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by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Update
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Mint Update

Yeah, a dist-upgrade can even update the kernel, usually by a minor number (in example, I have -19 instead of the default -16, can't remember the full version number now). Also, a dist-upgrade is the only way to include new packages in mintUpdate. Be advised, if you use proprietary graphics driver, ...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ready to make the switch...but how?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: ready to make the switch...but how?

I think it is new from Daryna, fstab uses UUID instead of /dev/xxxx, and UUID's are calculated by size, amongst other things. Changing the size of a partition, you change the UUID, rendering fstab useless and in effect don't have a root partition and you can't boot. Easily solved by removing the UUI...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Update
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Mint Update

Since Mint isn't a rolling release, you shouldn't keep install for 10 years. Kernel and X won't be updated to a newer version in those years, anyway, the updates would be just some patches etc.. If you want that, you are better off using a rolling release like Arch Linux (and even there, the kernel ...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ready to make the switch...but how?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: ready to make the switch...but how?

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xe6c14099 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 892 7164958+ 27 Unknown /dev/sda2 * 893 7774 55276172 6 FAT16 /dev/sda3 7775 10197...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ready to make the switch...but how?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: ready to make the switch...but how?

this is what comes back from the terminal after sudo fdisk -1...no idea what that means....under vista I have a c partition with vista on it, a d partition for files and other stuff, f partition for linux and several smaller partitions that pop up automatically and I think they are somehow connecte...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ALSA, Wine issue (unrelated thus far)
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Re: ALSA, Wine issue (unrelated thus far)

1. Not sure, but it might have something to do with Pulse, somebody more ventured in sound will have to take a look at this. 2. No idea. 3. What exactly did you do? But to me, it looks like you tried to change the Wine directory to C:\, why? Linux handles partitions/drives in a different way than wi...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Battery time question
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Re: Battery time question

I think the battery time is estimated using empirical data (meaning it measures your standby time manually). In lack of empirical data it makes an educated guess.
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Permissions
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Permissions

FAT32 is somewhat troublesome in Linux, and in most cases you have to make an entry in your fstab to make them mount with Read/Write access, even if they are external USB drives. Not that your solution would have worked for FAT32 partitions as well, you just have to change ntfs-3g to vfat.
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ready to make the switch...but how?
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: ready to make the switch...but how?

So you want to completely remove Vista from your HD? Fire up a LiveCD, run gparted (partition editor), delete your Vista partition (may have to unmount, forget), and resize your linux partition to occupy the left-over space. After booting back into Mint open a terminal and run gksudo gedit /boot/gr...
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Update
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Mint Update

Updating X is risky on any system. Now, if there is a gaping security hole in X, that might be included as a "safe" update, depending on the situation. But the Ubuntu team doesn't include a brand new version of X within a release, so you won't be missing out on much, just some patches here and there.
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint in Japanese??
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Linux Mint in Japanese??

I think it was in the announcement, not sure though. Best advice would be to try too install the language files, then post back here if you get any specific issues.
by MagnusB
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Freeze at startup
Replies: 25
Views: 3086

Re: Freeze at startup

I know ndiswrapper has been known to cause freeze, but you are probably not using this.
Have you tried booting without the wireless dongle plugged in, and plug it in after boot? See if you get a freeze then.
by MagnusB
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint in Japanese??
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Linux Mint in Japanese??

The language packages are excluded for the CD, you need to install them afterwards. IIRC people have had some issues trying to change the language in Mint.
by MagnusB
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Couple of Cmopiz questions
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Re: Couple of Cmopiz questions

1. Not sure, try to enable/disable the resize windows plugin, or experiment with the settings. 2. Set the rules in Window decoration plugins. 3. I am not sure what you are asking for here? 4. Compiz handles virtual desktops a bit different, it actually use 4 (or more) virtual desktops within one vir...
by MagnusB
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cleaning Mint.
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Cleaning Mint.

sudo apt-get autoremove to see if you have some uneeded libraries laying about.. I use this command all the time, and not for just after uninstalling something. I use it after installing updates as well, because sometimes a new update will render an existing package obsolete. aptitude makes that co...
by MagnusB
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where is the Software Sources Window.
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Where is the Software Sources Window.

I am glad you solved this, I don't have Mint my self right now, other wise I would have researched a bit my self. I think the package you want is excluded from Mint, I am not sure. If you are running Elyssa, GNOME DO is enabled by default, activate it (super/win/meta+space) and start typing "Softwar...
by MagnusB
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Buying (NAS) Backup/File Sharing System - Recommendations?
Replies: 35
Views: 5822

Re: Buying (NAS) Backup/File Sharing System - Recommendations?

Yeah, it doesn't pay to ship that computer, that's why I prefer someone to come and pick it up :)
by MagnusB
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Firefox 3.0 Locale
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Firefox 3.0 Locale

You need to install the correct dictionary first, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:3
by MagnusB
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Buying (NAS) Backup/File Sharing System - Recommendations?
Replies: 35
Views: 5822

Re: Buying (NAS) Backup/File Sharing System - Recommendations?

If you can come to Bergen, Norway, I got an old computer that works perfectly with Linux I am planning to sell, don't want much for it either, between 500 - 1000 NOK, mostly because it has two fresh RAM chips (2x512 MB).

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