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by Ceilidh2
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why drive is not opening?
Replies: 32
Views: 1121

Re: Why drive is not opening?

flemur meant that he needs the output of each of those commands separately. Copy and paste them into a terminal one at a time, then copy the entire contents of the window and paste it here. Just so you know, mine looks like this: graeme@graeme-HP-14-Notebook-PC ~ $ sudo blkid [sudo] password for gra...
by Ceilidh2
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: rename computer icon
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: rename computer icon

This is easy in MATE, so I assume you have Cinnamon. You can't rename Computer, Trash, or Home in Cinnamon. If you could, a right click on them would bring up a context menu with "Rename" in it, like the rest of the icons on your Desktop. There is nothing in "Properties" either that will allow you t...
by Ceilidh2
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get rid of the program descriptions in the Menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: How to get rid of the program descriptions in the Menu?

As my memory serves me, this is only in MATE. Cinnamon puts that description at the bottom of the Menu box, in very small type, and only when you are hovering over the program. In any event, it can be edited. In Cinnamon you need to put the program on the desktop. Right-click the Menu item, click "A...
by Ceilidh2
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laptop doesn't register headphones
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Laptop doesn't register headphones

You've got AutoMute enabled, which is correct, so if that is a picture of AlsaMixer with your headphones plugged in, and the Speaker column at 100%, then your system is not detecting your headphones, which points to a hardware fault. I don't see anything else.

Sorry mate. Seems I can't help you.
by Ceilidh2
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enable pictures screensaver in Mint 17.2 cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 6633

Re: Enable pictures screensaver in Mint 17.2 cinnamon

Hi David. As I found to my dismay when I changed from MATE to Cinnamon, Cinnamon does not have a Screensaver the same as MATE (and Window$ XP) does, and Screenlocker is not the same thing at all, and cannot be made to work as a screensaver. I read a little while ago that a screensaver is not a good ...
by Ceilidh2
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laptop doesn't register headphones
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Laptop doesn't register headphones

Thanks Dave, that's brilliant. StuckInGUI, using that GUI, when I plug my minisystem into the earphone socket while a video is playing, the graph for "Speaker" goes from 100% to 0%. Is that how it is for you also? I cannot imagine it being anything but your earphones at fault, or perhaps the earphon...
by Ceilidh2
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Connect Laptop to TV
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: How to Connect Laptop to TV

Hi Trope. I have exactly that on my near-new HP14 laptop, running Cinnamon 17.1, and it was a bit of a trick to get it going. The HDMI to HDMI cable works for me, but I do not get sound from my TV, I don't know why. Instead I have a small self-powered stereo set plugged into the earphone socket on t...
by Ceilidh2
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: home directory icons
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: home directory icons

To create a custom icon, display your chosen artwork on the screen and take a Screenshot (Menu > Accessories). Open in Gimp and crop to the desired frame. Scale your image to 48x48 pixels (Scale > Scale Image). You can make the background transparent and/or round the corners if you wish. Save it som...
by Ceilidh2
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to 17.1 - and to 17.2 Still Fails
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Upgrading to 17.1

I don't believe you have 17.1.

Try reading this; http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2725
by Ceilidh2
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Day 1 Linux newbie needs help
Replies: 13
Views: 918

Re: Day 1 Linux newbie needs help

Which flavour of Mint exactly did Richard install? And the make and model of your notebook, please.
by Ceilidh2
Sun May 24, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing third-party software
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Installing third-party software

From that website:
This is the official PPA for the Format Junkie.

This PPA currently has support for Precise, Quantal, and Raring. It does not have support for any other releases.
Meaning not Mint? I was recommended this software by a 10 star contributor to this Forum!
by Ceilidh2
Sun May 24, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing third-party software
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Installing third-party software

No README, no INSTALL. I'd post a screenshot of the file contents, but it won't fit.

The file right now is at /tmp/formatjunkie-1.0.tar.gz

The ScourceForge website has no instructions for installation, nor does it ask me what OS I am running.
by Ceilidh2
Sat May 23, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing third-party software
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Installing third-party software

Hi guys.

How do I install third-party software? I have Format Junkie in my Downloads folder. It is a .tar file downloaded from ScourceForge, so it should be reliable software. What do I do now? I have Cinnamon 17.1.
by Ceilidh2
Sat May 23, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon - No Button "Modify panel"
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon - No Button "Modify panel"

You can set side panels in Mate, but not in Cinnamon.
by Ceilidh2
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Smooth Scroll Jitter
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Smooth Scroll Jitter

In Firefox Preferences > Advanced > Browsing, try changing to Autoscrolling.
by Ceilidh2
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: HDMI and sound
Replies: 1
Views: 220

HDMI and sound

Connecting my laptop to my Tv via HDMI cable to view videos, results in picture but no sound, except for the pathetic little tinkle from the laptop. The stereo plugged into the audio out still works fine, but I should get sound from the Tv shouldn't I? I'm running Cinnamon 17.1 on a near new HP 14 l...
by Ceilidh2
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Display sleeps when watching web videos
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Re: Display sleeps when watching web videos

Cinnamon does not have a Screensaver like Mate has. It's the only thing I miss since changing over. Xscreensaver is not the same thing at all. In Mate, one way of solving this problem is to install SMPlayer, a Linux dedicated multimedia player. In it, set Screensaver to "off" (I forget the exact pat...
by Ceilidh2
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems installing Mint 17.1 on PC running Windows 8.1
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Problems installing Mint 17.1 on PC running Windows 8.1

What's with this "mounting" thing? What you need to do is burn your ISO image to a DVD or USB stick and use that to boot your hardware into a Live Session, meaning that it is running Linux Mint 17.1 from off the DVD (or USB stick). From there you can install. Here is the best advice I know of: https...
by Ceilidh2
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New laptop and Linux Mint
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: New laptop and Linux Mint

I have a brand new HP 14 laptop (4 Gig RAM, 500 Gig hard drive) that came with Window$ 8.1 installed. Right out of the box it insisted on telling me that I needed to upgrade this and that, buy the other thing, protect myself from who knows what. It was exhausting just trying to get the darn thing to...
by Ceilidh2
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bluetooth just not working on my mint 17.1
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: bluetooth just not working on my mint 17.1

Hi Jeremy. graeme@graeme-HP-14-Notebook-PC ~ $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ValleyView SSA-CUnit (rev 0e) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView Gen7 (rev 0e) 00:13.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ValleyView 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 0e) 00:14.0 U...

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