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by ej64
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: visudo/usermod
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: visudo/usermod

Sorry, you're right: Mint has set a password for root, Ubuntu hasn't. (see /etc/shadow)
=> "su" works with Mint
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reconfigure Mint to Add /home partition
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Reconfigure Mint to Add /home partition

Basically that's it -- if you add one point: announce the new /home by modifying /etc/fstab
detailed howto:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Parti ... ome/Moving
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disk Drive Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Disk Drive Maintenance

On my machine (Xubuntu 13.04) it works. I don't think Mint is different in this. /etc/init/mountall.conf [...] script . /etc/default/rcS [ -f /forcefsck ] && force_fsck="--force-fsck" [ "$FSCKFIX" = "yes" ] && fsck_fix="--fsck-fix" # set $LANG so that messages appearing in plymouth are translated if...
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disk Drive Maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Disk Drive Maintenance

Or just issue in a terminal to get the partitions checked on next reboot :

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sudo touch /forcefsck
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Thunderbird migration
Replies: 10
Views: 4357

Re: Thunderbird migration

Though I can't tell anything about an automatic migration whilst the mint installation I can point you to the necessary steps. It's not difficult but you should mind a few points -- here's a howto and it's still the same: [url=http://fosswire.com/post/2008/03/migrate-your-thunderbird-emails-from-win...
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: visudo/usermod
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: visudo/usermod

bmike1 wrote:sudo su? Why not just type in su?
There is no root password on a default Ubuntu/Mint installation, so invoking su by itself will fail.
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)
Replies: 55
Views: 252350

Re: How to install with manual partitioning

Do I need the /home partition? If so how much space should I give it? It's more convenient. If you reinstall you don't have to backup and restore (recommended anyway), you just point the new /home to the old partition (or logical volume if you use lvm) and tell the installer to NOT FORMAT it. Anoth...
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)
Replies: 55
Views: 252350

Re: How to install with manual partitioning

Does 2 GB PC / laptop needs a /swap partition?
If you don't have /swap you can't hibernate (or needs some effort => e.g. tuxonice). Usually you choose a swap partition at least the size of your RAM.
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: visudo/usermod
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: visudo/usermod

typing your password when you perform administrative tasks is one of the BASIC security features. If you needn't then anybody, any task, any invader could easily get admin rights. Do you really want your box to be insecure like some old XP-machine? If you have to do a lot of stuff being root, then u...
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cant boot liveCD on new laptops
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Cant boot liveCD on new laptops

Are you using a x64 Mint CD/DVD? AFAIK 32bit can't boot in UEFI.
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need to change from 32 bit to 64 bit (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: need to change from 32 bit to 64 bit (Solved)

using 32-bit should be fine. The performance difference is not that exciting ... Well, that depends. Generally when it comes to number crunching x64 can be 2 or 3 times faster. When you encrypt drives, use graphic tools like gimp, blender or any kind of raytracing, when you encode media or do video...
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Abnormal power consumption lap switches off in 1 hour
Replies: 42
Views: 4710

Re: Abnormal power consumption lap switches off in 1 hour

Ok do you think of any other problems?? anything fishy?? No. I had an pure AMD Notebook and any power related problems vanished with the AMD Catalyst driver. However, the AMD driver is a pain in the a$$. It's not provided by the Mint or Ubuntu team and it's not always compatible with the latest ker...
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Abnormal power consumption lap switches off in 1 hour
Replies: 42
Views: 4710

Re: Abnormal power consumption lap switches off in 1 hour

Did you install the fglrx driver? Maybe it's worth a try.

Best power efficiency is gained with the proprietary AMD Catalyst driver:
[url=http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx]http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx[/url]
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need to change from 32 bit to 64 bit (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: need to change from 32 bit to 64 bit

No need to "uninstall".

You will be prompted if you'ld like to install alongside the other (old) installation or to replace the existing installation (or do something else -- for experts). Just choose "replace". But be sure to have backuped ANY data of value!
by ej64
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need to change from 32 bit to 64 bit (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: need to change from 32 bit to 64 bit

It is very difficult to cross upgrade a system from 32 to 64 bit. However it's possible and here's your inital reading if you're still interested: [url=http://askubuntu.com/questions/81824/how-can-i-switch-a-32-bit-installation-to-a-64-bit-one]how-can-i-switch-a-32-bit-installation-to-a-64-bit-one[/...
by ej64
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Startmail / private email
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Startmail / private email

There is an option with https://privatdemail.net Obiously it adresses german users but you should be free to get an account. Their server(s) are located in Egypt, therefore they aren't subject to the patriot act nor to the german Vorratsdatenspeicherung. On the downside you can't receive from or sen...
by ej64
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition issue - I think I need a Guru? RESOLVED using 17
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Partition issue - I think I need a Guru?

@simon: any progress?

Perhaps it would be helpful to know if and how it's sorted out. Thanks.
by ej64
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition issue - I think I need a Guru? RESOLVED using 17
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Partition issue - I think I need a Guru?

It then dumps me back to the login screen. Using ctrl + alt + F2 then typing "startx" gives the following error: Segmentation fault at address 0x7f58d03d65f0 Fatal server error: Caught signal 11 (segmentation fault). Server aborting Server terminated with error (1) closing file DO NOT REINSTALL nor...
by ej64
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel 3.3
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Kernel 3.3

gosa wrote:On the page http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ the kernels for oneiric ends with 3.2rc4
:?: :?: There is also a directory v3.3-precise
Look closer!
Does that mean that higher versions (named precise) is incompatible or can you install them as well?
no and yes :wink:
by ej64
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop overheating
Replies: 10
Views: 6391

Re: Laptop overheating

did you a

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sudo update-grub
?

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