...
by hunkirdowne
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel message log is being flooded [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 1429

Re: Kernel message log is being flooded [SOLVED]

timmu_india wrote:Solved it myself... :D


Glad to here. (Really!) But I would like to know how you solved it. I have a similar problem and may be able to use your experience. I am in initial search mode now but may be posting my stuff shortly.
by hunkirdowne
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Mint fortunes in terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Re: Mint fortunes in terminal

I *think* I know how gconftool would work in this situation but I'm largely unfamiliar with Gnome these days... The instructions might be GNOME-specific, perhaps, since gconf is GNOME's settings backend, however they're not specific to Ubuntu, just GNOME. They should work just fine in LMDE, since th...
by hunkirdowne
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Mint fortunes in terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Re: Mint fortunes in terminal

From the terminal: gconftool-2 --set --type=bool /desktop/linuxmint/terminal/show_fortunes true You could also create the key and set its value in gconf-editor: 1. Select the desktop folder, right-click in the right-hand pane and select "New Key..." from the menu. The above probably works...
by hunkirdowne
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: ls --color and dircolors
Replies: 5
Views: 4775

Re: ls --color and dircolors

Can someone point me in the right direction to turn the correct colors on for broken symlinks? I am having a similar (or the same) issue. An excerpt from dircolors -p shows LINK 01;36 # symbolic link. (If you set this to 'target' instead of a ORPHAN 40;31;01 # symlink to nonexistent file, or non-sta...
by hunkirdowne
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Mint fortunes in terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 3389

Re: Mint fortunes in terminal

I had this and fixed it. http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/447 Some users might be surprised that after doing an update on their LMDE, and opening a Terminal would display an error instead of the lovely cow with random quotes. /usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected...
by hunkirdowne
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 23
Views: 4475

Re: Windows 7

Probably the biggest similarity I see is the running application preview widget available for the panel ('task bar' for Windows and 'dock' for Mac OS X). But almost regardless which "Linux" desktop environment you use (GNOME, KDE, Xfce, etc.) this and many other features can be turned on/o...
by hunkirdowne
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Any plans to combine LMDE with KDE?
Replies: 5
Views: 1868

Re: Any plans to combine LMDE with KDE?

curmudgeon, like your avatar -- like your post. I realize this is a bit stale of a thread, but... ;-) I intend to post in another thread (or threads) on specific issues I am having but I like Debian, KDE, and Mint in that order. For Mint=Debian, this is over the top! But GNOME on my old laptops stop...
by hunkirdowne
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Computer constantly freezes
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: Computer constantly freezes

It's Monday morning here and most people are at work. I get more traffic/responses on nights and weekends myself, but YMMV. I'm seeing quite a few threads about freezes, like... http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=48439 If that one doesn't get you started on a solution, try some of ...
by hunkirdowne
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Differnces between Mint KDE and Ubuntu with KDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

Re: Differnces between Mint KDE and Ubuntu with KDE

As far as KDE players I can't really say as I use Gnome and IMO KDE apps aren't worth all the dependencies they pull in when installing on Gnome. I agree. For the same reason, I hesitate installing Gnome/GTK+ apps on KDE/Qt. Not that I don't do it, but I hesitate. :-) Esp., on my lower-end systems....
by hunkirdowne
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Differnces between Mint KDE and Ubuntu with KDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

Re: Differnces between Mint KDE and Ubuntu with KDE

Personally I think Mint is more polished. To be somewhat fair to Ubuntu, the Mint team is taking work done upstream and making it better -- so this is not a slam against Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) by any means. Mint (regardless of the desktop environment) provides a healthy balance between features on the ...
by hunkirdowne
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Marketing proposal: KDE to became the default DE for Mint 10
Replies: 56
Views: 6093

Re: Marketing proposal: KDE to became the default DE for Min

I also take into account that to me Gnome looks a lot like Win 98 still in many ways, despite the fact that the LM team does a great job making Mint look really professional. Yes they do. But what about Gnome 3? I do not currently have the hardware that I can commit to testing out Gnome Shell but i...
by hunkirdowne
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: mounting usb drives in mint8
Replies: 14
Views: 4184

Re: mounting usb drives in mint8

EDIT: This does nothing to answer how to get automount to work but provides what I have come up with a suitable (to me, anyway) alternative. I can mount my drives as user this way. (Personally, I prefer the GUI to not automount, at least not pop open with a folder window. Your "mileage" pr...
by hunkirdowne
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: 32-bit or 64-bit KDE first?
Replies: 69
Views: 10103

Re: 32-bit or 64-bit KDE first?

Created this account on your forums, and decided to get posting before my download even completed. Please feel free to enlighten me on any topic associated with what I am downloading, I'll be reading and posting a lot. 99% done! :D openethan Welcome openethan! I'm relatively new to Mint as well. I'...
by hunkirdowne
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: 32-bit or 64-bit KDE first?
Replies: 69
Views: 10103

Re: 32-bit or 64-bit KDE first?

I voted for 64bit. I think that it is time for linux to start thinking about abandoning the past (32bit) and embrace the future (64bit)... That's nice if you have modern hardware on which to run your favorite Linux distro. However, there are still plenty of working personal computers that are using...
by hunkirdowne
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bad news about user Husse
Replies: 88
Views: 11168

Re: Bad news about user Husse

I too have been away from the forum for a few weeks except to check on stuff real quick like. I totally missed the news. I guess it is a testament to who Husse was that I could get choked up about a man I never had any contact with save for this forum. To say he was a class act is a bit of an unders...
by hunkirdowne
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Please NO mono in Mint
Replies: 98
Views: 20503

Re: Please NO mono in Mint

As someone has resurrected this thread I may as well chuck in my twopennorth: However I think that Clem 's stance that he will continue to include Mono is the correct one. Mint is a fantastic distro for beginners and for those of us who want things to just work. And a large part of that is due to t...

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