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by Mute Ant
Wed May 24, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub login black screen
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Grub login black screen

"root filesystem failed" That would be the root file-system, which you have found on /dev/sdc2, that needs checking. In gParted you can right-click over the graphic box representing /dev/sdc2 and choose 'Check'. The program will find and fix damaged sections (if possible (some damage simpl...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: gThumb pixelated photos problem
Replies: 18
Views: 171

Re: gThumb pixelated photos problem

"It is not working when I preview it in gthumb" Perhaps the picture encoding is something special...something that forces gthumb to show you the miniature in the file header instead of the full image...coz that looks like a magnified thumbnail to me.
by Mute Ant
Tue May 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Mirror to use
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Which Mirror to use

It really doesn't matter in any country with an electronic telephone network, assuming your machine is connected to it of course. e.g. Niece in UK Derbyshire and Self in UK Norfolk log in to a Runescape server in Australia. A local mirror is used when there's a local network...one secure machine fet...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 23, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub login black screen
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Grub login black screen

Here's the core of the problem... "unexpected inconsistency run fsck manually. file system checked of root filesystem failed" The automatic fsck that Linux runs before mounting a partition has found something damaged and it needs your permission (manual intervention) to delete something th...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 23, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: After right password "Access denied" twice and then command run
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: After right password "Access denied" twice and then command run

Running graphic applications using sudo can leave you without proper access to your own files... http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/graphicalsudo https://askubuntu.com/questions/425620/sudo-gksudo-kdesudo-and-their-differences You should never use normal sudo to start graphical applications as Root.Yo...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 23, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: KIO GDrive on Linux Mint KDE
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: KIO GDrive on Linux Mint KDE

Communication is quite poor when this happens...I will add notes based on my own effluent linguistic skills... Some packages could not be installed -----> "kio-gdrive could not be installed" This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation -----> "You have requested an im...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 23, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to read obfuscated PDFs?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: How to read obfuscated PDFs?

"does anyone know what to do with these PDFs?" Possibly...use Firefox to open it then 'Print To File' to make a plain-text version? I don't know, I never tried.
by Mute Ant
Tue May 23, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]clean installation won't work
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: clean installation won't work

I would make a primary installation of Windows 10 and give it complete freedom to update itself. If you like it, pay $100 for a proper license. That will give you a working computer and prove your hardware without pestering you for details. Flashing a BIOS chip risks losing what you already have...a...
by Mute Ant
Mon May 22, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: KIO GDrive on Linux Mint KDE
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: KIO GDrive on Linux Mint KDE

The KDE-Neon 5.9.5 distribution is based on Ubuntu-Xenial, just like Mint 18. It has the repositories you would expect... deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted universe multiverse deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiverse deb ht...
by Mute Ant
Mon May 22, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anything New On How To Re-Format USB Stick? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Anything New On How To Re-Format USB Stick?

Amazing really. You've had the same correct solution twice now, chosen not to try either version, and accepted an easy, wrong conclusion. A plaque on both your houses.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 22, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Using a system variable in Startup Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Using a system variable in Startup Applications

When you type "$HOME/somescript.sh" into a terminal, the shell is already running and $HOME means something. For another program to do the same, you need to start the shell first, then give it the command as an argument... bash -c "$HOME/somescript.sh"
by Mute Ant
Sun May 21, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dated packages?
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Dated packages?

"Am I wrong about this?" Yup. Wrong. There's a sticky... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=31954
by Mute Ant
Sun May 21, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anything New On How To Re-Format USB Stick? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Anything New On How To Re-Format USB Stick?

"Anything New On How To Re-Format USB Stick?" Strictly (but unhelpfully) no there isn't. It's a common problem, with a known solution... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=218342&p=1143331#p1143293 Explicitly zero the first 1MiB of the stick...something the Format pr...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 21, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Detect New Hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Detect New Hardware

"So the device is being recognised?" Yes it is...Bus 006 Device 002: ID 04d8:f91c Microchip Technology, Inc. SPROG IIv3 ...so linux-the-kernel has seen it and can I/O the wires. "Asking for a port number" http://jmri.sourceforge.net/help/en/html/hardware/sprog/SPROG.shtml "N...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Converting Mp3 files to wav files
Replies: 10
Views: 115

Re: Converting Mp3 files to wav files

What your Sony can play will be buried in the specifications...so...exactly which model player are you intending to use? I would be surprised if it can't handle 320kbps CBR playback. It might have problems with VBR, which came later and needs a smarter decoder. It may be the case that you need to co...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 21, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: “There’s a problem with this drive. Scan the drive now and fix it.”
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: “There’s a problem with this drive. Scan the drive now and fix it.”

Windows is detecting a change in the file system that it can't account for, and offering to fix it. That might be something Windows does to leave a ghost-in-the-stick in order to detect non-Windows writes...or it might be a data-threatening anomaly...two files using LBA 34567...a folder with three f...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 21, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Detect New Hardware
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Detect New Hardware

"Detect New Hardware" One of these is it? http://www.sprog.us.com/sprog.html Are you actually connecting a Sprog Nano to a USB port? http://www.sprog.us.com/SprogNanoUserGuide_v4.pdf The lsusb command will show you the USB devices that Linux has connected. Ignore the 'Linux Foundation' ent...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 20, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Potcatcher App Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Potcatcher App Recommendation

Google only has 10 hits for linux potcatcher. What do you want the software to do? Do you mean podcatcher?
by Mute Ant
Fri May 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Driver Manager icon [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: No Driver Manager icon

Is that in a Live Session...which doesn't have a Driver Manager...at least my Live Mint never has one...that might be because my machine doesn't have any external drivers to choose from.
by Mute Ant
Thu May 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: dd and persistence
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: dd and persistence

"Is there a way to make a persistent partition on a USB with the dd command?" No. If you use dd to write the unmodified distribution ISO to a storage device, that's what you get when you boot. If you want to use the space left over after a dd has written the ISO image, the fdisk command ca...

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