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by Ave
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question - Having Problems with Ubuntu Gnome, Considering a Switch to Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Question - Having Problems with Ubuntu Gnome, Considering a Switch to Mint

Thanks Karl - my NUC is an i5 machine with 16 GB of ram, bought and assembled it about two years ago. It's been decent and running latest versions of Windows just fine. I really didn't have any issues with Windows while running it on the NUC, I just wanted to make the switch to Linux. I think most o...
by Ave
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question - Having Problems with Ubuntu Gnome, Considering a Switch to Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Question - Having Problems with Ubuntu Gnome, Considering a Switch to Mint

Hello All - Last week I finally ditched Windows and installed Ubuntu with GNOME 3 desktop on my Intel NUC mini-PC. I've been running Ubuntu for a long time on secondary machines or in virtualization, however nothing compares to actually running it on your main machine on a daily basis. To be honest,...
by Ave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which Directory to Store Applications?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Which Directory to Store Applications?

So last night I downloaded TOR Browser and it saved to my Downloads folder. Obviously I don't really want to keep it there, so i'm looking for guidance as to where should I keep downloaded software or tools which do not need to be installed. I've read that some more experienced users recommend the /...
by Ave
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages

It doesn't. Not sure how this happened, but from my time on this forum I can tell you that it's not common yeeeeaaaaah, not really. I'm seeing that this is an issue which is common enough that there is a lot of information posted about it. Just so happens that steps posted don't happen to work for ...
by Ave
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages

This above still didn't work. Thanks for trying to help me. I'm really stuck here, folks. I literally am not able to install any software. I really don't want to turn my back on Linux, but may have to if stuff like this happens on the regular. I've been searching all over and trying things but nothi...
by Ave
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/python-libxml2.prerm This returns: rm: cannot remove '/var/lib/dpkg/info/python-libxm12.prerm': No such file or directory sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/prerm This returns: rm: cannot remove '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/prerm': No such file or directory sudo apt-get install -f[/co...
by Ave
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages

Running the below command returned no message nor error sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintupdate.prerm Running the below command returned no message nor error sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/python-libxml2.postinst Running the below command returned: sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/python-libxml2.prerm rm: canno...
by Ave
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages

Clear the cache: sudo rm -v -R /var/cache/apt/archives/* Then try again. Dank je wel - I ran the above command and it cleared the archives directory. I ran the following command sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintupdate.postin t and it returned: rm: cannot remove '/var/lib/dpkg/info/mintupdate.postint'...
by Ave
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Re: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages

Running the first command, sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintupdate.postinst did not return any message nor error. Running the second command, sudo apt-get install -f returned the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following add...
by Ave
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Cannot Install Updates Nor New Software Packages

Hello, hoping to get some help with this issue - I'm not able to install updates nor am I able to install new packages (currently trying to install Java 8 ). The error appears to be around a package called mintupdate_5.2.1.1_all.deb . I did try some commands which I found online but they didn't work...
by Ave
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Laptop Options
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Linux Mint Laptop Options

Thanks, All, for the replies. Really helps.
by Ave
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Laptop Options
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Linux Mint Laptop Options

Hello All, I'm not totally sure if this question belongs in here but as i'm a newbie to Linux Mint I thought i'd start here. I'd like to eventually switch-over to Linux as my main OS at some point. I thought i'd do that by getting a laptop and installing Linux Mint. I'd like a new system and am awar...
by Ave
Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users

BigEasy wrote:True. I can't tell better :)
Heh heh...I meant that if she isn't good with Windows, then using Linux Mint won't be much different. She'll be OS-agnostic.

Or am I wrong on this? This is what i'm asking of the community.
by Ave
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Installing Linux Mint for Unsavvy Computer Users

I have a rather basic question for anyone whom has installed Linux Mint for any end users whom are not OS nor computer savvy. I have a friend whose wife is horrible at maintaining her security on a Windows OS. She's constantly getting viruses, not keeping her OS up to date, etc. The other day she re...
by Ave
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint Minibox
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Mint Minibox

Hello All, I'm brand new here and might be asking a dumb question, but I did some searching here and didn't find an answer myself. I'm interested in the Mint Minibox. Everything i'm reading says that it should have been released in Q2 of this year, but it's almost fall and i'm not finding anywhere t...

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