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by Katyanewb
Mon May 06, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to mount flash drive so it's not read-only
Replies: 1
Views: 388

how to mount flash drive so it's not read-only

I used cfdisk to partition a flash drive, then chown to change partition ownership to my limited user account rather than the root account, and then tried to use chmod to permit me to write data to the drive...except that Mint 14 keeps refusing to let the latter command be effective. No matter what ...
by Katyanewb
Sun May 27, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: benchmarks
Replies: 0
Views: 423

benchmarks

Here are some benchmarks for my freshly installed Mint 13 cinnamon, 64-bit DVD version, in minutes and seconds: DVD boot: 2:43 Install: 14;45 (7:43 to end of copying files) First boot: 0:47 Install proprietary drivers: 2:37 Updates: 5:43 Reboot: 0:58 Shutdown: 0.07 Cold Boot: 0:40 I can provide my s...
by Katyanewb
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing Windows after installing Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 534

installing Windows after installing Mint

I have Mint 11 Katya taking up my entire hard drive. Currently there's partition sda1, which is a primary partition for Linux, and sda2 and 3, which are an extended/logical partition for the swap file. I don't know how I can install a dual boot Windows partition on my HD without wiping out Linux. My...
by Katyanewb
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: crossover linux
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

crossover linux

Does anyone have any experience with crossover? It's horribly expensive at $60 per licence, so I'm wondering whether it really is better than Wine.
by Katyanewb
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 582
Views: 662584

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

I have experience only with Gnome 2 and Unity. Currently I'm using Mint 11 Katya with Gnome 2 and plan to continue using it unless Maya proves to be just amazingly better. The Unity interface on Mint 12 is too iphonish for my tastes; I want a desktop interface, not a smartphone interface. Mate is no...
by Katyanewb
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint 13 release date and name
Replies: 1
Views: 707

mint 13 release date and name

When will Linux Mint 13 be released and what will it be called?

I note that support for my Mint 11 Katya expires in October. I'm very happy with Katya and hope that access to the repositories won't be discontinued.
by Katyanewb
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copying large blocks of data between partitions
Replies: 1
Views: 406

copying large blocks of data between partitions

Copying 25 gig of data from one partition to another takes me about 40 minutes in Windows XP and maybe 12 minutes in Mint 11. I've tested this by copying the same data between the same two NTFS paritions on a single hard drive, using both Win XP and Mint 11. Does anyone know why the speed of copying...
by Katyanewb
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to use Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Re: how to use Wine

Just curious, but what's wrong with Brasero, which is the default burning software in mint 11 and 12? I've used it about 30 times in the past two months and have made exactly one bad DVD--which Brasero itself told me was bad after the checksum procedure. Plus it's about twice as fast as any Windows ...
by Katyanewb
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: no display with Mint 9 boot disk
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: no display with Mint 9 boot disk

The onboard is a GeForce 7050M-M. The PCIE video card is an Nvidia GS-8400+. You're right that I don't know for sure whether it's redirecting to the onboard video when the PCIE card is plugged in. One additional detail: I have a 64-bit processor and motherboard but the version of Mint 9 I'm trying t...
by Katyanewb
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: no display with Mint 9 boot disk
Replies: 2
Views: 324

no display with Mint 9 boot disk

I have a motherboard with onboard video but also a PCIE-16 video card that I use by preference. My BIOS is set to send video to the PCIE-16 card and not the onboard video. For some reason, when I boot off the Mint 9 DVD, the video gets directed to the onboard port rather than the PCIE-16 port. Has a...
by Katyanewb
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeking some advice
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Seeking some advice

What proxima said. Very often the word "better" is subjective to an end user--less so to productivity users and developers. I had some free logical partitions, so I dual installed Mint 12 after running Mint 11 for a while. Since then I've made a permanent switch to Mint 12. The Gnome 3 interface tak...
by Katyanewb
Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Does Linux Mint have a contract wtih Webring? (nope)
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Does Linux Mint have a contract wtih Webring?

I checked with the administrators of the two URLs that were redirecting and they told me that THEY had signed up with Webring. Both had the understanding that webring would just put a link on their websites and were very upset that Webring is automatically redirecting people who try to go to their w...
by Katyanewb
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Does Linux Mint have a contract wtih Webring? (nope)
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

SOLVED: Does Linux Mint have a contract wtih Webring? (nope)

I have implemented a new personal security policy in which I instruct Firefox not to store history or permit tracking and don't use bookmarks or store passwords. When I want to access a website I just type its URL into the address bar or find it through a search engine search. It takes a few extra m...
by Katyanewb
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: SOLVED: date display question
Replies: 4
Views: 998

SOLVED: date display question

Is there a way to get Gnome 3 to display the date, month and year as well as the day and time in the top bar? So, instead of "Mon 17:41" have it display "Mon Nov 28 2011 17:41".
by Katyanewb
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: SOLVED: what is this zombie process?
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

SOLVED: what is this zombie process?

I have a zombie process called zeitgeist_datah with ID 1980. What is this process and should I simply unload it, or does the fact that it's a zombie indicate some kind of system problem?
by Katyanewb
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what is "lost+found?"
Replies: 1
Views: 366

what is "lost+found?"

When I formatted my hard drive for install, I created a primary ext4 partition at the start of the HD for future windows installs. Then I dedicated the rest of my HD to a secondary partition containing a bunch of logical partitions, one of them the Linux swap file and the rest for various Linux dist...
by Katyanewb
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: when will the encrypt home folder bug be fixed?
Replies: 1
Views: 359

when will the encrypt home folder bug be fixed?

I would much prefer to have an encrypted home folder, although it isn't a matter of life and death. There is a well-established issue where the Mint 12 RC crashes during the "create user" part of install if the installing human has chosen to encrypt the home folder. Is there some timeline on when th...
by Katyanewb
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: RC installer crashes at "creating user"
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: RC installer crashes at "creating user"

I read the other threads here, and it seems the RC should still be in alpha testing rather than an RC, since more things about it don't work than do work. As for filing a bug report that's just going to get ignored, I'm not gonna bother. Thanks for the link. I'll just wait for the final release. Luc...
by Katyanewb
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: RC installer crashes at "creating user"
Replies: 2
Views: 520

RC installer crashes at "creating user"

My Mint 12 RC installer has crashed twice at the "creating user" point. Not sure if it's important, but I already run Mint 11 and was installing the RC off the full 64-bit DVD. At the initial input page I used the same username as on 11. My password was unique and contained lowercase, uppercase, num...
by Katyanewb
Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: is my swapfile working?
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: is my swapfile working?

wyrdoak wrote:are you showing any swapfile in your system monitor?
Yes, it's showing a swapfile of the right size, but there is currently 0/0% usage of it. Not sure if that means anything.

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