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by Mute Ant
Wed May 21, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 15 not shutting down
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Mint 15 not shutting down

While it's fighting you, it's worth ensuring your files are safe out of RAM and into hard disk before forcing it off.
  • alt-sysrq-s
by Mute Ant
Wed May 21, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bug in gcc (LM 17 RC 64 bit) ?
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Bug in gcc (LM 17 RC 64 bit) ?

command = buf[i++]; X=buf i=(i+1) command =X Has to look up buf[] first, then increments i, then uses the new i in the assignment? command[i++] = buf ; X=buf command =X i=(i+1) ...is what you expected, but looks wrong. Either version is relying on a compiler-implementation detail; nascent buggy code...
by Mute Ant
Wed May 21, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: youtube-dl
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: youtube-dl

It's a command, not a GUI application. Use desktop 'copy' to put a video link on the clipboard and 'paste' into a terminal after the youtube-dl command...

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youtube-dl www.youtoob.com/watch?v=xME9hvAlmsU
by Mute Ant
Tue May 20, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Image file
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Image file

There is an Ubuntu tool in Mint17 that offers disk imaging...gnome-disk-utility...may already be in your Software Manager or in your system already.
by Mute Ant
Tue May 20, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE

I think that's Primary Master and Primary Slave, yes. So any command that needs a mechanical response, like read-cd-sector-284, will force the hard disk to wait until the optical drive completes [slow-ish] or retries-over-and-over [many seconds]. Live-DVD doesn't use the hard disk so you don't get a...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 20, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE

During the BIOS startup, there's usually a brief report on the detected hardware. You may need to press F2 or Delete key to see it. Something like... IDE0:Master:WD400:Hard-Disk IDE0:Slave:HL-DG:DVD-RAM ...would indicate two devices sharing the same data cable and having to wait for the washroom. ID...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 20, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE

Memtest is a stand-alone '86 lump of machine code, no Linux, no Windows, no DOS, that exercises the CPU, Northbridge and RAM, so yes any '86 processor system can be tested. 100% pass and start again is normal, until you manually exit usually, but 100% pass is good enough. Are the hard disk drive and...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 20, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: could not update iceauthority file
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: could not update iceauthority file

The encryption system has not recognised your passphrase, so it is treating you as unauthorised. Shutdown, restart, and type the correct passphrase for the encrypted user.
by Mute Ant
Tue May 20, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recover Deleted .wav files
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Recover Deleted .wav files

No. If the files were Deleted instead of Moved To Trash, they are gone.
''If you delete an item, it will be permanently lost.''
Download does not normally remove the original; what's in the Android phone?
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Allow Administrator account Read Write access to "/" Folder
Replies: 13
Views: 1289

Re: Allow Administrator account Read Write access to "/" Fol

Does this do what you want? cd mkdir mynewfolder sudo mv mynewfolder / I am not going to tell you how, but the details lie in the manual pages... man chmod ...which is the GNU command underneath all that GUI stuff :roll: . The command... ls -l / ...shows you the usually-important details... drwxr-xr...
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: extending file system on new disk in lvm
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: extending file system on new disk in lvm

A device block can be 'in use' as swap and not mounted, since there's no file system in there to mount. Terminal...

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swapon -s
...will show the active swap spaces in a running system.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] can't delete full directory rmdir: invalid option
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: [SOLVED] can't delete full directory rmdir: invalid opt

--gasp-- You fooled us all, disguising it as an image-link like that!
By design, rmdir will only remove empty folders, and a -r option only works on things in folders.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED] 'Free' vs 'Available' in System Monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: 'Free' vs 'Available' in System Monitor

Is the missing space roughly 5% of the total partition size? By default ext4 is set up to earmark 5% for the exclusive use of root. When some user 'fills' the disk, root still has some working space.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Encountering Errno 30 When Trying to Install to USB
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Encountering Errno 30 When Trying to Install to USB

It is not widely advertised that it is physically impossible to 100% test mass storage like RAM and FLASH. It looks bad, saying your product "Probably Works Most Of The Time", but that's the truth. Run the RAM test that Mint offers you when you boot the ISO, all the way through to 100%. Run the inte...
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] - Can't Boot Mint 17 DVD - No Media Found
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Can't Boot Mint 17 DVD - BusyBox 'No Media Found Error'

You got a /dev/sd [that's the linux label prefix for a hard-disk lookalike] with working electronics but 'missing' media, like a USB card reader with no card in it. A missing DVD would have started /dev/sr. This poster got further, but the same hardware tests are relevant before you start... http://...
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Difficulties running K3b & Miro - 16 MATE

Can your Mint Live-DVD install and launch k3b properly?
Does your RAM pass the Memtest program 100% all the way through?
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mint 17 cinnamon rc possible bug
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: mint 17 cinnamon rc possible bug

An exception certainly points to a runtime problem the software can't deal with, a bug of some sort, but not always in the software. If you can reproduce the effect, over the course of a few days' logins, on different hardware, it's helpful to report it. Setting up lame (3.99.3+repack1-1) ... mint@m...
by Mute Ant
Mon May 19, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Live Session User - su password?
Replies: 16
Views: 9625

Re: Live Session User - su password?

Why you no read this? Live-DVD root has no password at all unless you set one.

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