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by RIH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

OK Thanks. That is the way I would have set up the Shared Folder as well. I can only suggest that you start up the guest again. I believe that it will take you back to the blinking cursor. Now shut down VirtualBox using Power Off the Machine. Now try a re-boot & see what errors it gives you.. if any...
by RIH
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Oracle VirtualBox black screen with blinking cursor on boot

and I did not specify a location (I think this is how I have always done it). I am a little puzzled as to what you mean by this. I cannot see how you can add a shared folder without specifying exactly where it is.. When confronted, like you, with a completely dead guest I tend to select Power Off t...
by RIH
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Protecting from "office document"-based malware
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Protecting from "office document based" malware

You could always open then in firejail, or another sandboxing system..
https://firejail.wordpress.com/download-2/
by RIH
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is a Dangerous Place...
Replies: 100
Views: 2455

Re: Ikea is a Dangerous Place...

Never used Wayfair, sorry.. It looks a nice piece of furniture to me. Although there is not too much of an indication as to what the bottom of the drawers are made out of. I am with Pjotr there as that the better the base of the drawer, the longer the item will wear well. I read through the negative...
by RIH
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Terminal, Sudo, Wine
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Terminal, Sudo, Wine

I think that you are rather over-egging your Mint install by adding both Wine & Virtualbox to your system. I would certainly see it as a using one or the other to resolve running Windows programs. Personally I am not a Wine fan & would advise anyone to use Virtualbox as the route forward. You DO nee...
by RIH
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: settings are missing
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: settings are missing

I don't think that you absolutely need to use the terminal in order to use vivaldi - although there are possibly pluses if you do. Go to https://vivaldi.com/download/ & you should be offered a download of vivaldi-stable_3.1.1929.45-1_amd64.deb Download that. Go to downloaded file & right mouse click...
by RIH
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install an old kernel?
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Install an old kernel?

It depends what the kernel position looks like on your machine. Mine is attached below. 4.15.0-108 is shown as my Active kernel. That means that it will be one that is used if I just accept to start Mint from the grub menu. However, 106 & 101 are also shown as Installed. That means that if I select ...
by RIH
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Can't delete files from NTFS partition
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: CAN'T DELETE FILES FROM NTFS PARTITION

It sounds to me like Windows 10 not shutting down completely so that it can do a fast start up next time. I believe that this is an issue that you must solve within Windows 10 by ensuring that it shuts down completely. I do not think that this is an issue that you can correct via your Mint installat...
by RIH
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there any reason why I should be using Debian edition instead of the Main edition?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Is there any reason why I should be using Debian edition instead of the Main edition?

Mint did add some changes into LMDE4 that are not in Mint 19.3 Best to read the release document & notes here: https://linuxmint.com/rel_debbie.php Mint 20 will, as far as I understand it, incorporate these changes. So, if someone did not wish to take the risk of installing the latest & greatest Min...
by RIH
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there any reason why I should be using Debian edition instead of the Main edition?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Is there any reason why I should be using Debian edition instead of the Main edition?

Not really. It avoids anything to do with Catatonic - which is enough for some Linux users. It is solid & dependable, with, to my experiences, even less updates than the Ubuntu version. I am happy using it (howbeit as a virtual box guest) but I actually use the main version as my daily driver as tha...
by RIH
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Programs/Apps will not open, just continue to load
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Programs/Apps will not open, just continue to load

I think that you have a more immediate issue. According to the data, you are using an outdated & no longer supported edition of Mint and a kernel which is well past its' best. You might be better off installing either Mint 19.3, or even waiting a couple of weeks & grabbing Mint 20. As far as the LAS...
by RIH
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Looking for an alternate web browser
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Looking for an alternate web browser

Even when using Windows, I was a long term Firefox fan. Then, after switching to Mint 17, I ran into a gradual slowing down of the internet using Firefox unless I regularly restarted Mint. At that point I switched to Opera & could not be more pleased. That original Firefox problem has gone away, but...
by RIH
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: What an exciting journey!
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: What an exciting journey!

If you do a great deal of work with PDFs then Master PDF Editor is the program for you. Version 5 is a paid for program if you need the latest. Version 4 is free though & still available for download. Select http://code-industry.net/public/master-pdf-editor-4.3.89_qt5.amd64.deb then just right mouse...
by RIH
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Questions on Cache
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Questions on Cache

1. You can actually download a .deb of Chrome if you so desire. By using 'addons' or built in functions it is usually possible to export favourite sites & usernames/passwords from almost any browser & then import them back into almost any other browser. However, if you are going to use the same brow...
by RIH
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)
Replies: 20
Views: 523

Re: I'm going to try Linux Mint, looking for any help :)

A few questions there.. :D As far as Dosbox goes...try it.. https://www.ostechnix.com/how-to-run-ms-dos-games-and-programs-in-linux/ Linux is better for gaming now than before - thanks to the likes of Steam - but still lags pretty far behind Windows.. If I were you, then I would probably keep an off...
by RIH
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved} Wine installation failed
Replies: 44
Views: 840

Re: Wine installation failed

Have you tried single quotes (' ') around
Program Files (x86)
. ?
by RIH
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] PDF viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: PDF viewer

No xreader does not read epub files. For that, personally, I would use the reader that comes with Calibre. If you had stated that xreader would not open an epub file in your opening post (rather than saying that xreader 'does not launch') then I am sure that you would have received a correct reply a...
by RIH
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] PDF viewer
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: PDF viewer

Try starting in a terminal & see what output it gives..
by RIH
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint and Win 7 on separate HDDs
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Linux Mint and Win 7 on separate HDDs

If you are installing on 2 different disks then there should not be an issue. Instead of using grub (or another boot loader) at start up you can just F10 (or whatever function key on your machine that shows boot order) & then select from there which disk (&, hence, which system) to boot into. Mint w...

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