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by madwoollything
Sat May 31, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Screen resolution for Dell monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Screen resolution for Dell monitor

Hi Thanks for the links. I don't have an xorg.conf and was wondering how to create one suitable for my monitor. (It would be simple if I could adapt an existing one). When I run the xrandr I get the following output and the resolution does not change. Any help would be much appreciated before lookin...
by madwoollything
Fri May 30, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Screen resolution for Dell monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Screen resolution for Dell monitor

I have a Dell monitor which is capable of displaying 1280 x 800 with Windows. I've installed Mint 17 Mate RC and updated. The monitor maximum resolution is 1024 x 768 and the monitor is 'unknown'. The 'Driver Manager' does not offer and other driver options. I've been trying to find a solution to th...
by madwoollything
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo
Replies: 14
Views: 4372

Re: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo

reinstalling nemo did nothing (though apt-get purge // apt-get install probably would). what did work was deleting ~/.config/nemo and ~/.config/cinnamon then rebooting (or log out/in) some config. setting must have got stuck during an update or so i guess. Thanks but this has been successful on my ...
by madwoollything
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo
Replies: 14
Views: 4372

Re: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo

Thanks but that doesn't seem to work on my system
by madwoollything
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo
Replies: 14
Views: 4372

Re: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo

Unfortunately reinstalling Nemo didn't work for me
by madwoollything
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo
Replies: 14
Views: 4372

Re: Mint 15 - Wallpaper wouldn't show up until I open Nemo

I too am having the same problem with no wallpaper on logging in until I then launch nemo
by madwoollything
Wed May 29, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Stream photos to a smart TV
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Stream photos to a smart TV

I'd like to be able to stream photos over my wireless network from Linux Mint on my laptop to display on my Samsung smart TV. BTW I've found a number of apps for my Nexus 7 which allow me to do just that streaming pictures taken on my Nexus straight to the TV where I'm able to navigate using the Nex...
by madwoollything
Sat May 11, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Stream Media to (wireless enabled) Panasonic TV?
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Re: How to Stream Media to (wireless enabled) Panasonic TV?

mjb125b wrote:Hi - Streaming via Wireless connection. From PC through to the TV (also have a WD TV Live which could be used).

Thank you.


*** Anyone have any ideas? Surely media can be streamed wirelessly to a TV in Linux Mint??? **
I too would like to be able to do this in Linux Mint.
by madwoollything
Sat May 04, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 13 xfce - suspend not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: Mint seems to have an endemic problem with suspend

Lots of people are having this problem in 14 and no expert ever chimes in with any solution. Users have commented that the developers can't fix it but that it should be resolved "upstream" sometime. Hopefully. But no updates from update manager, or terminal (running apt get update, or install or up...
by madwoollything
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Remove 'read only' from usb stick {SOLVED}
Replies: 9
Views: 44375

Re: Remove 'read only' from usb stick

Many thanks .... brilliant write up and I'm now much more confident with fdisk.
by madwoollything
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Remove 'read only' from usb stick {SOLVED}
Replies: 9
Views: 44375

Remove 'read only' from usb stick {SOLVED}

A usb stick has been come 'read only' and I've been unable to reformat the drive.

How do you remove the 'read only' attribute from the usb stick so I can use gparted to reformat the stick?
by madwoollything
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing a new distro has lengthened boot up times
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Installing a new distro has lengthened boot up times

Boot up times have approximately increased by 50% and I cannot find a way of bringing them back down. I've tried disabling swap in fstab but that does not seem to make any difference. I don't really want to re install all my OSs to correct this problem ..... although I will make sure any future inst...
by madwoollything
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing a new distro has lengthened boot up times
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Installing a new distro has lengthened boot up times

I've currently got a multi boot set up and have just installed another distro (Crunchbang) which unfortunately changed the UUID for swap on my system. This change seems to have significantly increased the time it takes for my remaining distros to boot up, despite changing the UUID for swap in each o...
by madwoollything
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 13 xfce - suspend not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Mint 13 xfce - suspend not working

I've just installed a fresh copy of Mint 13 XFCE. Suspend was working fine in an older version of Mint on this box. How do I get suspend working again? Any suggestions? (I've tried turning off acpm) (I've seen references to problems with suspend in Mint 13 but have not be able to find any solutions....
by madwoollything
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How do you 'create new user' in XFCE? (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 12349

Re: How do you 'create new user' in XFCE? (SOLVED)

Thanks ..... I tried to find something in the forums but obviously was not using the right search criteria.

Why aren't these tools installed in the default mint 13 xfce?
by madwoollything
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How do you 'create new user' in XFCE? (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 12349

How do you 'create new user' in XFCE? (SOLVED)

I've just done a fresh install of Mint 13 XFCE and am wanting to create a new user ...... how do you do this in XFCE as I cannot seem to find any GUI tool for this?
by madwoollything
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 4797

Re: Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)

Many thanks .... works beautifully .... I was using the wrong GUI.
by madwoollything
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Fast booting distro for SSD drive
Replies: 11
Views: 4889

Re: Fast booting distro for SSD drive

Boo! Too slow! Linux Mint 13 boots in 6 seconds :mrgreen: Surprise, but once you have removed the bottleneck that caused your computer to boot horrible slow (i.e., the hard disk) you will encounter the next bottleneck. And so boot time is variable also depending on your hardware. Best bet: if you w...
by madwoollything
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swapped hard disk for SSD and cannot boot [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Swapped hard disk for SSD and cannot boot

DrHu wrote:Also for easier editing of Grub2, you might want to install grub-customizer
--though the ppa has seemed to be unavailable in the last day or so..
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10340183
Thanks .... its a great tool and takes the pain out of grub2

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