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by rlindsey0
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint like Ubuntu
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Mint like Ubuntu

You also could have just moved the bottom bar to the top. Right-click on an open space on the bottom bar, look in your Properties, and somewhere there's an option to choose the location of the bar. Change "Bottom" to "Top" and you're set.
by rlindsey0
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where to install programs
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: where to install programs

Why not just install FF 3.5 from the repository? It should be there under the name "Shiretoko," if memory doesn't fail me. You do end up with a 2nd FF, as this doesn't overwrite your 3.0, but it works, if you just remember to click Shiretoko rather than FF whenever you want to browse. IIRC...
by rlindsey0
Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Slow rip in Rhythmbox
Replies: 11
Views: 2128

Re: Slow rip in Rhythmbox

I've wondered that too. The one time I tried it, it was brutally slow, so slow as to be impractical for any serious use. It's not the computer or the drive itself, because this process happens much faster in iTunes, for example (I dual-boot with XP).
by rlindsey0
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux is a communist plot
Replies: 58
Views: 8181

Re: Linux is a communist plot

free jazz wrote: 'Communalist' ??
Good word, but the cool thing is that Linux in its way is also highly individualist, which one would think would be a Good Thing for the barking sock puppets of the far right wing. (I don't view those things as necessarily antagonistic, though I guess many do.)
by rlindsey0
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED updates destroyed system-SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: updates destroyed system

garrydb wrote: Don't understand why there are so many updates.
I think it's because Mint 7 was "frozen" back in April or so, and that means that the updates, which normally come along at the rate of a few a day if that, have been accumulating for 4 or 5 months.
by rlindsey0
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: format /home partition
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: format /home partition

I would suggest that you do NOT give OS X access to your /home. There's no real need to. Your /home doesn't just contain your data, it contains a bunch of hidden configuration files too, and all else being equal, you probably don't want another OS rooting around in there when it's not necessary. Ins...
by rlindsey0
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Share /HOME partition?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Share /HOME partition?

optimize me wrote:If having common Documents, Photos, Music folders, etc, is what you're after, you could just symbolically link them.
Or put them on a separate Data partition that can be mounted in both distributions.
by rlindsey0
Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning.
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Partitioning.

aged hippy wrote:Hmmmm... Thank You for that...

but i think i'll stick with what i know. :wink:
It's all good if it works!

I've got no emotional investment in proselytizing for any particular partitioning scheme; I was mainly just offering the OP another perspective. :mrgreen:
by rlindsey0
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning.
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Partitioning.

@ rlindsey0 - it seems to me to be simpler to have separate / and /home partitions, then when the time comes to either re-install or upgrade it is a simple matter to tell the partitioner to format / and to mount it as such and to mount /home as /home but to not format it , that way all of one's pre...
by rlindsey0
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning.
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Partitioning.

I'm a relative newbie, but here's another way of doing it. You could NOT have a separate /home partition. You could leave /home on the root (/) partition, BUT instead create a separate data partition (called, for instance, "Data"), which you can then mount in any of several places. I mount...
by rlindsey0
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: f-spot
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: f-spot

I am by NO means an expert, but I don't think GIMP imports RAW files in its natural state (somebody correct me if I'm mistaken). I think DCRaw is supposed to work for this. There's also UFRaw, which is based on DCRaw and supposedly can be used as a plugin for GIMP.
by rlindsey0
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to create a NTFS partition and install another OS on 7?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: How to create a NTFS partition and install another OS on 7?

I believe you'll have to do it from the live CD rather than from within Mint. Better yet, go find GPartEd and burn a live CD of that, then boot up with that CD and do your partitioning there. You can shrink your Mint partition and make other partitions, which can be formatted however you want.
by rlindsey0
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint7 Gloria POWER MANAGEMENT DEFICIENCIES Toshiba Satellite
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

Re: Mint7 Gloria POWER MANAGEMENT DEFICIENCIES Toshiba Satellite

@OP, For now, going back to Mint 6 might be your best bet. I don't know that going to Ubuntu would make much sense, because if the problem is there in Mint 7, chances are it will be there in the current Ubuntu 9.04 as well. If the argument is that Ubuntu users, being a larger group, might have found...
by rlindsey0
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 20 GB Laptop, 256 megs.. Should i run Linux Mint!?
Replies: 18
Views: 2416

Re: 20 GB Laptop, 256 megs.. Should i run Linux Mint!?

Again, is adding RAM completely out of the question? I wouldn't presume to speak to any individual's personal financial situation, but it really is very cheap right now. I just picked up a 1 GB stick for $15 at newegg.com.
by rlindsey0
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem mounting windows partition
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Problem mounting windows partition (solved)

whvann08 wrote:problem solved
Perhaps you could explain how you solved it, so that other forum readers in the future could benefit?
by rlindsey0
Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Processor running high
Replies: 13
Views: 1472

Re: Processor running high

This may be a long shot, but it could be a hardware issue. With Mint 6, I had a lot of inexplicable CPU action, and it turned out to be related to the driver for my Intel 4965 wireless. Somehow, a lot of enormous log files were being written and created, and this was making my processor work harder ...
by rlindsey0
Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows will not detect my LXM partition
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Windows will not detect my LXM partition

H aving a seperate "documents" partition sounds sensible. now how do I do that? Use your Mint live CD or a GPartEd (partition editor) CD to shrink one of your existing partitions to free up space. Which partition(s) you shrink and by how much are up to you. **If you're planning to shrink ...
by rlindsey0
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wine and photoshop [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: wine and photoshop

I certainly can't guarantee this, but have you tried a newer version of WINE than the one in Synaptic? If you add the WINE repository, you can get newer (development) versions.

http://www.winehq.org/download/deb

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