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by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 153
Views: 5211

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Star Trek - First Contact. Main title theme. Composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith. Spacewalk . Love theme from the movie Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Composed and conducted by Thomas Newman. If you haven't heard compositions by Jerry Goldsmith, you are missing some of ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cinnamon versus KDE
Replies: 29
Views: 10391

Re: Cinnamon versus KDE

My first install of any type of Linux was just the default download of Ubuntu. Not bad, but it wasn't "just right." I then tried the default install of Zorin 9. It was okay but uninspiring. Coming directly from Windows I can see that my expectations were somewhat Windows tarnished. Not fair I know, ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mate Clock applet...
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Mate Clock applet...

If you suspect that file, get the file properties (size, date, etc.) then make a change to the applet; add another location. Then recheck the properties. If they don't change, then most likely it's not the file you're looking for. However, if it changes that doesn't necessarily mean it IS the file. ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Wallpaper zoomed, and cannot be changed
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Wallpaper zoomed, and cannot be changed

The resolution of 1366x728 is 683:364. The resolution you mention, 1920x1080 is 16:9 (commonly called HD). 1366x 7 6 8 is almost 16:9 but it's off by just a little. And that little bit can cause some strangeness with perfectly sized backgrounds. It doesn't sound like a background image resolution pr...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IRS Moved to Linux But ...
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: IRS Moved to Linux But ...

I know that their desktop systems are running Windows so they must know about the hell of Super Tuesdays. I guess they don't care if their servers are as unsecure and vulnerable as their desktops. They can always trot Lois Lerner out and claim "the hard drive crashed."
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS Going to Linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 801

Re: MS Going to Linux?

Microsoft is cognizant of how leaky and unsecure the Windows NT kernel has become. When I worked IT for a "world-wide major banking corporation" we would dread the second Tuesday of each month because there was always a good number of patches to Windows. One or two were usually critical updates that...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint 17 and 18 and now 19 AMD GPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!
Replies: 108
Views: 62962

Re: Mint 17 and 18 and now 19 AMD GPU drivers! Look here before doing anything!

The only option I can think about is that there is something from Nvidia left in /home but I have no clue were and why Create a new user and logon with that account. If the problem goes away, then yes there is something in the /home folder for your main user account. If the problem persists, then y...
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Flash Drive asking wrong user for password
Replies: 44
Views: 592

Re: Flash Drive asking wrong user for password

"Authentication is required to unmount SanDisk Corporation Flash Drive..." There is a small partition on the flash drive that holds files and programs from SanDisk. It's not needed. Most of it is encryption software provided by SanDisk to keep your files safe while in Windows. There is an installab...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 211

Re: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor

I have single monitor systems at home because I just don't need two. However, I have a dual monitor setup at work. I need multiple monitors due to the nature of my work. Though I would prefer one large monitor for ease of use, I also need glasses. A single monitor would mean a curved monitor and pro...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet

This is all part of the plan. Microsoft is making sure that errors crop up in Windows and Office so when they change their kernel to Linux, every Windows user will say, "FINALLY!"
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't format USB Stick
Replies: 16
Views: 325

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: 16
Views: 325

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: 47
Views: 1217

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: 624

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: 582

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: 441

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: 667

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: 372

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: 106

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: 1281

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!!!

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