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by gtr1957
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: recovery console after installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: recovery console after installation

SOLVED It was a bios problem. From mint 13 I copied /dev/sda9's /boot to /dev/sda5; then modified /etc/fstab on /dev/sda9 to mount /dev/sda5 as /boot; then fixed the symbolic links for vmlinuz and the initrd image. Ran update-grub, rebooted and had lmde up and running. Basically the bios couldn't '...
by gtr1957
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: recovery console after installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: recovery console after installation

I am pretty confused. I have seen some postings that indicated issues with bios ide uuid emulation but have not tracked them further. In further troubleshooting I have looked closer at the UUID issues and note the following: 1. UUID in the error message (see 1. below) 2. output of blkid (from the ru...
by gtr1957
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: recovery console after installation
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

recovery console after installation

An older Dell laptop (non PAE Inspiron 600m) with mint 13 xfce and windows xp. Decided to try lmde 32-bit MATE. Tried this three different ways - from a DVD, and from a couple of usb sticks. On the mint 13 installation I have separate /, /boot, and /home partitions. I first tried to install to / wit...
by gtr1957
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My desktop (v12 gnome) doesn't look right
Replies: 20
Views: 2045

Re: My desktop (v12 gnome) doesn't look right

I have set a custom background (from one of my own photos), otherwise I haven't touched the session. In a gnome classic session it shows that I am using the default theme adwaita. I don't know how to bring up a terminal to invoke cinnamon --replace from within a cinnamon session. If I try it from CT...
by gtr1957
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My desktop (v12 gnome) doesn't look right
Replies: 20
Views: 2045

Re: My desktop (v12 gnome) doesn't look right

The desktop looks fine in the other options that I have (Gnome, Gnome Classic, Gnome Classic (No effects), MATE). I am not sure which is Gnome (MGSE) from the above names. I infer that there is not an easy fix since radeon is not supporting my older driver for my Dell Inspiron 600m).
by gtr1957
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My desktop (v12 gnome) doesn't look right
Replies: 20
Views: 2045

Re: My desktop (v12 gnome) doesn't look right

My cinammon desktop has nothing except the background. No menus or icons of any kind and mouse clicks have no effect. The system works fine with MATE, but cinammon is unusable. I'm not sure what to do with the above hints since they all seem to imply going through some menu options. I get back to MA...
by gtr1957
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Epson scan
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Re: Epson scan

Solved. Searched Epson for drivers which sent me to avasys website. Downloaded 3 files: iscan_2.28.1-3.ltdl7_i386.deb ; iscan-plugin-gt-x770_2.1.2-1_i386.deb ; iscan-data_1.13.0-1_all.deb Installed with sudo dpkg --install *.deb in the order iscan-data, iscan_..ltdl7, iscan-plugin. Launched xsan and...
by gtr1957
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Epson scan
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Re: Epson scan

I still have the problem, and I would really like to use this scanner with mint 12, and particularly with kde on mint 12 because my 35 GB of pictures is managed with digikam and gimp from this machine. I have the pictures NFS mounted off of a turnkey fileserver, so I can in fact work on them from th...
by gtr1957
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Epson scan
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Re: Epson scan

Same question. I have an epson v500. On my machine (which also has bootable Windows XP and lubuntu 11.10 partitions) simply rebooting into lubuntu 11.10 has the scanner recognized and xsane (or for that matter simple scan) works fine. In Mint 12 (which I may have an excess number of desktops on - ma...
by gtr1957
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" RC released!
Replies: 289
Views: 106592

Re: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" RC released!

Attempt to install failed. The live user seemed to work okay, so I decided to install. I couldn't get past 'chosing a picture for my user account' because the continue button was off screen (below). I suspect this is due to the screen dimensions of my HP mini-210 netbook, on which I am currently run...
by gtr1957
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: Using Gigolo to Mount Remote Samba Shares
Replies: 25
Views: 55794

Re: HowTo: Using Gigolo to Mount Remote Samba Shares

This is kind of a solution for the LibreOffice write permission problem.
'ln -s .gvfs/<MOUNT NAME> foo'
Then save/write to '~/foo/NEWFILE, works
by gtr1957
Sun May 29, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: Using Gigolo to Mount Remote Samba Shares
Replies: 25
Views: 55794

Re: HowTo: Using Gigolo to Mount Remote Samba Shares

A couple of added comments to my previous post. On the same netbook booting different OS's from other partitions. 1. Fedora 15 with gigolo can save new files to the windows share with LibreOffice. This OS also needs gigolo to prevent a hang with an fstab mount of the CIFS fileshare. 2. Mint 10 with ...
by gtr1957
Fri May 27, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: Using Gigolo to Mount Remote Samba Shares
Replies: 25
Views: 55794

Re: HowTo: Using Gigolo to Mount Remote Samba Shares

Pardon me if this is 'drift'. I have been successfully using gigolo to mount a windows share. With Mint 11, however, I am having problems with a windows share mounted by gigolo and Libre Office. I can copy a new file to the share. eg., echo "something">footest;cp footest ~/.gvfs/sharename/ works jus...
by gtr1957
Wed May 11, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot splash illegible
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Boot splash illegible

Mint 11 default splash screen is a very bright gray with white text for boot choices. The white text is very difficult to see on my HP mini 210 netbook. I have several OS's in partitions: Mint 11 RC, Mint 10, Fusion, and Windows 7. I do most of my work in Mint 10 and I'm investigating Mint 11. I do ...
by gtr1957
Tue May 10, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless network and unmounting network shares
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Wireless network and unmounting network shares

A little extra information. My system is an HP netbook (mini 210-1010nr). Wireless is Broadcom with the STA driver and I'm using WPA-2 Personal. Hang does not occur with wired connection CIFS mount, only with wireless. Gigolo works fine with Mint 11 RC, so I will be using that and have the /etc/fsta...
by gtr1957
Tue May 10, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless network and unmounting network shares
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Wireless network and unmounting network shares

My CIFS share mounted in Mint 10 did not have shutdown problems. I copied the relevant line from my Mint 10 /etc/fstab to my newly installed Mint 11 rc (32-bit) partition. The share mounts fine, however, on shutdown|reboot the system hangs requiring the 5-6 second power button hold. If I do a sudo u...
by gtr1957
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Disable Trackpoint or touchpad?
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: How to Disable Trackpoint or touchpad?

I installed mint 10 gnome on an hp mini 210-1010NR netbook. In the Fedora related world people use a sourceforge app called jupiter. Among other things it allows you to toggle the touchpad on and off. I followed the instructions from http://www.webupd8.org/2010/07/jupiter-ubuntu-ppa-hardware-and-pow...

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