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by Anthrogue
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: newly installed apps not showing up in the menu
Replies: 76
Views: 55105

Re: newly installed apps not showing up in the menu

I installed two programs last night, K3B and GnomeBaker. Both installed via mintInstall and neither showing on menu. Then one doesn't know where to look. Looks like usr/share directory is a general place to look. But I find GnomeBaker dir and no executable. Using the file manager's search feature (a...
by Anthrogue
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive

Well.... now odd difficulty trying to burn to disk. I dunno if a software or a hardware problem, hence...
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 19#p236419
by Anthrogue
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero won't burn discs
Replies: 15
Views: 4524

Re: Brasero won't burn discs

After what seemed like a hardware problem: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=40987 ............. (if that's indeed what it was) I'm now having the same problem (Mint 7). I put a blank DVD/RW disc in the drive and get a pop up: You have just inserted a blank DVD. Chose what applica...
by Anthrogue
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive

searching for related issues I came across two very similar. One unanswered.. the other not solving the problem here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=38580 http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=35229 However, though afraid to do it (because I'm not so smart about u...
by Anthrogue
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive

I was mistaken (misread bios) DVD/RW is slave & the CD drive is Master. Have also confirmed physical pin settings . [installation asked for that config - CD top... DVD lower... MSI Motherbord cable also specifiying Master/Slave in this manner] I put a Mint 8 disc in the CD and it cannot see the ...
by Anthrogue
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive

Please check the pin settings on the back of each of your drives . . the dvd burner should have the pins set to "master", and your cd drive should be set to "slave". (right next to the ribbon cable, and the settings usually stamped right into the metal.) Sorry, don't remember as...
by Anthrogue
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Re: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive

yes... the bios see the DVD RW drive as Master and the CD drive (which Mint does see) as slave
by Anthrogue
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Mint 7 not recognizing a DVD RW drive

I have a DVD RW drive but it is invisible... not seeming to be there. I found out trying to burn LinuxMint-8.iso to disc. The drive is not in "Computer". I see it recognized in bios... and, loading a Bart-PE disc, I could read files on a disc from it. I typed some things in Terminal based ...
by Anthrogue
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce FX 5500 dual head - oddities [CPU taxed]
Replies: 1
Views: 549

GeForce FX 5500 dual head - oddities [CPU taxed]

I gave up on getting a Matrox G450 working in Mint 7. So put in a GeForce FX 5500 card. Eventually I got an Nvidia driver via Mint's promptings and now have an NVIDIA X Server Settings control in the system area of the Control Center. I even have two monitors working . Yay However , my CPU seems peg...
by Anthrogue
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: I Love Helena
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: I Love Helena

I just did a search... for "upgrading Mint 7 to 8" and this thread comes up number 2. The first is meaningless blather, which like this one, doesn't answer the question. So now another search result that references the issue but does not answer................. at least not directly. I sup...
by Anthrogue
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: I Love Helena
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: I Love Helena

May I ask a really stupid question? If I'm in Linux Mint 7 is there an "upgrade path" to Helena?

...or is it an completely fresh installation?
by Anthrogue
Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Matrox P650 Dual-head
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Matrox P650 Dual-head

I'm in Mint 7 have a G450 dual head - and have no access to second monitor I can find. Certainly not in the Control center's "Display" section. Looked all over the net, found unofficial drivers and tips on the xorg.conf file. But it seems nothing wants to work with the newest xorg or x ser...
by Anthrogue
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Driver installation and "X server"
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Driver installation and "X server"

I am (I think) realizing that Mint 7 thinks it has good drivers for the graphics card. But "Display" in the Control centre gives no ability to engage dual monitors. Of course, trying to do this is my first task after install...and I feel over my head very quickly. Specifically, it seems li...
by Anthrogue
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Driver installation and "X server"
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Driver installation and "X server"

So, I have a new Linux Mint 7 installed. I have a Matrox Millenium G450 graphics card and nothing in the control centre seems to "see" this. I found a driver and dowloaded, extracted the thing. Figured out how to log in as "root" in the Terminal in order to execute (I think) the ...
by Anthrogue
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Skype
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Installing Skype

Well... when native Linux Mint software manager failed at whatever.... and Mint download of Skype did not work when both said it was installed. I went to Skype and found an ubuntu version. Downloaded that and it seemed to actually install.

very strange
by Anthrogue
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Skype
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Installing Skype

So..... Linux Mint 7 here. I have tried to install skype with the software manager. I've also gone to Skype.com and got the install downloaded. Several times I have "installed" it.... and yet it appears nowhere I can find. It's not on the menu.... It says it installed but it is nowhere. I ...

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