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by MtnDewManiac
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: xfce 4.14
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: xfce 4.14

I don't know why it wouldn't.
by MtnDewManiac
Mon May 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

He (or she) can't. No working optical drive or USB port. HEY, thanks for reading! It's a little frustrating having to keep mentioning that. That's probably the reason that I didn't bother posting a lengthy financial report and point out that, while on a good day I can keep an elderly widowed parent...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon May 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

No, mintupgrade surely isn't supposed to tear all that stuff out, is it? ya, it is... upgrading will involve a lot of deleting of existing files and installing a bunch of new ones. Thats part of the normal process. Not sure why that bugs you. It's normal for me to lose one of the two most popular w...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon May 06, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?

I, as well as others DID post on your original post. Oh, sorry. I'll go back to that one to keep everything straight, then. But since you've asked: a clean install is usually recommended in these cases...back up anything important to you at the very least on USBs first, then do a clean install and ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Should I have asked my Mint Upgrade Problem Here instead of in Newbie Area?

It's kind of an installation. I mean, yes, it's an upgrade to 18. But that means I'm installing it, too. So should I have posted my disaster report here? Is that why I can't get any help in the other area, because the people who know this stuff are in here monitoring instead of the new people area? ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 474

I ran mintupgrade check again and this happened

user@computer ~ $ mintupgrade check + Checking your Linux Mint codename... + Checking your Linux Mint edition... + Setting up the repositories for Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'... [sudo] password for randy: OK Hit http://archive.canonical.com xenial InRelease Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com sarah InRelea...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

More information: I followed this how-to as much as possible: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316 I hovered on my upper panel to see what time it was, and while the panel was visible, I saw the mintUpdate icon had changed to the "!" one, so I opened the app and it is now showing that ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun May 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through
Replies: 19
Views: 474

REQUEST ASSISTANCE: Upgrade from 17.3 to 18 Failed Halfway Through

Had to do in-place upgrade this time. Checked via terminal and have 17.3 (Xfce). Followed the link for going from that to 18. Installed mintupgrade via terminal. Ran mintupgrade check and things looked okay. Ran mintupgrade download and things looked okay (this took about 42 minutes). Ran mintupgrad...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Error loading operative system
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Error loading operative system

Problem solved! The problem was the download mirror. If it was my post that caused you to figure your issue out, I am glad I was able to help. Regardless, I'm happy that you were able to do so. Someone once told me, "If your car won't start, before spending a bunch of money on a tow truck and mecha...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments
Replies: 34
Views: 1215

Re: [solved] gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments

Which believe they are referring to people installing a malicious extension pack for Virtualbox from some unknown source. Doesn't it (the existence of a means for elevating privileges) apply more generally here, too? By that I mean wouldn't any piece of code that someone can convince the user to gi...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19

This is not the place to discus politics. BTW one of iblocklist is protecting me from US GOVERNMENT spying.I do not agree with you, but I'm respecting your thoughts. I was merely stating a fact. You may choose to disagree with any fact you like :lol: , including that one. But I do take your point, ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Error loading operative system
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Error loading operative system

Is this the exact same USB (and data) you used to install Mint successfully on your computer, or did you "burn" the ISO fresh? If the latter, did you make sure the ISO you downloaded was an exact bit-for-bit copy (by comparing its checksum to what was listed) and, having done so and still had the is...
by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: PGL, Peerguardian Linux and Linux MInt 19

For me data collection is violation of 4th. Yes - if it's the US federal government (or a state/local one) that is doing the collecting. Think of the US Constitution as a contract (so to speak) between you and the government - not everyone/everything else. Otherwise, when a business clearly posted ...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for anaconda
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Looking for anaconda

Have you tried this?
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... quickstart
...or this, depending on your version of Mint?
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/ ... untu-16-04

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: chrome or firefox?
Replies: 38
Views: 1366

Re: chrome or firefox?

Either way, I don't care because FireFox is not up to snuff for my Banking websites that I use , therefore it is unacceptable. Chromium has no such problems and therefore has my blessings. I wonder why this is. Do those banking websites require Flash or one of Google's scripts to run on your comput...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: can't extract zip format file.
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: can't extract zip format file.

Just to clarify, how exactly are you attempting to extract it? I don't recall having to install anything on my system, just double-click on the file in my file manager (Thunar) or right-clicking the file name and selecting the extract option. Then again, most of the archives I have dealt with recent...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: 'Final stable' version?
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: 'Final stable' version?

I did side side by sides of used memory 2mins after boot in a VM a little while back. All Mint 19s fully up to date at the time - XFCE 338MB, MATE 349MB, Cinnamon 513MB and KDE NEON (on an 18.04 base) 400MB Cinnamon 4 in Mint 19.1 comes in at about 480MB in that environment. Not quite 900M but stil...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Password to log in here...
Replies: 30
Views: 1904

Re: Password to log in here...

The good thing: no need to kill you in order to get your fingerprints and your retina scan. The bad news: ain't secure, either. The really bad news: It is usually a whole lot simpler and safer for them to go ahead and do so. Faster, too, since corpses don't complain nearly as much about having bits...
by MtnDewManiac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vlc error in Mint V19 (Tara)
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: vlc error in Mint V19 (Tara)

System: Host: allspark Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.3.0 You have installed the 32-bit version of Mint? I don't know enough about this stuff to even figure out how to do it, let alone tell someone else, but: Check to see if you have two implementations (ABI incompatible) of libio l...

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