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by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: alt during boot up = GRUB SOLVED!
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: alt during boot up = GRUB

It would probably be easier to go by line number. There is a lot of stuff in that file. Open gedit, go to edit, preferences, and select "Display Line Numbers". Then open a terminal and run sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst This will open the menu.lst file as administrator so we can edit it. Line 14 is ...
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Alert! /dev/sdax does not exist. dropping to a shell!
Replies: 18
Views: 7916

Re: Alert! /dev/sdax does not exist. dropping to a shell!

From the live CD, open a terminal, and run

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sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
This will mount your Mint root partition. You can access the system files by going to /mnt in the live CD file system. Then post a copy of /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst from /dev/sda2.
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Install / Uninstall Fonts in Linux (Graphical Mode, Bash)
Replies: 2
Views: 4294

Re: Install / Uninstall Fonts in Linux (Graphical Mode)

That is a very nice feeling, isn't it! Just be careful which fonts you delete. Some of them you think aren't used, are actually needed by Xorg and some apps.
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: alt during boot up = GRUB SOLVED!
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: alt during boot up = GRUB

You can read /boot/grub/menu.lst for options. You can set the default OS to boot, and set grub to be hidden unless you hit ESC. If the grub file is too confusing, post back and I'll help you sort it out.
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Alert! /dev/sdax does not exist. dropping to a shell!
Replies: 18
Views: 7916

Re: Alert! /dev/sdax does not exist. dropping to a shell!

First we need to see what your exact partitions are. Boot the live CD, open a terminal, and post the output of

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sudo fdisk -l
Once we get that info, we can use the live CD to mount your Mint partition, and have a look at some system files to see where the problem is.
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: UFW Autostart
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: UFW Autostart

There is no reason to have it auto started. Linux doesn't use a software firewall. It uses iptables, which are port rules built into the kernel. Those rules are started each time you boot. Programs like UFW or firestarter only set the iptable rules. They are not needed for the rules to be enforced.
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Italiano (Italian)
Topic: video converter per Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 1661

Re: video converter per Mint

Io uso Mobile Media Converter. Si tratta di un frontend per ffmpeg. Si converte quasi tutto. Si scarica e converte anche i video di YouTube. http://www.miksoft.net/mobileMediaConverterDown.htm
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Running Pixel demo software, lib problem
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Running Pixel demo software, lib problem

libIlmImf.so is in the libopenexr package. You might also need to install ia32-libs since your using 64bit. It helps share libs that still aren't available for both 32 and 64 yet.
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 6 X64 locks up
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Mint 6 X64 locks up

You might try looking through your logfiles to see if you can catch what is causing the lockup. Look in /var/log. I would concentrate on debug, kernel, and Xorg. If it "only" happens while Firefox is open, try starting it from the terminal to see if it spits out any errors when the lockup occurs. Is...
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: internet pop-up saying I have a virus
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: internet pop-up saying I have a virus

I forgot, I also use Mcafee site advisor for Firefox. It will put a green check, or red X next to your Google search results to let you know if someone else has previously reported problems/malware with a website.
by 67GTA
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: internet pop-up saying I have a virus
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: internet pop-up saying I have a virus

You might try securing Firefox a little more. Try adding flashblock, adblock, and maybe noscript. These should help block some of the crap. These pop-ups aren't that dangerous unless you click on them. Noscript will prevent most if not all of these flash/java scripts from running at all.
by 67GTA
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How to get Wifi Atheros LED lights working!
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: How to get Wifi Atheros LED lights working!

I tried it for a while. They only blink when there is network activity. The light stays orange otherwise. I switched back to ndiswrapper for now though. I can't get the full speed out of the atheros drivers for some reason.
by 67GTA
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How to get Wifi Atheros LED lights working!
Replies: 2
Views: 749

How to get Wifi Atheros LED lights working!

I found a link explaining how to get the wifi LED light to work on most laptops with Atheros cards using the madwifi drivers. I haven't tested this with ndiswrapper. This actually makes the LED blink when there is network activity. The LED on my HP dv6815 stays blue with Vista, so this is even bette...
by 67GTA
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HPLIP on Mint6
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Re: HPLIP on Mint6

I think you have to run hp-setup as root. You can also install hplip-gui from the repos and do the setup visually.
by 67GTA
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ubuntu and mint linux
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: ubuntu and mint linux

Last time I looked, Clem used reconstructor to build Mint from the Ubuntu base. He adds/removes certain apps/features such as the Mint tools. It usually takes about a month after the final Ubuntu release to get Mint released.
by 67GTA
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Wifi drivers

Mint has more drivers than Ubuntu. Drivers that are not native can be used with ndiswrapper. The GUI is in Menu>Administration>Windows Wireless Drivers. The drivers are stored in /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/drivers/. It also depends on what wireless device you have.
by 67GTA
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO: Fix A Buggy DSDT file
Replies: 3
Views: 5309

Re: HOWTO: Fix A Buggy DSDT file

Possible solution:

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http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6099553&postcount=18
My machines hang at shutdown until I applied this to 8.10(Intrepid), but an update has fixed it recently.
by 67GTA
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Seagate external usb hard drive won't mount
Replies: 11
Views: 4351

Re: Seagate external usb hard drive won't mount

Sorry for the late post. I haven't checked my email in a while. You might try using chmod to change the permissions. Right click on the desktop icon when it is mounted, and see who owns it(probably root). If so, open a terminal and try

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sudo chmod -R  a-rwx /dev/sdc1
by 67GTA
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO: Fix A Buggy DSDT file
Replies: 3
Views: 5309

Re: HOWTO: Fix A Buggy DSDT file

It is possible it will fix it. 99% of acpi problems come from DSDT errors. Send me a copy of your dmesg, and I'll be happy to take a peek.

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