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by linx255
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: kernel update requires change to mount command?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: kernel update requires change to mount command?

Well I'm upgrading to 4.15 because 4.4 doesn't have the Spectre/Meltdown fix, so I won't be using 4.4 anymore. When I list kernels in Update Manager I don't see any tabs. When I click on 'changelog' link https://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/l/linux/linux_4.15.0-34.37~16.04.1/changelog ...
by linx255
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: kernel update requires change to mount command?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

kernel update requires change to mount command?

Hi, I updated my kernel from 4.4 to 4.15 and now suddenly mount command works differently. I used to: mount [disk dump image] /mountpoint but now that same command produces an error: failed to setup loop device: Operation not permitted adding '-o loop,ro' fixes it, but I'm just wondering if there's ...
by linx255
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]

Wow. What's silly here is the outrageous assumptions and lack of verification. :x I did not know for certain whether it was graphics related. The article was about NVIDIA drivers, which I don't have, and I have graphics drivers built-in already. I had never heard of this issue and couldn't make sens...
by linx255
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]

Then you should not ask those questions or you're just wasting everybody's time. As I said, I didn't know if the inxi output would be needed. You informed me it would, so now I know. You were asking about whether you needed specific graphics chip firmware for your system. Come on now... anyway, I'm...
by linx255
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]

Ok I'll post distro/ver on future posts.
Oh I didn't realize that about the scrolling, cool.
by linx255
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]

Obviously not, if you were you probably wouldn't have to ask for help here. You missed my point. Ok, I just felt kind of mocked and something seemed off. I said I cannot give you a concrete answer because you didn't tell us anything about your system. Not a problem. Was a general question regarding...
by linx255
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: How do I know what firmware I need?

I laughed out so hard IRL you wouldn't believe it. Like srly? Sry, I don't have the patience for something like this right now. I'll just leave you with: As long as your system is working fine don't worry about it. Like, yes, srly. I am not even close to an expert; newbie here just trying to do due...
by linx255
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: How do I know what firmware I need?

My bad, it's early and my mental bandwidth ain't peaked yet.. All Intel processors/motherboards. I'd like to know where to find this info if it's publicly available. I'm not even sure what to guugle. I tried 'intel firmware requirements', and the results were all irrelevant. Hm. I haven't found any ...
by linx255
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 254

How do I know what firmware I need? [CLOSED]

Hello, I upgraded kernels and got some potentially unwanted notices in the terminal: W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_dmc_ver1_07.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_dmc_ver1_01.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915...
by linx255
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]

What's this special character called?
I don't remember where I found it. One of the fonts that comes with Mint. Noto Mono U+2000 seems to work.

But it's stressing me out! :lol:
Sorry about it :lol:
by linx255
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

This   is   not   a   space.   It   is   a   special   character   that   looks   just   like   a   space!
by linx255
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

Sorry, this confuses me... do you post things for yourself to read, or for others to read? For most people, double or triple spaces do not make texts easier to read. I'm sorry to hear that reading is hard for you, though. That must be tough. I fail to understand how separating sentences by a few ex...
by linx255
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

test test  test   test    test

AHA! :twisted:

Now all I have to do is convert with find and replace.
by linx255
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

You apparently are in the category of people who write " run on sentences " and never once use the <return key> to help format the display so that it is readable. the problem here is, your screen may be 43 characters wide, while my screen is 120 characters wide. If you read at all you'd find I writ...
by linx255
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I'm finding my OS .iso images created with dd getting corrupted. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: I'm finding my OS .iso images created with dd getting corrupted. Why?

Hm. I've been using 'dd' ( disk dump ) to create .iso images for years with perfect success until whatever caused this corruption. Well even if it's not creating ISO format, the data is stored in .iso file, which I've always used to restore OS file systems with no issues. In this case, the .iso exte...
by linx255
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 28
Views: 558

Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]

Why does the forum convert my double or triple spaces into single spaces? Doing so makes sentences appear to run together and is harder to read; I got enough eye strain as it is looking at this screen all day! Please don't modify my post text. I use extra spaces on purpose and would like to see them...
by linx255
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I'm finding my OS .iso images created with dd getting corrupted. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

I'm finding my OS .iso images created with dd getting corrupted. Why?

Hi, I've been making OS images for years and have never encountered this issue. I had some cascade failures that turned out to be caused by corrupt .iso file systems, which would not mount. Having restored working backup images and fixed my hard drive ( earlier having tried to restore the corrupted ...
by linx255
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Main purpose(s) of blacklisting packages [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Main purpose(s) of blacklisting packages [SOLVED]

Alas, installation of TB themes comes with bonus of unverifiable and potentially malicious code that may damage my computer or invade my privacy. I'll pass, but thanks!
by linx255
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Main purpose(s) of blacklisting packages [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Main purpose(s) of blacklisting packages [SOLVED]

I will-- I'm getting a cancerous suntan from the radiation from bright theme 8)
by linx255
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Main purpose(s) of blacklisting packages [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Main purpose(s) of blacklisting packages

Thank you. I have a tool blacklisted where an update changed the UI and I largely prefer the original UI so I don't want to update it. I wish I had done this with Thunderbird. It used to honor my dark color scheme, and now it's all white and bright as the sun and burns my retinas :shock: and there a...

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