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by Cammo
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitioning advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Re: Partitioning advice

Thanks WharfRat for clearing that up for me - especially the tip about the divisible-by-4 rule.
by Cammo
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitioning advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Re: Partitioning advice

Hi guys, Thanks for the replies and good advice. I think I might make a ~5GB /Home and then the rest into a /Data partition. Quick question though Iowabreakster, One thing I might suggest, is that you don't really need a separate "ntfs storage" partition, to have data available to both operating sys...
by Cammo
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Partitioning advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

[Solved] Partitioning advice

Hi all, Just seeking some general advice about good partitioning habits for Linux. Attached is a screenshot from gparted: partitions.png I know things look a bit funky in there, but I'm still trying to work out what's good partitioning practice, so I'm prepared to delete/resize any of my partitions ...
by Cammo
Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How organized are the installed files?
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: How organized are the installed files?

Hi gold_finger, sorry for the faux pas. I'll make that thread now :)
And apologies Minstant Karma for hijacking your thread - no malice intended
by Cammo
Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading and losing my Build Environment or not
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Upgrading and losing my Build Environment or not

Ok, thanks passerby. Just coming to grips with having so much control over my computer! Oh the power haha
by Cammo
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading and losing my Build Environment or not
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Upgrading and losing my Build Environment or not

Thanks passerby, appreciate it. Is there a program/function I could use to give me a list of installed programs, so I can take note for when it all gets wiped? Then I can just run a big long sudo apt-get install ... command.
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How organized are the installed files?
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: How organized are the installed files?

Hi gold_finger It now has just root partitions for various Linux distros, a single swap partition and the data partition. Please don't use this as an example of how to set yours up. Just use it to see what I mean by "unpartitioned" (unallocated, empty) space and "free space" on an existing partition...
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading and losing my Build Environment or not
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Upgrading and losing my Build Environment or not

Keeping a separate home partition will allow you to keep data files, settings, etc. It does not keep your installed programs or any system files you've edited. So I'm curious then passerby, is there a partitioning solution to keep the installed programs/system files that I've edited when I re-insta...
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchpad troubles [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Touchpad troubles

Anyway, came across this thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=164041 where SageChrono mentioned being able to turn the touchpad on/off with the Fn keys. So, I tried every Fn + F1..12 until it fixed it. For me, Fn+F8 did the trick. Anyway, am marking this as solved, apologies for t...
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchpad troubles [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Touchpad troubles [solved]

Hi all, I'm running Mint 16 on a thinkpad x220, which runs a synaptic touchpad. It works fine in the login prompt, but once I enter my password it stops working and I'm stuck using the trackball (quite painful). I'm trying to diagnose the problem, and I'm thinking it could be something's gone wrong ...
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Linux Mint File Sharing
Replies: 23
Views: 4186

Re: Linux Mint File Sharing

Cheers Altair, thanks for explaining. I must say I quite like your (I think it's yours) idea to mount the shared folder. Is that similar to the map network drive functionality in Windows? Also, do you know any other better file sharing software? I've got a wireless router and I'd like to add a USB H...
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Linux Mint File Sharing
Replies: 23
Views: 4186

Re: Linux Mint File Sharing

some samba utilities are actually quite dangerous - like gadmin-samba
Sorry if this is noobish Altair, but how/why is gadmin-samba dangerous?
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Synaptics multitouch gestures?
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Synaptics multitouch gestures?

Indeed. It is certainly possible, as IBM have released open source code for how to read in those gestures: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-touchpad/index.html unfortunately, implementing this is WAY over my head - I'm certainly only a rookie programmer, and know nothing about...
by Cammo
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Synaptics multitouch gestures?
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Synaptics multitouch gestures?

Hi all, I'm trying to get multitouch gestures running in Mint on my thinkpad x220. Specifically, I'd like to get pinch-to-zoom functionality. I've found how to enable the two-finger scrolling, which works fine, but I'm not sure how to get pinch zoom working. Any ideas? Oh, and pinch zoom works fine ...
by Cammo
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Problem changing to executable file
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: [Solved] Problem changing to executable file

Thanks! Will do - already enjoying it :-)
by Cammo
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hey forum
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Hey forum

Wizard, Crewp - thanks for the welcome :) Austin - the same, particularly for the tech help on my noob thread. I'm already liking this open source community vibe. vrkalak - and thanks for those links - especially for the long list of bash commands. Do you know anywhere I can get a simple rundown of ...
by Cammo
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Problem changing to executable file
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Problem changing to executable file

Hi Austin,

Cheers mate! All working now. Sorry, another question - how to mark this as solved now?

Cammo
by Cammo
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hey forum
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Hey forum

Hi All, Just another (linux) noob saying hi... I've been fascinated with linux for a while, and finally made the jump. I dual boot with M$ as unfortunately aren't yet brave enough to get rid of it completely, but I'm sure one day I'll be a full-fledged linux nerd. That last bit being said with utmos...
by Cammo
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Problem changing to executable file
Replies: 6
Views: 334

[Solved] Problem changing to executable file

Hi Mint Gurus, Now, super-noob problem, so sorry in advance, but I AM a super-noob at linux :) . I've just installed Mint 16, and am (very) slowly migrating from Win7. Anyway, I'm trying to run a .py script. I figured I'd need to change the permissions. So, I right clicked -> properties -> execute -...

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