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by xenopeek
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems when installing pcsx2 from source.
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: Problems when installing pcsx2 from source.

Read the "README" file that usually is included with source packages on how to compile it. Else, please share link to which source package you downloaded.
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Shortcut Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: System Shortcut Problems

What command are you trying to run to restart the computer? "shutdown -r now" needs root privileges. Suggest you attach the following command to Ctrl + Alt + R instead: dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.M...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disabling Single User Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Disabling Single User Mode

If you really want to secure your system in this way it may be better (providing you have a single boot setup) disabling the [SHIFT] key in grub. The way I did it was; open terminal & goto /boot/grub sudo gedit grub.cfg (n.b the top line does read "DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE" so bear this in mind) scrol...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help root Passowrd
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Help root Passowrd

You can try booting from recovery mode; hold shift during startup of your computer to get the GRUB menu to show. Then select the second entry, recovery mode. You will go to a text menu, then scroll down to "Drop to root shell prompt". Isn't access to this protected by the root password? (cant remem...
by xenopeek
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installation doesn't start
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Installation doesn't start

System requirements for Linux Mint 11: 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage). How come I haven't found it? Ghrr... I wasted all day trying to get it working! :evil: OK, thank you. I'm going to install just Mint 9 LXDE, it should work fine. Thanks for help... But anyway - why doesn't ...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installation doesn't start
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Installation doesn't start

According to the system requirements (found here ), you should be able to run Linux Mint 11 LXDE. But I suggest you use Linux Mint 9, see if that will install. As this is the long-term support version, it has support for security updates and such till April 2013. Linux Mint 10 will reach end-of-supp...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installation doesn't start
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Re: Installation doesn't start

The LXDE edition is based on Ubuntu, and has become quite a lot heavier in past few releases. Are you trying the Linux Mint 11 release? 256 MiB of RAM might not be enough to install it. Suggest you try the Linux Mint 9 version of LXDE: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=60
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE (Gnome and Xfce) "Login screen set..." issue? (Solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 4425

Re: LMDE (Gnome and Xfce) "Login screen settings" issue?

The lock/unlock icon not working on LMDE is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/830409 Workaround from terminal (at least for GNOME): gksudo gedit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf Change the following lines under the [daemon] section (or add these three lines if they are not there): [daemon]...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint backup tool hangs
Replies: 7
Views: 6353

Re: Mint backup tool hangs

Open a terminal, go to the folder you are trying to backup (if you want your entire home folder, you are already there). Then run this command to search for named pipes: find . -type p Does it return any files? mintBackup can not deal with named pipes, see this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Manuals and Guides
Replies: 20
Views: 27038

Re: Manuals and Guides

Cool! I've replaced the man with whatis, so I can find some interesting commands. Adding it to terminal .bashrc.

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whatis  $(ls /bin | shuf | head -1)
I didn't know about shuf yet...

To get a long list;

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ls /bin | xargs whatis
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Files moving activity history
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Files moving activity history

You can fully disable the touchpad: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad#Completely_disabling_Touchpad . Then just use a mouse. Or, install the package "mc", which is the Midnight Commander. An alternative file manager you can control fully with the keyboard, so you don't get touchpad...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clock applet Sunday / Monday
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Clock applet Sunday / Monday

Sure, you can change the locale for time: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 51#p467856
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: Bildschirmauflösung wird nicht erkannt
Replies: 4
Views: 6023

Re: Bildschirmauflösung wird nicht erkannt

Es ist Groß-und Kleinschreibung:

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xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00"  172.80  1920 2040 2248 2576  1080 1081 1084 1118  -HSync +Vsync
xrandr --addmode VGA1 "1920x1080_60.00"
xrandr --output VGA1 --mode "1920x1080_60.00"
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot view help files.
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Cannot view help files.

Meaning you should have found my fix for this :D Here you go: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=77196#p468761 . That is the general fix for GNOME applications. Be sure to scroll down for the fix on Tomboy Notes (which has a few different steps), and go to the next page for the fix on ...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Tweak
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Ubuntu Tweak

I seem to think that installing / removing software eventually slows down my PC, leaving files and stuff all over. Or does Linux not work like that? No, this is not Windows with its barmy register 8) Unless you add things to the Startup Applications, or install services that run in the background (...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ubuntu Tweak
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Re: Ubuntu Tweak

The forum has a search function, you know :wink: Exact same question, with answer: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=80178
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Great platform game; Blocks That Matter
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Great platform game; Blocks That Matter

I'm having a blast playing Blocks That Matter, a great puzzle platformer: http://www.swingswingsubmarine.com/games/blocks-that-matter/ . Anybody who likes platform & puzzle games should give this a try :D A real gem of a game, and a steal at USD 4.99. Gets quite challenging, and I keep going back to...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Counter relaunches
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Linux Counter relaunches

Slashdot reported on the relaunch of the Linux Counter . The project to count Linux user and machines running Linux has a new maintainter and a new home at: http://linuxcounter.net/ Let's get Linux Mint counted :D Anyway, I'm now a registered user (for some reason my machine isn't counted below yet)...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help root Passowrd
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Help root Passowrd

Can you not ask the other person for your passwords? You can try booting from recovery mode; hold shift during startup of your computer to get the GRUB menu to show. Then select the second entry, recovery mode. You will go to a text menu, then scroll down to "Drop to root shell prompt". Change the p...
by xenopeek
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screensaver showing pictures in order
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Screensaver showing pictures in order

On my Linux Mint 11 GNOME installation, the screensaver thingy for slideshow is called GLSlideshow. Looking at "man glslideshow" gives: To specify the directory that images are loaded from, run xscreensaver-demo(1) and click on the "Advanced" tab. Running xscreensaver-demo gives: The program 'xscree...

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