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by Mattyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Shutting down linux 17.3
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Shutting down linux 17.3

The shutdown option should be accessible from your desktop menu button.

'Hard' shutting down by turning the power off will eventually corrupt your file system, avoid doing this.

You can shut the system down from terminal with

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shutdown now
by Mattyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running LM From a Flash Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Running LM From a Flash Drive

Newbie David here and I want to learn Linux!! Long time W10 user with desktop at home. I don't want to install LM on my DT because worried I might mess it up and really need it running. I want to practice learning LM by putting it on a USB flash drive and running it from the drive. Will I be able t...
by Mattyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can't see my Windows!
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: I can't see my Windows!

Yeah but I still can see my Windows files on disc though. My friend said maybe Windows has been hibernated. Thats why I cant see it on boot menu. Can it be true? Can you access the files stored in Windows from Linux? go to /home look under devices on the left. If so nothing to do with a hibernated ...
by Mattyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: uefi boot order
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: uefi boot order

4-21-2018 Working on my wife's computer. It is a 64-bit uefi computer using LinuxMmint. I will probably put this in the wrong folder so please bare with me. I am enclosing an attachment to show the boot screen. Previously I tried to use PCLinuxos and gave up on it. Glad I did. I deleted it entirely...
by Mattyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Nvidia Proprietary Drivers - Mint 18.3 KDE Glitching
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Nvidia Proprietary Drivers - Mint 18.3 KDE Glitching

Your first youtube link displays symptoms very reminiscent to issues I had a few years ago in Windose... might be nothing, might be something... disabling triple buffering fixed it. However I've just looked at nvidia settings on my Linux rig and can see no way of doing this so you may want to drill ...
by Mattyboy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two external monitors, LM 18.3, Dell Latitude 7480 with 1 hdmi port
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Two external monitors, LM 18.3, Dell Latitude 7480 with 1 hdmi port

Oh, thanks. Is there some other "cable" I could buy to get more than a mirrored display ? Don't think anything else is possible. It's not so much the cable but the output from your laptop Don't think there's a way to send two different signals out of the same connection. Mirrored it is. The only wa...
by Mattyboy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy paste doesn't work but dragging does
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: copy paste doesn't work but dragging does

I use the middle mouse key to grab and drag ( a question mark will appear ) release the key in desired location and left click the option.
by Mattyboy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: General question about Timeshift..[solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: General question about Timeshift..

The very first image it creates will be everything apart from home files. The next 'image' and all thereafter will only save any changes you make to the system and create links back to the original image for unchanged files. If you deleted the first image you would break the whole 'chain'. Basically...
by Mattyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do i find and move my games onto my sd card in linux
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: How do i find and move my games onto my sd card in linux

Unlike Windows Linux doesn't store every file relating to one program in a single folder. Parts are usually spread between.. /bin /usr/bin /etc config files in /home So what you're asking is not practically achievable. It may be possible to install /home to your SD card leaving to rest of the OS on ...
by Mattyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

Its possible you switched the install mode from your previous installation?

UEFI Secure mode
BIOS Legacy mode

You can edit grub from recovery shell with

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub

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sudo update-grub
by Mattyboy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: linux mint crashes 3 or 4 times a day
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: linux mint crashes 3 or 4 times a day

Hello, welcome.

Open the terminal and run this command, copy/paste the results back in a reply.

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inxi -Fxz
by Mattyboy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift Location issue - 2nd Computer, same storage drive [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: Timeshift Location issue - 2nd Computer, same storage drive

AZgl1500 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 pm


I have created a separate folder for the ACER,

Folder or partition, it looks for a partition that's the furthest away from your install. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh08GvrUivc
by Mattyboy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Mounting of External HD
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Inconsistent Mounting of External HD

I don't want to attach and reattach the drive each time I want to do a backup. How can I have the partitions be recognized automatically when I power up the continuously attached external drive? (The partitions are ext4 formatted if that's relevant.) You could make an fstab edit https://en.wikipedi...
by Mattyboy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Restoring a corrupted NFTS filesystem on external hard drive
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Restoring a corrupted NFTS filesystem on external hard drive

Its possible windows has left it in hibernation mode... boot windows back up with the drive plugged in and run from command prompt.

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shutdown /s /f /t 0
You can test this if you manually mount it in Linux or/and mount read only.
by Mattyboy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why does Mint use 100% of CPU when idle?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Why does Mint use 100% of CPU when idle?

In all likelihood your machine is struggling to run the cinnamon desktop, its the version of Mint that requires the most resources. ( Your cpu is having to handle graphics too ).

Do a fresh install of Xfce or MATE.
by Mattyboy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Creating perfect Disk Images after installing Mint. [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Creating perfect Disk Images after installing Mint.

Seeing as you're using all the same hardware you could, in theory use a timeshift back up to 'restore' after a new vanilla installation. Won't do /Home obviously ( copy paste additional config files within ) and you'll have to keep the account the same name and password on all machines... that's qui...
by Mattyboy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why does Mint use 100% of CPU when idle?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Why does Mint use 100% of CPU when idle?

Open terminal and provide the results of

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inxi -Fxz
run the

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top
command for more details of what processes are running.
by Mattyboy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fallback mode after update.. how to revert to last stable settings?
Replies: 47
Views: 707

Re: Fallback mode after update.. how to revert to last stable settings?

https://superuser.com/questions/961717/ ... -un-delete

If its still crashing you might want to try a lighter desktop, that will mean a re-install. Try MATE.
by Mattyboy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: iphone pictures to linuxmint
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: iphone pictures to linuxmint

Apple doesn't want you to do that, you don't own that phone Apple does, even if you paid for it. Why its called a 'walled garden' Its probably easier to transfer files over a network so I'd be looking into that option... or, this may give you pointers https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-iphone...

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