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by matt
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fun with scripts: Update Script
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Fun with scripts: Update Script

@jimallyn
Thanks for the heads up. I've updated my previous post and deleted that line to keep others safe. Now I'm curious to know as to why. I've been using it ever since I got on board with Mint and so far none of my Mint installations are cooked.
by matt
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi - from Eastern PA USA,
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Hi - from Eastern PA USA,

Welcome to Linux Mint and the forums! :)
by matt
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Which Version of Linux Mint is Best for my Laptop Model?
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: Which Version of Linux Mint is Best for my Laptop Model?

ajmalworld wrote:I have RALINK RT5390 WIFI card in my notebook, where to find driver in .DEB package? how to install properly?
You could try this.
by matt
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Suspend not working (LM 18)
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Suspend not working (LM 18)

I'm sorry I wasn't of much help to your situation. I hope someone else can chime in and help resolve this issue for you.
by matt
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fun with scripts: Update Script
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Fun with scripts: Update Script

Hello fellow Minters. I figured I'd share the update script that I personally use. This is my first script. You have to replace user with your username. To create the script: Cat the script in your /home/user directory for your convenience. cat > update.sh Copy/paste the script below: #!/bin/bash # ...
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dumping Dual Boot for Mint Only
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Dumping Dual Boot for Mint Only

Go for Mint 18. Cinnamon offers the dark side... nice dark themes (if you're into them) I mean. :mrgreen:
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remove FireFox completely?
Replies: 12
Views: 6422

Re: Remove FireFox completely?

This one used to work for me back when I was in 17.3 using FireFox. I don't think you need it if you have 18.

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sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
In Chrome, I still use this extension so I can freely switch between Flash and HTML5.
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Guidance for VNC Package or Program
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Guidance for VNC Package or Program

I would like to know what VNC package or program would you recommend for GUI remote access/control (aside from TeamViewer) that works really well with [Linux] Mint. I tried to search for it in the forums but this is what I get in the search results. The following words in your search query were igno...
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Preventing Overwrite on a NAS Device
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Preventing Overwrite on a NAS Device

Hello fellow Minters. I would like to know what arguments or tags I have to put in fstab in order to be able to achieve having multiple users access the exact same file (e.g., text editor, LibreOffice apps) stored in a NAS at the same time and be able to save each individual input without overwritin...
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moving in from Ubuntu
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Moving in from Ubuntu

I just received a new laptop from System76. You have an ideal situation since the hardware you bought is optimized for Linux use. Just plug in a USB and you're good to go. Other thoughts: One of the things I love in Mint 18 (I can't recall if 17.3 has it) is that it has the USB Image Writer and USB...
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Suspend not working (LM 18)
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Suspend not working (LM 18)

Please replace [atom] with your own external text editor. (pluma, gedit, xed, etc.) sudo atom /etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd Copy / paste the following: #!/bin/sh #inspired by http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9744970&postcount=19 #...and http://thecodecentral.com/2011/01/18/fix-ubuntu...
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Which Version of Linux Mint is Best for my Laptop Model?
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: Which Version of Linux Mint is Best for my Laptop Model?

@DanielR Oops :D My mistake. Product Number LL058EA Microprocessor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2410M Microprocessor Cache 3 MB L3 cache Memory 4 GB DDR3 Memory Max Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3 Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M (1 GB DDR5) Display 39,6 cm (15,6") High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (136...
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Which Version of Linux Mint is Best for my Laptop Model?
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: Which Version of Linux Mint is Best for my Laptop Model?

I'd go for Mint 18 Xfce 32-bit. Why 32-bit? Because you only have 1 GB of RAM. This may help.
by matt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Asus X555LA Notebook Slow Boot
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Asus X555LA Notebook Slow Boot

Hello Minters. I just noticed a dramatic boot slowdown on my Asus X555LA Notebook running Mint 18 Cinnamon. All packages are up-to-date. I have included the results for the following: systemd-analyze systemd-analyze critical-chain systemd-analyze blame Startup Applications listed in GUI dmesg | tail...
by matt
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 24
Views: 6464

Re: External Hard Drive Permissions

A. For ownership issue: Go to your external drive's directory. cd /media/user/ExternalDrive Use this command to check ownership/permissions. ls -al The results should look similar to this example . user@bash /media/user/ExternalDrive $ ls -al total 56 drwxr-xr-x 11 user root 4096 Aug 27 12:15 . drw...
by matt
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.
Replies: 82
Views: 6890

Re: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.

no one in the real world uses Linux any more except for Supercomputers, and heavy league coders working for Microsoft. Everyone else uses Microsoft products for the server farms, and email servers is what I got told. Your MIS guy is apparently not as up-to-date in the "real world." More than a quar...
by matt
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab to auto clean clipboard
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: crontab to auto clean clipboard

Do you have a path? PATH=/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin

See if this helps.
sudo crontab -e then copy/paste:

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PATH=/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin
35 * * * * /home/xsel.sh
42 * * * * /home ./xsel.sh
by matt
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Shine on Linux!
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Shine on Linux!

Welcome to the Linux Mint family and forums!
mwbworld wrote:Amazing Linux! (how sweet the OS)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once used Windows, but now it’s Linux,
Was blind, but now I see.
That is the sweet song of freedom indeed. :D
by matt
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Number of Linux users is growing!
Replies: 66
Views: 7518

Re: Number of Linux users is growing!

Thanks to Windblows 10 I was able to upgrade to Linux. The preliminary headaches I've had so far are either negligible or of my own doing and that's a compliment in comparison to Windblows.
by matt
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Command Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1448

Re: Command Line

I learned some from Joe Collins' Bash Basics series . I made it a habit to do these things: I use VirtualBox so I can practice using commands that I've never used before or not sure of so that if/when something goes wrong, only the guest OS gets bricked and I can always delete it and come up with a ...

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