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by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: DD encryption use lot of memory
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: DD encryption use lot of memory

An encrypted volume image has to be stored full-size, yes. When it's locked there's no way of determining which sectors are data and which are unused space.
by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon
Replies: 15
Views: 2229

Re: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon

Those are not apostrophes ''''' they are back-ticks `````
sudo chmod a+x `which gnome-screenshot`

sudo chmod a+x $(which gnome-screenshot)
...does the same and is easier to read.

Reinstalling gnome-screenshot will fix it...
sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-screenshot
by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot with Windows 10: no Mint GUI; only GRUB4DOS
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Dual Boot with Windows 10: no Mint GUI; only GRUB4DOS

The GRUB4DOS loader is 'legacy GRUB'. It understands MBR partitioned drives but not GPT. It's worth finding out which sort of partitioning you are using. I suspect a Windows 10 machine uses GPT partitions and UEFI to boot. If that's the case, GRUB4DOS is useless.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD

"As for encryption, I'm inclined to suggest you leave it alone until you're a little more comfortable with linux in general." What he said, louder. The Ubuntu-Mint installer makes it very easy to create an encrypted OS without any warnings or basic training in care-and-maintenance. Like gi...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: forgot root password
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: forgot root password

"Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia... I'm a new user." From the top then... o Administrator actions are authorised using sudo and your normal log-in password. If you can't use Update Manager, it's not a problem with knowing or having a password for the root account. If the following command prints OK...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Reinstall Mint to encrypt HD

"I'd feel funny going and buying a pack of CD's " You would indeed, Mint doesn't fit on a CD any more, it's DVD or a USB stick.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] (answered) Small LMDE2 install?
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: [SOLVED] (answered) Small LMDE2 install?

I have spent the past week booting the exegnulinux distribution 'toram' as a contender for a keyring linux. I have been impressed by what the designer has fitted into a CD sized ISO and how responsive the desktop is on a single 2GHz CPU. It recently switched to a Devuan repository... no systemd... a...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Novice here with an external hard drive question.
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Novice here with an external hard drive question.

What is the question?

The electronics of /dev/sdb is working... but there's no detectable storage...
[10510.871404] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 0 512-byte logical blocks: (0 B/0 B)
[10510.871406] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 0-byte physical blocks
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: speed up USB linux mint?
Replies: 23
Views: 166

Re: speed up USB linux mint?

"Can I just type all those things you said into terminal and it'll know what to do?" Yes. They are all temporary changes, gone when you reboot.
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: speed up USB linux mint?
Replies: 23
Views: 166

Re: speed up USB linux mint?

You can't speed up the USB you have. The 'connectedness' of what you write and how you write it simply vanish when the stick allocates the least-used pieces of the drive to store new data. Use It Less: These changes survive until the next reboot. o Don't use swap-space in the USB drive... sudo swapo...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there catalogue of terms
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: Is there catalogue of terms

Some readers grnuinely can't see the difference... we read what-we-expect, not what-is-wrote... which is why effluent-engrish is so funny... https://orig00.deviantart.net/9883/f/2013/343/c/1/crab_poo_by_sethness-d6xd68m.jpg
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File permissions again again
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: File permissions again again

"500GB USB stick formatted as HSF+, but find multiple errors such as empty folders" Yah there's a lot of fake stuff. This is a real one... $300 512GB SanDisk SDXC Memory Card, Class 10, 4K UHS-I Class 3 (U3), 95MB/s Read, 90MB/s Write This is a fake... $30 Ultra Micro SD Card 512GB Class 1...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Failed LM XFCE Install

I just ran through a download-verify-burn-verify-install-reboot sequence with a fresh linuxmint-18.2-xfce-64bit.iso and it installed and logged in just like it always does -----> Not a bug. You can check a DVD burn like this... sudo bash -c 'head -c $(isosize /dev/sr0) /dev/sr0 | sha256s...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: Tried LM XFCE

The Lubuntu installer is the same program that Mint uses. It works. Which step did you miss out? Download ISO file. Verify ISO file sha256sum. Write the ISO direct to the DVD or USB stick. Verify the written data matches the ISO file. Boot the stick. Test memory. Boot the stick. Test boot-medium int...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble Mounting microSD card
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Trouble Mounting microSD card

"32GB slipped into a larger housing" So it can't be a microSD card, they only go up to 4GB.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Very slow file copy
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Very slow file copy

A USB3 flash chip can easily manage 1GB/minute continuous write. Do a quick test on your stick maybe? Copy a 1GB file to it and time it start-to-finish.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED! Panda PAU06 WiFi Adapter works!
Replies: 52
Views: 504

Re: Upgraded to Kernel 4.13 but it is not showing in Grub

The modern GRUB that Mint usually uses comes from the package grub-pc so it's as easy as running the command...
sudo apt-get install --reinstall grub-pc
That puts GRUB2 back in charge.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Text Editor Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: (power user) Text Editor Needed

"I wish Linux developers would understand this." They don't care if you like it, it's just not on the list of things-to-do.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED! Panda PAU06 WiFi Adapter works!
Replies: 52
Views: 504

Re: Upgraded to Kernel 4.13 but it is not showing in Grub

The GRUB you are updating refers to a menu.lst file, that's Legacy GRUB, not the one that Mint usually uses. It looks like the GRUB you are updating is not the GRUB doing the boot. Is there another OS in there?
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Optical Drive Sporadic
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Optical Drive Sporadic

The only problem I have had is with the drive's eject-button event failing to reach the kernel, so it thinks the disk is still in the drive. A sudo partprobe sometimes sorts that out, or a software eject -t && eject command to reinforce the message. The standard tool for optical drives is sd...

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