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I have several Mint Mate installations - in virtual partitions and on USB flash drives. They all have the same themes (skins). On some, I can change the pointer size ...
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    Problems with pointer size


    I have several Mint Mate installations - in virtual partitions and on USB flash drives. They all have the same themes (skins).

    On some, I can change the pointer size by moving the slider (see picture). On others the slider is greyed out and I have to stay with the small default pointer.

    What could possibly be the cause that the exact same systems (same .iso) behave differently.




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    This is not clear. Please post a larger image. In any case, do you mean the size of an on-screen pointer icon, or the size of a variable pointer? My guess is the former. If so, are you trying this on the same hardware, but with different skins? If different hardware, then it may be a video card issue. Other than that, I am clueless...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    This is not clear. Please post a larger image. In any case, do you mean the size of an on-screen pointer icon, or the size of a variable pointer? My guess is the former. If so, are you trying this on the same hardware, but with different skins? If different hardware, then it may be a video card issue. Other than that, I am clueless...
    1. Bigger pictures are not possible on this site - unfortunately.

    2. We are talking about the on-screen pointer.

    3. Same PC, same skin. Some run in virtual, others from a stick.

    4. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

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    Try this suggestion which looks like an old time cheat code!
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    1. Bigger pictures are not possible on this site - unfortunately.
    I use Fast, Free Image Hosting - ImageBam for that.

    Just post the link to the shot like so

    ImageBam

    Have you checked via synaptic package manager in Mint to see if same pointer packages are installed?
    That could be the difference maybe.

    Also. Virtual and Stick. 2 different animals indeed. Is stick persistent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Try this suggestion which looks like an old time cheat code!

    Nice. It works on mine Elija.

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    Thanks guys for all the inputs.

    elija - I will try that

    rokytnji - I use TinyPic but when I paste the IMG code and the picture is more than what I posted, then the forum engine does not take it.

    Yes, the stick is persistent. It has a 4GB Casper-rw file. I am still trying to increase the size of that file, but I did not have any luck yet.

    Here is how I make my sticks.. This is a little tutorial I made about it.

    If the pictures show to fuzzy, download the PDF from here.

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    It has a 4GB Casper-rw file. I am still trying to increase the size of that file, but I did not have any luck yet
    The method I have used, from the Ubuntu site is this: Use a Linux CD or from another installed Linux system with GParted , resize the first partition which contains the live image to just over its size on the flash drive. There should be a casper-rw file on the flash, delete it. Then create a second ext2 partition with the rest of the flash and make sure the Label is casper-rw. Click the partition to highlight it, click on the Partition tab and then click Label and enter casper-rw.

    If you have the flash formatted as FAT32, it won't go over 4GB.

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    Thanks yancek. Looks good. I will try that. I have one flash drive with Mint that is NTFS and the others I can always redo.

    I am going to experiment with the NTFS 32GB drive and if it works I am going to redo my main drive which is 128GB.

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    @yancek

    I followed your guidance and created a large casper-rw as you can see here.

    There were some system files put into the casper-rw file as you can see here.

    But when I tried to boot with the stick, I got this message. I took that picture from the screen and enhanced it a bit. If you can't read it, this is what it says:

    Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/mdm but is not owned by user 114 and group 123. Please correct the ownership or MOM configuration and restart MOM.
    I do not have the faintest idea what that means. Remember I am a Windows guy who makes his first steps into Linux territory. So I am completely clueless.

    Can you please help me out to get over thsi bump. It worked so nicely with your instructions, but if it does not boot, all is in vain.

    PS: If you click on the pictures linked in TinyPic, they enlarge. That window you can close on the bottom right.

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