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by Mattyboy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Graphic Card: GTX 1060 Not showing Up In Driver Manager (LM 19)
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: Graphic Card: GTX 1060 Not showing Up In Driver Manager

So my card is too new to have proprietary drivers or what is the issue here? :-) Can tell you that the card is well supported and has been for at least 3 years. System: Host: admin1-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M Kernel: 4.15.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubun...
by Mattyboy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: booting lm19 from usb problem
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: booting lm19 from usb problem

I remember that old IOMMU problem on one of my old Gigabyte boards. From your description it sounds like you've resolved the USB issue, or you wouldn't even see grub. I would start by re-downloading your ISO image ( make sure its V2 version 2 ) checking the checksum and re-creating the boot media. S...
by Mattyboy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?

I still have the temporary directory, "/media/home", that I made when copying the /home over to the new drive as the guide said but it never told me how to get rid of that. What is the command for removing drives? https://www.computerhope.com/unix/urmdir.htm Anything in root will require the prefix...
by Mattyboy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulty testing new kernel
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Difficulty testing new kernel

Unknown when the newer Kernels will land. As to 'safely' you can't. Only when the update manager offers a Kernel update can it be considered safe. You can try and I'd do it by purging Nvidia drivers, rebooting then trying the newer Kernel. ( Remember you can just boot back to the older one if someth...
by Mattyboy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to copy today's file to remote host .
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: How to copy today's file to remote host .

Yeah +1 for rsync.

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rsync --help
Set up your script and add it to the crontab to automate the backup.

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crontab -e

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man crontab
by Mattyboy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommended hardware for new Linux PC build?
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Recommended hardware for new Linux PC build?

I guess now I need to decide on which CPU to get. Does anyone know if Genymotion and other emulators are more singlethread bound or do they really take advantage of lots of threads? Don't really want to spring for an i7 unless it's going to be a noticeable difference. Can't really advise in regard ...
by Mattyboy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to open a port in Mint 19
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: How to open a port in Mint 19

gm10 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:42 am
^ that's harsh. That reminds me of the "why people go back to Windows" thread. :P
Hey.. if you're gonna do it, do it properly :lol:

Yeah ok, fair point.. I forget about GUI options :wink:
by Mattyboy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions before starting with Linux
Replies: 42
Views: 1064

Re: Questions before starting with Linux

+1 for not using Cinnamon. MATE and turning off all the effects should be ok. Leave your windows alone and install Linux on the other drive... I'd use a 100GB partition and create another partition in NTFS to store your shared data on. You'll be able to access the files stored on your Windows while ...
by Mattyboy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to open a port in Mint 19
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: How to open a port in Mint 19

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man iptables

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iptables --help
Loads of iptables tuts on youtube.
by Mattyboy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after rebooting
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after rebooting

Out of curiosity are you booting, re-booting with Windows 10? I get a similar 'issue' when re-booting out of 10 into Mint 19 on a normal USB keyboard and mouse, which is obviously a USB device issue, maybe something to do with the MOBO? Doesn't happen on first switch on and the delay is only around ...
by Mattyboy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommended hardware for new Linux PC build?
Replies: 14
Views: 448

Re: Recommended hardware for new Linux PC build?

I read posts where people are having 'more' problems using the latest AMD cpu's than intels with current stable Linux distros.. but can't comment on AMD chips as I don't have one. I was also reading in one of the Linux mags that the newer 4.17 kernel has 'full' support for AMD's new cpu's and graphi...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?

This guide seems to be Ubuntu based, but it looks like it'll work just fine with Mint: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving Thoughts? Yeah, just a few alterations for Mint 19 Use blkid -o list in place of sudo blkid and ( cinnamon ) xed admin:///etc/fstab or sudo vim /etc/fsta...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?

If I were to create a /swap, would I choose 32, 24, 16, or 8 GB if I have 16 GB of RAM? I'm getting mixed opinions on it. I also heard that swap partitions aren't needed for Mint 19? Yeah, 19 uses a swap file so its less important to 'worry about it'. For the sake of conversation how big should a s...
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?

But should FAT32 be used even if I'm not using Windows at all on the computer using Linux? Or because of the UEFI BIOS from the mother board? This is territory I have yet to delve deeper into. If you're not using and have no intention of using Windows then its fairly irrelevant as the installer wil...
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: SSD for OS and HDD for storage?

You can't really put the installed software on another drive, like you can on a Windose machine Linux doesn't work like that, it places parts in different directories. The exception to this is 'app images' those can be placed and ran from any location. Many people divide the OS in this manner myself...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: newb here hello to all. Adjusting the scroll function on mint
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: newb here hello to all. Adjusting the scroll function on mint

I'm not sure as I don't use laptops/touchpads but... If you look at those settings select touchpad and at the bottom there is 'pointer speed' Custom acceleration and sensitivity, if you slide the switch to 'on' it gives control slider options. Past that I don't know but someone else might.. Good luc...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: newb here hello to all. Adjusting the scroll function on mint
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: newb here hello to all. Adjusting the scroll function on mint

Mattyboy wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:04 pm


If you're using the cinnamon desktop you can go to settings/hardware/mouse and touchpad

There you will find a slider where you can adjust mouse speeds.
Did you try this?
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: newb here hello to all. Adjusting the scroll function on mint
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: newb here hello to all. Adjusting the scroll function on mint

Hello, welcome to Linux and the forums. Whenever you ask for help always provide details about your system as 'we' need that to help you, it really does matter :) Open that terminal... black box on your desktop.. and enter the following inxi -Fxz paste back the results using the forum code tags </> ...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Handbrake doesn't convert MOV files with sound-solved
Replies: 15
Views: 191

Re: Handbrake doesn't convert MOV files with sound

Mint 19

Software manager 1.1.0
The flatpack version is 1.1.1

No idea if the newer version will work with .MOV..... you can download flatpacks in 18.3 I think.
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Issue with Tor Browser Launcher --> hangs during "installation"
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Issue with Tor Browser Launcher --> hangs during "installation"

To install tor.

Mint 18

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install tor-browser
Mint 19

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sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher
Remove/purge what you already have and use one of the above methods.

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