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by conslie
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot on USB Motherboard settings
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Boot on USB Motherboard settings

To get some USB device, not a card, working on my MB, I was advised to enable Legacy USB Support in the BIOS. That did the trick for me. You may want to check the Advanced Peripherals section and see if this option is set that way.
by conslie
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: activate firewall? (solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: activate firewall?

In Linux ports are closed unless you open them. Go to https://www.grc.com/intro.htm and do the Shields Up! with no firewall active. In Linux, firewall handlers like ufw let you make ports open, rather than closing them. Edit to add: It also lets you as admin/root block access to ports used/opened by...
by conslie
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should Have Asked,first
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Should Have Asked,first

I agree that LMDE might not be a best first choice. Tried a while back and quickly broke it, tried the latest and it seems pretty solid, so far, but for light and quick LMXE and XFCE seem to be best. Read Robin's post in this thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=54945 You can add...
by conslie
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 4260

Re: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint

Before you try adding those partitions, you should probably see if you can get rid of a lot of useless stuff Windows tends to add. It's been too long since I ran XP, and I am not very familiar with later versions, but in XP all the update files were kept after being applied, new boxes came with mass...
by conslie
Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New installation without dual-boot on xp comp
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: New installation without dual-boot on xp comp

The password requests prevent your core system from being altered by malware and such. They will become fairly rare once you have set up things the way you want, just when modifying basic applications, not during regular use. Under Preferences->Screensaver there is a setting to disable the "Lock Scr...
by conslie
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 4260

Re: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint

You might want to reserve that second drive for storing your Data -- music and Documents and such. If it is already readable in Windows it will also be readable from Linux. Windows normally will not read from Linux formatted drives. There is a Youtube video here that describes the steps you will nee...
by conslie
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Severe slow down.
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Severe slow down.

You can use the System Monitor to see what is running, how much RAM is being used , Swap and such. That might help you provide us with more information.
by conslie
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 4260

Re: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint

It seems you extracted the .iso to a folder called linuxmint. The original linuxmint-11-gnome-dvd-64bit.iso file should be in your Downloads folder. Instead of unzipping it, you will want to use that disk image to create a DVD, once the md5sum is checked and the .iso file is known to be a valid one....
by conslie
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 4260

Re: Checking MD5 when installing linuxmint

It appears you have the wrong thing selected in the file name box. It should be the whole disk image. Probably linuxmint-11-gnome-dvd-64bit.iso, since that corresponds to the md5sum you want to match.
by conslie
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Resident Linux Idiot Can't Figure Out How To Play .wma
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Resident Linux Idiot Can't Figure Out How To Play .wma

That script only acts on .wma files. so others in other formats will be unaffected by the script. Moving some dirs to another should be close to instant. Try that first, then the script in a Terminal. Should save you a lot of work.
by conslie
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Resident Linux Idiot Can't Figure Out How To Play .wma
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Resident Linux Idiot Can't Figure Out How To Play .wma

Just another thought. No Windows since XP and just a thought about how things worked there. Moving all those directories (folders) into a common one, call it AllMyMusic, should be fairly quick of they are in the same partition. The scripts linked should work through all the subdirectories. If more m...
by conslie
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Resident Linux Idiot Can't Figure Out How To Play .wma
Replies: 15
Views: 1593

Re: Resident Linux Idiot Can't Figure Out How To Play .wma

Assuming audio works and other formats play, my guess is that you bought wma DRM protected songs. Microsoft is the problem, not Linux. MS will not allow you to listen to that music anywhere other than a MS owned OS. Advice? Stop doing that. Reading around, there are scripts that will run under linux...
by conslie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How get the old Gnome 2 menu?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: How get the old Gnome 2 menu?

The Mint Menu has Places and Applications or Favorites at the top (your choice). If you want the whole panel at the top, right click it and select properties and change the location.
by conslie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck applet
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Stuck applet

I see it's been a while with no advice here. You might want to search through the Xfce and Debian sub-forums.
by conslie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: LM's intentions and philosophy: some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3523

Re: LM's intentions and philosophy: some questions

You might get some feel for the direction of and values behind Mint by listening to an interview with Clem Lefebvre in this MintCast: http://www.mintcast.org/2011/01/episode-50-interview-with-clem-lefebvre/ My sense of things is that more of the Mint releases are being based directly on Debian, and ...
by conslie
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Changing A WHOLE directory's permits
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Changing A WHOLE directory's permits

Just a general comment about using commands in the terminal. If you type WhateverTheCommandIs --help, like chown --help , you will find a short description of the options, and something like man chmod will give fuller instructions. I think the chown command might be the one that does what you want. ...
by conslie
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Freezes and reboots
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Freezes and reboots

The Log File Viewer gives access to those records, but I'm not familiar enough with it to be more precise.

Good luck!
by conslie
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Turn on firewall by default in live CD/DVD
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Turn on firewall by default in live CD/DVD

Coming from Windows, your concerns will reflect your past experience. To check how vulnerable to intrusion the Mint Live CD is, go to: https://www.grc.com/ , and run through the various Shields Up! options. Then try it with Windows running with all the defenses you have added. Let us know what you d...
by conslie
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any security issues in Linux Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Any security issues in Linux Mint?

Just one additional observation. If someone managed to get through all the kernel self-checks, the fact that it is readable open source would make the hack visible to everyone who could read it, and a kill-replace security update would follow quite quickly.
by conslie
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Removing the outline on links?
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Removing the outline on links?

The many different Themes possible draw the windows and buttons differently. You might want to poke around a bit to see if you can find something you like better. Right click on the background, select the Themes option, and play for a while.

And above all, Have Fun!

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