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by kvv
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: You can't deny that Mint 11 looks horribly dated now
Replies: 111
Views: 40670

Re: You can't deny that Mint 11 looks horribly dated now

@Guru: I'm sorry, but the screenshots you posted look dated and the theme is really ugly (worse than windows 7). The Gnome3 shell looks (and is) much more sophisticated. Sigh.. But, most people want a simple desktop, not a sophisticated desktop. But, if you really want gnome shell that badly, you m...
by kvv
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 36948

Re: Distros of interest and why.

Pardus 2011.1 beta is out: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06703 I wonder if anyone here has used it, it seems to be a highly regarded KDE distro. I've been using it for some time now. I have to say t beats Mint KDE... How is the package selection? Does it have all the common and some non-common apps?
by kvv
Mon May 30, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 36948

Re: Distros of interest and why.

Pardus 2011.1 beta is out: http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06703

I wonder if anyone here has used it, it seems to be a highly regarded KDE distro.
by kvv
Mon May 30, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing updates without root password
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: Installing updates without root password

I raised this issue some time ego: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=56290 I also think mintupdate shouldn't keep superuser privileges all the time. After update I just do right mouse button click on the icon and choose close. It shuts down the program completely. After next reboot i...
by kvv
Mon May 30, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Say 'Hello' to Linux 3.0 (new kernel series)
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Re: Say 'Hello' to Linux 3.0 (new kernel series)

Q: So what are the big changes? A: NOTHING. Absolutely nothing. Sure, we have the usual two thirds driver changes, and a lot of random fixes, but the point is that 3.0 is *just* about renumbering, we are very much *not* doing a KDE-4 or a Gnome-3 here. No breakage, no special scary new features, no...
by kvv
Mon May 30, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: GNOME 3 in Mint 11
Replies: 25
Views: 31140

Re: GNOME 3 in Mint 11

Very nice, Nexus! Looks like you have installed some extensions?

Are there any glaring bugs in the ppa?
by kvv
Mon May 30, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Say 'Hello' to Linux 3.0 (new kernel series)
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Re: Say 'Hello' to Linux 3.0 (new kernel series)

Sweeeeeeeeeet.

That's all I can say!
by kvv
Mon May 30, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I really want to like Bodhi (and others)...
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: I really want to like Bodhi (and others)...

Why don't you just download Linux Mint XFCE, and set the repos to point to Debian Squeeze instead of testing? You get everything out of the box, and you get the mint tools, polish and community. Edit: I see that you want a minimal install. Maybe not your best bet then, but LMDE is definitely regarde...
by kvv
Sun May 29, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: First time Mint user -- and happily so!
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: First time Mint user -- and happily so!

I wrote my first computer program, in octal machine language (yes, before assembly languages were widely available), back in 1952. Wow! As someone much younger, I envy you. You must have seen and done a lot through the evolution of computers. I wonder what kind of a program you could have written i...
by kvv
Mon May 23, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: General End of Life Support Options
Replies: 15
Views: 3581

Re: General End of Life Support Options

Just found this thread and hoping you can advise me. As I mentioned in another thread I'm using LM8. Best operating system I've ever used. Previously I used Windows from 3.1 to XP and an old Apple program too long ago to remember. My point, Since Helena is no longer supported I'm looking at which v...
by kvv
Sun May 22, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing updates without root password
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: Installing updates without root password

the main edition based on Ubuntu will always ask for it unless the given application is already running in Super User mode (as is the case with Mint Update once it's been reloaded in SU mode.) So, you are saying that the Mint Update behavior on my machine is normal? Isn't that bad as far as securit...
by kvv
Sat May 21, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Setting Environment Variables at Startup
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Setting Environment Variables at Startup

Not sure, but I would just go to the Startup Programs application and add the export command:

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export ALSA_OUTPUT_PORTS="17:0, 17:1, 17:2, 17:3"
by kvv
Fri May 20, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Mint-X Chromium Theme
Replies: 4
Views: 6035

Re: Mint-X Chromium Theme

Very nice. Is it possible for you to put it up on Chrome Webstore or something? I have tried a lot to hunt for something good for mint. :)
by kvv
Fri May 20, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing updates without root password
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: Installing updates without root password

As far as I remember no. It is an issue only with mintUpdate. The package manager and CLI apt still asks for password.
I normally do the upgrading using the command line, it's been more than a month since I have used mintupdate. This is why I was surprised when it didn't prompt me for a password.
by kvv
Fri May 20, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gparted - get unallocated disk space back?
Replies: 13
Views: 1421

Re: gparted - get unallocated disk space back?

27988, or 279880? I put in the first and it wanted to shrink my sda1! So I undid that, tried the latter, and the pending operation is described as "Grow /dev/sda1 from 116.75 GiB to 116.75 GiB." I am really sorry, I thought that would work. Basically, try increasing sda1 to as much as possible. I t...
by kvv
Fri May 20, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gparted - get unallocated disk space back?
Replies: 13
Views: 1421

Re: gparted - get unallocated disk space back?

Okay. Can you right click on sda1 and resize it? Try resizing it to 27988.
by kvv
Fri May 20, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gparted - get unallocated disk space back?
Replies: 13
Views: 1421

Re: gparted - get unallocated disk space back?

Edit: Oops, I see what you mean. For some reason, it looks like sda5 and sda2 share the same space in the disk? :? Even so, since sda5 is just the swap space, you can still follow what I wrote below. And add a small amount of swap space from the newly obtained free space. ---------------------------...
by kvv
Fri May 20, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dual boot? Nope - straight to Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: dual boot? Nope - straight to Mint

First, when you restart your computer, hold shift while booting, and see if it shows the menu. If it doesn't, do the next few steps. After booting Linux Mint, Go to the terminal and type. sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Check whether the first few parameters are these. Note the '#'. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRU...
by kvv
Thu May 19, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing updates without root password
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: Installing updates without root password

kvv, the password it should be asking for is yours, assuming you are authenticate-able through the sudoers mechanism. For instance, on my computer, I am part of the "adm" group which, due to the configuration in /etc/sudoers, lets me "sudo". My question isn't this though. The problem is it doesn't ...

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