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by habfan29
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Kernel lockup when writing to USB
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Kernel lockup when writing to USB

I've had an intermittent problem for a long time now with writing files to my EXT3-formatted USB3 hard disk. Sometimes the system hard-locks while doing so. And I mean hard -locks. There's no way to recover other than the power button. In the last two days the problem has gone from intermittent to c...
by habfan29
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 111843

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

richardsdma wrote: in my point of view, gnome-shell is the most beautiful DE in the market today, better and more intuitive than windows metro.
Heh.. talk about damning with faint praise :lol:
by habfan29
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login screen with face selector
Replies: 15
Views: 6493

Re: Login screen with face selector

First, let me note that I also fell victim to the ".desktop.desktop" problem, so if anyone else has trouble making gdm themes work in mdm, open a terminal and do a full "ls" of your files! Now on a related question: is there any way within MATE to set the users' face pictures? Or does one have to di...
by habfan29
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: MDM - Have User List Displayed
Replies: 22
Views: 19010

Re: MDM - Have User List Displayed

Bump to say thanks to Arlos70 for his solution. I punched that into the default MDM login window theme and finally got the face browser. It's pretty fugly compared to LM9's equivalent but at least it's there now.
by habfan29
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: MATE vs Xfce vs Cinnamon DEs for long-term install
Replies: 26
Views: 67615

Re: MATE vs Xfce vs Cinnamon DEs for long-term install

I choose MATE as my default desktop due to the ease of configuration and use. For me, I don't need all kinds of stuffola flying around my workspaces. Also, what I can do in a couple of mouse clicks in MATE seems either impossible or an overly complicated task in Cinammon. I'll second this. I played...
by habfan29
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternatives
Replies: 135
Views: 243758

Re: Top 50 Proprietary apps and their Open Source Alternativ

nextdistroplease wrote:As a noob to Linux, about 6 months, I think I can say that "tar" is the perfect alternative to backup software.
rsnapshot >> tar, though you do need to format your backup drive in a *nix filesystem, not mere FAT32 or NTFS.
by habfan29
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install Wine on Linux Mint 13 MATE 64 bit
Replies: 44
Views: 49295

Re: Install Wine on Linux Mint 13 MATE 64 bit

First of all, After installing Wine, it does not create its own entry in the menu. It is just dropped under system tools or so. Under Ubuntu (10.04.3 LTS) Wine had its own entry under the application menu. It's wierd that Wine does this under Mint... I saw this too. All the Wine menu items end up i...
by habfan29
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Have you upgraded to Mate 1.4? Have you had any problems?
Replies: 31
Views: 11641

Re: Have you upgraded to Mate 1.4? Have you had any problem

I upgraded to Mate 1.4 last night and didn't notice any immediate problems. One caveat for anyone who wants to do this: the mate repository is (currently) SLOW . We're talking almost dial-up-internet slow. It took over 20 minutes to download all the packages. So go make yourself a cup of coffee when...
by habfan29
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate or Cinnamon?
Replies: 102
Views: 111843

Re: Mate or Cinnamon?

In my quick experimentation with the Live DVDs, I'm leaning toward Mate. It felt like an easier learning curve than Cinnamon, coming from the GNOME2 world. Just something simple like adding a top panel - Mate does it in a few clicks, while Cinnamon requires a restart (say what? In 2012 I have to res...
by habfan29
Wed May 30, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No GRUB Install During Maya Install
Replies: 13
Views: 2311

Re: No GRUB Install During Maya Install

Wow, I ran into a similar problem way back with LM9 (I haven't installed LM13 yet). Grub said it installed, but just plain didn't. The only thing I was doing differently from a default install, was trying to install Grub into a partition instead of the MBR (I was running a different boot manager at ...
by habfan29
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 660647

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

I am still a Mint 9 user, since it is an LTS and I have no interest in installing/upgrading every 6 months. I haven't decided to what DE I will move when Mint 13 comes out but it will be one of Cinnamon, Mate, or KDE. I've yet to try Cinnamon or Mate. I did try KDE 4.x in its early days and loathed ...
by habfan29
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox Mint-branded Google search page
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Firefox Mint-branded Google search page

Mine does too, actually, but I never call up Google that way.
by habfan29
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox Mint-branded Google search page
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Firefox Mint-branded Google search page

Continuation of a discussion started here : This is the screenshot of the Mint-branded Google search page I get when using the search bar at the top of Firefox or the context menu option "Search Google for.." As you can see there is no Google menu bar at the top, which is an annoyance to say the lea...
by habfan29
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Remove Mint Search Completely
Replies: 17
Views: 5329

Re: How To: Remove Mint Search Completely

Stock Mint 9 Xfce here . . is your's the same web address as my picture shows ? Wait, we're talking about two different things. I mean the right-click "Search Google for.." Firefox context menu, when you select something on a page. A vanilla Firefox takes you to an ordinary Google page complete wit...
by habfan29
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Remove Mint Search Completely
Replies: 17
Views: 5329

Re: How To: Remove Mint Search Completely

richyrich wrote:@ ken dryden . . am I missing something ? :?

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I run LM9 and the bar is definitely not present in that version.
by habfan29
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Remove Mint Search Completely
Replies: 17
Views: 5329

Re: How To: Remove Mint Search Completely

I do not see how anybody who comes to Mint for the free nature of the product (and the freedom of the product) could ever begrudge using a Mint branded customised search engine if that is what it takes to help Mint grow and develop. Because the Mint Google search customizations are inferior to a re...
by habfan29
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint/XP integration with virtualbox
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Mint/XP integration with virtualbox

You could try right-clicking on the Virtualbox tab and selecting "Always on top". I don't know if that will work the way you want though. I only played around with Virtualbox's "integrated" mode a couple times as it felt kind of.. freaky.
by habfan29
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Why won't grub stay bootable?!
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Why won't grub stay bootable?!

Sorry I never got back to this, I was chasing it down on the Ubuntu forums and had no better luck there. Bottom line is, I finally did have to install grub to the MBR. I had been using BootItNG as my boot & partition manager and I didn't want to overwrite that in the MBR. Grub, however, simply would...
by habfan29
Sat May 29, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Why won't grub stay bootable?!
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Why won't grub stay bootable?!

OK, this is my first day with Linux Mint and I'm about this close to making it my last . I installed grub2 to my root partition rather than my MBR. Every single time I reboot Mint, that partition goes unbootable! Meaning I have to reinsert the live DVD, run "sudo grub-install ...", to make the parti...
by habfan29
Sat May 29, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 information & Links.
Replies: 84
Views: 150624

Re: Grub2 information & Links.

Hi all, I just installed Linux Mint 9 today (first time Mint user, I had been using Ubuntu but the ham-fisted UI changes in 10.04 disgust me) and ran into a serious problem with the Grub installation. Namely: it didn't. It just plain didn't install. I told it to install to /dev/sda7 (my / partition)...

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