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by RIH
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice Calc - unwanted search icons...
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: LibreOffice Calc - unwanted search icons...

It may be that you have activated autofilter; go to Data | Filter and see if the Autofilter icon is active - it will look raised. If so, simply click Autofilter.
by RIH
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint installed but does not start - Windows is always starting
Replies: 41
Views: 439

Re: Linux Mint installed but does not start - Windows is always starting

No, that´s not that. All the commands was successfully executed. It did not worked at all. That's not the solution. I think that you have misunderstood. The commands were NOT to fix any problem, they were to provide other posters with information about your system that would enable them to point to...
by RIH
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How do you remember bits of sudo code?
Replies: 24
Views: 716

Re: How do you remember bits of sudo code?

Hi SoyDodger. I guess that you mean terminal code in general rather than just Sudo. Like most things, repetition & constant use is the best way of committing something to memory. However, I don't use the commands often enough to do that. :D So what I have done is create a little text file on my desk...
by RIH
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: unable to unmount main disc partition with GParted
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: unable to unmount main disc partition with GParted

You can't unmount the partition that the OS is running on.

You need to, either, boot from a Mint live disk (that will have GParted already installed on it) or boot from a GParted live iso.
https://gparted.org/livecd.php
by RIH
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fix broken Packages <Solved>
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Fix broken Packages

Synaptic Package Manager from Menu.
Edit - Fix Broken Packages..
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by RIH
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Old laptop, should I upgrade to 19.3?
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Old laptop, should I upgrade to 19.3?

If it were me... :D I would consider the fact that it is an old machine that is working perfectly on an Operating system that is supported until April 2021. I would worry about if to replace this system (& with what) about this time next year & then try running a live system of Mint 19.3 (& perhaps ...
by RIH
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Creating Extra Root ( / ) Partition
Replies: 34
Views: 842

Re: Creating Extra Root ( / ) Partition

When you create a new VB guest, the process will have minimum RAM & disk sizes suggestions. Personally, I always found these minimums way too low in order to have a reasonably speedy guest. Indeed, I tend to go the opposite way & leave my host Mint with a bare minimum & give the guests as much as I ...
by RIH
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Creating Extra Root ( / ) Partition
Replies: 34
Views: 842

Re: Creating Extra Root ( / ) Partition

Here is a good reading place to start with VirtualBox. https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html There are stacks of youtube tutorials (of varying degrees of usefulness :D ) if that is your preferred way of learning. I would agree with the other posters above that VB (or virtualisation at least) i...
by RIH
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to set up turbo tax from a CD?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: How to set up turbo tax from a CD?

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VirtualBox is worth a look, as long as you have a fair amount of RAM on the machine,,,
by RIH
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kali Linux Partition Gone?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Kali Linux Partition Gone?

dysequilibrium wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Does Mint automatically resize its partitions when there isn't enough space?
No, Mint will just refuse to load if you run out of space on the / partition.
by RIH
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need to Boot from USB
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Need to Boot from USB

https://www.dell.com/community/Windows- ... -p/5162752

Looks like
Insert USB before turn on.
pressing F12 immediately on start up
then select USB
by RIH
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suggestions for Anti-Virus Software
Replies: 36
Views: 1034

Re: Suggestions for Anti-Virus Software

I have never had AV software on Linux Mint.
However for a bit of extra security I do run any Browser activity through Firejail.
https://firejail.wordpress.com/2017/05/ ... ing-guide/
by RIH
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to dual boot with Linux on SSD and Windows on HDD?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: How to dual boot with Linux on SSD and Windows on HDD?

My desktop is set up that way. I have Mint 19.3 running on a SSD & Windows 7 on the original desktop HDD. Because the HDD was 1 TB in size I then partitioned that into 2 segments, leaving Windows 7 & its files on 1 & then creating an ext4 partition for extra Mint data on the other. It is easy enough...
by RIH
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Run Mint within VirtualBox - software rendering mode
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Run Mint within VirtualBox - software rendering mode

How much video memory did you allocate to the Mint Guest?
& have you installed Guest Additions?
by RIH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Every reader crashes when opening DJVU file
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Every reader crashes when opening DJVU file

Have you tried converting them using Calibre?

The user manual says..
DJVU support is only for converting DJVU files that contain embedded text.
So I am unsure (as I have never tried) what happens to non-text & whether that is important to you..
by RIH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] how to take screenshot
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: how to take screenshot

Mint comes with a Screenshot Application (called Screenshot).
If that will not do you then there are others also available via Software Manager etc..
by RIH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "You have held broken packages" SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: "You have held broken packages"

I use Synaptic if that happens.
Open Synaptic Package Manager.
Edit
Select Fix Broken Packages
by RIH
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to enable HTML5 geolocation
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: How to enable HTML5 geolocation

JChristensen wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:43 am
I haven't tried Opera, maybe I should. It doesn't seem to be in the Mint repo. How do you suggest to install? Use the .deb file from opera.com?
That is the one I used..
by RIH
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to enable HTML5 geolocation
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: How to enable HTML5 geolocation

Your test site above worked fine for me using Opera.
I did accept the 'Allow site to access your location' question..
by RIH
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 8 gigs of ram installed but 3.7 is only used
Replies: 20
Views: 675

Re: 8 gigs of ram installed but 3.7 is only used

The terminal output of

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
would be useful here.
Please copy the terminal output & paste in your reply by enclosing the result in the "code" (</>) tags as this makes it easier to read.

The easy way to attach large pictures is to use a service like
https://imgur.com/

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