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by M_Mynaardt
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Can't update a new install of LMDX at all!
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

[Solved] Can't update a new install of LMDX at all!

Hi there! I installed LMDX on my desktop computer, deciding to use that to replace Linux Mint 10 (Gnome). I've had a portable install of LMDX which hasn't caused me any grief, but now it is... I can't update at all. I've tried several times. At first I got the "Fix broken packages" message. I've see...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] External 3.5" HDD Enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: External 3.5" HDD Enclosure

M_Mynaardt. Addonics Mini storage Tower should do what you are asking, but you need to confirm the model and capabilities. They range from IDE / SATA single and RAID with multiple esata or single USB connection. From your description though, my suggestion would be to buy a simple esata and USB dock...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] External 3.5" HDD Enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 426

[Solved] External 3.5" HDD Enclosure

Hi there! I'm planning on replacing my desktop within the next year. It's getting on a bit and I'd like to replace it before it dies of old age. Now, the thing is, this computer of mine has a 320 GB and a 120 GB internal drive in it. I don't like the idea of just tossing away good gear, Therefore, I...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Panel launcher (minor problem) for Xfce 4.8
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Panel launcher (minor problem) for Xfce 4.8

ok this works for me open a text editor and add the following lines #!/bin/sh ## just a place holder for Games ## save it in a convenient place as games.sh then right click on it select [properties], [permissions] then put is tick in [allow this file to run as a program] and close it. Now do as I s...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Panel launcher (minor problem) for Xfce 4.8
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Panel launcher (minor problem) for Xfce 4.8

do you mean you want a menu item on the top panel that has a name i.e Games and that when you click on it it lists all your games in a drop down list that you can then select and launch one from?. If so you could use the R click on panel , select panel then add new items, then launcher then add. It...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Panel launcher (minor problem) for Xfce 4.8
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Panel launcher (minor problem) for Xfce 4.8

Hi! Now that I realize that Xfce 4.8 is not , in fact, an Xfce install gone wrong (need more coffee, eh?)... Does anyone, perchance, know how to make an app launcher in a panel that is just an icon that doesn't actually do anything (except act as a marker)? I like using those to create a sort of dro...
by M_Mynaardt
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop

Well, what can I say except: ARRRRRGH!!! :x The thing is I was not paying attention to the fact that Xfce itself had been updated and therefore changed (a lot) with that massive amount of updating with the new LMDX install I did on that Acer 9410. Therefore, like a bit of a knob, I just assumed that...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Acer Aspire 9410 - Hardware problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Acer Aspire 9410 - Hardware problems

Just a quick question about this DIY special of a computer. Once I get the hardware parts fixed (sound system and the CD/DVD) working properly (I hope), should I need to do any messing about to make sure the drivers are right? I guess this is what happens when you buy something cheap! But, oh well...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop

They released Xfce 4.8. I never had problems with the panel and I selected the one that converts the old config. Here is a page that'll help you fix some of the problems including the menu. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=70248 Okay, thanks... I'm trying to reinstall it a third ti...
by M_Mynaardt
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: A couple of funny tings installing Xfce

RIGHT! I reinstalled LMDX a second time. Almost as soon as I did the first recommended update, the Xfce features were acting weird. What I should have had in the Xfce menu was was: Run Program... ---------------------------------------- Terminal File Manager Firefox Web Browser Software Manager ----...
by M_Mynaardt
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: A couple of funny tings installing Xfce

The sound never worked, or isn't working with xfce ? If it's the latter, summin you can try ... with no guarantee's. Open a terminal and type in alsamixer. Look and see if anything is muted in there and if so unmute and push up the bars where needed. Tis weird but sometimes seems things are muted i...
by M_Mynaardt
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: A couple of funny tings installing Xfce

The 'blank' panel-launchers is an Xfce issue and can be addressed here > http://wiki.xfce.org/ or at the Xfce Forums > http://forum.xfce.org I noticed the terminal 'error message' myself . . . I just went into the Terminal's Properties files and removed it. The xtem works well otherwise. I think it...
by M_Mynaardt
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Acer Aspire 9410 - Hardware problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Acer Aspire 9410

How did you burn the Mint LiveCD? Did you burn it at the 'slowest speed' possible? Did you burn it as 'image' and not data? From where did you download the Mint .iso file? I have various distro releases of Mint/Debian/Linux on 3 Acer machines > PC, netbook and laptop I've tried doing all those thin...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 317564

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

3.keep that dvd and backup your files every once in a while. if you are like me, you may go overboard with tweaking things, so if you don't know exactly what you are doing...well i had to reinstall my OS 3 times this week because i backed myself into a corner which i didnt know how to get out of. i...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 317564

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

My number one piece of advice, if someone hasn't already posted it, is to: Pay attention to where GRUB Goes when you want to make a portable install. There's a chance I just might have gotten that wrong ( three times) and the end result is that it makes a mess of both the portable install you want t...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: thunar-dropbox for LMDX(Linux Mint Debian Xfce)
Replies: 15
Views: 17166

Re: thunar-dropbox for LMDX(Linux Mint Debian Xfce)

Are these Thunar Dropbox things are only going to work on LMDX? I tried to install it on my LMDX portable install, and I got an error message about missing or incompatible dependencies. You need to install dropbox 1st. Ooops! I just assumed that Thunar Dropbox was instead of the regular Dropbox ins...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Acer Aspire 9410 - Hardware problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Acer Aspire 9410

Yes I have 2 thoughts.... Burn a LIVE dvd of XFCE and test, test, test it before you install it. In my "back pocket" I'd carry the full LMDE LIVE dvd, to test out as well. As an alternate, I ALWAYS have a Mint 10 "Julia" dvd.....see which you are happiest with and enjoy! Unfortunately, I can't seem...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

[Solved] LMDX having ISSUES on an Acer 9410 Laptop

Hi! I've installed LMDX on an ACER 9410 17" laptop. It's a bit beaten up from the looks of it and the sound doesn't work and there's no speaker jack connector (best guess is this laptop got dropped or otherwise abused in days gone by). But the built in webcam is working well enough once I installed ...
by M_Mynaardt
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Acer Aspire 9410 - Hardware problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

[Solved] Acer Aspire 9410 - Hardware problems

Hi! I was hoping to try installing a copy of the Mint Xfce (Debian) to a friend's laptop. It's an Acer Aspire 9410 bought in 2006. I believe it came with XP, my friend (not knowing any better) installed Vi$ta and soon after that the built-in webcam and speakers stopped working. If I install Mint (Xf...
by M_Mynaardt
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Status of LMDE Fluxbox?
Replies: 49
Views: 24684

Re: Status of LMDE Fluxbox?

Actually the decision was to drop Mint 10 Fluxbox altogether in favor of the Debian spin. I have a base image that's reasonably functional at the moment, but I'm having to rebuild a lot of packages. Honestly I haven't touched it in a couple of weeks as my job has been taking up a lot of my time and...

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