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by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to disable the need for password to log in? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: Where to disable the need for password to log in?

Well if you search the forum you'll find where I was reprimanded for telling people how to find out how do this. The Moderators(s) do not approve... it's possible.
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I need a plethora of technical help
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: I need a plethora of technical help

Bad CMOS is rare in my experience. I would look for a bad CR2032 cell or connections. Even with no CMOS the machine will normally start up with default ROM settings. You might try simply removing the CR2032 and running without CMOS tweaks. Dell 531s ---> Windows Vista era :( ---> Try LMDE3 Cindy Del...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Interleaving memory
Replies: 32
Views: 593

Re: Interleaving memory

The RAM addressing in a PC is far more complex than any user-level description of a CPU. Both Address and Data buses are in continuous use... you can't improve their performance.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to rename an internal drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: How to rename an internal drive?

'...How to rename an internal drive?...' Strictly, you can't, because a drive is hardware with wires. You can always name an EXT file-system. With GPT you can name a partition too. I would boot a Live Session Mint and use the Accessory gparted to do that. Your mount instructions in File /etc/fstab w...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Print tiff to PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Print tiff to PDF

Imagemagick already knows how to do this...
convert oxo.png oxo.tiff ### Knows about PNG and TIFF.
convert oxo.tiff oxo.pdf ### Knows about PDF too.
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM full - mint gets frozen
Replies: 28
Views: 483

Re: RAM full - mint gets frozen

Mint runs 100% with 4GiB RAM so I think you have something else causing a problem, like a hard drive that won't store the RAM-cached data and keeps asking for a retry.
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10

The package testdisk contains both commands, testdisk and photorec, so you sudo apt-get install testdisk to get both. Photorec is totally read-only, so that's the one to go for when it's 'forensic' and you absolutely must not change anything on the drive (recommended). I have never tried the testdis...
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Recover ext4 partition initialized by win10

Of course drives fail, or users format them, or the weather blows up the computer by stuffing 500V down the telephone line. You were unlucky. o Don't delete the originals... put them somewhere safe, like USB sticks in the sock-drawer or a stack of DVD-R or a detachable hard drive or in a cloud-store...
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Format Error
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: USB Format Error

Writing a Mint ISO to a USB stick makes it look like a DVD and a MBR drive and a GPT drive... all at the same time. When Linux sees an ISO it doesn't look any further... it's read only, just like a DVD. You can use the Accessory Disks to fill the store with zero bytes... then format it with a partit...
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a command list for programs in terminal?
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Is there a command list for programs in terminal?

Pretty standard is the --help option... bash --help ### Display a short list of command options. ...or the manual pages... man bash ### Display the manual pages for a command. Some programs don't have very good documentation. You might have to resort to looking at the source-code to find out what it...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there any way of checking a mint installation?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Is there any way of checking a mint installation?

There is a maneuver to reset an installed Mint to pristine, by copying Live Session folders into the installation store. It will reset your 'apt-get' status to the same as that in the Live Session snapshot... o Boot a Live Session of the Mint you have installed. o Mount the OS root volume. o Use sud...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint freezes randomly
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Linux Mint freezes randomly

Before you post please read how to get help
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444

'...it freezes randomly...' might be completely normal for a 2005 machine, fixable on a 2018 machine.
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed Linux Mint without Password fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Installed Linux Mint without Password fix?

You can't install Linux Mint without setting a password........
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable the home folder encryption
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Disable the home folder encryption

The easy-easy way is to just make a new user... and Linux has tags for thousands of users. The command... sudo adduser mute ...will make a new user 'mute' with no encryption. It's only the user's $HOME folder that's encrypted, not /home. You might want to do... sudo adduser mute sudo ...to give the ...
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Weird Mint boot
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Weird Mint boot

Does the machine boot normally without the DVD in the optical drive?

Linux Mint is a 'generic' kernel, meaning it probes the hardware every time it starts. The messages may be a result of having a DVD in the drive.
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help: windows file system is read only
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Help: windows file system is read only

This forum is packed with expertise in Linux and Mint systems, but the problem you describe is almost completely Windows-centric. If there's anything wrong with an NTFS volume, Linux will simply refuse to write to it. Mint can't mend NTFS file systems. You need Windows tools to fix a Windows install...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware reset
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Hardware reset

I read that a forced detach of an EXT4 can cause an oops-no-data. The old metadata for a file is updated (losing the original) before the new data is fully committed to the store (losing the new version too). There's a file-system mounting option to prevent that... journal_data_ordered ...and you on...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB Installer doesn't see empty partition
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: USB Installer doesn't see empty partition

'... I used the partition manager to shrink C: ...' If you used Windows to do that I suspect the partition is unchanged. It's the C:\ file-system that's been shrunk, leaving Windows owning the released space. A screen-dump of the Mint accessory gparted looking at the drive would help. Mint runs very...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED please help: the 5's problem SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: please help: the 5's problem

'...cleaned of the presence of other people's nose hairs...' I am so glad I don't live near you, really.
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso from USB
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: Unable to boot redobackup-livecd-1.0.4.iso from USB

'...my other half has a long list of jobs for me...' Up with which I will not put. My small-feline-femme other half gets hissed at if she has a list and I am pretty sure large-anthropoid-femme have the same body language... sssssssssssssssssss.

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