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by Kaye
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Sound Acer Aspire Notebook
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

Re: No Sound Acer Aspire Notebook

Some Acers will have sound problems due to their sound card (as mine did). The fix is to switch from ALSA to OSS. I'm on my phone right now so I can't be of too much help, but when I get back to my dorm I'll post a link to an easy guide that'll fix the problem.
by Kaye
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked data partition
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Locked data partition

The second command didn't work (it told me I was missing a parameter), but the first one allowed me to access the drive. Thanks!
by Kaye
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked data partition
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Locked data partition

Here you go: Image
by Kaye
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked data partition
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Locked data partition

Hey everyone, I just downloaded Mint last night and something strange has happened (I think). I set it up manually to use a 1.5 GB swap partition, a 12 GB Linux partition, and a 135 GB data partition. The weird thing is that the data partition seems to be completely locked. I can't access the only f...
by Kaye
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Headphones solved
Replies: 14
Views: 2541

Headphones solved

Hey everyone. I'm using an Acer Aspire 6920 dual boot with Windows Vista. When I first installed Mint, my sound wasn't working at all, so I installed OSS4 to remedy the problem. Now, however, I have a new problem: when I plug in my headphones, sound comes through them just fine... but it also comes ...
by Kaye
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Re: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space

Thanks for all of the help!

I used OSS to fix the sound issue (although headphones still present a weird anomaly) and I've also found fixes for the webcam issue (Cheese).

As for my iPhone, I guess I'll just wait it out :)
by Kaye
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mac Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Mac Bar

Hey everyone, I just installed Linux today, and was hoping to install something that could make a mac bar type deal appear on my desktop. Ideally, I want to have the normal menu bar at the top of the screen (I currently have it placed there) with the mac bar on bottom. Is there any way I can do this...
by Kaye
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Re: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space

Responding from my successfully dualbooted Mint OS! Thanks so much for the detailed partitioning walkthrough, it's exactly what I needed to get everything set up. Now all I have to do is reconfigure my sound, microphone, webcam, and figure out a way to make my iPhone sync up, then I'll be close to r...
by Kaye
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Re: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space

Ok, all of that makes sense. The partitions there are the defaults. So basically you're saying I should be able to delete the smaller EISA partition, then use the unallocated space (which should total to around 33 GB) for the Mint partition? Then save all of my files into the Data partition so that ...
by Kaye
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Re: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space

Thanks for the quick response, Here's a screen shot of my disk management window: http://i43.tinypic.com/14y1set.jpg . The 28 GB "unallocated" space wasn't there before I tried the Vista partitioning the first time, so I assumed that would be the "largest contiguous free space" that could be used fo...
by Kaye
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space
Replies: 7
Views: 2685

Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space

Hey everyone, I was attempting to dual-boot Mint with my Vista machine. Before I did anything with Mint, I used the Vista memory manager to free up about 30 GB of space. However, when I try to install Mint through the liveCD, I don't see the Guided - Use Largest Contiguous Free Space option that's m...
by Kaye
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Possible Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Possible Problems

Thanks! I didn't know that the cd boot would simulate the hardware problems I'll have. I'll try that out and report back later.
by Kaye
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Possible Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Possible Problems

Now, I realize this may seem like a silly thing to ask as I actually haven't tried to install Mint yet; however, I think it warrants asking before I decide to jump in. According to this website that I found while doing a bit of research: http://www.linlap.com/wiki/acer+aspire+6920 my laptop is going...

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