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by Yiannis
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I cannot login to cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 15587

I cannot login to cinnamon

Hi all, I have what appears to be a serious problem. I dual boot Mint 16 kde with windows 7 64bit. This morning when I booted my laptop it gave me an error (I had disabled the request for password at loggin in). The error read "Failed to load session 'cinnamon' ". After I press OK it gives...
by Yiannis
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Skype sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: No Skype sound

Dear El Zoido, Thanks for the swift reply. So, I see that the problem is well known. I tried your solution and it seems to be working. The only thing that doesn't work is notifications when someone logs in but I can certainly live without it. Many thanks for that. As for the starter, I already added...
by Yiannis
Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Skype sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

[SOLVED] No Skype sound

Dear all I recently upgraded from cinamon 13 to 16 kde (64bit) on a windows 7 dual boot machine. Initially skype was working flawlessly but then I noticed that sometimes there was no sound and eventually I had no sound at all either when I rung, being notified or receiving calls. Other applications ...
by Yiannis
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Application Appearance does not save changes between reboots
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Application Appearance does not save changes between reb

Hi caribriz,,

No worries. Many thanks for your time and effort. Maybe it's time for me to do an upgrade/fresh installation. They say if it works don't touch it but in my case it seems that I need to "touch" it. But the problem is a real bugger.

Many thanks again.
by Yiannis
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Application Appearance does not save changes between reboots
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Application Appearance does not save changes between reb

Hi caribriz, Thanks for your swift reply. I used the defaults button a couple of times already but nothing happened, both at the time of reverting to defaults and after a reboot. I was wondering if there is some kind of cache for system settings that needs to be emptied (?). I think if I don't manag...
by Yiannis
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Application Appearance does not save changes between reboots
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Application Appearance does not save changes between reboots

Dear all, Lately I got some more time in my hands and I decided to delve into the Linux distro I have been using for the rest 2 years by starting from the basics: the appearance of my desktop. I have a Linux Mint 13 KDE dual boot with W7 with an ATI Radeon hd5470 1gb graphics card. I went to KDE sys...
by Yiannis
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internal error
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Internal error

In my case (original post), I simply cleared orphaned files in the .config folder and emptied the trash (51gb!!!) and I haven't received an error since. I was(am) a bit reluctant to try the solution given by the fellow forum member in case it "breaks" something while I am writing the final...
by Yiannis
Wed May 15, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internal error
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Internal error

Many thanks for the quick reply and for explaining what the "install -f" does. I will run it as soon as a back up is performed and I will update. It's a bit strange because I haven't actually done anything strange or "intrusive" on my OS. In the meantime if someone else has any o...
by Yiannis
Tue May 14, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internal error
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Internal error

Hi all, The reason I am writing is because of an error message I keep receiving. Some details. I have Mint Maya 13 on KDE dual booting with Windows 7 64bit. Intel core i3, 4gb ram, ati mobility radeon 1gb plus integrated graphics. I initially thought that the error was random but now I noticed that ...
by Yiannis
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.
Replies: 28
Views: 27869

Re: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.

I've updated the guide to include the difference for Linux Mint KDE; I wasn't aware the Software Sources program there was different from the other Linux Mint editions in this respect. Many thanks for that. Also to add that in kde steps 5 & 6 do not occur (or at least in my case). For step 5 th...
by Yiannis
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.
Replies: 28
Views: 27869

Re: Trouble updating? Solution provided here.

When I try to open the software sources it says that I need to open it with administrative rights. I then type in the terminal kdesudo software-properties--kde, it asks for password, I type it and apart from a sound , nothing really happens. So, I am stuck in the first step of your guide. UPDATE: Ok...
by Yiannis
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have no Terminal Icon on Desktop [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2220

Re: I have no Terminal Icon on Desktop [SOLVED]

so many thanks abnvolk . So simple. Many thanks again.
by Yiannis
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have no Terminal Icon on Desktop [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 2220

Re: I have no Terminal Icon on Desktop [SOLVED]

Ok, guys sorry for bringing up an old thread but I believe I have a similar issue. What I am going to ask is closely related to an older thread that I posted some time ago http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=114629 . I'll do my best to keep it short. I had Ubuntu installed through wu...
by Yiannis
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: double-clicking on a shell script
Replies: 13
Views: 3460

Re: double-clicking on a shell script

I am using the Konsole (if this is what you are asking - sorry, complete newbie here).

When I run it - and after a delay of about 500ms - it just returns: yiannis@yiannis-Mint ~ $ and that's all.

Again many thanks for taking the time to respond.
by Yiannis
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: double-clicking on a shell script
Replies: 13
Views: 3460

Re: double-clicking on a shell script

Interesting, but it just returns an "empty" terminal.
by Yiannis
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: double-clicking on a shell script
Replies: 13
Views: 3460

Re: double-clicking on a shell script

Thanks for the reply. No, it will not exit. The $SHELL at the end ensures exactly that, that it will return to the terminal (or at least it did so in ubuntu 12.04). Last night I figured out that the shell does run but in the "background". For instance the script: #!/bin/bash echo "tes...
by Yiannis
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: double-clicking on a shell script
Replies: 13
Views: 3460

Re: double-clicking on a shell script

Anybody guys??

It started becoming annoying now that I realised that not even python scripts run when I double click on them.

The installation is still fresh as I haven't installed anything in particular apart from the alacarte.

Any help/advice will much appreciated.
by Yiannis
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: double-clicking on a shell script
Replies: 13
Views: 3460

Re: double-clicking on a shell script

There is not such a box to tick but I guess you mean the "is executable" box which is already ticked.

This is a screenshot:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=AF9E4EA1EF2D1B91!9322

And this is a test script

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#!/bin/bash
echo "test_script"

$SHELL
by Yiannis
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: double-clicking on a shell script
Replies: 13
Views: 3460

Re: double-clicking on a shell script

It runs absolutely fine.

Btw.

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Linux yiannis-Mint 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
by Yiannis
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: double-clicking on a shell script
Replies: 13
Views: 3460

double-clicking on a shell script

Ok, I am a bit baffled with one. I just installed Mint as a dual boot on my W7 system. This was after trying Ubuntu (through Wubi) for some months as my first attempt to Linux world. While on Ubuntu I created a couple of very simple scripts and saved them in the desktop. By double-clicking them the ...

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