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by PcMojo
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: <SOLVED>Hey! is it ok to get answers if I can't get a homework done?
Replies: 23
Views: 1061

Re: <SOLVED>Hey! is it ok to get answers if I can't get a homework done?

I've always found, especially with computers, it helps to hack around and figure things out more than having somebody just give you the answer. If you use IRC, you can get help in real time (Freenode has a few rooms for bash, linux, & general programming). You may want to tell them you are a stu...
by PcMojo
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wiped out my Windows OS
Replies: 91
Views: 2365

Re: Wiped out my Windows OS

If you can get Mint running there is a link to the #linuxmint-help chatroom on the welcome screen (or use SpotChat server #linuxmint-help) or Mibbit web based client to connect. There are usually several people there who can walk you through installation in real time! Mint Help IRC https://community...
by PcMojo
Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [solved] disable window list thumbnail preview
Replies: 1
Views: 677

[solved] disable window list thumbnail preview

While I like the new preview feature, for some of the work I do it gets in the way and slows me down. I didn't see instructions on how to disable it so I thought I'd document it here: If you right click on a program on the taskbar, you should see "Configure the Window List" at the top of t...
by PcMojo
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: cinnamon-settings-daemon fixed many issues
Replies: 0
Views: 243

cinnamon-settings-daemon fixed many issues

I am currently using 17.3 with Cinnamon and have not done a fresh install since 17, and that could be where many of my problems began. It seems the more I upgraded, the more issues I had with Cinnamon. At first it was just basic theme–related visual issues, but graduated into inoperable keyboard sho...
by PcMojo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint IRC registration codes
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Linux Mint IRC registration codes

Would this be a good thread, for those in the know, to explain the "mintbotd registration codes" on the linux mint IRC channels?

If not, moderators feel free to move this to a more appropriate area.
by PcMojo
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] SeaMonkey DEB for Linux Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 5841

Re: [SOLVED] SeaMonkey DEB for Linux Mint

I know this is an old post but I had a really difficult time finding the deb for seamonkey. I just installed it a month or so ago on mint 13. After upgrading to 15 none of the ppa's worked. I finally found the deb at http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/ubuntuzilla/all/main/base/seamonkey-mozilla-bu...
by PcMojo
Tue May 21, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: WallCh not working on startup
Replies: 0
Views: 778

WallCh not working on startup

I am writing this quick tutorial to help those that have installed WallCh wallpaper changer (or other wallpaper changers) and are experiencing problems with it not starting on startup. I was able to help a few people with this on IRC, but after reinstalling Mint I ended up making the same mistake. :...
by PcMojo
Wed May 15, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Ubuntu vs. Mint: Which Linux Distro Is Better for Beginners?
Replies: 21
Views: 12607

Re: Ubuntu vs. Mint: Which Linux Distro Is Better for Beginn

I've had a difficult time getting many people over to Linux until Mint with Cinnamon. To me the DE makes quite a bit of difference for the novice user and Clem has done a awesome job with the usability and general intuitiveness. I've had a few older folks without much pc experience but with more kno...
by PcMojo
Wed May 15, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Cin Update then no login?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Cin Update then no login?

I was able to fix this issue and it ended up being pretty simple. I worked for a day logging on with a live cd and hacking into my encrypted home to save all the files I could, as I was expecting a re-install. By this time I wasn't sure if it was a Cinnamon issue or one of the other packages that ca...
by PcMojo
Mon May 13, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Cin Update then no login?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Cin Update then no login?

Someone on IRC suggested that I look under /var/log/apt and this is what I have: Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 48234532 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selec...
by PcMojo
Mon May 13, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Cin Update then no login?
Replies: 2
Views: 557

[Solved] Cin Update then no login?

I was really hoping that others were having problems, as well, and that a solution had been found. I'm not sure what happened, but after updates that included Cinnamon and Cinnamon-common, I rebooted. My grub menu, usually customized, was a little different and after selecting the default entry it a...
by PcMojo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To - Simple File Sharing in Mint
Replies: 66
Views: 163763

Re: How To - Simple File Sharing in Mint

I went through that checklist yesterday, I went ahead and double checked everything but still have the same problem. Part of the sharing problem might be that as soon as I finished the mint share setups I went to the Vista pc and started the process of enabling client print and file sharing. Maybe M...
by PcMojo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To - Simple File Sharing in Mint
Replies: 66
Views: 163763

Re: How To - Simple File Sharing in Mint

I understand what you are saying about what the man pages say about it being enabled by default, but I'm seeing something different on my end. Before, when using any smbpasswd command I would get errors (as if there was no account). After enabling the accounts, the commands will work and I won't get...
by PcMojo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon

That was the problem! Two different applications called Pencil! :oops: After I uninstalled the graphics program Pencil. I reinstalled the evolus Pencil (or Pencil Project) deb file in Gdebi. It said that it was already installed. I'm not sure where, because I looked everywhere and it wasn't under an...
by PcMojo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon

Maybe that's the problem. I have two applications named Pencil. When I was looking for Pencil Project in Synaptic, I came across Pencil (the graphics application) and installed it. Which is what I have under /usr/bin/pencil and /usr/share/pencil -all files seem to be for Pencil the graphic program. ...
by PcMojo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members
Replies: 90
Views: 99520

Re: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members

What I have been learning recently, is how to search the forums better. I've had to ask questions that I'm certain others have asked before. In fact, I remember reading similar posts but just can't remember the answer. Here's a few search tips: from: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&am...
by PcMojo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon

I appreciate your help, but so far no joy. When I use the dpkg command I get: $ dpkg -L evoluspencil Package `evoluspencil' is not installed. Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents. I'm pretty sure Gdebi instal...
by PcMojo
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To - Simple File Sharing in Mint
Replies: 66
Views: 163763

Re: How To - Simple File Sharing in Mint

@altair4 First of all, thanks a million for this and your many other threads on networking, sharing, Samba etc. They are extremely useful giving step by step instructions, with enough explanation given so we can research something further, without so many details that our eyes glaze over in a fog of...
by PcMojo
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 723

[Solved] missing app after gdebi install on cinnamon

I downloaded a deb file and it didn't give me the option of using the Software Center or Synaptic, which is what I am used to. It only allowed Gdebi. After it was installed, I can't find the application on the menu. I've tried the "which" command but still can't find it. The application is...
by PcMojo
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where is "shut down" app in linux mint 13 cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 1859

Re: Where is "shut down" app in linux mint 13 cinnamon

I had a similar problem and could never get the shutdown procedure to work. I ended up going to "keyboard" and making a custom shortcut to pull up system monitor, like task manager in windoze, then I can at least kill processes. If you use ctl-alt-delete for this, I think it is already bei...

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