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by FreedomTruth
Fri May 04, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't download torrent from site
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Can't download torrent from site

We've had an issue related to that for users from Florida and Brazil, due to server changes. That was thought to have been fixed though. Can you please confirm you can visit the page https://torrents.linuxmint.com/ but if you click on one of the links there, you get that error now? For your conveni...
by FreedomTruth
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Why does Mint use 100% of CPU when idle?
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Why does Mint use 100% of CPU when idle?

I can't paste the output from the top command because it keeps changing inxi -t c5 will list the (current) top 5 cpu-using processes one other suggestion, run the top command, then leave your computer idle (make sure to turn off screensaver if it is active) ... when cpu usage starts going up you sh...
by FreedomTruth
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: C or Bash?
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: C or Bash?

It really, really, really depends on what you are doing. bash is probably easier to use and quicker to get from pseudocode (concept) to actual working code, but it's certainly not always the best tool. Anecdotal case in point: I recently started working with csv-type data that has to be updated dail...
by FreedomTruth
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Find the xfce4-panel that launched the script?
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Find the xfce4-panel that launched the script?

I think your method of grabbing mouse (x,y) and comparing it with the panel's dimensions given by wmctrl would indeed work; however, it may be simpler to use the window id returned with xdotool getmouselocation and compare it with wmctrl window id. # Get current mouse position out="$(xdotool getmous...
by FreedomTruth
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External (USB) BDR drives?
Replies: 0
Views: 70

External (USB) BDR drives?

My (internal) Pioneer BDR-209D has recently begun having problems, dmesg is full of [ 1956.799284] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] CDB: [ 1956.799294] Test Unit Ready: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 [ 1956.799827] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Unhandled error code [ 1956.799831] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] [ 1956.799833] Result: ...
by FreedomTruth
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] sort Command Question
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: sort Command Question

from the terminal command man sort : -k, --key=KEYDEF sort via a key; KEYDEF gives location and type KEYDEF is F[.C][OPTS][,F[.C][OPTS]] for start and stop position, where F is a field number and C a character position in the field; both are origin 1, and the stop position defaults to the line's end...
by FreedomTruth
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Shell scripting help required
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Shell scripting help required

I think he's using su to run different parts of the script as different users (ortest and aptest); not as root. maybe make an ortest-commands script and an aptest-commands script, then this could call each individually something along the lines of su -c ortestscript.sh ortest su -c aptestscript.sh a...
by FreedomTruth
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Duplicate monitors on multi-screen setup without mirroriing all?
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Duplicate monitors on multi-screen setup without mirroriing all?

the terminal program xrandr should do this (I haven't used it with more than 2 monitors so I won't swear to it)
first run xrandr with no arguments to get the output names
then run something like this, adjusting it for your system, xrandr --output HDMI-3 --same-as HDMI-1 --auto
by FreedomTruth
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend
Replies: 26
Views: 536

Re: Mint 18.3 x64 keeps exiting suspend

What is the result of

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cat /proc/acpi/wakeup | grep enabled
by FreedomTruth
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error mounting-mount the volume- 'ro' mount option.
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Error mounting-mount the volume- 'ro' mount option.

Also (unless this has changed, I don't keep up with it anymore)... to disable hibernation in windows, use the command

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powercfg /h off
by FreedomTruth
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot

barnettgs wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:20 pm
I have just done that and I'm happy to say that it is now solved. Booted up fine every time now. Many thanks for your help and some patience! :D
What a relief! :D
by FreedomTruth
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot

If you want to keep at it... try a reinstall and when you first boot into the new install, run the sudo systemctl mask systemd-backlight@leds\:dell\:\:kbd_backlight.service command (since apparently you can't boot into your current install to run it)... Another thing to consider, have you tried (or ...
by FreedomTruth
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: List files in a directory, including subfolders?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: List files in a directory, including subfolders?

n8nagel wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:09 pm
I don't even necessarily need to see the actual music files, only directory names would be sufficient.
If you want to skip the file names and only go with directories, do what karlchen said but replace "ls -lR" with

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find -type d
by FreedomTruth
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot

Still freeze. Although I get ACPI Error (CAPB) Namespace lookup failure and Method parse/execution failed etc. Does that holds any clue? It froze on the "upstart" option? Or did that part work, and the normal boot still freezes? You can try editing your grub line when you boot: (hold shift down if ...
by FreedomTruth
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot

Have just installed 4.4 and then booted to this kernal.....it still hangs... :? Bummer. Let's try the backlight thing next.... On boot, hold shift key if necessary to show GRUB menu. Choose advanced options... Then choose (upstart) -- either kernel version. Screenshot_03102010_134436.png Does this ...
by FreedomTruth
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Low drive space complaints- part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Low drive space complaints- part 2

Flemur wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:32 am
I don't trust that guy.
Haha.

I think this is the original "Low drive space complaints"
by FreedomTruth
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Time Calculator -SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Time Calculator

WHVW wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Does anyone out there know of a programme that will allow you to calculate timings? That is, for example: 17:36 + 7:39=?

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dc -e '0 k 17 60 * 36 + 7 60 * 39 + + 60 ~ r f q'|(read min; echo -n $min:; read sec; echo $sec)
25:15
by FreedomTruth
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Questions about encrypting home/full disk?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Questions about encrypting home/full disk?

1) If I encrypt the home folder, how could I access it if my laptop ever explodes and the only thing that survives is the hard drive (and me). I'd obviously go in using another OS, but since it's encrypted, how would I decrypt to access files, whether I use Linux or Win? 2) what if I update/reinsta...
by FreedomTruth
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot

Ok, for 4.4, how do I obtain that? I did not see it in Update Manager. In Update Manager, click "View" then "Linux Kernels" Screenshot_2018-03-09_13-10-10.png Then choose 4.4 on the left side, and 4.4.0-116 on the right side, then click Install. Screenshot_2018-03-09_13-07-20.png Reboot, holding do...
by FreedomTruth
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot
Replies: 32
Views: 816

Re: Mint 18.3 XFCE hangs on boot

I have tried sudo command but it doesn't work. Please elaborate, how you did this. The command sudo systemctl mask systemd-backlight@leds\:dell\:\:kbd_backlight.service would have to be issued in your running system, that is, after you install and reboot the first time. There is a way to load an in...

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