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by solarwind
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Software Sources
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Software Sources

Hey all, where do I select the software sources (mirrors)?
by solarwind
Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Set MintUpdate AutoRefresh Default Value To 30m
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Suggestion: Set MintUpdate AutoRefresh Default Value To 30m

My suggestion is to set the MintUpdate default auto-refresh value to 30 - 120 minutes. The default value now (I think 10 minutes) is too short and is not needed. As long as it updates once when the computer starts and every half, hour or two hours after, that should be fine. Also uses less bandwidth...
by solarwind
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: gnome-search-tool In Menu
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: Suggestion: gnome-search-tool In Menu

MagnusB wrote:GNOME DO, is enabled by default, activate it by using super+space. Their slogan is "Don't search, do", try it out, you might find it useful ;)
I really, really, prefer to search, thanks.
by solarwind
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Update
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Mint Update

Since Mint isn't a rolling release, you shouldn't keep install for 10 years. Kernel and X won't be updated to a newer version in those years, anyway, the updates would be just some patches etc.. If you want that, you are better off using a rolling release like Arch Linux (and even there, the kernel...
by solarwind
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Update
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Mint Update

Updating X is risky on any system. Now, if there is a gaping security hole in X, that might be included as a "safe" update, depending on the situation. But the Ubuntu team doesn't include a brand new version of X within a release, so you won't be missing out on much, just some patches here and ther...
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Find Files Containing Text
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Find Files Containing Text

I'm liking Arch A LOT so far. I've only been using Linux since the new year (started out with Mint), but I wanted to get a better idea of how linux worked so I jumped into something that requires a little more control. The documentation is FANTASTIC, they have a wiki for EVERYTHING. So it was actua...
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Update
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Mint Update

Bump. Sorry, I had to.
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: gnome-search-tool In Menu
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Suggestion: gnome-search-tool In Menu

I have a suggestion: put the all powerful gnome-search-tool in the menu. I had a hard time finding this tool which is sad because it's one of the most fundamental tools for a desktop operating system. Ubuntu even has it in the menu. I find it ridiculous that it's not in the menu.
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Find Files Containing Text
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Find Files Containing Text

It's called gnome-search-tool You should be able to run it from the terminal. I'm no longer running Mint so I am unaware if it is anywhere's else in the MintMenu. Thanks! That should be in the Mint Menu. Also interesting how you went from Mint to Arch. I went from Little more than a kernel and shel...
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dragging Icons Onto Desktop Fails
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Dragging Icons Onto Desktop Fails

proxima_centauri wrote:What happens if you drag that firefox icon on the panel to the desktop (assuming it's firefox you want there).
That is peculiar.
Menu -> Panel works
Panel -> Desktop works

So: Menu -> Panel -> Desktop works

but Menu -> Desktop FAILS.
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dragging Icons Onto Desktop Fails
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Dragging Icons Onto Desktop Fails

Dragging application icons from the Mint Menu to the desktop fails. This is the exact error:

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by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safe/Visible
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Safe/Visible

Thanks!

I also posted another question here http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... =6&t=14884 do you think you could help me answer it? Thanks again!
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safe/Visible
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Safe/Visible

What do the "safe" and "visible" check boxes mean in the Mint Update preferences?
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Update
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Mint Update

The mint update has 5 "security" levels as far as I know. Let's say there is a version of xorg upgradeable. Only the levels 1 - 3 of Mint Update are enabled. xorg fits in the 4th or 5th security level. Will the xorg update eventually be promoted to the 1 - 3 levels or will a new Linux Mint user be t...
by solarwind
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Find Files Containing Text
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Find Files Containing Text

Hey all,
How do I find files containing certain text? In Ubuntu you would do:

Using gnome's search function Places --> Search for files --> More Options.

How do I do it in Linux Mint?
by solarwind
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Giving Mint To A Noob
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: Giving Mint To A Noob

NOOOOOO do not give Partition Magic to a n00b (ask me how I know.... :mrgreen: ) Seriously, for a n00b, Mint's slider is the easiest way to resize your partitions -- that's what it's there for, to make partitioning less of a panic situation for n00bs. When dealing with a newbie, don't make it more ...
by solarwind
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Giving Mint To A Noob
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: Giving Mint To A Noob

solarwind, If I were you I would be inclined to give a lot of weight to Katzedecimal's post. He was just in that situation and he managed to get through it his way. I usually recommend that people use the latest stable version of Gparted live cd iso to prepare their partitions for install. I think ...
by solarwind
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Giving Mint To A Noob
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: Giving Mint To A Noob

I was in your friend's exact position a few weeks ago. Has he tried playing with the LiveCD already? If not, I do recommend that, make sure he likes the user interface and whatnot, try before you buy. It's much easier to pull a CD out if he decides "I hate this OS." I ran off the LiveCD for several...
by solarwind
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Giving Mint To A Noob
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: Giving Mint To A Noob

67GTA wrote:It has that option. You just have to read carefully before you do anything. It is also a good idea to run clean and defrag before doing it. There can be some ntfs partition corruption if it is shrank too small. Is it XP, or Vista?
It's XP. So what do I recommend him to do before installing?
by solarwind
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Giving Mint To A Noob
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Giving Mint To A Noob

Hey all, whenever I install Linux, I always partition manually and set mountpoints manually and never experiment with the other automatic options. But this time, I'm giving Linux Mint to a friend who has never used Linux before. He has a computer which has an NTFS partition spanning the entire disk ...

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