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by JohnBobSmith
Thu May 28, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky,show internet speed in megabits not megabytes
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Conky,show internet speed in megabits not megabytes

I'm a bit upset with some real life issues at the moment, sorry if I come across as rude. But please don't ask me to spoon feed you answers...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=conky+division
by JohnBobSmith
Thu May 28, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Hello from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Welcome to the forums! As a fellow northerner (Alberta, Canada) I wish you the best of luck in your Linux adventure. :)
by JohnBobSmith
Thu May 28, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Conky Tutorial
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Conky Tutorial

I hate to do this to you, but... http://lmgtfy.com/?q=conky+manual Within the first page of results, you get a Wiki , Beginners guide , an entire page dedicated to the variables and last but not least even the online Conky Manual if needed. For the other library, a search for imlib2 turns up the Doc...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu May 28, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky,show internet speed in megabits not megabytes
Replies: 15
Views: 2610

Re: Conky,show internet speed in megabits not megabytes

Why not convert the units in the script? :?

Take your number in Megabytes, divide by 0.125, and get the Megabits equivalent. So a 20MB/s connection would be 160Mbps. Simple, elegant, and efficient. :)
by JohnBobSmith
Fri May 22, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Everything about Touhou and WIne
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Everything about Touhou and WIne

Ah, I'm going to guess you want a way to automate the process of starting the game. The simplest of ways I can think of right now would be to use a bash alias. Then you can do something like "play_thxx" into the terminal and it will launch the game with your settings. Here's how to make an alias... ...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu May 21, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Everything about Touhou and WIne
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Everything about Touhou and WIne

Greetings, Can you please post the exact steps you take to set the LANG variable (or command??) for use in wine? Once we know how you're setting it up specifically for Touhou, it shouldn't be hard to automate the process. As for menu editors in KDE, that I am not sure of. You can try looking for som...
by JohnBobSmith
Wed May 20, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: LMDE 2 "Betsy" Archive
Topic: Plunging into the depths of LMDE 2 :)
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Plunging into the depths of LMDE 2 :)

So far so good! I have all of my hardware working as I want, and I plan on using that desktop for testing purposes. I might pursue security related projects, test out various desktops environments, develop command line applications, stuff like that.

Cheers to the LMDE and Mint team,
JohnBobSmith
by JohnBobSmith
Mon May 18, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: LMDE 2 "Betsy" Archive
Topic: Plunging into the depths of LMDE 2 :)
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Plunging into the depths of LMDE 2 :)

Hello everyone. I've installed LMDE 2 on an ancient PC because the standard edition of Mint is too slow for the hardware, and Arch Linux was way too much work. I had tried just Debian in the past, and didnt particularly like it. With the release of LMDE 2, I'm giving Debian another go. Here's hoping...
by JohnBobSmith
Tue May 12, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 317700

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Hello Matthew Paul, I dont like the idea of having to click on tinyurl links. The biggest reason is that I have no way of knowing where the link will take me. Thankfully, there is a solution built-in to the forums. You can use URL tags! For example, the following code [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by JohnBobSmith
Tue May 05, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why so serious about GNU/Linux?
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Why so serious about GNU/Linux?

For anyone who is serious about PC gaming, Windows is a must. ... Linux is for the hobbyist, not the end-user. I disagree with the above quoted statements. I'll break down my views for friendly discussion below. Depending on what you consider to be "serious" PC gaming, then yes, Linux may not be fo...
by JohnBobSmith
Tue May 05, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My system crashes at night while unattended
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Re: My system crashes at night while unattended

This is rather odd. It looks like cron is failing at this line: May 5 04:35:01 studiok CRON[10954]: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > /dev/null && debian-sa1 1 1) I'm far from a cron expert, but the following bug report may be of use: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=516439 That w...
by JohnBobSmith
Mon May 04, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Mint 17 won't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: [Solved] Mint 17 won't boot

Ah, well its good to see you found a working solution.

And yeah, at times it may be a good option to re-install, since the process does not take long and is very fast. :)
by JohnBobSmith
Mon May 04, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Mint 17 won't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Mint 17 won't boot

Ah, black screen after logging in is different from not being able to boot at all. I must have read your first post wrong :oops:. In any case, I suspect a couple of things could be wrong with the black screen after logging in: -A video card driver got un-installed or corrupted -Your desktop environm...
by JohnBobSmith
Mon May 04, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Mint 17 won't boot
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Mint 17 won't boot

... I left it for a while and then held the power button down to turn the computer off. ... This is a very bad way to shutdown a Linux computer, because of how the boot and shutdown process works. Basically, Linux needs to shutdown correctly. In the event of a hang like what you were experiencing, ...
by JohnBobSmith
Fri May 01, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: mysterious requests to google
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: mysterious requests to google

Glad you figured out what was happening. Please remember to mark the thread as solved, since a solution has been found. :) @1.618 Doh! I didn't realise that the update manager pinging google was no longer the case in Mint 17. However, the goal of linking the thread with Clem's reply was to calm fear...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: mysterious requests to google
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: mysterious requests to google

Here is the post by Clem. Skip to the bottom of page 1, and then the top of page 2. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=145176&hilit=Update+Manager+Google+Ping I hope Clem's post explains why the update manager would be pinging google. You have nothing to worry about if that is indeed t...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: mysterious requests to google
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: mysterious requests to google

This is most likely nothing serious. The Mint update manager will make ping requests to google to check for internet connectivity. I know this because Clem or Xenopeek (or some other staff member) responded to a similar topic a while ago. I will try and find it ASAP and post the link here. So for no...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Info needed 17.1 MATE install - WD 500gb AFD
Replies: 12
Views: 823

Re: Info needed 17.1 MATE install - WD 500gb AFD

Well VTV47, I hope these replies answer your questions! One request though. Please let us know if we have helped you. Marking your thread as solved by editing the first post and adding the words "SOLVED" (no quotes) in the subject will do. This helps other people with similar questions find answers ...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox - Disable pesky keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Firefox - Disable pesky keyboard shortcuts

Heh, before I found the addon, I too tried to look in about:config. I have not found anything currently in there though! I'm wondering if there isn't some sort of about:user_preferences type thing, It might be a fun project to look through the addon's source code (if possible), and see what it's doi...
by JohnBobSmith
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What games are you playing / are you looking forward to?
Replies: 96
Views: 16195

Re: What games are you playing / are you looking forward to?

I've gotten into Dota 2 quite a lot recently. It's a lot of fun, and a nice change from counter strike. I've also picked up Waveform on steam for $0.27 CAD on sale a bit ago. Its an interesting puzzle game, in which you are a beam of light, and by modifying amplitude and frequency (width and height)...

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