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by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help: need simple install of 18.3 over existing Mint 13 (dual boot)
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Help: need simple install of 18.3 over existing Mint 13 (dual boot)

You already have /boot on sdb1 partition, so that's where you'd tell it to install the bootloader. The OS is to be installed to sdb5. That's about all there is to it.
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I decide use Linux and gimp
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: I decide use Linux and gimp

Install and take a look at Pinta also. If not something you can use, then easy to unistall from Package Manager, the same way you installed it. It's a very easy graphics program. Also check out the Draw program in Libre Office that is included in the distro already. Sumo Paint is a browser painting ...
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Help: need simple install of 18.3 over existing Mint 13 (dual boot)
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Help: need simple install of 18.3 over existing Mint 13 (dual boot)

In simplest terms. Since you have a /home partition, all you should need to do is install version 18 into the /dev/sdb5 partition. Everything in the /home should remain much the same, although some configuration files will (hopefully) ask to be overwritten.
by Spearmint2
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

SP3 broke the activation feature. After it was installed and you needed to activate it any time after, it would get locked into a loop unless you used regedit to remove the WPA section completely and only then it would allow proper activation again.
by Spearmint2
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 552
Views: 69054

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

https://diyhacking.com/linux-commands-for-beginners/ https://www.pcworld.com/article/3138096/linux/5-terminal-commands-every-linux-newbie-should-know.html More in google One of my favorites is to check on a program, installed or not, get information quickly about it too. aptitude show "command&...
by Spearmint2
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi connection stopping periodically requiring reset
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Wifi connection stopping periodically requiring reset

Has it occurred to you the inbuilt wifi device is likely in process of dying? Try a USB wifi device and see if the problem continues. If not, you know where the problem is.I use this one. It works in Linux and Windows both. Great range too.
by Spearmint2
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

Re: An Example Of Why Linux Has Not Won and Never Will Win The Desktop

I have an Eagle Tec and it had similar problems till I placed a "quirks" mode into the boot line. I also used lsusb to find which USB plug it was using, and then set that USB plug to always be on. Here's it in my boot line; linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-100-generic root=UUID=14f23016-8f05-4bd...
by Spearmint2
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Please switch to another Linux Mint mirror. Your APT cache is corrupted"
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: "Please switch to another Linux Mint mirror. Your APT cache is corrupted"

Has anyone yet tried renaming the /var/cache/apt folder to something else like /var/cache/apt-2 instead? Might be good idea then to create a new folder and name it "apt".
by Spearmint2
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB
Replies: 19
Views: 7184

Re: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB

I use MKUSB as well, works for me Besides making 64 bit distro persistent, what I also liked is the ISO is there without needing extra room for a small persistent file that could then be erased when casper-rw partition was created. In past using USB Startup Creator, I had to wasted at least 1GB of ...
by Spearmint2
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB
Replies: 19
Views: 7184

Re: [Tutorial] Live usb with persistence over 4GB

I found something that works for me. mkusb https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb https://calvin.me/create-persistent-ubuntu-16-04-live-usb-even-boots-ram/ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/pictures This is the install file for it, showing the process it goes through to create 64 bit LIVE wit...
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Tar files in a Zip File
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Tar files in a Zip File

Yes, but that was all done on your computer. That isn't a problem. It was when it was loaded to a server using the FTP capability of caja, and then the downloads using FF were corrupted. While it was local on my computer, absolutely no problem. So, it seems the problem happens only on download from ...
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint keeps losing internet connection
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Linux Mint keeps losing internet connection

You can do a fresh install, or a dirty install, similar to when one installs windows on top of itself. It's your choice. Just make sure if you install it on top of itself, you backup your home profile to a FAT32 partition (avoids permission and owner problems later), then allow the dirty install to ...
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Tar files in a Zip File
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Tar files in a Zip File

Seemingly can't, as you stated. I've put several zip files into a larger one, even password protected, and never had a problem, so was a bit surprised when it was tar files in a zip that failed.
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?
Replies: 27
Views: 381

Re: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?

I'm curious. If you turn off the laptop monitor and just use the external monitor, does the same thing happen? Have you tried that yet? Also time to try a different cable, just in case.
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Tar files in a Zip File
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Tar files in a Zip File

I used Archive Manager to put them into a .zip file. Odd thing is the server on the download reported the zip file as about 5 MB smaller than the file was on my computer and on the server. At least I got the problem solved, but wish I knew why it happened. May be the download was broken in between?...
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: partition advice sought for install!
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: partition advice sought for install!

I suspect I could find a simple WYSIWYG editor via Linux? Google has an online editor. You can edit HTML in Libre Office. Go to the Wizard area, and clk on Webpage. Also link to view in a browser. Does frames, tables, and other html stuff. http://kompozer.net/ http://bluegriffon.org/ previously Nvu...
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?
Replies: 27
Views: 381

Re: How to change refresh rate for external monitor?

Maybe your graphics chip just can't handle that.
by Spearmint2
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 552
Views: 69054

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

I got it because Windows 7 is reaching EOL and Microsoft has left PC users in the lurch again, preferring to push windows 8 and 10. I think I'll order a newer distribution. ALSO, how do I load from disc? It's even worse than that with windows 10 now. They can share out thier updates from your compu...

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