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by Roken
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: JACK and PulseAudio with dbus
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: JACK and PulseAudio with dbus

I've said it before and I'll probably say it again, jack and pulse are a lousy combination. You can get it working one day, and the next day it refuses. My solution was to dump pulseaudio and use pure alsa. Solved several other audio problems for me, too.
by Roken
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Few questions before installing Mint.
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Few questions before installing Mint. Pls give some help

1. There's plenty of information and links to information here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355 Otherwise, have a mooch around the forums here, and at the community site. Linux being Linux a lot of online help will be of use regardless of the distribution that you use. Other m...
by Roken
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Few questions before installing Mint.
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Few questions before installing Mint. Pls give some help

The absolute minimum partitions that you need is one, mounted at / (root). Feelings regarding a swap partition are mixed, though since HD space is so cheap these days (though not as cheap as it was before the disasters) there's no harm putting some space to use as a swap. With 4Gb RAM you will get a...
by Roken
Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WPA Problem with Isadora Fluxbox
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: WPA Problem with Isadora Fluxbox

You could try starting wpa_supplicant manually and see if it helps: Start your network interface: ifup wlan0 Check your wpa-supplicant.conf file: cat /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf It should look something like this: ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant network={ ssid="<<<SSID>>>" scan_ssid=1 key_mgmt=W...
by Roken
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <Solved>Help! Grub 2 completely broken
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Help! Grub 2 completely broken

OK, we'll try it a different way. Mount sda8 as before: sudo mount /dev/sda8 /mnt Then bind the needed directories from your Mint installation: sudo mount ‐‐bind /dev /mnt/dev sudo mount ‐‐bind /proc /mnt/proc sudo mount ‐‐bind /sys /mnt/sys Now chroot into your Mint installation: sudo chroot /mnt I...
by Roken
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <Solved>Help! Grub 2 completely broken
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Help! Grub 2 completely broken

Gaugamela wrote: ok corrected the command and then I wrote the following command: grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/dev/sda
Nope, another space :)

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grub-install --root-directory=/mnt[space]/dev/sda
by Roken
Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <Solved>Help! Grub 2 completely broken
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Help! Grub 2 completely broken

Gaugamela wrote: When trying to mount the mint partition I get the following mistake:
mount: can't find dev/sda8/mnt in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
You've missed a space - /dev/sda8 /mnt (dev/sda8[space]/mnt)
by Roken
Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Previewing audio from desktop
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Previewing audio from desktop

This is a function of nautilus, which is the default file manager in gnome. You could achieve it in LXDE by installing nautilus and setting it as the default file manager in LXDE.
by Roken
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Any audiophiles here?
Replies: 10
Views: 5653

Re: Any audiophiles here?

I'm using a creative X-Fi soundcard with the sub from a Logitech X-210 and the speakers from Logitech x-140 (separately powered) running pure alsa (no pulseaudio). This gives me dial control of the sub/speaker ratio instead of relying on software and a nice, full sound. The speakers have treble set ...
by Roken
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <Solved>Help! Grub 2 completely broken
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: Help! Grub 2 completely broken

No no no. We need to know your partition layout first. Paste the output of: sudo fdisk -l when running from your liveCD. It will likely have more than one partition, so it would help to determine which has your /boot directory on it. Also from the live CD, mount your Linux partitions (not the swap p...
by Roken
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard not working after upgrade to 3.x Kernel
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Keyboard not working after upgrade to 3.x Kernel

OK - here's an addendum to this issue. My problem was using a Microsoft branded USB keyboard. I did have another keyboard problem with a single program under wine, but I never associated with a keyboard problem in itself (I thought it was something else). Anyway, I've replaced my keyboard with a com...
by Roken
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: What tty number is X using for a certain user?
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: What tty number is X using for a certain user?

If all that you are after is the actual tty number, this will do it:

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who | grep root | sed "s/^.*\tty//" | cut -c 1-2
You may need the extra grep, too:

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who | grep root | grep tty | sed "s/^.*\tty//" | cut -c 1-2
by Roken
Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED>full backup clonezilla issue
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: <SOLVED>full backup clonezilla issue

I've never really looked at it, but clonezilla backups are usually compressed images, so it isn't possible to boot them directly. I'd suspect it's so that in the even of a restore the boot area can also be restored allowing the restored image to boot.
by Roken
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED>full backup clonezilla issue
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: full backup clonezilla issue

You're going to have to tell us at the very least exactly what process you are going through with clonezilla. I regularly back up my different OS partitions with clonezilla and have never hit a problem. What I would suggest is that when you start clonezilla you have the option to work in disk to dis...
by Roken
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Me-TV
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Me-TV

To be perfectly honest I've had problems with all of the dedicated "TV Tuner" software out there, and with media centre stuff too (MythTV, XBMC etc). In the end, I settled on just using plain old vlc, that works without issue and is much faster than the other programs. Unless you have a compelling r...
by Roken
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why aren't there games for Linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Why aren't there games for Linux?

You don't say which version of Mint you are using. If you are using Mint main then removed should work just fine (I think you have to install their own installer first). However, if you are using a Debian variant then I understand your frustration, though there's usually a way. In the case of remove...
by Roken
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there any Linux Distros that are Paid For?
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Is there any Linux Distros that are Paid For?

Linux distributions (whether enterprise or otherwise) are not developed by an individual or organisation, but are developed by the world at large. Whilst it's true to say that individual distros will modify existing code, or will add some exclusive programs, the majority of the the underlying system...
by Roken
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED> Digital camera not recognized
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Digital camera not recognized

Try installing gtkam from the repository and using that. It's the only way I can get to my Fujifilm camera in Linux.
by Roken
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to adjust the screen size with an ATI card
Replies: 12
Views: 3896

Re: How to adjust the screen size with an ATI card

If you've installed the propriety fglrx driver then the installation should have created your xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/

If it's not there then something appears to have gone awry with the installation. Note that it's xorg.conf, not Xorg.conf.

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