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by ColonelPanic
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: general despair
Replies: 44
Views: 1379

Re: general despair

Apparently, your "screen locker" problem is a known bug in plasma (KDE).
Screen locker broken on KDE and xorg Fatal server error
If I were you I would just try Cinnamon or Mate.
by ColonelPanic
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: general despair
Replies: 44
Views: 1379

Re: general despair

Instead of loginctl unlock-sessions , do: sudo loginctl unlock-sessions Either that or press ctrl+alt+backspace a couple of times. After that you might have to log in again, as user: mint, no password: (press ENTER) Or you can reboot and turn off all the screen locker, screensaver, and power managem...
by ColonelPanic
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Downloader for APT
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Downloader for APT

You can use wget in a terminal. With the -c option the download will be resumed if the connection is lost. To download linuxmint-18.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso from kernel.org wget -c http://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint/stable/18.1/linuxmint-18.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso Wget has been designed for robustness ove...
by ColonelPanic
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: disable password for updates (solved via policykit file)
Replies: 12
Views: 902

Re: disable password for updates

Open your text editor as root. (My text editor is xed.) gksudo xed Paste in these lines. # Allow any user to check for new system updates # without requiring user authentication. Cmnd_Alias UPDATE = /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/checkAPT.py ALL ALL = NOPASSWD:UPDATE Save the file as /etc/sudoers.d/m...
by ColonelPanic
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Oh for the love of... stupid power outages
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Oh for the love of... stupid power outages

Is there a way to minimize or eliminate the swap file usage, which I am presuming is part of the problem with Linux and power outages? I believe Windows uses a swap file. (?) Linux does not, by default. Linux uses a swap partition, usually. With 16GB of ram, the probability that your swap partition...
by ColonelPanic
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint on 16 gb ssd?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Mint on 16 gb ssd?

16gb will work fine. Put your swap partition on the 1TB drive.
And check out the SSD tips here: SSD: how to optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint 18, Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian
by ColonelPanic
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Oh for the love of... stupid power outages
Replies: 16
Views: 830

Re: Oh for the love of... stupid power outages

To repair a (probably) damaged filesystem after your power failure, boot your live Mint USB or dvd. Open a terminal ( ctrl-alt-t ). First run the command sudo lsblk -f to get information about your partitions, so you know which one is your Mint root partition. If it is /dev/sda2, enter this command ...
by ColonelPanic
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows wont expand full size
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Windows wont expand full size

Use your file manager (Nemo) to delete or rename the config file or folder.
It will be hidden (starts with a . )
View hidden files by pressing ctrl-h
by ColonelPanic
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Promotion ? Linux mint ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3227

Re: Promotion ? Linux mint ?

Yes, Tomgin5 - that is really cool.
You may have inspired me to do the same.

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