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by Mattyboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't Boot to UEFI LM18 or Windows 10 Installation USB after installing LM18
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Can't Boot to UEFI LM18 or Windows 10 Installation USB after installing LM18

If it were me... In order. Re-install Windows 10 on your SSD after creating a GPT UEFI bootable USB with rufus ( yup you'll need a working copy of Windows ). During the installation ( you can google all this ).. use the DISKPART clean ( do not use the clean all command on an SSD ) to, eh, clean the ...
by Mattyboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Will Mint 19 have support for Ryzen 2200G/2400G
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Will Mint 19 have support for Ryzen 2200G/2400G

Well then I should have asked which kernel will be the default in Mint 19 instead. While I'm not using Mint now, the reason I'm asking is that folks do ask me about computers and Linux every so often. Mint is my go to distro for folks completely new to Linux as I don't think it is a good idea to sp...
by Mattyboy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Will Mint 19 have support for Ryzen 2200G/2400G
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Will Mint 19 have support for Ryzen 2200G/2400G

The Distro version is not as important as the Kernel version it sits on in regard to hardware support.

I'd search your question and add "4.15 Linux kernel". You can test that hardware right now with a live boot of the beta or Ubuntu 18.04... etc.
by Mattyboy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mint 17.3 to mint 18.3 with separate home and boot partitions
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: mint 17.3 to mint 18.3 with seperate home and boot partitions

Mount /Home but not allow to format /Home as opposed to "do not use this partition"? Correct! I want to put mint 18.3 on the / partition and not format or change the Home/ partition so I can keep the apps I have installed . Is this possible or feasible? If I am not mistaken, the /home contains, apa...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Messed up FSTAB
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Help! Messed up FSTAB

Ok, thanks - But I'm back where I started. I just removed the last line for the drive I want to add, no issues this time. How do I add the new drive in? Odds are I've been staring at it too long but for some reason I'm not seeing it. :) You need to add the mount point. /mnt/folderNAME UUID=af03fae6...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Backup system

TimeShift on LM 18.3 will, by default, not backup the hidden (configuration) files in your home directory. This is very easy to change by using the "Settings" tab in TimeShift - click the "Users" tab and you can select "Exclude All", "Include Hidden", or "Include All" for both user and root home di...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Backup system

So after all users have set they're preferences, and at that point I make a backup, will these settings be embedded in the backup or not..? In the past when I installed a Win and every user 'has done it's thing', well all these settings are stored in the backup. Of course when I recover a OS with G...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Backup system

Hey thanks for the reply.. It's obvious that it will not backup files, As matter of fact that is not the purpose of such a system. It's just the OS itself I'd want to backup. What exactly do you mean by it will not backup your configs..? Basically.....:)..... The system is divided into two. /root a...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux and Windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: linux and Windows?

Your Notebook is at best borderline in its abilities to run a VM, I think you'll find it a frustrating experience. If it were me I wouldn't. Again, there's no reason not to try it, its up to you. Hope that helps. Can't help you with playonlinux or Wine as I use neither, others may though or you coul...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Backup system

Timeshift will back up your system, its installed in both 18.3 and 19. What it won't do is back up your files and .configs in your /home folder. There's lots of options and opinions of this so I'll leave to to others. Its probably old skool but I just use rsync on any /home folders I want to keep a ...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab Mint 19 ??
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: crontab Mint 19 ??

thx-1138 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:22 am
Ok, at least it still exists... but no idea other than that :|
Ok, that's cool, I can live with it if its a 'problem' with 19 and can wait until its resolved..... its just nice knowing its not another in a long line of my PEBKAC's :lol:

Cheers.
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab Mint 19 ??
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: crontab Mint 19 ??

From what I can tell, output looks slimier to what you've provided ?? mintman@mintman-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ systemctl list-units -t service -all | grep cron anacron.service loaded inactive dead Run anacron jobs cron.service loaded active running Regular background program processing daemon mintm...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab Mint 19 ??
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: crontab Mint 19 ??

Pierre wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:11 am
well - - I'm no Guru with scripts, but it did seem to be ok by me ..
Ok, thanks. I'll post it as a bug report on the blog.
catweazel wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:04 am

Hypothetical troubleshooting is an oxymoron.
catweazel, buddy......... :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk23IB7_BNY
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab Mint 19 ??
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: crontab Mint 19 ??

Pierre :)

Yeah sure.

I'm just trying to determine if its my error or an actual problem with 19. So I guess the question would be should my crontab work, if say I was using Mint 18.x
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab Mint 19 ??
Replies: 11
Views: 237

crontab Mint 19 ??

Just getting into automation/crontabs so I'm wondering if this is a me 'error' or its Mint 19... I did read a blog post to the same effect.. Jobs not starting, nothing happens. Nothing in the .sh that requires elevated privileges and the only thing that I can see that may be a problem ( ?? ) is root...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux and Windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: linux and Windows?

Perhaps a better Idea is to stick with what you have and find the Linux alternatives for those Windows programs. Okay, so is there a linux alternative for such things as Microsoft Streets&Trips (offline trip routing), TurboTax, and Brother PEDesign (machine embroidery design software)? I've no idea...
by Mattyboy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux and Windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: linux and Windows?

A virtual machine ( VM ) is not really the same thing as a proper install. You can achieve a lot of things though you just need to understand the limitations. A windows VM running on top of Linux, for example, won't be able to use your machines graphics card ( without some serious Linux-Fu ) so, for...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved][very solved]Is testing an OS in virtualbox realistic for compatitility?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Is testing an OS in virtualbox realistic for compatitility?

If everything works after booting from a live DVD/USB then the chances are that its going to work just fine after you've installed, be sure you check all your devices and wifi before proceeding. The most common problem is a 'black screen' which can be fixed with nomodeset in grub... so read up on th...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help to get nVidia GTX980M drivers working
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Help to get nVidia GTX980M drivers working

Well, the only other thing I can think of.... might sound daft this..... you are running your vga/hdmi lead out the back of the graphics card not the one on the motherboard right??? ...

Past that I'm stumped, sorry.
by Mattyboy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help to get nVidia GTX980M drivers working
Replies: 19
Views: 282

Re: Help to get nVidia GTX980M drivers working

Steensen wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:59 am
Then I take a time machine restore point from 0800, then everything from today have been reset.
I'll be back in some time, after restoring and installing 4.13.
Thanks so far.
You're welcome.

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