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by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't format USB Stick
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Can't format USB Stick

If you selected the USB drive (and not the optical drive or the primary hard drive) then the USB stick is bad. Basically, the clean all command from diskpart is a low level format of the drive. It sounds like diskpart can't access the drive. You can select it because the operating system recognizes ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't format USB Stick
Replies: 15
Views: 197

Re: Can't format USB Stick

If you have a Windows computer available, I recommend using diskpart . Here is the command line syntax . Insert the USB drive into the Windows computer and open a command prompt as administrator, then enter this: diskpart Wait for the DISKPART> prompt then enter this: list disk The disks will be lis...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Re: Usernames

Captain Kirk's Chair.

The genesis of all command decisions emanate from there.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Windows says credentials are not correct
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Windows says credentials are not correct

Make sure you have not enabled the Mint firewall. If you do, all incoming requests will be blocked. You can enable it but then you will have to create a rule to allow a specific request. I have never done that so I can't offer any help. I just know that the firewall will block your network activity.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mouse does not run with Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Mouse does not run with Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

I have a wireless Logitech mouse and keyboard, M705 and K350, respectively. Both work fine on my iMac 9.1 running Mint 19.0. Run the following command in a terminal and post the output back here between code tags. lsusb Be sure to run the command twice, once for each mouse. Make sure you use the sam...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help expanding partition
Replies: 39
Views: 437

Re: Need help expanding partition

To start with, your Mint root partition is only 20GB. But you've got a /media/root... partition of 130GB. What's on that partition? The optimal answer is to save everything on both of the Mint partitions (/sda5 and /sda6), repartition them into one 150GB partition and reinstall Mint there. Just lett...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs...wonderful
Replies: 13
Views: 646

Re: Dogs...wonderful

Had a chocolate lab for 7 years. I named him Duke. He weighed 112 pounds at his heaviest but his perfect weight was 100 pounds. We had to say goodbye 2 years ago because he was having seizures and the medications just weren't effective. He was the greatest dog I ever had. He loved everyone, loved ca...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub rescue problem
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: grub rescue problem

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 2 524MB 629MB 105MB fat32 EFI System Partition boot, esp This is where Grub should go. You have a GPT partition table and are using UEFI for booting. See the flags at the end of the line? That means the EFI partition is the boot partition and Grub should...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Should I install updates in Mint 19?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Should I install updates in Mint 19?

If you are talking about the updates after the initial install then yes, install those updates. I have three computers running Mint 19 and I've installed those updates without any problems or any post install issues. Yes, your mileage may vary but on the whole those updates are safe and are there fo...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Funny memes about Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 1184

Re: Funny memes about Linux

Moem wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:50 am
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha!!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thank you, Moem. That is so funny because it is SO true!!!
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hurricane Florence. Prepare early!
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Hurricane Florence. Prepare early!

2. Stock up on non-perishable food that does not need much, if any, preparation. Canned food is good. You can survive on cold beans and tuna. Get a manual can opener! -- emphasis added During the fires in Sonoma County, CA in October 2017, we had enough canned food to feed 8 people for a week and f...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How could I accomplish this? Hide / Show bar in Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: How could I accomplish this? Hide / Show bar in Cinnamon

I don't know if the panel can change configuration on the fly. I think you get a choice and that's it. If you want to try, I would recommend the cinnamon.css file as a starting point. You MAY be able to do something with that but I can't say for sure and most likely not. Remember to backup the origi...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [CLOSED-Purely Cinnamon related challenge] How to allow Cairo dock to appear on top of Cinnamon task bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: How to allow Cairo dock to appear on top of Cinnamon task bar?

there has "always" been a taskbar in the desktop environments which I used to work with (apart from Win3.1/3.11), I like the concept and don't even use auto-hide for it. With 16:10 aspect ratio monitors I don't even feel like that I sacrifice valuable screen real estate. I also use a monitor with a...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

Linux has roughly 18 months to position themselves to take a big chunk of Windows users away from Microsoft. Huh? Where is this “18 months” comment coming from? The subscription service starts in January 2020. So roughly 18 months from now. The Linux Community needs to have an alternative ready whe...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 848

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

IT is complex. And that means it can be difficult to keep up with the day-to-day demands of your organization, let alone deliver technological innovation that drives the business forward. In desktop management, this is especially true: the process of creating standard images, deploying devices, tes...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back
Replies: 32
Views: 916

Re: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back

There is a pervasive attitude within the libre software community of writing something (program, driver, component) only with their own itch to scratch as motivation, and the thought that if you want that thing to also do X or Y or Z, then “roll up your own sleeves". The thing is good enough for th...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: changing computers
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: changing computers

You should have a backup of your data anyway. I recommend an external USB hard drive that is at least twice as large as your production hard drive. Amazon has 1 and 2 terabyte USB drives that are inexpensive. Here's a WD Elements 2TB for $60 US . The 4TB is $100 US. I never recommend backup software...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replace osx on imac with linux
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Replace osx on imac with linux

So. i'm of the impression that to don't use the standard LM ISO on a iMac, but rather some form of hybrid ISO that is only used on iMac - - maybe that was for a MacBook Pro ? I've booted LiveUSBs of Mint 17.3 (various DEs) all the way up to Mint 19.x on a Macbook Pro and an iMac. No problems, no fa...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replace osx on imac with linux
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Replace osx on imac with linux

We're going to need a bit more info on these computers. So any specifications you can give us will be helpful. Model, version, pretty much anything to let us know what hardware you have. Mint 19 64-bit should work fine on any Mac. Are you using a wireless keyboard or a standard 104 key non-Mac keybo...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Replace osx on imac with linux
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Replace osx on imac with linux

Here is my system: System: Host: Linux-iMac Kernel: 4.15.0-33-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: desktop System: Apple product: iMac9 1 v: 1.0 serial: N/A Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F2218EA9 serial: N/A UEFI: Appl...

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