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by IOStorm
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HELP in Installing WINE
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: HELP in Installing WINE

Where exactly are you looking for wine? It's in the default repositories, so if you run the Synaptic Package Manager and search for wine it should be there. (I've installed Mint 10 at least a dozen times now and it's there every time). What you need to install is "wine1.2" You'll also need to check ...
by IOStorm
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Back In Time - How To Restore?
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Back In Time - How To Restore?

Did you also update your boot/grub/grub.cfg? It passes something like "root=UUID=4eae5f69-a379-454a-b0e1-d94569537a14" as a boot parameter to the kernel. You'll need fix the UUID like you did for fstab. I didn't try that when attempting to do the complete restore with Back In Time. That might have ...
by IOStorm
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Back In Time - How To Restore?
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Back In Time - How To Restore?

I think what you want to achieve is possible with CloneZilla . I'm not sure if a total system restore just isn't Back in Time's forte, or there is something else I am missing. But I tried Clonezilla, after initially resisting due to the tedious manner of booting into it and all the prompts, and it ...
by IOStorm
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Back In Time - How To Restore?
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Back In Time - How To Restore?

I'm probably missing something basic here, but how do you restore an entire root partition using Back In Time? Let's say I toasted the system completely and reinstalled Mint 10 (because that is in fact the case here...) I have Back In Time snapshots saved on another drive and they are available. I j...
by IOStorm
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Naming Shell Scripts - Best Practices
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Naming Shell Scripts - Best Practices

An interesting thing about Linux (from the perspective of a Windows veteran) is that it doesn't care what you name a file. No mandatory use of file extensions that signify something. But are there accepted practices when it comes to naming files? For instance I have written a few tiny shell scripts ...
by IOStorm
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Trackball Mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Re: Trackball Mouse

Mine has four buttons and a red ball with black dots. No double click. The button assignments is an option in the Logitech driver for Windows. I am still used to using the middle button for a doubleclick. But then the middle button has other uses by default in Linux, so I think I will stop looking ...
by IOStorm
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The stupid question....
Replies: 24
Views: 5616

Re: The stupid question....

The question was and still is: Why should i choose Linux Mint instead of Debian? And what is the best way to go about making sure the compilers and ide's and so on are installed and configured? Is there a program that does something like for example the cccleaner? Checks out the windows configurati...
by IOStorm
Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Trackball Mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Re: Trackball Mouse

Connects well and everything worked 'outta da box' Although, they recommended installing the Logitech drivers via Windows. (I don't have any Windows) All 4 buttons work, and the "big red marble" rolls smoothly. I have an older Logitech Trackman Marble. The optical variety (red ball) with three butt...
by IOStorm
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers

sudo and su are terminal commands, so they should not work in a launcher because it is not a terminal. BTW, what confused me about this point was that it did appear to work. If the root credentials are already cached by a previous proper use of su, sudo or gksu, then the improper use in the launche...
by IOStorm
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers [SOLVED]

sudo and su are terminal commands, so they should not work in a launcher because it is not a terminal. I wouldn't be surprised if this works though: gksu "gnome-terminal --geometry=132x43+175+150" I could slap myself for saying that didn't work... but I'm so used to people saying "Type it *without*...
by IOStorm
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers

The menu item to run x-terminal-emulator as root doesn't work either. Click it and nothing happens. Neither x-terminal-emulator nor gnome-terminal work as root, unless the root credentials are already cached. If I first run Synaptic Package Manager, Startup Manager, or some other program that uses g...
by IOStorm
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers

That's part of what I can't figure out. gksu never works in this command: gksu gnome-terminal --geometry=132x43+175+150 su doesn't ever work either. But sudo does work in a launcher, as long as there are cached credentials: sudo gnome-terminal --geometry=132x43+175+150 When I first login, the launch...
by IOStorm
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

su, sudo, gksu don't work in some launchers

Mint 10 problem... I have a launcher to open a root terminal with the following line: "sudo gnome-terminal --geometry=132x43+175+150" It doesn't work initially - that is right after booting up. I have tried su and gksu also and no luck. I click it and nothing happens. Until I run something like the ...

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