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by russellz
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tablets
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

Re: Tablets

I'm very satisfied with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Cost about €150 this side of the pond - don't know what that is in $. I would keep the Kindle for book reading. I only need to charge the Kindle once a month. The battery life on a tablet is much shorter. If you install Calibre on Mint you can downloa...
by russellz
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Learning how to program
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Learning how to program

Have a look at this site: http://www.learnpython.org/

Russell
by russellz
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: FREE online computer certification???
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: FREE online computer certification???

All it says is: "If you achieve certification status, W3Schools will ship you an HTML Developer Certificate {or whatever language exam you pass}. The document will contain your personal data acknowledging your status as a Certified HTML Developer {or whatever language exam you pass}." All of the ce...
by russellz
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root password
Replies: 6
Views: 14817

Re: root password

The root account is locked, nobody can log into it.. including the administrator. This is a good thing because everyone knows a linux box has a root account and they know the username, so all they have to do is try and guess the password. If the account is locked then guessing the password isn't an...
by russellz
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Search for file contents
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Search for file contents

You could try installing "Gnome-search-tool" from the repository.

Russell.
by russellz
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 8 is soo good?
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Windows 8 is soo good?

http://www.cultofmac.com/211604/people- ... s-7-image/
Cheaper and better to upgrade to Mint.

Russell.
by russellz
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minor irritation with Numlock
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: Minor irritation with Numlock

The problem with setleds (btw with -D it sets the flags as well as the leds) is that it only seems to work from a Console and only works for that console. It doesn't work from a Terminal. I thought it might be the Login theme so I tried a different one but no change. The numlock light is on when BIO...
by russellz
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minor irritation with Numlock
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: Minor irritation with Numlock

http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus/what-is-it-with-numlock-and-linux-35692 System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout -> Layout Options -> Miscellaneous compatibility options -> turn on "Default numeric keypad keys" Does that work, from the complaint/blog link above It is likely from the desktop/...
by russellz
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minor irritation with Numlock
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: Minor irritation with Numlock

Tried a few things;

1. I put "setleds -D +num" at the end of the rc.local file. That turned the numlock LED on but not the keyboard action.

2. I tried numlockx on in the rc.local file - no effect. I gues it only works after X has started?

Any other suggestions?

Russell
by russellz
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minor irritation with Numlock
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Re: Minor irritation with Numlock

I'm using KDE so I went into Applications - Settings - System Settings and then in the Hardware section, go to Input Devices. On the left, select Keyboard. In the Hardware tab you'll see some options for NumLock on KDE Startup. Be sure to click in "Turn on". Click Apply, Exit the dialog and reboot....
by russellz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Welcome to Linux Mint dialog freezing.
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Welcome to Linux Mint dialog freezing.

Trouble is you can't close Firefox either.

Russell
by russellz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to run commands on startup
Replies: 12
Views: 26202

Re: How to run commands on startup

Try /etc/init.d/rc.local ?

Russell.
by russellz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Minor irritation with Numlock
Replies: 9
Views: 1893

Minor irritation with Numlock

When I boot my machine the BIOS switches Numlock on however as soon as the login screen appears the Numlock goes off. As I have a French keyboard requiring shift for the numbers I habitually use the number pad. My usual passwords contain numbers and letters so, being a forgetfull old fart, I have to...
by russellz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Welcome to Linux Mint dialog freezing.
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Welcome to Linux Mint dialog freezing.

Not a problem for me but I think this might be a bug: When booting up and the Welcome dialog appears, if I click on one of the buttons that launches Firefox the dialog stays in the forground and neither that nor Firefox will close except by using xkill from a terminal. If I open Firefox before click...
by russellz
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Hard drive recognition
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Hard drive recognition

The disk drive doesn't have permissions. Check the permissions of /Backup.

Failing that perhaps someone more knowledgeable could jump in?

Russell.
by russellz
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Hard drive recognition
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Hard drive recognition

Yes, sorry, I was thinking of the partition editor in another distro. I think you will have to do it the hard way: In a terminal type blkid, this will give a list of all your partitions with their UUID's. Make a note of the UUID of your new partition, /dev/sdb1 (without the quotes) Now right click o...
by russellz
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Software Manager hangs.
Replies: 5
Views: 3550

Re: Software Manager hangs.

Thanks xenopeek, that does it.

Thanks also to kc1di, haven't tried your suggestion as xenopeek's did the trick.

Russell.
by russellz
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Hard drive recognition
Replies: 7
Views: 1363

Re: Hard drive recognition

Try deffining a mount point in Gparted -something like /Baackups
You should then see it as aa folder by that name off root

Russell
by russellz
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Software Manager hangs.
Replies: 5
Views: 3550

[Solved] Software Manager hangs.

Hi, It used to work OK but now it works OK unless I type anything in the search box. After I type the first character it just freezes and all I can do is force close. I looked at "top" in a terminal and when it freezes it is hogging 99% of the cpu time. I tried running it (mintinstall) from a root t...
by russellz
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Help, lost disk space in root!
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: [Solved] Help, lost disk space in root!

Yes, that was it. Somehow, when restoring my files from the backup I accidentally restored some to /root :oops:

Thanks again Cecar.

Russell.

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