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by rlindsey0
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Cannot understand my disk usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Help! Cannot understand my disk usage

My question is this: How am I to understand what GPartEd is telling me? There's no way I can possibly be using over 16 GB for my Mint install. That can't be right! So why is it thinking this? (Note that I also tried checking this with GPartEd from a live CD, and I got the same readings.) Like it or...
by rlindsey0
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Cannot understand my disk usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Help! Cannot understand my disk usage

Couple of things. Run df-h in a terminal and see what that says and secondly use the gparted live cd to do a disk check on the partitions you think are wrong (right click the partition and select 'check') They shouldn't be mounted from a live cd but if they are unmount them first. Thanks, I'll try ...
by rlindsey0
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I have drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Do I have drivers?

tadaska wrote: I just don't have proprietary drivers but have non-proprietary drivers?
Yes, this is what it's telling you. Installing proprietary drivers might give you better performance in some respects. Any way you could add some RAM to that box?
by rlindsey0
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Cannot understand my disk usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Help! Cannot understand my disk usage

I'd love some help in understanding something. Basic system details are in my sig. I'm confused by the way Mint is reporting my disk usage. Am I missing something really obvious and elementary? (Wouldn't surprise me.) I have 4 partitions on my laptop: (1) NTFS (sda1), about 73 GB, for WinXP SP3; (2)...
by rlindsey0
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hang-ups & errors
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Hang-ups & errors

You should start by searching the forum. For example, I know for a fact that there have been a lot of threads about flash issues. Try looking for them, and then ask more specifically if you don't find an answer. There is in fact a whole subforum about multimedia issues: http://forums.linuxmint.com/v...
by rlindsey0
Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to a new version
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Upgrading to a new version

@OP: You might also want to do some searches here to get a sense of how the upgrade tool worked out for those who tried it. For some it went well, for others (like me) not so well. I think there may be some tips and tricks somewhere in the Mint forums to make the upgrade go more smoothly. For instan...
by rlindsey0
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: windows movie maker question
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: windows movie maker question

Have you looked into Avidemux, Cinelerra, or Kino? Or have you considered seeing if you could run WMM in Linux under WINE?
by rlindsey0
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Why is my install so huge, and how can I trim it?
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Help! Why is my install so huge, and how can I trim it?

Well, I deleted those big log files, and lightning hasn't struck me down yet, so I guess it was safe. In an attempt to avoid having the problem again, I applied this patch, which I found after much searching: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/286285/comments/52 It was pretty easy,...
by rlindsey0
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Why is my install so huge, and how can I trim it?
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Re: Help! Why is my install so huge, and how can I trim it?

In the accessories menu, choose Disk Usage Analyzer and take a gander at what is eating your space. atlef. Thanks, that's very useful! I had overlooked that application. It does seem that the most egregious space-eaters are those enormous log files in /var/log; everything else seems sort of explain...
by rlindsey0
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Why is my install so huge, and how can I trim it?
Replies: 3
Views: 634

Help! Why is my install so huge, and how can I trim it?

I've been running Mint for about a year, and Felicia since it came out. I dual-boot with Windows. I have a partition of about 21 GB for Mint, then a Data partition of about 80 GB that I mount in /home. I also have an external HDD where I keep MP3s and photos. I've already cleared out residual config...
by rlindsey0
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: CPU problem

Not much action on this thread lately....

I don't know about anybody else, but i'm still getting this problem. When I run "top," it's dd and klogd that are eating up the CPU. I don't know why.
by rlindsey0
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: CPU problem

Hm, sounds like we don't have exactly the same problem after all. Hope some more knowledgeable person than I can weigh in....
by rlindsey0
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: CPU problem

I have had what sounds like this same problem too. I look in the list of processes, and nothing is visible that seems to be using all the processing power. But when I look at the actual usage, one or the other processor is hitting 90-100%. Still, I can't see anything that's obviously causing it. Som...
by rlindsey0
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 6 Main on Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Mint 6 Main on Laptop

You've probably thought of this, so forgive me if I'm belaboring the obvious. It may be a matter of how you have your boot order set. If you don't have it set so that the BIOS looks at your CD/DVD drive first, it will look at the HDD first and boot from that; it won't have any reason even to try to ...
by rlindsey0
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: INSTALLING THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
Replies: 2
Views: 3208

Re: INSTALLING THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE

Some Windows apps can be used under WINE (http://www.winehq.org) on Linux, but not all, and not always with perfect compatibility. You should go to the WINE site and see what they say about specific versions of specific Windows apps. You don't even need a valid copy of Windows to run programs under ...
by rlindsey0
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble Installing OpenOffice 3.1
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: [SOLVED] Trouble Installing OpenOffice 3.1

My pleasure. Glad it worked out.
by rlindsey0
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trouble Installing OpenOffice 3.1
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Trouble Installing OpenOffice 3.1

Instead of going through all that, why not just get the "Linux DEB" version? http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#en-US Find your language in the Linux DEB column, download the corresponding DEB file, and just double-click it when it's done. The GDebi package installer should take car...
by rlindsey0
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Create personal data partition both Mint and Win can access?
Replies: 67
Views: 6849

Re: Create personal data partition both Mint and Win can access?

Thanks Fred. Couple of questions: Why should i have two data partitions of 65 gb each instead of one partition of 130 gb? Are you sure that 15 gb for the / partition is enough for someone who might install lots and lots of Linux programs? How much space does the average Linux program require? "...
by rlindsey0
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can MS Office be installed on Linux Mint 6
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Can MS Office be installed on Linux Mint 6

I'm not in front of my Mint box right now, but the PowerPoint alternative may not be under the "Office" submenu; it might be in "Graphics" or something. Look under the "All" submenu and see if it's there. Because I rarely use it, I can't remember what OO calls their Pow...
by rlindsey0
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can MS Office be installed on Linux Mint 6
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Can MS Office be installed on Linux Mint 6

I second the comment about OpenOffice. That may work well enough for you, even if the compatibility is not perfect. Or it may not. Note that the version of OO that comes with Mint 6 is 2.4.1. There is a way to get a newer version of OO (3.0) once you've installed Mint. Supposedly, the compatibility ...

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