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by mikecz
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Mint-Update UP5 Installed Nautilus on LMDE XFCE again!
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Mint-Update UP5 Installed Nautilus on LMDE XFCE again!

Just like after UP4, UP5 installed Nautilus as one of the 1300+ updates, even though I did not have it installed initially, and did not ask to have it installed. When it happened after UP4, I put it up to me having somehow installed it by accident, but after the hassle it caused me before I had comp...
by mikecz
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED?] Asking for a password during shutdown post UP5
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: Asking for a password during shutdown post UP5

Whatever happened has not recurred, so this was probably nothing serious.

MikeC
by mikecz
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED?] Asking for a password during shutdown post UP5
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

[SOLVED?] Asking for a password during shutdown post UP5

After I applied UP5 (which took forever, but that should be expected on the first day), I had one odd behavior: when I tried to shutdown, some application (possibly Gigolo, but I haven't had the chance to figure out what) pops up a password authorization dialog box. I didn't put in the password, and...
by mikecz
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No "Update Pack Info" description after UP5
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

Re: No "Update Pack Info" description after UP5

and adding to what Monsta is saying if you couldn't connect or pick the main server (due to overload) when running mint-choose-debian-mirror then it's natural that UP5 info is not available. Ah. And there are still weird things going on in my box with mint-choose-debian-mirror (as noted in the othe...
by mikecz
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: No "Update Pack Info" description after UP5
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

No "Update Pack Info" description after UP5

This is really minor, but there is no text in the box of the Update Pack Info window when I click on it in Update Manager after applying UP5. It reads my repository correctly, and shows that the pack was applied, but the text box is blank. It is also coming up very slowly (1-2 minutes), but since ev...
by mikecz
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Re: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade

Wow, a reply from clem himself! I feel honoured. So, UP5 finally went live, and something strange happened during the applying (aside from it taking 4+ hours to download everything): the mint-choose-debian-mirror script only showed 2 mirrors, and since I prefer the main one (debian.linuxmint.com), I...
by mikecz
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Re: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade

mikecz, as i kinda suspected :shock: same bug as here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=185&t=112047&p=628421#p628381 i'm going to link this topic in that one to give it more visibility. Glad to to my tiny little part. Now, if only UP5 would go live on Latest, this will be a good week.. :...
by mikecz
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Re: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade

MikeC, are you willing to perform an experiment for us? :D now that you have the original sources.list in place can you please run in terminal mint-choose-debian-mirror this will rerun mint-debian-mirrors and will ask you to pick the best server, after that finishes give us the output of inxi -r mu...
by mikecz
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Re: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade

you don't have by any change the deleted faulty source.list to compare? that, yes would be very useful :D No, alas, though I did a cursory side-by-side visual comparison and I didn't see any differences (but for some reason I always have trouble parsing the sources.list files in my head). Unfortuna...
by mikecz
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Fetch errors after mintupdate-debian upgrade

I'm on LMDE XFCE, and I just loaded an update to mintupdate-debian (v 1.0.6 according to Synaptic). During the apply step, I got a dialog that asked me to point to a repository, with 3 choices (in France, USA and Germany). I chose the USA, but after that whenever I ran Update Manager I got a fetch e...
by mikecz
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: [SOLVED] HP Pavillion HDX16 keyboard shortcuts, susp/res

I know this is an oooold thread, but I wanted to at least note that all of the problems have been solved through the various LMDE XFCE update packs over the past 9+ months.

MikeC
by mikecz
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: A good side effect of UP4: my volume controls work now!
Replies: 1
Views: 670

A good side effect of UP4: my volume controls work now!

I have an HP Pavillion HDX16, and prior to UP4 the dedicated touch-sensitive volume controls didn't work. Now they do, although with one quirky side effect: if I use the touch-sensitive mute button, the sound will mute but I can't unmute it with the same button; I have to go to Applications Menu > M...
by mikecz
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Basic question: disabling exim4
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Basic question: disabling exim4

I am running LMDE XFCE, and have noticed that the machine is running the exim4 mail server. I don't use the machine as anything other than a desktop, and before I disable it I want to ask if there is any downside to doing this. MikeC I do not have exim4 installed on my LMDE XFCE/MATE/LXDE machine. ...
by mikecz
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Basic question: disabling exim4
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Basic question: disabling exim4

I am running LMDE XFCE, and have noticed that the machine is running the exim4 mail server. I don't use the machine as anything other than a desktop, and before I disable it I want to ask if there is any downside to doing this.

MikeC
by mikecz
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED?]Desktop Background disappearing
Replies: 16
Views: 9955

Re: [SOLVED?]Desktop Background disappearing

posted to the New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing, I wrote: The only issue I'm having currently is an inability to change my desktops backgrounds. I 'Menu>Settings>Settings Manager>Desktop: where you can select Monitors, 1 or 2 and select a default background image, or none, for each. The behaviour ...
by mikecz
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [PARTIAL SOLVE] No 3.2 kernel & SAMBA Guest acct on gdm3 scr
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: [PARTIAL SOLVE] No 3.2 kernel & SAMBA Guest acct on gdm3

That's odd. I have LMDE XFCE running in VBox. It has not been updated to UP4. There is no smbguest account added by default. There is a "nobody:nogroup" account by default but it's set up for this sort of thing so it has no local login password nor does it have a home directory. In fact the guest a...
by mikecz
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [PARTIAL SOLVE] No 3.2 kernel & SAMBA Guest acct on gdm3 scr
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: [PARTIAL SOLVE] No 3.2 kernel & SAMBA Guest acct on gdm3

Are you talking about the built in "nobody" account or any user you define with a "guest account =" parameter in smb.conf? It is listed as "SAMBA Guest Account", username smbguest, member of nobody group. smb.conf does allow the guest account, but I haven't changed it from the default or from what ...
by mikecz
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [PARTIAL SOLVE] No 3.2 kernel & SAMBA Guest acct on gdm3 scr
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: LMDE XFCE UP4: No 3.2 kernel & SAMBA Guest Account on l

I manually installed the proper linux-image file for the 3.2 kernel, and everything went fine, though I am still puzzled as to why mint-debian-update didn't do this given that it had grabbed all the linux-header packages. I'll have to live with the SAMBA Guest account coming up on the gdm3 screen I ...
by mikecz
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED?]Desktop Background disappearing
Replies: 16
Views: 9955

Re: [SOLVED?]Desktop Background disappearing

Sounds like a lot of workarounds for what should be a simple solution: run gconf-editor apps - nautilus - preferences unclick "show desktop" You can have Nautilus and your old desktop too. Hope this solves the problem more simply. Like I said: I'm not good with the innards of the various desktops, ...
by mikecz
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED?]Desktop Background disappearing
Replies: 16
Views: 9955

Re: [SOLVED?]Desktop Background disappearing

OK, after sleeping on it and doing a little more research, I created a temporary login on my LMDE XFCE box, and the desktop came up normally. I then renamed my old and cruft-laden home directory (which has the remnants of at least 2 other Linux distros in it), and then renamed the temporary login's ...

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