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by marvinudy
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TWO HDD with OS systems Linux and Vista(solved)
Replies: 23
Views: 796

Re: TWO HDD with OS systems Linux and Vista

va852,

Sounds like you set Mint to 'auto start' without entering a password. Try booting the machine and using F-12 or F-11 to get to the 'boot selection' menu. Choose the drive where Vista is installed and it shoul launch.

marvinudy
by marvinudy
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Modifying the dual boot list
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Modifying the dual boot list

Review your current boot menu and count down the list to the 'windows' entry. Start the count at '0'. Open a terminal as root and edit the /etc/default/grub entry. The 'nano' command should work for editing. Change the 'GRUB_DEFAULT=0' entry to 'GRUB_DEFAULT=(what ever the number windows is in the b...
by marvinudy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED .... Lost both boots after Linuxmint 16 Cin. Install
Replies: 57
Views: 3560

Re: Lost both boots after Linuxmint 16 Cin. Install

claggan, If you installed Mint and have more than one drive, ssd/spin, in your machine, you may have allowed Mint to install the boot loader onto the wrong drive. With several drives, use the 'select boot' option key, sometimes F-11 to access the drive boot choices. Give them all a try and see what ...
by marvinudy
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows XP - issues arising
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: Migration from Windows XP - issues arising

AndrewXP, I have found that running the command 'ps aux' in a terminal will give you a list or everything running, active and sleeping(inactive). Each entry is listed by PID. To stop(kill) a process/sytem that is running or sleeping(inactive), in the same terminal, use the 'kill' command followed by...
by marvinudy
Tue May 31, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Mint 10 Skype Sound & Video Tutorial
Replies: 16
Views: 22009

Mint 11.0-64 & Skype using an Envison USB 2.0 web cam

Gazza, Thanks for the great 'how-to'. I followed the procedure and the web cam is up and running in Skype. Tomorrow I will help my friend and hopefully 'fix' his Skype web cam video. It appeared necessary to reboot to reinitialize the camera. I also applied the 'skype.sh' command in the V4L2UCP 'pre...
by marvinudy
Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: web cam Skype LMDE problem -solved
Replies: 3
Views: 2888

web cam Skype LMDE problem -solved

I have an Envision usb-2.0 web cam that is not recognized by Skype in Mint LMDE. and got it to work by doing the following: (1) install 'v4l2ucp' via synaptic (2) launch v4l2ucp from Mint's 'preference' menu. (3) open the 'preview' menu. (4) open the sub menu 'configure preview'. (5) in the 'applica...
by marvinudy
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: How to install Skype on Mint Debian
Replies: 30
Views: 21001

Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

supergoo,


Good post. This is a lot 'cleaner' than setting up Skype
'static'. Thanks again for the input.


best regards,

marvinudy
by marvinudy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Webcam issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Webcam issues

kh3, Since the web cam works in Cheese, I have found a 'lazy'' workaround to get my web came to work with Skype. First install 'v4l2ucp Second launch vrl2ucp, go to 'preview', enter the sub-menu 'configure preview' and change the entry from 'mplayer' to skype. From the same 'preview' menu, click on ...
by marvinudy
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: No audio...
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: No audio...

drizzay32, I had a problem with sound also in the Mint9.0 LXDE version. First I installed VLC and could play music but Skype had no microphone input. Then I installed 'pulseaudio' and its ancillary programs along with Gnome Alsa mixer. Make sure your mixer setting are activated and set at about 70% ...
by marvinudy
Fri May 28, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen Resolution Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Screen Resolution Problem

p0is0n,

I use Grub2 for a boot loader and find that I must run 'udate-grub' from a console after I upgrade from one nvidia driver to another. The new 'grub.cfg' file will reflect to new modified kernel.

best regards,

marvinudy
by marvinudy
Tue May 25, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinQ webcam
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: LinQ webcam

Xerei, This maybe a long shot for your web cam but it worked for my Logitech QuickCam express. My web cam also worked in cheese but not in Skype. You would probably have to change the 'application to use' command to whatever software you want to use. Best regards, marvinudy http://www.ultimateeditio...
by marvinudy
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Widgets for Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Widgets for Mint

andrewgen, Open the synaptic package manager and do a search for 'screenlets' and install the program. Good basic 'goodies' to start you off and then if you need/want more go the the link suggested. For my personal taste I run the 'weather' screenlet and two 'sensor' screenlets, one for each core of...
by marvinudy
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows 7 Install on Dual Boot Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Windows 7 Install on Dual Boot Machine

lorenberg, I just did a triple install with xp, 7.0 and Mint on a two drive setup. Xp on drive 1 with single partition; 7.o and Mint on drive2 with dual partitions plus a swap.. I installed Mint last and had it put the grub boot loader in the MBR of drive 1. You might be able to reinstall grub using...
by marvinudy
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: terminal startup message
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: terminal startup message

stansaraczewski, Take a look at the link listed below and you should be able to modify the "fortunes" any way you like, including uninstalling the program. Best regards, marvinusy http://enli.co.cc/customization/spice-up-ubuntulinux-terminal-with-quotes-motd-each-time-it-is-started-using-cowsay-and-...
by marvinudy
Thu May 14, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Easy dual-boot method
Replies: 30
Views: 3728

Re: Easy dual-boot method

Folks, Assuming you have a MB with the BIOS capability, the 'method' of dual boot I used for a friend will also work. A friend who is learning Linux installed a larger second(primary-slave) PATA drive to continue his Linux education but insisted on leaving Windows XP on the first(primary-master) PAT...
by marvinudy
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Disk Imaging Please
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Disk Imaging Please

bobo-the-cat,


Try downloading "Clonezilla" from distrowatch. I believe it will meet most of your needs.

best regards,

marvinudy
by marvinudy
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Access the web interface of your router
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Access the web interface of your router

Gibbs1984, I run a Belkin 'G' router and the access address from the web browser is 192.168.2.1. If your dad set up the router he most likely set an 'administrator' password in which case you will be 'shut out' from changing settings. Messing with settings without understanding what the impacts are ...
by marvinudy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Streamtuner
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Streamtuner

I installed Amarok and edited the 'xmms' entries in the Streamtuner 'preference' sub-menu and replaced 'xmms' with 'Amarok'. Also, have used 'audacious' with good results. Currently logged in with distro without Streamtuner so cannot be entirely specific. Best regards, edit: Preferences are under 'e...
by marvinudy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux-Unix cheat sheets - The ultimate collection
Replies: 36
Views: 57662

Re: Linux-Unix cheat sheets - The ultimate collection

Thanks for the info. Link re LVM really helped.

Best regards,

marvinudy
by marvinudy
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint taking up large part of my harddrive
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: mint taking up large part of my harddrive

timedragon, I believe the partition scheme on your hard drive is normal. Linux as a general rule runs with a 'swap' partition. Your Linux partition is exceptionally large. You can create and use up to 4 primary partitions before an 'extended' partition is required as a 'holding' place to create 'log...

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