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by majpooper
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Re: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews

How about a non newbie review? https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-tara.html These two quotes from the article's conclusion sum up Mint in general for me; “In overall terms, Mint 19 is a good choice for people looking for a stable everyday distro. . . . .” Mint IMHO fills the role very w...
by majpooper
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 123
Views: 3478

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

What's that documentary called, BG405? I guess I'm just too curious. lol Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network: Dispatches goes undercover in the secretive world of Facebook content moderators. Available on catch-up TV. Again: WARNING very upsetting. I would like to check it out as well - ...
by majpooper
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: display the current kernel version on the desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: display the current kernel version on the desktop

I have thought about this to display other info but never really played with it but I think conky is what you may be looking for. Just put conky in the search box and you will lots of threads on this forum or start here https://www.lifewire.com/beginners-guide-to-conky-4043352- a Beginners Guide To ...
by majpooper
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password root forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: password root forgotten

These instructions have worked for many Mint users: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/5 Be sure to follow the instructions exactly! Did you explicitly change the root password after you installed Mint? If not, and there is no reason to, then the root password should be the same as ...
by majpooper
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Some problems with Mint 19. Can you help me, please ?
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Some problems with Mint 19. Can you help me, please ?

@ ifvidal, ....... Try installing LM 18.3. +1 Best advice you could get - wait till 19.3 has been released and soaked in the field for a few months before you try it. Mint is like fine wine the more it ages the better it gets. Also - just a tip to save you some frustration - try a live DVD or USB ....
by majpooper
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Cleaning /var/cache on Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Cleaning /var/cache on Mint 19 Cinnamon

I am away but when I get home I am going to do a test: I am going to see how much space I get cleaning my wife's PC. I have never cleaned my wife's PC since installing 18.3 late Jan of 2018 except for old kernels a couple of times because of all the kernel updates. I have "played" with cleaning my P...
by majpooper
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 123
Views: 3478

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

the 2015-2016 era of American politics happened. British politics happened. European politics happened. The whole thing effectively turned social media, and as we are to this day learning Facebook in particular, into the worst s***-show we've probably ever seen. This is what did it for me - I am fa...
by majpooper
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: computer name
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: computer name

You know - thinking about this a little more . . . . I would say backup all your data and do a fresh install. No particular heavy duty skill set needed just standard backup and reinstall tasks that are easily accomplished and documented. And if you need help folks can walk you through this a lot mor...
by majpooper
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: computer name
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: computer name

You know - thinking about this a little more . . . . I would say backup all your data and do a fresh install. No particular heavy duty skill set needed just standard backup and reinstall tasks that are easily accomplished and documented. And if you need help folks can walk you through this a lot mor...
by majpooper
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: SOLVED Feature Request: Custom Full Disk Encryption Option
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: SOLVED Feature Request: Custom Full Disk Encryption Option

Hi Hank, If you do some searching on this forum there has been several discussions RE: encryption. Not just how but it's use and value. There are lots of differing opinions and as you can imagine like certain body parts, everyone has one. BTW this applies to to lots of areas like security, privacy a...
by majpooper
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: computer name
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: computer name

Hi Pylon, Your question seems innocent enough and actually there are commands to accomplish what you ask. Unfortunately it is what is unsaid that is a potential mine field - i.e. how is this machine configured, what do you want to save and so on - and things I and others are not even thinking of. Su...
by majpooper
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

whois1230 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:47 am
Hi, how about https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html
This is about as easy as it gets - just put all your sensitive data in an encrypted container in your home dir and only open it when you need it.
by majpooper
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 46
Views: 1246

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Catweazel please don't go - your contributions and wit far outweigh any mistakes, which are, by the way, trivial. We all make them, me more than most I suppose. Although I can appreciate that you may feel you are not meeting your own high standard for technical accuracy. But the reality as born out ...
by majpooper
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Going back to LM 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Going back to LM 18.3

I have tried a live USB 19 on my Lenovo T430 and HP PC and both seem to run OK. Nothing really new stands out and of course running live probably not as snappy as it would be on bare metal but not bad at all. All my hardware is supported - so that is my main concern before I upgrade. And I always do...
by majpooper
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change clock separator?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: How to change clock separator?

If 19 Cinnamon is anything like 18.3 Cinnamon right click on the time and click Configure - you should see a calendar box. At the bottom of that box is the date format - make sure the "Use custom date format" is ON. replace the . with a : in the date format box
by majpooper
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem installing Linux Mint 19
Replies: 20
Views: 1773

Re: Problem installing Linux Mint 19

First i have to say that English is not my native languaje. I just tried to install the newest versión of Linux Mint and i have the following issue: I mounted the .iso with MBR and BIOS/UEFI , then i tried to install it in my laptop Asus K541UJ-GO369T. When i select Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinamon 64 bi...
by majpooper
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Discovery for Other Newbies
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Discovery for Other Newbies

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Handle with great care:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... .deb-files
(item 1, left column)
+1
This is very wise advice
by majpooper
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

Petermint,
You mean you didn't even do a "dry run" or "walk through" prior?
Lesson learned I hope.
by majpooper
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Is this a valid website ?
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Is this a valid website ?

all41 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:24 pm
Ublock reports that it is blocking
tracker.marinsm.com
google that
Yep - same here
Also I notice it is http// rather than https - seems strange that Dell would still support http//
Here is the https// Dell URL
https://www.dell.com/en-us looks quite a bit different.
by majpooper
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wine vs crossover...
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: wine vs crossover...

Hi Andy, I run a T430 i7 LM 18.3 Cinnamon as well - runs great. I am just glad I finally found ways to run exclusively native linux apps on my laptop and desktop. But I realize that is not always possible. My experience with wine and Crossover back when I was relatively new to linux and running Ubun...

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