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by foxyfennec
Sun May 05, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where does mint store it's menu config?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Where does mint store it's menu config?

I can't delete items using the menu editor it is really slow and buggy.

Is there a file I can open from the console and delete the entries manually?

Thanks!
by foxyfennec
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need a SWAP file or partition? (8GB RAM)
Replies: 6
Views: 14163

Re: Do I need a SWAP file or partition? (8GB RAM)

I think I'll make a 8-16 GB one at the end of my disk when I have time to boot into a liveCD.

Is there no way to do it while the system is turned on? It is mounted as my /home. I'm sure I could modify partitions while logged in in Windows so surely Linux has a way?
by foxyfennec
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub stopped loading Mint automatically
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Grub stopped loading Mint automatically

My Mint has started behaving strangely and I had to blacklist some SP5100_TCO driver, whatever that means :shock:. (I started getting a message every startup saying mmio address already in use). Since I started getting that message my mint doesn't automatically load it just stays on grub waiting for...
by foxyfennec
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need a SWAP file or partition? (8GB RAM)
Replies: 6
Views: 14163

Do I need a SWAP file or partition? (8GB RAM)

I am wondering if I need one or not. I have never seen my RAM usage go over 3GB. Though I haven't done anything intensive like encoding or gaming. I imagine swapfiles/partitions are for the days of 2gb ram being a large amount? What other benefit could I have from a swapfile? Could I make an 8gb swa...
by foxyfennec
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is 100GB for /root too much?
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Re: Is 100GB for /root too much?

My root always gets quite big, pushing 20gb. A full LaTeX installation is 1GB for example.

Though most users probably don't want to install a plethora of development tools and other things.
by foxyfennec
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: .deb files and automatic updates
Replies: 1
Views: 307

.deb files and automatic updates

If I download a .deb file from a website, does it have some kind of information to connect to a server of theirs and automatically update itself when I run apt-get upgrade? I am just wondering whether I should always go for adding repositories over downloading a .deb. (Mainly because I want the late...
by foxyfennec
Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Errors when starting Mint live CD
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Errors when starting Mint live CD

AHCI might have fixed it. The reason I was in my BIOS is because I noticed in CPU-ID my memory was in unganged mode and I wanted to put it ganged. While I was there I had a browse and noticed ahci mode wasn't on. So it could have been one of those two things. I can't see how either would affect it t...
by foxyfennec
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sharing iTunes playlist/folder with dual boot windows
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Sharing iTunes playlist/folder with dual boot windows

I've searched a lot for this and all I seem to be able to find is how to import your current iTunes playlist into a Linux audio player. Are there any I can just load the playlist and leave it and any changes made will update in iTunes on Windows and any changes on iTunes on Windows will update in Li...
by foxyfennec
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Errors when starting Mint live CD
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Errors when starting Mint live CD

I never managed to install the last Mint Edition. I also had problems trying to install Mint 14. This time it wouldn't give any console things just an empty grey box. For other reasons I was tweaking the bios today and saw it was in IDE mode so I switched to AHCI. Windows 7 seemed to be already conf...
by foxyfennec
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Errors when starting Mint live CD
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Errors when starting Mint live CD

No one has any idea of what my freak error is? :P
by foxyfennec
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Errors when starting Mint live CD
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Errors when starting Mint live CD

Hi, sorry for the late reply.

I reburned at lowest speed and had the same problems. I also tried the 32 bit edition at lowest speed and it was the same.

I installed 32 bit on my netbook with no problem though! :?
by foxyfennec
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Errors when starting Mint live CD
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Errors when starting Mint live CD

Hi,

Here is a screenshot of the errors i get when I try to install linux mint Maya. This is when i try to just start linux mint from the cd. I have never seen this before with any linux distro.
mintinstall.jpg
What can men do against such wreckless hate? :P
by foxyfennec
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint/Linux in general /root partition size
Replies: 8
Views: 7459

Re: Mint/Linux in general /root partition size

Cool, I should hopefully have some room for some games too. I'm having home included with /. But I will have a separate data partition for all the /home/Documents, Downloads, Videos etc etc. So all the settings are distro specific, but the data is shared. I believe I shall go for 12.5GB then! I was ...
by foxyfennec
Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint/Linux in general /root partition size
Replies: 8
Views: 7459

Mint/Linux in general /root partition size

Hey, You know with Linux, would 12.5GB be generous enough for "/"? (Not including data!) Assuming I'd have some text editors, IDEs, Java, Haskel, maybe some TeX things, Libre office etc? I would imagine just the apps of linux wouldn't take up 100gs of GB like in Windows. I just got a new (...
by foxyfennec
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple distros sharing /home
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Multiple distros sharing /home

Thanks for all the really detailed answers :) I feel I should do in the way where you have "home" included with "/", then just use links to Documents/Music etc in a data partition. That seems to make the most sense as I can have all the same usernames as well. The only problem wi...
by foxyfennec
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple distros sharing /home
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Multiple distros sharing /home

Hi, I want to install mint lxde, kde and gnome but have them as separate installations, because of the different processes that load in the background unnecessarily when you have all 3 shells in the same installation. Also the menus are so bloated with all 3 in one installation. I have partitioned m...

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