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by Mintstant Karma
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Nemo: weird and puzzling sort order - SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Nemo: weird and puzzling sort order

Oh, that's fascinating! Wow That all sounds very plausible. It was pure dumb luck that I was right about the live environment, and your explanation really makes sense. I then dug through the preferences to see if I could change the setting to "LANG=en_GB.UTF-8" but I didn't see anything. So I guess...
by Mintstant Karma
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Nemo: weird and puzzling sort order - SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Nemo: weird and puzzling sort order

Hmph, yeah that is interesting. Could that have been a bug in my version of Nemo, since both of yours are newer? Then again, Nemo's been around for several years -- even my version isn't that old. You'd think they would have caught that long ago. My other thought is: could it be something unique to ...
by Mintstant Karma
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Nemo: weird and puzzling sort order - SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Nemo: weird and puzzling sort order - SOLVED

Hello all, For a few weeks I've been taking Linux Mint 19 for a spin by running it live from a flash drive, and I'm considering installing it to my SSD. But there's a very strange behavior that could be a deal-breaker. In Nemo 3.8.5, I cannot get my folders and files to sort by name in simple alphab...
by Mintstant Karma
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: calendar glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: calendar glitch?

Well, thanks but the software I used (YUMI) was supposed to do that for me, and gave me the option of setting the size of that space. I'm sure I set it for at least a Gigabyte, and more likely two. Since it gave me no error message (unless it scrolled by and was foolishly not mentioned at the end, w...
by Mintstant Karma
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: calendar glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: calendar glitch?

(you had one job, calendar, one job :D). Hahahahaha... EXACTLY. :lol: But I got back on here to say it was apparently my system getting confused after running 24/7 since December 17. One or two other things started acting flaky, too. I rebooted and the calendar is normal. I guess it's like me witho...
by Mintstant Karma
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: calendar glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

calendar glitch?

Hi everyone, I'm running Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon and I see something very strange in the calendar. I'd like to know if I'm alone. The day and date are correctly displayed in the lower right of the desktop, but when I click to open the calendar it gets weird. The wrong date is highlighted, though it's...
by Mintstant Karma
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

OK, thanks. I entered that, and this time i copied and pasted my entry below. Then I pasted yours, so I could compare (I added the undersore to line the two up). mine: it@it:~$ sudo mount -o loop /media/it/MULTIBOOT1/multiboot/linuxmint-18.2-mate-64bit/casper-rw /media/it/Seagate\ Backup\ Plus\ Driv...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

No worries, then operate on your backup copy. :? Excuse me if I sound obtuse but I don't know what "operate on" means, and there is no backup copy. Please remember you are talking to someone with only rudimentary knowledge about the Linux file system, and next to none about terminal commands. Howev...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

"Consider that one as a safe backup. Follow the instructions you've been given." Were you ever in the military? Just curious. :lol: But you misunderstood me. I have merely created a destination folder so far. I need to get a few hours sleep and clear my head before i try this again. If I get pissed ...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

Sorry I'm not very familiar with USB + persistance, but assuming it runs OK once you clear out some files, it's well worth a look in /var/cache/apt/archives as this can get cluttered with old packages. Noted. Thanks. :-) It would be nice if Mint would direct a user as to where to look for clutter, ...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

mkdir /home/$USER/casper To be clear, that command will create a target directory in which the contents of casper-rw will be placed, correct? I already did this (without the terminal) and placed it on my external hard drive. Is that ok? I understand the other command you gave, but the one above: is...
by Mintstant Karma
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

The .mozilla folder in any installed version of Mint is always found in home/<user name> because it contains user settings. I've never used Puppy so I can't say anything useful about that. Similarly for live versions with persistence: never used, don't know. I didn't catch that the distros were on ...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

Well I guess I've been using those two terms interchangeably, and some brief research after seeing your question shows me I was wrong to do so. So now I'm not sure which it was. But in Puppy Linux, for example, entering the root directory OR clicking the home shortcut both take me to the same place ...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

Oh, thanks for the definition, Moem. That explains the answers Catweazel gave. You know, we're instructed to provide details about the problem, but this is an obvious downside to that. If people aren't going to read, what good do details do? I guess I will start shorter next time and if people need ...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

Re: out of space on flash drive

Catweazel, I love your signature -- sad but true. I don't know what "TL;DR" means. How would I export my browser links? I can't get into Mint to open Firefox. But I do have a backup from a few weeks ago, which may have to do. As mentioned above, I also cannot delete the Mozilla directory because I c...
by Mintstant Karma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 21
Views: 1247

out of space on flash drive

Hi everyone. I've been using Linux Mint 18.2 Mate from a flash drive for almost a year. The flash drive is one of three that I have plugged into my desktop computer all the time. Each of them was created by YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) and they contain multiple Linux distros and some ac...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unmount, and remount or mount again
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: unmount, and remount or mount again

Mounting a partition isn't a one-time occurrence. You can unmount and mount until the cows come home. OK. :) And what about if I unmount a drive and then turn off the computer... will that drive automatically mount again on reboot? "That would require an entry in the file /etc/fstab. Otherwise a si...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unmount, and remount or mount again
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: unmount, and remount or mount again

A lot of things may auto-mount for you such as Flash drives or even external USB hard disks. It depends on your system settings and the filesystem the drive you're talking about was formatted for too. I can routinely "mount" a FAT32 formatted Flash drive just by inserting it into a USB port. Same w...
by Mintstant Karma
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unmount, and remount or mount again
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: unmount, and remount or mount again

Thanks, everybody for your replies, and sorry for the delay. Your information has been very useful.

I'm going to go back now and see if I need to reply to any individual comments.
by Mintstant Karma
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox keeps crashing on live Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: Firefox keeps crashing on live Linux

Hi gtsfer, First, thank you. Using your instructions I was able to locate the Firefox profile and copy the contents into a text file, which I saved to my external hard drive. You aren't kidding; it's hard to read. But it's a lot better than nothing! I'm so grateful both for your instructions and for...

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