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by Moem
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Puppy Linux install
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Puppy Linux install

I think he's more comfortable with being called 'Clem'. :wink:
by Moem
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] how get root access on linuxmint file explorer?
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: [solved] how get root access on linuxmint file explorer?

That works, as long as you want to do things that can be done in the GUI. The terminal is more versatile than the GUI, it can do things for which there are no buttons. The system can't always do it for you, or sometimes it can, but you'll have to use the right tools to tell it what to do. It's like ...
by Moem
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] how get root access on linuxmint file explorer?
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: [solved] how get root access on linuxmint file explorer?

re4397 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:46 am
I don't want to use the terminal because the terminal is prehistoric.
There is no shame in saying 'I prefer a GUI option because I'm not familiar with the terminal'. :wink:

I'm glad your issue was solved, and thank you for marking it as such!
by Moem
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 28
Views: 739

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

BTW, you can download both Cinnamon and Mate. To switch between them, logout, click on the gear icon to change the desktop, and log back in. Try working a day with each. Then you can decide for yourself. Using two different desktop environments on the same installation of Mint is not recommended, i...
by Moem
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from new noowby
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Greetings from new noowby

Welcome, Maxandy! You've come to the right place. There's a good chance we'll be able to help you get up and running here.
If I were you, I'd post a support topic in the Newbie Questions section, with as much information as you have, and see what happens.
by Moem
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't update SOLVED. With thanks.
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Can't update

I presume the program had completed and I just wasn't aware of that. That's right. The line that ends with $ means: I'm done with your previous command, you can give me a new one if you want. Or if you like it a bit more theatrical, you can also interpret it as 'Master, what is thy bidding?' :D I s...
by Moem
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it

Can you access the files when the USB drive is in another computer? I tried to start it on a different computer, same thing. Which files? I definalty can acces the files, but I don't see the files, which were saved on my desktop as well as any other loations. I did a search by some words, which wer...
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A few days i can't update from update manager
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: [SOLVED] A few days i can't update from update manager

Marked this as [SOLVED] for you; please note that you can and should do this for your own topics. Thanks!
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Random display of html (Wordpress version 19.4)
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Random display of html

Which software are we talking about?
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can not start Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Can not start Cinnamon

If you consider the problem to be solved, please mark the topic as [SOLVED].
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hopping up the kernel family ladder - things to consider before leaping?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Hopping up the kernel family ladder - things to consider before leaping?

Is there anything risk but stability when switching kernel families? Say I upgrade from 4.4 to 4.13 and reboot. Might I find that e.g. Thunderbird or Sublime Text needs a new package, which when I install will get in the way of me moving back to 4.4 if 4.13 proves unstable? No, as far as I know, th...
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can i use window 8 and linux in same computer?
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Can i use window 8 and linux in same computer?

Yes, that is generally possible. it's called a 'dual boot' setup and it's done by installing windows 8 first, and a Linux based OS after that.
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kids can't use computers
Replies: 72
Views: 3096

Re: Kids can't use computers

The 'dead threads' rule exists because in support topics, old threads make for confusion because they are usually about different versions of Mint. Here in the Open Chat section, there are no support topics, so that rule doesn't apply here. No one objects to the Mint Café thread being resurrected ag...
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Terminal cannot start GUI apps
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Terminal cannot start GUI apps

But using directly File or Update Manager won't work either. That makes sense, because the ownership of certain files in your home directory is now messed up no matter which application you try to use. I can't tell you how to check for ownership issues but I know other people will be along who can....
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it

Hello, Did you actually install Mint to the USB drive, or were you running it 'live'? I suspect the latter. I installed it using the "Yumi", it creates multiple OS installations an USB flash drive. Nothing like that happened with 18.1. I am using it live, I believe. Did you go through the installer...
by Moem
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Terminal cannot start GUI apps
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Terminal cannot start GUI apps

If you're in the habit of opening GUI applications with sudo and/or su , then you have most likely created permissions problems which are now giving you trouble. Graphical applications should always be started from a terminal with gksudo or gksu . Otherwise, any file they write to becomes owned by r...
by Moem
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: which app for resizing .png and saving as .svg
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: which app for resizing .png and saving as .svg

Can you resize it? I'm sure Inkscape can do that as well.
by Moem
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: which app for resizing .png and saving as .svg
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: which app for resizing .png and saving as .svg

Since .svg is a vector format, and .png is a bitmap, you'll need a bit more than just 'save as'. Inkscape can import a .png, then you have the option 'trace bitmap' which turns it into a vector image, and then you can save it as a .svg.
by Moem
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved Installing the Irdium Browser
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Solved Installing the Irdium Browser

I didn't. I used the commands given here: https://iridiumbrowser.de/downloads/debian
and entered them in the terminal one by one, and that installed the browser. No idea where to, but it worked fine!
by Moem
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved Installing the Irdium Browser
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Installing the Irdium Browser

Yes, I had no problems. Are you having a problem and if so, what is it?

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