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by msm
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Close laptop lid without Mint closing down
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Close laptop lid without Mint closing down

Go to power settings and select what happens when you close the lid, I have it set to nowt so it keeps running. Under the Power option it's not possible to select what should happen when the lid is closed. Closing the lid does not shut down or put the PC in a hibernate state - it still runs but onl...
by msm
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Close laptop lid without Mint closing down
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Close laptop lid without Mint closing down

Didn't think it would be that easy - will give it a try when I get home. Thanks!
by msm
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Close laptop lid without Mint closing down
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Close laptop lid without Mint closing down

I see that in Win 7 it's possible to set the laptop to "Do Nothing" when the lid is closed. Is there any way to do something similar in Mint Debian? I have external monitor, mouse, and keyboard that I'd like to hook up to the laptop.
by msm
Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: XBMC automatic startup
Replies: 5
Views: 3576

Re: XBMC automatic startup (Solved)

Thanks for the replies. I decided to install XBMCbuntu alongside XFCE instead. It seems to be working fine so far.
by msm
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: XBMC automatic startup
Replies: 5
Views: 3576

XBMC automatic startup

I have installed LM 13 XFCE on my Asrock ion 330D. I'd like to have XBMC automatically start up when the PC is turned on. How can that be set up? Many thanks!
by msm
Wed May 23, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Set Skype to run on start up
Replies: 4
Views: 6778

Set Skype to run on start up

I'm sure the answer is right under my nose, but from googling and searching in this forum I've not been able to find out how to get Skype added to Startup Applications Preferences. I can find that menu well enough but not sure how to add Skype to it. Can someone help, pls?
by msm
Wed May 16, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can't install any software or update packages (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Re: Can't install any software or update packages - new inst

Inserting Google DNS in the Network Manager fixed the issue. Many thanks for the help!
by msm
Wed May 16, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can't install any software or update packages (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Re: Can't install any software or update packages - new inst

Something wicked happened resolving 'debian.linuxmint.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname) msm, this means one of two things (as craig was saying) - you are behind a proxy - check/change your dns I have LMDE installed on my laptop as well running on the same network and that doesn't...
by msm
Wed May 16, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can't install any software or update packages (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Re: Can't install any software or update packages - new inst

I'm at work now so can't give you the input, but could it have something to do with the fact that I didn't set up swap, root, and home partitions when I installed LMDE? If you have enough RAM you don't need a swap partition. I never tried running without one but I know others have. I routinely use ...
by msm
Wed May 16, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can't install any software or update packages (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Re: Can't install any software or update packages - new inst

HughT wrote:looks like you're not connected to the internet - hence 'failed to fetc from http:// etc


I was connected to the internet. I was writing the initial post from the pc. I tried both wired and wireless connections and still got the error message.
by msm
Wed May 16, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can't install any software or update packages (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Re: Can't install any software or update packages - new inst

I'm at work now so can't give you the input, but could it have something to do with the fact that I didn't set up swap, root, and home partitions when I installed LMDE? The complete hard disk was unallocated space and I just chose a / for the whole disk. I didn't follow the instructions on installin...
by msm
Tue May 15, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can't install any software or update packages (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 3502

Can't install any software or update packages (solved)

I just installed the latest LMDE spin 64 bit, but if I try to install software from the Software Manager or via Terminal nothing happens. When trying to check the system for updates I get a long error message. Here's a shortened version of it: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debi...
by msm
Tue May 08, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Blu-Ray in LMDE
Replies: 3
Views: 3163

Re: Blu-Ray in LMDE

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking that the lxbdplayer might work but do not have the possibility of trying it as I currently do not have a br player: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxbdplayer/
by msm
Tue May 08, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Blu-Ray in LMDE
Replies: 3
Views: 3163

Blu-Ray in LMDE

I'm getting an Asrock Ion desktop PC and plan to install LMDE on it. There's a choice between the Asrock with or without a blu-ray drive. I'd like to go for the blu-ray drive but not sure if it's possible to watch blu-ray films in LMDE. Does anybody have experience with blu-ray in LMDE? Any specific...
by msm
Fri May 04, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Live DVD will not boot...
Replies: 15
Views: 11217

Re: Live DVD will not boot...

by msm
Thu May 03, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Live DVD will not boot...
Replies: 15
Views: 11217

Re: Live DVD will not boot...

Have you tried running LMDE from a USB stick instead?
by msm
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] building Cinnamon (sid)
Replies: 401
Views: 94014

Re: [SOLVED] building Cinnamon (sid)

mockturtl wrote:
msm wrote:Bit of a silly question, I know, but how can I install 1.4?
It's in the repos now:

Code: Select all

$ apt policy cinnamon
cinnamon:
  Installed: ...
  Candidate: 1.4.0-lmde1

So just:

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$ apt install cinnamon


Cool. Many thanks for your reply!
by msm
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] building Cinnamon (sid)
Replies: 401
Views: 94014

Re: [SOLVED] building Cinnamon (sid)

Bit of a silly question, I know, but how can I install 1.4?
by msm
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: UPDATE PACK 4 FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 201
Views: 60955

Re: UPDATE PACK 4 FEEDBACK THREAD

I don't seem to be able to install Cinnamon. This is my sources list: # deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import # deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free # deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free # deb ...
by msm
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: UPDATE PACK 4 FEEDBACK THREAD
Replies: 201
Views: 60955

Re: UPDATE PACK 4 FEEDBACK THREAD

Do I replace or add these repositories with the ones already inserted?

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