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Advanced Topics / Re: Trying to install linux on new laptop
« on: July 12, 2014, 09:20:27 am »
Okay, here's the output.

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 90845 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1  4294967295  2147483647+  ee  GPT
ubuntu-gnome@ubuntu-gnome:~$

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Advanced Topics / Trying to install linux on new laptop
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:09:35 pm »
Okay, after months of saving money and debating whether or not to spend it, I got a new computer last week. It's a Toshiba, running Windows 8 (which is honestly better than I had heard), and I want to set up a partition for Linux on it. I got it to let me boot from the CD/DVD drive, and used a Ubuntu Gnome disk mostly as a test.

And the installer is telling me the computer already has 5 partitions.

Partitions 1, 3, 4 and 5 are all ntfs. Partition 4 seems to be my primary partition considering it takes up over 90 percent of the space on this thing. Partion 2 is an efi/fat32 (depending on what part of the installer you look at), and I'm not even sure what that is. Have any of you guys encountered this before? If so, what did you do?

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General Discussion / Re: Microsoft seizes No-IP domains
« on: July 04, 2014, 08:55:03 am »
I don't follow. What?

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Software & Applications / Re: What are issues using Openbox with P5
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:58:45 pm »
Be sure to keep us posted, I'm personally a fan of openbox and I'd like to hear how well it works with Peppermint.

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Advanced Topics / Re: Partition Question
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:20:33 am »
Alright, thank you both. I'll try searching for an answer elsewhere.

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Software & Applications / Re: Problem with Docky
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:44:07 pm »
Checking that right now, actually.

One last thing- do you know if those commands work the same way in Arch-based distributions?

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Software & Applications / Re: Problem with Docky
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:23:45 pm »
Okay, just checking.

I've created both the files and made them executable. I think I screwed something up with the second file, since Docky still vanishes if I unplug the power cord, but just having it stay there after suspending is a big improvement.

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Software & Applications / Re: Problem with Docky
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:13:20 pm »
Okay, got it. That's quite a bit more clear, I appreciate it.

Do I have to close the windows before I do the chmod part, or is that optional?

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Advanced Topics / Partition Question [ANSWERED]
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:06:51 pm »
Okay, I'm not sure whether this belongs here or in the Hardware section. If this is the wrong place, can someone please relocate it?

And now the question. I currently have 3 Windows partitions on my computer- the main partition, a recovery partition, and a really tiny partition that I honestly don't remember making. I'm not sure why the third one is there. Is it possible to merge it with my main partition? If so, how do I do it without screwing everything up?

Also, my apologies for asking so many questions.

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Software & Applications / Re: Problem with Docky
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:01:55 pm »
Alright then. For the moment I'm just going to use Plank, which is a quicker solution and much less likely to result in me accidentally breaking something. I really do appreciate the help though.  :)

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Okay, I understand. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Software & Applications / Re: Problem with Docky
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:13:20 pm »
Thanks for the reply and for the link, I appreciate it. However, that just raises more questions. How do I create a file and give it root access? And, once that is done, how do I make it executable?

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Quick noob question, what is the benefit of opening a folder in root?

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I'm Zach, I'm probably one of the youngest people here at age 21 and I've been using Linux for about 8 months or so. I am a serial OS switcher, mostly favoring Elementary OS and Ubuntu Gnome, and am currently running Peppermint 5, which is going well so far. I'm not the most tech-savvy person but I enjoy tweaking every little thing on my desktop that I can.

Despite getting my Bachelor's degree at age 20, I'm stuck working part-time as a cashier. When I'm not working I enjoy doing various nerdy things (playing video games, watching cartoons and anime, reading tabletop RPG books, etc). I'm not the most interesting person and I probably can't help with any technical problems, but I do enjoy reading the discussions.

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Software & Applications / Problem with Docky [SOLVED]
« on: June 26, 2014, 10:26:45 am »
Alright, this is something that's been bugging me for months now and I'm wondering if you guys have a solution.

I like Docky quite a bit because it's a nice, simple dock application and it has a transparent theme so there aren't any dumb decorations, just the icons. However, whenever I suspend my laptop (such as by closing the lid) and then wake it up again, Docky disappears. This happens on every OS I've used, and I do not have this problem with Cairo-Dock or with Plank. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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