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by JerryF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Bulgaria
Replies: 6
Views: 39

Re: Greetings from Bulgaria

Welcome, Neon Black! I too was a die-hard Windows guy for decades. When I delved into Linux, it was Ubuntu Unity. That turned me off. Stayed with Windows. I read more on other Linux distributions. Tried Linux Lite, Puppy Linux, Damn Small Linux, and Mint. Fortunately, Lite and Mint recognized my har...
by JerryF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: cinnamon vs (customized) xfce
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: cinnamon vs (customized) xfce

I've noticed that too. I ran 19 Xfce live and found it using around what you said.

Side note: I've tried updating two of my 18.3 machines to 19 and get the same result---cannot continue due to an error. Fresh install is the way to go for me.
by JerryF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Require password for users at login -- Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Require password for users at login -- Mint 19 Cinnamon

Check to see if the two users "for which the login does not work properly" are in the nopwdlogin (not sure of the spelling) group. If they are, that may be why those two users don't need to enter their password.
by JerryF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Angola
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Hi from Angola

Welcome to the forums!
by JerryF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Need Partition Help <SOLVED>
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Need Partition Help

How do I merge the sda1 partition with the unallocated space as shown below? I have tried the Live CD and a Gparted CD with no success. Thanks. Unfortunately, you can't the way it is right now. sda1 is a primary partition, and sda5 is a logical partition that is within the extended partition sda2. ...
by JerryF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgraded Mint 19 won't boot w/ secure boot on
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Upgraded Mint 19 won't boot w/ secure boot on

... But secure boot won't allow mint. My idea: if the mint 19 live usb will load w/ secure boot... does that not mean that it has a config or shim that the ssd needs to have? Thx I wish I knew, but I don't. I have no experience with SSDs. Any computer that I've had, I turn off secure boot. I person...
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Require password for users at login -- Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Require password for users at login -- Mint 19 Cinnamon

Try creating a new, temporary user. Set a password for that user.

Then try logging in as the temporary user. Does it ask for a password?
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: cinnamon vs (customized) xfce
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: cinnamon vs (customized) xfce

... But, what extras it has against xfce? i mean, i can put all this effects via Compiz and have a desktop that uses between 1/2 or even 1/3 of resources. The only points i see in a quick look through Cinnamon is that Nemo seems to have more options than Thunar, the Menu is much cooler than Whisker...
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Firefox posible virus en linux
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Firefox posible virus en linux

Su página de inicio podría haber sido modificada, es por eso que siguió obteniendo esa página web. Además, verifique si se han agregado complementos a Firefox.

Esta es una traducción usando Google.
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MINT 19 virtually on MSWindows 10+ laptop ?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: MINT 19 virtually on MSWindows 10+ laptop ?

First, welcome to the forums! If I were you, I'd experiment with Ubuntu and see if you like it. There are many who do, and use it, sometimes in addition to other Linux flavors, namely Mint. Here are some options: Try Mint from a live DVD/USB flash drive and test it out for a while. You could run Min...
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: current mint 18 inacessable?
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: current mint 18 inacessable?

You may need to update the extension pack of VB also.
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] What is the benefit of separate /boot partition?
Replies: 4
Views: 113

[SOLVED] What is the benefit of separate /boot partition?

I see a posts from time to time about how the /boot partition has become full.

What is the benefit of having a separate /boot partition?

Thanks.
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager: Kernel updates - security updates or new features only?
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Update Manager: Kernel updates - security updates or new features only?

Hi Foster, If your machine is running well with the kernel series that you already have, I would stick with it. For example, I have 18.3 and have stayed with the 4.4 kernel series for my HP EliteBook. I believe the latest update was 4.4.131 in the 4.4 series. When I did a reinstall of Mint onto a De...
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager: Kernel updates - security updates or new features only?
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: I get Update Manager notifications for packages I don't have (18.3 Sylvia)

Foster wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:51 am
moving on slightly, I am never sure about kernel updates with dire warnings ,are they a security feature or just to enable more modern
apps could someone enlighten in understandable text for a novice?
Please don't 'hijack' someone else's post. Please start your own post.
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgraded Mint 19 won't boot w/ secure boot on
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Upgraded Mint 19 won't boot w/ secure boot on

First off, welcome to the forums DazedInDunwoody.

Try running this command when in Mint:

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sudo update-grub
by JerryF
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do I install Intel HD Graphics 530?
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: How do I install Intel HD Graphics 530?

Please run this command in Terminal, then copy and paste the result within code tags:

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inxi -Fxz
by JerryF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Blind installation for AIO PC
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: Blind installation for AIO PC

Try running a live Mint 18.3 and see if that recognizes the video output of the HDMI so you can attached the old TV. If 18.3 does recognize HDMI, install 18.3. Then do an in-place upgrade to 19.
by JerryF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice Presentation Box/Frame Dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: LibreOffice Presentation Box/Frame Dimensions

Thanks. No it is not set to 'fit page'. The setting is 'original size' which must mean the page size specified in the program. I have a feeling that the problem might having something to do with the printer driver. I've been using a generic one because the Canon driver specified for this printer si...

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