Search found 83 matches

by cakehead
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have just deleted all of my wife's files
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: I have just deleted all of my wife's files

OK so I have my /Home folder on a separate 500Gb hard drive. I set up Mint on a 60Gb SSD. I created a user for my wife and her /home folder would not mount as I made a mistake in her user name. So I deleted the account and created another one, only the original /Home folder had been deleted with all...
by cakehead
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have just deleted all of my wife's files
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: I have just deleted all of my wife's files

I have two HDD's in my computer, one for OS and one for /Home. I created a user account for my wife realised I made a mistake in her name and deleted it. I then created another account and her /Home file was missing. I have logged out of her account but I have not closed down the computer.
by cakehead
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have just deleted all of my wife's files
Replies: 13
Views: 652

I have just deleted all of my wife's files

I have just been trying to set up my wife as a user and I deleted all of her files by mistake. Can a home directory be recovered or am I in serious trouble when she gets home.
by cakehead
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Take ownership SOLVED I did a re-install
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Take ownership

That's the trouble, I don't know how to change ownership by the command line
by cakehead
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Take ownership SOLVED I did a re-install
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Take ownership SOLVED I did a re-install

OCZ Vertex 60 Gb = Root, Samsung 500 Gb = Home, I tried to install Mint 16 yesterday and upon setting up new additional users the setup failed and I am now left with my daughters and my wifes accounts as user `1002`. How do I change these accounts back to the original users. I used Mint 15 as there ...
by cakehead
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Banshee files greyed out why ?
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Banshee files greyed out why ?

The files are all MP3 and the partition is mounted
by cakehead
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Banshee files greyed out why ?
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Banshee files greyed out why ?

When I try to import files in Banshee I find that all of my music is greyed out and I don't know why. Can anyone help please. Thanks John
by cakehead
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: boot proble PC "eMachines"
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: boot proble PC "eMachines"

I seem to remember there being a problem with Intel chipsets and Linux, they just don't work well together !
by cakehead
Sun May 01, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Question regarding home parition and installation.
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Question regarding home parition and installation.

Message to neji49, I to have the same thoughts on a separate /home. I have been reading lots of howto's on the internet and decided to play around. I have two hard drives in my machine so I used manual setup to set / on the first drive and /home on the second drive. Installation went as planned and ...
by cakehead
Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Separate Home on new install (Solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Separate Home on new install (Solved)

On the next incarnation of Linux Mint (11) I would like to put my Home partition on a separate hard drive sdb. I have researched the process the best that I can, copied home to an new drive on a test rig and I am 95 % confident of what I am doing. My question is this; what happens to my mail, is the...
by cakehead
Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Missing volume control
Replies: 23
Views: 22211

Missing volume control

I have lost the little speaker from the panel. Does anyone know how to get back the speaker ? It's doing my head in ! Thanks John
by cakehead
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ( Solved ) Clean Install
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Clean Install

Thanks for the quick reply gn2. I am sending this reply from Mint 8 and I did just what you suggested. John
by cakehead
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Continuing problems trying to install...
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Continuing problems trying to install...

I had the same problem, I downloaded two ISO's, the checksum was right and it drove me mad because Mint would not load. Then I noticed that the ISO was a DVD version ! I burned the ISO to DVD and it works a treat !
by cakehead
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ( Solved ) Clean Install
Replies: 3
Views: 317

( Solved ) Clean Install

I am going to do a clean install/upgrade from Mint 7 to Mint 8. At the moment I have two hard drives in my machine, one for my OS and the other for files and I use symbolic links in /home to make back up and re-installs easy. Is it possible to do the same with my mail client and address book (I use ...
by cakehead
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Can't get all freeview channels
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Can't get all freeview channels

I have a digital tv card and I am using Kaffeine. I am trying to setup the digital channels but I don't get all of them to install. I have a freeview box for the home TV which does pick up all the channels, so I know I am getting a good signal ! can anyone tell me what I am not doing !! Thanks
by cakehead
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where has it gone ?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Where has it gone ?

Thanks for the tip ageing technogeek, very useful ! I did get annoyed today and re installed Mint this morning.
by cakehead
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where has it gone ?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Where has it gone ?

Thanks Lantesh, but it doesn't work, I have also lost my add on icon for download helper !
by cakehead
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where has it gone ?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Where has it gone ?

I have been on a web page that has stollen the bar at the top of firefox ! the one which has the Minimize, Maximize and Close on it. Does anyone know how to get it back again ? Thank you for your time guys.
by cakehead
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Zeroing my drive
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Zeroing my drive

I am using mint 5 live disk with the command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda. There was no progress monitor and I was not sure if I had done things right, shortly after posting my question the process completed. Mint is now loaded again and working like a dream. Thank you for your reply
by cakehead
Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Zeroing my drive
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Zeroing my drive

Hi, I am zeroing my hard drive right now ! Should there be some kind of progress monitor or does it just stop when finished ? Thanks

Go to advanced search