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by wiab4355
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1 app per job?
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: 1 app per job?

Still don't really understand, but thanks to everyone anyway
by wiab4355
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1 app per job?
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: 1 app per job?

If there is a dependancy that is required from the app I want to uninstall, how will I know??
by wiab4355
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1 app per job?
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: 1 app per job?

So, uninstall the apps I don't want, then install the ones I do, or t'other way round
by wiab4355
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1 app per job?
Replies: 11
Views: 711

1 app per job?

At the moment, I have the usual media programmes supplied with the OS. I just want one for video and one for audio; i was thinking VLC and Audacious. After installing these 2, would it be OK to uninstall the others (GNOME Mplayer, Movie Player, Mplayer Movie Player) without hurting the system?
by wiab4355
Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help with torrents
Replies: 1
Views: 248

help with torrents

Neither Transmission or Deluge work - that's it really! OK more info, but I don't really know what to say. The torrent file opens with the program but then nothing happens. I assume that's all one has to do; if there are settings that need to be changed, I'm afraid I don't have skills for that so an...
by wiab4355
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: klibido and connection - is there a connection?
Replies: 1
Views: 344

klibido and connection - is there a connection?

you're probably going to think this a bit odd but here goes... I use klibido with nzb files to d/l stuff and if I keep it maximised it seems to run fine BUT if I minimise it, after about 5 or so minutes, the connection to my router drops and I have to restart the laptop! Is this a coincidence or a p...
by wiab4355
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why aren't my updates.. well, updating
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

thank you

did as you suggested - everything seems to have been downloaded and updated!

do i ignore the padlock icon from now on and just do it manually?
by wiab4355
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why aren't my updates.. well, updating
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

thanks for replying - i did that; it stays at 0%
by wiab4355
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: why aren't my updates.. well, updating
Replies: 8
Views: 673

why aren't my updates.. well, updating

when i click on the little unlocked padlock it seems to start ok (the download box opens) but then NOTHING HAPPENS

i'm hopeless at techie stuff so a bit of handholding would be nice.

ta very much
by wiab4355
Fri May 15, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wireless network connection to 'linksys' (18%)
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: wireless network connection to 'linksys' (18%)

Thanks for the first response, but the second...

Why troubling?
by wiab4355
Thu May 14, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wireless network connection to 'linksys' (18%)
Replies: 3
Views: 445

wireless network connection to 'linksys' (18%)

what's the percentage of exactly and is 18% as bad as it sounds?
by wiab4355
Mon May 04, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help mounting USBHDD [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: help mounting USBHDD

thanks mate

i "safely removed it" on my son's xp pc and it now works

is "unmounting" essential then?
by wiab4355
Mon May 04, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help mounting USBHDD [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: help mounting USBHDD

Thanks for the replay

Yes, I tried that and first got this message: see attachment MEM1
MountErrorMessage1.jpg
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and then this one: MEM2
MountErrorMessage2.jpg
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also thanks for the "system monitor" answer
by wiab4355
Mon May 04, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help mounting USBHDD [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 554

help mounting USBHDD [Solved]

My Toshiba USB hdd which, until today, mounted every time, won't :!: I've only been running LM since Friday, but I've had minor niggles (which were sorted via this forum) and 1 major one (losing connection 4-5 times an hour :x ) and now this. I really want this Linux thing to work, but I'm getting m...
by wiab4355
Sat May 02, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: disappearing window - common problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 345

disappearing window - common problem?

After loading Grabit (via WINE), I go off to do something else and when I want to go back to Grabit to check on the progress, I just can't! All I get is this weird little blue vertical bar in the middle of the screen.

Please help
by wiab4355
Sat May 02, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!

thanks to everyone

first of all, grabit in wine works (hallelujah)

now, how do i associate nzb files to open in grabit?



hell, it's just question after question after............
by wiab4355
Sat May 02, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!

thanks again fred

i followed your instructions, it seemed to install, but i'm damned if i can find the thing on the list of applications in mintmenu

am i looking in the right place?
by wiab4355
Sat May 02, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!

Thanks Fred

Unfortunately, this app doesn't seem to be in the Mint/Ubuntu repos.

Can you (or anyone) recommend a binary downloader that can use NZB files?

TIA
by wiab4355
Sat May 02, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

installing apps - be nice, I'm a 24-hour noob!

hi there Been running mint for a day now - everything so far is as promised, most stuff works right out of the box (I can play my mkv files immediately WOW) - now for the part I actually was fearing the most about Linux, installing applications. I downloaded an app called Hellanzb (to replace my M$ ...

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