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by pluraldave
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Right click context menus
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Right click context menus

You could try a different theme. There seems to be a lot of padding in that menu compared to mine (but that could be due to changes the Gnome team have made to some general setting).
by pluraldave
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Gnome shell crash (Solved - maybe?)
Replies: 39
Views: 6630

Re: Gnome shell crash (Solved - maybe?)

@pluraldave - Had another look at this problem because I noted that my recently-used.xbel has returned of its own accord. I wonder if this was due to a gnome-shell update that occurred on the 10th, it might have been. It's due to you using your computer. Every time you open a file it writes to rece...
by pluraldave
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Gnome shell crash (Solved - maybe?)
Replies: 39
Views: 6630

Re: Gnome shell crash (Solved - maybe?)

I had this too. Any overview search starting with g or l caused a crash with the same/similar libnvidia error as above. @Viking: recently-used.xbel is the recent documents file, which gnome-shell uses to display your recent documents when you search. Why the recent documents list conflicts with the ...
by pluraldave
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Forgotten password
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Forgotten password

Basically, you can't. All you can do is hope that you suddenly remember the password. You could set a new password for root, which would allow you to log in as root and then set a new password for your user. However, that will not change the passphrase that encrypts your data so that data will still...
by pluraldave
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is this war, with privilege? Not on MY comp!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1620

Re: Is this war, with privilege? Not on MY comp!!!

I'm not sure what there is to be solved. If you need to edit a protected file/folder you do so using sudo or gksu as appropriate. If you don't even know what sudo/gksu is then there is good reason not to be editing those files.

Also, +1 to the locks/house analogy.
by pluraldave
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]-Issue configuring Wireless HP printer
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: Issue configuring Wireless HP printer

1. Have you installed hplip-gui (from synaptic/command line) and are using it to set up the printer? 2. If the printer is connected to the network (i.e. has an IP address) wirelessly then you have to choose to add a *network* printer not a wireless printer. "LP1 option" sounds like you are attemptin...
by pluraldave
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Resume from Sleep: Disable the Password
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Resume from Sleep: Disable the Password

That's for an old version of Mint. In Mint 12 (main/Gnome) search for "screen" in the menu or find it in the control panel and turn off screen locking.
by pluraldave
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: way to have different colour folder for specific folder?
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: way to have different colour folder for specific folder?

Assuming you are using the main edition of Mint (Gnome desktop, Nautilus file browser) 1. Right click on the folder you want to change 2. Select Properties 3. In the window that opens is a picture of the current icon. Click this to select a new icon. Be warned though, once you change an icon like th...
by pluraldave
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is happening to MInt
Replies: 27
Views: 3139

Re: What is happening to MInt

!2 did not "take" on my system. Some major pieces did not work and I jumped "back to 11" as fast as I could, only to find problems with 11. :? ... Personally I recommend that more people raise their voices against this Gnome 3 thing. Judging by your support posts you used Mint 12 for less than 24 h...
by pluraldave
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 12 niggles
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Linux Mint 12 niggles

: My Minimize, Maximize etc buttons are stuck on these horrible block like images and no matter what theme or window border I select they always stay the same, is there any way to change them: By installing and using Compiz (assumed from Q3) you are inheriting Metacity (Gnome 3). The MATE WM is Mar...
by pluraldave
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: My environment changed for other when i removed conky-Solved
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: My environment changed for other when i removed conky

It looks like the config files are messed up. Look at the hidden files in your home folder to see where the xfce folder is. I think it's probably ~./config/xfce4.

Rename this folder to something like xfce4_backup, after which I guess a simple log out/in should recreate the default settings.
by pluraldave
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 169060

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Better to start a new thread for specific issues rather than posting in a discussion thread. 1. Don't know. 3. a) Flick your mouse up into the top left corner to activate the overlay and then drag and drop the application onto the workspace you would like to move it to. b) Use the keyboard shortcut ...
by pluraldave
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 169060

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

I'm thinking in Mint 11 workspaces had to be added to the panel by the user, and was not there by default. Yes, but this also lead to the problems of a) New users not discovering the workspaces feature b) Users who had not discovered workspaces accidentally changing workspace and not knowing how to...
by pluraldave
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 11 ( 12? ) oem and image deploy to roll out.
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Mint 12 oem and image deploy to roll out.

I've not used it myself but if I'd look into preseeding if I was in your position.

Ubuntu 11.04 / Mint 11
Ubuntu 11.10 / Mint 12
by pluraldave
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Compiz issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: Compiz issues

You can't. The panels are part of Gnome-shell, which uses the Mutter window manager. You can only have one window manager running. If you turn on the Compiz window manager you automatically turn off Mutter. If you turn off Mutter then by extension you turn off Gnome-shell and the panels. If you real...
by pluraldave
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon
Replies: 464
Views: 169060

Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Gnome Shell is optimized for keyboard launching and that fact alone makes it obviously not aimed at tablets +1000. Certain features of GS looking similar to a mobile OS does not make GS a mobile OS. It's all down to how GS behaves, which is nothing like any mobile OS, and clearly designed with desk...
by pluraldave
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Gnome3/Cinnamon loading same broken desktop
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

Re: Gnome3/Cinnamon loading same broken desktop

They're all in your home folder. Just open up Nautilus (your file manager) and press ctrl+H to view the hidden config files/folders.
by pluraldave
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 12 Calendar won't open
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Mint 12 Calendar won't open

AFAIK it currently only works with Evolution so you'll need to install that.
by pluraldave
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Good paritioning scheme?
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Good paritioning scheme?

"/" is the root of the file system. Everything you don't create a separate partition for goes in the root partition. Each installation has its own / partition. You can't have a "mint" partition and a "/" partition like you have suggested in your first post - these are the same thing. "Mint" is just ...

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