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by cwsnyder
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do i make a picture cd?
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: how do i make a picture cd?

Extension to longer answer:
If you want your 'picture CD' to show up like the Kodak CDs from your developer, use .jpeg format for the photographs copied to the CD. Or at least the CDs which I have received were created with .jpeg pictures.
by cwsnyder
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Move home folder to Separate Disk Partition
Replies: 20
Views: 28703

Re: Move home folder to Separate Disk Partition

What you need to do is to designate your 64G SSD as your / partition, then have the HDD with a swap partition and the rest as your /home partition.

Again, this is fairly easy to set up, but not automatic.
by cwsnyder
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Slow Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: Slow Internet

Do you have a wired Ethernet connection, and have you tried it instead of the wireless connection? Your replies seem to point to a driver problem with your wireless connection.
by cwsnyder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Slow Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: Slow Internet

Are you connecting through a wired Ethernet connection (RJ-45 CAT-5 or 6), or wireless? WPA-2 (PSK) if wireless? What router? Have you tried using a wired connection instead of wireless? (My bet is that you are connecting only wirelessly.) Have you installed a Linux firewall , or are you depending o...
by cwsnyder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Which one for EEEPC900?
Replies: 3
Views: 6394

Re: Which one for EEEPC900?

Thanks for that info about the partitions. Actually I have managed to change the partitions to use the full 4GB for the install (ext4 mounted on /), then on the 16GB drive created a 1.6GB swap and the rest ext2 mounted on /home for all the documents. Installed Lubuntu and now have 1.9GB free before...
by cwsnyder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Remove grub2 menu entries
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

Re: Remove grub2 menu entries

All GRUB entries which exist after an update-grub command has been executed are there because there is still a copy of at least the boot files for that entry somewhere on your computer. You can remove old versions of the kernel (which you can verify by looking in /boot) with Synaptic by searching f...
by cwsnyder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Which one for EEEPC900?
Replies: 3
Views: 6394

Re: Which one for EEEPC900?

Of first importance: Swap space. Swap is used to keep your applications from crashing when you run out of RAM when you open too many applications or tabs in your browser, but doesn't work well in flash drives, so you can leave it out. Secondarily, I don't think your EEE has the resources to run Mint...
by cwsnyder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Move home folder to Separate Disk Partition
Replies: 20
Views: 28703

Re: Move home folder to Separate Disk Partition

The absolute easiest way is to copy your /home to an external hard drive, then re-install Mint with this time setting up a separate partition designated for /home, that is, create your / partition of at least 40G, a 3G (or so) swap partition, and the rest of the drive dedicated to your /home partiti...
by cwsnyder
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Display Resolution Changed
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Display Resolution Changed

For LXDE, using lxdm , the correct path and file is /etc/lxdm/default.conf For LightDM, if you are using Unity, it is /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf , or /etc/lightdm/gtk-greeter.conf , or possibly at /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf , depending on your DE. Look in the /etc folder for a folder name ending...
by cwsnyder
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Display Resolution Changed
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Display Resolution Changed

You need to be root and edit the file /etc/gdm/Init/Default, that is gksudo nano /etc/gdm/Init/Default Look for the following lines: PATH=/usr/bin:$PATH OLD_IFS=$IFS After the second line (OLD_IFS=$IFS) add the same information used in setting your new mode in the terminal: xrandr --newmode modename...
by cwsnyder
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian vs Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 4543

Re: Debian vs Ubuntu

I do not fully understand the difference between Debian and Ubuntu based. What arr the advantages? What arr the differences? What are the disadvantages? LMDE has a smaller memory footprint than Linux Mint 13, but can't use the Ubuntu based PPAs, and operates more like Debian Testing than Ubuntu doe...
by cwsnyder
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Virtualbox dependencies
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

Re: Virtualbox dependencies

I suggest you read https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html#idp11344384 first, which lists prerequisites for installing VirtualBox. Use the versions and notes for Debian Squeeze/Wheezy.
by cwsnyder
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replacing Older Version [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Replacing Older Version

You select your SDA5 from the GPartEd and designate it as your '/' and SDA6 as your 'swap' partitions, allow them to be overwritten in the install and let 'er rip!
by cwsnyder
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux mint only boots in recovery mode (Acer aspire one zg5)
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Re: Linux mint only boots in recovery mode (Acer aspire one

I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 with 1G RAM (expandable to 2G?) and a 160G HDD with Windows XP pre-installed. There is a recovery partition to re-install Windows XP, but it would probably wipe your Mint install. That your netbook continues to beep indicates a hardware problem detected by your BIOS. Yo...
by cwsnyder
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is a good Linux for an old laptop?
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

Re: What is a good Linux for an old laptop?

Puppy Linux for much older computers with less than 256M RAM.

For more modern computers with less than 512M RAM, http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=98 until the LXDE version of Mint 13 comes out.

If you have 512M RAM or more, regular Linux Mint 13.
by cwsnyder
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Setting up multiboot, how 2, which Distribution? Virtualbox?
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Setting up multiboot, how 2, which Distribution? Virtual

1-For a dual Windows/Linux install, I would recommend at least 3 partitions. Your boot sector would be trashed nearly every time you have to re-install Windows, so keep a Live CD or Super GRUB CD available to repair your Linux boot. Windows 2000 & XP do not , in my experience, install nicely in any ...
by cwsnyder
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Display Resolution Changed
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Display Resolution Changed

Yes, the parts which are not changed by a re-install are in your /home/username folder. If multiple users are on the computer, and all users experience the same problem, then it is probably in the common area which would be wiped by an install by default.
by cwsnyder
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Display Resolution Changed
Replies: 11
Views: 3024

Re: Display Resolution Changed

If you try a re-install, you may not 'fix' your problem if the configuration files are in your /home/username folder and you don't wipe all configuration files there as well.
by cwsnyder
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Setting up multiboot, how 2, which Distribution? Virtualbox?
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Setting up multiboot, how 2, which Distribution? Virtual

The advantage of multi-boot is that you can have completely separately maintained systems, so that if one goes down, it doesn't take the whole farm with it. The disadvantage of multi-boot is that you can only have one active host system at a time and have to learn about mounting other partitions to ...
by cwsnyder
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE install help
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: LMDE install help

Arch Linux has a wiki set up to answer most of your SSD questions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives With 8G RAM, swap may not be totally relevant, unless you like to open 20+ tabs in your browser, have 10+ applications open, for example. Suggestions that I like are: -Putting...

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