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by Pierre
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning

as rene has mentioned: Memtest86 will Test the Memory ( RAM ) of your machine, & not that SSD that you thought that you were testing. - so you will need to check out which Memory Stick, is giving those errors, and fix that issue - first off. then, after that, you may consider using Gparted from ...
by Pierre
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Install Google Earth: "Error: A later version is already installed" How to delete older version
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Can't Install Google Earth: "Error: A later version is already installed" How to delete older version

use Package Manager AKA synaptic, to search for G.E and then select 'remove',
to remove any remnants of G.E.

then use Software Manager to install the older version of G.E.
by Pierre
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to increase home partition. I have dual boot os.
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: how to increase home partition. I have dual boot os.

the main issue is that there needs to be some free space, that is on either side of the /home partition, & so you then have to manually create such a free space, in order to start the moving process. - this is not impossible, but does require some patience, as this has to be done from Gparted, i...
by Pierre
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Sharing NTFS Partitions with Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Sharing NTFS Partitions with Windows 10

that systemd, along with win-10, and each has it's own set of issues. IMHO, when you are planning to use a multi-boot system, then you should set-up All of the Partitions - in advance . . - granted, this is a bit tricky, when your machine comes pre-installed with win-10. but, with a little bit of fo...
by Pierre
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to stop others using computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: How to stop others using computer?

typically, if you are that serious about password protection, - then you would set Two Password - - one in the PCs BIOS & one in the Operating System, for the User. that combination, alone, is more than sufficient to stop most other people, from using your machine. since the OP is already using ...
by Pierre
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to stop others using computer?
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: How to stop others using computer?

you should also be able to goto:
- Menu - Control Center - Administration - Users and Groups
from there, click on your PCs name that you are using, and then on Password: Asked on Login - Change

& there, you should be able to set a Password for your machine.
by Pierre
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: online accounts
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: online accounts

there is a number of items that are tied to the Desktop Environment, and if you try to remove any of them, then you will risk breaking the entire system. :shock: rather than trying to remove any of those items, try to simply hide / delete the Icon, for that item, so that it no longer bothers you. yo...
by Pierre
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to switch from guest user on lock screen
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: [SOLVED] How to switch from guest user on lock screen

Anyway - - most of use, have done some equally silly, and then couldn't find any way out
:(
it happens.
:)
by Pierre
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Encrypted HDD to Decrypted SDD
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Encrypted HDD to Decrypted SDD

as always, the query is - "why the encryption"? - is it really, necessary? - as it just adds another layer of potential issues. . . you should decrypt the Data, any way & before you copy anything over to the SSD. in theory, you could just copy the whole encrypted Data over to the SSD, ...
by Pierre
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Free phone calls on Linux Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Free phone calls on Linux Mint?

almost everyone would use Skype or a similar such program
:)
by Pierre
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossover Linux worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Crossover Linux worth the money?

It's on special for $19. Worth that, or no? that'll be the Ghacks Promo: https://deals.ghacks.net/sales/crossover-17-for-linux?utm_source=ghacks.net&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crossover-17-for-linux_121217&utm_term=scsf-266914&utm_content=a0x1a000003amuc&scsonar=1 and it's...
by Pierre
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TimeShift at boot....
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: TimeShift at boot....

it would still pay to watch that ext HDD, for any activity in the first hour.
- it should, however, do the Automatic Backup, at or close to Start, if that is what you set it to.
what do the actual TS setting show ?.
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security?
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Security?

just to re-iterate that - - you don't need any of those "Extras" in your New Linux System 8) and most of those so-called " vulnerabilities" are generally confined to some Server Situation,, - and not to any specific Linux Desktop Operating System. which, all means,, that you more...
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is your preferred backup program?
Replies: 16
Views: 421

Re: What is your preferred backup program?

usually it's LuckyBackup, if the whole caboodle is being backed up.
otherwise, it's a manual copy of the relevant Data files to a usb stick.
8)
and the latter method is super quick, since there isn't that many files.
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)

that may also depend on the Host Hardware - - most of my PCs are low spec,
and as such, running Cinnamon in any VB tends to get that Software Rendering Error.
& I've yet to Test my Theory in an higher spec Hardware machine.
:)
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi Hardware vanished without a trace
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: WiFi Hardware vanished without a trace

those inbuilt WiFi cards do seem to fail, over time,
and it seems to me, that the Windows System loses the WiFi first, then the Linux System, some time later.
- at that point, the inbuilt WiFi seems to be permanently gone.
so, you then have to start using an USB WiFi Dongle, instead.
8)
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)

does the Guest Addition version match the VirtualBox version? ie: my VBs are often ahead of the actual Guest Addition version, & generally only get updated when the VirtualBox software prompts to do so. BTW: quite often, I've found that Cinnamon is too heavy to run in a VB situation, & only ...
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have rendered my system unbootable. Help?
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: I have rendered my system unbootable. Help?

if you insist on getting cocky and editing things like the /fstab ( don't be shy, we've all done something similar ) then - - always, always,, create a backup file - it's so easy to do, that you will think that you don't need to :lol: - - File - Save As - OriginalFileName.bak ( I'll sometimes use *....
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update manager 4 level updates
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Update manager 4 level updates

YES - - both in theory & in practice - - you sure could.

if you wish to be more conservative, then stay with only Level Three Updates,
& if you wish to be Very Cautious, then only install Level One & Level Two updates.
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Very old newbie (solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 322

Re: Very old newbie

welcome to our Forum
:D

Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.

and catweazel will be most happy, to have another old fellow, that his skills can help out.
:)

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