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by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Linux Please help
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: New to Linux Please help

The 3rd line seems to refer to this, but I have no experience with it.
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtualbox WinXP guest with guest additions
Replies: 20
Views: 183

Re: Virtualbox WinXP guest with guest additions

Let me begin with the simple part: Until 18.2 there are VB guest additions preinstalled in Mint; a terrible mistake, which has been corrected in 18.3. So older advices for removing in a Mint guest the guest additions are not more current for 18.3. (Otherwise I would have told you.) So here is no pro...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I change the name of a hard drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: How do I change the name of a hard drive?

The labels will be added on this place, but you cannot replace the hard coded names with them.
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mouse focus delay
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: mouse focus delay

I did another look (after knowing the desktop) and there seems to be a hidden option. Install dconf-editor and navigate in the left pane to org -> cinnamon -> desktop -> wrm -> preferences. There is the value auto-raise-delay. I did never test this (I use the default focusing mode), but it might do ...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I change the name of a hard drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: How do I change the name of a hard drive?

On this place you see always the hard coded name given by the manufacturer; you cannot change it.
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Linux Please help
Replies: 9
Views: 73

Re: New to Linux Please help

jackryan78 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:36 pm
I have been having issues with doing updates.
Which? We need details.
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: All Apps Experiencing random freezes
Replies: 17
Views: 241

Re: All Apps Experiencing random freezes

Ahem, this link says nothing else than this is wrong. At first, because 4 GB RAM is obviously more than 768 MB, and at second: not for production systems.
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: All Apps Experiencing random freezes
Replies: 17
Views: 241

Re: All Apps Experiencing random freezes

Create a fresh new user account and compare there. If this does not give a difference, boot the live system and compare there.

Besides that: What is the meaning of having 4 swap partitions?
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Panel Previews Missing
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: [SOLVED] Panel Previews Missing

You clicked on the wrong place. My advice was: If this happens again right click the window list (b some users called incorrectly taskbar) -> configure. The window list is not the panel. It is inside the panel. The popup you show does only appear, if you right click on an empty place in the panel. I...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager showing levels not requested
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Update manager showing levels not requested

What you see are security and / or kernel updates. In the options of the preferences they are by default set to show and if there are such updates available, than the old behavior of the update manager was simply wrong: Either there do not currently exist any updates (of those, which are set to disp...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtualbox WinXP guest with guest additions
Replies: 20
Views: 183

Re: Virtualbox WinXP guest with guest additions

With which result?
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mouse focus delay
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: mouse focus delay

It doesn't say you are required to use inxi Nobody said that, so what is your point? (It was not me, who made the objection against my formulation.) My text goes like that: You need to give this information for every help request in every thread. Inxi is a kind of service for the users, as we found...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unexpected shutdowns
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Unexpected shutdowns

Does this happen in battery mode only? Possibly the battery is old and reports wrong information to the system. Try to bring (at least a part of) the capacity back: Let the laptop run in battery mode. Short before the battery is empty plug the power cable in and let it load the battery to 100%. Only...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Virtualbox does not see the PC's USB ports
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: [Solved] Virtualbox does not see the PC's USB ports

USB devices can only appear either in the host or in the guest - never in both on the same time. If a usb device is visible on the host, you can select this device from the devices menu of the running VM. Big But : Do not connect a usb drive to a virtual machine (other usb devices are OK). The reaso...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtual Box errors
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Virtual Box errors

Remove the far outdated version of VB completely, than reboot.

Now install the downloaded version of VB.
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Font Manager Destroyed a complete Linux Mint System!!
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Font Manager Destroyed a complete Linux Mint System!!

I am running Font Manager in LM 17.3 from the official repositories since some years without issue. It would need some more investigation to find out, why this is not the case for you. The problem after the hard reset is most likely a problem of this hard reset and not caused by Font Manager. Doing ...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Shutdown issue - Keyring-Daemon still running
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Shutdown issue - Keyring-Daemon still running

@CastleMan: b) you can chenge this with the settings for the login screen - reachable via the menu. Details depend, if this is a fresh install of Mint 18.3 or if it has been upgraded from an older version of Mint, which in this case? c) As far as we can see here: yes. Since Mint 18.2, increasing in ...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtualbox WinXP guest with guest additions
Replies: 20
Views: 183

Re: Virtualbox WinXP guest with guest additions

In this case the question is, why Nested Paging is deactivated? Also this affects the performance of the VM.
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it

I agree, that parts of the starting post give the suspicion, that Mint was never properly installed. On the other hand: At least I need to know the desktop folder, where I can access my files. Something like "my files" do not exist on a live system for longer than a reboot. If the system has been in...
by Cosmo.
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: access download folder
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: access download folder

What is your version of Mint and what is the desktop environment ? If you don't know open a terminal and enter: inxi -Sz Paste the output here. You need to give this information for every help request in every thread. Do not forget this in the future Open your file manager and make hidden files visi...

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