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by rene
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Hotspot. How to change SSID name and use WPA2?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Hotspot. How to change SSID name and use WPA2?

I do suppose you have tried restarting the Linux Mint system that was/is functioning as hotspot or at least disabled/enabled its connection after changing the password? Which wouldn't be to say that just buying a router wouldn't be good idea regardless, but I still haven't heard of any such problem ...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint in Mac and Windows costume
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Linux Mint in Mac and Windows costume

I found a HOW TO install Windows 95 in VirtualBox and I am trying to understand it - you have to install DOS first and then an Installer or something ? ? ? ? ? No. Windows 95 was a complete OS. You can install it on an empty drive (it installs DOS 7 but Windows 95 should not be mistaken to "run on ...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Relocating Chrome Cache to Flash Drive
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: [Solved]Relocating Chrome Cache to Flash Drive

LanceM wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Maybe it defaults to RAM?
~/.cache/google-chrome is explicitly the disk cache, i.e., survives over restarts. So, yes, it does, but that's the same as saying "nowhere" --- well, certainly unless/until you're under memory pressure.
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Hide the neighbor's WiFi-name - in scan results
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Block Neighbor's WiFi

I do not believe that's possible, no,
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Password Enter?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Password Enter?

The place to do this graphically is Settings -> Login Windows -> Users | Automatic Login. Simply setting resp. removing a username there enables resp. disables autologin --- but if you have a username set there and it's not working whereas you want it to then it's normally a matter of you using home...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Relocating Chrome Cache to Flash Drive
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: [Solved]Relocating Chrome Cache to Flash Drive

I've discovered that even though the /.cache/google-chrome has a shortcut arrow on it and is writing the cache do flash drive X, it is also still duplicating everything to the /.cache/google-chrome folder. That statement does not make sense I'm afraid. if ~/.cache/google-chrome is a symlink to /mnt...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now
Replies: 36
Views: 335

Re: Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now

Now that the immediate problem has been solved, I will mention why this was a mistake. Those parameters are only suitable for an ntfs partition, generally used for one being mounted as a data partition. Also, they don't enable anything. Their purpose is to restrict access rights. Ah, good point. He...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now
Replies: 36
Views: 335

Re: Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now

Yes, /dev/sda5 is correct. And, yes, certainly you will need to now undo whatever damage it is that you did to /etc/fstab. From the symptom it seems like you have indeed messed up your root-fs line, so for reference, it should turn out something like: UUID=d7ac937b-ef38-4e70-ba2e-18064a2f37f6 / ext4...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Hotspot. How to change SSID name and use WPA2?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Hotspot. How to change SSID name and use WPA2?

Is this a simple matter again of the password that you are wanting to use containing special characters and your keyboard on either the hotspot- or client-machine not being correctly / same configured? I.e., do you on either system think you're entering e.g. "!" when you are in fact entering "@" or ...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now
Replies: 36
Views: 335

Re: Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now

No, please follow the above post to the letter: "root", i.e., drop to a root shell, then do as advised there. If you have set a root password you'll be prompted, if not, you'll be dumped to a prompt immediately.
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now
Replies: 36
Views: 335

Re: Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now

malcovich wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:06 pm
The second & fourth option are cut-off after the open parenthesis. Maybe (Read Only)?
No, (recovery mode). Either will do, but pick the second.
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now
Replies: 36
Views: 335

Re: Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now

malcovich wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:55 am
Actually, I may try this first.
It's the same option; mine just a bit more verbosely specified. And now that you specified being able to login on a text console it'd actually be fine to do this from there as well --- but I'll assume that you are by now already rebooting...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now
Replies: 36
Views: 335

Re: Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now

We're all replying at the same time, but see above.
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now
Replies: 36
Views: 335

Re: Messed up my /etc/fstab file--mint won't boot now

"Seeing the tty prompt" may be a little underspecified (i.e., are you getting a text-mode login prompt, or an (initramfs) prompt?) but it in any case supposedly works to reboot into the Grub boot menu (if not automatic: Esc when the boot transitions from BIOS to disk on UEFI systems, holding down Le...
by rene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Hotspot. How to change SSID name and use WPA2?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Hotspot. How to change SSID name and use WPA2?

But assuming, then, that your Linux Mint system is to be the hotspot: you create the hotspot as a new connection, i.e., Settings -> Network Connections -> + -> Wi-Fi -> Create -> Wi-Fi | { SSID: <your SSID>, Mode: Hotspot }, Wi-Fi Security | Security: WPA & WPA2 Personal. IPv4 (and/or IPv6) supposed...
by rene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I still use 17.3?
Replies: 146
Views: 3636

Re: Can I still use 17.3?

Take it up with pbear. I'm just pointing out that your retort wasn't much to the point :)
by rene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I still use 17.3?
Replies: 146
Views: 3636

Re: Can I still use 17.3?

[ ... ] but I am not going to lecture the family telling them they have now joined the monastic order of Linux and they should adapt to the new monastic life and leave behind and forget everything they learned in their previous life. That is also not what pbear suggested though. He said to "adapt o...
by rene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Loading symbol after using Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Loading symbol after using Firefox

On Xfce in the properties dialogue you find by right clicking a menu entry, say. In Cinnamon, other than as StartupNotify=<true|false> in the .desktop file for the entry under /usr/share/applications --- good question.

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