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by SimonTS
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm new on mint :p
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: I'm new on mint :p

Hi there Maxime AKA Jopae,

Welcome to Mint - I hope that you enjoy it, and you will certainly find a very helpful group of people for any problems or questions you may have.
by SimonTS
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: re lenovo laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: re lenovo laptop

Hi Emmet, The biggest problem you are going to have is that your laptop is currently configured with 4 partitions (almost certainly all set as Primary because that is how the manufacturers try to stop you from installing anything other than Windows). You will need to back up your current data before...
by SimonTS
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I keep track of when the internet goes down?
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: How can I keep track of when the internet goes down?

I would actually recommend taking Linux out of the equation totally. Go to http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ and register an account there. Then you can create a monitor online which will constantly run a diagnosis, based on the FB6000 system, of your Broadband. If you were to take a snapshot every 24 ...
by SimonTS
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: super slow USB speeds MInt 9x64 LTS!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: super slow USB speeds MInt 9x64 LTS!!!!

Having looked through your other posts you should be well aware that there is not a fix for this yet - you have posted comments in other threads relating to this issue, which include links to the Ubuntu bug tracker as well as various other links on this issue. I have never experienced this problem, ...
by SimonTS
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!
Replies: 58
Views: 53797

Re: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!

No reply yet? :shock: Just to say 'Thank You' to the whole team. I have been using Mint 12 as a Live image, but haven't bothered to actually install it as I have been waiting for the KDE spin to arrive. Now it has, I have to spend some time sorting it all out :mrgreen: Hopefully the release of this ...
by SimonTS
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: more speed
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: more speed

Despite my flippant comment a couple of days ago, have you looked at installing 'bootchart'? It may just point you at the sort of information you are looking for.

http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/bootchart
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot: Mint first or Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 4051

Re: Dual Boot: Mint first or Windows

I would second the recommendation for Mint 9. When I last had Mint installed as my main system (unfortunately work stops me from getting the time to use it much nowadays) I was running Mnt 9. I found it to be much more stable and quicker than 10, 11 or 12 even though I did have to put in some work t...
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: more speed
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: more speed

Lol :mrgreen: If I was running Mint 10 on that spec machine I suspect I would need bionic fingers to be able to do anything faster than the machine could cope with it. I have never understood the motivation in tweaking a system to the bones just to save 5 seconds on boot-up. If there is a genuine pe...
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Permission Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

Re: Permission Problems

'passwd' is a command, but it is context dependent. Were you using the normal user-level console, or did you run it as root? Did you run the command on its own, or with 'sudo'? Are you sure that it was the root account password you actually changed? If you want some more information on the passwords...
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: pass needed after comming out of suspend
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: pass needed after comming out of suspend

If that doesn't work... First install the dconf editor if not already installed: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools Then run it: dconf-editor Check the check box at: org -> gnome -> desktop -> lockdown -> disable-lock-screen You know it is going to work right away if the "Lock Screen" menu i...
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: pass needed after comming out of suspend
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: pass needed after comming out of suspend

Two things to do... Administration>>Login Screen, enable the button "Login automatically". Even with automatic login set, the screen may lock on suspend/resume. In either Power Management, Screensaver, or Login you should find a box for "Lock Screen on Resume". Untick that box. I...
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Solved-"Laptop Battery Critically Low" at full charge
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Re: Solved-"Laptop Battery Critically Low" at full charge

Came here following a link by Remoulder. It would be really useful if the Mint team could incorporate this into an updated Mint 12 Live image as it is a right P.I.T.A. having to make this change each time I boot off my LiveUSB stick.
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: screen keeps lighting and dimming, help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: screen keeps lighting and dimming, help?

Have you gone into "System Settings", "Screen" and unticked the box for "Dim screen to save power"?
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lethal Link of Doom!
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Lethal Link of Doom!

Works fine on my Mint 12 LiveUSB.
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintinstall segfault after opening on theme
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

Re: mintinstall segfault after opening on theme

Regardless of anything else, shouldn't MintInstall be run with gksudo/kdesudo? The OP posted
adam@Mint ~ $ sudo mintinstall


May not fix the fault he is having now, but may stop him having problems with permissions in the future.
by SimonTS
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MintInstall keeps asking for password
Replies: 27
Views: 6158

Re: MintInstall keeps asking for password

Thanks AlbertP, that's why I wrote "I'm not sure this is exactly recommended". It is good to get confirmation from someone such as yourself. The main reason I ended up replying was due to being a little bit annoyed at the attitude of i22yb in his post anyway.
by SimonTS
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MintInstall keeps asking for password
Replies: 27
Views: 6158

Re: MintInstall keeps asking for password

@ i22yb Whatever way things go you should never run a GUI application via 'sudo' - that is precisely why 'gksu' and 'kdesu' exist. Many graphical apps may appear to work correctly when run with 'sudo', but there can be all sort of wierd permissions that are screwed up by doing so. As for running Min...
by SimonTS
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure if this is a bug....
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Not sure if this is a bug....

Good idea...

...but then everybody would be expecting the webserver (and probably Linux in general) to accept .jpG .jPg .Jpg .JPg .JpG .jPG as well as the same combinations for every other file extension out there :shock:
by SimonTS
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" RC released!
Replies: 289
Views: 98014

Re: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" RC released!

LOL :lol:

Hadn't thought of that comparison, but very, very apt.

Having said that, the thought of using SubZero to freeze GNOME at version 2 sounds like a good idea :mrgreen:
by SimonTS
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Modem command (AT commands)
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Modem command (AT commands)

Having had a quick poke around, I'd suggest you have a look at this page;- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto As for the "ATI" command, I think you'll find that you actually need "ATI0" (zero) through to "ATI10) and maybe above, to give the specific informati...

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