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I work in computer support at a large university. I support several hundred PCs, about 100 Macs, and a couple dozen Linux boxes.


Jun
15
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
6
comment Linux Mint 13 not installing
I have also installed Mint in a virtual machine and all was well. But it would not install on the physical hardware. I found out that it was the video card. virtual machines use virtual video cards that tend to work well. But many real video cards [especially Nvidia] do not work well. On my office machine I swapped in a different video card and Mint 11-64 bit loaded fine when it did nothing with the card the computer came with. It of course may be other real hardware that is not as compatible as the virtual version was.
Feb
12
awarded  Fanatic
Jan
8
comment Access to the files beyond Wine's virtual disks
yes c: is located in ~/.wine/dosdevices/c: so unless one or more of the desktop integration folders is pointing outside of c: then the software would be limited to ~/.wine/dosdevices/c: and below.
Jan
8
comment Access to the files beyond Wine's virtual disks
Choose "configure wine" from the wine menu
Jan
8
comment Access to the files beyond Wine's virtual disks
You would have to remove the z: drive on the drives tab and redefine all the folders on the desktop integration tab.
Jan
8
answered Access to the files beyond Wine's virtual disks
Dec
7
awarded  Supporter
Aug
28
awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
19
comment Why am I getting an InitDevice::CreateDevice error when I try to run “Pirates of the Caribbean” with Wine?
My script consists of two lines: First Line: cd "/home/kevin/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/GamesFolder" and Second line: wine GamesExecutable.exe. Just change the first line to reflect the folder your game is in and the second to reflect its executable. Name it something like pirates.sh, set its executable bit, and run it in terminal.
Aug
19
comment Why am I getting an InitDevice::CreateDevice error when I try to run “Pirates of the Caribbean” with Wine?
I have one game that will not run directly. I created a shell script in its folder under Program Files that does nothing but cd to that folder and then launches the game. This works. Something like that may be of help to you.
Aug
5
comment Live-CDs no longer boot as expected
I created a new live-USB using YUMI and it worked to boot both Ubuntu 10.10 and Mint 11. CDs/DVDs in either drive still fail. I tried startx and it also failed. I have two DVD drives and get the same behavior from both.
Aug
5
accepted Live-CDs no longer boot as expected
Aug
3
awarded  Scholar
Aug
3
accepted Netbook Remix [EasyPeasy]: How to add a Mozilla Prism to Favorites
Aug
2
awarded  Teacher
Aug
2
answered Netbook Remix [EasyPeasy]: How to add a Mozilla Prism to Favorites
Aug
2
comment Live-CDs no longer boot as expected
Yes I used to boot to the machine via a Live-Thumb-Drive (Ubuntu 10.10) on a regular basis. It worked fine. Then it stopped working. I have two DVD drives, I tried both.
Aug
1
asked Live-CDs no longer boot as expected
Jul
30
comment `^M` at the end of each line of text files generated under Windows
In Windows you can use a better editor like Notepad++. It will allow you to save the files with UNIX line endings but view it in Windows as if it had Windows line endings. Then you can view it in both OS fine.