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by Rua
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint vs. Ubuntu with Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Mint vs. Ubuntu with Cinnamon

But the core system configuration is the same?
by Rua
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Uninstalling a package along with its dependencies
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Uninstalling a package along with its dependencies

Often when I install a package, it requires additional packages and they will also be marked for installation in Synaptic. For example the package 'kde_full' has a lot of other dependencies. But when I want to uninstall such packages, only the package itself is removed but not all the other dependen...
by Rua
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: from windows to linux
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: from windows to linux

I've used the normal Gnome 2 version of Mint on my netbook (Eee PC 1005HA) and it works very well, I haven't really had many issues with speed at all. Mint 12 KDE is a bit slower but definitely usable nonetheless. But maybe I judge 'speed' based on what I expect from Windows. My desktop with Gnome 2...
by Rua
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a "Cross-Distro" ISO Boot Image Burner? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Is there a "Cross-Distro" ISO Bootable Image Burner ???

If you have a flash drive Unetbootin works really well though, I use it even though my computer has a CD drive (my netbook doesn't though). *loves her Unetbootin*
by Rua
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint vs. Ubuntu with Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Mint vs. Ubuntu with Cinnamon

I have wondered this myself as well. How much of Ubuntu is actually changed in Mint, apart from the software selection? Are any configuration options different?
by Rua
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Resizing and moving partitions around
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: Resizing and moving partitions around

Originally I tried to guess how much space I would need for each one. But now that I've been using it for a while I realise that home is filling up much faster than root, so I want to change the sizes of the partitions to match what I need better.
by Rua
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Resizing and moving partitions around
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: Resizing and moving partitions around

I was intending to delete the root partition before installing or upgrading Mint, so that is not really a problem I think. I normally keep my home partition between installations, while the root partition is formatted during the installation. I didn't know that partitions could be moved as well. I i...
by Rua
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Resizing and moving partitions around
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Resizing and moving partitions around

When I first started using Linux I installed it on my laptop, and split the drive into two partitions, one for the root and one for home. I split it so that the root partition comes first, and then the home partition. But when I installed it on my desktop I thought it made more sense to do it in rev...
by Rua
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is It OK TO Install KDE apps. In Gnome Distro? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Is It OK TO Install KDE apps. In Gnome Distro?

I think it would be fine to do that. KDE applications work in Gnome because the only difference is that they depend on the KDE infrastructure (such as the Qt library). Gnome does not provide that, but both Gnome and KDE are built on top of the X window system which is the same no matter what you use...
by Rua
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: using mv command - what happens if dest. folder doesn't exis
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: using mv command - what happens if dest. folder doesn't

I'm reading that book and it's really nice. Thank you for sharing it!
by Rua
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why don't I get kernel updates?
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Why don't I get kernel updates?

I usually do upgrade my kernel but not as often as the updates appear. I let them sit for a while until I decide when the right moment is to update.
by Rua
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint 13 ? Name ?
Replies: 171
Views: 31550

Re: Ok the Name (M) for Mint 13! Start here:

Molvania! *giggles*
by Rua
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do you like your chosen desktop environment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Why do you like your chosen desktop environment?

There are a lot of reviews and comparisons of the different desktop environments but in the end it all comes down to personal preference. Some people think some features are more important than others. So I am wondering what other people like about the desktop they chose, why they chose it in prefer...
by Rua
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Get file permissions in terminal
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Get file permissions in terminal

Oooh! I didn't know you could use ls on files like that too! Thank you!
by Rua
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Get file permissions in terminal
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Get file permissions in terminal

I'm sorry, no that's not what I was looking for. What I am looking for is something like what ls -l shows, like -rw-r--r-- but just for one file. A command that says 'give me the set of permissions (and maybe other information) of just this file'.
by Rua
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Get file permissions in terminal
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Get file permissions in terminal

I know that ls -l will list all files in a directory along with their permissions, but is there a way to query the permissions of a single file without using ls?
by Rua
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wired network lost after sometime
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: wired network lost after sometime

I'm sorry, I'm not sure what the problem is, but if your network suddenly stops working it may be a driver issue, although that's still a wild guess. Maybe someone else understands the problem a little better, but it may take a while, perhaps a few days, for them to respond. Please be patient.
by Rua
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux support for two wireless cards
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Linux support for two wireless cards

Yes, I saw that... but doesn't that just mean if you use Linux they won't support it? There could still be drivers... I just don't know if there are, but I think it uses an Atheros chipset of some kind.
by Rua
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: using mv command - what happens if dest. folder doesn't exis
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: using mv command - what happens if dest. folder doesn't

The mv command is used for both renaming and moving files. I think if the destination file or folder doesn't exist, then it assumes that's the new name you want to give it, so it will rename the file to that. So the file is probably renamed to Desktop now. :)
by Rua
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux support for two wireless cards
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Linux support for two wireless cards

I'm looking for a wireless network card for my desktop and I've found two: http://www.icidu.com/index.php/networking/wireless/pci-card-300n.html http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Adapters/PCEN15/ I don't know what kind of Linux support these cards have. Asus says Linux supports its card but I ca...

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