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by anthony2010
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File permission issue.{SOLVED}
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: File permission issue.[SOLVED]

It worked!

Thanks dude!

Anthony.
by anthony2010
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window issue
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Window issue

Hey Reddit.

I have no idea what those things are so I'm going with 'No I don't use them'. Might have to wait for an update or try a fresh install.

Ant
by anthony2010
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window issue
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Window issue

Hi reddot.

Its Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit.

Ant.
by anthony2010
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window issue
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Window issue

Hi all. For some reason whenever I open a window such as a browser the window immediately collapses to the tool bar. I have to left click 'unmaximise' or 'Restore' several times before the window opens. Even then it's only the smaller window. If I try to maximise them the windows collapse to the too...
by anthony2010
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File permission issue.{SOLVED}
Replies: 2
Views: 259

File permission issue.{SOLVED}

Hi all. So I had an external hard drive give up the ghost and had to use testdisk to rescue my files. Got most of them back but for some reason they are all presented with a padlock on them. Is there a way I can get rid of the padlock so I can write to them without having to sudo? Couldn't find anyt...
by anthony2010
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Interactive overheads
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Interactive overheads

Hi all. I just took a job teaching and would like to use my mint laptop as the attached computer to the overhead projector. Will the overhead projector see Mint? Will the interactive white board work with Libre Office? Id like to write all my lessons in Libre office but despite protestations to the ...
by anthony2010
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Heads up on boot menu [Solved}
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Heads up on boot menu

- and that's why I like using Mint. Good operating system and a helpful community.

Cheers everyone, that cured it.

an asterix... just that. Who would have thought? :)

Anthony.
by anthony2010
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Heads up on boot menu [Solved}
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Heads up on boot menu

Cheers man. Here's the output to 'free - h' nthony@anthony-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M ~ $ free -h total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7.7G 7.6G 142M 15M 83M 6.3G -/+ buffers/cache: 1.2G 6.5G Swap: 7.9G 364K 7.9G anthony@anthony-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M ~ $ Here's the output to the second terminal enq...
by anthony2010
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Heads up on boot menu [Solved}
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Heads up on boot menu

Hey.

Does this mean anything?

Cheers,

Ant
by anthony2010
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Heads up on boot menu [Solved}
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Heads up on boot menu [Solved}

Hi.

This isn't bothering me but I figured I might as well mention it..
on boot up I get a message asking me to either enter 'S' to skip mount or 'something else' to repair.

Thanks
by anthony2010
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: corrupted external drive wont mount
Replies: 4
Views: 602

SOLVED : corrupted external drive wont mount

Hom44r

Thank you for this!

Testdisk worked a treat. I lost a few files that it couldn't recover BUT I got the most important ones.

External drive now in the bin. Will be buying a new one.

Good advice. Thank you!

Anthony.
by anthony2010
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: corrupted external drive wont mount
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: corrupted external drive wont mount

My apologies for not providing enough information. I would if I knew what I was doing! So this is the error message I get: Sorry, could not display all the contents of "usb-WDC_WD50_00LPVT-22G33T0_D21AB2C9922F-0:0-part1": Error when getting information for file '/mnt/usb-WDC_WD50_00LPVT-22G33T0_D21A...
by anthony2010
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: corrupted external drive wont mount
Replies: 4
Views: 602

corrupted external drive wont mount

Hi. Yesterday I formatted an external drive to the nfts format. Then using what was then an Ubuntu installation I put all my music and videos on it. After seeing if the files were visible to Ubuntu, I unplugged the drive and plugged it into my Windows laptop where it showed up no problem. So this mo...
by anthony2010
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: EUFI Bios locked
Replies: 2
Views: 298

EUFI Bios locked

Hi All. I'll keep this short. I bought an Acer Aspire v5 laptop with windows 8. I hated the OS so put Mint on it so it was compatible with my desktop. I honestly do not know why or how but after a couple of months of minty bliss the laptop spat it out and locked me out of its BIOS and now requires a...
by anthony2010
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Pc to Pc control
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Pc to Pc control

Well hey!

Theres some great information in there. Many, many thanks!

Its early hours here but Im going to make this a project for this week. Will post results.

Cheers to all of you for your help thus far. I am most grateful.

Anthony.
by anthony2010
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Pc to Pc control
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Pc to Pc control

"Might it not be a better idea to use a dedicated HTPC distro/build on the one box, assuming it should come with a web interface for things like control and file upload/download?" - Absolutely! Do you know of one? Thing is, I am disabled and struggle with my eyesight so I cant see text or file names...
by anthony2010
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Pc to Pc control
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Pc to Pc control

Hi all. Its not that there are no answers on the net, its that they are either conflicting or they simply don't work. So here goes! I have a laptop running mint cinnamon 16. This is by my side permanently. I also have a home theatre pc accross the room running Mint 17. Both systems are 64 bit. What ...
by anthony2010
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 316676

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Try not to get too attached because after a short while getting used to running Mint, you will never want to go back. I'm at the stage now where I can no longer see the reasoning behind running windoze. Though I CAN see why someone might prefer Mac..at least with Linux you are in the Unix family.. b...
by anthony2010
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cooked hard drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Cooked hard drive?

Does this help solve the problem? I have the output of dmesg:
dmesg
dmesg
by anthony2010
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cooked hard drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Cooked hard drive?

Hey Mark. Cheers for that. I couldn't find the .iso but downloaded the .exe for it and installed it using wine without a hitch. I can see that this tool would readily fix the hard drive IF the hard drive could be seen by the computer. It doesn't show up at all. Or minitool would surely fix it I'm su...

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