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by Mute Ant
Thu May 01, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Emergency access to a Mac drive from live Linux USB key
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Emergency access to a Mac drive from live Linux USB key

It appears you have Mint desktop access to a folder on a read-only file system, so it will behave like a DVD and you can't change the file permissions. Right-click over the folder that is fighting back and choose 'Open as administrator' to get read-anything access.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint only boots into terminal, no GUI
Replies: 4
Views: 2700

Re: Mint only boots into terminal, no GUI

Normally Mint starts the GUI all on its own, if it can. Reboot. At the 10 second countdown press the down-arrow-key, highlight Compatibility Mode [works like safe-mode] press enter and wait for GUI Mintyness to appear. The other two startup options, memory-test and disk-integrity-check are to confir...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)startup applications are doubled!
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: startup applications are doubled!

On my Mint13 system I have two entries called PolicyKitAuthenticationAgent running different commands at login... /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 /usr/lib/polkit-mate/polkit-mate-authentication-agent-1 I have no idea what either of them do but if Mint developers think ...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Editing Source Code
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Editing Source Code

On Puppy Linux, they changed keyboard-ctrl-x from meaning 'cut' into 'delete'. Rather like putting a car's accelerator pedal where the brake usually is. Try it free. Can you get used to it? Source code is in the repositories and you can get it easily, that's the GPL promise when people release their...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Repsitories
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Update Repsitories

Yah Mint13 tries to access Medibuntu, which no longer exists, but I doubt it has updates you need anyway. The other repositories are all there are they? Mint will update everything it can find and ignore things it can't. For now you could just ignore it. If you absolutely have to fix it, use the [Sy...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Location of desktop setup files
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Location of desktop setup files

Make a new user. [System][Administration][Users and Groups] Their home folder will only receive new OS settings and data.

Log in with the new user for a week or so, make sure you got it right.

Delete the old user.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UPDATED mint 13 mate freezes on black screen during boot
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: UPDATED mint 13 mate freezes on black screen during boot

Waiting for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1
is how Linux would refer to an unresponsive RAID device it has been ordered to mount, either because it is the root file system or because it is listed in /etc/fstab. Did your installation include a RAID system that should be removed from /etc/fstab?
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it safe to use obsolete version of Mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Is it safe to use obsolete version of Mint?

unless there's something I don't know. :)
Of course there is, we are all horribly ignorant. Try it in Compatibility Mode.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need nomodeset ...
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Need nomodeset ...

Try Compatibility Mode [down][down][enter] it includes nomodeset xforcesvesa and other dont-get-smart instructions to the kernel.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to save all settings for Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: How to save all settings for Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

Use the file manager to open your home folder and activate 'show hidden files'. All the folder and file names that start with a dot are the system files you own. Don't change them, just copy them somewhere else, like /var/tmp/.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Power consumption on Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Power consumption on Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

It might not be heat causing the fan to run, it might that Linux needs a package from the 'Sensors' or 'Control' collection to set an appropriate speed. Tell everyone what hardware you are listening to.

EDIT That is, what is the hardware that has a fan attached?
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Upgrade path [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Linux Mint Upgrade path

Yes, upgrade but don't rush into it. Distro upgrade is a reinstall; as traumatic as a Red Dwarf Body Swap -- new heart, new brains, oops the eyes don't work, my knees bend backwards etc etc. Whatever you have running will keep running until you break it. Choose a LTS version and try it as a Live-DVD...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: which OS for xbmc and an OLD computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: which OS for xbmc and an OLD computer?

Mint13 compatible XBMC is in the Mint13 repository and both are supported for another three years. If you can get Mint13Mate32 working on the old computer you can install Mint13 XBMC too. Prove your machine is XBMC capable. If you can't get Mint13 working, it is just too small or too slow to do what...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED System Clock cant keep time
Replies: 19
Views: 2195

Re: System Clock cant keep time

Locale time zones only change in whole hour increments, the minutes stay the same. "loses time real quick" to me means "only runs 55 minutes per hour" which would be the hardware clock going limp. Changing whole hour chunks in a single jump often happens between Mint [BIOS=UTC] and Windows [BIOS=LOC...
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel destroyed by e4defrag/fsck
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Kernel destroyed by e4defrag/fsck

You mounted the file system on /mnt then snuck in round the back and did a defrag on the file holding the file system not the files in the file system. I suspect you meant... mount /dev/distro/lmde_boot /mnt e4defrag /mnt umount /mnt An extreme example :shock: ... mount /dev/sdxx /mnt shred /dev/sdx...
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Fujitsu Siemens D1840W multiple (USB-related?) problems
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Fujitsu Siemens D1840W multiple (USB-related?) problems

As a cheap experiment, try running from the Live-CD in compatibility mode. It applies a long list of dont-get-smart instructions to the kernel. The Puppy Linux Wary distribution actually fits on a CD :shock: runs in RAM :shock: :shock: and was designed for 'older hardware'. It isn't Mint or GNU but ...
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Macbook Air 2013 Broken Screen after Conky! What now????
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Macbook Air 2013 Broken Screen after Conky! What now????

I am unclear whether it is your computer that is damaged or the software system installed on it. Software does not cause hardware failure [ducks flame thrower]. At worst software can provoke hardware into revealing a defect in the design or weakness in a component. Some defects can be worked around ...
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved)recover info from hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: recover info from hard drive

parted and his pretty sister gparted look for evidence of the start and end of file systems in disk-drive space and make a partition entry to match. I doubt option that will help this case.
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to access disc drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: How to access disc drive?

The file manager and the terminal start you off 'inside' the disc drive. If you keep going 'up' in the file manager, you get to the start of the file system, what would have been c:\ in the old days or a:\ in the even-older days. GNU uses / instead of \ and no drive letters... c:\ ...is... / c:\My D...
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it safe to use obsolete version of Mint?
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Is it safe to use obsolete version of Mint?

Well, yes. It's just software that got older. You won't get bug-fixes, updated programs, or much user-support if your problem only appears in that version. Mint13 is good for another 3 years developer support plus weebles like me trying to help. Why doesn't Mint13 suit you? Can you wait for Mint17? ...

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