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by JerryF
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Which version is best for an old laptop?
Replies: 23
Views: 363

Re: Which version is best for an old laptop?

If you can, why not download a couple/few different ISOs of Mint and try each one in a live environment, preferably on a USB drive. A good way is to use MultiBoot. http://multibootusb.org/ Depending on how large your USB flash drive is, you can put several ISOs onto it and boot, then try the differe...
by JerryF
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Cinammon Password No Longer Works!
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Linux Mint Cinammon Password No Longer Works!

Check the simple stuff first. Caps Lock?
by JerryF
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Printer
Replies: 33
Views: 952

Re: Install Printer

Habit, doing what I've done since LM17.3 II's a bad one when it comes to a modern printer. Even more so when it is recommended to users. Please bring yourself up-to-date with what is going on with printing on Mint. Had to chime in brian_p. Not sure I understand what you mean. I have a modern Brothe...
by JerryF
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 384

Re: Kernels

Not sure if the remaster will include the folders and files of grub and redeposit the effects of Grub Customizer.

Have to tried reinstalling grub with

sudo grub-install /dev/sdX(where X is your hard disk letter)
.
or if you have an EFI install
sudo grub-install
.
then do

sudo update-grub
by JerryF
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Newbie here

Welcome!
by JerryF
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernels (Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 384

Re: Kernels

Hi, chiefjim. Did you perhaps make use of a software name Grub Customizer? Karl Yes I did. Currently installed and showing two columns. One side is installed, the other side has removed items along with option to restore. Oh boy. Grub Customizer makes a mess out of grub. I learned that the hard way...
by JerryF
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Dualbooting Mint, the installer shows no partitions available
Replies: 21
Views: 417

Re: Dualbooting Mint, the installer shows no partitions available

Did you try the "Install alongside Windows..." option?
by JerryF
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail blocking access
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Gmail blocking access

I use a Gmail account and I do like the verification that it offers.

Any time that my account gets signed into from any other computer, I get notified. I think of it as security.
by JerryF
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail blocking access
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Gmail blocking access

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run " inxi -Fxzd " and " lsusb " from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information. Copy/paste technical support. You must be joking. phd21 has a boilerplate of re...
by JerryF
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: where to install drivers for wireless card
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: where to install drivers for wireless card

I assume that you downloaded the Linux driver from ASUS from another computer for the computer that doesn't have wired/wireless working? Using File Manager in Linux, go to the downloaded file DR_PCE_AC55BT_B1_Linux.tgz Right-click on the file. Select Extract Here Right-click on an empty section Sele...
by JerryF
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, new to mint 19.2
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Hello, new to mint 19.2

Welcome to the forums!
by JerryF
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail blocking access
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Gmail blocking access

The reason that Gmail gave you that problem is that you signed in on a Linux machine. It doesn't make a difference if it's the same computer that you used Windows or anything else. You have to click on the link that Gmail gave you in its email to you. It will ask you to verify that it was you that h...
by JerryF
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?

Here is to show that you can retrieve certain files that have been saved using Timeshift. I created a file called "Test document for Timeshift.txt" Here is the original file backed up with Timeshift. Notice the snapshot directory is /mnt/LinuxBackup/timeshift/snapshots/2019-10-14_11-17-07 Shutter_00...
by JerryF
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?

Will you be backing up anything from the Windows installation that you plan on installing? Timeshift does not support Windows file systems such as NTFS, FAT, etc. If you're going to use another disk to store the backups, I'd use Timeshift. Contrary to what others have implied, you can backup everyth...
by JerryF
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: where to install drivers for wireless card
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: where to install drivers for wireless card

Are the contents for the zip file for Windows or Linux?

Extract the zip file and give us a listing of the files.

Most of the time, drivers for Linux are in the kernel and installed automatically.
by JerryF
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 0 disk space
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: 0 disk space

1st, tried Damien's suggestion. Error -w unknown option. 2nd, tried emergency cleaning with CLEAN and DPKG, didn't free any space. 3rd, tried deleting *.deb and got no such file or directory. It seems that if I can find a way to delete a few of the snapshot folders or some other non-essential folde...
by JerryF
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 0 disk space
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: 0 disk space

Using Timeshift to go back to a previous point won't delete files to free up disk space, especially its own files. With the booted USB, you'll need to use the sudo command in Terminal or the File Manager as root to delete/move files from the hard drive. After doing that and getting your hard drive t...

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