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by majpooper
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dropbox installed, cannot open
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Dropbox installed, cannot open

I have installed dropbox on my computer 32 bit Mint Sarah 18. I did this through the Software Manager. When I go to Menu/Internet/Dropbox icon and click it nothing happens. I have googled this problem but have been unable to find a solution that works. I have the same problem but what I have discov...
by majpooper
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to raid
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Installing to raid

First I tried fake raid Created a raid 0 array in BIOS said it was created as volume 1 but it doesn't show in the boot setup That's because you're doing it wrong. Try these instructions: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=127676#p695514 It's from 2013 but I reviewed it and it should still...
by majpooper
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Uninstall Linux Mint?
Replies: 27
Views: 622

Re: Uninstall Linux Mint?

Don't pay attention to the squabbles. If your USB is bootable and your boot order is USB then HDD then the Windows USB should boot. I can see you verified those two things but it may not hurt to make absolutely sure. The other thing I am curious about, and someone who knows a lot more about Windows ...
by majpooper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Mint is like the cigarettes and should come with a warning

The comparison doesn't hold up. Linux Mint isn't a cause for at least a dozen types of cancer like cigarettes. Nor does it cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars a year to use. It's quite the opposite. Linux Mint is more like quitting smoking. Clearly you don't get the joke (sort of). Once you...
by majpooper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 22
Views: 753

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

I never use IRC, I just simply don't like it. I much prefer to get into the appropriate category and try to format a reasonably clear explanation of my problem. then, it might be 5 minutes, or 5 days, before someone takes notice and helps me fix a problem. So far, in 2 years, no one on this forum, ...
by majpooper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Urgent help Accidentally broken linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Urgent help Accidentally broken linux mint

All I can say is that I have been there more times than I can count - all brought on by my own , shall we say exploration and curiosity - a few times without backing up my data - had to learn that the hard way (yes, I know you would think once would suffice . . . so I will leave that as is without f...
by majpooper
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 59
Views: 1724

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Four big red flags here from a "computer professional." 1.) The upgrade deal - I don't know anyone who has been around linux Mint for any length of time that doesn't think that is a bad idea. 2.) Going to a new version in a commercial environment before and adequate soak to wring out bugs etc. - I ...
by majpooper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 59
Views: 1724

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Four big red flags here from a "computer professional." 1.) The upgrade deal - I don't know anyone who has been around linux Mint for any length of time that doesn't think that is a bad idea. 2.) Going to a new version in a commercial environment before and adequate soak to wring out bugs etc. - I h...
by majpooper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 729

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

Come on folks - this a troll pure and simple.
by majpooper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

This is exactly why I believe we need a Security/Privacy section with tutorials on this forum. Of course I will get flamed because the purist take the parochial position that the forum should only be OS centric. Yes, the reality is the linux mint OS itself is relatively pretty secure out of the box ...
by majpooper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add new wi fi router
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Add new wi fi router

GS3 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:32 pm

We need to know what the OP is trying to achieve. If he just wants to add an access point he does not need a router at all.
Exactly Right - I think folks were trying to give the OP some examples of how the hardware we call "routers" can be used.
by majpooper
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add new wi fi router
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Add new wi fi router

I am not quite sure what you are trying to do. You only need one router at a time. If you want to switch back and forth the simplest way is to unplug one and plug everything into the other. What are you trying to do? GS3 is correct as far as it goes but there are several good reasons to have more t...
by majpooper
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recycle an iMac with a failed HD
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Recycle an iMac with a failed HD

My persistent USB takes less than 30 seconds. Alas, it was created with YUMI on Windows. Ironically, I've yet to find an alternative on Linux that's as easy to use." Haven't worked on this for few days but tried YUMI using windows on a VM - twice - didn't work the USB isn't even bootable. +----- Tr...
by majpooper
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] private browser?
Replies: 69
Views: 762

Re: private browser?

"I'm looking to stray away from all these big corporations that steal data from users with a smile on their faces saying how secure and private we should feel with their products." "I have no clue how to find out if a browser steals / uses my data" I won't even get into the concept of open source an...
by majpooper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recycle an iMac with a failed HD
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

"My persistent USB takes less than 30 seconds. Alas, it was created with YUMI on Windows. Ironically, I've yet to find an alternative on Linux that's as easy to use."

Haven't worked on this for few days but tried YUMI using windows on a VM - twice - didn't work the USB isn't even bootable.
by majpooper
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recycle an iMac with a failed HD
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

"One thought, did you physically disconnect the failed HDD? If it's still plugged in, it possible the system is still attempting to connect to it until an eventual time out." The problem is it is an old iMac - so I can't get to the HD ir at least I don't see a way to get to the HD - I have been told...
by majpooper
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recycle an iMac with a failed HD
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Recycle an iMac with a failed HD

A friend was going to recycle an iMac running and Intel i5 CPU with 8G of RAM but with a failed HD. I tried to run SpinRite on the HD but even SpinRite could not find it let alone revive it. I can get it to boot up a live USB of 18.3 Cinnamon but, of course, it cannot find anywhere to install it. Th...
by majpooper
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 55
Views: 1227

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

kyphi wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:09 pm
JosephM wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:58 pm
... when I do an install I want it clean. I don't want left overs.
I'll drink to that.
+1 absolutely
by majpooper
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a user account 'secure'
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Making a user account 'secure'

First of all I do not agree with the "no root" password by default policy. I understand the rational that it keeps inexperienced people from logging in as root - I get it that it seems prudent but with sudo and su - the file manager lets anyone right click and "Open as Root" - what does the policy a...
by majpooper
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often to run BleachBit
Replies: 25
Views: 1032

Re: How often to run BleachBit

I posted the below response previously - I will just add "cleaning" has never netted me any significant space other than cleaning out old kernels from time to time. The other thing I will add is that most of the PCs being "trashed" episodes I have encountered concerning BB are when the wipe facility...

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