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by zcot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky setting get/show location info from (Pia) VPN server
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Conky setting get/show location info from (Pia) VPN server

Maybe one day I will commit to learn about regex, but I always avoid it since I'm scared of it. :shock: Until then, I have to type out the longer form.
by zcot
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Did I wreck my OS?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Did I wreck my OS?

Opening the system file "additional repositories" should potentially show you the duplicate entries that were causing the problem, and where you could try to correct that. If there is nothing in that file now that you have unchecked the wine ppa then there is nothing to do there. But after using tim...
by zcot
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Did I wreck my OS?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Did I wreck my OS?

Thanks so much for the replies, it is much appreciated and I am sorry for not mentioning my version, it is 18.1. Concerning manually editing the file and cleaning out the duplicate entry, well that failed. I received a console message: ** (xed:31493): WARNING **: The specified location is not suppo...
by zcot
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Package for system specs
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Package for system specs

inxi is installed by default. There's a mint command script ready to be run called upload-system-info and that runs an inxi command then further pipes it to the termbin paste site and opens it in your browser. The upload-system-info inxi information part is: inxi -Fxxxrzc0 -that's (F)ull output, tri...
by zcot
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Did I wreck my OS?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Did I wreck my OS?

that package is marked as version: trusty maybe that's fine though, depends on what Mint version you're running, but even in any case sometimes ppa's are not always compliant. Anyway, you can manually edit that file and clean out the duplicate entry. Maybe you want to create a backup of the file in ...
by zcot
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky setting get/show location info from (Pia) VPN server
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Conky setting get/show location info from (Pia) VPN server

Yea, sorry, I didn't test that line. :roll: But here, I scratched this one up, and actually tested it. :lol: I always feel creepy about seeing what appears to be more processing than needed. Although in this case, it is barely even perceptible. I did run timing on that code shown and the total of th...
by zcot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Create, make your own customize, personalized linux mint installator?
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Create, make your own customize, personalized linux mint?

It's possible, not easy, but I guess that depends on how one defines easy/hard, and it is time consuming. However, you could write a customization script that could be run after a fresh install and it would do all the work easily. That's probably what most users do that want this kind of personaliza...
by zcot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Newbie] Conky Manager missing keys?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: [Newbie] Conky Manager missing keys?

"Conky Manager 2" is available instead. (not to be confused with Tony George's "Conky Manager" version 2 which included up to version 2.4) An ongoing solution is Conky Manager 2 seen here(picking up the version starting at 2.5): https://github.com/zcot/conky-manager2 ( not available as ppa, however...
by zcot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky setting get/show location info from (Pia) VPN server
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Conky setting get/show location info from (Pia) VPN server

You can not use 0 because it is less than the update_interval variable, which is how these 'exec' functions are defined, so probably use a high number. Instead, maybe you want to try something like $no_update : Land: $alignr ${no_update ${execi 300 wget -qO- ipinfo.io 2> /dev/null | grep "country" |...
by zcot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM v19.2 How to Boot to a Command Line
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: LM v19.2 How to Boot to a Comman Line

Hello Mike, welcome. Without getting any more advanced, you can simply use the ctrl + alt + F1 (to F6) key combo at the normal graphical login screen. There are 6 TTY's ready to use there, and tty7 is the graphical desktop session, under the F7 key. You can readily switch between any of them at any ...
by zcot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Edit Grub Timeout
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Edit Grub Timeout

blueocean wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:03 pm

I did not realize it was included :oops: That is easier.
That started with 19.2 ;)
by zcot
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Edit Grub Timeout
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Edit Grub Timeout

Boot-repair is already included in the live session, so no need to install that ppa and program, just boot to the usb/dvd and use it. Also, for editing system files, gksu was removed from Ubuntu starting with the 18.x version(equal with Mint 19.x). We can use a variety of alternate options: 1. xed a...
by zcot
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Xfce 19.2 Esco window border
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Xfce 19.2 Esco window border

You'll have to move the slider for the "Minimum size" adjustment and it will work. Make it larger and it will center everything.

And not sure if this matters but you can change the WM to some Metacity option and maybe that theme will function. Setting is in "Desktop Settings" app.
by zcot
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Conky
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Installing Conky

Installing on 19.2 should be simple. Either choose ''conky-all' (or conky-std, or cli) using software manager, or terminal command: apt install conky-all . The plain 'conky' package is a virtual package that will include one of these other specific packages, -probably conky-std. Maybe that's not wor...
by zcot
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] ffDiaporama won't launch
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: ffDiaporama won't launch

The version from the available software repository should be the one you want. You can check your current version with terminal command: apt version ffdiaporama and it will show 2.1+dfsg-1 for Mint 19.x or 1.5-4build3 for Mint 18.x. And some ppa version will show something different, who knows, but ...
by zcot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unknown Installation Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Unknown Installation Issue

initramfs casper mount can't find /dev/sr0. don't use YUMI, or maybe you can succeed if you end up having to manually fix some configs on there before you try to install or even boot for that matter. You can check here instead: Create the bootable media: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthed...
by zcot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] ffDiaporama won't launch
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: ffDiaporama won't launch

The Software Manager version is 2.1, the same as the last release from 2014 on their website. It looks like the download available from their site would give you the 1.6 version from 2013(edit: that's actually the LMDE version - debian based), quite older and likely possibly not usable or even insta...
by zcot
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Booting up issue
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Booting up issue

Oh, my apologies, I didn't see the reply.

You will not be able to remove the kernel that is currently in use.

You should boot to a previous kernel as mentioned, and then you can remove that -60 problem kernel.
by zcot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2602

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

pbear wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:16 am
Interesting. How long ago was this?
That was a year and a half ago I'd say, -maybe 2. yea, possible bug situation I suppose.

I'm guessing it won't be hard to get it booting in legacy mode once wannabelinuxguy is trying to do that specifically on purpose.
by zcot
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2602

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

1. Work through the BIOS settings and see whether you can find something which will force legacy boot. If you find a likely candidate, post a photo. 2. In order to eliminate one source of uncertainty, reburn the ISO to USB drive using Rufus. 3. Boot the USB and check whether it's booting in BIOS or...

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