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by all41
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lock Screen
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Lock Screen

In Login Window/Users backspace to remove christofer so the space is blank
Close out the login settings window and restart your computer.
You should now be prompted to enter your login password every time
by all41
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to Format Read Only USB Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: How to Format Read Only USB Drive

I try to format the drive and it says (immediately) "Finished" but it is not formatted. How are you doing this--gparted? If so after you choose format you must click the 'Apply all operations' arrow under 'Help' in the toolbar. gparted operates with root privileges and does not observe read-only or...
by all41
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

fabien85 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:23 am

A more physical option is to take out the hard drive, put it in a USB enclosure, use another computer to install your OS to the drive then put the drive back.
8)
I like this idea.
by all41
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Been a long time...hello again!
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Been a long time...hello again!

Welcome home lonewolf1061
by all41
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

Yes, TimeShift I have heard... the problem is that my computer CPU is rather short in memory, I've only got 32GB of storage and I tried to find any information to get timeshift to work or save the backup in an external drive but it seems difficult. Have you done this? Yes, I have used Timeshift and...
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: what is best to upgrade using software manager apps
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: what is best to upgrade using software manager apps

Hi again @bethm,
May I suggest you open a new topic with "unable to verify the sha sum256 txt.gpg Mint 18.3 Cinnamon"
I have unexpected visitors and my time here tonight will be somewhat fragmented. Best of luck your way.
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

@toolrick, I am not familiar with resetter app. I read the blog and watched the referenced yt video and I did not see the need to enter bios. But if your system is down you will not be able to access the app anyway. The Timeshift utility that is installed with your 18.3 Xfce would be my first choice...
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

Yes XFCE should work better on that device--but how to get there? The manual indicates to enter bios press Esc immediately after power-on, then press F10. That should be a static display with no further booting. Some display problems are caused by back-light failure in which case you may? be able to...
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

I use a 2 in 1 laptop that is more like a tablet than a laptop What is the make and model number? Generally it's not a good idea to mix desktop environments, not that it can't be done, but sometimes issues will need to be addresed, and not being able to see bios increases the peril. I have crashes ...
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???

altair4 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:39 pm
DistroWatch does indeed list Linux Mint as not using systemd:
DWMint.png
Looks like a mistake to me.
That's crazy--just like their page hit rankings
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thank you for Mint and this forum
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Thank you for Mint and this forum

+1
The comradery of this forum is likely to remain unsurpassed.
The atmoshphere is all for one-and one for all, hence my username
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox - Changing Hidden Mozilla Folder Name
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Firefox - Changing Hidden Mozilla Folder Name

Linux and the Mint forums are terrific because it's a day to day learning adventure.
Thank you Marziano and karlchen for this enlightenment, also thanks to op @Questions1010 for posing this question.
I regret those wasted years without Linux.
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lock Screen
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Lock Screen

open your menu and type login in the search box.
open 'Login Window' and check under 'Users' tab for Automatic login.
Is your username listed there?
by all41
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???

Linux Mint uses systemd init beginning with 18 Sarah release and going forward.
If you have reservations regarding this check out Devuan
by all41
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keyboard Not Working in LM17.3 GRUB
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Frozen GRUB Menu

Just for testing purposes try the keyboard in a different usb port.
by all41
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Thunar not having option to run scripts
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Thunar not having option to run scripts

I am not that familiar with XFCE but this sounds impossible.
Is it that you are unable set a script as executable even using chmod to set the attributes,
or is it just Thunar's gui does not have an option for setting a file to be executable?
by all41
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: youtube-dl gui
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: youtube-dl gui

I have never considered looking at a gui for youtube-dl.
The command line for this is not complicated at all.
by all41
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 34
Views: 593

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

probably the unsafest form of payment there is
True--
You would not issue a check willy-nilly, but only to trustworthy vendors which you can hold legally accountable.
by all41
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keyboard Not Working in LM17.3 GRUB
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Frozen GRUB Menu

Normally when the grub screen appears the up/down arrow buttons toggle among the choices. Any keyboard presses should halt the time out countdown indefinitely till a choice is made. When the grub screen appears in your system evidently 17.3 is highlighted? Try pressing the keyboard key e That should...
by all41
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keyboard Not Working in LM17.3 GRUB
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Frozen GRUB Menu

Try:
In a terminal:

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sudo os-prober
It should show both releases

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sudo update-grub
then restart and see if grub is useable

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