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by WharfRat
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE 201303 MATE Screen Resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 3127

Re: LMDE 201303 MATE Screen Resolution

AgedGeek,

I can't explain why there's a difference with screen resolutions between Mint 15 and LMDE 201303, but maybe it can be adjusted.

Does xrandr -q list the resolution you're looking for in LMDE :?: And out of curiosity what does xrandr show in Mint 15 :?:
by WharfRat
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Solved plus edit. Extended & Logical partitions
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Understanding extended and logical partitions?

veryoldie If you want to leave /home in the '/' partition, that's perfectly fine. What you can do is install mint normally leaving room for that extra partition. It won't matter if it's an extended partition, just allocate space and format it. After mint installs and you boot into it, create a mount...
by WharfRat
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Impossible to launch ... as root.
Replies: 8
Views: 3286

Re: Impossible to launch ... as root.

hi wharfrat, thank you for your help. so, i entered in the terminal: sudo mintinstall& it answered: [1] 3527 ?? OK, so I'll assume that mintinstall launched and you were able to use the application normally. Next try gksu mintinstall& and paste back the messages. Make sure you're using your user ac...
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Impossible to launch ... as root.
Replies: 8
Views: 3286

Re: Impossible to launch ... as root.

yashletn,

I'll take a stab at this :!:

Open a terminal end enter

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sudo mintinstall&
and paste back the messages in the terminal.
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom

merryoakparker,

I guess it's OK to tell you now that I don't know anything at all about this stuff. But, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night :D

Glad to hear you got it going again :wink: I'll let the media gurus answer your media player question...
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom

merryoakparker, Well you can logout and when the login screen appears check the bottom left dialogs. One might be empty - choose the desktop you use, not the 'last session' or whatever else it has. Also try another like mate to see if that works correctly then logout again then go back to gnome. If ...
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom

merryoakparker,

Too bad it didn't work for you. What desktop are you using :?:

That might help with others browsing the forum to know what your using :wink:
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom

merryoakparker , Sorry :oops: When you login press ctl+alt+f3 and you'll see a login prompt. Login as root Then enter aptitude purge mdm Then enter aptitude install mdm Then enter /etc/init.d/mdm restart At this point you should get the login screen. At the bottom of the login screen there's a dialo...
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

Re: Just Upgraded, need help putting taskbar back on bottom

merryoakparker, I had a similar experience with three computers. I didn't realize anything was wrong until I rebooted them and they all exhibited the symptoms you've described. It seems that the desktop preference was somehow lost during the upgrade. I fixed it by getting into a console as root and ...
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

Amazing how much quicker LMDE boots compared with WinXP. To be fair that install is rather old now, and XP is bloated with time, but still. The difference is staggering. The sections "Why does your windows get slower day after day" and "Does your digital life seem fragmented" at this [url=http://ww...
by WharfRat
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

Thanks, that worked like a treat without restarting even :) Yep, sometimes things just work :D As for the labeling, my bad :oops: tune2fs is for ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems. For ntfs use ntfslabel /dev/sdb1 name. It should be unmounted first. Why are they called fuseblk instead of ntfs? I'm not all ...
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

Pangaea, Try to unmount it with sudo umount -f /media/sda1 If you get a target is busy message then the easiest thing to do is edit /etc/fstab - enter the correct assignment, comment the UUID line then reboot so it doesn't mount. #Entry for /dev/sdb1 : #UUID=3858118058113E56 /media/sdb1 ntfs-3g defa...
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

Pangaea, As far as I can see you're mounting /dev/sdb1 to /media/sda1 using ntfs-3g, but that's OK because it's ntfs - just confusing. You should unmount /media/sda1 and move it to /media/sdb1 and make the change to fstab and remount it. Also I just noticed that you have two 'Tera' labels. It would ...
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

This looks fishy to me :?

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#Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
UUID=3858118058113E56   /media/sda1   ntfs-3g   defaults,locale=en_GB.UTF-8   0   0
Can yo paste back

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sudo blkid
I'll be back in about 20 minutes :wink:
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

Hmm, so it doesn't matter that it's fuseblk instead of NTFS? Think it said NTFS before, but am not entirely sure. In any case, I got an error message when trying to install a game in PlayOnLinux, about fuse. Should I try to rewrite grub.cfg again or won't that matter? I know less than nothing about...
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

Pangaea, It looks like you're good to go. Fuseblk is normal for a mounted ntfs partition - this is what mine looks like /dev/sda2 on /media/win7 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096) If you want a nice display of your mounts: mount | column -t You should be able to do that as user....
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

YES! It worked! :) Was a little nervous when editing fstab with that massive UID, but I finally got it done, and LMDE restarted fine, so all must be good. Windows worked too, although I thought sda1 was wrong now, since the new /home was on sda1. Strange. But it booted so I guess it's fine :shrug: ...
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation
Replies: 24
Views: 5802

Re: GRUB removed Windows boot option after Mint installation

Pangaea, Basically it's for security. You wouldn't want users running around willy-nilly making changes to sensitive system files and directories - would you :?: So it forces you - the administrator - to take that extra step to escalate privileges to make sure you're not shooting yourself in the foo...
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Uninstall Nvidia driver
Replies: 24
Views: 17757

Re: Uninstall Nvidia driver

julioG wrote:WOW!

that actually worked!

Thanks a lot WharfRat!

I'll have to remeber chroot...

everything is back to normal!
Now that was easy hey :lol:

Glad to hear you got it fixed - enjoy :D
by WharfRat
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Uninstall Nvidia driver
Replies: 24
Views: 17757

Re: Uninstall Nvidia driver

julioG,

Effectively it's empty - echo this to it. and if it still doesn't work from the chroot do the same to /etc/resolv.conf and try it again

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echo "nameserver  8.8.8.8" > /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf
echo "nameserver  8.8.4.4" >> /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf

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