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Linux Support / Transluscent windows
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:16:33 am »
Following on from my thread @Right click delete'.  I thought I would start a new topic on why I had this ossue.

I wanted to remove the translucent (or whatever other name it has).  After messing about with opacity etc I lost the use of right click in menus and folders.

How can I simply have solid windows on PM5?

Linux Support / Permisions error
« on: November 04, 2014, 11:49:59 am »
I am trying to edit a jpg file on my laptop (PM5).  the file was downloaded to a usb drive from my main computer (PM5)

I am getting this;

Saving '/media/a/3D3B-BE1A/Chickens/mouse.jpg' failed:

Read-only file system

Any ideas?

Linux Support / Right click delete
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:27:50 am »
I think I asked this ages ago. Here goes again!
How do I add 'delete' to the right click menu?
  I have now cocked up the menu system by altering transparency.  No menus can now be seen.  :-[


Linux Support / Removing AESCrypt
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:13:23 pm »
I just installed Truecrypt on my New (ish) laptop but it says it is no longer supported.  I looked at cross platform (Andriod and Linux) alternatives and chose AESCrypt.
I downloaded the 32bit version and installed via GDebi.

The thing is it will not launch. When I click on it it says......'Invalid arguments, a single filename is required'

I have looked at all methods (that I know of uninstalling but cannot find a way).
Any ideas welcome and....................I will accept all the critism of installing from unknown sources.   :-[

Linux Support / Dropbox installation in PM5
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:27:01 am »
I am having problems installing Dropbox in a recently installed version of PM5.  When I click the Dropbox icon in the internet section it comes up with 'In order to use Dropbkx you must download the propriety daemon'
I have done this several times and it just locks at 'download compete 100%'
Software manger shows it's installed but won't show on task bar even after reboot.
Any ideas?

Linux Support / (Resolved)Installing PM5 on Dell D430
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:07:58 pm »
I am trying to install PM5 along Windows 7 on a Dell D430
  I am using a live USB.  The only option I am goptions I am getting is to completely remove Windows 7 not install alongside.  Any ideas?

Linux Support / Using Linux boot usb stick to repair virus
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:54:39 pm »
My neighbor has a Windows pc ( 8 I think) and it has floating porn adds appearing.  She has asked me if I can get rid of them (she has the same problem on her Andriod phone).  I was thinking of using one of the Linux live usb distro's.  Which would be the best?  I havn't  seen her pc yet so cannot be specific as to the exact problem.


Linux Support / Installing Peppermint 5 over Mint
« on: August 02, 2014, 12:36:41 pm »
Hello.  I am trying to install Peppermint 5 over Mint 16.  I have to keep the Windows Vista partition for my Wife.  When I try to install it only allows me to Overwrite all partitions or alongside.  I need to put it on the Mint one.  Can anyone help?

Linux Support / Windows question. Sorry!
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:59:43 am »
First off I apologise for asking a Windows based question but I cannot bring myself to go one of their forums.

My neighbours Dad died recently and his Windows 7 laptop cannot be opened because they don't know the password.  I have been onto the hard drive with a Siltaz live usb and there is virtually no files and certainly nothing private etc!  They just want to use the Acer laptop.  I can't find any rescue discs but I can get into the rescue partition using Siltaz.  I've tried a couple of password crack programs and they both say that it is blank.  when I try it blank it doesn't work.  Password hint says 'Book'.  We have tried them all.  Any suggestions?

General Discussion / MS Windows woes!
« on: July 20, 2014, 07:50:55 am »
I recently had trouble with my Andriod phone booting (it has a custom rom).  So I thought I would flash another rom using odin.  Odin only works with Windows so I had to download odin from a file sharing site.  I used my wife’s lapotop which has vista and double clicked the Exe for Odin.  No surprises then that I infected her laptop with all sorts of crap.  flashing screen adverts for gambling and..... Ahem... webcam stuff! I totally forgot how insecure Windows is because I use Linux so much.  Two hours of reinstalling Vista and programs tells it's own story! 

Linux Support / Micro sd card reading problems
« on: July 18, 2014, 01:37:15 pm »

I have just purchased a  64gb micro Sandisk sdxc uhs-1 card.  I cant get Peppermint 5 or Mint16 to recognise it properly.   My Android phone won't recognise it either.

Any suggestions.

Screen shot attached.

Linux Support / Peppermint 5
« on: April 30, 2014, 06:47:31 am »
Looking forward to Peppermint 5.  I recently installed Mint 16 on My business system and I'm not fussed on it.  If only PCmanFM would recognize volumes quicker it would be perfect but sometimes I can wait 20 minutes for it to recognize a usb stick....sometimes not at all. I have to use Thunar file manager and it works instantly.

Anybody got any clues as to what we can expect?  Is it LTS?

Linux Support / Docky
« on: April 26, 2014, 07:21:25 am »

I just saw a screen shot of Emegra's monitor with Docky on.  So I thought I would give it a go.  I have installed it in Mint but will also try in Peppermint.  The thing is Even when I put icons onto it on reboot they disappear (mostly) leaving only 4 or 5.  I can't seem to find anywhere in settings to save configuration.
Any ideas?


Linux Support / Viewing pictures in file manager
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:36:13 pm »
When I open a folder of jpg's in Mint or Peppermint I only see the file type is there a way of seeing a small thumbnail?

Hardware Compatibility / Using LCD TV as a monitor
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:21:18 am »
HI.  I'm using my spare Logik 21" tv as a monitor but the display is awful regardless of the dpi settings.  It's soft and not sharp.  I'm using the on board graphics card on the base unit, a Dell Optiplex 755.  Would a cheapo pci graphics card help?

Linux Mint 16
Windows Vista
Dual boot

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