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by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help expanding partition
Replies: 39
Views: 378

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: 515

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: 314

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: 88

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: 21
Views: 609

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: 278

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: 131

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: 319

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: 715

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: 715

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: 797

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: 280

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: 238

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: 238

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: 238

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...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [CLOSED-Purely Cinnamon related challenge] How to allow Cairo dock to appear on top of Cinnamon task bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

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

I believe the problem lies in that Cinnamon interprets Cairo-Dock as just another application and not something akin to the Cinnamon panel. So your options for the panel are: Always Show, Auto Hide, Intelligently Hide. I tried all three with my implementation of Cairo-Dock and nothing produced what ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can someone recommend an AntiVirus program?
Replies: 27
Views: 531

Re: Can someone recommend an AntiVirus program?

Linux. The perfect anti-virus program.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 55
Views: 1288

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

I one of those that won't agree this is a must. I never do this. Back your stuff up. I get the feeling sometimes half the trouble people have come from systems they've upgraded instead of doing reinstalls. I personally think upgrading is fine for .1, .2, and .3 but would never upgrade to the new fu...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 55
Views: 1288

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

Always partition the drive you are using for Linux with separate Root, Home, and Swap partitions. This is a MUST for Linux. I know many will not agree with that assessment but I always see a forum topic such as Upgrade to Linux version failed or Lost all my data during upgrade or similar items. If ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: SD car is write protected
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: SD car is write protected

kazemimorteza68 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:57 am
Thanks.
but this SD car don't have any lock slider.
Well, according to what you told us in the first post, it is one of these two devices.

If it's the larger one, then yes it does have a lock slider. If it's the smaller one, you should have been more specific in your first post.

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