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by M_Mynaardt
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox autostart and/or desktop launcher
Replies: 17
Views: 5590

Re: Dropbox autostart and/or desktop launcher

Startup Applications controls what programs run at startup. Open it up, and add a launcher for Dropbox. The command you want is "dropbox start -i". The problem is I can't find "Startup Applications" anywhere! I've looked in the LXDE menu under Preferences and System Tools and I can't find anything ...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox autostart and/or desktop launcher
Replies: 17
Views: 5590

[Solved] Dropbox autostart and/or desktop launcher

Hi All! I'm still on the learning curve for Mint 9 LXDE (which really means I'm still feeling chronically stunned with LXDE at times). I have Mint 9 as a Persistent install on a portable hard drive (USB HDD). It's a 320 GB USB HDD that I have partitioned; 80 GB for Mint 9 LXDE and 240 GB for data ba...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] PCManFM2 file manager question
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: PCManFM2 file manager question

Well I am not using lxde, or a USB install, but you are right it is not as easy with pcmanfm as it is with other file managers. The easiest way to do it would be from the command line. As an example: ln -s ~/Pictures ~/Desktop Would place a link to your pictures folder on your desktop. Of course yo...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] PCManFM2 file manager question
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: PCManFM2 file manager question

Well I am not using lxde, or a USB install, but you are right it is not as easy with pcmanfm as it is with other file managers. The easiest way to do it would be from the command line. As an example: ln -s ~/Pictures ~/Desktop Would place a link to your pictures folder on your desktop. Of course yo...
by M_Mynaardt
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Multiple Keyboard Selection in LXDE
Replies: 14
Views: 8146

Re: Multiple Keyboard Selection in LXDE

Hi, you should be able to add new layouts from the Layouts tab in the keyboard settings. Just click on "Add...". Once you have, a button should appear on the panel. I can't find the "add" option for keyboard layouts, actually! Not in LXDE. I was looking in Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keybo...
by M_Mynaardt
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Backup tool AND Gnome to Xfce
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: [Solved] Backup tool AND Gnome to Xfce

Backup software. I've been using 2 online backups I have had to restore from previously, and I found the process to be lengthy and somewhat confusing. So, several months ago I began using because it offers online access to all backed up files as well as the ability to synchronize an unlimited numbe...
by M_Mynaardt
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Multiple Keyboard Selection in LXDE
Replies: 14
Views: 8146

Multiple Keyboard Selection in LXDE

Hi! So far I'm rather enjoying LXDE. But one thing I'd like to do is have a menu to select between multiple keyboards from the main panel. I do this with Xfce easily enough, but have not been able to figure out how to do so with LXDE. What I would like to do is have a launcher app of sorts on the ma...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] PCManFM2 file manager question
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Re: PCManFM2 file manager question

Well I am not using lxde, or a USB install, but you are right it is not as easy with pcmanfm as it is with other file managers. The easiest way to do it would be from the command line. As an example: ln -s ~/Pictures ~/Desktop Would place a link to your pictures folder on your desktop. Of course yo...
by M_Mynaardt
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] PCManFM2 file manager question
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

[Solved] PCManFM2 file manager question

Hi! I'm just trying a persistent install of Mint 9 LXDE on a USB drive. I can't seem to figure out how to make folder links as a bit of a short cut through PCManFM2. Does anyone know how to do that, or if it can be done? I've done this easily enough with Xfce and Gnome, but can't seem to do this on ...
by M_Mynaardt
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

Re: Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive - didn't work!!

I found a video on how to use the Startup Disk Creator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIMuz2zB5eE With Unetbootin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yKLW3A8n18 Pendrive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGRfID4sbF8 Hope this is helpful. MDG Hi! Those links were helpful; sort of. through them, I found ...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

Re: Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive - didn't work!!

You can use the built-in Startup Disk Creator already included in Mint LXDE. You will need to have the Mint LXDE *.iso downloaded to a hard drive as the Startup Disk Creator will use that *.iso file to make the bootable USB. On the other hand, if you want a regular install on the 16gig USB drive, y...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

Re: Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive - didn't work!!

If you have access to a Windows machine, I've found using http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ the easiest method. Install with a minimal (1Gb) casper-rw persistent file. Once installed, boot Linux (not the pendrive), delete the casper-rw file and repartition the pen using gparted. Minimise the mint parti...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

Re: Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive - didn't work!!

M_Mynaardt, My suggestion would to be boot up your live USB and bring up the Disk Utility and have a look at what the devices show up as and watch as you plug in the 16 GB flash drive and what it shows up as and make a note of that. You didn't mention whether you were using Unetbootin or the Startu...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive
Replies: 8
Views: 3606

[Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB flashdrive

Hi-ho, all! Well! I tried to install Mint 9 LXDE from a live USB drive onto a 16 GB flash drive. First of all; the flash drive I tried to install Mint 9 LXDE on, to make a portable OS sort of thing, did NOT work... :cry: Second; something with the booting STUFF on my laptop got hooped along the way ...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

Re: Persistent Mint LXDE on USB

I see from other posts elsewhere that one can make a [portable] persistent USB installation of Mint on any portable USB drive. I take it that would work well if one were to make a portable Mint LXDE, right? Presumably, whether or not this works on a computer depends on whether or not you can get it...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

Re: Persistent Mint LXDE on USB

This does it all, including format. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/ LXDE 9 is an LTS version, which is good. Haven't read a thing about 10 yet, nothing in the community iso page either. The only snag is that Pen Drive Linux thing is a Windows (yuck!) executable f...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

[Solved] Persistent Mint LXDE on USB

Hi! I see from other posts elsewhere that one can make a [portable] persistent USB installation of Mint on any portable USB drive. I take it that would work well if one were to make a portable Mint LXDE, right? Also, if one were to install a persistent Mint LXDE on a USB, if it were a flash drive, w...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Alternative Dropbox install on Linux Mint LXDE
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: Alternative Dropbox install on Linux Mint LXDE

If you are having problems installing Dropbox, try using this script: https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/dropbox.py Open a terminal and run: python dropbox.py start --install No Nautilus dependencies are installed and it works great. I tried this install script for LXDE and it works just ...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Network Enabled; how do you default?
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

[Solved] Network Enabled; how do you default?

Hi again, all! I have a slightly annoying problem with my Acer Aspire One netbook on Mint 9 Xfce. For some reason, it always starts up with "Network Disabled." Of course, I'd much rather it start up with network enabled , not disabled. Especially with all that WiFi out there and my cellular modem. D...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Backup tool AND Gnome to Xfce
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Backup tool AND Gnome to Xfce

I have never tried that and it might install Gnome as well. I was wondering if that might happen... Oh well, when I finally get to it, I'll just install Mint 10 Xfce and just reinstall my apps one at a time. Restoring the data the way I like usually isn't difficult that way. A bit tedious, but not ...

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