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by Bob E
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External USB HDD shows wrong amout of used/free space
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: External USB HDD shows wrong amout of used/free space

@Bob E: That is not what he is complaining about: But the amount of used space (which should equal the amount of total space used by contents) and the amount of free space are both incorrect. FAT32 is extremely prone to not marking free space as free when deleting files. Run fsck.vfat on it. Among ...
by Bob E
Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External USB HDD shows wrong amout of used/free space
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: External USB HDD shows wrong amout of used/free space

It's a common misconception. There is nothing wrong with your HDD, nor is there any "hidden" partitions. Hard drives are listed in bytes. Yours is: 500GB = 500000000000 bytes. The manufactures "cheat" by rounding off the numbers claiming 1 Gigabyte equals 1000000000 bytes. 1 Giga...
by Bob E
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]run bootable disc with pc already booted?
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: run bootable disc with pc already booted?

All I'm really trying to achieve right now is to be able to get some screen shots saved of some of the detailed partition information etc of my laptop hard disk You could download gparted (by itself, not part of Parted Magic) and run it on your system. Gparted has a screenshot tool on its desktop ....
by Bob E
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Clock and Timezone
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Clock and Timezone

Install gnome-time-admin on your system. Then look in Menu > System Tools > Time and Date. You will have to unlock it to make changes. [Click on thumbnail below to see how it looks.] For some reason, on my Mint 11 LXDE I had to set it to Manual to keep the current local time settings. http://s19.pos...
by Bob E
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: renaming mounted volumes?
Replies: 3
Views: 3430

Re: renaming mounted volumes?

If you don't have it already, install gnome-disk-utility. Open it, click on the volume you want to rename, then click unmount. Next, click on "Edit Filesystem Label" and rename it as you like. You will have to do this one at a time for each of your extra drives. [Click on the thumbnail for...
by Bob E
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unzip Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Unzip Problem

From the link you provided, it is only for Windows and Mac. It won't run on Linux.

Are you trying to run it in WINE?
by Bob E
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Possibly corrupted audio files
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Possibly corrupted audio files

These files were all created with pro tools, Sony acid, ardour, or audacity . And audacity conversion was tried, the can't be read . If the ones made on Audacity can't be read on Audacity, good chance something happened during the original copying process that's causing the files to be unreadable.
by Bob E
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]How to change/revert to previous kernels?
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: How to change/revert to previous kernels?

Is there some difference between using your startup manager method and the method I am trying? No. They both accomplish the same thing. Making the settings with Startup Manager is more of a convenience from the desktop. Late reply, I tried this and attempted to boot a few kernels back but Mint just...
by Bob E
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Possibly corrupted audio files
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Possibly corrupted audio files

Perhaps the files are not corrupted, but were produced with a different codec? I've encountered this a few times. The trick I use it to convert the files. On Linux, I use Soundconverter (in Synaptic). On XP, Nero 7. For example, a "corrupt" MP3, I convert it to the same settings, (ie, 320...
by Bob E
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]How to change/revert to previous kernels?
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: How to change/revert to previous kernels?

Is it a common occurrence to do this kind of thing with kernels, I'm not that clued up on them I must admit? It was more in the nature of an experiment to see if there was a difference. No, it's not uncommon. Actually, it's a good thing to know if for any reason, like yours, you want to experiment ...
by Bob E
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse highlights turn into a huge white box
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Mouse highlights turn into a huge white box

What version of Mint do you have? 12, 11 Main, 11 LXDE, etc.? And if you have 12, does this happen in MATE, Cinnamon, etc.?
by Bob E
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: file sharing
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: file sharing

What are you trying to do when it asks for a password?
by Bob E
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is It Time To Overhaul The Calendar?
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Is It Time To Overhaul The Calendar?

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:they would give away a free crate of beer, a free cake, that sort of thing, to the people born on that day

Although I have surpassed the time when I would get carded for purchase, I would definitely get myself a fake I.D. for FREE beer! :lol:
by Bob E
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Strange mouse pointer problem
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Strange mouse pointer problem

It's 64 bit mint 12. Good deal, now we know. I don't have any experience with 12, but hopefully someone running 12 can help figure out this problem. So, it is possible there's something that needs to be reinstalled. I can't say whether I did a cold boot between the time I fix the broken package and...
by Bob E
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is It Time To Overhaul The Calendar?
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Is It Time To Overhaul The Calendar?

My only beef with the current calendar is February 29th. Think about it. We all work for four years and accumulate that "extra" time, kind of like interest on a bank account. But do we get that day off? Noooo. It should be a holiday...we earned it! :D
by Bob E
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: usb to rj45 network install
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: usb to rj45 network install

Is what you bought similar to this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812196235

I've got this one and never needed drivers.
by Bob E
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Strange mouse pointer problem
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Strange mouse pointer problem

Hi MickeyRat. (Your user name matches my avitar! :lol: )

It would be a good idea to tell us which version of Mint you are running. (12, 11 Main, 11 LMDE, etc.) It could be something unique to that particular DE/WM.
by Bob E
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint for asus ee 1201nl with 1GB ram
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: mint for asus ee 1201nl with 1GB ram

poleee wrote:You recommend Mint 11. Why not 12?


Well, for me, there isn't a Mint 12 LXDE yet.
by Bob E
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pls., why two Update Manager shield icons?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Pls., why two Update Manager shield icons?

I have had LXDE installed for months, and the two update icons happen all the time, with no new updates available to install. I must be the lucky one! If you don't even use the update manager, you can always delete it in synaptic. That's a sure way to never see the shields again and synaptic still ...
by Bob E
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Pls., why two Update Manager shield icons?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Pls., why two Update Manager shield icons?

Since I don't use mintupdate or lxde this is hard for me to guess at, @viking777 - I don't use updates either, but I've installed this version a couple of times and found out just by clicking the shield. That's why I said above "no kidding". You get 1 update to update the update manager. ...

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