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by birchy
Mon May 04, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Checkgmail - FIX
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Checkgmail - FIX

I have used Checkgmail for many years, despite the fact it hasn't been updated since 2010. There have been various bug fixes and updates, and here in 2015, we are still able to use Checkgmail. I have just discovered the latest fix (5 months late!), so thought I'd post it for the other Checkgmail fan...
by birchy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fixing Checkgmail
Replies: 27
Views: 8022

Re: Fixing Checkgmail

I see someone has now uploaded a patch that reflects my mods. Shame they didn't credit me though. :|

http://linuxdeal.com/how-to-fix-checkgmail
by birchy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fixing Checkgmail
Replies: 27
Views: 8022

Re: Fixing Checkgmail

I wonder if the country makes a difference? I'm located in the UK.
by birchy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fixing Checkgmail
Replies: 27
Views: 8022

Re: Fixing Checkgmail

Thanks birchy, this does work on my Mint Maya KDE. I just edited the existing /usr/bin/checkgmail with Kate as root. Good to have it back...for a while! That's bad news. I'm running LMDE with Xfce and the above has fixed mine, so I assumed it would work on ALL versions of Linux as it is only a chan...
by birchy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fixing Checkgmail
Replies: 27
Views: 8022

Re: Fixing Checkgmail

Maybe a Perl guru can fix this? If you do the svn checkout, you get the source code. Checkgmail appears to be a single Perl script. If it was written in Python, I'd tackle it myself... svn co https://checkgmail.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/checkgmail checkgmail EDIT: Just taken a quick look at the so...
by birchy
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues

Thanks for the info guys, it's very much appreciated. I think I'll just install LMDE Xfce on the new SSD drive and leave it alone until early next year. By then, Debian 7 will be gold, there will be a newer version of LMDE available and I guess SolusOS 2.0 should be around as well. :wink:
by birchy
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues

It was my understanding that I could change my sources to wheezy instead of testing and that would then be tracking stable when Debian 7 goes mainstream? My current sources.list is the default: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest test...
by birchy
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues

From what you are stating your wishes in a Linux distribution, you might want to install LMDE to track stable rather than testing That would be a suitable solution if there were no system-breaking updates. I did do some research into this but saw so many different versions of sources.list that I di...
by birchy
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues

Always mate sure to install the appropriate meta-package :) For example: apt install mint-meta-debian-xfce Yes, I ran that command after installing, as advised in Update Pack Info. It didn't fix the problems I had. If anything, it made them worse as it changed the themes and colours again. Thanks f...
by birchy
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

LMDE Xfce - UP5 issues

I've been using Mint for a couple of years and for the last year or so, LMDE with Mate . MintUpdate told me that UP5 was available, but I've put off installing it until recently. After running MintUpdate, everything appeared to install correctly with no errors. During the install, I opted to keep th...
by birchy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: ImageWriter broken the partition table?
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: ImageWriter broken the partition table?

The main problem was that the drive won't boot due to the 1MB partition that I can't get rid of. Not a major problem, I have other flash drives that DO boot OK. This is more of a curiosity thing as the "partition" appeared magically but even more bizarre is that it is showing as a complete...
by birchy
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: ImageWriter broken the partition table?
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

ImageWriter broken the partition table?

While using ImageWriter to create a bootable flash drive, it spat out an error (that I didn't note) and then appeared to be blank, despite being formatted as fat32 only minutes before. After re-loading into gparted, it reported that the drive had no partition table. So I did the obvious thing and ra...
by birchy
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Portable Windows??
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Portable Windows??

Unfortunately duckduckgo (LMDE default search engine) didn't seem to find that page at all. Although I was searching for XP rather than Windows 7+. That guide (as do several others) require the user to already have Windows installed, which I do not. I did manage to install XP to a flash drive but it...
by birchy
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Portable Windows??
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Portable Windows??

Possibly a bit of a newbie question (despite using nothing but Linux for 5 years+)... I have played around with portable Linux distros in the past, mostly installing to 4GB pen drives/flash drives/USB sticks/whatever you want to call them. I now have a need to run a couple of Windows-only apps that ...
by birchy
Mon May 07, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Hiding a partition from the O.S.
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: Hiding a partition from the O.S.

But resizing a boot partition already sounds bad in theory so please check if the image works. I need to know. ;) Well the obvious solution is to make sure the source is smaller than the target BEFORE installing a fresh O.S. But it resized twice without any problems. FYI, the clone boots fine, in f...
by birchy
Thu May 03, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Poll: Desktop environments
Replies: 583
Views: 647209

Re: Poll: Desktop environments

I just realised that when I voted last week, I voted for Cinnamon whereas I actually prefer Mate. I've only recently moved from Mint/Ubuntu to LMDE as I wanted a system that won't be updated too often. I liked the default desktop and thought it was Cinnamon, but have just discovered that it is actua...
by birchy
Thu May 03, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Wrong partition boots occasionally
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Wrong partition boots occasionally

It seems that it's possible to boot by LABEL rather than UUID. I did consider using /dev/sd* but that's not very reliable as udev seems to change paths as often as the weather. About to try booting my clone partition. If that works, I'll put a label on my primary partition with gparted and job's a g...
by birchy
Thu May 03, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Wrong partition boots occasionally
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Wrong partition boots occasionally

I have a fresh install of LMDE 201204 on a 1TB HDD which is partitioned as follows: 50GB Primary (O.S.) 4GB Primary (Swap) 10GB Primary (O.S. Clone) 867GB Extended/Logical (Data) After installing my preferred apps and settings, I made a clone of the main O.S. partition into the 10GB partition using ...
by birchy
Tue May 01, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Hiding a partition from the O.S.
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: Hiding a partition from the O.S.

Was expecting a little more help than this. Luckily I have previous experience so know that the Ubuntu forums are a gold mine of helpful advice. A newbie would of given up by now and installed Ubuntu.... The solutions to the original questions: Hiding the partition The most obvious way to hide a par...
by birchy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Hiding a partition from the O.S.
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: Hiding a partition from the O.S.

Just noticed another weird thing.... Those "empty" partitions supposedly contain 311MB and 13.81GB?? I did an ls and rm the lost+found folder but now I get... ls -a /media/STORAGE . .. What's going on there? Never seen that before. :? EDIT: This was a stupid question. Obviously those direc...

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