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by ausminter
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't log out of user accounts - Petra <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: Can't log out of user accounts - Petra <SOLVED>

Thanks Karl ! That's all it was - settings on the login manager. I feel like such a newb :oops: , I've just moved back to mint from arch and forget how simple some things are sometimes. I was still in the testing phase, so I assigned passwords for my wife and kids until my wife was happy with the sy...
by ausminter
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install after download of program question. (Solved).
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Install after download of program question.

That's normal for a ping to do that, it keeps sending pings and updates the response. Another good test is a My Trace Route which includes a ping and lists all the servers your packets take on the way to their destination. mtr linuxmint.com You can do an mtr to any server you you want to monitor the...
by ausminter
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install after download of program question. (Solved).
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Install after download of program question.

Did you test your internet connection? Your network manager applet is showing that you were not connected when you took that screenshot

Open a terminal and type

Code: Select all

ping google.com
by ausminter
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Code:Select question. (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Code:Select question.

I think it's just a convenient way to differentiate between terminal input/output and the comments in the post. You can copy terminal input/output and then click the code button in the editor when you are making your post and then paste the code between the brackets and wil appear in a code select b...
by ausminter
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't log out of user accounts - Petra <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Can't log out of user accounts - Petra <SOLVED>

Hi everyone I recently installed the 64 bit Petra with the Cinnamon desktop from an ISO I downloaded from a local mirror listed on the Linux Mint download page. Overall I'm quite impressed the latest incarnation of Mint with Cinnamon except for one small issue where I can't logout of user accounts. ...
by ausminter
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio)
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio

I just downladed Mint 15 and ran it from USB stick as suggested. That was a wasted gig of data, it's excactly the same as Mint 14. If you guys can't get sound to work on genuine intel hardware then something is very very wrong. Where's the development team in all this ? It's very rare for them chime...
by ausminter
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Issue - No sound
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: Issue - No sound

I'm having sound issues too, as far as I'm concerned pulse audio is just not up to the task. I've read more threads about this problem in the last few weeks than I can remember and the best suggestion I've found that has helped people was to remove pulse audio and run the Alsa mixer. This seems to w...
by ausminter
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio)
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio

& no there are are no additional drivers listed in Software sources > Additional drivers
by ausminter
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio)
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio

I've also tried removing pulse audio but that killed the output from my headphones as well. Now I've reinstalled pulse audio the jack sensing and mute settings are functioning properly and the sound is working on the headphones again. I'll try installing Mint 15 in a few weeks, I've chewed through a...
by ausminter
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio)
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio

Thanks for the reply, I couldn't find the post I made today and I was starting to think I'd stepped on someones toes As to the speaker output dropping off after 5 minutes, leaving you with only headphones, does that happen also with a continuous audio stream? So let's say you put on a MP3 album and ...
by ausminter
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio)
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Laptop drops speaker output after 5 minutes (Intel audio)

I've had some ongoing sound issues with mint on my laptop that I can't really sort out. It works fine on windows 7 and will work for a few minutes after booting Mint, but then it stops leaving me with headphone output only. I posted a few times looking for help without any luck, but mostly I've just...
by ausminter
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound stopped working
Replies: 12
Views: 14280

Re: Sound stopped working

This is getting to be a real embarrassment for mint, I've seen a lot of people complain about sound problems and there is never much assistance from the development team. It's like it's been placed in the "too hard basket" and then been ignored. To be expected to read endless pages of dead ends to g...
by ausminter
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!
Replies: 107
Views: 46520

Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

cwwgateway wrote: Extract it too ~/.local/share/Cinnamon/applets. ~ means your home folder and a folder with a "." in front of it is hidden, so you need to press "ctrl+h" to show the hidden files.
Thank you very much.

This is the best Mint yet - congratulations to the crew
by ausminter
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!
Replies: 107
Views: 46520

Re: Linux Mint 13 "Maya" released!

I've just installed it and I love it.
How do I install extra applets ?
I tried by using add extra applets which took me to the spices site where I found what I wanted (touchpad indicator) then I clicked download, but it isn't showing up as an available applet.
Edit where do I extract it to ?
by ausminter
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!
Replies: 58
Views: 55075

Re: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!

Download it once more. Do you use as source the official download or do you have the file from somewhere else? I downloaded it from a link on the Mint website to a mirror in Australia, I assume it was the official version. The checksum indicated it was not corrupted. I've already downloaded it twic...
by ausminter
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!
Replies: 58
Views: 55075

Re: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!

I wonder if there has been any recent changes to the download iso?
People who have been using it for a while don't seem to have the problems I've had with the iso I downloaded on the 15th march.

I really wanted to use KDE. I'm over gnome and all its annoying habits.
by ausminter
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Problem creating / logging into user accounts
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Problem creating / logging into user accounts

I've just deleted my KDE installation and reverted back to that annoying gnome thing, the only thing KDE did reliably for me was crash. I haven't wasted that much time or effort on a faulty linux distro since fedora first started. :evil: Anyway I installed virtual box and I gave KDE a run as virtual...
by ausminter
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!
Replies: 58
Views: 55075

Re: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!

The more I use it the more it reveals itself to be fragile and incomplete. The installer package decided to install grub on the wrong hard drive when I did a complete new install. I learned the hard way not to use the partitioner in simple mode. Older version had that sorted a long time ago, at leas...
by ausminter
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!
Replies: 58
Views: 55075

Re: Linux Mint 12 KDE released!

I installed it last night and it has failed to load programs and decided to log me out, it even logs me out as soon as I log in sometimes :? . It also has a few other problems.
It looks pretty but I feel like a beta tester again.
by ausminter
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Problem creating / logging into user accounts
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Problem creating / logging into user accounts

I just did a install of Linux mint 12 kde ( 32 bit ) on a new computer and everything seemed to work normally . I have no problems logging in with the account that was created during the install , but when anyone else tries to login to the accounts I created for them a prompt appears and tells them...

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