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by dehawkinz
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Remove shortcuts from titlebar
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Remove shortcuts from titlebar

I accidentally dragged a couple of programs to my title bar, and can not work out how to get rid of them - I did not want them there, but there is no 'delete' option when I right click on them. I am using the un-enhanced gnome desktop under Mint12 - the one with Applications and Places at top left S...
by dehawkinz
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Run program as a different user
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: <SOLVED> Run program as a different user

Thanks

gksu did what I wanted :)

I did not want to add user to sudoers file (old windows habits die hard, and I like to keep the users with admin privileges to a minimum)
by dehawkinz
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Run program as a different user
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

<SOLVED> Run program as a different user

Is there a linux equivalent of the windows "Run as.." option to allow you to run a program with the credentials of a different user without actually switching users I do not mean run as sudo, but rather run program xyz as user A but logged in as user B. I have a few programs with different...
by dehawkinz
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint10 crash during update will not mount filesystem SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Mint10 crashed during update and will not mount filesyst

although on the same drive, they were kept separated, with their own home partition, root partition and swap area. I worked round the problem, by copying the contents of the Mint10 Home partition which I could still read to an external drive, and re-installed Mint10 and then copied the Home folder b...
by dehawkinz
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint12 upgrade removes all menus[closed, not solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Mint12 upgrade removes all menus[closed, not solved]

As I said,

I reinstalled, and switched to using MATE. It reduced the functionality, but it did make it usable - it is a trade-off.
by dehawkinz
Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint12 upgrade removes all menus[closed, not solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Mint12 upgrade removes all menus[closed, not solved]

Yes, cd passed checks.

My issue appears to be related to an incompatability issue between my nvidia graphics card and the default gnome3 install.

But I do miss the 'minimise all windows' function of previous versions
by dehawkinz
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint12 upgrade removes all menus[closed, not solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: Mint12 upgrade removes all menus

I re-installed Mint12, downloaded MATE and switched to that.

It was 'usable' but now lacks some of the functionality of previous versions.
by dehawkinz
Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint10 crash during update will not mount filesystem SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Mint10 crash during update will not mount filesystem SOLVED

I was running the recommended updates under Mint 10 when my system crashed - was totally locked for 14 hours. When I rebooted, I ran the recovery mode and then normal boot. It booted fine, but still showed recommended updates. I ran the recommended updates and was warned that I needed to run dpkg --...
by dehawkinz
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What are the diffrences between the CD and DVD versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: What are the diffrences between the CD and DVD versions?

Thanks for that :) Looks like the software packages have changed slightly since then F-Spot is no longer included OpenOffice has been replaced by LibreOffice Neither of which I would expect to interfere with Flash in other applications additional wallpapers, which should also have no impact Which ju...
by dehawkinz
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What are the diffrences between the CD and DVD versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: What are the diffrences between the CD and DVD versions?

Hmmmmm The Unity Desktop is Not part of a Linux Mint Install :?: when my copy of linuxmint-12-gnome-cd-nocodecs-32bit.iso with MD5 id of 40562d26447207cb5111f94b93957a58 comes with a desktop manager, complete with top and bottom menu bars, unity icon, and acts exactly like unity on Ubuntu 11.10, the...
by dehawkinz
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What are the diffrences between the CD and DVD versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 903

What are the diffrences between the CD and DVD versions?

I had an early copy of Mint12 installed on my system, and installed using the CD version. I had downloaded the multimedia codecs, but due to space constraints could not upgrade to the DVD version. The installation worked fine, and was stable - I could play flash games, view videos, etc. I repartitio...
by dehawkinz
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint12 upgrade removes all menus[closed, not solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Mint12 upgrade removes all menus[closed, not solved]

I am sure this is a really really simple solution, but I can't figure it out :) I crashed my grub installation (error 21) so I reinstalled Mint 12. when it booted up the first time, the 'menu' (top and bottom bars) items were all not displaying properly, the text was all garbled and/or missing. I do...
by dehawkinz
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: missing menu and panels in Mint 12
Replies: 36
Views: 9481

Re: missing menu and panels in Mint 12

I am currently using Mint10 LXDE

but this is in part due to my hardware configuration, and a stubborn hardware problem that has started generating kernel panics under Mint12.

When I can resolve that issue, I may re-explore the issues of the graphics adapter / card / driver and Mint 12
by dehawkinz
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: error message on software installation [part solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: error message on software installation [part solved]

Judging by the facts that a) it does it for EVERY package b) running Mint 12 on a different drive on same machine has no issues c) it runs faster under Mint 12 d) other reported issues I have come to conclusion that Linux is having issues with the drive and generating spurious errors as it gets tang...
by dehawkinz
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB External Drive not detected [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: USB External Drive not detected [SOLVED]

upgrading to Mint 12 seemed to fix the issue - it always detects the drive first time. :)
by dehawkinz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on treacle or failed installation? [solved]
Replies: 19
Views: 1559

Re: Mint on treacle or failed installation?

I am diagnosing this as a Linux vs drive problem. Windows has no issues with the drive Linux can not cope with a perceived error on the drive and crawls along I installed Mint 12 into a 8 GB partition on a smaller drive, and it flies along UNTIL it attempts to read the larger drive, and then it drop...
by dehawkinz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to safely move files to create space? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: how to safely move files to create space?

bleachbit did recover some space, I now 200MB available space :)
by dehawkinz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to safely move files to create space? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 363

how to safely move files to create space? [SOLVED]

I installed Mint 12 (CD version) into a small partition (8GB) and it is complaining that I have only 71MB free space left in the root partition. I can use the home partition to relocate some of the files, but how do I a) tell which files can be moved safely b) move them safely c) tell linux where th...
by dehawkinz
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: missing menu and panels in Mint 12
Replies: 36
Views: 9481

Re: missing menu and panels in Mint 12

It does appear to be related to graphics card. I installed Mint 12 with a Radeon 3650 card with 1GB memory installed. I had the 'new' look, complete with top and bottom bars and infinity icon. I swapped my graphics card back to my older card (GeForce FX5200 with 128mb memory) for testing purposes wi...
by dehawkinz
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: system freeze on load
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: system freeze on load

So If I understand correctly.. I use the live CD I installed from to load the live version into the memory, then I use the live cd to read the hard drive (is the root in this case going to be the live cd root or the original hard drive root? - if the live CD root, how to I find the password?) I can ...

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