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by squeezy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Which virtualbox to use, esp for guest addons?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Which virtualbox to use, esp for guest addons?

Yeah, Oracle just released VBox 4.2.2 last week. Honestly though, I haven't had any problems with any of the VBox releases since I started using it around v4.0. For ease of use, I'd just go with what you can get in the Mint repo.
by squeezy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Add a Mirror to Software Sources In Mint Update [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 7994

Re: Add a Mirror to Software Sources In Mint Update [SOLVED]

Oops! I grabbed my Mint main edition backup file by mistake. Thanks for the catch :oops:

Apologies to the OP, hope I didn't confuse you.
by squeezy
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Add a Mirror to Software Sources In Mint Update [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 7994

Re: Add a Mirror to Software Sources In Mint Update [SOLVED]

One thing many people forget when moving to a mirror is to modify the /etc/apt/preferences file, otherwise Mint applications will not have the proper priority during updates/upgrades. Using either the command line in a terminal, or your favorite text editor from your DE, edit as root the file /etc/a...
by squeezy
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root access in the GUI
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Re: Root access in the GUI

Yes, you can use gksudo or gksu interchangeably. gksudo is actually just a symlink to gksu.
by squeezy
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Re-entering Password for Wireless Connection
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Re-entering Password for Wireless Connection

Which Mint release you using, desktop environment?
by squeezy
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] 'Dead' application links in Applications window
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: [SOLVED] 'Dead' application links in Applications window

OR, you could just fire up the Main Menu application (or right-click on the Menu button and choose Edit) and just delete the dead links from the menu.
by squeezy
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root access in the GUI
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Re: Root access in the GUI

kc1di wrote:Example if you want root priviledges for gedit it would look like this:

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sudo gedit
For applications the have a GUI interface (generally), you should use gksu instead of sudo.

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gksu gedit
by squeezy
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: "Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds ..."
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: "Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds ..."

When you get to the login screen, click the Session button and specifically pick the Xfce session. The action you're seeing sounds a lot like what happens when MDM tries to log in to a session that's not defined.
by squeezy
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE
Replies: 34
Views: 10561

Re: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE

Monsta wrote:Unfortunately... this version is available only in Unstable right now, and Testing is frozen.
Hmmm...I haven't played with Sid for a while :twisted:
by squeezy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE
Replies: 34
Views: 10561

Re: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE

Fortunately, the dependencies are easily fixed. Should've been less lazy and set up a local repository ( it's very easy ). I'm thinking of setting up a virtual package that would have "Provides: lightdm-qt-greeter" in its description. LightDM would grab it first (but you'll have to have a local rep...
by squeezy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE
Replies: 34
Views: 10561

Re: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE

I don't really like the idea of installing lightdm-qt-greeter 1.0.11 along with the current lightdm (1.2.2). I discovered it's not possible to install lightdm-qt-greeter in Wheezy, missing a key library. I chased dependencies around all afternoon trying to get it to work :lol: Well, as I was replyi...
by squeezy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE
Replies: 34
Views: 10561

Re: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE

One of you guys wouldn't want to make your compiled .deb available, would you? :twisted: :D I can upload those 12M of files to some file hosting service if you need them. Thanks for the offer, Monsta. I'll let you know if it comes to that :lol: Well, since I've had a little free time, I've installe...
by squeezy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE
Replies: 34
Views: 10561

Re: Compiling razor-qt in LMDE

Do you think it's possible to compile this on a command line only install of Debian testing? I mean, you don't need a DE installed to do this, right? I really want to build a system from the ground up, making it as "qt only" as possible instead of installing razorqt on an existing system. I'm not ha...
by squeezy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Building New PC - Which Graphics Card to Use?
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Building New PC - Which Graphics Card to Use?

For me, I prefer nVidia. Their drivers seem to work better than ATI's. I've read many reports that even when ATI drivers install correctly, they still don't work that well.
by squeezy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Developers On Linux Mint Standard x LMDE
Replies: 10
Views: 1788

Re: Developers On Linux Mint Standard x LMDE

Same here, I can't say I've found Debian in any of its branches to be all that buggy. Personally, I like both distros but one thing that bugs me about the Ubuntu base is the way they mess around with packages, sometimes removing features to make them "safer" for inexperienced users, and hiding many ...
by squeezy
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Custom buuild with cinnamon only?
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: LMDE Custom buuild with cinnamon only?

I build systems like that all the time, starting with command line installation and adding only what I want. Works just fine. I've built several Cinnamon installations this way. Cinnamon is forked off GNOME 3 Shell, so there's still plenty of GNOME underneath, but that's by design and nothing to wor...
by squeezy
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems with Synaptic
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Mint 13 - Hard drive click noise

agoldenquill wrote:
chiefjim wrote:The proper search term under synaptic is: gnome-disk-utility
As I said in my previous post above, I cannot access Synaptic anymore. If it ever decides to start playing nice gain, I'll definitely check it out.
From a terminal:

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sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
by squeezy
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: The whole Pulseaudio business...
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

Re: The whole Pulseaudio business...

What kind of problems do you have that make you remove Pulseaudio?
by squeezy
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [HOW TO] Convert Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 13
Replies: 34
Views: 26647

Re: [HOW TO] Convert Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 13

Or, start off with a 12.04 mini.iso then install the mint-meta-* packages you want :twisted:
by squeezy
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Multimedia keyboard keys dont work
Replies: 7
Views: 4234

Re: Multimedia keyboard keys dont work

Thanks! That little script worked perfectly for the media keys. But the last thing, is there a way to make the calculator key open the mate-calc program instead of the gcalctool? +1 on the mmkeys script! It does work just fine for Banshee. Are you still using MATE 1.2? In MATE 1.4 I found the Calcu...

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