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by MtnDewManiac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Error loading operative system
Replies: 8
Views: 200

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: 1031

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: 29
Views: 1070

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: 200

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: 29
Views: 1070

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: 131

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: 1167

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: 136

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: 21
Views: 894

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: 29
Views: 1145

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: 187

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...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments
Replies: 34
Views: 1031

Re: gksu (gksudo) issues plus other comments

I do not know the answer to your question but while you wait for someone who does: For example, this is how I use gksudo. gksudo thunar /etc/apt then I right click on sources.list and open it with leafpad. *** Substitute pkexec for gksudo: pkexec thunar Right click on /etc/apt/sources.list and sele...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: xfce panl overlaps with full-screen program
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: xfce panl overlaps with full-screen program

Toggle that "Don't reserve space on borders" option (same place you set your panels to never go away whether you're using them or not).

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: No funcionan las ventanas
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: No funcionan las ventanas

Here's what I got from an auto-translator: Hello, I have an old PC in which I installed Maya XFCE and with which I have done very well, until now. The problem is that I can not minimize or move the windows, or change the size, I do not get the symbols. Neither the sidebar to go down. And on the desk...
by MtnDewManiac
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Question about donations
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Question about donations

Mint (the business) is not a non-profit? If I remember correctly, non-profit status does NOT mean you cannot still write yourself and your workers a paycheck, if that's the concern.

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 31
Views: 1431

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

I'm surprised that the original announcement - and the buzz it generated - hasn't provoked a discussion in "Ubuntu's own camp" that would have caused (or forced, if you like) the announcer to clarify things in regards to regular desktop installations. Or has it already done so, and some sort of offi...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro
Replies: 27
Views: 2176

Re: Questions for Mint users who have investigated Manjaro

oldgranola wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:38 pm
LMDE is not an OS like Manjaro or LM Mint, its a desktop interface.
<SCRATCHES HEAD> Well then, if LMDE is not an OS... which OS does it run on? And while I'm asking, is a desktop interface similar to a desktop environment (Xfce, MATE, et cetera) or is it something else altogether?

Regards,
MDM
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Linux alternative to Speccy?
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Linux alternative to Speccy?

You can get a very detailed hardware report by opening a terminal and enter or copy/paste: sudo lshw -html > hardware.html That will make a file in your home directory named hardware.html The advantage to this one is that the user does not have to install or even download anything - just open a ter...
by MtnDewManiac
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 1792

Re: So much for the weather applet

the weather applet on xfce is not much better. it collects data ahead of time into a database and uses that data even if internet is off. yesterday in northern california we had major winds 30-50 miles per hour and the speed it was showing was 9 miles per hour I just hovered my mouse cursor over We...
by MtnDewManiac
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Creating files in NTFS drives
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: Creating files in NTFS drives

Did you make this recommended change (and in a permanent way)? Start Win10 please disable Fast Startup (because hiberfil.sys is in use for fast startup) Extra: run a chkdsk c: /f (if error on drive c:) if chkdsk ok -> restart Linux If so , it might be some kind of linux issue. Otherwise, I'd think i...

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