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by Anthorn
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backing Up and restoring my entire Mint Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Backing Up and restoring my entire Mint Laptop setup

Probably MondoRescue which allows backing up of the complete system in an .iso file to most media. The added advantage is that's it's open source GPL and supports most Linux distros and FreeBSD including PCBSD. The disadvantage is that if something is added or changed you'll have to make another bac...
by Anthorn
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Correctly Unplug a USB Hard-Drive? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 3354

Re: How to Correctly Unplug a USB Hard-Drive? [SOLVED]

I'm on Mint 17.2. I have a Crucial 240GB SSD in an Inateck USB 3.0 case. I am well aware that it needs to be unmounted when unplugged in which case I right-click on its icon on the desktop and then "Unmount". But quite frankly I just unplug it and nothing bad has happened yet.
by Anthorn
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 64 bit
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 64 bit

Possibly the servers the update manager is trying to connect to are wrong or offline or timing out. Personally, what I do when I get such errors is sudo apt-get update or even a complete reinstall. I'm still on 17.2 and awaiting the official upgrade to 17.3. I noted today that a new version of the u...
by Anthorn
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Future Releases (No more GNOME???)
Replies: 40
Views: 6146

Re: Future Releases (No more GNOME???)

Of course Mint will change in accordance with Ubuntu in the pursuit of the latest and greatest technology. That will happen because Ubuntu is not alone in updating and other distros such as OpenSuSe are going even further. If no change then Mint will be left behind in the competition stakes. But per...
by Anthorn
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: e-sword
Replies: 18
Views: 3711

Re: e-sword

There is already a Bible. There are a lot of applications not installed but can be installed at the click of the mouse: Software Manager > Bibletime which uses the eSword Project libraries additionally installed along with Bibletime is one of them. After installing go to Settings > Bookshelf Manager...
by Anthorn
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why I Like Linux Mint 10
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Why I Like Linux Mint 10

Is this a like or hate topic? lol I have to put a bit of a damper on the forgoing: Common comments in the past in several places from users have been related to the grey menu. My own hopes were that Linux Mint 10 will have a good looking default theme. But the result is that not content with just a ...
by Anthorn
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is a 64 bit version slower then 32 bit
Replies: 18
Views: 1666

Re: Is a 64 bit version slower then 32 bit

I agree with the foregoing. I have a 64 bit system (AMD Athlon) and there is no detectable difference in running speed between the 64 bit and 32 bit Mint. Practically the only reason for installing the 64 bit version as some of the foregoing have said, is if you have 4 gigs or more of memory which t...
by Anthorn
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Internet Speed very very slow in Mint 9 and Mint Debian
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Re: Internet Speed very very slow in Mint 9 and Mint Debian

I've just posted this in the Ubuntu forums and now repeated it here. Could this be your problem? Mint 9: "The problem is that the default wireless manager only allows a wireless card / adapter to router speed of 1mbps. What fixed it for me was the instructions in the forum thread located at http://p...
by Anthorn
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do i add repositories to Linux Mint 9 Isadora
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: How do i add repositories to Linux Mint 9 Isadora

There is a Bible study program in the Software Manager - Bibletime. Try searching for it. Various Bible translations, commentaries and dictionaries can be downloaded and installed through the Bookshelf manager.
by Anthorn
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 64 bit
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: 64 bit

Basically, if you have or want to have more than 4GiB of RAM. I have a AMD Athlon 64 and there is otherwise little or no difference in speed between the 32 bit and 64 bit Mint mainly because most of the programs running on the system will be 32 bit.
by Anthorn
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Flash Being Problematic
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Flash Being Problematic

Does it happen on several sites or the same one all the time? If the browser is waiting for a connection which doesn't happen the whole browser will grey and freeze. Then if the connection is made the browser will be functional again. I haven't actually found a fix for this except to cancel the whol...
by Anthorn
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to dump Vista (or any other OS) [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1986

Re: How to dump Vista (or any othe OS)

Your personal stuff in Mint will likely be in your home directory so Menu button > All Applications > Administration > Backup Tool will make a backup file of your home directory. Drag and drop it onto a CD/DVD and and then in the new install drag it from the CD/DVD into your home directory, click it...
by Anthorn
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu vs. Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: Ubuntu vs. Mint

We have to be fair to Ubuntu: People who complain about Ubuntu not having the codecs, etc. so they have to finish it off themselves have never read the Help, Internet, Mozilla Firefox section. There are a bunch of links which will get it up and running with most codecs with the exception of .mov but...
by Anthorn
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless Netgear for Mint 8
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Wireless Netgear for Mint 8

Assuming you have wireless set up with a password on the router, down at the bottom on the right in between the padlock and sound icon near the clock, click the network connection icon - two monitors. There you will find a wireless set-up listing the possible connections. Choose your router and ente...
by Anthorn
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop effects could not be enabled...
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Desktop effects could not be enabled...

For the desktop effects to work you need good 3D acceleration and that is not very good in any flavour of Linux with ATI graphics. If you are able, try to install a PCI-E Nvidia card and then install the Nvidia driver. Then desktop effects will work. But do you really want wiggly windows and a cube?...
by Anthorn
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New to Mint - Just installed 8
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: New to Mint - Just installed 8

Thanks for the positive feedback, especially from a Suse user. I guess the green color makes it feel homey to you. If it's going to be called Mint then it has to be minty :) I'm a migrant from Ubuntu. I am not by any means new to Linux and have a long history going through mainly pre-Novell SuSE (i...
by Anthorn
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't find .emacs file..
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Can't find .emacs file..

Oops, sorry, didn't see the "." bit. Yes it needs to be created ~/.emacs and then the configuration entered which is then invoked when emacs is launched. Try searching Mint forums for the .emacs file configuration and look at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/documentation-guide/en_US/sn-emacs-file.html...
by Anthorn
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't find .emacs file..
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Can't find .emacs file..

I think emacs is installed in the directory you're in when it's installed

In the terminal try $ whereis emacs

try /etc/emacs and /usr/share/emacs
by Anthorn
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?
Replies: 37
Views: 6069

Re: How can I remove the Linux Mint Firefox search thingy?

I'm sure that if you compared the default Mint Google search with the regular Google search there will be no difference in the search results. Most Mint users I think are happy to use it because it creates a little revenue for Linux Mint. But anyway take a look at this thread: http://forums.linuxmin...
by Anthorn
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ubuntu 8.04 to linux mint 8
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: ubuntu 8.04 to linux mint 8

I'll go with the previous post: Make sure you're selecting the Ubuntu partition to overwrite in the partitioning section of the install process. You should get a warning that you are about to replace Ubuntu. If you still have a problem try installing Ubuntu 9.10 first over Ubuntu 8.04 and then insta...

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