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by educatedidiot
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install ThinkorSwim
Replies: 12
Views: 17216

Re: How to install ThinkorSwim

Notice: For some time, and continuing up to now, anyone having problems installing TOS on Linux needs to know that when you attempt to run the install script in a Terminal, it will fail, with an error message of "...file seems to be corrupted..." That error message is accurate. The file that TOS its...
by educatedidiot
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions

"The SDcard in this phone is buried deep inside, taking it out is super PITA." I sympathize there. Just pulling the SD out of the phone and plugging it into a card reader or adapter, then into the computer, is usually an easy workaround, which I did use when things weren't working from the phone its...
by educatedidiot
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions

I left this for a while due to business, but here's a couple of final comments. I did not have usbmount installed, so that is not the reason that my SD was trying to mount at /media/usb0. I did as Marziano suggested and installed Disks. I plugged in my phone, and this time got a "failed to mount" no...
by educatedidiot
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions

Wow. I wasn't expecting so many helpful comments as to how to solve my particular issue. Marziano, It seems you're using Cinnamon? I'm using Maté, and I've searched my entire computer for 'disks', and don't find anything that looks helpful, so apparently Caja does handle things differently. The grap...
by educatedidiot
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

A GUI For Setting Up Mount Points And Permissions

I've been using Mint for four years. I'm still using it, and have no intention of changing, so I obviously like it. In fact, I've donated multiple times to the development team. That said, nothing is perfect. I wanted to register an idea that I think, based on my experience and that of many others, ...
by educatedidiot
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

I know people are getting bored with this, but there's one more thing somebody may find useful. After the failed non-LVM installation, I restored the clone I had made, using RedoBackup, of the LVM installation. It did not work. On powerup, I entered the BIOS password, and after a few moments the pro...
by educatedidiot
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

Just thought I would give a brief :? update. I tried again to install an FDE system with separate boot, root, swap and home partitions, not using LVM, and using just the Ubiquity installer. I used the process as first tried, looking to find a way to get Ubiquity to mount sda5_crypt. Just before clic...
by educatedidiot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

Well, to borrow an expression from certain...errr...more casual levels of U.S. society... Laurent85, You da MAN! Everything is up and running. One of the nice things about this setup is that there's only one passphrase entry required on bootup. I am going to clone the existing installation as a back...
by educatedidiot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

Awesome! Yes, really hard to get through so many terminal commands without making a typo or two, especially when, not being very conversant in terminal "grammar", one mostly lacks the ability to see when the rules are being broken. It becomes a matter of monkey see, monkey do. I've been busy, so cou...
by educatedidiot
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

Freedom, Thanks for the observation. That was not a typo. I had it like that because Laurent's tutorial says that, for his case "the first 4 partitions sda1 to sda4 are allocated to EFI and Windows". For mine, I'll have nothing but Mint 18.3. In his case, at 3)b he had: sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/boo...
by educatedidiot
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

Well, this is moving along, but I have come to a point where you all may be able to help me cut to the chase, so I will ask for help again. First, I tried a number of things to get Ubiquity to do what I wanted. Ubiquity's default partition types were given as: /boot = Primary, / = logical, swap = lo...
by educatedidiot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

No offense whatsoever taken. Actually, my previous post was inadvisable. I should have recalled that encrypted partitions cannot be resized in gparted -- at least by any method I presently know. I am sorry I have taken up your time by provoking an unnecessary response. In any case, it is clear that ...
by educatedidiot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

I have thought of a workaround plan, and would like opinions as to whether it will work or not. The idea is: 1) Boot into Ubiquity installer (Live Mint disc). 2) Under install options, choose disk encryption with LVM. 3) This install makes root and swap partitions (and I assume a boot partition, alt...
by educatedidiot
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

We all seek out our own kind of trouble, usually to avoid another kind of trouble :wink: We all have to educate ourselves as to the options, then choose according to personal circumstances and preferences. I'm seeking out full, disk level encryption because I simply don't believe that home folder or...
by educatedidiot
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

[Solved] Problem With Full Disk Encryption Using System, Swap & Home Partitions

Hello, Installing Mint 18.2, 64bit, I'm trying to get full disk encryption with separate system, swap, and home partitions. The reason is that I want to keep my system partition small, so that my system clone backups won't take up a ton of storage space, or take forever to run. The data on the home ...
by educatedidiot
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Need Advice for New Cell Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 1669

Re: [Solved] Need Advice for New Cell Phone

Hello, This thread is a bit old but... I had my iPhone working at one time, but had to update the opsystem in order to install a much needed program. So that broke communication between it and my Mint system. Although dustystrings fix was for the 5S and iOS 10, and apparently Mint 18x, and I'm using...
by educatedidiot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Magicjack on Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: Magicjack on Linux

I thought some more recent info would be helpful to some. There is still no Linux driver for Magic Jack, so you cannot use a softphone on your Linux computer with it. Some people apparently have had success doing this by using Wine, or by certain other, highly technical, workarounds. If you only wan...
by educatedidiot
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: NAD DAC 2 wireless works in Mint 17.2
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Does NAD DAC 2 wireless work in Mint?

Perhaps change the topic title to howto: .... Apparently the answer to your question is yes, but I have to read the entire thing to find out. At the very best, change it to "The NAD DAC2 Wireless works in Mint" you know. This just lures people trying to answer the question or being interested in it...
by educatedidiot
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: NAD DAC 2 wireless works in Mint 17.2
Replies: 2
Views: 681

NAD DAC 2 wireless works in Mint 17.2

This is posted not to ask for help, but to offer some to anyone asking this question. The unit concerned is found here: http://nadelectronics.com/products/dac/DAC-2-Wireless-USB-Digital-to-Analogue-Converter I contacted NAD support and could get no answer. I then searched the net, and finally found ...
by educatedidiot
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Weird "Volume" box appearing on screen
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Weird "Volume" box appearing on screen

The box shows up on startup, even before the BIOS is fully loaded. So this must be the monitor's osd. I have a monitor that displays it's menu erratically. This is highly intermittent--like a couple times a year. Unplugging the power cable resets it back to normal operation. You got it! The volume ...

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