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by srq2625
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just want to say thanks...
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: Just want to say thanks...

thanks for the tip! I have indeed already done that. Is it unheard of to put those commands in the script to do upon each boot? Or at least write a prompt as a reminder? I use those commands as part of my "standard" install process (I keep borking my system and/or distro hopping, so I've done it fe...
by srq2625
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just want to say thanks...
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: Just want to say thanks...

every single blessed one of these bullet points were nailed ON THE HEAD with one simple Mint install. I could hardly believe it when I booted it up for the first time - I kept looking for things that I needed to do to get my computer up and running with the new OS install. After a few minutes I fin...
by srq2625
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitions not correctly created during install
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: [Solved] Partitions not correctly created during install

Start from scratch. When I see the caution symbol, I just select sda, and then create a brand new partition table. One might not have to do this, but it does work. Once the partition table has been created, create the partitions necessary. I like to create the swap partition first, followed by 20GB ...
by srq2625
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help I'm Stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Help I'm Stuck

It seems a lot of people have problems getting dual-boot systems to work, but once they are working there's usually no issues after that. So, I wouldn't be concerned about the switching between the two installs. Booting into one does not impact the other. There's lots of good reasons to dual-boot an...
by srq2625
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Mint on Windows Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Installing Mint on Windows Ubuntu

Yes, very easily. When you go through the install routine, just assign root (/) to the partition where Ubuntu resides. If you use a separate home partition, assign that as well. Swap shouldn't need to be changed at all so it should be a very straightforward install. Yes - what he said. But .... whe...
by srq2625
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help I'm Stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Help I'm Stuck

That's odd - I've not seen that before. But, then again, I'm pretty new to LM. Anyway, that first option looks like it will start a "liveCD" version of LM, but you have to be able to boot your computer from the CD and most modern computers (manufactured in the last 10 years) can do that. Once the "l...
by srq2625
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions from Windows XP user trying out Cinnamon
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Re: Questions from Windows XP user trying out Cinnamon

@musterfox RE: DHCP - if you have your computer connected to a modem and that modem is connected to your cable and your cable company is your ISP, then your cable company is a DHCP server providing your computer with an IP address. To get the particulars, you can, from a terminal, run ifconfig (do a...
by srq2625
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which iso to burn
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Which iso to burn

Some browsers (Chrome, and IE for example) give the download working file a temporary name that may (or may not) look anything like the final. IE actaully writes it's temporary file to a temp folder somewhere down in the guts of the file system. When the download is complete, the browser will rename...
by srq2625
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions from Windows XP user trying out Cinnamon
Replies: 25
Views: 2923

Re: Questions from Windows XP user trying out Cinnamon

One more odd thing I noticed. The app that I have currently installed and that works great shows no data traffic when I am not using the net in anyway and only displays network activity when I actually use the net. If I were worried about "unauthorized" traffice, rather than being comforting, I wou...
by srq2625
Sun May 19, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The ISO DVD of LM-cinnamin-64bit doesn't start installer.
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: The ISO DVD of LM-cinnamin-64bit doesn't start installer

If you burn the .iso directly to the DVD, you should be golden. This is not a case of opening the ISO and burning the files, but burning the ISO as a single disk image. Once that is done, you should be able to boot from that DVD. I've never had an issue burning and iso that didn't boot so I'm not mu...
by srq2625
Fri May 10, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to upgrade Mint distribution
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: How to upgrade Mint distribution

Disclaimer: I have been using Linux Mint (or any Linux) for only about 4 months so I am no body's expert. I did something similar - replaced 14 with a new install of 14. I have /, /boot, /tmp, /swap, and /home partitions. During the fresh install, chose the "other" install option, and used gparted t...
by srq2625
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting Started
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Getting Started

If Pierre's suggestion doesn't fill the bill, there's a whold chinese menu of items at the Linux Documentation Project (http://tldp.org/)
by srq2625
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved]Using dpkg with multiple .deb files
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Using dpkg with multiple .deb files

The following worked for LibreOffice (some 26 deb files), so I'm thinking it should work for OO as well. Get all your *.deb files in the same folder - it really doesn't matter where. Then use these commands: cd the-folder-where-you-placed-the-deb-files sudo dpkg -i ./*.deb The above says to install ...
by srq2625
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Another "Why Linux is cool" thread
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Another "Why Linux is cool" thread

Linux didn't used to be so cool. I checked it out when Ubuntu was in version 7 something - didn't do what I needed. Times have soooo changed! So yesterday I got it into my head that I wanted to ... um .... errr .... "update" .... yeah, update my Android phone. The first step involved running a utili...
by srq2625
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A simple browser question
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: A simple browser question

Brahim wrote:
srq2625 wrote:Have you tried Alt-D. In every browser (Chrome, FF, Chromium on Linux and Chrome, FF, IE on Win7), this highlights the entire URL in the address bar - first time, every time for me.
That's for bookmarking :D :D
Ummm .... no. It's Ctrl-D that does the bookmark thing :D :D :D
by srq2625
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: A simple browser question
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: A simple browser question

Have you tried Alt-D. In every browser (Chrome, FF, Chromium on Linux and Chrome, FF, IE on Win7), this highlights the entire URL in the address bar - first time, every time for me.
by srq2625
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Try different Verisons
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: How to Try different Verisons

If you're wanting to use LiveUSB stick but avoid using Windows to create them .... I've had very good sucess creating LiveUSB sticks on Linux using LiveCD iso files and the following command # sudo dd bs=20M if=/home/me/Downloads/TheDownloaded.iso of=/dev/sdX where X= the device letter for the USB s...
by srq2625
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having difficulties in understanding the installation proces
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Having difficulties in understanding the installation pr

Here's how I would approach this situation: Booting into Win7, determine how much space is used by the O/S and the user data, combined. In other words, how much of the disk is used and how much free space you have. Boot the computer using the LiveCD/LiveUSB. Start the install process. You will quick...
by srq2625
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: gparted not finding external hard drive
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: gparted not finding external hard drive

Clicking sound .... I've heard that as well. I have a old WD Passport drive that used to work on my desktop. In hind-sight, I realize it stopped being recognized when I upgraded the MBO. From that time on - worked only on occassion. So, I bought a new external HDD. In the last couple of days, I read...
by srq2625
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disabling touchpad tap to click
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Disabling touchpad tap to click

Check out mateconf-editor (System Tools > Configuration Editor). In the app desktop > mate > peripherals > touchpad

Therein, on the right, you have the options you need.

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