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by Mute Ant
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My PC is too slow..
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: My PC is too slow..

"My PC is [too] slow" It's a dual-core 64-bit 1.1GHz, yes it is relatively slow. The inxi -Fxz command will show you a number for CPU 'bogomips'. Based on the bus-width and clock, your processor's performance was 'obsolete' in 2005... 1 x 32 bit x 0.5GHz -----> 500 bogomips Pentium II obso...
by Mute Ant
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have rendered my system unbootable. Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: I have rendered my system unbootable. Help?

From the read-only command line, you can try...
sudo mount -o remount,rw /
...which often allows the waiting-in-the-wings Xorg to start.
by Mute Ant
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

It looks like an MBR drive where the tiny sda2 is the extended partition containing sda5.
by Mute Ant
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: How To Re-Partition My SSD Without Hosing Everything?

Making a partition bigger by moving the right-hand margin into empty space and expanding the file system to fit is close to zero-risk. Linux can actually do this while the partition is mounted (not recommended).
by Mute Ant
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: KDE Mint insists on formatting external hard drive - but I don't want that!
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: KDE Mint insists on formatting external hard drive - but I don't want that!

Exquisite details like what file system are you expecting to find and has it been on a Windows system? You might... o Put it back in the hardware it came out of and examine it using whatever wrote to it last. o Run the photorec command on the enclosed drive to see if there are any recognisable files...
by Mute Ant
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ogg opus, vs ogg vorbis, vs flac, vs mpeg 4?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: ogg opus, vs ogg vorbis, vs flac, vs mpeg 4?

FLAC is a bit better than 'high' quality, it is lossless. Encoding to FLAC doesn't throw away any of the original audio. If you encode WAV-->--FLAC then decode FLAC-->--WAV the sound data is identical to the original. A FLAC encoding can include the md5sum of the original sound file, so it can check...
by Mute Ant
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can you find which packages are never/rarely used?
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Can you find which packages are never/rarely used?

"Is there an equivalent in Mint?" No. The biggest single space-saver is removing libreoffice if you never use it, and that only releases 380MB. If it's drive-clutter you are thinking about, removing packages won't improve access to the programs you leave installed. Ext4 splatters files as ...
by Mute Ant
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: broken passphrase / reveal active passphrase on open LUKS [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: broken passphrase / reveal active passphrase on open LUKS

Hurrah! If you edit the title of your original post to include Solved other readers will find it, and other members won't try to answer it.
by Mute Ant
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is it possible to change the battery charge setting on a G500s running Linux Mint 18.3?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Is it possible to change the battery charge setting on a G500s running Linux Mint 18.3?

"Is it possible to change the battery charge setting on a G500s running Linux Mint 18.3?" If you want to switch the charger circuit circuit setting from "Cautious" to "Commando" and it's stored in the hardware, your BIOS screen might help. If it's a built-in-to-Windows ...
by Mute Ant
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: broken passphrase / reveal active passphrase on open LUKS [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: broken passphrase / reveal active passphrase on open LUKS

If you boot and log in to the Mint that has remembered the LUKS passphrase, then start the program seahorse it can show you the original passphrase.

[guess]The passphrase is remembered in the file ~/.local/share/keyrings/user.keystore encrypted using your login password.[/guess]
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] encryption password force-changed
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: [SOLVED] encryption password force-changed

M'kay. Encryption protects the contents of your files if the machine falls into other hands. These working-rules will help to keep the protection effective... o Don't try to change the password of an Ubuntu-Mint encrypted-home account. o Don't set a password for the root user. o Don't make any other...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: broken passphrase / reveal active passphrase on open LUKS [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: broken passphrase / reveal active passphrase on open LUKS

LUKS itself uses the pass-phrase you enter, adds 'salt' and mashes it up thousands of times, to slow down automated guessing. That result applied to the 'wrapped-master-key' regenerates the 'unwrapped-master-key' needed to unscramble the data. None of that is supposed to be reversible and I am assum...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB external not detected
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB external not detected

A weeny bit wasteful maybe, using a 1TB drive like a USB stick? If there's a block-device store holding a Live Session iso, Linux does have a problem with that. A Live Session iso is assembled to look like IBM, MAC, MBR, GPT, EFI and CDROM all at the same time. Somewhere inside GNU-Linux there's aut...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Mint right for me(offline user)?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Is Mint right for me(offline user)?

This time I suspect the size of the ISO is a measure of performance. The KNOPPIX DVD distribution has 'a representative collection of GNU-Linux software' and weighs in at 4GB compressed, that's 12GB of OS if it was unpacked, it's a biggie. o It works as an automatic persistent Live Session. There's ...
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Listing directory in Nemo. Blam! Everything gone
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Listing directory in Nemo. Blam! Everything gone

You can run the dmesg command just after nemo crashes and see what the kernel was doing.
by Mute Ant
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] encryption password force-changed
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: [SOLVED] encryption password force-changed

fabian85 's description matches what I've learned. There's a lot of accurate information about LUKS and ecryptfs on the internet and advice about safe and unsafe ways to backup encrypted systems. The Ubuntu-Mint encrypted home folder is a bit fragile... o If you change your password, the new passwo...
by Mute Ant
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] login to live cd as Root
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: login to live cd as Root

"Alright, can I do the "sudo cp..." command while logged in as a member of the admin group with my regular user account?" If your sda1 is mounted, part of your OS, no. In a pinch you can boot into Recovery Mode, where the file systems are read-only, but if you are going to reboot...
by Mute Ant
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] login to live cd as Root
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: login to live cd as Root

"...if that makes sense..." Oh yes. Just replace the destination with a file name on the backup drive... sudo cp /dev/sda1 /media/mute/toshipod2/2017-12-08-sda1-ext4.img That might be the problem you started with, if you told Disks to write to a mounted partition instead of to a file in th...
by Mute Ant
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint
Replies: 34
Views: 601

Re: How can i install Photoshop on Linux Mint

https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?iId=17&sClass=application Personally I would splash out on licenses for a modern Windows and a modern Photoshop, because I would only need Photoshop for someone else to use, they specifically want that software. Nearly all the newer versions rate not-g...

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