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by goinglinux
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TV not detected through HDMI port
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: TV not detected through HDMI port

One more thing. If the resolution you want doesn't appear in the list, the instructions in this article may help you detect and setup additional resolutions your TV is capable of using.

http://goinglinux.com/articles/Connect_ ... VGA_en.htm
by goinglinux
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TV not detected through HDMI port
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: TV not detected through HDMI port

You may need to stop mirroring the displays. Cinnamon desktop: Menu > System Settings >Display Uncheck "Mirror displays" MATE desktop: Menu > Control Center > Monitors Uncheck "Same image in all monitors You can now drag the rectangles representing the monitors so that they are side-by-side (or any ...
by goinglinux
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to change view of multiple tabs in Libre Calc
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: How to change view of multiple tabs in Libre Calc

Your question is perhaps more appropriate to the software developers in a LibreOffice forum, and I am no LibreOffice expert, but I see what you mean. All of the tabs do not become bold when you select more than one. I did notice that the visual indicator that the LibreOffice team chose to use is tha...
by goinglinux
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon Settings?
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Cinnamon Settings?

This article is a little old, but it still applies. http://goinglinux.com/articles/MoveApps ... ter_en.htm
The cinnamon settings are contained in a hidden folder .cinnamon in your home folder.
by goinglinux
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Vizio TV as monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Vizio TV as monitor

You may need to enable the monitor in System Settings. You'll find an application in System Settings labeled "Display" or something like that. Click on the graphic that represents your external monitor and flip the switch to "on". If it still doesn't work, try unchecking the box labeled "Mirror". Th...
by goinglinux
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External Monitor problem
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: External Monitor problem

You may need to enable the monitor in System Settings. You'll find an application in System Settings labeled "Display" or something like that. Click on the graphic that represents your external monitor and flip the switch to "on". If it still doesn't work, try unchecking the box labeled "Mirror". Th...
by goinglinux
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restore EFI boot on MBA after failed Mint17 install [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: Restore stock EFI booter on MBA after failed Mint17 inst

Turns out I was over-thinking it. The solution:
  • In the System Preferences, select Startup Disk
  • Select the icon for Macintosh HD
  • Click the Restart button
The selected disk is set as the default boot device.
by goinglinux
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restore EFI boot on MBA after failed Mint17 install [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Restore EFI boot on MBA after failed Mint17 install [SOLVED]

Clem created an excellent tutorial for installing Mint17 on Macbooks using EFI, without rEFIt or rEFInd. "Linux Mint 17 on the MacBook Pro" http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643 I followed the instructions above, and made a mistake during the installation of Mint17 onto a USB stick. Yep,...
by goinglinux
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Front panel speaker/mic
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Front panel speaker/mic

First thing to check is that the sound card for the speakers is the default. 1. Locate the volume icon in the panel. (system tray) 2. Click the volume icon and select Sound Settings from the menu. 3. Depending on your version of Mint, the dialog box that appears will have either a selection for "Sou...
by goinglinux
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LTS
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: LTS

The "S" in "LTS" stands for "Support" and that is what runs out at the end of the LTS official support period. What that really means is that you won't receive the regular security updates and the upgrades to both the operating system and its applications. Will the system break or stop working? No. ...
by goinglinux
Fri May 31, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts not working ( mint 14 cinnamon )
Replies: 64
Views: 60512

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working ( mint 14 cinnamon ) [SOL

It's fixed in Mint 15 Cinnamon. Thankyou Mint development team! Cinnamon Settings>Switch to Advanced Mode>Keyboard>Keyboard shortcuts>Custom Shortcuts>Add custom shortcut Enter a name and choose a command to run Click "unassigned" twice Press the key combination you want to assign to your shortcut
by goinglinux
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: any Voice Recognition System?
Replies: 9
Views: 2535

Re: any Voice Recognition System?

One more reference. http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/2010/03/pocketsphinx-0-6-release/ CMUSphinx/PocketSphinx is already in the Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora repositories (phython-pocketsphinx). The link above is for the release announcement for version 0.6 back in 2010. They are currently on 0.8 which lo...
by goinglinux
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: any Voice Recognition System?
Replies: 9
Views: 2535

Re: any Voice Recognition System?

OK, Palaver still has a way to go... and I have a bit to learn about setting up my own dictionary of commands... but it works GREAT. I had to install some of the "components" a couple of times to get them to actually install. Not sure why. Anyway, this has a lot of promise and is under active develo...
by goinglinux
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: any Voice Recognition System?
Replies: 9
Views: 2535

Re: any Voice Recognition System?

This is an old thread, but there has been some development in the field of voice recognition in the past four years. I'm going to try installing Palaver on Mint 14 using the instructions from this article and this youtube video. I'll be back to report my results. http://www.muktware.com/5412/how-get...
by goinglinux
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mint Compiz friendly
Replies: 4
Views: 5700

Re: Mint Compiz friendly

You might want to check out this thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 8&t=101612 It describes a solution that actually gives you REAL alt-mousewheel zoom under Cinnamon, thanks to an update from Tobias Quinn to his package gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom.
by goinglinux
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts not working ( mint 14 cinnamon )
Replies: 64
Views: 60512

Re: Keyboard shortcuts not working ( mint 14 cinnamon )

Has someone brought this to the attention of Clem or whoever and got a reply? Anybody? I just went to the bug at https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1077930 and added my confirmation that this bug, originally filed against the Mint 14 Cinnamon (Nadia) release candidate, is still present in th...
by goinglinux
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

The requirement to enter your username and password to install software is one of the reasons Linux is more secure than other operating systems. An automated script is less likely to be able to install malicious software if you need to provide authentication before any installation can occur. You ca...
by goinglinux
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: why you switched to linux ?
Replies: 37
Views: 6100

Re: why you switched to linux ?

My main reason for installing Linux the first time was this: I had an old computer laptop I wanted to use but I did not want to spend any money for yet another copy of Windows 98. Searching for an alternative brought me to a book on Mandrake. This lead me to download and install openSuSE. That old c...
by goinglinux
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Linux Mint 13 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Linux Mint 13 Question

Simply open the Software Manager, search for "cinnamon" and install the package by that name. Mint will install all the other dependencies -- other packages that are needed for the cinnamon desktop to work. After installation, reboot the computer or just log out. Before you enter your user name and ...
by goinglinux
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Zoom in and out? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 38676

Zoom in and out using alt-scrollwheel [SOLVED]

azertywarrior12's solution worked for me, too, using the Cinnamon desktop, but I could only zoom into the left half of my wide-screen laptop monitor. It was this way on Mint 12 and now with Mint 13. Now, there is a solution that actually gives you REAL alt-mousewheel zoom under Cinnamon, thanks to a...

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