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by Stretch
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failed to grab - device or resource busy
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: Failed to grab - device or resource busy

No joy I'm afraid Husse.

The strange thing is, this worked fine for years but started failing after the recent upgrade to Mint :?

Well not just Mint, also Mandriva, so it may be a kernel / HAL issue.
by Stretch
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backing up. What do you guys use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: Backing up. What do you guys use?

I tried Back In Time and Timevault, but I could get neither to work properly. BIT did the initial backup ok but further snapshots did not appear to contain any files... just empty folders. Timevault failed to take a Baseline snapshot (which sucks) but seemed to backup changing files ok. Pity, as thi...
by Stretch
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failed to grab - device or resource busy
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Failed to grab - device or resource busy

I recently upgraded to Felicia and 2.6.27-7-generic kernel. I use a Belkin Nostromo N52 Gamepad for online gaming and it has been working fine up till recently. I am now seeing the error below "failed to grab - device or resource busy". Jan 22 17:13:23 jupiter kernel: [ 5438.340025] usb 4-...
by Stretch
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: How to revert to the default Google search in Firefox?

Thanks for posting this. I was just wondering the same thing but went about it differently.

http://mycroft.mozdev.org/google-search-plugins.html
by Stretch
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Hi guys, I'm back again :)
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Hi guys, I'm back again :)

Just wanted to "Hi" to Husse, Clem et al... I'm back after a short holiday to Mandriva-land. I must say you guys have really improved things since Cassandra and Celena. Maybe I'll stay a bit longer this time. ;)
by Stretch
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Post bugs in Daryna beta 021 here
Replies: 145
Views: 48392

Problem installing nVidia drivers.

I am having a particularly strange problem. When I installed Daryna I opted for no GRUB installation. Instead I modified my existing menu.lst by adding this: title Daryna beta root (hd2,4) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sdc5 splash=silent initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic.b...
by Stretch
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Can't unmount external HDs from right click context menu
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

Nice find ;)

I installed the backported HAL and the external USB drive now unmounts ok. Although there is no pop-up window to say "safe to remove"... but maybe that's how it is supposed to be?
by Stretch
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Deluge does not "minimise to tray on close"...
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

This is what I have done. Then when I close it, it disappears.
by Stretch
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update manager?
Replies: 3
Views: 2036

Check out the blog page. It explains what happened to the update-manager.

HTH ;)
by Stretch
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Deluge does not "minimise to tray on close"...
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Deluge does not "minimise to tray on close"...

If I enable the tray item in Deluge preferences, then close the main window, Deluge seems to disappear. No icon appears in the tray. The process still runs ok but I have no way of restoring it. Now this is nothing to do with the window list panel, it's the system tray. So how does one restore an app...
by Stretch
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: mintUpdate 1.2 is out!
Replies: 38
Views: 14163

What is the real difference between mintUpdate and the update-manager? Are the differences mostly cosmetic? I thought the general idea was to avoid auto-checking for updates in order to keep noob installations stable. Not criticisms... just curious ;) EDIT: just read the blog. It's a bit clearer now...
by Stretch
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Can't unmount external HDs from right click context menu
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

bump
by Stretch
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Can I keep my /home dir if I install Mint over Ubuntu? solve
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Just remove / backup

~/.gnome
~/.gnome2
~/.gconf
~/.gconfd
~/.metacity

and you should have a virgin Mint session on your next login.
by Stretch
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Can't unmount external HDs from right click context menu
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

------------------------- * checking the presence of os-prober... -- os-prober is absent ------------------------- * checking system environment... -- user = borat -- home = /home/borat -- locale = en_IE.UTF-8 ------------------------- * configuring options... -- mount point: /media/<<DEVICE>> -- sh...
by Stretch
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Can't unmount external HDs from right click context menu
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

Yes the unmount command is fine but Nautilus really should not be doing this. I like to see the pop-up telling me that it is now safe to remove the media.

I have PM'ed Clem to ask his advice.
by Stretch
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Can't unmount external HDs from right click context menu
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

Any you guys got any advice on this?
by Stretch
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Gnome menu
Replies: 2
Views: 753

I can't remember all the details atm as I am at work but... sometimes if you right-click on the menu button you get an option to "edit menu". Either that, or open the menu and go to Preferences and look for Main Menu. From there you should be able to find your menu item that needs changing...
by Stretch
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: create /home
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

I am assuming that you have one big / partition ? Is this correct? If this is indeed the case I would try this: 1. Install aptoncd. This will backup your installed packages to a cd. 2. Backup your necessary data (/etc, /home/yourname etc) - this can be done manually or by using sbackup (in repositor...
by Stretch
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Saving Tomboy Notes
Replies: 3
Views: 593

You need to backup your ~/.tomboy directory.
by Stretch
Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command Launcher Doesnt Launch
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

:? Sorry about that. One other thing to try is, when creating the launcher, drop down the top box and change it from "application" to "application in terminal". That way you might get some console errors to help out. Also you might want to select "browse" to find your c...

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