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by lsemmens
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Multiple desktops?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Multiple desktops?

Thank you that is what I was looking for. One more simple thing, can I program hot corners like Cinnamon? I liked Cinnamon but it would not play well with my video cards. Mate is the only one, so far that can handle multiple monitors using the cards that I had.
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Multiple desktops?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

[SOLVED] Multiple desktops?

I played with Cinnamon for a short time but had to remove it owing to incompatibility with video card. With Ubuntu (also and issue) and Cinnamon I had the ability to switch desktops (Have I got the terminology correct?) so that I could have, say, email running fullscreen on one desktop, spreadsheet ...
by lsemmens
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: flash drive (Sandisk) mounting?
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: flash drive (Sandisk) mounting?

I suspect that the "vault" is a sandisk utility which is unlikely to run in Linux. Plug the drive back into your windoze box. Copy everything off it to a temporary folder. Then format the disk using FAT32 (often the default for flash drives) or NTFS if larger than a few Gb. Once the disk i...
by lsemmens
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multi monitor support
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Multi monitor support

That was my consideration that Mint 17 was an equivalent to w8. The problem that I have had with earlier versions of Linux (Specifically Ubuntu) was lack of support for nVidia hardware. I only poked my head back into the Linux camp because I actually found a couple of AMD cards and thought that they...
by lsemmens
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multi monitor support
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Multi monitor support

fglxr did not solve my problem, It looks like my hardware is too old for this version of mint. I thought I was getting somewhere but then Cinnamon crashed and would not restore so I had to re-load mint and I am back to where I was. May need to find an older version of Linux, but that is not my inten...
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multi monitor support
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Multi monitor support

I can't believe that no one has a suggestion, I may need to return to windoze for another few years, that, at least supports different resolutions and aspect ratios, despite all the bloatware that comes with it.
by lsemmens
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED} How to copy a file in terminal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

Re: {SOLVED} How to copy a file in terminal?

Thanks for that, off to read now.
by lsemmens
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED} How to copy a file in terminal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

Re: {SOLVED} How to copy a file in terminal?

The horse and buggy are nice for a change of pace. I started in DOS at 2.2, my kids all grew up typing things at the command prompt. Eldest, when in high school, was told by the computer teacher, "turn up every week, teach me what you know, and you've passed". He used to hack into their co...
by lsemmens
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multi monitor support
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Multi monitor support

I have an HP 17" (4:3) monitor and an ACER 23" (16:9) monitor both connected to an X300 Radeon video card. I am running Mint17. The best resolution I can do with these two monitors with the native drivers is 832x624 (4:3) and 1152x864 (4:3) respectively (obviously they are not mirrored, no...
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED} How to copy a file in terminal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

Re: How to copy a file in terminal?

Thanks for all the input people. CP was the command I was looking for. Root privileges for a file manager is indeed dangerous. I started computers back in the days of DOS, so terminal is not a problem for me. Learning the Linux equivalent commands is currently my main goal. If I can work out how, I ...
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {SOLVED} How to copy a file in terminal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1450

{SOLVED} How to copy a file in terminal?

Real newbie question here. I need to modify a file in /etc and gedit will only open the file as read only whilst there. I used Nemo to copy the file to the desktop and comment out the offending line but I cannot copy it back. I assume that I must use a SUDO command to copy it. The syntax in DOS woul...

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