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by Mute Ant
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Busybox terminal
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Busybox terminal

"...to know how this works and what it is..." https://busybox.net/about.html BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for the most common utilities you would usually find on your desktop system (i.e., l...
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: btrf raid - don't understand the concept about Loopback device
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: btrf raid - don't understand the concept about Loopback device

"I had not rights to create any files" Completely normal, and yes, Mint will behave the same way. Root invokes mkfs.btrfs and root owns the whole file system. Only root can relax the permissions or change the owner.
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed 18.2 Cinnamon.. now it's MATE!!! What happened?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Installed 18.2 Cinnamon.. now it's MATE!!! What happened?

I invoke the powers of Laurence and Niven... "If you don't understand it, it's dangerous." o While the machine is still working, get the /home folder copied onto something removable, or whatever else you do to keep a duplicate of your personal data. Test the duplicate for readability, then...
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?

Where is this Dconfig Gconfig stuff coming from? sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

The same editable key is available in Mint 17.3
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: WiFi card and TP-Link TL-WN832N USB modem both disabled under Mint 17.3 KDE
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: WiFi card and TP-Link TL-WN832N USB modem both disabled under Mint 17.3 KDE

To be honest, it sounds like bits of computer are dropping off and lying in the road behind you while you drive along hoping it will heal itself. The failure of the same function under different OS is a hint that it's not a software problem, but just in case it is, I have found a Knoppix Live Sessio...
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Be gentle with me
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Be gentle with me

"I would like to surprise him..." Something special for the weekend perhaps...
https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/giant-promotional-inflatable-vegetables.html
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: all gone back to default after restart/shutdown
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: all gone back to default after restart/shutdown

8GB is too small for the installer to finish. It has guessed how much drive space there is, and got it wrong. As a bare minimum the Ubuntu install needs an empty store 3 times the size of the ISO, plus 1 times the size of your RAM. USB2 stores are a bit slow for a full install. A new, genuine 16GB U...
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Be gentle with me
Replies: 32
Views: 604

Re: Be gentle with me

"Some of the admin on here are quite rude with newbies." Citation required. Debian Forum has this reputation too, it's just not true. "If you have to report a bug, the aim of the exercise is to enable anyone to reproduce the problem." https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/...
by Mute Ant
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: unmet dependencies (while installing opencv for c++)
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: unmet dependencies (while installing opencv for c++)

I tried your first command... sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev ...on an unmodified Mint 17.3 and it installed correctly, adding 86 (!) packages to the OS. I suspect you are trying to install a 'foreign' package from a 'foreign' repository. In this context 'foreign' simply means 'newer than the OS'...
by Mute Ant
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux mint mascot.
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Linux mint mascot.

It would have to be Shaun the Sheep with Mint Source ---muahahahahahaha---
by Mute Ant
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Xfce starting VERY slowly
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Mint Xfce starting VERY slowly

"new mount options do not match the existing superblock" I think this is Linux complaining that the something specified in fstab doesn't match something that it has already mounted. Linux gets the UUID of the root file system from the boot-loader (GRUB)... root=UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx...
by Mute Ant
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software can't be authenticated
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Software can't be authenticated

'Can't be Authenticated' ...because... Mint can't reach a working repository. So into Software Sources and find a mirror that works, and double-check you actually have an internet connection.
by Mute Ant
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant format microsd with format tools
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Cant format microsd with format tools

This happens quite a lot. Format does not write to the whole drive, just to the blocks it needs to write. You can wipe all the early blocks to make it look like a blank card. This Always Works (TM) o Use a terminal to make a miniature empty 'iso'... head -c 32M /dev/zero > empty.iso o Use Mint's USB...
by Mute Ant
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Night Light
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Night Light

:evil: "died-in-the-wool" looks like an eggcorn to me. If you mean difficult to change, that's 'dyed'. Their they're there.
by Mute Ant
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot re-install Tor
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Cannot re-install Tor

If you run tor from a command console you might see why it fails. FWIW I don't have anything I could click on, it's all commands and daemons, so whatever triggered the problem might be a Noddy script rather than core security sofware...let's hope so eh? I have had two problems that gave me the 'clos...
by Mute Ant
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Can I test the hardware?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Can I test the hardware?

Linux Mint uses an Ubuntu repository for nearly every program you use, so yes, if Ubuntu have it, you can get it for Mint. I suspect the command...
sudo apt-get install checkbox-gui
...will install it for you, but I can't test that for a while, I'm not using any Ubuntu machines right now.
by Mute Ant
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Your USB transfer goes slower - read this
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Your USB transfer goes slower - read this

The command appears here...
https://www.ximea.com/support/wiki/apis/Linux_USB30_Support
...for USB3 apparently.
by Mute Ant
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keystrokes to restart xserver
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Keystrokes to restart xserver

Nah it was-and-is Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. The 'Delete' variant used to hard-reset the CPU using a wire from the keyboard, but we don't do that one any more.

Or you can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log in 'behind the scenes' to do the command sudo killall Xorg if it's obvious the GUI is never going to recover.
by Mute Ant
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: password
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: password

The only default user names are root who has no password at all, and mint who has an empty password... just press enter.
by Mute Ant
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Backup and Restore
Replies: 17
Views: 458

Re: System Backup and Restore

You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know…

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