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by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: X cannot display after monitor input error
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: X cannot display after monitor input error

Um... /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist - I'm in Debian - what is the equivalent configuration file for Debian?
by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: X cannot display after monitor input error
Replies: 3
Views: 464

X cannot display after monitor input error

Ever since I got this ominous error (depicted in image), I have lost access to my gui environment and my operating system entirely. It has bricked my computer. At first I thought it was a result of playing around with grub.cfg (uncommenting the line relating to resolution) but I've since reinstalled...
by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!

wayne128 wrote:how about trying on terminal

sudo su
Tried it. :( Didn't work.
by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!

Either you are using Linux Mint 11 Katya, or you are using LMDE 201109. Can't be both. Don't use "compatibility mode", whatever that is. Just boot into the normal live session, mount your harddisk, browse to the mountpoint of the harddisk, browse to the where the cfg files are on that harddisk, ope...
by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!

@istrandi Yes, one of the first things I tried - it continues to insist you need to enter the correct password.
by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!

Atm, I am using the compatibility mode of the Mint 11 Katya CD, 201109. It demands a password for anything sudo-related. In fact, I'm trying to revert configuration changes (edit cfg files) to my current Mint 11 installation which are preventing me from accessing my desktop. Hence the Live CD. Gotta...
by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Catch 22 - need to be on sudoers list to add yourself!

I'm really sorry if I sound a little irritated because that would be an understatement atm. My patience is really wearing thin with developers who seem to neglect really simple things: - in the live CD environment, you often have to perform tasks that require root privilege. You are told to add your...
by lindsey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB screen does not display on boot
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: GRUB screen does not display on boot

lol - I wanted to try your solution but I got impatient waiting for an answer and started uncommenting and changing the resolution in the grub.cfg file, and changing one of the timeout values. I cannot be sure what happened but now my desktop environment will not display... I just get a black screen...
by lindsey
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB screen does not display on boot
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

GRUB screen does not display on boot

GRUB screen does not display on boot, BIOS info is followed by a blank screen with some monitor input complaint* then the next thing that displays is the login screen. The problem is I need GRUB to display for what I want to do . Granted Linux Mint 11 32-bit is my only OS on this computer, I can und...
by lindsey
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Password required in Debian Mint Live?
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: Password required in Debian Mint Live?

Why am I being asked for a root password when I try to access my partitions inside LMDE? Heck, I haven't created any passwords yet so how would I know the password? Did you try sudo <and then the command where you need the root password> ? Yeah, it asks for a password - I even tried blank, but that...
by lindsey
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

True... but it seems the best alternative for you unless you can boot from a memory stick, which you can't? Also, could you try upgrading your BIOS, just a thought? Yes, not bad idea, upgrading BIOS that is. unfortunately, I can't use the ubuntu/gnome edition because my archaic hardware will not co...
by lindsey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Hibernate button and functionality not present by default
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Hibernate button and functionality not present by defaul

Works on computer 1 now. Not sure what did it, I certainly didn't change anything. Somehow it was being erratic. Perhaps my first attempt to hibernate was somehow interrupted... We may never know now, but thanks guys, truly. Edit: Spoke too soon. Nup, doesn't work again. Just triggers lock out scree...
by lindsey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Password required in Debian Mint Live?
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: Password required in Debian Mint Live?

I don't think official support by either Unetbootin or Pendrive are great for LMDE, which is not as well heard of, and not part of the mainstream edition. Pendrive was hopeless for me but Unetbootin worked if you supply it with an iso, as mikec prob has done.
by lindsey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: No CD or USB iso? How can I install?

Hi there, I might be dumb and not understand your question but isn't: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=83 exactly what you were looking for? A CD version of linux mint? Then, you could simply burn it to your CD, and voila, it would work! Yeh, I saw that actually, but that's the gnome/Ubuntu ...
by lindsey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] How to have swap space on automatically by default
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: How to have swap space on automatically by default

While I understand you want to do this without "commandline or obscure config files", I only know partially how to do this. 1. Do you already know the partition device name? (something like /dev/sda2) If not proceed to step 2, else skip to step 3. 2. To find the partition device name of your swap p...
by lindsey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] How to have swap space on automatically by default
Replies: 4
Views: 613

[solved] How to have swap space on automatically by default

It used to be that swap space was automatically created and handled by Debian install, but since I started using LMDE, I found swap space was not created by default. So I had to create one by loggin in with live LMDE after the original installation was complete. Dismount the partition, resize to fre...
by lindsey
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Hibernate button and functionality not present by default
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: Hibernate button and functionality not present by defaul

Thanks for your thoughts guys. Computer 2's hibernate function was enabled by creating a new swap space. I'd assumed one would be created by default as it has been with all my Debian installations on guided install, but not the case with LMDE. Computer 1 is still unable to hibernate. I'll have to re...
by lindsey
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Hibernate button and functionality not present by default
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Hibernate button and functionality not present by default

A similar problem was not resolved in this previous thread . The hibernate button is missing and the OP claims that though it can be brought back by mounting swap, the button is not functional. I don't understand why hibernate is not present by default. I feel I shouldn't have to troubleshoot this. ...
by lindsey
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Password required in Debian Mint Live?
Replies: 15
Views: 5694

Re: Password required in Debian Mint Live?

Following up with my earlier post: Though I should mention, I've been perusing all day and I'm sure I read somewhere that unetbootin was not compatible with Linux Mint 11. If I can dig up the link again, I'll post it... Here is the URL to the commentator who says unetbootin doesn't work with Linux M...

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