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by Fred
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Install PYSDM or alternative
Replies: 23
Views: 14686

Re: Install PYSDM or alternative

To whom it may concern, Instead of using buggy, limited GUIs for this chore, why not take a few min. of your time and learn to do it correctly from the CLI. It isn't difficult to learn and you will always be able to set up your system so it mounts the way you want it to. No muss, no fuss. altair4 ha...
by Fred
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Where to find apps after installation?
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: WHERE DO APPS GO WHEN YOU INSTALL THEM?

Greetings and salutations frascati, Since you seem to be unable to get an answer, I'll take a stab at it. First you need to understand that how and where a program is installed is dependent on who made the deb file you are trying to install. The installation instructions are part of the deb file and...
by Fred
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: an LMDE newbie's experience installing from DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 4230

Re: an LMDE newbie's experience installing from DVD

Greetings & Salutations Tom, You have shown a lot of perseverance and I commend you for your efforts. I do have a tip for you that may save you some grief in the future. Don't mix "apt-get" and "aptitude" in Debian. "apt-get" is a lower level tool than "aptitud...
by Fred
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: get rid of Authentication Dialog box for admin actions.
Replies: 17
Views: 2407

Re: get rid of Authentication Dialog box for admin actions.

I just don't get it. I keep seeing threads like this one and it makes no sense to me. I am assuming, wrongly maybe, that people are moving over to Linux for the additional security and stability that Linux offers. But then one of the first things they want to do is find ways of defeating the structu...
by Fred
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How much space to allocate partitions?
Replies: 19
Views: 5497

Re: How much space to allocate partitions?

Tom

These two gentlemen have just given you very good advice. Heed it. :-)

Fred
by Fred
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove my linux Mint password?
Replies: 55
Views: 7606

Re: How can I remove my linux Mint password?

GSXR750L,

Sorry, but I must correct you. What you did, copying and posting her pic, can't be done. I know this because Andrea said so. Therefore, you and anyone else that thinks they saw it were obviously hallucinating. :-)

Fred
by Fred
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: The Floodgates Have Opened
Replies: 70
Views: 8888

Re: The Floodgates Have Opened

You should be very careful about letting anything "x-org" update just yet, with X running especially. You might want to upgrade with "smxi" only for a little while and see how the GUIs handle this flood. :-)

Fred
by Fred
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 161772

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

@randomizer,

He is convinced. No point in in arguing with him. :-)

Fred
by Fred
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: smxi and liquorix
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: smxi and liquorix

I hate to be a spoil sport but I must hardily disagree with almost everything the thread started has said in this thread. smxi and h2's other scripts are excellent and well maintained. They make upgrading Debian and most Debian based distros almost fool proof. They are CLI based but there are good r...
by Fred
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hard link multiple files
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Hard link multiple files

One thing you might want to keep in mind about links, soft or hard. Links don't have permissions. Only the files/folders they point to have permissions. Also, you might want to look into "binding" folders in fstab as an alternative to what you are currently doing. Just some random thoughts...
by Fred
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 6870

Re: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux

My goodness! Do you guys never tire of these "Windows is better/worse than Linux" threads? Who cares? Better for who and what? Worse for who and what? If you think Windows is better for you then use it. If you think Linux is better for your situation then use it. What's to discuss? :-) Fred
by Fred
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: KEEPING LMDE UPDATED
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

Re: KEEPING LMDE UPDATED

I whole heartedly agree with wh7qq's above post. I have used h2's "smxi" upgrade routines since shortly after they became available. They have matured quite nicely and work very well on Debian based systems. All LMDE users would be well advised to take a closer look at this method of upgra...
by Fred
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why doesn't Google answer any of my questions?
Replies: 30
Views: 2245

Re: Why doesn't Google answer any of my questions?

Well, many will not like this but so be it. I think you guys are being too hard on this person. How would you like it if people made fun of you, just because they could, like some of you are doing to brawnypandora0. It is obvious to me that there are things here that you don't know or understand. Yo...
by Fred
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This is how you should sell Linux Mint to the world...
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: This is how you should sell Linux Mint to the world...

You might want to read the posts in the below thread to maybe get a different perspective on things. Of course I like my posts the best. lol :-)

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=59803

Fred
by Fred
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove my linux Mint password?
Replies: 55
Views: 7606

Re: How can I remove my linux Mint password?

andreaborman wrote: To make it like it is in Windows so I dont have to use passwords to do anything. after all it is my computer so I think we should be given a choice in Linux about if we want to have log in,passwords and security settings or no passwords or security at all. This is some thing I fe...
by Fred
Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I remove my linux Mint password?
Replies: 55
Views: 7606

Re: How can I remove my linux Mint password?

You should never run your Linux desktop as root, (administrator). This is just asking to have your system taken away from you and used against others. You ever heard of bots or zombies? I have a question though. If you want your Linux system to run like Windows and you are unwilling to learn a new w...
by Fred
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Apple less evil than Microsoft?
Replies: 26
Views: 2710

Re: Is Apple less evil than Microsoft?

Elisa, Yes, I am a dog lover. :-) Chiwawas are a very aggressive breed of dog. Much more so than Rottweilers. Since Chiwawas are so small they don't have the capacity to do the kind of harm that the big, strong Rottweiler does. Putting the brain of the overtly aggressive Chiwawa into the strong, pow...
by Fred
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How many future releases?
Replies: 10
Views: 995

Re: How many future releases?

pythagorean, You got part of it but didn't go quite deep enough. Red Hat and Canonical are users of Linux, just like IBM, Novell, Cisco, Net Gear, Dell, Oracle, Google, you, me, and many millions of other users. You can take Linux and do as you please with it as long as you give back your improvemen...
by Fred
Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Executable bit OFF
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Executable bit OFF

Instead of double clicking the *.exe file, right click it and click the open with entry and check wine and check the always open with box. From then on double clicking an *.exe file will open it with wine which is what you want it to do in order to run.

Fred
by Fred
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Apple less evil than Microsoft?
Replies: 26
Views: 2710

Re: Is Apple less evil than Microsoft?

My take would be Apple is worse but Microsoft is bigger. Putting Steve Jobs in charge of Microsoft would be like putting a Chiwawa brain in a Rottweiler body. lol :-)

Fred

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