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by LamphunLumyai
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bash commands and bash programming for newbies
Replies: 2
Views: 121

bash commands and bash programming for newbies

I'd like to get some recommendations for a newbie learning bash scripting. I'm starting to find that it would be convenient to do some basic maintenance using a scripts instead relying on a GUI. Think of this along the lines that your Granddad wants to learn bash scripting then you'll understand the...
by LamphunLumyai
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Login to Linux Mint using a keyfile?
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Login to Linux Mint using a keyfile?

Is it possible to login to Linux Mint using a keyfile saved on a USB stick?

Currently running Mint 18.3 and 19.1 on different computers. I have a family member with memory problems and it would be simpler for them to login using a keyfile as opposed to trying to remember a strong passphrase.
by LamphunLumyai
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Lost "Documents" in Nemo "Show Place"
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Lost "Documents" in Nemo "Show Place"

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:56 pm
Click on "Home" Locate your Missing Folder and drag and drop it back onto the menu. Make sure you don't accidentally drop it onto another menu item or it might end up as a submenu of that.
That did it. Thanks!
by LamphunLumyai
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Lost "Documents" in Nemo "Show Place"
Replies: 2
Views: 76

<Solved> Lost "Documents" in Nemo "Show Place"

System:
Host: zzz-Top Kernel: 4.15.0-55-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

In the "Show Places" side-bar in Nemo, my "Documents" link has disappears. I'd like to get that back again. How would I accomplish that?
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by LamphunLumyai
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Bluetooth not working in Mint 19.1 but.... <Solved>
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Bluetooth not working in Mint 19.1 but....

JeremyB wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Install updates, I think that Bluetooth was fixed in a newer 4.15 kernel
That did the trick.

Upgrade the kernel from 4.15.0-20 to 4.15.0-55.

Thanks much! :wink:
by LamphunLumyai
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Bluetooth not working in Mint 19.1 but.... <Solved>
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Bluetooth not working in Mint 19.1 but.... <Solved>

zargoz@zargoz-300E4C-300E5C-300E7C:~$ lsusb; dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm' Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0cf3:3004 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 00...
by LamphunLumyai
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Clean" install with separate root and home partitions - reality check
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: "Clean" install with separate root and home partitions - reality check

I just finished the install and that is just about as slick as can be. I'm playing with in now but that was impressive. Beats the heck out of MS Windows. Just I'll see if there are any issues over the next couple of day, but right now? Seriously cool.
by LamphunLumyai
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Clean" install with separate root and home partitions - reality check
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: "Clean" install with separate root and home partitions - reality check

Both the pro and the con are the same thing: You are preserving your application settings. Mostly a big convenience with a theoretical disadvantage of the possibility of incompatible settings that the much newer version of the application cannot properly handle anymore. But should that happen (and ...
by LamphunLumyai
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Clean" install with separate root and home partitions - reality check
Replies: 6
Views: 562

"Clean" install with separate root and home partitions - reality check

Kernel: 4.4.0-109-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa It's time to make the leap from Mint 17.3 to 19.1. Might as well go all the way. With that said I'm looking for a 'reality check' of installation options. I've got partition images saved as well as those p...
by LamphunLumyai
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved (for now...)> Moving from Mint 17.3 to 18.1 - script needed
Replies: 2
Views: 118

<Solved (for now...)> Moving from Mint 17.3 to 18.1 - script needed

Kernel: 4.4.0-109-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa I understand that is no clear migration update from Mint 17 to Mint 18. That is actually fine as I want to rebuild this computer. However, I'd like to retain the applications that are on this current syste...
by LamphunLumyai
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 58.0.1 update (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Firefox 58.0.1 update

I have to say, this really bothers me and I've been a linuxmint user for a LONG time. The reason that Mint packages their own version of Firefox is to get the ad revenue from searches. If they are going to do that then they also need to stay on top of security updates like this as this one is reall...
by LamphunLumyai
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 58.0.1 update (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Firefox 58.0.1 update (Solved)

I haven't seen the latest Firefox update 58.0.1 come though the official LM updater yet. It's been about 5 days since I saw the CERT Advisory. Any idea when this will show in the official channels?
by LamphunLumyai
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 33099

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

Did those above having problems with not seeing the kernel change in their GRUB first run update-grub before rebooting???? Are we supposed to do so? Shouldn't Update Manager take care of that? I never had to do this till now, and never had problems before 4.13. I check a couple of different ways to...
by LamphunLumyai
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 33099

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

Just as an FYI, today I got a Mint Update Manager update level 1, followed by a Level 5 kernel update. That update was to the patched 4.4.0-109-generic (or I assume it's patched from what I've read - still a Newbie in many ways). From: Kernel: 3.13.0-100-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8...
by LamphunLumyai
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Failed install if .deb package due to 'Libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.9.14)"
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Failed install if .deb package due to 'Libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.9.14)"

Kernel: 3.13.0-100-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa I have a deb package I'm trying to install. It fails with the message: Error Dependency not satisfied Libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.9.14) Is there anyway around this short of upgrading to a different version of Mint?
by LamphunLumyai
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is the "Web Process" processes that are spawn by Firefox?
Replies: 1
Views: 344

What is the "Web Process" processes that are spawn by Firefox?

Kernel: 3.13.0-100-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Firefox 57.0.1 Firefox spawns a number of processes called Web Process that tend to hog a lot of CPU and memory. Attached is a screen shot of the process. What I never really like to see is a bunch of asc...
by LamphunLumyai
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Create a list of links
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Create a list of links

The reason I don't wade into the man pages is because it's like looking for a screw driver and having someone point you to Ace Hardware. I just want someone to point me to the screwdriver, not the entire warehouse. Which is why those of us with 'newbie' questions post in the Newbie section. This for...
by LamphunLumyai
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Create a list of links
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Create a list of links

WharfRat wrote:It would be find /var/lib -type l

For a long listing find /var/lib -type l -ls

In certain folders you'll need to use sudo.

Thank you for giving me something solid as a oppose to saying, "Look at the man pages." I appreciate it! :D That's exactly what I was looking for.
by LamphunLumyai
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Create a list of links
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Create a list of links

I'm looking to list all symbolic and hard links. I didn't see anything in the 'ls' command that was specific to just listing links.
by LamphunLumyai
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Create a list of links
Replies: 6
Views: 259

<Solved> Create a list of links

Kernel: 3.13.0-100-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa

From a terminal windows, what command can I use to recursively scan a directory and list all classes of links in that directory and subdirectories?

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