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by zcot
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My data gone after update!
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: My data gone after update!

Hi, please show the system info as described above. It will give the important info about partition information. There is no identifying info shown as you will see any serial numbers will show as <filter> so it is masked. I copied my data to the folders of home Generally what does this mean? For exa...
by zcot
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HOW TO: Reset XFCE desktop back to Mint defaults
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: HOW TO: Get default XFCE desktop back to Mint defaults

That one-liner is just the panel, not the whole desktop config. And on Mint 20.x you have to run that then reboot which is the next easiest command on terminal(since the panel will appear to be broken after that command.. -although on prior versions that one-liner did the whole deed correctly and yo...
by zcot
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can we talk about Mint 20.x's auto partition behaviour?
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Can we talk about Mint 20.x's auto partition behaviour?

It has now been almost a year since Ubuntu 20.04 came out, from which Mint's install partition bug originated. The same thing happened to me trying to install LM 20 MATE. I chucked it after it froze on the Installation Type screen and others on this forum have talked about it not installing to the ...
by zcot
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

That's good Jerry, totally understood.
by zcot
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

It will take that line a few seconds to run. or 10. depends on the hardware I'm sure, I suppose it could take 30 seconds. I would want to attempt to delete the gnome stuff, but it's risky just winging it, -that's why I was trying to pull some some exact package info. I often use the --dry-run parame...
by zcot
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

Ok, well, that's good news! I am far from a master for sure, but I have used the stuff for a few years and poke around on the IRC channel a lot. ;) I do know Gnome doesn't work well with a Cinnamon install, there's too many underlying differences with display manager and window manager, and you get ...
by zcot
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install: "Failed to create a file system"
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Install: "Failed to create a file system"

Hmm. Weird. But why is no sda device mentioned. So, is there a /dev/sda? The live session USB stick is /dev/sdb, and the WD 250GB drive is /dev/sdc. Why is sda not mentioned? Anyway, what happens if you create a partition manually and choose the "something else" option in the installer and...
by zcot
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

Jerry, is this the MATE environment you are logged into getting that info? Let's do 2 things. 1. mention what you think you've installed, and how? Software Manager? or was it a guide from the internet, you can show us a link. With Xfce, was it just xfce-panel or xfce4 or xfdesktop4? Also, same quest...
by zcot
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

ricardogroetaers wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:34 am
JerryC58 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:19 pm

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jc@jc-Inspiron-5559:~$ inxi -Fxxxrz
System:
    Desktop: Gnome 3.36.4 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
Except for better observation, the Desktop is Gnome with Xfce panel.
Complicated!
Yes! :D

and:

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Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: mate-terminal inxi: 3.0.38
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?

Well, if it's any consolation, MOST developers are programming features that prevent a total failure if there's a major config issue like that. So that cuts the risk down considerably. Just do a quick test. Copy all that old home stuff. Get into the new installation and copy it in and reboot it. You...
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Is It Safe to Transfer My Home Folder from 19.3 to 20.1?

Additionally, There's generally a pretty high success rate doing it, and a lot of users always just blindly do it and have been for many years. Although it could certainly break the system. If you have a config for Foo3.1 and the new system is moving to Foo4.3 where they have deprecated various feat...
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

Get on Xfce, show the info.

maximize the terminal, copy/paste it:
inxi -Fxxxrz

apt search xfce

put that output inside the code tags so it's block formatted, easier to read, it's the </> icon above.
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

Ok, go to the other desktop,

delete this directory and contents:
~/.config/xfce4

and on terminal:

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apt reinstall mint-meta-xfce
log out/in with Xfce.
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

Boot to the Xfce desktop from the login screen?
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

first: apt purge xfce4-panel
the lines with the additional A means automatic, automatically installed(I'm sure based on xfce4-panel).

next: apt install mint-meta-xfce
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

login using Cinnamon, or MATE or whatever desktop you started with. Use the login screen and click the icon or gear to change to Cinnamon or MATE. now go to terminal command: apt search xfce You will see an i in the first column related to any package that is installed. If you see an i next to the l...
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help with Xfce Menus
Replies: 36
Views: 637

Re: Need Help with Xfce Menus

Did you install package mint-meta-xfce or the non-mint customized xfce4 package instead? Because that could be the difference. We don't have anything to go on. We don't have a visual, or the system info which could clarify that. Yes, it will disappear, and you have to reboot, depending on what versi...
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install Mint 20 - HDMI TV Not Working.
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Fresh Install Mint 20 - HDMI TV Not Working.

Is the hdmi port on a dedicated gpu card? If so, go into the bios and turn off "onboard" graphics to see if the Mint system will recognize the tv automatically, using the discrete gpu.

Or you can't even see any screen activity like the bios screen even before Mint starts booting?
by zcot
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommendations for resources to understand linux
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Recommendations for resources to understand linux

How deep? LFS: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ Gentoo: https://www.gentoo.org/ Arch: https://archlinux.org/ For me, hanging out on the IRC support channel gives plenty of prompting to go search deep into various topics. A lot are trivial, many are uninteresting, but you get the topics that give you...

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