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by shayney
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Problems customizing gfxboot screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Problems customizing gfxboot screen

The message location wasn't the problem, it was creating the message file in the first place.

However, I've solved the problem now:

I needed to replace the "ls | cpio -ov > ../message" with "find . | cpio -o >../message"

I've tested the resulting .message file and it works fine :)
by shayney
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I make MintMenu button text bold?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Can I make MintMenu button text bold?

Unfortunately, none of those links helped.
It seems the only way to do what I'm wanting is to ad the entry to make EVERYTHING bold then more entries to set everything but MintMenu normal.
by shayney
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Problems customizing gfxboot screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Problems customizing gfxboot screen

I am wanting to use my own custom image as my gfxgrub boot screen. I have done this many times in the past (although not very recently) using the following guide: $ mkdir /home/yourname/cpio $ mkdir /home/yourname/cpio/work $ cd /home/yourname/cpio/work $ cp /boot/message . $ cpio -idv < message $ m...
by shayney
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable Keyring Authentication after reboot
Replies: 5
Views: 6848

Re: Disable Keyring Authentication after reboot

This default keyring business has been my biggest bugbear since switching to Mint (and gnome). I have completely stopped using evolution because of this. Most things no longer ask for the default keyring anymore (such as wireless) but certain apps like evolution just keep asking every time and I'm n...
by shayney
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I make MintMenu button text bold?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Can I make MintMenu button text bold?

Well the title says it all really. I would preferably like to find a way to do it locally (changing something in my home folder) so it's not overwritten after updates but I don't mind changing a system file if I need to. On a similar subject, I've changed files in /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins...
by shayney
Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: No login goodies
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: No login goodies

The gnome-splash entry is still in my startup list and enabled it just doesn't show. I've added the login sound entry to my startup list and THAT is now working but still no LOGOUT sound. The sounds are enabled in the sound settings (and work when previewed). Strangely enough, I had a look at my mis...
by shayney
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: No login goodies
Replies: 2
Views: 534

No login goodies

I've always liked the nice tinkly login sound for Mint but I've noticed it no longer sounds, not sure exactly when it stopped but it's not there now. I remember there being en entry in my startup programs for it but it's not there anymore, I can only assume I deleted it by mistake. What is the comma...
by shayney
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Importing photos from camera phone
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Importing photos from camera phone

Mint can be set to automatically import photos from it using f-spot/gthumb etc. So 2 questions: 1) Since my phone has a better camera than my camera I tend to use that more but of course it is just seen as a mass storage device. Is there any way I can force Mint to think this particular memory card ...
by shayney
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Others
Topic: JWM on Mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

JWM on Mint?

I have been trying for a couple of weeks to get my mum's very old, very low spec laptop running linux. Obviously my first choice was Mint but it was a hopeless case, the laptop just wasn't up to it. After trying several distros advertised as working well with low resources (including vector, crunchb...
by shayney
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...

Does that mean my XP install is actually illegal? It was installed with my old computer which died so naturally I installed it on my new one alongside Vista (originally, now in virtualbox). Since it's licensed to the original machine, I've committed a sin by installing it on the new box and AGAIN by...
by shayney
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?
Replies: 124
Views: 145306

Re: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?

Are there any obvious advantages to using 3.5?
I have no complaints about the current version so I'm in no hurry unless I'm missing something :)
by shayney
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...

No, it turns out they CAN be used in virtual machines but they are considered a seperate machine according to their licensing so you are not allowed to run them on a physical machine AND a virtual machine as it is considered the same as running one copy on two different machines, even if that virtua...
by shayney
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?
Replies: 124
Views: 145306

Re: Why are my applications not the latest possible version?

Is there any reason why firefox 3.5 is in the repos but not the default firefox?

Sorry, I only just became aware there was a firefox 3.5
by shayney
Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...

Well I chose option 5 Of course the other option is to not bother with XP or Vista since I haven't used any windows OS in the past 3 years :) But it's a bit like one of those special offer snack deals... I wanted the drink and sandwich but wasn't bothered about the crisps but I ate them anyway just ...
by shayney
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...

Indeed, trashed my XP install which was on sda1 (I installed it in VirtualBox) and installed Vista over it and it's booting fine now.
Vista doesn't work well for me in VirtualBox and for some strange reason it has problems validating, on hard drive it validates fine.
by shayney
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...

Oops.

Indeed sd12 IS a logical partition and my only primary partition sda1 which already contains XP.

Though I have successfully booted a windows install from a second hard drive with grub on the mbr of the first before now.

Looks like I need a rethink :)
by shayney
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Fresh Vista install, now it won't boot...

Just did a fresh install of Windows Vista. Everything installed and went as expected then I ran a Mint cd to re-install grub to mbr. Reboot and grub came up as expected but when I tried to select vista I got a message about no bootmgr. I've tried various combinations of entries in my menu.lst and ei...
by shayney
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Sharing configs between users?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Sharing configs between users?

Right, I'll try to explain with a specific example of what I mean. I ran the commands on the folder again, checked some random files and the permissions are root:shared and the files world writable. Now, I run firefox as user1, change a couple of preferences such as my home page and add a couple of ...
by shayney
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Sharing configs between users?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Sharing configs between users?

No I've never run X in root. I'm not quite sure I'm getting across what I mean. All the files in the directory and subdirectories ARE owned by the shared group and are writable by both users it's just that when those users write to the files that permissions change, meaning I have to keep running ch...
by shayney
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Sharing configs between users?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Sharing configs between users?

That is what I originally did but the problem being when any NEW files are created or existing files modified by either user those files are taking on that user's permissions.

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