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Hi guys, I am really impressed by this wonderful Linux Mint 11 System. I installed it yesterday, got rid of Windows 7 Starter. which made my netbook totally slow and ...
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    Hi guys,

    I am really impressed by this wonderful Linux Mint 11 System. I installed it yesterday, got rid of Windows 7 Starter. which made my netbook totally slow and now I'm enjoying the speed of Linux.

    Though, as a newbie, I got a couple of questions:

    1. There is a general password for a lot of things, e.g. when the system goes into standby or when I want to open some folders. I would like to get rid of it. I don't need it.

    2. There are some folders, e.g. root and lost+found which are not "openable". How can I get full access to all my files and folders?

    3. The sound volume seems lower than before but there is no way for me to fix it unless go over the maximum which makes it sound not good.

    I hope you can help me with this

    laguna

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    Hello and welcome!

    You can check this short article for some info on using sudo vs root access:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...in-ubuntu.html

    It was written for Ubuntu, but Mint is based on Ubuntu.

    Note that for folders/files that are not found within your own /home folder, you'll usually need root permissions to make any changes.
    oz

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    1.I hope you remembered to increase the volume on both the system and the player.
    2.you may install vlc for linux using aptoncd.
    3.Login at the terminal as super user when your system startsup then you wont need to retype the password.

    jonniemuk.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    The link provided by ozar is quite informative.
    Linux, by default, doesn't drop users into an administrative account. This is a security feature, there by design.

    That said, I hope you continue to enjoy Linux!
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    OK thanks for help.

    I have another problem now.

    I suppose always when I'm in battery mode, my screen dims down and I don't know where to change it.

    can you help me with this either?

    laguna

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    The site's a *tad* slow at the moment, but this explains things quite well.
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Depending on what DE you are using (KDE, Gnome, Xfce...)
    you should have a menu for power management. There should be an option there to "Dim Display when Idle".
    Un-check the box.
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    yea it is unchecked already. I was playing with the whole range of boxes and nothing worked.

    laguna

    EDIT: i read this thread and think it's better to be in a safe and secure mode. i just leave the password like it is.
    Last edited by laguna; 08-15-2011 at 10:18 PM.

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    I can't find anything in the forum that could help me nor on google.

    There's apparently no way for me to keep my screen in full brightness when I'm in battery mode

    Apart from that I noticed that my netbook just logs off when I'm idle (but even in Skype conversations) and I have to type in my password again.

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