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by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: questions on recovering files from a broken computer
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: questions on recovering files from a broken computer

"Only if WharfRat is a bot" Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect.
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will Mint continue kde support?
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Will Mint continue kde support?

If the answer to your post turns out to be 'No more KDE Mint for you' it's quite easy to add the Mint repositories to KDE-Neon, who have chosen the same Ubuntu base for their KDE-Demo distributions.
by Mute Ant
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Not accepting admin password [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Not accepting admin password

Your user 'pat' is not in the sudo group...
su -c "adduser pat sudo"
...will fix that, if you want 'pat' to be able to change the system.
by Mute Ant
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Is LMDE suitable for business desktop pc ?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Is LMDE suitable for business desktop pc ?

Does your business application allow the use of un-insured and un-guaranteed software? man gpl 11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM.../snip/...THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by Mute Ant
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot access GRUB or boot the OS after BIOS upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Cannot access GRUB or boot the OS after BIOS upgrade

I guess flash-the-BIOS will reset any battery-backed RAM settings too. Did you need to tweak anything when you first installed Mint, like the access mode for your main storage?
by Mute Ant
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Not accepting admin password [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Not accepting admin password

Confirm your normal user is actually in the sudo group ... groups The sudo password is for an ordinary user in the group sudo ... the su password is for logging in as 'root' and doesn't use the sudo code. I would refresh the sudo packages using the root account... su -c "apt-get update &&am...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: data transfer - random allocation of MP3 files?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: data transfer - random allocation of MP3 files?

The rsync command will transmit files one-at-a-time in alphabetical order, but I suspect you can bring the Sony into line by drag-and-drop moving them into a sparkly-fresh folder. One at a time will certainly work...all in one go will probably work. The data won't move, just the file names, so it's ...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?

The refractasnapshot command will build an image of your running system...then a bootable ISO of that image...and it 'just works'. The command comes built-in to the Refracta distro and devuan have adopted it. You'll have to put in a bit of work getting the command into Mint and working, though, beca...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint with LUKS encryption
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Install Mint with LUKS encryption

It's normal for the kernel and initrd.img to be running in US English at the point you are prompted for a LUKS passphrase. You are not quite stuck with it, not quite, but it's not a minor adjustment either. I don't try every GUI tool to see what they can do; It's not a minor adjustment using the con...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The following packages have unmet dependencies:
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: The following packages have unmet dependencies:

When apt can't install a dependency it's a symptom of 'foreign' packages installed from an incomplete repository, or from a PPA set up for a different release of Ubuntu. There's an expert-use button in the Software Sources accessory that can revert your system to a mint-repository-only state. You sh...
by Mute Ant
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My home directory is almost full even though i've got disk space to spare
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: My home directory is almost full even though i've got disk space to spare

The output of df is coming straight from the kernel...
Filesystem: /dev/sda1
Mounted on: /
Size: 115G
Used: 25G
Avail: 84G
Use: 23%
...there is no problem.
by Mute Ant
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: questions on recovering files from a broken computer
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: questions on recovering files from a broken computer

"Will it just work?" Once you get the GRUB to start the kernel, it will just work from there onwards, yes. An installed system will do hardware checks and attach drivers just like the Live Session...that's the 'generic' aspect of the kernel.
by Mute Ant
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best ways to keep system clean and tidy?
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Best ways to keep system clean and tidy?

Something that appears regularly in posts is the OS file system going flakey and refusing to boot, or switching to read-only for no obvious reason. The ext4 file system formatter in Ubuntu defaults to Never-Check-For-Errors, which is an accident waiting to happen. You can permanently adjust this by ...
by Mute Ant
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get bricked by libicu55
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: apt-get bricked by libicu55

Hurrah! Medals all round, tomato sandwiches, boiled eggs and lashings of ginger beer. If you edit the title of your original post to include the word Solved the next searcher will find your solution more easily. TYVM.
by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Would like "quick" unmounting of USB drives - SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Would like "quick" unmounting of USB drives

The ext4 mount has a system variable at /proc/sys/vm/dirty_expire_centisecs which is usually set to a value '3000'. It means the last 30 seconds of drive activity, like closing files and shutting down applications, is still in RAM. Normally that's a good thing; Persistent changes are kept in fast RA...
by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unmounted hard drive by mistake
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Unmounted hard drive by mistake

"I try too hard sometimes. My apologies." No problem here. The OP was confused, but that's just normal for someone asking for help. Of course they don't know what caused the symptoms, that's why we see the question. Engineers who actually need to calculate a capacitance will look at Gauss'...
by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: X session does not work
Replies: 17
Views: 261

Re: X session does not work

It sounds like your / file-system is mounted read-only. Perhaps because you told it to do that, perhaps because Linux can't mount it in the state it's in, and can't mend it without deleting something. The problems with /tmp and .Xauthority would follow from / being read-only. It is possible to mend ...
by Mute Ant
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Removable USB storage
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Removable USB storage

This page is quite useful as background-reading... https://github.com/rbrito/usbmount o Auto-mounting and unmounting devices without the udevd running. o Using udevadm to re-detect a device that has been safely removed, without needing to unplug it. ...although I don't use usbmount or pmount myself....
by Mute Ant
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Big file named 'core'
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Big file named 'core'

You can delete it, if you don't have a use for it... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_dump

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