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by CaptainKirksChair
Sun May 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

Not sure why you would use any backup software at all. Just get an external USB hard drive that is large enough in size to store your backups. So, if you have a 1TB hard drive I would recommend a 4TB external USB hard drive. Create a folder for each computer you backup. Then just drag and drop your ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat May 23, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how can I force browsers to respect preferred file manager
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: how can I force browsers to respect preferred file manager

I can't guarantee success, but you can try this. Create a new folder on your desktop. The name doesn't matter as you will be deleting it when you are done. Right click it and choose Open With > Another Application. (I'm giving you the Cinnamon equivalents since I don't know XFCE.) From the list, cho...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon May 18, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft and open source and Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Microsift and open source and Linux

Yeah. I just read this. It still comes down to Microsoft needing a way to lose the NT kernel due to its holes and just being buggy overall. Trust me, the second Tuesday of every month is "Super Tuesday" for every IT department because there are usually 10-15 Windows patches to install. Some are reco...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat May 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 14280

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

To me, it's called a Graphical User Interface for a reason. It's supposed to be graphical. Not some ugly, flat, colorless, boring, icon theme. If you like the flat icons, then stop calling it a GUI, because it's not.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat May 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Another Mint won't dual boot...sorry in advance
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Another Mint won't dual boot...sorry in advance

When you dual boot Mint with Windows, you must be aware of UEFI partition and where it resides. The screen shot below is of my iMac 9.1 with Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. https://i.imgur.com/i5kA8FK.png Boot to a LiveUSB of Mint again and open Gparted. You will see your partitions. The one that says EFI Syste...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu May 07, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Award for breaking MS Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Award for breaking MS Linux

So Microsoft is admitting that a Linux based server OS is superior to their Windows NT based server OS. Because that is the ONLY thing the article said.
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 799
Views: 49597

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

The numbers are in. The Chinese coronavirus is the flu. Nothing more. In the United States, over 80,000 people died from the flu in 2018. What is said about it? Nothing. "My 85 year old grandmother died of the flu." "Oh, that's awful. But...you know...the flu." That's the way we feel about the flu b...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Black screen and underscore after Grub menu
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Black screen and underscore after Grub menu

You must edit your /etc/default/grub file. Make a copy before you make any changes. Then go to the line that has "quiet splash". You can leave "quiet splash" just add the parameters you want. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" Just make sure you put your options before or after the "quiet spl...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How common is the Nvidia driver not loading in Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: How common is the Nvidia driver not loading in Mint

I have an iMac 9.1 with an nVidia driver. It loads fine. When I boot, the nVidia logo screen appears for a split second. All of my problems with video and Mint have to do with the Apple version of the AMD Radeon Mobility driver.
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Corona virus (COVID-19)
Replies: 799
Views: 49597

Re: Corona virus (COVID-19)

In the United States influenza kills about 15k to 20k people each year (flu season). Why don't we end sporting event seasons or close schools or have Google give us the "5" during every flu season? This fear mongering about COVID-19 is all a bunch of BS. Just do a browser search on how many people d...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot maximize any window to fullscreen while Docky is running.
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Re: [SOLVED] Cannot maximize any window to fullscreen while Docky is running.

When I first installed Mint on a laptop, I used Docky. Everyone raved about it but I found it not to my liking. (I'm trying to be diplomatic.) I read a post recommending Cairo Dock and I have been using it exclusively since. I see you went the other way. Docky just didn't do what I wanted. Cairo Doc...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] System destroyed by UPS app! Need help asap!
Replies: 30
Views: 1449

Re: System destroyed by UPS app! Need help asap!

When you say "a live 19.2 Mint" I'm guessing you mean a LiveUSB with the Mint 19.2 version. You also speak about Windows as if this is a dual-boot system. I will be going on those assumptions. If your data is intact, my recommendation is to attach a large enough USB drive to the system and backup yo...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Suddenly, I need my password to print.
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Suddenly, I need my password to print.

Create a new user account (admin) and login to it. Create documents and try printing. If no password is required, that's a good start. Then try printing one of the "failed" documents from your original user account but don't copy it to the new account's home folder. After that, do copy it to new acc...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: File Moving/Copying UI
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: File Moving/Copying UI

If this is a new build of Mint, are you choosing to encrypt the Home folder? If so, don't. I have never had that option work. I would get different results whenever I tried regardless of the distro I used. The best option is to leave that box unchecked.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Will Linux ever have an Americanized Dictionary?
Replies: 29
Views: 2045

Re: Will Linux ever have an Americanized Dictionary?

I work in a business in the United States and some domain admin forgot to set the dictionary to English (US). So I realise the colour in the centre of the harbour has this grey mould like hue. By the way, English (CA) is the language pack from California...dude. Let's smoke a blunt and catch some wa...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Medieval Latin.
Replies: 158
Views: 14064

Re: Medieval Latin.

If you want a good fictional read about that time period, read Michael Crichton's Timeline. As with Crichton's other books, it is a good blend of fiction, science, and action. I personally think it's one of his best.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Plagues...
Replies: 119
Views: 8360

Re: Plagues...

I use the same desktop wallpaper all the time. I just do.

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Portreve wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:56 am
“One day, we'll go to Store to buy product, and go to theater to see Movie.”
From the 1985 TV show Otherworld.

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by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Totally Mint..!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

Re: Totally Mint..!!

I keep my Win 10 partition around just for the license. If I ever give up this laptop, I can remove the Mint partition and restore it to Win 10 if the new user wants that. I've never booted into Win10 so the new user would be able to configure Win10 as if it were new. The warranty won't be voided ei...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub refuses to use theme icon
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Grub refuses to use theme icon

Can anyone help me out? Either edit the theme.txt file to point to the correct image, or simply replace the theme's image with your own by copying your image over the top of the original using the original name. I recommend the answer provided here by Kadaitcha Man . I originally had to copy the li...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 Linux Mint Grub theme keeps overriding custom [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Re: 19.3 Linux Mint Grub theme keeps overriding custom [Solved]

A little late to the game... You can also edit the 60_mint-theme.cfg file in the \etc\default\grub.d folder. By default it reads this: #! /bin/sh set -e GRUB_FONT="/boot/grub/fonts/UbuntuMono16.pf2" GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/linuxmint/theme.txt" Just change it to your theme-specific files. #! /b...

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