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by ParaDice
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?

AndyMH wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:32 pm
If you are nervous about dual booting, set win up in a VM.
Good idea, but that isn't an option for me. As I said, I need the Win system for games only, and running (3D) games inside a VM comes with too many speed penalties.
by ParaDice
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?

@Pierre: The purpose of this thread is not to lift the burden of my risk on other peoples' shoulders, but to assess the degree of that risk correctly. Feel free to contribute. ;)
by ParaDice
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?

If Windwoes can read and write the files, yes. Windwoes doesn't natively read linux file systems so as long as you maintain a linux filesystem then you should be fine. I am aware of that. Still, as I wrote, Windoze (and with it any malware) does have access to the partition tables, i.e.: even thoug...
by ParaDice
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Running a Win7/LM-Dual boot past 2020 - how bad an idea is that?

Hey there, I'm currently still running a dual boot on my desktop machine. Here's what it looks like: Linux Mint 19.2 is installed on its own, separate partition (sda1) So is a Windoze 7 system (sda2) My Linux /home folder with all of my private files is on a separate drive/partition (sdb1) that is L...
by ParaDice
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?

I'm happy you like it! :) If you find any errors, drop me a bug report.
by ParaDice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get Irish accents on letters? (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: How to get Irish accents on letters? (SOLVED)

Thanks for sharing your solution after you've found it! :) That way, this thread may still be helpful to others.
by ParaDice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Android 6.0 file transfer broken
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Android 6.0 file transfer broken

There appear to be about 30 more dev options since upgrade. What use is it if theyre greyed out? Careful! I'm only hypothesising, nothing definitive! Maybe it's not your desktop OS, but rather your mobile OS that is the problem. The fact that many USB-related dev options on the phone are unavailabl...
by ParaDice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?

Okay, here's the promised script. I have also written an installer script which should facilitate setting everything up. Please note the disclaimer below. ;) Disclaimer I have tested this script on my system (LM 19.0) and it works; I haven't managed to run many other tests so far since cpufreq doesn...
by ParaDice
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?

Thanks for the reply and the feedback! BTW I've pointed another forum user in the direction of this thread as they are looking for a way to quickly switch governors using cpufreq-set without having to run it via sudo in a terminal. They may appreciate a little step by step guide of how you did it :w...
by ParaDice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Adding to sudoers.d - bad practice?

Hi there! I like using cpufreq-utils to throttle the clock speed of my cpu: if my machine is idling, I limit it to ~800 MHz; if there's heavy load, I crank it up to its full clock speed. On my notebook, I have found this to prolong battery life considerably (and even for a desktop machine, every ele...
by ParaDice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to fix the grub to enter in windows 7
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: how to fix the grub to enter in windows 7

I dont have a win 7 cd but i guess i can do a bootable usb for win 7. Then you said to "repair" the bootloader- How do you do that? how do you overwrite the grub? Sure, go for the Win7 Bootstick - who uses DVDs these days, anyway? :D Here's a good graphical step-by-step on what to do to "repair" th...
by ParaDice
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Running a flatpak as superuser?
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Running a flatpak as superuser?

I'm experiencing problems with the version of fwupd that comes with Mint, so I want to run the newest version. I have installed the flatpak of fwupd on my machine. Some of its commands require superuser privileges, and that's where I'm failing because I can't find out how. Here's what I'm doing: sud...
by ParaDice
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Downgrading from 19.1 to 18.1
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Downgrading from 19.1 to 18.1

So I found the website and following the advice downloaded and burned a DVD with Cinnamon 19.1. [...] Downloaded and burned to a DVD. Slightly OT: Make life a little easier for yourself! Mint has a built-in tool for creating bootable Linux USB sticks. In your Mint menu, fire up the "USB Image Write...
by ParaDice
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to fix the grub to enter in windows 7
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: how to fix the grub to enter in windows 7

If deepakdeshp's more elegant solution doesn't work and you don't find any better, here's the sledgehammer approach: Insert a Win7 CD/Bootstick nad have it "repair" the bootloader (thereby overwriting GRUB). Now you have system that just boots into Win7. Now boot a Linux livestick and use boot-repai...
by ParaDice
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine in Linux 19.1 Mint, a treat or a threat? (Solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Wine in Linux 19.1 Mint, a treat or a threat?

At present, I have placed my important Windows7 data files on a memory stick, but I must continually update the stick to keep currency. I thought Wine might be a better way Wine is 1. awesome, but 2. meant to run Windoze software on Linux, not mount (i.e. "connect") Windoze partitions to your syste...
by ParaDice
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: AIRVPN
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: AIRVPN

Hi there, not that I'm familiar with AirVPN or their website, but is there any chance that you have JavaScript turned off in your browser? Website captchas and security measures like the one you're describing tend to malfunction if you have JS off. If you're not sure, you may check it here: https://...
by ParaDice
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Upgrade LibreOffice to build 6.2
Replies: 15
Views: 3300

Re: Upgrade LibreOffice to build 6.2

Related: If you only want to switch to 6.2 to try out the new ribbon-style menu, you can also do this under version 6.0 that comes with LM. Here's how:
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/02/how ... tebook-bar
by ParaDice
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] TTY (Ctrl+Alt+Fkeys) does not take password
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: TTY (Ctrl+Alt+Fkeys) does not take password

After today's update to kernel 4.18.0-15, the problem was resolved. I assume it was a bug introduced with kernel 4.18.0-14. Makes me a happy camper again. :mrgreen:

// Edit: Confirmed using another machine; now my notebook works as expected, too. Kernel *-15 does the trick.
by ParaDice
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] TTY (Ctrl+Alt+Fkeys) does not take password
Replies: 2
Views: 281

[SOLVED] TTY (Ctrl+Alt+Fkeys) does not take password

Hi there, I have a strange problem with the text terminal (Ctrl + Alt + Fkeys): I switch to TTY1, type in the username and hit Enter to confirm. The system, however, then pretends as if I had hit Enter twice , so I cannot enter the password. It then claims that the password is incorrect. (Of course ...
by ParaDice
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Login loop
Replies: 7
Views: 3077

Re: Linux Mint 19 Login loop

Did you check whether your /home folder is present and complete, as suggested? Log in via TTY1 and and type:

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cd ~
ls -a

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