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by velky_pivo
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Menu Button Missing LM13 Mate 64bit
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Mint Menu Button Missing LM13 Mate 64bit

Update.
I did some poking around, and noticed that my mintMenu folder was missing under /usr/lib/linuxmint/.
I have 2HD system with same LM13 on both, so I just copied the folder over.
It did nothing.
by velky_pivo
Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Menu Button Missing LM13 Mate 64bit
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Mint Menu Button Missing LM13 Mate 64bit

LM13 Maya 64 bit MATE I had to reinstall MATE desktop because my desktop had gone black after attempting to remove Samba. Mate desktop came back OK but I am missing the original Mate menu cogged wheel button. I am not sure if it is due to a update bug (shown here [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by velky_pivo
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to remove Samba/SMB and related services safely
Replies: 1
Views: 699

How to remove Samba/SMB and related services safely

First of all, is there a benefit to removal of this if you don't need it (bootup speedup, security etc.) ? I do not want to do any file or printer sharing over network, so I would like to remove Samba, smb etc. I do need wireless, and perhaps netbios (not sure) to connect to internet. When I removed...
by velky_pivo
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Black screen after samba removal
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Black screen after samba removal

Turns out that x server was running ok, and I could switch between terminal and desktop, only the desktop was all dark, with all desktop components missing, and clicking anywhere on it with mouse did nothing. I checked the Mate configuration files in /etc against the ones in my other Maya install, a...
by velky_pivo
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Black screen after samba removal
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Black screen after samba removal

It did not help. Still no Mate desktop. I also reinstalled Samba.
Any other suggestions ?
by velky_pivo
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Black screen after samba removal
Replies: 3
Views: 520

[SOLVED] Black screen after samba removal

I decided to remove samba, python-smbc, libwbclient0, samba-common and samba-common-bin (used sw manager for removal), thinking that I did not need them. Now when I restart the laptop, I get black screen (mouse pointer can be moved around), no Mate desktop, and the only way that I can think of to ge...
by velky_pivo
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Problem - cannot access desktop items
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Maya Problem - cannot access desktop items

Ok, so .gvfs is a gnome virtual file system, and it is a hidden directory under the user's directory, and it appears to be empty. Even when doing sudo chmod 755, it will not set write permission on it, making it user-read,execute only, and no permissions else. The owner is shown to be user, not root...
by velky_pivo
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Problem - cannot access desktop items
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Maya Problem - cannot access desktop items

In the meantime, I was able to change permissions on directories to 755 and files to 644.
All is back to normal now, except that during chmod file and directory, I received following

find: `/home/user1/.gvfs': Permission denied

What the heck is .gvfs, and is this a problem ?

Thanks
by velky_pivo
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Maya Problem - cannot access desktop items
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Maya Problem - cannot access desktop items

OS: Mint Maya 64bit Mate desktop My problem started after I copied over my /home/user directory to the backup usb drive,. I changed permissions for that home directory before copying to usb. When I started the PC next time, i first got a message : "User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prev...
by velky_pivo
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub Screen After Update
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Grub Screen After Update

Sorry about the confusion, the file name was fine, I just did not write it down, so I was not sure about the name. It is all about grub 1 and grub 2 (mint 10 and 13) differences. Drive mapping does not quite agree. I recalled I had this issue before and found my own thread dealing with this. Anyway ...
by velky_pivo
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub Screen After Update
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Grub Screen After Update

System: multi hd with hd switch - only use one hd switched on at a time mint 10 and 13 partitions are on one same hd was set to use bootloader from mint 10 After last mint 13 update I can not get to the OS menu. As soon as PC boots I get Grub prompt. During the update I was asked a question if I wan...
by velky_pivo
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install software on Linux Mint
Replies: 152
Views: 381202

Re: How to install software on Linux Mint

Also,
yum - for rpm packages
alien - to convert some packages into debian

Perhaps someone more experienced than me could provide info at this post
by velky_pivo
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?

Today even the system update icon has disappeared.
I was aware of the support deadline but things were working till about Dec 31.
So the server space is being reclaimed for support of newer stuff, I guess; it makes sense.

Is it safe to keep running Julia for a while longer ?
by velky_pivo
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Some Repositories for Mint 10 Julia No Longer Working ?

I have a Gnome installation of Mint Julia, and until recently I was able to use software manager and update manager. Now, sw will not install, and updates manager shows a message that some repositories do not work, I get : Could not download all repository indexes Failed to fetch http://security.ubu...
by velky_pivo
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update

Nope, one HD. It seems Mint 10 grub likes hd0 and Mint 13 grub prefers hd2. Would it perhaps help to do following first, before doing grub-install ? set root = (hd2,6) in case of Mint 13 or root (hd0,1) in case of Mint 10 I understand there is a difference between grub 1 and 2. Anyway, i got it to w...
by velky_pivo
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update

It did not work at all. With sda6 ( Mint13 Maya), I get error : grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for /boot/grub (is /dev mounted?). according to os-prober the two Mint installs are on sda1 and sda6 I tried same with sda1 (grub 1.99-21), and got same exact error but the boot menu now shows up....
by velky_pivo
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Grub Boot Menu Gone After Maya Update

Happened with Maya after update. I think there was a grub update in the package that may have done that. Boot menu does not come up any more, instead I get Gnu Grub 1.99-21ubuntu3.4 screen with grub> prompt. How do I get the boot menu back ? I actually have Mint 10 and 13 on this drive, and like the...
by velky_pivo
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

I did look at it - see my first post.
Customizer too will screw up the frame around the menu.
by velky_pivo
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

Re: Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card

I guess that at $10 for a card, you just go for it and see what happens. Also have LM10 and 13. Should OS recognize the newly installed card, or do I need to make some config tweaks manually ? Thanks for the tip. The HW list is exactly what I was looking for. How does one report tested HW to databas...
by velky_pivo
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

Need Supported USB 3.0 4 port PCI Express Card

Can anyone reccomend out of the box supported USB 3.0 PCI Express card for Mint Julia and Maya ?

There is a bunch of new cheap cards such as Syba, Startech, Vantec, Koutech and so on.

Chipset on some of them is VLI.

Do any of these work out the box ?

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