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by maxmir
Tue May 24, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What adds mint-fortune to bash.bashrc?
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Re: What adds mint-fortune to bash.bashrc?

So I guess nobody knows what adds this? Perhaps it'll at least be guarded by a check for the executable in Linux Mint 11?
by maxmir
Tue May 24, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable overlay scrollbars in Katya?
Replies: 19
Views: 5212

Re: Disable overlay scrollbars in Katya?

Figures. I was hoping there might be a GUI checkbox or something that would be simpler than removing the packages entirely. Mucking around in the terminal and manually editing configuration files is something that the end-user shouldn't be hassled with, especially not in a newbie-friendly distro li...
by maxmir
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Funds for Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 10328

Re: Funds for Mint

Old threads never die, they just unravel.
by maxmir
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Partition merging
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Partition merging

If you deallocate 10 and 11 then there should be no problem about growing 7 into the unused space, so it'll still be /dev/sda7. Of course, doing a backup first is always advisable.
by maxmir
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Users: Debian Squeeze Released
Replies: 31
Views: 44155

Re: LMDE Users: Debian Squeeze Released

you shouldn't really. This way you are just updating some apps and not the base system, it's fine for a while but not as a standard procedure, because with time the updated apps will depend on newer libs that you don't have on your system. That's at least the way i understand it :) but if someone c...
by maxmir
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint users on Ubuntu forums
Replies: 38
Views: 4007

Re: Mint users on Ubuntu forums

mads wrote:However, Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu and not a different distribution.
You'd better tell DistroWatch.com they're using the wrong definition.
by maxmir
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint users on Ubuntu forums
Replies: 38
Views: 4007

Re: Mint users on Ubuntu forums

There's a Linux Mint forum to get help with your distro. You'll find it here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/ Seems a reasonable response to me. Polluting forums with questions about other distributions just makes it more difficult to find answers to the distribution of interest. As for quick closure ...
by maxmir
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 563733

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

As summary: I got this message in German language (German installation) /usr/bin/mint-fortune: Zeile 35: [: ==: Einstelliger (unärer) Operator erwartet. To retain the fortune, I did these steps: 1.) Changing line 35 with sudo nano /usr/bin/mint-fortune from if [ $showfortunes == "true" ]; then to i...
by maxmir
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Update changed my date format
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Update changed my date format

'date +%r' just prints out the date on the command line in the requested format, it doesn't change the date. Plus, the question seemed to relate to the format used in skype. Perhaps either skype, tzdata or something locale related got updated. If skype doesn't allow you to change it back, I'd sugges...
by maxmir
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: This Whole 'root' Thing Is Getting On My Last Nerve...
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: This Whole 'root' Thing Is Getting On My Last Nerve...

If you run 'visudo' (safely edits the /etc/sudoers file) you can add 'timestamp_timeout=-1' to the 'Defaults' line.

You'll still have to enter the password once, but it should not expire after that.
by maxmir
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 177061

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

FranzB wrote:I am sorry, it was not meant to be insulting.
No need for apologies, certainly not to me, I was just making an observation. Anyway, I'm not a programmer, just a systems architect / systems integrator who can't get a job.
by maxmir
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the Barbary Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Hello from the Barbary Coast

Hello everyone. I arrived on Linux Mint World a few weeks ago from the Land of Ubuntu. I'm not sure how long I can stay -- indeed I shouldn't be messing around in forums but rather finding myself a job. I've been playing with computers for some time now, but I can't say they're as much fun as they u...
by maxmir
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux Mint Stickers
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

Re: Linux Mint Stickers

DMGrier wrote:Picture is a little low resolution due to camera.
You're kidding right -- if I don't view the image with autoscaling I have to scroll off the screen and halfway into the next room.
by maxmir
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 947
Views: 177061

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

FranzB wrote:Unfortunately, as I did notice during my job, many computer programmers are somwhat autistic and I doubt that my words here will have much of an effect.
If you insult people it often makes them disinclined to help.
by maxmir
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How do I change the mouse theme of my login screen in KDE?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: How do I change the mouse theme of my login screen in KD

You are reading to far into it, the idea is I wouldn't, so it isn't far at all. Its also a play on a quote from The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Its been a part of my signature a long time, and follows me from forum to forum. Ah, I must brush up on my classical literature I guess. Zaphod: Trust...
by maxmir
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How do I change the mouse theme of my login screen in KDE?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: How do I change the mouse theme of my login screen in KD

Kilz wrote:I trust Microsoft about as far as I could comfortably spit a dead rat
Why would you want to put a dead rat in your mouth anyway? How far can you spit one with comfort? With no concern for comfort?
by maxmir
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: /usr/bin/rtfm -- but you didn't wtfm
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

/usr/bin/rtfm -- but you didn't wtfm

????????@eeyore ~ $ rtfm rtfm No manual entry for rtfm See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available. Competition time: submissions for what this command should do are invited. No points will be awarded for: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 2011-04-11 06:15 /usr/share/man/man1/rtfm....
by maxmir
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What adds mint-fortune to bash.bashrc?
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

Re: What adds mint-fortune to bash.bashrc?

mintsystem does this. Look for it in synaptic then look at 'properties'. Thanks for the reply, but I still couldn't see it. In "mintsystem_7.7.3_all.deb" I can see mint-fortune and rtfm being added, and a synaptic glade file being replaced on package installation. I can also see the init.d addition...
by maxmir
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What adds mint-fortune to bash.bashrc?
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

What adds mint-fortune to bash.bashrc?

Not the normal I love/hate the fortune cookie that comes up when starting an interactive bash shell. I'm just curious. What magically adds the call of mint-fortune to the end of the /etc/bash.bashrc file, which it does not have when it arrives from Ubuntu Land? Environment -- Linux Mint 10, 64-bit, ...

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