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by Ginsu543
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 'Mint menu' became too big, why?
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: 'Mint menu' became too big, why?

Once it returns to normal size after you log out and log back in, does your menu get big again when you continue to use the same theme? In other words, does it get big again after your reboot or log out and in, without having changed your theme? I have also seen the menu size get wonky after changin...
by Ginsu543
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Gnome 3.10 on Mint 17
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Gnome 3.10 on Mint 17

Why not just dual-boot another distro built on Gnome 3.10 along-side your Mint 17 Cinnamon instead of trying to run it in Mint? That way you don't risk any instability issues in Mint and I would assume that a distro geared for Gnome 3.10 will be better at running Gnome 3.10 than Mint would be, regar...
by Ginsu543
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Advice needed for drive setup on a 2-drive laptop
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Advice needed for drive setup on a 2-drive laptop

I second what austin.texas said: put Mint on your SSD and Windows on your HDD. I would format your HDD as two partitions (C: and D: drives), making the second one large enough to hold all your data. I would then make that partition accessible under Mint by mounting it in /etc/fstab. For the choice o...
by Ginsu543
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrade capacity /home with new harddrive
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: upgrade capacity /home with new harddrive

First of all, if you're using your computer as a file server, then you most likely do not need 60GB for your / partition (since I'm assuming you're not installing a lot of programs). You could use Gparted to shrink that partition down to probably 20 or 25GB and be just fine (of course, expand your /...
by Ginsu543
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Turn a USB Flash Drive into Extra Virtual RAM?
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: How to Turn a USB Flash Drive into Extra Virtual RAM?

You can also mount your USB flash drive as swap by editing your /etc/fstab file. First, open Terminal and run the following command: sudo blkid -o list That should tell you the UUID of the USB flash drive mounted temporarily to your system (most likely under /media/<name_of_drive>). Second, add the ...
by Ginsu543
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Reinstalling Linux
Replies: 38
Views: 5161

Re: Reinstalling Linux

Whenever you're asking for help, one of the most important pieces of information you need to share (besides your hardware specs) is what Desktop Environment you're using. For example, which version of Mint 13 did you install, Cinnamon or MATE? That is why I have all that information in my signature,...
by Ginsu543
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 67023

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

If the desktop is more powerful, then surely it could run XFCE as well. But they 'choose' to put cinnamon on it instead. Doesnt' that mean that they actually do prefer Cinnamon? But they use XFCE because their laptop can't handle Cinnamon. I'd 'prefer' to have a Corvette But since I don't have enou...
by Ginsu543
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Mint 17 suppose to come with a firewall?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Is Mint 17 suppose to come with a firewall?

I believe Mint 17 comes with ufw pre-installed but turned off by default. You can install gufw from the repos to turn it on and configure it.
by Ginsu543
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What version of Linux Mint to use?
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: What version of Linux Mint to use?

Thank you! You can use them in windows, but not in Mint. That's what I thought. So I have to uninstall the Windows versions after installing mint to avoid conflicts and get back some space at the harddisc. Are you planning to replace Windows with Mint or run Mint side-by-side with Windows as a dual...
by Ginsu543
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup of one hard drive to another
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Backup of one hard drive to another

There is also Clonezilla for disk cloning/imaging, and a utility called Unison which allows you to keep two directories synchronized so that if you make changes in one, those changes are replicated in the other. Both are already available in the repos, so you can install them using Software Manager ...
by Ginsu543
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Hard Drive Space
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Hard Drive Space

If you haven't already, install Gparted from the repos using Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager. When you then run the program, Gparted should be able to tell you exactly how your hard drive has been partitioned (how many partitions there are and how much space has been allocated to each)....
by Ginsu543
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon - english 17 User guide
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Cinnamon - english 17 User guide

I believe you're right that it is a manual error because the "proxy" tab doesn't show up in my Update Manager either. But just remember that these tools are constantly being improved upon from release to release, so the manual most likely lags behind the actual release version. In fact, a subsequent...
by Ginsu543
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing tor browser problem, help! [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Installing tor browser problem, help!

Fixed it, just extracted tor file downloaded from the website, then run the start-tor-browser, feel kinda dumb for not trying that earlier, anyway thanks guys for the help Glad that worked for you. I found out that there is another ppa that will allow you to install Tor Browser Bundle in Mint 17 wi...
by Ginsu543
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing tor browser problem, help! [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Installing tor browser problem, help!

i got this: $ tar -xjf tor-browser-linux32-3.6.2_en-US.tarxz tar (child): tor-browser-linux32-3.6.2_en-US.tarxz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now still cant find the file...
by Ginsu543
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copy and Paste(Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Copy and Paste

Glad you found a method that works, even if somewhat roundabout. You should edit your first post and mark it [SOLVED] (not your last one) so that others can see it without having to read through the thread. This helps people know when to click on the thread (they're trying to find the solution to a ...
by Ginsu543
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Second hard drive invisible to PS3 Media Server
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Second hard drive invisible to PS3 Media Server

This may or may not be helpful, but have you ever given MediaTomb a try? You should be able to install it through Software Manager or Synaptic, since it's already in the repos. I've used PS3 Media Server in the past, and I've found MediaTomb to be much easier to set up and maintain. MediaTomb is web...
by Ginsu543
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where do i go for computer without operating system
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Where do i go for computer without operating system

To avoid the whole Microsoft OS tax mess, I have always built my own computers from scratch by ordering Linux-friendly components (for which I have done extensive research beforehand) from on-line retailers like Newegg.com and TigerDirect.com . I built the main rig I use at home right now about five...
by Ginsu543
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint 17 to USB thumb drive
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Installing Linux Mint 17 to USB thumb drive

While it is possible that you might run into a hardware issue with some computers, I have done exactly what you want to do (install a full Mint system onto a USB drive) and have it work on pretty much every computer I've ever used it on. It's really nice having a fully self-contained modern OS that ...
by Ginsu543
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint version on desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Linux Mint version on desktop

If you choose to go the Conky route, there is a whole thread devoted to customizing them. They can be as elaborate or simple as you want them to be.
by Ginsu543
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install all listed updates?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Install all listed updates?

Level 1-3 updates are considered "safe" in the sense that they won't break your system if your system is stable and working. You just won't have the latest versions of programs available. However, level 4-5 updates can break your system if something goes wrong, because they update core component sof...

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