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by edwardr
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Mint 16 XFCE
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Mint 16 XFCE

The next LTS release will be Mint 17, which should come out around May this year.
by edwardr
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Mint on a free OS Laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Install Mint on a free OS Laptop

In a case like yours, my preference would be to run the live dvd first and run gparted to create three partitions on the hard drive. You may need to install gparted in the live session. I would create one partition as ext4 (or ext3 or whatever your preference is), about 8 GB in size, to serve as the...
by edwardr
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No Sound through speakers and no solution
Replies: 16
Views: 1737

Re: No Sound through speakers and no solution

In pavucontrol, under the Configuration tab (which I guess is Configuratie for you), have you tried selecting different profiles from the Built-in Audio selections? That has fixed the problem of no sound for me before in Mint xfce.
by edwardr
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: From USB to HDD
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: From USB to HDD

What you really need to do is to install Mint onto the hard drive rather than copy it onto the drive. Install the hard drive into the computer where the hard drive is going to reside. Then boot up that computer into a live session of Mint using the USB stick. In the live session, on the desktop, you...
by edwardr
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Problem unmuting sound after muting in LM XFCE 13 Maya
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Problem unmuting sound after muting in LM XFCE 13 Maya

I have had the same issue in different computers running different versions of Mint xfce. I think this was the fix I did: Click on the sound icon in the system tray to see what sound card is used for playback - in my case it was "Playback: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo (PulseAudio Mixer)" Open the xf...
by edwardr
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Help with ntfs - permissions? [SOLVED - work around]
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Help with ntfs - permissions?

So I gave up on Asunder (which I have used for years) and tried another ripper in the repos, Ripoff, which works just fine with saving to the Windows partition. Thanks for looking in to this for me guys.
by edwardr
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Help with ntfs - permissions? [SOLVED - work around]
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Help with ntfs - permissions?

Habitual, I tried the edit you recommended to my fstab, but Asunder still ended up saving the file to my home folder. Then I tried running it using "sudo asunder", chose teh directory in the ntfs partition, and it still did not save the file there, instead saving it to the Root home..
by edwardr
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Help with ntfs - permissions? [SOLVED - work around]
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Help with ntfs - permissions?

I did a little bit of checking - I can use Thunar to copy files to the ntfs partition and delete files from it also. I also tried deleting an image from within Here are the outputs: from cat /etc/fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ide...
by edwardr
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Help with ntfs - permissions? [SOLVED - work around]
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Help with ntfs - permissions? [SOLVED - work around]

Thanks in advance for any help! I like to share my data directories between my Mint and Windows installations, so I have the data directories on an ntfs partition. It used to work great, I could rip my CD's to my Music folder, use custom commands in Gthumb to organize and move pictures in my Picture...
by edwardr
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Howdy From Lubbock, Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Howdy From Lubbock, Texas

Hello from Austin!
by edwardr
Tue May 21, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Automatic Wallpaper Changer
Replies: 19
Views: 14788

Re: Automatic Wallpaper Changer

I've got Mint xfce on a laptop. I found that if I suspended then resumed the laptop, the wallpapers would no longer rotate. I got around that by using crontab to rotate my wallpapers. I set up my wallpaper list using the xfce desktop settings, but set it to apply a new wallpaper only on startup. The...
by edwardr
Mon May 20, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How do I convert wav files to ogg? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: How do I convert wav files to ogg?

I don't have access to a Linux machine right now, but going from memory, look for a program called "Sound Converter". You can install it from the software center if it is not already installed. It's fairly easy to use, edit the preferences to choose the target file format and directory.
by edwardr
Tue May 14, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Setting up an internet café
Replies: 13
Views: 4196

Re: Setting up an internet café

I don't really have direct answers to your questions, but thought the following post would be of interest to you, even though it is a few years old.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... fe#p390770
by edwardr
Mon May 13, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wallpapoz, wallch, and any other wallpaper changer
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Wallpapoz, wallch, and any other wallpaper changer

I had an issue in xfce with changing wallpapers using the built-in functionality and I switched to having a chron job reload the wallpaper every hour. But I don't know what the wallpaper reload command would be in Cinnamon. You might also try using feh, which I tinkered with a couple years ago with ...
by edwardr
Mon May 13, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Desktop icons Mint 13 Xfce questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Desktop icons Mint 13 Xfce questions

The lines that begin with "base[..." are for the text background
by edwardr
Fri May 10, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Desktop icons Mint 13 Xfce questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Desktop icons Mint 13 Xfce questions

There should already be a hidden file called ".gtkrc-2.0" in your home directory. It should redirect to another file called ".gtkrc-xfce". You want to edit the .gtkrc-xfce file. As for what properties the different codes adjust, take a look at this http://tacticalvim.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/transpa...
by edwardr
Tue May 07, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing Mint install on a Windows PC
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Preparing Mint install on a Windows PC

It shouldn't cost you very much money, or borrow one from a friend. You only need a 1 GB thumb drive, or, if your desktop has a DVD burner, just one DVD.
by edwardr
Tue May 07, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing Mint install on a Windows PC
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Preparing Mint install on a Windows PC

You should put the Mint iso file you downloaded onto either a USB thumbdrive or a dvd and install Mint onto the laptop from the USB thumb drive or dvd disc. See this link for instructions on burning the iso file to a dvd (you can't just burn it like a regular file) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
by edwardr
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Dell E6320 + Mint 13 XFCE frequently hangs
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Dell E6320 + Mint 13 XFCE frequently hangs

Could it be that your laptop is overheating? You might try installing xfce4-sensors-plugin and adding it to the notification area of your panel to keep an eye on your temperatures.

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