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by Moem
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Odd Mint/Laptop behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Odd Mint/Laptop behavior

Seadreamer wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:24 pm
you can usually shut down your computer by holding down the power switch for about 15 seconds.
You can, and it's a great way to damage the file system. Best to avoid this method, if at all possible.
by Moem
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Waterfox web browser sold to System1
Replies: 20
Views: 541

Re: Waterfox web browser sold to System1

That is certainly a weak point, I agree. I'm using the popular Hawkeye PPA, I'm using the Classic version (which allows pretty much all old FF add-ons) and I followed the instructions here: https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=home%3Ahawkeye116477%3Awaterfox&package=waterfox-classic-...
by Moem
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager, Install Updates fails. Mint 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Update Manager, Install Updates fails. Mint 18.3

Fair enough! I'm still wondering whether this command can get people into any ownershop problems...
by Moem
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cant see DVR drive in nemo. blkid fails to show DVR
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Cant see DVR drive in nemo. blkid fails to show DVR

Hi, I have a same kind problem with Linux Mint 19.2. Blkid won’t recognize my dvd drive. Please start a new thread, as per the forum rules. Thank you. Because I needed elevated permission to copy this snapshot file, I opened nemo from terminal (sudo nemo) Be careful. Starting a GUI app with sudo fr...
by Moem
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager, Install Updates fails. Mint 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Update Manager, Install Updates fails. Mint 18.3

FYI: Starting an application with a GUI, such as mintsources, mintupdate and mintinstall, from a terminal command with sudo can cause problems with permissions, as mentioned previously . If we're going to recommend that people do this to fix a problem, we'd better make VERY sure that this is not goi...
by Moem
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel "update" confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Kernel "update" confusion

10251415 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:02 am
I'm running kernel 5.3
The update manager keeps telling me to "upgrade" to 4.15
You apparently have the 4.15 kernel installed, and even though you aren't using it, it's being kept up to date.
by Moem
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint's default partitioning: Useful for System Reinstallation?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Linux Mint's default partitioning: Useful for System Reinstallation?

jglen490 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Being the cautious type, however, I also (almost) always backup my /home before reinstalling.
That's a good habit. Things can, and often do, go sideways. Reinstallation is not risk-free and a backup is certainly in order.
by Moem
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 73 not responding [closed]
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Re: Firefox 73 not responding [closed]

Your problem is solved, though... It doesn't mean solved for everyone in the whole world, it means it's solved for you. It's your thread, after all.
by Moem
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When Will You Fix The Display Problems??
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: When Will You Fix The Display Problems??

Okay, folks, I think the message is now pretty clear and we can leave it at that... and hopefully the OP asks some questions and gets their problems resolved.
by Moem
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint's default partitioning: Useful for System Reinstallation?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Linux Mint's default partitioning: Useful for System Reinstallation?

Personally I prefer to set up a separate /home, for exactly the reasons you are mentioning. Not /boot though; I have no need for that.
I'm not sure why a setup with a /home partition is not offered as an automatic option; it need not even be the default, but in my view it should be offered.
by Moem
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When Will You Fix The Display Problems??
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: When Will You Fix The Display Problems??

I've never encountered either of these problems, that the OP apparently sees as very common or even happening to everyone. They just aren't. A support request for each of them, in suitable forum sections, is the way to go here. OP, When Will You Post About The Display Problems You Are Having, So Tha...
by Moem
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Still on 17.3.
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Still on 17.3.

squiggles3 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:13 am
For versions 18 and newer you should be able to open up the update manager and click the "Edit" menu there should be an "Upgrade to [Some version]" option.
True, but that will never get you from 18.x to 19.x. Only to 18.x+1.
by Moem
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't import thunderbird profile from 68.5.0
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: can't import thunderbird profile from 68.5.0

The easiest way to export and import TB data that I know of, is to install the add-on 'Import-Exporttools NG' on both installations of TB, and let that do what it's good at.
by Moem
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows updates deleting user data (again)
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Windows updates deleting user data (again)

erm, that link does not seem to go where it should? It takes me to 'centurylink' something that looks like a website to sell you services? Yes it does, "takes me to 'centurylink' " but the article talks about file deletion - again. Not for me, it doesn't. Is it possible that it only shows the artic...
by Moem
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.2 Wifi Adapter REALTEC Chip
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Mint 19.2 Wifi Adapter REALTEC Chip

Maybe my very first post on these forums is of interest to you:
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=208478&p=1093388#p1093388
by Moem
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Install Dukto on Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Install Dukto on Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon

I would say it's solved. You wanted Dukto on Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon, you have exactly that. The path you took was not straight ahead, but you did arrive in your destination.
by Moem
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Speed, Wow: Mint 19.3 Cinnamon vs Ubuntu Mate 19.10
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Speed, Wow: Mint 19.3 Cinnamon vs Ubuntu Mate 19.10

cwmoser wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Good suggestion to try Linux Mint Mate 19.3. Think I'll give it a go next, but its based on Ubuntu 18.04 which does not have those speed tweaks.
Exactly, and that makes it extra interesting. And that's why I suggested it.
by Moem
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Incremental backup apps?
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: Backups and imaging - need for a tutorial?

Spiderspoon wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:50 am
Is there a backup app which does incremental backups?
Deja-Dup, Backintime, I'm sure there are others...

Also I've split this off into a new topic. It's a perfectly valid question, but it does not in any way depend on the old thread it was in.
by Moem
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Speed, Wow: Mint 19.3 Cinnamon vs Ubuntu Mate 19.10
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Speed, Wow: Mint 19.3 Cinnamon vs Ubuntu Mate 19.10

cwmoser wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:09 pm
- Mate is much more efficient
- My laptop only has 2GB RAM, Cinnamon likes more memory
Both are true. I would consider 2GB insufficient for Cinnamon. I'd be curious about how Mint Mate performs on that machine... how about you? 8)

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