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by idiotkiwi
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External HDD Enclosure won't mount EXT4
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: External HDD Enclosure won't mount EXT4

Check that the enclosure is not earthing the drive (screws too tight or similar)
Probably not likely, but i overtightened a motherboard once and had a similar problem.
by idiotkiwi
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A billion dollars worth of trouble?
Replies: 22
Views: 3932

Re: A billion dollars worth of trouble?

Are you guys not being a little slow???

In 5 years they will be claiming to have INVENTED open source.

Regards

Euan
by idiotkiwi
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interesting morning
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Interesting morning

We were woken up this morning at 4.30 am by a force 7.4 earthquake that rolled through for about 20 seconds (felt like 20 minutes). Load roaring, VERY strong shakes and the sound of the house creaking and things falling in every room. Of course still dark, about zero (centigrade) no electricity no l...
by idiotkiwi
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer
Replies: 37
Views: 5849

Re: Buy Merlwiz A New Computer

Could you please publish the results of the deliberation. I am finding more and more distributions (including some Mint) will not work on my machine so I am looking at updating MB and CPU and would be grateful for the guidance. Current spec is K8M800 which uses Via graphics and AMD Sempron 2800 so p...
by idiotkiwi
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Unable to run "live" other distros
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Unable to run "live" other distros

When other distros are mentioned in the forums I some times have a closer look, usually for curiosity, but occasionally because I still have trouble with some of the Ubuntu derived graphics. I have recently downloaded sidux, chakra and Mandriva one, burned the CD and tried to boot the live CD. In al...
by idiotkiwi
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sandisk Sansa e200 recognized in Mint 6 but not Mint 7?
Replies: 9
Views: 1227

Re: Sandisk Sansa e200 recognized in Mint 6 but not Mint 7?

I have a similar situation. My Sansa C250 using Rockbox is mounted and recognised immediately as a removable drive and in Rhythmbox and Banshee. However no files will show in the players and as a dirve the Music file is empty. Works fine in mint 5 but not in 7. I was totally unable to install Mint 6...
by idiotkiwi
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 9.04 looks nice
Replies: 45
Views: 8199

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 looks nice

I tried out the new Ubuntu last night after not being able to resolve the intel graphics problem with Felicia
(tried all the suggested work rounds). Both live Cd and install worked faultlessly, so imo a welcom improvement.

Roll on Mint 7

Regards
by idiotkiwi
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Alert! /dev/sdax does not exist. dropping to a shell!
Replies: 18
Views: 10002

Re: Alert! /dev/sdax does not exist. dropping to a shell!

I have been following this discussion as I have a case of UUID incompatibilities which shows up with differences between the results shown by blkid and fstab. The incompatibility is not causing me any problems but which is the correct result.??

Regards
by idiotkiwi
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 52098

Re: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread

This machine a desktop.

However tried last week to load mint 5 to a new vaio laptop of my wife's with a similar problem so had decided to wait for Mint 6 before trying again.

Regards
by idiotkiwi
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread
Replies: 211
Views: 52098

Re: Linux Mint 6 RC1 Bug Thread

Downloaded latest 6 release ISO (not RC1). Live CD will not complete loading. Sempron 2800 1 gig ram. Will load in safe mode but when shutting down screen dissolves into multi colour mess. With Live CD not OK have not tried installing Md5 sum checks Burned two separate disks at 3 x. Download took ab...
by idiotkiwi
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Has CD technology changed ??
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Has CD technology changed ??

My CD/ DVD player/writer died on Friday. Bought a new one (generic chinese) Saturday and installed plus added an older (approx 2 yrs) Cd writer with DVD playback only. Set up with the older unit as master and the new as slave. On trying to rip a CD the older unit ran at about 2-3 x speed. The new un...
by idiotkiwi
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adding Extra Virtual Desktops 5 Mint 5.0
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Adding Extra Virtual Desktops 5 Mint 5.0

Sorry ,
Got my addressee wrong. Should have been to Neall

Regards
by idiotkiwi
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Adding Extra Virtual Desktops 5 Mint 5.0
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: Adding Extra Virtual Desktops 5 Mint 5.0

Critom

Try the same as Ubuntu.
Rt click on panel, select "add to panel" go to last entry Click on "Workplace selector"
and add. It will add 4 desktop options.
Then once added rt click on the new selector and chose preferences for the detail.

Regards
by idiotkiwi
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved Installing from live CD to Virtualbox
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Solved Installing from live CD to Virtualbox

Mike,
Thanks for the response. I found I had somehow lost my listing in the vboxuser group.
After correcting that I could access the iso and now all seems OK.
Regards

Euan
by idiotkiwi
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved Installing from live CD to Virtualbox
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Solved Installing from live CD to Virtualbox

I have recently installed Virtualbox with XP as a guest (needed for one program). I am now very happy with my Elyssa setup. I do not want to risk it by doing unnecessary installs of other distros, but I would like to have a look at some of the other other Linux offerings by installing in Virtualbox ...
by idiotkiwi
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Virtual Machine Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Virtual Machine Recommendations

Kwisher, Just finished a Virtualbox installation a few minutes ago. Yes it has USB support. There is good information in the forums. My suggestion is to download the Virtualbox user guide first and follow that. I first tried with 1.5.6 from the repository without (complete) success (no USB support)....
by idiotkiwi
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Extract music from DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Extract music from DVD

Thanks Husse.

I have been/am away from home. Will try on my return

Regards
by idiotkiwi
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning 100GB HD and installation...
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Partitioning 100GB HD and installation...

Tenfoot, Have a look at some of Fred's "How to" s on partitioning etc. Search "Fred partitions" and look in the "How To"s Very/quite easy to understand. You possibly don't need a separate boot partition , but as before go with Fred. His suggestion about a data partition (or two) for music and images...
by idiotkiwi
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Extract music from DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Extract music from DVD

I have a couple of commercial DVDs of films and would like to extract the music for use on my player
for use outside. (SansaC250/Rockbox).

I have looked at the forums but have not seen anything that fits the case.

Any suggestions or pointers to references available.

Thanks in advance

Euan

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by idiotkiwi
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems post install... solved
Replies: 11
Views: 1702

Re: Problems post install...

Tenfoot,

Where are you?? If in the Christchurch area maybe I can help.

I dont know an awful amount but am pretty good at demolishing my system.

Regards

Euan

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