Skip to comments.Need assistance with Mint Maya
Posted on 06/29/2012 4:41:49 PM PDT by Bikkuri
I have been having trouble for the last 2 weeks trying to resolve this issue..
Also, even more annoying is that it does this:
# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 295.33 (buildd@allspice) Fri Mar 30 13:37:33 UTC 2012
# Removed Option "Xinerama" "0" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" 1680 0 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" Option "Xinerama" "1" EndSection
Section "Files" EndSection
# generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection
# generated from default Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" EndSection
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "Samsung SyncMaster" HorizSync 30.0 - 190.0 VertRefresh 56.0 - 125.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid Identifier "Monitor1" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "DELL E228WFP" HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0 VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection
Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce GTX 470" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" EndSection
Section "Device" Identifier "Device1" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce GTX 470" BusID "PCI:2:0:0" EndSection
# Removed Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_60_0 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_120 +0+0; 1680x1050_60_0 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_70 +0+0; 1680x1050_120 +0+0; 1680x1050_60_0 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0" # Removed Option "TwinView" "1" # Removed Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_120 +0+0; 1680x1050_60_0 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0" # Removed Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_70 +0+0; 1680x1050_120 +0+0; 1680x1050_60_0 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-2" Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_120 +0+0; 1680x1050_60_0 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection
# Removed Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0" # Removed Option "TwinView" "1" Identifier "Screen1" Device "Device1" Monitor "Monitor1" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "DFP-0" Option "metamodes" "1680x1050_60 +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection
Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection
Any help is greatly appreciated!
P.S. Am going to sleep now and will be working late.. will be back in about 16 or so hours :p
BTW, sorry about the format.. didn’t come out very nice :/
Tech Ping (LINUX)
LOL. I opened this thread because I thought Mint Maya was some kind of a summer beverage and I wanted to read about it because it sounded good.
What do I know? I’m a hippie Mac person.
Yeah, I was going to get some for my Keurig.
Like your sign up date, by the way.
Wow! Someone who has been hanging around here even longer than I have.
“I opened this thread because I thought Mint Maya was some kind of a summer beverage ... Im a hippie Mac person.”
So I see you’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid... LOL :)
Yeah, I’ve been here since Drudge linked to FR. Shortly after I joined, Drudge stopped.
I recall the time when a whole day’s threads took only one page. I had so much more free time then - LOL.
Ask here if you haven’t already:
For Mint questions most other forums won’t help all the time (sometimes they do).
Have you considered trying XFCE? The Mint Maya XFCE edition release candidate was just released today. Since it will be using a different display manager, maybe it wouldn’t be giving you so much trouble.
I’m using the last version of Mint/XFCE and will be upgrading to Maya when the XFCE version is stable.
Thank you :) Yeah, I have been reading LOTS of forums.. and found the Mint forums.. sadly, anyone (up until the last couple of days) that had a problem close to this one went unanswered :/
The problem about the 2 monitors has been partially answered.. and I have found only 1 post that has the same problem with the task bars and no answer for that at all :p
I will check up on the XFCE, thank you for bringing that to my attention :) (I don’t know anything about it yet though :p)
Take care :)
Really sorry about that, I should have put Linux in the title too :p
Needed a chuckle though ;)
“I will check up on the XFCE, thank you for bringing that to my attention :) (I dont know anything about it yet though :p)”
XFCE is somewhat like Gnome 2 without some of the bells and whistles. It’s fast, uncomplicated and gets out of your way so you can work. Your machine will feel noticeably faster.
If you try out Mint Maya/XFCE be sure to take a look at all the xfce4 plugins in the repository using Synaptic or whatever package manager you use. XFCE is modular and the default install is pretty minimal; it holds a lot of features back. There are many plugins you might want in the tray, like a system clock/calendar, system monitors, calculator, clipboard viewer, volume controls, etc. that are left out of the initial installation.
Take a look at the packages at http://goodies.xfce.org/ to find what you want. I think there is an xfce4 package called “goodies” in the repository that includes a lot of them.
I’ll have more time to help this evening, right now I’m getting ready for company and the floor doesn’t vacuum itself.
In the meantime, you might go ahead and install the XFCE4 desktop. You can run XFCE concurrently with your current setup; you don’t have to uninstall Gnome3 or Cinnamon or reinstall Mint. Go into your package manager and install:
xfce4-panel — is probably already going to automatically install along with xfce4
Or you can go into your terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce4-panel xfce4-goodies
Next logout and log back into the startup screen. You can choose what desktop you want to run by clicking the little gears icon on the login box. Choose XFCE and you’re good to go.
XFCE is the new favorite with people who want a minimal environment. You can have different widgets or not, and even running every feature will still leave your system much faster than under Gnome3/Cinnamon.
“If this was DOS, I would be SO happy I knew what other people don’t.. and feel real smart.. sadly.. I am on the side of the ‘unknowledged’ people now :/ “
If you want a true, bare-to-the-bones lightning-speed System of Coolness, take a look at:
Awesome Window Manager
Awesome-WM and Xmonad are designed to be 100% Pure Coolness for people who run multiple monitors. They don’t have moveable windows that you drag, instead they are keyboard-based. Programmers who use these are so much more productive than using graphical managers. You still have a mouse, but you don’t use the mouse to switch windows... it is a real time-saver.
* Completely customizable — Search http://images.google.com for ‘Awesome WM’ and Xmonad and you’ll get a sense of the power and flexibility of these managers. You can have all the settings just like you like them.
* Unbelievably fast — Their tiny size means your computer runs lightning fast. They are on almost as you hit the return button to login.
* Very stable — Since their codebases are so small and rarely change, you don’t have the graphical hiccups like what you are facing now. They JUST WORK.
* Pretty steep learning curve — They are very different from a graphical environment. If you’re used to clicking windows and dragging, it’s a big step.
* You customize by making changes to a settings file — This is a good thing. They let you make whatever changes you want, and those changes will rarely have to be changed when you upgrade.
Xmonad reads a file in Haskell, and Awesome-Wm reads a file in Lua. Lua is said to be the easier of the two for a beginner to understand, but Xmonad has many fans. Supposedly a beginner doesn’t have to know Lua or Haskell to make changes, you just copy and paste code into the file to make your customizations.
I wanted to get into one of them a few months ago, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had a chance. I’d like to adopt one of the two within the next few months, but right now my XFCE is running nice and I have other things to do. And I have only one monitor so it isn’t that big of a deal.
These lightweight window managers really shine when you have multiple monitors. They are capable of having not only two monitors, you can have as many as you want and you will have no problems with them. You can have 8 or more monitors and assign certain programs to run on specific monitors in just the right part of the screen.
For now give XFCE a try. This multiple panel problem you’re having sounds like a bug.
Wait, I just searched Google for: Ubuntu multiple panels — and I found something:
[gnome] Multiple empty top panels - Ubuntu Forums — http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1873528
They are having the same problem you are, multiple panels when a second monitor is active. The responder says “You can remove them with Alt+Rt Click”.
I’ll check back in tonight; right now I need to get back to house cleaning...
This is so weird to me.. just hover over a music file, and it starts playing... (Mint Mate)..
I’m glad you got it working!
“I DID check out your suggestions.. did lots of reading and viewing.. The learning curve is too steep for me :/”
So true. I’ve been using Linux since 2005 and I found the AwesomeWm and Xmonad were too steep a learning curve without some significant study. Once I have more time to spend on it I’m hoping to move over to one of them... I have read that they really can increase productivity.
“I have a way to go until I understand the terminal commands/structure.”
That takes time, but it will come. Here are some good ways to find out about commands.
http://www.unix.com/ — Excellent forum
Type the command you are finding out about and add —help to it, like:
(For some reason typing in a double dash turns into a “—”... it should be the command, a space, and then two minus signs, and then ‘help’)
Or access the manual:
Wikipedia has a page on every Linux command. You can find the master list at:
“The help on the forums is pathetic.. about 50% of assistance are either smart-ass remarks or ignored completely :( “
Then as a Freerepublic member you should feel right at home! :)
“This is so weird to me.. just hover over a music file, and it starts playing... (Mint Mate)..”
Ewww... If that’s the default someone really messed up. There must be a way to disable that behavior. (That’s not a bug, that’s a feature! LOL)
Look into the Krusader file manager — http://www.krusader.org/ . It is a two-column manager in the vein of the first generation file managers. It is VERY powerful. Krusader is a KDE app so installing it will also install quite a few KDE dependencies, but they will stay out of your way since you’re not using a KDE frontend. I love it, nothing comes close.
Stay away from “Gnome Commander” — I found it to be buggy and nearly lost some files copying from one directory to another. It also is less featured than Krusader.
Now, if you’re feeling like the 1980s and you want some DOS nostalgia, take a look at Midnight Commander (sudo apt-get install mc). Midnight Commander runs in the terminal. I don’t use it because I’m not sure there is an undo or a trash, but I might be wrong. Some truly hardcore users will run mc or Emac’s Dired file managers in a dedicated window in a multi-monitor AwesomeWM or Xmonad setup; that way their file manager is always available and uses minimal resources.
The good thing about any of these file managers is that none of them are going to start playing music just by hovering! :)
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