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by Mute Ant
Wed May 14, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Videos

Video Player has to avoid infringing software patents to qualify as free software. VLC is Cross-Platform, maybe they paid to decode msword files on your behalf, maybe.
by Mute Ant
Wed May 14, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't change keyboard layout
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: can't change keyboard layout

No, I don't know where they are stored, but I know how to find them. To make a list of every available .png file in the system, use the terminal command... find / -name "*.png" 2>/dev/zero 1>allmypng.txt That is, starting from the root folder [/] and working downwards, [find] the names [-name] that ...
by Mute Ant
Wed May 14, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: @username-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M D'oh!! [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: @username-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M D'oh!!

In a terminal, type this to temporarily shorten the prompt... PS1='>' To display the machine's Linux name, type... hostname To display your user name type... whoami Do you want to change either of these? Which one? Try a new search... I Want To Change My Host Name I Want To Change My User Name
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chown from a live disc (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: chown from a live disc

Successfully opening a folder with Mint's Open As Administrator gives that file manager root-permissions; read-anything-even-if-you-highlight-it-by-accident. If you can't make a zipped copy and move the zip, it's not a lump of Linux data that I ever heard about. I hope mister Gates hasn't noticed hi...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Three questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: Three questions.

[1] C: and D: are Microsoft names for the first two fixed-disk partitions it can use. Normal Windows won't be able to see normal Linux at all. If you use Windows to label drive C: as C-Drive and drive D: as D-Drive then that's how they will show up in Mint. Unless a drive is removed :shock: a comput...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Same UUID on sda1, sdb1, sdc1, etc,... identical /boot
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Same UUID on sda1, sdb1, sdc1, etc,... identical /boot

Excelente. You are now Mint #1 at booting RAID [that is, the first person who made it work instead of whinging that it didn't]. I shall be sure to tell people it is possible. How, of course, is your privilege.
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new machine dual boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: new machine dual boot?

Generally, a laptop is more difficult and more expensive to service and upgrade; the parts keep changing shape with each design. Mobility almost guarantees death-by-dropping or drowned-in-soda before it actually wears out. A professional upgrade path would specify double the RAM of the initial insta...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chown from a live disc (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: chown from a live disc

I think that user-by-name only works if the new user 'tom' exists on the system doing the chown command. File system stores the UID of the owner. On the target system, log in as tom and terminal... echo $UID ...I get 1000 for mine. Then from the live boot, use that number as the new owner... sudo ch...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Newbie questions

# EMPTY FILE TO ACCUMULATE ALL THE LOGS JOINED TOGETHER a=AAA ; echo -n "" > "$a" # EMPTY FILE TO ACCUMULATE ALL THE LINES WITH MY MACHINE NAME b=BBB ; echo -n "" > "$b" # FIND AND ACCUMULATE LOG FILES find /var -name "*log*" | while read c ; do [ -f "$c" ] && cat "$c" >> "$a" ; done # FIND AND ACC...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating bootable USB from ISO using dd
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Creating bootable USB from ISO using dd

Of course you can, it's just a tiny bit of grubbiness patched into a genuine-standard read-only iso9660...here's one I prepared earlier...you can hybridise the USB stick after transfer.
be postprecessed
...gyroscopic also, impressive :shock: .
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating bootable USB from ISO using dd
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Creating bootable USB from ISO using dd

That still works for me. The isohybrid program is described... isohybrid - Postprocess ISO images for hybrid mode Starting in version 3.72, ISOLINUX supports a "hybrid mode" which can be booted from either CD-ROM or from a device which BIOS considers a hard disk or ZIP disk, e.g. a USB key or simila...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boots straight into W7 afer mint16 install (solved)
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: Boots straight into W7 afer mint16 install

should the boot loader be installed on the ssd where windows are installed? Not if you can possibly avoid it. Leave Windows happy in charge of /dev/sda for now. Give Mint all of /dev/sdc to play with. GRUB comes in three parts, the MBR, the embedded mini-BIOS and the modules in /boot/grub. All thre...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Resuming after low battery shutdown
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Resuming after low battery shutdown

''It Works'' but you might be accumulating file-contents-damage that nothing can repair. You won't know until something important goes missing---scrambled JPG picture, Firefox crashes, music file stops suddenly. Mint files are easily replaced, your original documents are unique. At least, make a sec...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Utube Firefox flash problems
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Utube Firefox flash problems

Do you have any problem running Firefox-For-Linux? Wine is not Windows either.
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Boot error after mount on boot option
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Boot error after mount on boot option

Linux doesn't actually need to be told about / in fstab, the root=/dev/sdxx kernel option does that. So an entry in the fstab is a courtesy detail you can comment out with a #. Boot Live-DVD and use gparted to check the filesystem you want to use for /. It should pass at once, or pass with a few orp...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: NTFS partition not mounting correctly via fstab
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: NTFS partition not mounting correctly via fstab

Is there anything in the /dev/mapper folder? Usually there's just a single file called control. A 'foreign' file system might need translation, leaving /dev/sda8 as the real contents and /dev/mapper/cryptoxxx8 as the translated, mountable contents. Only a guess I can't make foreign-file-systems to t...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Mint 16 Delete Downloads directory folder?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Mint 16 Delete Downloads directory folder?

Everything in the /home/bob/ folder is yours. You won't break the Mint system while you stay inside it, although careless pruning of files might lose your desktop settings, browser add-ons and such. Right-click on the file to look at who owns it. If you don't care who owns it and it fights back, go ...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: System settings and more
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: System settings and more

What hardware are you using? What OS are you using?
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by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Plymouth themes vanished... Reproducable problem!
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Plymouth themes vanished... Reproducable problem!

You are doing it! [Rolls up newspaper for big smack :shock: ] When you removed cowsay, it told you all these were going too, and you said OK. cowsay* mint-artwork-common* mint-artwork-gnome* mint-meta-core* mintsystem* ubuntu-system-adjustments* If you absolutely must remove unwanted binaries, the d...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 13, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint slower that xp in the same computer
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: linux mint slower that xp in the same computer

What eanfrid said. Any Mint will eat up most of the machine just getting started. Linux Puppy is a modern distribution that keeps within the limits of an XP-Era machine, but it's like owning a horse instead of riding a motor cycle.

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