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by jimallyn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reporting errors in Kernels
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Reporting errors in Kernels

There's probably no reason to report anything, nor any reason to use the -24 or -23 kernels. First, there are known issues with the -24 kernel that many users have reported here. So forget about that one completely. Second, most drivers need to be compiled for your specific kernel, so unless you hav...
by jimallyn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: password root forgotten
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: password root forgotten

These instructions have worked for many Mint users:


https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/5


Be sure to follow the instructions exactly!
by jimallyn
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: The pg command is missing in LM 19!?
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: The pg command is missing in LM 19!?

karlchen wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 pm
But pg managed to survive well hidden among all the other executables located in /usr/bin and is still present in Linux Mint 18.x e.g.
It's in 17.x also. But not in 19.
by jimallyn
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disable User Tracking and Geolocation of Cinnamon
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Disable User Tracking and Geolocation of Cinnamon

Well... Ubuntu 18.04 in its default settings is tracking various telemetry like, for example, your hardware info, some system settings or what packages you install or remove. You can opt out of it and/or remove the responsible components but it's still there. Yeah, that's true, but everybody knows ...
by jimallyn
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disable User Tracking and Geolocation of Cinnamon
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Disable User Tracking and Geolocation of Cinnamon

One of the (many) beautiful things about Linux and other open source software is it just doesn't have any of that kind of stuff in it. The source code is available for anybody to review, and people do review it, too. Most open source projects have more than one developer, and if one of the developer...
by jimallyn
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hola, Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Hola, Hello

Welcome aboard, Vacio!
by jimallyn
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: The pg command is missing in LM 19!?
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: The pg command is missing in LM 19!?

I had never heard of pg before. more is still available, as is the improved version, less.
by jimallyn
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Blank (blinking cursor) on boot attempt.
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Solved: Blank (blinking cursor) on boot attempt.

Welcome to the Mint forums, Mike_Duffy! Where do you want the computer to boot from? If from the hard drive, then set that as first boot device (in the BIOS setup). If you want it to boot from a USB device, I'm not sure how to tell it which USB device to boot from.
by jimallyn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Not able to install Google Chrome
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Not able to install Google Chrome

You haven't really given us much to go on. How did you try to install it? Did you get any error messages? If so, what were they? Chrome isn't in the Mint repos, so you will have to download it from their website download page. And if you've got a 32 bit processor, you're out of luck. Chrome doesn't ...
by jimallyn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to Download
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Where to Download

Just pick one close to you. If it's slow, try another one. I used to start a download from 3 or 4 places and look at the download speeds and pick the fastest one and cancel the others, but I've done it enough times now that I know which mirrors are going to be fast for me. Or just pick one at random...
by jimallyn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Pass input from file to teminal
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Pass input from file to teminal

You probably don't need to do that, but if you do, I searched with Startpage for 'bash read from file' and got a lot of good returns. Some of them even I could understand!
by jimallyn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 30
Views: 623

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Linux looks fine to me. But even more important, it works fine. I mostly care about functionality. I don't care what the boot screen or login screen looks like, nor really, what's on the desktop. I know there are others who do care about those things though, and I see people talking about themes, ic...
by jimallyn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 43
Views: 1106

Re: Catweazel - over and out

catweazel, you can't leave us! We will all miss you. You may have made a mistake or two, but you've corrected many more of my mistakes than you've ever made yourself. Also, you have something that many of us are missing: experience . A broad base of experience, and years of it. You can't get that ju...
by jimallyn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Bill from AUstralia
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Bill from AUstralia

Welcome aboard, bill_steamshovel! Keen to get something working on this laptop and get an idea of whether or not we can use Linux in the future. I'd bet money that you can. On most systems, it just works. You may have problems with a particular system, but the gurus here will most likely get you fix...
by jimallyn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I activate RabbitVCS in Nemo?
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: How do I activate RabbitVCS in Nemo?

It looks to me like basically nothing has been done with RabbitVCS for four years. Dead project, I'd say. You might see if you can get the Nemo stuff from their github page going. Good luck.
by jimallyn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: You tube video converter to mp3
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: You tube video converter to mp3

Thank you, but.... this is what I've got back, output: nat@nat ~ $ youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxx ERROR: Incomplete YouTube ID xxxxxxxx. URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxx looks truncated. nat@nat ~ $ 'xxxxxxx' was only intended to b...
by jimallyn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need file search with thesaurus built in
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Need file search with thesaurus built in

I have a large collection of quotes on my computer in a LibreOffice text document, and it often happens that I would like to find a particular quote, and I search for a word I think is in the quote, but I don't find it. Like I might be looking for a quote about doctors, but the actual word used in t...
by jimallyn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse back button not registering. Fresh install Mint 19
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Mouse back button not registering. Fresh install Mint 19

A web search (using Startpage) for 'Corsair M65 linux' turns up a bunch of hits. There is at least one open source project to support that mouse. Having never owned a mouse with back and forward buttons, I probably can't help you any more than that. But my search leads me to believe that the answer ...
by jimallyn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home

Rules I live by: Files in a storage system are considered sacrificial. Backup makes recovery possible. Redundant backup makes recovery probable. Years ago, when they were just starting to use digital technology in music production, one of the magazines I subscribed to had an article in which the au...

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