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by gravelbay
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install hangs while checking disk
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: install hangs while checking disk

Grrrr. I read that a badly formatted thumb drive can cause install problems. So I reformatted the thumb drive (FAT so it's compatible with other computers) and used unetbootin to recreate the live disk. Rebooted from the thumb drive, checked the data integrity. Still does the same thing. 'Bout ready...
by gravelbay
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install hangs while checking disk
Replies: 1
Views: 395

install hangs while checking disk

I've been searching the forums and google for over 8 hours on this. Time to beg for help. I've been running Mint on my Lenovo T400 laptop for a couple years or more. Now the drive is full, so I need to install it on the new drive. I have a thumb drive at home with Mint 9 KDE 32 bit on it, but forgot...
by gravelbay
Thu May 27, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Microphone Does Not Work
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Microphone Does Not Work

I have a web cam/microphone and i can't get the microphone to work. i've tried skype tester and mint voice recorder the cam is usb and the mic is an input jack any help would be obliged Just bumping it because I know lots of people are busy with the new release and this guy might still need help. :)
by gravelbay
Thu May 27, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Word Processor Recommendation [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: Word Processor Recommendation [SOLVED]

Midnighter wrote:
gravelbay wrote:I guess you skipped over the 1st sentence in the OP. :D



D'oh! :P

Yeah, it's late here, now 3:30 in the morning, I need to get to sleep. :)

I know that feeling! :lol:
by gravelbay
Wed May 26, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Word Processor Recommendation [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: Word Processor Recommendation [SOLVED]

Midnighter wrote:Install Abiword for a simple yet feature-packed (and compatible) word-processor.

I guess you skipped over the 1st sentence in the OP. :D
I tried to write a letter in French this evening in AbiWord.
by gravelbay
Mon May 24, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Word Processor Recommendation [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: Word Processor Recommendation

Good tips VIncent. I didn't know about #2. I'll have to check it out. Another option, if you're doing lots of typing in a foreign language is to find a picture on line of the keyboard layout of that language and print it for reference. Then just change your keyboard to that language in System Settin...
by gravelbay
Fri May 21, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: open office suite
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: open office suite

That does sound strange. My guess would be that it would fix it if you made sure you also wiped out the configuration files for Open Office. But there must be an easier way. Is it in full screen mode (ctrl-shift-j)? If so, mine has a little gadget to put it back to normal view.
by gravelbay
Thu May 20, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ieee 1394 firewire and MiniDV camcorder
Replies: 12
Views: 7337

Re: Ieee 1394 firewire and MiniDV camcorder

executing Kino as root solved this issue for me Me too, But it should not be necessary to jump through hoops to use your firewire port. You don't have to jump through hoops to use the USB or network ports, why the firewire nonsense? So you run Kino as root and then go in and change the ownership of...
by gravelbay
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Hit this Linux poll
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Hit this Linux poll

As they say, vote early and vote often. :mrgreen:
by gravelbay
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login screen goes away - sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: login screen goes away - sometimes

Update:
It just did it again. So, on a whim, I went ahead and typed in my password and hit "Enter" even though the log-in screen was already gone and I could not see anything. It logged me right in! So I guess it's not as much a problem as it is a mystery. :?
by gravelbay
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login screen goes away - sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: login screen goes away - sometimes

On an initial boot (especially if the notebook has been off for some time) I wouldn't expect a heat issue to crop up so fast. Although, over time, heat issues will cause component failure. When was the last time you blew the dust bunnies out of the notebook? It has no dust bunnies. But thanks. I do...
by gravelbay
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login screen goes away - sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: login screen goes away - sometimes

It dawned on me after I logged off last time that the problem can't be a sticky "enter" key because if that were the case, I would expect the system to tell me that the password failed and I should try again. In my case, it continues on, just as if I'd successfully logged in and then hangs...
by gravelbay
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Statusnet
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Statusnet

OK. I thought the the register link meant that you were trying to register the software. Oops.
by gravelbay
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Statusnet
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Statusnet

I wonder if maybe they are having server problems at the moment or that page is down for maintenance and doesn't have a maintenance screen to let you know. Maybe it will work if you try again later.
by gravelbay
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login screen goes away - sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: login screen goes away - sometimes

Could it be hardware related? Sticky "Enter" key perhaps? Good idea, Biker, but it seems unlikely - at least for it to be a sticky key. I don't have any problems with sticky keys at other times. But, I suppose hardware makes as much sense as anything since it's intermittent and happens be...
by gravelbay
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: login screen goes away - sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 532

login screen goes away - sometimes

I've been searching for a while and came up dry. Maybe I don't know exactly how to phrase the search. About 1/4 to 1/3 of the time, when I boot my laptop, I see the login screen for about a split second and then it moves on as if I'd actually entered my U/N and P/W. But, of course, it doesn't get an...
by gravelbay
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Linux Video Editor - Why no good program?
Replies: 45
Views: 24182

Re: Linux Video Editor - Why no good program?

Thanks, mintnoob. I have to say that I'm pretty excited about getting into iMovie and beyond on the Mac. And I can't wait to lock eyes on the 27" monitor. I'm just bummed that I have to spend the money when I love Mint so much. But then again, I paid almost that much money last time I bought a ...
by gravelbay
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: linux mint on mac mini
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

Re: linux mint on mac mini

Maclife recently had a how-to on dual booting Mac & Linux. Guess which distro they chose! Here's the link. http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/install_linux_your_mac I'm considering doing the same when I get my mitts on my new quad core iMac. Due to the dearth of capable video editors, I final...
by gravelbay
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Gadgets: A Laptop with a Transparent Monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: New Gadgets: A Laptop with a Transparent Monitor

Impressive technology! But I don't think I'd want one. The glare from my wife's Toshiba laptop is bad enough without actually seeing right through the screen too. But it sure looks like it would make a cool heads up display for cars & motorcycles.

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