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by russellz
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keyboard layouts in Mint 15 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 14318

Re: Keyboard layouts in Mint 15 Cinnamon

Thanks for that - just seemed logical that I would find it under Keyboard which does appear if you select advanced on the settings screen. Guess I need to do some more exploring.

Russell.
by russellz
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keyboard layouts in Mint 15 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 14318

Keyboard layouts in Mint 15 Cinnamon

This seems a silly question but; how do I change the keyboard layout to suit a French laptop in Mint 15 Cinnamon? On my present Mint 14 Mate setup there is an "Control Centre" entry under "Hardware" for "Keyboard". Most of the other familiar hardware settings icons are there in this new version but ...
by russellz
Sun May 19, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Skype

O.K. If you look in /etc/apt you should see a file sources.list. This file is missing or corrupted. If it is there rename it something like sources.list.broken if it is not there DON'T PANIC. Go to Package Manager > Settings > Repositories and on the first tab check the first three entries then clos...
by russellz
Sun May 19, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 100% CPU usage, low battery life, fan running constantly
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Re: 100% CPU usage, low battery life, fan running constantly

If you want to donate free cpu time to a good cause you could try http://folding.stanford.edu/

The latest version will detect if a laptop is running on battery and shut down. If you have problems with overheating you could just run it on one core.

Russell
by russellz
Sun May 19, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: jEdit: How to fit long lines within the window
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: jEdit: How to fit long lines within the window

Click on spanner/screwdriver button in menu bar > Global Options > jEdit > Editing > Word wrap

Russell.
by russellz
Sun May 19, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Skype

It sounds as if your sources.list file is corrupted.
Have a look at Package Manager > Settings > Repositories.
The first three items on the "LinuxMint Software" tab should be checked.
If that is O.K. open a terminal, type: cat /etc/apt/sources.list
and post the output here.

Russell.
by russellz
Sun May 19, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?
Replies: 14
Views: 47730

Re: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?

Hi Roger, 1 I leave this blank as well. Not sure but I think it's just the location that is reported to a query. 2 Sorry, don't know 3 This window only allows two DNS addresses in addition to 127.0.1.1. In any case what you type in here is only used until reboot so it is a pretty useless setting. Se...
by russellz
Sun May 19, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint/ Windows XP SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Mint/ Windows XP SOLVED

Put a shortcut on your desktop with the command; VBoxManage startvm Windows_8

Replace Windows_8 with whatever name you gave the VM.

Russell.
by russellz
Sat May 18, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint/ Windows XP SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Mint/ Windows XP

If you want to dual boot with windows you will need to install windows first and then install Linux. What's wrong with Virtualbox? I run Mint permanently and have made an icon on the desktop to go directly to XP in Virtualbox. If you save XP rather than shutting it down it comes back and is ready to...
by russellz
Sat May 11, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?
Replies: 14
Views: 47730

Re: How to change DNS settings permanently?

FYI, the original DNS settings ( 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220) were for OpenDNS which should be good for most anything. That said, the other suggestion of 8.8.8.8 are for Google I believe (and their secondary is 4.4.4.4). If nothing is set on the linux box, it'll default to whatever the Router...
by russellz
Thu May 09, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?
Replies: 14
Views: 47730

Re: How to change DNS settings permanently?

I don't think the problem lies with the Neufbox as it works in PCLinux. What I think need to do is to stop Mint getting its DNS settings from DHCP. There must be a setting in a configuration file somewhere to disable this if only I could find it. Russell. Languages; English, French, Algol, Fortran, ...
by russellz
Thu May 09, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?
Replies: 14
Views: 47730

Re: How to change DNS settings permanently?

O.K. I've now set IPV4 to manual and it still adds 127.0.1.1 to the DNS list in Network Settings on reboot or suspend. Going back to the Network Connections settings I see it has reverted to Automatic and now won't let me save a change to Manual! Tried disabling DHCP on the router, got the message "...
by russellz
Wed May 08, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?
Replies: 14
Views: 47730

Re: How to change DNS settings permanently?

Sorry, should have said which version I'm running. It's Linux Mint Mate.

Control Centre > Network Settings gives me four tabs: Connections, General, DNS, and Hosts. No options tab. I can't find anywhere to disable DHCP or change IPV4 settings.

Sorry if I've missed something obvious!

Russell.
by russellz
Wed May 08, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?
Replies: 14
Views: 47730

Re: How to change DNS settings permanently?

Thanks Warprunner, I presume from your suggestion that DHCP runs on the machine as well as on the router. Any advice on how to control it? DHCP runs on my router but only allows adresses in the range 192.168.1.20 to 192.168.1.100 so that can't be a problem. I have just tried commenting out the line ...
by russellz
Tue May 07, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?
Replies: 14
Views: 47730

[Solved]How to change DNS settings permanently?

Hi, I have been struggling for some time withy my DNS settings to use a SmartDNS service to access TV when travelling abroad. If I change them in Control Centre > Network > DNS tab > DNS Servers by deleting the preset settings and adding new severs addresses they revert to the default settings on re...
by russellz
Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNS settings reverting to default
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: DNS settings reverting to default

O.K. I've made a bit of progress: The DNS settings I've made get changed when I close the laptop lid and it suspends. The file /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail contains the lines: nameserver 208.67.222.222 nameserver 208.67.220.220 I've commented them out and replaced them with my prefered DNS add...
by russellz
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNS settings reverting to default
Replies: 1
Views: 343

DNS settings reverting to default

Hi, I'm trying to change my DNS settings to use a SmartDNS service to access TV when travelling abroad. I change the settings in Control Centre > Network > DNS tab > DNS Servers by deleting the preset settings and adding new severs addresses. All works fine for a while but after some time the settin...
by russellz
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.

1. Using fn + f5 (decrease brightness) or fn + f6 (increase brightness) are not working. In a terminal try typing xmodmap -pk | grep XF86Mon That should tell you what key codes are expected to control the brightness. Then try xev and type the keys for brightness. That will give you the keycode it p...
by russellz
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning (for older systems)
Replies: 55
Views: 255721

Re: How to install with manual partitioning

If you have a data partition, I wouldn't normally use a separate home partition (the data partition is to keep your personal documents intact when you reinstall, but intentionally not with a separate home partition so that application configurations are installed with the defaults from your new Lin...

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