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by rc_racer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: is the option"erase disk and install linux mint" safe to choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: is the option"erase disk and install linux mint" safe to choose?

Hello everyone, The following statement describes what I want: a smooth system that runs only Linux mint 19.3(no dual boot,nothing else,i.e. I want to get rid of Windows 10 I don't blame you for wanting to get rid of Windows 10. I made the break when the free upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 was being ...
by rc_racer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to use a Torrent?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: How to use a Torrent?

Just asking the question here. Is there a particular reason you are going the torrent route as opposed to the http route? I had to do an integrity or authenticity check using the Mirror which seemed like a pain in the neck to me but I read somewhere that you would not need to do this using the torr...
by rc_racer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to use a Torrent?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: How to use a Torrent?

Is this the warning that I should not be concerned about? Nope. :) As the web page reads, "Note: Unless you trusted this signature in the past, or a signature which trusted it, GPG should warn you that the signature is not trusted. This is expected and perfectly normal." So I''m good to go. OS Disc...
by rc_racer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to use a Torrent?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: How to use a Torrent?

It is my understanding that if I use the torrent I will not need to do an integrity check of the IOS because they are checked as they are being uploaded. Is this correct? On your advise I went back to downloads and configured my USB Flash drive and booted into the new version of Linux mint and ever...
by rc_racer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to use a Torrent?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: How to use a Torrent?

I was going through the process until it started to seed. What is seeding? and does all this seeding to other computers need to finish before I can use the IOS torrent showing in my downloads folder? I ask because I do not know how to tell when the torrents are completely finished and when it is sa...
by rc_racer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to use a Torrent?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

How to use a Torrent?

I am trying to learn how to download Linux Mint using the torrent from the WEB site. I have not used a torrent before, and I am not familiar with how to use transmission. I was going through the process until it started to seed. What is seeding? and does all this seeding to other computers need to f...
by rc_racer
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: [solved] Notification message ?

Which Spice was the problem? These incompatibilities are sometimes very easily fixed. I determined that it was a desklet applet that showed my CPU and memory usage and disabled it, and in looking glass I found the error that my Linux Mint logo on the start menu was failing to Load. I right clicked ...
by rc_racer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Notification message ?

The normal solution to this problem is to open the Applets, Desklets, and Extensions system modules in turn and check for and apply updates for any Downloaded Spices - then restart Cinnamon with Ctrl-Alt-Esc. If the warning remains examine carefully the output of cat ~/.xsession-errors . The log in...
by rc_racer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Notification message ?

"Looking glass log" puzzled me the first time I saw a similar notification. It records errors in Spices which I think are applets. Use the search function in the menu to find it. I did and nothing turned up That should teach me to rely on memory. I should have suggested right click on Panel, then l...
by rc_racer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Notification message ?

How would I check the ~/.xsession-errors log? For example less ~/.xsession-errors from a terminal would do. I.e., ~/.xsession-errors is just a text file, viewable with anything you care to view text files with. The name starting with a . means neither ls nor your file-manager shows it by default, b...
by rc_racer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Notification message ?

"Looking glass log" puzzled me the first time I saw a similar notification. It records errors in Spices which I think are applets. Use the search function in the menu to find it. I did and nothing turned up I went to desklets in settings and I had a desklet showing CPU loader and disabled it and th...
by rc_racer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Notification message ?

rene wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Not currently at a Cinnamon system to check but if I'm not mistaken the "Cinnamon looking glass log" is these days in fact just the ~/.xsession-errors log.
How would I check the ~/.xsession-errors log?
by rc_racer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Notification message ?

cliffcoggin wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:59 pm
"Looking glass log" puzzled me the first time I saw a similar notification. It records errors in Spices which I think are applets. Use the search function in the menu to find it.
I did and nothing turned up
by rc_racer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] Notification message ?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

[solved] Notification message ?

I upgraded Linux mint 19 to Linux 19.3 Tricia. I received this Notification that reads Problem during cinnamon start-up. Cinnamon started successfully, but one or more applets,desk-lets, or extensions failed to load. Check your system log and the Cinnamon looking glass log for any issues. You can di...
by rc_racer
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive

Always pays to have backup copies - trust no hardware or operating system - like critters - they can and do die. Absolutely true and I did what you suggested and reformatted the USB drive using the system not showing the Locks, backed up the information, and then recopied data back to the Flash dri...
by rc_racer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive

You could try formatting it and see if that corrects the problem. If those files are important, you need to save them first. Go to the system where they don't have locks on them and copy all of them to a folder on its desktop or onto another drive. Then boot back to Mint, and attach the drive. Then...
by rc_racer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive

blueocean wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Menu>Accessories>Disks. Have the drive plugged in. In Disks, highlight the flash drive on the left and you will see the Drive information. Disks.jpg
Okay it is a Fat 32 version. Also tried to do what you did in posting the screen shot but it wouldn't let me do it.
by rc_racer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive

What file system is this flash drive formatted with? FAT32? You could try to chown the drive. Do you know how to do that? I do not know what this means and no I don't know how to do it. Sorry I did not reply directly from your qoute, but I did reply that I clicked on properties of the flash drive a...
by rc_racer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive

I am not sure. I have used it since I received it new and it worked so I have not given this much thought. Could you tell me if there is a way to find this out? I clicked on properties for the flash drive and it tells me that the file system is msdos.
by rc_racer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (Solved) Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 182

(Solved) Lock emblems appear in Flash Drive

I have a PNY USB Flash drive that I use to back up Folders and Documents and to transfer Data from my Linux Mint Desktop to my Laptop which uses MX 18. Until now I have had no problems but all of a sudden when I open my flash drive in Linux MX Lock emblems appear on all my folders and Documents and ...

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