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by Cammo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up programs to run on startup
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Setting up programs to run on startup

Hi Karl, Thanks! It worked perfectly. One last thing before I mark the thread as solved - I'd like Jitsi to open up on my Workspace #2 (called "Internet", if that helps). It has a big splash screen that, while informative, is not something I want to see every time I log in on my Workspace #1. Howeve...
by Cammo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up programs to run on startup
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Setting up programs to run on startup

Hello Karl, Thanks for your super speedy reply! I'll give it a whirl and let you know... I didn't realise rc.local ran it as root. Just wondering, why would running it as root not work if it runs fine under my user account, which has limited privileges? If I run the commands from the console as su, ...
by Cammo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up programs to run on startup
Replies: 7
Views: 685

[Solved] Setting up programs to run on startup

Hi all, I'm trying to get several programs to run on startup, and I've discovered that I can do this by editing my rc.local file. I've been running sudo gedit /etc/rc.local to bring up the file and have made the following changes: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of e...
by Cammo
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: When Linux Mint 17 comes....
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: When Linux Mint 17 comes....

How about polling everyone to see if they even use mintnanny? Agreed - didn't even know I had it. What is it, like Net Nanny? I still don't know why every version comes with office programs. Heck most everyone I know never ever use them. It's interesting how anecdotal evidence varies - everyone I k...
by Cammo
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Heartbleed SSL bug
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: Heartbleed SSL bug

Ah, thanks guys for clearing that up for me. This numbering system is quite different to what I'm used to - normally just getting a patch to run and then a new increment in the version number. Thanks again!
by Cammo
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 54394

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

'shut up and just use the terminal herp derp' Haha, I loved that. Mind if I add it to my sig, endafresh? Also, before the flame war escalates again, I'd just like to know what exactly it is that you're not happy with, OS-wise. From what I gather from your posts, you don't like computer geeks and do...
by Cammo
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why doesn't Linux slow down over time?
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Why doesn't Linux slow down over time?

benali72 wrote:The key to understanding the difference to Windows and Linux performance over time is that Windows is designed for "planned obsolescence." It is not designed for longterm use. Umm, Windows XP was supported for 13 years. Windows 7 will be supported for at least 11 years (2009 - 2020)....
by Cammo
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: some basic questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: some basic questions.

Hey congresstart, I'm fairly new myself, but I've discovered a few of the answers to some of your questions over time. actually i just had a look in 'my computer' on the hard drive and i cannot see anything related to linux. Windows won't see your linux install because linux (by default) uses a file...
by Cammo
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Switch off laptop bluetooth?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Switch off laptop bluetooth?

Thanks Kalyk, much appreciated. Worked like a charm. Marking as solved :) For the benefit of anyone else reading this, I did:

1. Test if the code works for you in the terminal.
2. If it does, do:

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sudo gedit /etc/rc.local
and then added Kalyk's line of code just before the line that says

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exit 0
by Cammo
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Heartbleed SSL bug
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: Heartbleed SSL bug

Ah, thanks for the explanation karlchen. My googling had only revealed a version number of openssl that was dangerous. I didn't realise that the Mint one had already been fixed. My apologies for re-posting a topic that's already been well answered - as eanfrid showed me. That's what I get for assumi...
by Cammo
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looks like its goodbye mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: Looks like its goodbye mint

many Windows devotees expect Linux to be just a different looking version of XP. In fairness though, when you've used XP forever and ever, then you DO just expect everything to work as it does in XP because that's all you've known. I remember being confounded about having to actually open my termin...
by Cammo
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Heartbleed SSL bug
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Heartbleed SSL bug

Hi all, Has anyone heard of the heartbleed exploit? http://heartbleed.com/ Basically, it's a big hole in OpenSSL, which is the encryption I understand linux to use. Other sites say that this is fixed in the most recent openssl download. Apparently, it's after 1.0.1g that it's ok. Now, I've tried to ...
by Cammo
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looks like its goodbye mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: Looks like its goodbye mint

1) Ctrl+Alt+T will open terminal and then you just type... if that is too much then Reorx just gave me another idea with that - you could even go into your system settings --> keyboard --> keyboard shortcuts and make a custom keyboard shortcut to your script file (as per Reorx) or to the other shor...
by Cammo
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Switch off laptop bluetooth?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

[Solved] Switch off laptop bluetooth?

Hi all, I'm wanting to write a bash script to switch off my laptop's bluetooth radio on startup. I've had a look around, others seem to be having the same issues : http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=164251&p=846027&hilit=bluetooth#p846027 but no-one seems to have solved it. Does anyone...
by Cammo
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looks like its goodbye mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: Looks like its goodbye mint

killer de bug wrote: I cannot highlight your entire message, I will get reported for flooding...
Oh snap! You made my day, Mr De Bug!
Floatingshed wrote: In XP I double-click an icon.
Why not just put a shortcut in? Works exactly the same way.
by Cammo
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitioning advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: Partitioning advice

Thanks all, that's helped me a lot. Will mark as solved now
by Cammo
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HowTo: Using Bind to Remount Part of a Partition
Replies: 5
Views: 16206

Re: HowTo: Using Bind to Remount Part of a Partition

Thanks Altair, still very helpful. Keep up the good how-tos :)
by Cammo
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitioning advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: Partitioning advice

Oh and one more thing - every time I change my partitions, it breaks my grub loader and I have to do a panicked live cd boot to get back in and search the web to find a fix. Is there a way to change the partition tables without breaking my grub loader? I'm guessing there's a command or something I c...
by Cammo
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitioning advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: Partitioning advice

Thanks for your speedy reply Mark :) Great, thanks a lot for the extra info. So I'll be able to shrink the Win partition (sda2) and extend storage (sda4) using this tool. Now, I'm curious about the NTFS risk. Could you explain in a little more detail why mounting in Linux it risks damaging my Win OS...
by Cammo
Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitioning advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: Partitioning advice

Hey, thanks everyone for all the help/info. Thanks for all the interest :) just another handful of questions: Not a good idea if you are talking about the / partition? Correct me if I am wrong about that. I think 10GB is the minimum you should consider for /. 16GB would be great. Sorry austin.texas,...

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