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by BakUp
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] How Do I Get Rid Of The Terminal Humor ?
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: How Do I Get Rid Of The Terminal Humor ?

richyrich wrote:At the very end of the file, remove or comment out the line:
/usr/bin/mint-fortune to look like this :
# /usr/bin/mint-fortune
Save & close the file. Done !
Thanks richyrich, my mint-fortune file did not look exactly like that but I was able to get it though.
by BakUp
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] How Do I Get Rid Of The Terminal Humor ?
Replies: 2
Views: 840

[Solved] How Do I Get Rid Of The Terminal Humor ?

I don't know what it is called but when I open a terminal, at the top is the text that I think is supposed to be some kind of humor. The last time I installed Mint I believe it gave me an option eiither at install time or my first boot up to disable this, but I either missed it when I was installing...
by BakUp
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Favourite Linux Links
Replies: 47
Views: 64515

Re: MY FAVORITE LINUX LINKS

Another one from Sarah_B on Freespire; a few years old http://forum.freespire.org/showthread.php?t=4908 Yes, Sarah and I created this together a few years back, as you can tell she is a next door neighbor in Wisconsin.....I have tried to keep mine updated the best I can. I have a new one to add: ht...
by BakUp
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing tar.gz.
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Installing tar.gz.

Hi Nelly..... I have some information in MY FAVORITE LINUX LINKS on installing software from source here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=14361 Which includes the following links: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/softinstall.html http://www.everyjoe.com/newlinuxuser/howto-install-d...
by BakUp
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unetbootin Help Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Unetbootin Help Needed

I have posted in the Ubuntu forums with not one reply, and have done the google search thingie and found no answers there either why my Unetbootin USB installs are not persistence. I have used it in the past and they were persistence, I think I had to download a small file of some kind and copy it t...
by BakUp
Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: /dev/sdc1 is not a block device solved
Replies: 2
Views: 9063

Re: /dev/sdc1 is not a block device

cannot create directory `/dev/sdc1' ok, me bad ! I'll remember that.....thanks Did not need to remove it though because it removed itself after a reboot. Check that /media/usb really exists in case it's a really nasty error No errors, everything is good, it just mounts the usb flash drive as /media...
by BakUp
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Create Mint LiveUSB from Windows using a GUI (UNetbootin)
Replies: 38
Views: 80798

Re: Create Mint LiveUSB from Windows using a GUI (UNetbootin)

Is Unetbootin supposed to be persistant ? I have tried using it many times and my installs are not persistant......so pretty much useless !
by BakUp
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: /dev/sdc1 is not a block device solved
Replies: 2
Views: 9063

/dev/sdc1 is not a block device solved

I am trying to get a usb pen-drive to boot using PlopLinux, but when I try to mount the device I get this error and it will not allow me to mount it. Here is my info for the device: root@BakUp:~# fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 * 1 491 3943926 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) looks good t...
by BakUp
Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Hands-Off install Mint to USB request
Replies: 33
Views: 12401

Re: Hands-Off install Mint to USB request

Huh... 'sbeen a while since anyone thought of this?! I think it's a brilliant idea Anyone interested in a persistant USB pen-drive (flash drive) installer, DreamLinux has the best there is in my opion. DL is a pure Debian Lenny based destro: DreamLinux DL has just recently started using the Xfce de...
by BakUp
Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Quit not working
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Quit not working

also ctrl-alt-del should bring up the quit menu (with logout / switch user / restart / shutdown icons) Yes, that is what I did until I became tired of the Quit option not working. With all the other bugs I encountered in 5.0, I installed another distro on top of it. I am hoping Mint 6.0 will be muc...
by BakUp
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help so I don't screw this up
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Help so I don't screw this up

jbaerbock wrote:this person didn't seem a seasoned pro
Sorry, I was just trying to explain a few options for him......
No offense to your intelligence was given, if so I apologize.
by BakUp
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Installing Problem

I can not help you with your problem, but before an expert drops by you will need to provide your computer specifications, then they will be able to help, I hope......Maybe a kernel panic ?

cheers,
BakUp
by BakUp
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Uninstall Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Uninstall Linux

I would download the Gparted Live CD partitioner and wipe out that partition with it. Reformat it with a fat file system, and then throw in some pictures and music files, so on and so forth, make it look like you are using it for storage, and keep your fingers crossed.

good luck,
BakUp
by BakUp
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Quit not working
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Quit not working

There are many, many threads about this in the Mint Tools forum, the Mint Menu has a known bug.

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=76

I see some have been solved.......

cheers,
BakUp
by BakUp
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help so I don't screw this up
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Help so I don't screw this up

One does not need any special software to edit the Menu.lst, any text editor is fine. Just comment out by using the # in front of anything you do not want to see in the grub menu when booting. I would not uninstall any kernel until you are sure the updated one is stable. Just comment out the lines o...
by BakUp
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ready to take the next step
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Ready to take the next step

Check out my sticky, MY FAVORITE LINUX LINKS, you can find it here:

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... 61&t=14361

It has many tutorials, how-tos, and books among other things.....

BakUp
by BakUp
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 5 revision# 1
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Mint 5 revision# 1

Hi Bakup, Mint 5r1 was released shortly after Mint 5 to close a security hole in Mint Assistant. More here: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=189 Ok, thank you.........I was hoping it was for fixing bugs in the Mint Tools. I have wiped out my Mint 5.0 and installed DreamLinux in place of it. I will ...
by BakUp
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 5 revision# 1
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Mint 5 revision# 1

I have been gone for a while, when was this revison announced ? Just curious......I do not see it in the forums announcements.
by BakUp
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Linux Will Look Like In 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

No surprises here for me:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/sof ... =210002129
Not even the, "command-line hacking for basic system configuration is a thing of the past"
by BakUp
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Getting subscribed email notifications when not subscribed
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Getting subscribed notifications when not subscribed

You are correct rivenought, same here on that web page.

Thank you for your response, always glad to know I am not going crazy.......well, not yet anyway.............lol

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