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by WHVW
Tue May 26, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Manual disk "clone" (really copy)?
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Manual disk "clone" (really copy)?

Hi All: Well, for some reason Clonezilla just stopped working. No matter what machine I use, no matter what HD is the "clone-ee" or the "clone-er". That could be a real rabbit hole....but I'm getting a bit burnt out on this project and I want to get it DONE! (i.e. no more extra side-projects). Methi...
by WHVW
Mon May 25, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell Mint boot-ups
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Dell Mint boot-ups

gittiest personITW: I have set the boot sequence (a long time ago on this particular machine) the same way I have always set it: 1. First, removable media: (in the old days a floppy) now a DVD or USB; 2. Hard Drive. (This machine only has two choices, normally I would have the choice I didn't make ...
by WHVW
Sun May 24, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell Mint boot-ups
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Dell Mint boot-ups

Hi All: When booting Mint, I keep getting the " beep-beep " and a message saying that no boot device is found (and) that SATA drive 0 is not present, along with drives 1 and 2; (and) to press "F1". At first I thought that this problem was restricted to the 19.1 install on the old 32 bit machine, (De...
by WHVW
Sat May 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Waterfox install [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Waterfox install [Solved]

greentea :

Hi, I've already read that. It didn't inspire any confidence, especially the part where he says something to the effect of: "I don't know why folks think of Waterfox as a privacy browser"......I scratched that one off my list.

later...
by WHVW
Mon May 18, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon spacing SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Icon spacing

spamegg: You got it. It works, exactly as you said on my 64 bit machines. On an old 32-bit machine (19.1 also) there is a slightly different interface, a "smaller", "normal" and "larger" selector. It works, but keeps switching back to "normal" from "smaller". The pattern seems to want to change fro...
by WHVW
Mon May 18, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon spacing SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Icon spacing

anayakul:

When I do that, "display" just gives me a monitor confirmation screen that has selections for resolution/aspect ratio and mirror imaging. It's just monitor and nothing else.
by WHVW
Sat May 16, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon spacing SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Icon spacing SOLVED

Hi All: I know this is right in front of me in an obvious place, but it's late... Where is the setting that controls icon spacing on the desktop, i.e. how close can you make them, or how closely will the system "deal them out"? I have a 19.1 Mint install that insists on only 5 icons in a stack (colu...
by WHVW
Thu May 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Help with non-mountable disk
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Help with non-mountable disk

rene: What I mean by "see" is that, for example, gparted will show the disk's partitions, when the disk is present . However, no operations can be performed, for if you ask gparted to mount the disk, it won't. So the same wirh "Disks". If the disk is present when LM 19.1 is running, (or a live sess...
by WHVW
Thu May 14, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Help with non-mountable disk
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Help with non-mountable disk

rene: No, it will not boot up normally, it will throw a "grub..something" (I can't be at that computer now) screen with an utterly useless "command" prompt. I say "utterly useless" because it accepts no command I try. I've tried about twenty, all to no avail. I've tried booting into it with the CD ...
by WHVW
Thu May 14, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Help with non-mountable disk
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Help with non-mountable disk

Hi All: In trying to set up a Mint multi-boot system, I made some changes trying to get one of them (Parrot) to display a sensible date format, i.e. day-month-year. This has resulted in a non-mountable disk. Running the suggested dmesg | tail I got: root@debian:/home/user# dmesg | tail [ 98.632084] ...
by WHVW
Wed May 13, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying to find a command to list most recent changes
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Trying to find a command to list most recent changes

Hi All: I seem to remember reading somewhere of a command that would list changes, edits and other alterations to your system in date's order of occurrence. Is there such a command? If so what is it and how is it used? I am trying to track down a boot loading error: dmesg | tail ..... [ 935.362141] ...
by WHVW
Wed May 13, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying To Find a String
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Trying To Find a String

deck_luck, smurphos : There will be a slight pause due to technical difficulty....... (disk problem). Smurphos: I set up using en_AU (that's the one I use for everything) at install...no fix. I have read the link, and will apply some of its suggestions when I fix the disk-no-boot problem, same for ...
by WHVW
Mon May 11, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying To Find a String
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Trying To Find a String

deck_luck: Exactly. It is a date string. Here is what I am trying to do: this is for a multi-system set up I am trying to put together: Mint (19.1) to be used most of the time, augmented by a few specialised distros, one of which is Parrot. Unfortunately, (for me) it uses the backwards (%B%d,%H:%M,...
by WHVW
Mon May 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trying To Find a String
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Trying To Find a String

hi All: On another drive plugged into and visible from my 19.1 install, I am trying to find a string: '%B%d,%H:%M'. Some research suggested: find / -type f -exec fgrep -l '%B%d,%H:%M' {} \; But I get: grep: /sys/kernel/security/ima/policy: Permission denied Well, that was sudo in a terminal. So I "s...
by WHVW
Mon May 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: need webcam recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: need webcam recommendation

Howard_P:

I don't know for sure that it works with 19.3, but I DO know that it works on 19.1. There shouldn't be any problems on 19.3.

Later
by WHVW
Sat May 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An install that uses only RAM?
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: An install that uses only RAM?

Kester, Pierre & t42: Thank you all for your knowledgeable information, suggestions and ideas. As this project progresses, your input has inspired many implementational modifications, while the basic goal remains the same. It evolved from the enviable immunity live CD sessions have from websites' b...
by WHVW
Sat May 09, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Three-way boot?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Three-way boot?

Hi All: With this crazy ongoing computer project I've started, (I won't bore with details) it occurred to me that a possible approach might be the dual-booting of two versions of LM configured differently...but then what about further refinement..... with a three-way boot ...such as two LM's and som...
by WHVW
Sat May 09, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: need webcam recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: need webcam recommendation

Howard_P: A friend gave me one a few years back with a monitor. I dug it out of the "computer stuff box" to get the model and see if there were some on ebay. Yup, there are about 5. Search: Logitech Webcam V-UBK45 RightLight RightSound Technology Camera Web Cam . Thirty bucks will about do it. I pl...
by WHVW
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An install that uses only RAM?
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: An install that uses only RAM?

Kester That "Just Browsing" distro looks like a really neat idea; but apparently it has not been touched in a little more than four years. It always seems to be the good, useful stuff that becomes abandonware. It is worth checking out, however. Pierre: Yes, I used Puppy Linux a long time ago, and I...
by WHVW
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An install that uses only RAM?
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: An install that uses only RAM?

t42,AndyMH : It seems that you are talking about the live install as is, when I said "install" I was thinking along the lines of using an install that I had already customised by changing settings, such as date format and getting rid of the (for me) impossible-to-work-with "icon view" and adding th...

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