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by tpprynn
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Can this line be a script/ be automated? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: Can this line be a script/ be automated?

Thanks. It's turned out to be even simpler after finding a similar request for an automated terminal command function. The same /etc/rc.local file you suggest just has the sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1c10 added to it before the line begining 'exit'. So I've been able to get rid o...
by tpprynn
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Can this line be a script/ be automated? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Can this line be a script/ be automated? [Solved]

I use Mobile Broadband, and there is currently a bug where the Huawei E173 dongle has to be kicked awake each boot with this terminal command before I can get online: sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1c10 I was thinking it must be possible to automate this in a simple script, or maybe...
by tpprynn
Wed May 02, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Mint LXDE 12 will not shut down
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: Mint LXDE 12 will not shut down

Thanks for your input on both this and the LXDE forum Seppalta. I have moved to Xubuntu 12.04 for now but knowing my habits I will be able to use your information some time soon.
by tpprynn
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Mint LXDE 12 will not shut down
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: Mint LXDE 11 will not shut down

After much googling I find now that sudo shutdown -h now works. How can I assign this to the shutdown process' normal method. It had not been 'halting' (-h) whatever the difference is there! Somewhere in LXDE I gather there is a script triggered by the power button or the longer key process or somet...
by tpprynn
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Mint LXDE 12 will not shut down
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: Mint LXDE 11 will not shut down

Later in the day now and I have burnt a second attempt at the CD and installed Mint LXDE 12. I also checked the CD was without errors. I'm very pleased with 12, it seems tidied up in a few places, uses less memory and feels smoother overall - but, it has the same fault for me in that it doesn't shut...
by tpprynn
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: How heavier than Debian 6?
Replies: 1
Views: 577

How heavier than Debian 6?

I was wondering if I might just about get the 32 bit version of the new Mint Debian working on an old Thinkpad that can cope with Debian 6.0.4 pretty well. If as I think I read it has a Gnome Classic option is there anything else about this distro that is heavier than regular Debian? The specs are 9...
by tpprynn
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Mint LXDE 12 will not shut down
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Mint LXDE 12 will not shut down

I've recently bought quite an old Thinkpad, a T22 from 2001 - 900mhz, 20gb, 256mb. It came with XP on though it was designed for Windows 98 and 2000 according to a sticker on it, and as it was XP was a bit slow. New ram arriving this week. I've tried a few distros on it, restricted to what I have ly...
by tpprynn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disk utility warnings reliable?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Disk utility warnings reliable?

That was pretty comprehensive, thanks! My earlier drive had 18 bad sectors, whereas this time it's a ten or fifteen digit number, which might fit 'ridiculously high'. The disk makes a click every few seconds for a while (not like the quiet sound like an old watch being wound up that some older drive...
by tpprynn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disk utility warnings reliable?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Disk utility warnings reliable?

Yes it has Smart data, that's where the bad news came from. I'm now half way through running CHKDSK in Windows 7, I'll see what it says. Not sure what to do about it yet, it's an otherwise great laptop - new ones are looking increasingly annoying, cheap and sparkly - and I am curious about an SSD, e...
by tpprynn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disk utility warnings reliable?
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Disk utility warnings reliable?

I've bought a second hand laptop, which seemed fine but I get warnings using the disk utility about 'many bad sectors' and relocated sectors. the only other time I've had this, with the same, Toshiba brand of drive, when then using Windows-compatible tools the disk checked out fine. I'm not as autom...
by tpprynn
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE/ Debian Testing and font rendering
Replies: 12
Views: 6176

Re: LMDE/ Debian Testing and font rendering

Thanks for that, and for the details of your experiment. Though it's primarily a practical thing for me I'm fascinated by all this stuff, for better or more likely for worse, but could not for the life of me understand or carry out the patching tasks when I was using naked Debian no matter how many ...
by tpprynn
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE/ Debian Testing and font rendering
Replies: 12
Views: 6176

LMDE/ Debian Testing and font rendering

I was interested in whether the 'Ubuntu quality' fonts are at this stage present in Debian Testing (and therefore hopefully in the Debian 7-to-be) or whether this is achieved by the Mint team. I drift about between distros and Windows these days and don't feel any loyalties except to the potential o...
by tpprynn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: text-based browsers and text-based mail [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: text-based browsers and text-based mail

Googling late into the night I eventually came up with the goods and I hope someone in my predicament finds this useful. With Mutt you need to make in your /home folder this file called .muttrc with these contents, though there are some variations I haven't bothered with, and a Gmail account, though...
by tpprynn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: How to turn on Desktop effects in LXDE
Replies: 18
Views: 8186

Re: How to turn on Desktop effects in LXDE

I might give that a go! I remember Knoppix being a distro where this odd combination of the light DE and the heavy effects were paired. On some machines it might even be perfect.
by tpprynn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: a bit worried about "Lisa"
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: a bit worried about "Lisa"

I have only got access to the LXDE version of Mint now and don't remember how you'd check a machine's spec. possibly it's in one of the System settings options on that top bar menu on the right. My sister's laptop is an EMachines and that has the problematic SiS chip. But if he still has windows tha...
by tpprynn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: text-based browsers and text-based mail [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 475

text-based browsers and text-based mail [Solved]

It looks like I'm marooned with bluetooth and a mobile phone for a modem for a little while. Though I'm patiently waiting for Midori with images turned off while using this forum this time round, I've been playing with Links a little bit, Mutt and w3m, and though I'm finding them quite charming and ...
by tpprynn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: a bit worried about "Lisa"
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: a bit worried about "Lisa"

A Live DVD can be used as you imagined. Maybe keep a live DVD/CD of a version of Mint or other Linux that has in the past worked without fuss consistently to do this job if necessary though? You'd run the CD, open Nautilus as Root - Alt/F2 type gksu nautilus, navigate to your installation on its har...
by tpprynn
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Make a CD from a pendrive Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Make a CD from a pendrive Linux?

Hello and thanks for that. I did actually try out Remastersys again two days back with poor results, to an extent probably my fault. I think it would be best to install the operating system, choose our tweaks and themes, add Updates and favourite programs and then use Remastersys, before adding data...
by tpprynn
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: usb dvd drive and LXDE netbook - vlc doesn't identify?
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: usb dvd drive and LXDE netbook - vlc doesn't identify?

Thanks, that's sorted most of the issue. Although I had I thought scoured through the Preferences I had missed the relevant one. If possible now I'd like the DVDs to start automatically in VLC. I'll read the VLC links but if there should be an LXDE-related factor perhaps someone can let me know. Tha...
by tpprynn
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: usb dvd drive and LXDE netbook - vlc doesn't identify?
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: usb dvd drive and LXDE netbook - vlc doesn't identify?

Yes, it turns out it is /dev/sr0 but this won't stay fixed in VLC. Is there something in the filesystem I can alter or a configuration file I've not yet found? Googling has led nowhere.

Thanks.

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