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by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where the "software source" is?
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: where the "software source" is?

my bad, I missed the bit about enabling the community repo. In that case it will kind of work, at it's merlwiz79's hack for XFCE CE, but I don't recommend it. Clem's solution for Helena is "the correct way", hopefully he'll backport this fix for Gloria when he has time.
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Helena's mintUpdate, on Gloria
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Helena's mintUpdate, on Gloria

I was skeptical too, until I tried it. Thanks to the push to make the tools more independent for Helena, it's relatively easy to get them installed, without the massive dependency issues. However, you do have to test the process in a VM before assuming there won't be any side-effects, luckily for yo...
by emorrp1
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where the "software source" is?
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: where the "software source" is?

I_can_see_the_light wrote:Now you will have an entry in your menu for Software Sources :)
Have you actually tried to run it? I get an Error: could not find a distribution template from the liveCD. This is what Clem fixed for Helena.
by emorrp1
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Support for Silverlight applications
Replies: 12
Views: 3537

Re: Support for Silverlight applications

No worries, it is often a culture-shock. With Mint, we run a DIY method, if you want something done and no-one else steps up and says they're interested in doing it, then it won't get done. For instance, I live in England, so I won't particularly benefit from it even if I had the time. Now we did ha...
by emorrp1
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where the "software source" is?
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: where the "software source" is?

The Software Sources app was not compatible with Linux Mint 7 and earlier, see the release notes: http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_gloria.php For Mint 8, clem managed to fix Software Sources to work, however this may not be possible for Gloria. As for the repos you claim don't work, which are you trying...
by emorrp1
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Support for Silverlight applications
Replies: 12
Views: 3537

Re: Support for Silverlight applications

To be fair, Moonlight v2 was only released on 17th December (after Helena was released) and Moonlight v1 support has been included in Mint since at least Gloria, so I don't know how much more support you're after (see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=31954)
by emorrp1
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [GRUB]Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB: BURG
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Re: [GRUB]Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB: BURG

that does indeed look very swish, I know GRUB2 will enable a large amount of theming support, I'll have to check this out.
by emorrp1
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub 2 - The Users Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Grub 2 - The Users Choice

to change the titles see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1287602, to remove the memtest entry, edit /etc/default/grub appropriately.
by emorrp1
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Memory 3Gig or 4Gig?
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Memory 3Gig or 4Gig?

no, every single app would need replacing with the 64bit version, so you should just do a fresh install when you're ready. Be honest though, will you actually need that extra 1G RAM?
by emorrp1
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Memory 3Gig or 4Gig?
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Memory 3Gig or 4Gig?

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27775
the extra 1G is not used by the kernel, but mainly by the graphics card.
by emorrp1
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [resolved] skype input volume resets to (near) mute
Replies: 8
Views: 5136

Re: input volume resets to (near) mute

Fair enough, sorry I got a bit exasperated that day :oops:
by emorrp1
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File Controlling - Lag before sleep
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: File Controlling - Lag before sleep

gnome's gconf-editor (launch from terminal or Alt+F2) > Apps > Gnome-Power-Manager > Timeouts
by emorrp1
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Acessing Ubuntu Software
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Acessing Ubuntu Software

The Add/remove software is the gnome-app-install package, or there's Ubuntu's new software-center package, which is better for just browsing.
by emorrp1
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 "search" line - what is it for?
Replies: 17
Views: 33311

Re: Grub2 "search" line - what is it for?

Fair enough, I got the grub prompt by pressing 'c' from the boot menu. Yes, it amused me to see that it did the same thing twice too (assuming that the (hd0,7) partition matches the UUID). It's simpler to use (hd0,7), but more powerful to use search, since you can do it with labels and stuff.
by emorrp1
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub2 "search" line - what is it for?
Replies: 17
Views: 33311

Re: Grub2 "search" line - what is it for?

As you can see from the attachment, a simple "help search" from the grub command line tells you all you need to know (if you excuse Helena's poor grub wallpaper choice). I agree that labels rock, but UUID does have the advantage of being computer-generated, so useful for default system set...
by emorrp1
Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Questions about Mint features
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Questions about Mint features

Indeed, it is really vim (the vim-tiny package), but running in vi compatible mode. You can correct this with the command ":set nocp". Alternatively you can install a "vim" package (e.g. "vim-nox" or "vim-gnome") to enable fuller functionality.
by emorrp1
Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Configuring apt
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Configuring apt

excellent, I assume you discovered you don't want to have the "<" and ">" chars in there, sorry I wasn't clear on that. If you want to read up more on permissions, just google it, but chmod changes the permissions on a file. Most files are 644, i.e. anyone can read the file, but ...
by emorrp1
Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Available RAM Question
Replies: 22
Views: 5365

Re: Available RAM Question

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inxi -F
will give you a run down of your specs. Note that a "Core Duo" model is 32bit but a "Core 2 Duo" is 64bit.
by emorrp1
Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub menu options changed after upgrade linux kernel
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Grub menu options changed after upgrade linux kernel

No, the best way of doing this is to find the "howmany" line and change it (default 7) to what you want, then run "sudo update-grub". This will ensure the change persists for future kernel upgrades, rather than being overwitten with more updates and having to be re-done.

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