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by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unable to open Notepadqq as root
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Unable to open Notepadqq as root

Good. If you could edit the title of your original post to include the text (solved) other people will find it more easily.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: encrypted mint 17.2 xfce 64-bit: after pw at start-up for cryptsetup system start-up stops
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: encrypted mint 17.2 xfce 64-bit: after pw at start-up for cryptsetup system start-up stops

"...just do a new install trough the live-usb without destroying the encrypted volume..." No, the installer will not re-use an old encrypted-OS, it will write over the LUKS header and your data will be gone for ever. The 'Press S to skip' message is linux trying to mend a damaged file system. It usu...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unable to open Notepadqq as root
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Unable to open Notepadqq as root

Before you rush in, why do the authors of notepadqq not want it to have root access? Maybe it can't be trusted? When you know that and you are happy to ignore the default, you can write your own version of the command in bash positioned so the shell finds it and runs it before it finds the real bina...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Moving LUKS partition, firware, and changing file system
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Moving LUKS partition, firware, and changing file system

The partitioning of your SSD looks standard for an encrypted-OS Mint installation, so your OS is already making full use of that drive. It works as a set of partitions... there's no user-servicable parts... the EFI is in the FAT and references the EXT3 to get the kernel. Then the code held in the EX...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where is "Program-Handeling" from MATE 19. Menu ?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Where is "Program-Handeling" from MATE 19. Menu ?

I think that's Software Manager.
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed trying to mount old data DVD (Joliet FS)
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Failed trying to mount old data DVD (Joliet FS)

Joliet is an addition to the ISO9660 standard... there will be an 8.3 msdos-style version of the file-system. You can try forcing linux to only use ISO9660... sudo mount -t iso9660 -o nojoliet,norock /dev/sr0 $HOME/Public ...on my Mint19 the options don't have any effect though :( The ddrescue comma...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] (LM19beta issue) was:software sources "repository is not signed" fails..
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: software sources "repository is not signed" fails..

"...E: The repository 'http://mirrors.xmission.com/linuxmint tara Release' is not signed...." I don't see this URL in the Official Mirrors list... did you add it manually? Personally I take the two default URLs as preferred-but-maybe-a-bit-slower. It's not like you need to download distro-sized lump...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Cant delete partion or flag
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: [Solved] Cant delete partion or flag

"...dev/sdb: device contains a valid 'ext4' signature..." Somehow you managed to make a "Super Floppy". That's when the first sector of a file system is on the first sector of a drive -----> no partition table -----> gparted can't edit a partition record that simply isn't there. Neither can fdisk , ...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Left-Click Selects or Grabs Instead of Acting Normally

Certainly the XFCE environment has a 'No Click' setting. You hover over an item and after a delay. it is selected as though you had clicked it. It >sounds< like you have this switched on, so your one-click is counting as two?
by Mute Ant
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can´t fully recover my backup files after installation of 18.3
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Can´t fully recover my backup files after installation of 18.3

"...the console reported..." I suspect your console command caused the error. Encryption is completely invisible at the copying-files level.
by Mute Ant
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: HP printer: how to get printing from Firefox happening?

"...my eyes glass over any time I see a huge dump..." The new-speak acronym is TLDR... Too Long Didn't Read.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Log in screen
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Log in screen

"...can that screen be eliminated..." Sometimes it can, yes. There may be buttons in [Control Centre]:[Screen Saver]:[Screen Locker] to specify the behaviour after waking up from a 'pause'. Suspend is when the machine sits there switched on but using reduced power. Often the power LED blinks to remi...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can't create a shortcut to a folder
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Can't create a shortcut to a folder

Since Windows98 'Send to Desktop' has implied 'Make a Symbolic Link', then move the link to where you want it.
by Mute Ant
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] how to format an sdcard with read only boot partition
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: [SOLVED] how to format an sdcard with read only boot partition

As far as i know only a hardware signal can block dd from writing to a drive. There's no Linux setting to make a /dev/sdX drive node read-only, that's for file systems, not drives. What might have happened... o The Write-Enable slider on the SD card is in the Protect position, or gets pushed there w...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 19 Installation problems.
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: LM 19 Installation problems.

I have already tried the XFCE and MATE beta ISOs with encrypted OS installation and they work. Which suggests you don't have '19' problems as such, just one of the usual things that can go wrong.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: every time i get this error with redshift
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: every time i get this error with redshift

"...i think that the redshit team need to fix some bugs..." An accident just waiting to happen, really. There is an F in Redshift but there is no F in chocolate.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Setting reserved blocks does not stay
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Setting reserved blocks does not stay

That command makes a permanent record in the header of an ext4 file system. What it doesn't do is... o Change the default when you make a new ext4 file system. You need to fiddle with the settings in /etc/mke2fs.conf for that. o Change the partition /dev/sda1. It is a file-system parameter, not a ha...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation without a bootloader in LM19
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Installation without a bootloader in LM19

It's quite easy to modify the Live session so that attempts to install GRUB fail quietly...

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sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/grub-install
sudo cp /bin/true /usr/sbin/update-grub
...for example, replaces two important GRUB command binaries with copies of the do-nothing command true.
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install to a usb drive
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: install to a usb drive

The Mint installer will refuse to install Mint onto the drive holding the Live squashfs. It's technically possible, it just won't do it. You will need.... o A cheap-and-cheerful stick to boot the ISO... plus ...another SSD-Grade store into which the installer can make a Mint OS. ...or... o A machine...
by Mute Ant
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wildcard (asterisk) search seems different than Windows?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Wildcard (asterisk) search seems different than Windows?

Your file manager is automatically looking for [anything]what-you-type[anything] so don't type wildcards, they are not recognised as special. Ext4 allows many names forbidden by non-POSIX file systems like ISO9660 or FAT32. They can have leading spaces, trailing spaces, * and ? in them, although you...

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