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by piquat
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help removing password prompts [SOLVED]
Replies: 42
Views: 4205

Re: Need help removing password prompts

Besides obscurity, part of what makes linux more secure is the fact that your normal every day user doesn't have a lot of access outside of your home folder. This is by design. OP, how about a different approach... because you may actually have a problem. Give some examples of what you're trying to ...
by piquat
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I am so very stuck Dx
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: I am so very stuck Dx

For those searching I'll add this solution I found while putting mint on my fathers old HP laptop: It had the physical switch and linux won't pay any attention to it, common problem. Out of pure dumb luck, I rebooted into windows (XP) and enabled it with the switch. When I rebooted into Mint, IT STA...
by piquat
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Amazon Prime Instant Video
Replies: 2
Views: 4040

Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video

Attempting to use this, btu i can not seem to get the last command to work. The only reason for this i can see is the two hyphones (-) are different sizes, and i only seem to have them at one size on my keyboard (UK) that i can find. Am i correct that i need to fins a second hyphon, or is the comma...
by piquat
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Linux definately not a replacement for XP
Replies: 74
Views: 7249

Re: Mint and Linux definately not a replacement for XP

I am tinkering with Linux from 2000 or so, that time "Caldera" released their first working version of linux then(May be I don't remember that it was not their first release I got first CD of any other OS than 'windows'. It came with a magazine called 'developerIQ'). I have been trying linux since ...
by piquat
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mate or xfce?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: mate or xfce?

Parents old laptop. HP Single core (don't remember speed), 2GB RAM. MATE is kind of pokey. XFCE is ok but still pauses in places (the HD is slooow on this thing). XP, btw, after all the updates, is pretty much unusable, unless you have monumental patience. :mrgreen:
by piquat
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I screwed up while installing Linux Mint. Please help
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: I screwed up while installing Linux Mint. Please help

How is that possible? I made sure that I used my C drive to create the partition. My USB drive was only 2 GB. He's not talking about the partition you put the OS on. He's referring to where GRUB was installed to. GRUB is the boot loader. You may have put the OS where you intended but GRUB on the us...
by piquat
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there "Readyboost" for Linux Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Re: Is there "Readyboost" for Linux Mint?

I'm redoing my parents old machine and readyboost helps Vista on boot only (prebuilt dell, I suspect the HD is very slow). Mint, on the other hand, uses so little memory and loads up so fast I've never wanted any type of usb caching.
by piquat
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation of Linux Mint 17 from Live USB crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 4495

Re: Installation of Linux Mint 17 from Live USB crashes

Edit: I fixed mine. At DVD boot menu I hit a key and then e to edit, IIRC. Mine just needed nomodeset added (google nomodeset if you're confused). I don't remember the exact keystrokes but at some point I was booted to DVD in a very low res mode. Driver manager added a video driver and the install w...
by piquat
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Missing scroll bar buttons? LM17 MATE & Cinn
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Re: Missing scroll bar buttons? LM17 MATE & Cinn

Scrollbar buttons aren't there anymore in the Mint-X theme. If you want them, install some other theme that has them. Ahh, so they removed them then. I was wondering what happened. I think I'll just leave it. Didn't use them all that much. Just thought I may have caught a bug. Guess not. Thanks for...
by piquat
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Missing scroll bar buttons? LM17 MATE & Cinn
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Re: Missing scroll bar buttons? LM17 MATE & Cinn

Bumping this once, hope that's OK.

How about this:

Does anyone NOT have this problem.

I mean, I guess I should report this as a bug?
by piquat
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Missing scroll bar buttons? LM17 MATE & Cinn
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

[Solved] Missing scroll bar buttons? LM17 MATE & Cinn

In any program that has a scroll bar, (like firefox, caja, nemo) the buttons at top and bottom of the scroll bar aren't there. This is on two separate Dell laptops, one running MATE (32 bit) and the other running Cinnamon (64 bit). These are two fresh installs of LM17 but I think one is an upgraded ...
by piquat
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Swap partition and upgrading Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Swap partition and upgrading Mint

Just did this last night. Had 3 OS's and a swap partition. Just told it what to format and where to lay mint, didn't make any changes for the swap partition and it's using the old swap partition just fine.
by piquat
Fri May 16, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HALP! Am I breaking my pc?
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: HALP! Am I breaking my pc?

That's the thing i don't know what my username is? I'm trying to install mint 13 from usb to an empty harddrive but i assumed it was 'mint' so where you see oobe i filled in mint. I can't tell if you've gone through the install process or not. When you go through the install process it prompts you ...
by piquat
Fri May 02, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: computer freezes after running 1/2 hour
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: computer freezes after running 1/2 hour

I've had times where just reseating it (pulling the memory out and putting it back in) fixed things like this. Worth a shot, can't really get any worse.
by piquat
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why use Linux??? (real newbie question)
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Why use Linux??? (real newbie question)

I run it on a 7 year old laptop that came with XP. Upped the RAM, new SSD and Mint, it's given it new life. The other reason is that I'm just a geek. I like messing with computers. Windows gets boring after a while, Linux gives me an interesting problem to solve every once in a while. There are some...
by piquat
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing ppa Petra
Replies: 6
Views: 1747

Re: Removing ppa Petra

From poking around a bit it seems that apt-add-repository doesn't have a -r option.

I keep seeing references to add-apt-repository having a --remove option though....
by piquat
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network DHCP question
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Network DHCP question

Look it is not a LinuxMint issue , it is not una problema tampoco , you just need to reconfigure your modem. We do not know your modem brand but ussually you access with 192.168.1.1 the password may be admin , just check in the back of your modem. Enable DHCP. Do not forget to save. You will be onl...
by piquat
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless Networks Don't Show Up on My Dell Inspiron 1521
Replies: 20
Views: 5805

Re: Wireless Networks Don't Show Up on My Dell Inspiron 1521

Hi, Inspiron 1501 with working wireless/wired here. My inxi -N output: Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44 Card-2: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl I'm no guru and I don't know the answer but I thought it might help the others help you. Note the b44 driver listed ...
by piquat
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount COmmand
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Mount COmmand

From: man mount For most types all the mount program has to do is issue a simple mount(2) system call, and no detailed knowledge of the filesystem type is required. For a few types however (like nfs, nfs4, cifs, smbfs, ncpfs) ad hoc code is necessary. The nfs, nfs4, cifs, smbfs, and ncpfs filesystem...
by piquat
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Telnet port
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Telnet port

This is pertinent:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1034739

There's a bit in there about figuring out WHY that port might be open that you might want to investigate.

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