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by somelurker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to bring terminal colors back to the way they were in Mint 18?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: How to bring terminal colors back to the way they were in Mint 18?

Thank you! I got my colors back. Is there a comprehensive resource on what the variables, color coding, and other formatting in .bashrc mean? I've only found bits and pieces. I now know the color is controlled by the PS1 variable. I also found a list of the color codes at https://linuxconfig.org/bas...
by somelurker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can I increase the height of Network Manager's GUI?
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Can I increase the height of Network Manager's GUI?

Among the numerous annoyances in Mint 19, I have found that the list of Wi-Fi networks and other connections needs to be scrolled through, even though there is ample space on my screen. I did not have this problem with Mint 18. Is there any way I can increase its height so that I can avoid this poin...
by somelurker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 Mate: Screen goes to sleep and never wakes up
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Mint 19 Mate: Screen goes to sleep and never wakes up

Mint 19 has been giving me numerous problems. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to upgrade to it on one computer because its hardware was too new to be supported by Mint 18.3. One of these problems involves the display. Whenever I leave the screen alone for too long, it turns completely black and w...
by somelurker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: OpenVPN will not recognize paths with spaces in Mint 19
Replies: 0
Views: 41

OpenVPN will not recognize paths with spaces in Mint 19

I recently had a perplexing series of errors while attempting to connect to an OpenVPN server. I kept getting these error messages in /var/log/syslog: Options error: --ca fails with '(Path here)': No such file or directory (errno=2) Options error: --cert fails with '(Path here)': No such file or dir...
by somelurker
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint often freezes when ejecting external hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Mint often freezes when ejecting external hard drive

I need to make a correction to my original post. The problem happens every single time I eject the drive; not just half the time. I don't know what Linux repair tools Hoser Rob is referring to, but the drive was formatted (and has been formatted many times) with GParted. I don't think I had a proble...
by somelurker
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to bring terminal colors back to the way they were in Mint 18?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

How to bring terminal colors back to the way they were in Mint 18?

I've been trying out Mint 19, and one thing I noticed is that color themes (e.g. black on white) no longer color code the start of each new line. By "line", I just mean the $ symbol that signals the beginning of a new command. Because all of the text is one color, it's much harder for me to tell whe...
by somelurker
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Is Mate 19 capable of hibernating when the battery is low?
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Is Mate 19 capable of hibernating when the battery is low?

I seem to remember seeing this option in previous versions of Mint. I don't want all my data lost when the battery is low, so I don't want the computer suspended or shut down, but hibernated. Under the Power Management app, I go to the "On Battery Power" tab. Under the setting "When battery power is...
by somelurker
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3

Thanks! I'll look into both options. By the way, if I can't boot into a specific kernel version for whatever reason (4.15.0-42 in this case), is that the end of the road or can I do more to fix it? I have been trying to upgrade to the 4.15 kernel on one of my other computers for some time, but there...
by somelurker
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3

I tried installing the latest version of the 4.15 kernel (4.15.0-42 in update manager), but I couldn't boot into it. The screen just turned black right after the boot menu. I was forced to revert by going into advanced options, choosing the old kernel, and uninstalling 4.15.0-42. I am trying to stay...
by somelurker
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3

Here is the full output: 00:14.3 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a370] (rev 10) DeviceName: Onboard - Ethernet Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0034] 00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a360] (rev 10) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard C...
by somelurker
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Relatively new wireless card not recognized by Mint 18.3

I have a relatively new computer with a wireless card that Mint does not recognize. Based on frantic Googling, I believe the problem may be that the versions of kernel officially supported by my version of Mint do not yet have support for this card. If this is the case, I would be comfortable compil...
by somelurker
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint often freezes when ejecting external hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Mint often freezes when ejecting external hard drive

I have a strange problem involving Mint and two of my external hard drives. About half the time, when I eject the drives, Mint freezes up completely and won't respond to mouse or keyboard input. At this point, my only option is to hold the power button and forcefully shut down the computer. I've not...
by somelurker
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition

I actually didn't use rEFInd at any point. That line I pasted was just using it as an example showing how to use efibootmgr to add an entry that I was using. What can it do that efibootmgr can't? I'm still very new to UEFI, and much of the documentation is over my head atm. Edit : By the way, I ran ...
by somelurker
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition

Thanks for the suggestion! I was thinking along the same lines and I used efibootmgr to delete the broken Linux entry. Is this what you meant? I used this command, but the 1 is just a placeholder for whatever the actual number for the Linux entry was: efibootmgr -b 1 -B This appears to have gotten r...
by somelurker
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition
Replies: 4
Views: 199

[Solved] Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition

I recently started doing some testing to transition from MBR to UEFI. Although computers these days support both, I wanted to futureproof my installation scheme. First of all, here is what my computer's drives look like: /dev/nvme0n1p1 is the EFI system partition I created /dev/nvme0n1p2 is where Wi...
by somelurker
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Unable to mount phone. Couldn't find matching udev device
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Unable to mount phone. Couldn't find matching udev device

I have a very strange problem whenever I plug my Android phone into my computer. I get an error message that looks like this: Unable to mount (Name of my phone here) Couldn't find matching udev device I get a ton of these popup windows (about 30-100). After I finish frantically clicking "OK" on all ...
by somelurker
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?

Just personally, I don't buy the claim that the identifiers can't be linked to individual people. By itself, an identifier may not equate to a specific person, but if you build up a long web history and combine it with other factors, it might unmask some people or at least narrow down the possible c...
by somelurker
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?

This is probably a stupid question, but what does ~c mean in Linux? I thought ~ was the user's home directory.
by somelurker
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?

Before I knew about using autoremove and purge together, I removed and autoremoved many packages without purging them. Is there a way I can purge packages that were previously only removed but not purged? Also, is this the right manpage for apt-get: https://manpages.debian.org/jessie/apt/apt-get.8.e...
by somelurker
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: How to uninstall Opera browser completely?

I used apt-get purge before I saw the second reply. For some reason, apt-get didn't prompt me to confirm that packages that were no longer required (I assume Opera depended on those packages) would be removed. apt-get did tell me, however, that I could run apt-get autoremove to get rid of them, whic...

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