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by mykec
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install Microsoft Visual Studio Express
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Install Microsoft Visual Studio Express

Please post instructions (or point me to them) to "install any compatible version of WinTendo that satisifies the OS requirement for Microsoft Visual Express" in VirtualBox. I've installed multiple OSes in VirtualBox but WinTendo arrives in the form of a zipped .exe, not an ISO. What am I ...
by mykec
Thu May 02, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Multiple Weather Applets?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Multiple Weather Applets?

Thanks. I'm being forced to use MATE on my own PC for the time being because my video card is too weak to handle Cinnamon's requirements. I am able to have 3 weather applets in my panel at upper right with MATE as with Gnome 2.x before. It's only on my wife's PC running Cinnamon where we're stuck wi...
by mykec
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't get nvidia drivers to work after HD crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Can't get nvidia drivers to work anymore after HDD crash

Well, it's still a mystery to me whether or not using a cable other my current VGA one would enable this Sansui flatscreen monitor to "talk" to my PC but for now I am able to use it without problems so long as I have that working xorg.conf file on hand. I'll be marking this "SOLVED&qu...
by mykec
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow SATA / No DMA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Slow SATA / No DMA?

I'd completely forgotten about this thread until I saw it again tonight. I've been using that drive for 4 years now and cannot recall the last time I've encountered a slowness issue with it. It still burns a 4.7GB DVD-R in 10 minutes - but that's because I now verify every disc I burn whereas before...
by mykec
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: LM 14 KDE installer won't allow me to select the correct HD
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: LM 14 KDE installer won't allow me to select the correct

What I remember seeing last month when I was doing all of that was one large primary partition with another large extended partition followed by a swap partition which, I assumed, was shared amongst all the versions of Linux on the drive. I ultimately gave up on trying to install so many different v...
by mykec
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Using cp to backup files with preserved original timestamps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: Using cp to backup files with preserved original timesta

Personally, I prefer the timestamps on my FLACs to reflect the date and time the file itself was created. Many of my FLACs were ripped from my CDs in 2005, 2006, 2007, etc.. I did not have a program for modifying the artists and titles, etc. in FLACs until the past year or so when I began using Easy...
by mykec
Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Multiple Weather Applets?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Multiple Weather Applets?

I'm running Mint 14 MATE on my PC now because my "legacy" nVidia video card cannot display the Cinnamon desktop on my machine. And, yes, with MATE I am able to have 3 instances of the same weather applet (set to show weather for three different locations) in my upper Gnome panel as I could...
by mykec
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Using cp to backup files with preserved original timestamps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: Using cp to backup files with preserved original timesta

As I type I am 8 1/2 hours into a full 2TB backup operation using "rsync -a [src] [dest]". I should have used -v as well but, truth be told, I'm not particularly concerned about knowing exactly which files are currently being copied. I can instead right-click on the drive icon and view its...
by mykec
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Using cp to backup files with preserved original timestamps?
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Using cp to backup files with preserved original timestamps?

Hi. I keep a lot of FLAC files on a 2TB hard drive and periodically I will make a fresh backup of the entire drive to another 2TB hard drive reserved specifically as a backup drive. Because it takes 24 hours to copy a full 2TB hard drive, I don't do this as often as I should. It would be nice if I c...
by mykec
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Re: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network

Check out "man nmcli" too - and peruse the comman line examples for how to use it. nmcli – command‐line tool for controlling NetworkManager EXAMPLES: nmcli -p con list lists all connections NetworkManager has. nmcli dev wifi con "Cafe Hotspot 1" password caffeine name "My ca...
by mykec
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Re: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network

In the "SEE ALSO" section at the bottom of the "nm-applet" manpage, I found reference to this: NM-TOOL(1) NM-TOOL(1) NAME nm-tool - utility to report NetworkManager state and devices SYNOPSIS nm-tool DESCRIPTION The nm-tool utility provides information about NetworkManager, devic...
by mykec
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Re: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network

Something I've just stumbled upon... In MATE's "Menu > Preferences > Startup Applications" there is an option for "Network" which has a comment of "Manage your network connections" and reveals "nm-applet" as its command after clicking the "edit" butt...
by mykec
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Re: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network

Meanwhile, to correctly respond to your response, here's what I have right now under MATE: Network: Card-1: Ralink RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg driver: rt2500pci Card-2: ADMtek NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 driver: tulip Card-3: NVIDIA CK8S Ethernet Controller driver: forcedeth Card-4: A...
by mykec
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Re: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network

Things had to go quickly over the weekend while I was attempting that installation and, unfortunately, in no longer exists. I never did get it to work. I attempted to install all 6 versions of Mint 14 *and* Ubuntu 12.10 on the same drive just for the sake of experience and to see which one(s) work b...
by mykec
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: LM 14 KDE installer won't allow me to select the correct HD
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: LM 14 KDE installer won't allow me to select the correct

Yes, I *used* to do manual partitioning like that 10+ years ago because it was the only way to do it. I've since abandoned that practice for the most part because - especially when installing only one copy of Linux to an entirely blank hard drive - the installers have improved tremendously and it si...
by mykec
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't get nvidia drivers to work after HD crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Can't get nvidia drivers to work anymore after HDD crash

Something I've wondered about lately... When I initially installed Mint 11 in 2011 I was still using my old CRT monitor. My previous NVIDIA driver was correctly configured using nvidia-settings with that monitor. In spring 2012, however, that monitor died and I replaced it with a new, Sansui flatscr...
by mykec
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition

Yeah, I'm glad too because I put Mint 14 Cinnamon on my wife's new PC and it looks and runs great - but on my old PC with its "legacy" nVidia GeForce FX 5200 video card, Cinnamon is absolutely worthless - even without effects - after I bothered to learn how to uninstall nouveau and install...
by mykec
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: LM 14 KDE installer won't allow me to select the correct HD
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

LM 14 KDE installer won't allow me to select the correct HD

Hi. I am trying to install Mint 14 KDE on a dual-boot setup with an external USB drive attached. WinXP is installed on one of my two internal drives. (Lord knows why.) My Linux drive has a 320GB capacity with Mint 11 Gnome taking up half of it. The other half is for my experimentation. It currently ...
by mykec
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network
Replies: 6
Views: 6150

Linux Mint 14 Xfce not finding my home wireless network

Hi. I just installed LM 14 Xfce for the first time just to see what it was all about. And I am unable to install the updates because my home wireless network does not appear as an option in the connection manager thingy in my indicator applet. I am going through the motions of installing all 5 versi...
by mykec
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Cannot install (as superuser) Mint 14 MATE Edition

Not sure about how this problem resolved itself but I just tried installing Mint 14 MATE Edition again this morning and it went through all the motions perfectly. Very odd that.

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