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by jimallyn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get rid of 10 seconds Grub countdown
Replies: 18
Views: 316

Re: Can't get rid of 10 seconds Grub countdown

Now that you have used Grub Customizer, it is unlikely that you will be able to make any changes any other way. Several of us have learned that the hard way. If it can't be done in Grub Customizer, then you probably just have to do without it until you do a new install and forego using Grub Customiz...
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HP 1018 do nothing
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: HP 1018 do nothing

The 1018 is one of a few HP printers that need, besides the HPLIP drivers (which Mint includes by default) a binary plugin. Information on downloading and installing the plugin can be found here:

https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... lugin.html
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Samsung monitor driver
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Samsung monitor driver

I have never owned a monitor that required special drivers, but then I may have been living under a rock all my life. All the monitors I've owned would work with anything that had the appropriate interface: VGA, DVI, HDMI, whatever. So I searched for that monitor and apparently drivers are only need...
by jimallyn
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint

So all in all, the Win 95 style interface was descended from the NeXT UI, and consequently, so are just about all the Linux/BSD UIs by copying the Windows one. I had heard of NeXT computer before, but never saw one until I did a websearch for it just now. To me, the UI looks a lot like the WIMP (Wi...
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Multiple Mint Distro’s on single USB Flashdrive.
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Multiple Mint Distro’s on single USB Flashdrive.

all41 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:04 am
+1 Jim,
You have dedicated a 64 gb stick to this purpose--just congrats
Yep, and my first USB3 stick. When I show off Linux, or do an install, I want it to be FAST!
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using usb audiophile 2496 soundcard in mint 18?
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Using usb audiophile 2496 soundcard in mint 18?

That uses the ICE1712 like most of m-audio's stuff. You will definitely want to install mudita24 to control it.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Availability of terminal in newer distros
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Availability of terminal in newer distros

All versions of Linux Mint have terminal installed by default. Look in the panel/toolbar on the left hand side, there should be an icon for it. Otherwise, it may be found in the Menu Accessories or Administrator. I've never run anything from persistent USB, but I can't imagine any reason why termina...
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Migrating form 17.1 to 19
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Migrating form 17.1 to 19

You can update from 17.x to 19, but you have to do it in stages. Karlchen did it recently and documented it here:

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=277741

As has previously been mentioned, many of the more experienced people here will tell you it's best to do a fresh install.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Multiple Mint Distro’s on single USB Flashdrive.
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Multiple Mint Distro’s on single USB Flashdrive.

I have always downloaded MultiSystem from here: http://liveusb.info/dotclear/ MultiSystem is awesome. I currently have in my pocket a USB stick with about 25 different operating systems on it,maybe more. I keep that with me so I can demonstrate Linux to people, and install it on their system if they...
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint

Just glanced through the book. You would learn a LOT about Linux going through it. Might have to do my own Linux from scratch when I have time.
by jimallyn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint

thenextguy, you might start with playing with various versions of Linux in VirtualBox. In VirtualBox, you can play to your heart's content without having to worry about screwing up your "daily driver." Maybe install one of the lightest version, maybe even one that is command line only, then figure o...
by jimallyn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cleaning up installation files
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Cleainng up installation files

Are there remnants of failed installs all over now? Maybe. Can it be cleaned up? Maybe. Without more information, it's hard to say. Did you install drivers from Software Manager, or something you found on the web somewhere? What exactly did you install? By what procedure did you install? Help us ou...
by jimallyn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to install .exe file on linux systems?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: how to install .exe file on linux systems?

Welcome aboard, clintonjmolina! Mint doesn't ordinarily use .exe files, but it is possible to run some of them with a compatibility layer called Wine. There is a program called PlayOnLinux that can help you install Wine, and have more than one version of it installed at the same time. But you're usu...
by jimallyn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Another 54 year old newbie joined the Linux club...
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Another 54 year old newbie joined the Linux club...

Welcome aboard, wwjd1924! I never use sleep/suspend/hibernate/whatever, but it seems to me I have heard about problems with that for some time, so it may not be related to your Mac hardware.
by jimallyn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Hello all!

Welcome aboard, stefonzo! We try to keep it friendly here, and there are some brilliant people here who can help solve just about any problem you might have (I'm not one of them).
by jimallyn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Promote by making Mint an Extra Strong Mint

Welcome to the Mint forums, thenextguy! You've got some good ideas, but some of them you may have to develop yourself at this point. For example, practically none of the major distributions are using Wayland at this point. I think Ubuntu did in 17, but went back to X in 18. There are a number of dis...
by jimallyn
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a Windows and Linux fan
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Hello from a Windows and Linux fan

Welcome aboard, svs! You can find out which version of Mint you are using by opening a terminal, and entering inxi -S . There are several ways to open a terminal, but probably the easiest is if you look at the toolbar (panel) at the bottom of the screen, you will see an icon that is just a black squ...
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who is spying on us?
Replies: 19
Views: 439

Re: Who is spying on us?

I have been trying to get all my friends and family to use Signal on their phones (and desktop), and the Enigmail addon to Thunderbird, but it's hard to convince very many people to do it. There are activists who need to keep their actions secret, and I figure if I use encryption for everything, may...
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Unintended upgrade from 18.1 to 19
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Unintended upgrade from 18.1 to 19

It ain't supposed to work that way. From 18.1 you have to first go to 18.2, then 18.3, then to 19.0. I am not sure what you did, but my guess would be you are now running some kind of FrankenMint.
by jimallyn
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best way to remote into my desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Best way to remote into my desktop

The most popular for over-the-web connections seems to be Teamviewer. For local connections, one of the VNCs should do you. I used to use xtightvncviewer (I think) to access my Raspberry Pi, but it's been a while since I used it. Look through Synaptic and see what all is there with VNC in it. There ...

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