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by rhodry
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Convert LARGE MPEGs to 8.5 GB video DVDs
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Convert LARGE MPEGs to 8.5 GB video DVDs

Assuming you have done the capture and transcode to a compatible mpg2 file; I am still a little confused myself whether or not you want to shrink the mpg file to single dvd or not? If you want to shrink the file so that it will code & burn to a single dvd, then xdvdshrink has worked well for me in t...
by rhodry
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 9.0.1 shows machine code on Malwarebytes.org
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Firefox 9.0.1 shows machine code on Malwarebytes.org

I would sure like someone else that is using Mint 11 64bit to go to malwarebytes.org with Firefox 9.0.1 to see what happens I think the other person is away on holidays! :) No, seriously, you may not find too many people with such a specific setup who can answer you. However, that is not "machine c...
by rhodry
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: how to change colour of Desktop icon label text in xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Re: how to change colour of Desktop icon label text in xfce

Many thanks! Your howto worked great. Glad it helped. Just a point I forgot. I have been using this for a LONG time :) so I forgot to mention that you do not need the part from "style panel" if you are using Xfce v4.8. Panel colours can now be set from the gui Settings Manger. You can experiment al...
by rhodry
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: how to change colour of Desktop icon label text in xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Re: how to change colour of Desktop icon label text in xfce

You need these two files in your /home/<user> folder: .gtkrc-2.0 & .gtkrc.mine # note they are both "dot" files ie hidden. Create them if necessary. Don't worry too much about anything else that may or may not be in the .gtkrc-2.0 file other than you need to add the highlighted line in the example b...
by rhodry
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: ffmpeg borks the network, changes MAC aa:00:04:00:0a:04
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: ffmpeg borks the network, changes MAC aa:00:04:00:0a:04

leaving me wondering what's the point of having a debian based rolling release if bugfix take several months to be included. No argument here. Assuming your LMDE repos are pointing at "Latest"; you are probably aware that these have not been updated since Update Pack 3 back in August 2011! This iss...
by rhodry
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Any Thinkpad T420 Users Out There?
Replies: 4
Views: 4423

Re: Any Thinkpad T420 Users Out There?

I don't personally use the T420, rather a Y570, but certainly at the moment, I would only buy Lenovo laptops because they are the only manufacturer, that I know of, that allow you to TURN OFF the Optimus stuff in the bios. A lot of new machines with this "feature" allow bios swapping between 'inbuil...
by rhodry
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Similar applications removal
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Similar applications removal

I think you will find that the menu lists the "generic" name of the application. LXDE & XFCE have probably installed their own application for "Task Manager" (for example) but they may well refer to totally different apps. The only way to determine whether they are duplications of the same app or th...
by rhodry
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Did Updates get a Trickle? (answered)
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: Did Updates get a Trickle?

I think you will find Firefox is NOT part of the Update Packs because it comes from the Linuxmint Packages repos not Debian Testing copies used for update packs. So, there may be a trickle of updates in those repos but nothing in "Packs". Not before time that Firefox has had an update as well. Getti...
by rhodry
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kDenlive problem
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: kDenlive problem

SDL is a module compiled into the MLT libraries. Check that you have the latest version of "libmlt" package installed; usually version '++3' or 4.

$ apt-cache search libmlt -- for possible package names
$ apt-cache policy <packagename> -- for details of package installation.

rhodry.
by rhodry
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 48187

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

.....that's when update pack 4 comes out. How big it is and how long it takes, it doesn't matter..... Finally, a bit of clarity from the lead developer. LMDE with sources aimed at "Latest" will not be a rolling release - be nice if the website advertising got altered accordingly. Otherwise it may o...
by rhodry
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 48187

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

I think things will get sorted out in time, or perhaps there are just too few mint developers working on things. That is what it appears to me. Too many projects, too few people. Perhaps it should be recommended by developers for LMDE users to switch back to testing, until all get sorted out with t...
by rhodry
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE a sleeping distro?
Replies: 163
Views: 48187

Re: LMDE a sleeping distro?

Clem said, in the IRC-chats, that the MInt Devs are waiting for Gnome-3.2 to hit Debian 'testing' ... then they will be porting Gnome-3 and MGSE to LMDE with the next Update-Pack. And that will no doubt make Update Pack4 in excess of 1Gb in size; given the size of the current differential between '...
by rhodry
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Audio glitch after update to Update Pack 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: LMDE Audio glitch after update to Update Pack 3

I'm not sure if this is the same issue, but, I had some apps that would not play sound after new install of LMDE-Xfce. I found that when left click on panel icon for mixer that default was set to Alsa Mixer for playback. Changing controls only gave sound to some apps. Change to Playback: Pulseaudio,...
by rhodry
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Sources.list [ SOLVED ]
Replies: 10
Views: 5116

Re: Sources.list

@Dar-es-Salaam Yes Please rhodry I would appreciate it if you have the time. OK here we go: Start this work after a fresh install of LMDE latest iso. Note: all this work is done as superuser in the /etc/apt folder using a terminal and nano editor. Make a backup copy of any file you change - you have...
by rhodry
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Sources.list [ SOLVED ]
Replies: 10
Views: 5116

Re: Sources.list

Sorry not to get back to you earlier, but I was busy removing stuff. As of this weekend, I am no longer actually running any version of LMDE; in fact, I have removed all Linuxmint stuff from all eight machines (comprising 20 partitions). I am totally disillusioned with where LMDE is at and I had alr...
by rhodry
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Sources.list [ SOLVED ]
Replies: 10
Views: 5116

Re: Sources.list

Your 'latest' repos are not pointing to the correct place any longer. They need to be the same as you have for 'incoming' as mentioned. Why would you have both 'testing' and 'incoming'? The only difference is a timing one. Package wise they should be identical?! Sid/Unstable has no concept of nor ne...
by rhodry
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make Leafpad default program for various files
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: How to make Leafpad default program for various files

Just make sure you understand the implications of your changes won't you. Linux file system operations could not care less about the extension on the filename, such as .txt, .exe or anything else. It looks 'inside' the file to determine its type. You could create a text file called 'my.bubblegum' if...
by rhodry
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: If I upgrade from Mint 10 (Gnome 2) to Mint 12 (Gnome 3)...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: If I upgrade from Mint 10 (Gnome 2) to Mint 12 (Gnome 3)

"Rotating" installs as Vincent points out are a very good safeguard. I do that on a few machines. Also, if you want a readily recoverable external copy of your install and/or your /home (in addition to file backups); create a Clonezilla CD and use it to create some backups. They take no time at all ...
by rhodry
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: went back to main edition - and already miss lmde
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: went back to main edition - and already miss lmde

with gnome 3 hitting the repos lmde might have a rough patch ahead of itself - or one with few updates possibly. You didn't have to go back "to the dark side" just for that. :) Just point your repos at LATEST and wait for Update Pack 4! The WHOLE idea of introducing the Update Pack mirrors was to "...
by rhodry
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It would be nice .....
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: It would be nice .....

Does it provide useful info if in fact I live in Western Siberia but access the Internet through some idiot in North Dakota who doesn't know how to secure his Windows box and never checks his Internet bill?!!

Just kidding - no FBI please! :)

rhodry.

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