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by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3

OK, one or both of us is missing something. What do level 4 and 5 updates have to do with upgrades from Mint 18.1 to Mint 18.3? As I understand it, you can do the level 4 and 5 updates or not, as you choose. You can do the 18.1 to 18.3 upgrade or not, as you choose. Choosing, or not choosing, to do ...
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?

One, or possibly both, of us is confused. I am a long time ham (N7JA) and always interested in the unusual things that are done in ham radio. So, when I saw that you were doing one of those interesting ham radio things, I was interested. I went to the QRSSPiG site, and the QRSS Plus site, and a few ...
by jimallyn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Shutdown or Restart
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Can't Shutdown or Restart

I have a computer that gives that "8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC" message, but it doesn't seem to affect the operation of the computer, so I have always ignored it. If you do decided to try a BIOS update, the Hirens BootCD includes a miniXP. I had to use that to update the BIOS on a computer w...
by jimallyn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtual Machines
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Virtual Machines

I would also recommend VirtualBox. It is available in Software Manager or Synaptic, but many of us prefer to download the latest version from Oracle rather than use the version in the repos. Somebody recommended that when I first started using VirtualBox, and that's what I've done ever since, and ha...
by jimallyn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3

According to my update manager there is a upgrade option in the EDIT menu bar to 18.3 Sylvia However I have some level 4 and 5 packages in the update manager.. Which options do I select..?? I don't think you need to select any of them. Just do the Upgrade. If any of those level 4 and 5 options are ...
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linux Mint based on Ubuntu or Debian? (solved.)
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Is Linux Mint based on Ubuntu or Debian?

You're using 17.3, so you need to download packages for Ubuntu Trusty or 14.04. Why is that? Because Mint 17.x is based on Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty." If you try to install packages for say, Ubuntu 16, you run a risk of trashing your system. On your other system running Mint 18, you want Ubuntu 16.04/Xe...
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Old PC in basement.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Old PC in basement.

Maybe a PAE problem? antiX 32 bit has a non-PAE kernel, I believe.

https://antixlinux.com/download/
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password issues
Replies: 9
Views: 131

Re: Password issues

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

Or, if you don't have any of your own data on that computer, just do a new install.
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?
Replies: 35
Views: 784

Re: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?

RobertService wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:19 pm
This is the first time in a very long time that Mint has not been in first place, on Distrowatch.
Mint is still in first place in the last 12 months, the last 6 months, and the last 3 months. But Manjaro is first in the last 30 days and the last 7 days. Wonder why?
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Hello :)

In case you tried the Sex Pistols link in the first post and found that it won't work in the U.S., this one works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMxqcgBhWQ

(I'd just hate for anybody to miss God Save the Queen!)
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excited for 19.x
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Excited for 19.x

Pepi wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:26 pm
This is why my desktop has 4 harddrives in it :wink: I can keep my current system and play with the newer versions.
I use VirtualBox for that. At one point I counted 36 different OSes I had installed in VirtualBox, but I've been cleaning some of them out lately.
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?
Replies: 35
Views: 784

Re: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?

1) I thought (as a newbie) that questions like this were to be asked by newbies, and would be answered--with authority--by the moderators Nobody has all the answers, not even the moderators! I answer questions when I can. Sometimes that means doing a bit of research to find the answer or to clarify...
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows Explorer [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Windows Explorer

It'sa different icon depending upon which desktop environment you use, but I believe the icon is the same place on the panel for all of them.
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by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Serbia
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Hello from Serbia

Welcome aboard, MrIggy!
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it possible to install Linux onto the hard disk without deleting Windows Vista?
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: [SOLVED] Is it possible to install Linux onto the hard disk without deleting Windows Vista?

Matthew_Wai wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:19 pm
I am now running Mint, but I can't find "GParted". Where is it?
Gparted is included on the "live" install disk, but not in a standard install. You will have to install it with Software Manager or Synaptic.
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File managers very slow in large folders
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: File managers very slow in large folders

I have this problem also, and others have reported it. As I understand it, the issue is with creating thumbnails of all those files. I went looking for a solution some time back, and it seems like the answer was to disable the thumbnailer, or maybe to use a different thumbnailer. But I lost interest...
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: My birthday

I hope you're having a good one!
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?
Replies: 35
Views: 784

Re: What is Mint's current "official" recommendation about updates?

The official word is: "Upgrade for a reason", my opinion is at now: "Don't upgrade, except you have a reason" - Cosmo., July 28, 2016 Upgrade for a reason. If I look at my test installations I don't see the reason to upgrade, but I see many reasons to not upgrade. - Cosmo., September 19, 2016 There ...
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: bioset
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: bioset

It has something to do with the digestive system:
BioSet.png
I have 7 instances of it.
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hey NewUser.
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Hey NewUser.

Welcome aboard, Pr1ymüL!

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