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by BigSteve_G
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Mint is for Me
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Which Mint is for Me

Just a thought here but why stick to one desktop environment? My original install of Mint 17.3 (although it actually started at 17.1 & I've just upgraded each time) is actually the mate edition but I then installed cinnamon desktop & switched that to my default so if needs be I can also swit...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Shared folder
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: [SOLVED] Shared folder

Thanks, I'll have a play around with it when I have a little more time.
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No 'Open in Terminal' [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: No 'Open in Terminal' [SOLVED]

Thanks for that. Great minds must think alike because I had installed dconf-tools & was looking around through it as you posted (although I didnt know quite where to look) The exec line did read "gnome-terminal" and as soon as I changed it to "mate-terminal" it works perfect ...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No 'Open in Terminal' [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: No 'Open in Terminal'

At the moment I'm starting Terminal via a desktop / menu short cut The 'Edit > Preferences > Toolbar in Nemo, and activate the "Open in Terminal" icon for the Toolbar' didn’t work at all strangely enough though I did copy the .config/dconf/user file from the user that it works for to &...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Shared folder
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Shared folder

Sorry - after a somewhat trying day at work I had slightly mis-read your original post, try this & see if it helps sudo chmod -hR g+rwx /home/Shared/* This will let the users in the group read & write to the file - the only slight downside being it will need doing each time a new file is cre...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux making things easier
Replies: 32
Views: 1852

Re: Linux making things easier

- just thought of another 'Easier in Mint' trick I thought I throw in there regarding backups To back up all my user (& other users) files, settings, config' files & shared stuff while preserving the directory & file permissions (in encrypted format at that) - I've found a really easy me...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Shared folder
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Shared folder

Hi I have the same kind of set-up on my own computer but with a few more users & some of them belonging to a few groups, amusing the users & groups are already set-up try something like this; sudo chown -hR :iandeb /home/Shared/ sudo chmod -R g+rwx /home/Shared/* sudo chmod -R o-rwx /home/Sh...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No 'Open in Terminal' [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 265

No 'Open in Terminal' [SOLVED]

Hoping someone can help with this - its not a problem as such just a little annoying... In Mint 17.3 Cinnamon when I right click on the desktop or in a folder & select 'Open in terminal' nothing happens, however if I log in to my computer with a different user account it works just fine. Also wh...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux making things easier
Replies: 32
Views: 1852

Re: Linux making things easier

So you make a living working on Windows? Instead of ranting maybe you should try to remember the differences between the OSes and only think about getting your work done. :wink: I didnt start the thread to bash any OS (as I've seen the flame wars that can cause) it wasn't a rant just a little curio...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux making things easier
Replies: 32
Views: 1852

Linux making things easier

Firstly sorry if this is posted in the wrong thread. I've been using Linux Mint now for nearly 6 years now & will never go back to Windows and I’ve come to notice not only that I've been using this forum less than I used too :oops: because things work that well or I'm able to figure things out m...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Windows 10 Knows I Want To Kill It
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: Windows 10 Knows I Want To Kill It

"Windows 10 Knows I Want To Kill It" If your Windows system knows you want it dead you may need to be careful - according to the films when systems become self-aware that’s when trouble starts just look at the Terminators, Skynet, that mainframe in I-Robot, HAL in 2001 a space oddity, that...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: File Encryption {SOLVED}
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: File Encryption {SOLVED}

rjay earl - This link may help shed a little light on things http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesyste ... /proc.html

The /proc directory isn't for actual files as such more for the process that are running.
by BigSteve_G
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Exporting the current system" to another SSD
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: "Exporting the current system" to another SSD

Would it be possible to boot from from a live DVD & use rsync (with various command line options) to copy the installed system from one drive to another? I'm thinking of doing something similar so I have a backup copy of my working install using an external drive but cant do it the gparted way a...
by BigSteve_G
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Multi Boot DVD [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Multi Boot DVD [SOLVED]

Just a sort-of update incase any one else has done this but is running in to problems of late. For some reasons Mint 17 crashes before installing grub when installed from a multi-dvd thing like the ones I've described here - not a major problem just means you have to install grub manually. Mint 17.1...
by BigSteve_G
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: install disk image of mint on new puter possible?<abandoned>
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Linux will work just fine if you simply put the hard drive with the installation on in the new computer, I've done it myself with no problems
by BigSteve_G
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost in the terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Lost in the terminal

Thanks for the replys DrHu - I tried the Ctrl + Alt + F1 thing & just got a totaly blank screen where even typing exit had no effect - not sure what that means. I also tried different color schemes but its still the same effect. Anything I type or any output shows in the terminal its just the pr...
by BigSteve_G
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Lost in the terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Lost in the terminal [SOLVED]

Well I've tried google & couldnt find the answers (or at least anything I could understand / get to work) so I'm hoping someone else can help. On one of my machines running LM13 for some reason when I open a terminal there are a couple of things that are making me feel a little 'lost' 1st - I'm ...
by BigSteve_G
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 32 bit vs 64 bit
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit

To be honest I'd kinda say if you have over 4gig of memory go for 64bit but that said one thing to bear in mind is that memory usage & management is better under Linux than Windows anyway so I wouldnt say its a major problem. Just to kinda get it in perspective I have a Mint 17 32-bit system wit...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: RE: Installer crashing at running "grub-install/dev/sda2"...
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: RE: Installer crashing at running "grub-install/dev/sda2

I've had the same problem now with (I think) 2 of 4 Linux Mint 17 installations. Rather then keep retrying installing I booted the Live disc started Firefox & googled 'reinstall grub 2 from live dvd' & found a useful guide. Just a thought in-case you run in to the problem again. (Took about ...
by BigSteve_G
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: my pc is busy doing what?
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: my pc is busy doing what?

One trick you could use to get something similar to the Windows Ctrl Alt Delete is use 'Keyboard short cuts' under preferences & set a key combination that when pressed runs 'mate-system-monitor' then when you press thoses keys the system monitor runs. Also another good one I use myself is the s...

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