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by MagnusB
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 912166

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

I only got a Windows license and used virtual box to run XP.
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What happens when Mint 6 comes out?
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: What happens when Mint 6 comes out?

I have made a bash script that backups most of my data, it's real simple just using cp -R or rsync..
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I safely resize swap partition?
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Can I safely resize swap partition?

Yes, but you must remember to change the UUID to the device name in /etc/fstab, so you don't end up in UUID hell..
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 912166

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Sorry, I didn't find the correct smiley, so I thought you would get the irony of it ;)
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 912166

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

@ Harrs, is that MatLab I see on your dock? Most likely since it's clearly spelled out on the desktop and in the taskbar... :roll: You think you are so clever :!: Didn't noticed that, was more curious whether it was with Wine or the Linux version, judging from the version number it is a pretty new ...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 912166

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

@ Harrs, is that MatLab I see on your dock?
by MagnusB
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Online Calender
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Online Calender

If you thinking about Remember The Milk, I've already tried that. I'll check out Google Calendar, but my suspicion it is just set a date and a time, no timezone calculations.
by MagnusB
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Install keeping Home directory
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: New Install keeping Home directory

Perhaps you may want to do a backup of the list of all packages installed on your system, so you can easily reinstall them. e.g open Synaptic and choose File menu then 'Save selections under...' For reinstall select File then 'Read selections...' and select the file previously created. Thus all the...
by MagnusB
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root password"
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: root password"

You can log in as root (in a terminal) using:

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sudo su -
then type in the password for your ordinary user.
by MagnusB
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Which version for my computer
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Which version for my computer

TBH, with only 256 MB RAM, running a live session can be a chance, I would recommend using a text based installer (Like the one Ubuntu have). If you really want Mint, I'd suggest XFCE.
by MagnusB
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Online Calender
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Online Calender

Anyone know of an online calender with multiple timezone support? What I basically want is something I can put up an event, set the date and time in one timezone, then it show the event for other users based on the timezone they are in? Maybe looking something like this: 12/07/08 - Eat some cake - 2...
by MagnusB
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lost the Start button
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Lost the Start button

And post the solution to your problem, but my guess it that it was just an Add to panel issue :)
by MagnusB
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: gnome-search-tool In Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: Suggestion: gnome-search-tool In Menu

GNOME DO, is enabled by default, activate it by using super+space. Their slogan is "Don't search, do", try it out, you might find it useful ;)
by MagnusB
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: good distro for setting up webserver in my university?
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Re: good distro for setting up webserver in my university?

Or debian, or Arch or Gentoo and the list goes on and on and on and on...
Though CentOS is a highly acclaimed server distro, the only downside is that they don't have professional support system, only community support.
by MagnusB
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: thinking of trying debian
Replies: 15
Views: 3580

Re: thinking of trying debian

I seemed to be cursed when it comes to debian, not a single setup I've tried installing it on will run it properly. 50% of the times I got a boot failure, I barely got past the grub screen to see a blank page. However, it seems like it is a pretty decent distribution, but it might need a bit of push...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: reason many will never want Linux in general.
Replies: 32
Views: 7877

Re: reason many will never want Linux in general.

True, despite how user friendly linux can be, I would still recommend Windows to most people who just want to do standard things like use office, browse the internet and listen to music. I beg to differ. If anyone wants the computer connected to the internet, I recommend Linux. If you have more spe...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 912166

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

X seems to use a bit more resources with compiz running, and flash is off the charts. Still, I can live with that, never use flash that much anyway :D
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Freeze at startup
Replies: 25
Views: 3087

Re: Freeze at startup

I am just guessing here, but if this is caused by the wireless, my thought is that it will not freeze until the wireless device is plugged in. If this is correct, I am still at a loss about what to do, maybe try to upgrade or downgrade the driver...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: "signal strength" depending on the OS?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: "signal strength" depending on the OS?!

This tool was just released, it may be helpful: http://easylinuxwifi.org/ https://launchpad.net/auto-ndiswrapprer That is one of the tools Ubuntu need in order to get to the same level as Mandriva. Seriously, this tool has been in Mandriva for at least the two last releases. The next would be "stor...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread
Replies: 6483
Views: 912166

Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Screenlets rocks, they don't even take any CPU or RAM. To bad you need compiz for them to look pretty :(

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