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by sgosnell
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Default Email Application
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Default Email Application

That option won't show up if it isn't installed. Is gnome-gmail installed on your 11 system?
by sgosnell
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Running smoothly? Bored now :(
Replies: 26
Views: 4069

Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

If you're bored, switch to Unstable. Or if you're really bored, Experimental.

Actually, I see less borkage with Sid than Wheezy, and what there is gets fixed in a day or so. I am running a few specific packages from Experimental, notably Iceweasel 7.0. I really like it.
by sgosnell
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anybody know how to enable spell check in libreoffice[Solved
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Anybody know how to enable spell check in libreoffice

What do you mean, spell-check doesn't work? What happens, or doesn't happen, contrary to what you expect? It does require a dictionary to be installed, but that should have been done during installation, but perhaps not. Edit preferences, and make sure spellcheck is selected, along with the proper d...
by sgosnell
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: need red big cursor like in Ubuntu...
Replies: 10
Views: 1541

Re: need red big cursor like in Ubuntu...

The size is configurable by right-clicking on the desktop, selecting "Change desktop background", Themes tab, Customize, Pointer, then drag the slider at the bottom to the size you want.
by sgosnell
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Web server is behind RV park wifi (i broke-in to firewall!)
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Web server is behind RV park wifi (i broke-in to firewal

I can't ping it, which is a good indication that it's an actual IP. If you try to ping a domain name that doesn't exist, you'll usually get a return from one of the parking services. I got returns from parkwebwin-v03.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net and metrohosting.net for domain names I made up, but no...
by sgosnell
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using GParted
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Using GParted

One of the advantages of letting the installer do the work is that it will usually create a logical partition with an extended partition in it for swap, so you don't have to deal with that manually. But if you want fine control over your partitions, and know what you're doing, gparted will certainly...
by sgosnell
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird inbox always shows empty on restart
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: thunderbird inbox always shows empty on restart

I don't know. It depends on your email server. If you're using POP3, you should be able to reset it to download everything on the server. If it's IMAP, it should be showing what the server has. If it's MS Exchange, I dunno. Those can be set up lots of ways, I think, and I try to avoid them.
by sgosnell
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: thunderbird inbox always shows empty on restart
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: thunderbird inbox always shows empty on restart

Set Thunderbird to show all messages, not just unread messages. IIRC, there is a button for a quick filter for this just above the message window. I use Icedove instead of Thunderbird, but they should be pretty much the same.
by sgosnell
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using GParted
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Using GParted

You don't need to use it at all unless you want to. You can pre-partition a drive if you don't want to use anything the installer will allow, but if you can be satisfied with choices the installer gives, then the installer will take care of it for you.
by sgosnell
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: remove(hide) window title bar (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 3175

Re: remove(hide) window title bar...

Press F11 to toggle between fullscreen and standard views.
by sgosnell
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE: A Great Disappointment <Decision Time>
Replies: 30
Views: 5764

Re: LMDE: A Great Disappointment <Decision Time>

Debian Testing is not the bleeding edge, not even close. Debian Experimental is the bleeding edge, then comes Debian Unstable, on which most of Ubuntu is based, then Debian Testing. Testing is pretty far behind the bleeding edge, but it suffers from the disadvantage of being in the middle, so it has...
by sgosnell
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Dropbox for the paranoid. (err, security conscience)
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Dropbox for the paranoid. (err, security conscience)

I don't store anything on Dropbox unencrypted that I worry about. I don't care if someone does get access to most of the files. The only sensitive file is my KeePassX database, which I keep there so I can access it from any of my computers and from my Android phone. However, it is encrypted with a s...
by sgosnell
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Liquorix on LMDE 64-bit
Replies: 50
Views: 11378

Re: Liquorix on LMDE 64-bit

It's not the design of one individual. Linus Torvalds wrote the kernel, and liquorix modifies it slightly.
by sgosnell
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [RESOLVED] Can I add a WiFi router on an existing wired LAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: [RESOLVED] Can I add a WiFi router on an existing wired

You should be able to find the manual for the wifi router on the interwebtubez, via Google. Read that, and it should explain how to set the security on it. Can't help with the iPod, but the manual for it should provide some help.
by sgosnell
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: enable automatic login?
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: enable automatic login?

My only suggestion is "Don't do that!". It will wreak havoc with the Gnome keyring, and you will have to enter your password every time an app needs to access the keyring for your password. It's not a good idea in any case. Entering a password once at boot isn't really that onerous, is it?
by sgosnell
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [RESOLVED] Can I add a WiFi router on an existing wired LAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Can I add a WiFi router on an existing wired LAN?

If you buy a new wireless router, it will also work as an ethernet router, just like the one you already have, with the addition of wifi capability. You can just replace the current router with the new one, replace the ethernet cables, and configure the new router. You need to change the password, a...
by sgosnell
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Website Passwords
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: Website Passwords

I've been using a password safe for years. There is no way I can remember all the passwords I have for all the sites. I'm currently using KeePassX, and keeping the database in my Dropbox folder. That way I can access my passwords from any of my computers, including my Android phone, since there is a...
by sgosnell
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Updates - How do you manage
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Updates - How do you manage

MintUpdate doesn't work well with Debian Testing. I go through the terminal and use sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade That normally works, but there are occasional breakages, although probably fewer than there will be with using MintUpdate over the long term. Clem has promised to prov...
by sgosnell
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why releases have women names?
Replies: 21
Views: 4447

Re: Why releases have women names?

It could be like Debian, which uses characters from the movie "Toy Story" as release names. That may be why Debian releases new versions so slowly - the pool of names isn't that huge. :lol: Most distros don't even bother with names, just numbers, which are obviously unlimited.
by sgosnell
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Please do not see the address and go
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Please do not see the address and go

Autorun.exe is a Windows program, won't run under Linux except perhaps with wine, and that may not help. You didn't list the manufacturer of the modem, so I can't find anything specific, but if you put the manufacturer and model into Google, along with "+linux", you should be able to find out if the...

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