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by expat_tony
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help........ Folders and icon and changed to non-GUI
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Need Help........ Folders and icon and changed to non-GU

I've had exactly what you describe, also in the last couple of days. The "crappy old theme" seems to be one from Gnome days. I was trying out Firebug (HTML/CSS editor)when it happened, but I know a third person who was doing something completely different. Two people have separately and successfully...
by expat_tony
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Cinnamon crashes theme
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Cinnamon crashes theme

I've had exactly what you describe, also in the last couple of days. The "crappy old theme" seems to be one from Gnome days. What's different in my case is that Steam had nothing to do with it, I was trying out Firebug (HTML/CSS editor). Two different people have successfully tried the following sol...
by expat_tony
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon.
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Re: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon. Think I drove it nuts

@austin.texas The live boot inxi updated itself to 2.2.4 $ inxi -po Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.9G used: 64M (2%) fs: overlayfs dev: N/A ID-2: /isodevice size: 7.5G used: 1.3G (17%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sdc1 ID-3: /media/mint/d5bbc254-86a6-4a52-b97b-6da76f93450a size: 643G used: 8.0G (2%) fs: ext4 dev:...
by expat_tony
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

Derek should be renamed General <Enter name of 19th C. US cavalry general who did rather better than Custer> - not Grant, too obvious. Thank you Derek, and I too must offer a :oops: . The repartitioning was completed in a live boot session using a Multisystem-powered USB stick, and now looks like th...
by expat_tony
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon.
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Re: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon. Think I drove it nuts

And while in the live session, I've done this... GP_nodeadspace.png But now, what next, how to get back to an installed Cinnamon the way I want it? Did anyone recognise any of those icons, by the way? If several come from one directory / repository, it'll maybe provide a clue to what broke and what ...
by expat_tony
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon.
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Re: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon. Think I drove it nuts

I can now write in white over the terminal's black, and even better, I know how to repair this in future, thanks. FYI I had to uncheck the "Use colors from system theme" box. More evidence that the theme got screwed up? I'm logged in with $ not #, by the way. I've made a Multisystem USB with - as ye...
by expat_tony
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon.
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Re: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon. Think I drove it nuts

What prompted me to restart Cinnamon was that when I clicked on the Firebug icon, the page hung. More on the terminal: it is not dead, but it's printing what I type in black on black. Very useful, not. But maybe someone knows what causes this symptom. Progress! The terminal output is readable when I...
by expat_tony
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon.
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Re: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon. Think I drove it nuts

But if I prepare properly and know what I'm losing, it would be only about an hour's work to get the 20 items back on my opening screen. I think I'll check with someone who did it. And I'd welcome such info from anyone reading this.
by expat_tony
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon.
Replies: 33
Views: 2833

Boot & theme issues with Cinnamon.

Feeling thoroughly ticked off with myself at the moment. I added Firebug (a CSS debugger) extension to Firefox. On restarting, I first got a black screen. Next time, grub was there but led only to an unblinking cursor arrow, not an underline, in the top left corner. I found two similar posts on the ...
by expat_tony
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

I had a busy day today and now is too late for me to make that move, when I don't really know how long it'll take, and if something went wrong, I'd end up not sleeping due to thinking about it. So it's a job for tomorrow. ...you could backup the 20 GB partition to an external drive before the move, ...
by expat_tony
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 17 & Win 8.1 (UEFI): stuck at grub screen
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Re: Dual boot Mint 17 & Win 8.1 (UEFI): stuck at grub screen

brightdawn wrote: I can't edit the title since there is not enough space :)
How about replacing 'Dual Boot' wirh [SOLVED] ? It really is an interesting case, worth other people reading & trying out. Then maybe we'll find out why it works.
by expat_tony
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 17 & Win 8.1 (UEFI): stuck at grub screen
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Re: Dual boot Mint 17 & Win 8.1 (UEFI): stuck at grub screen

That's new and interesting to me that you created a second boot partition. On my system, the grub in the EFI boot partition handles everything. I do, however, have fast boot and secure boot both turned OFF. Have you run through a series of reboots from Win -> Mint -> Win to test this yet, where you ...
by expat_tony
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

gp_sept14_4.png Above is the current status, sdb10 is now history and sdb9 is enormous, having swallowed the 135 GiB space. Can you confirm that the two screens I show next reflect normal behaviour in Gparted? 1. You can shrink a partition from the left (e.g. to create space for an existing partiti...
by expat_tony
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

I just had an outside-the-box thought. There's 68GiB of space immediately in front of sdb9 (/home) now. Could I resize sdb9 forwards? Nope, I couldn't. Just had a look in Gparted and that space was greyed out - or in my theme greened out :) - All I could do was get rid of the 1 MiB which appeared ou...
by expat_tony
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

I'm now back in Mint. Here are the results from blkid and /etc/fstab: sudo blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="90157012-91d6-444d-b612-b569d276addb" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="WINRE_DRV" UUID="DCA228E4A228C53C" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sdb2: LABEL="SYSTEM_DRV" UUID="F22B-5DC0" TYPE="vfat" /dev/sdb3: LABEL="LRS_ESP" U...
by expat_tony
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

To move/resize partitions, best to do so from a live DVD/USB. I am now on a KDE live boot ...boot into Mint and run this command in a terminal: [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "EFI boot on HDD" || echo "Legacy boot on HDD" If it comes back as "EFI boot on HDD", then you can just delete that old "b...
by expat_tony
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

Aha, now I get it. That book chapter was most illuminating. I learned .... - you can create unallocated space in front of as well as after a partition you shrink - could come in handy - unallocated space must be adjacent to a partition you would like to add it to This means that on my HDD, sdb10 iso...
by expat_tony
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

Gentlemen, this is very informative; I've reattached that 68 GiB to the Win 8 OS partition for the moment. But how to move the pesky things? The GP manual seems to say Unmount (use a live boot if necessary to do this) - Drag & Drop in the graphic area. I tried with the unmounted Win 8 OS but nothing...
by expat_tony
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

Re: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join them?

You could also try using Gparted from a live cd session to move swap and home. This would save you from re-installing Linux, but you would probably end up with the UUIDs in /etc/fstab being screwed up. In order to fix this, you would have to run " sudo blkid " and copy the correct UUIDs displayed t...
by expat_tony
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

SOLVED: Gparted shows 2 unallocated spaces, how can I join?

This morning I shrank an ntfs partition, in trying to simulate an unrelated problem someone else has. In the screenshot you see the unallocated space on the line below /dev/sdb5 (highlighted). Somewhat to my surprise, after a reboot, Gparted has not joined this 68 GiB space (ex ntfs) with the 135 Gi...

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