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by Anakinholland
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: [Solved] Remove XFCE? [Whooping Crane]
Replies: 2
Views: 5047

Re: Remove XFCE?

Just for future reference: this xfce4 itself is a meta-package that will install a default configured xfce desktop environment. In most cases the base files that comes with xfce4 are: xfconf, xfce4-utils, xfwm4, xfce4-session, thunar, xfdesktop4, exo-utils So you can do sudo apt-get purge xfconf xfc...
by Anakinholland
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: password change for admin account
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: password change for admin account

I do appreciate the replies but this is WAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE! After another day of re-installations I still have yet to have a basic desktop operating with a wireless keyboard/mouse/printer. I guess this is where the average PC user wanting to try Linux gives up and goes back to Windows. Linux is s...
by Anakinholland
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Trouble with script to modify txt file
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Trouble with script to modify txt file

Short script that does what you ask for: #!/bin/bash rm -f result.txt while read i do if [[ ${i} =~ "Category" ]] then TEMP=${i} elif [[ ${i} =~ "Question" ]] then TEMP=`echo ${TEMP} : "${i}"| sed s!\*!!` elif [[ ${i} =~ "Answer" ]] then ANSWER=`echo ${i}| awk...
by Anakinholland
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] just because one package refuses to delete....
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: just because one package refuses to delete....

randall@randall-FQ582AA-ABA-SR5710F ~ $ sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq tvpvrd_3.3.5-1 [sudo] password for randall: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching tvpvrd_3.3.5-1 Try sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq 'tvpvrd_3.3.5-1~getdeb1_amd64' If that doesn't work, us...
by Anakinholland
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: which Linux for old Laptop??
Replies: 12
Views: 9060

Re: which Linux for old Laptop??

Xubuntu and Puppy are good options, along with Crunchbang. The latter uses OpenBox, but as it's based on Debian as well, XFCE is really easily installed.

Regards,

Anakin
by Anakinholland
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: password change for admin account
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: password change for admin account

Slowpokevtx and Recondra, Can you still use sudo su - or sudo -i ? If so, use that and run the command passwd so you can change the password to root. The reply by oobetimer was not much help as I'm not that familiar with what to do with the instructions. I already had to reinstall once due to poor i...
by Anakinholland
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Dual Monitors in XFCE
Replies: 3
Views: 6686

Re: Dual Monitors in XFCE

I use XFCE on my work-laptop, and the generic desktop config only works well with auto-detection which has its quircks. So I have created the following script to hook it up to beamers or monitors: #!/bin/bash function buildmenu() { ## First we define variables. ## Do not use Spaces in parameters for...
by Anakinholland
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bash Shell Help
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Bash Shell Help

Hya Wires,

Have a look here.

There's 3 things I use most often:

Ctrl+C - Cancel the current command
Ctrl+D - Finish the current entry (works with data-entry commands like cat, sort and mail)
Ctrl+Z - Suspend the current command

Regards,

Anakin
by Anakinholland
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: solved help lost my little wheel thing
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: help lost my little wheel thing

I'm just taking a guess here, but I assume you mean your applications-menu? Which Session are you in? Gnome2? Right click on the panel, choose Add to Panel... and then add Menu Bar. For the time being: Is Alt-F2 working? If so, start your programmes by hand. Shutting down or rebooting can be done bu...
by Anakinholland
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: PERL and BASH - Find packages with apt-cache and dpkg-query
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: PERL and BASH - Find packages with apt-cache and dpkg-qu

Fair points Vincent and mph :)

Will alter the script in the upcoming days, as I've made a number of changes to it myself as well.

Regards,

Anakin
by Anakinholland
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint logs me off randomly on t500
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Mint logs me off randomly on t500

since this forum software works so great... Mate, enough with the remarks already. The forum-software is performing as it's intended but, rightfully so, limits the input to xx characters per post, most likely a couple thousand. If we were allowed to input unlimited data, we would be able to either ...
by Anakinholland
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Mint stickers to cover windows
Replies: 76
Views: 33107

Re: Mint stickers to cover windows

Hi, I got an answer from Stefano. Unixstickers went through some difficulties and they lost a lot of time. In addition to this they had to change suppliers and seek a new one, so even more time was wasted. I'm sorry this happened and I'd like to apologize, although indirectly, to everyone here who ...
by Anakinholland
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How did you coin your screen name
Replies: 24
Views: 2735

Re: How did you coin your screen name

Roken,

It's Dutch indeed, it says "smoking is lethal".

About my nickname.... You may guess once... :P

Regards,

Anakin
by Anakinholland
Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint logs me off randomly on t500
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Mint logs me off randomly on t500

I cant post my syslog for whatever reason... the forum software says 'too few characters' then deletes my post in the input box.... just super! Any clues from the above stuff though? Thanks! Please post your output between [ code] and [ /code] minus the spaces, or put it up on http://pastebin.com/ ...
by Anakinholland
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: SOLVED wget or curl to download mint iso
Replies: 12
Views: 3047

Re: wget or curl to download mint iso

First of all: Great effort!! It only took me a few moments to catch your intentions, and I also learned a couple new tricks (the ":<< COMMENT" and "basename" were new to me)! :) I did however notice some stuff which was obsolete, didn't make sense or just not tidy (couldn't find ...
by Anakinholland
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run win virtually on Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Run win virtually on Mint

so I have to install win7 again virtually is tehre no possibility to switch OS somehow easier? The problem is that Win 7 during teh installation is very agressive to Linux or any other OS already installed. If you read my first post, you will see that it is actually possible (at least with XP, used...
by Anakinholland
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Same Desktop for all users
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Same Desktop for all users

This should get you on your way, for wallpapers at least.

Sorry, cannot answer the question about the desktop.

Regards,

Anakin

edit: Sorry, misread desktop for wallpapers.
by Anakinholland
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run win virtually on Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Run win virtually on Mint

Sorry Russ, but it is :)

Never tried it before myself, but according to this it is actually possible (with windows XP in that example anyway).

Regards,

Anakin
by Anakinholland
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:17 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: LinuxMint12/Gnome3 Assessment
Replies: 19
Views: 3416

Re: LinuxMint12/Gnome3 Assessment

Good to read posts like this! :)

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