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by urdrwho
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: I think I am stuck on Mate or is it just me
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: I think I am stuck on Mate or is it just me

That is how it feels, it just fits and it all works well. MATE is like that comfortable shoe. It doesn't look snazzy but it doesn't make your feet hurt, either. ;) Although I have to say, Cinnamon has made great progress, a lot of work is being done on it. But as far as integrated desktops like that...
by urdrwho
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: I think I am stuck on Mate or is it just me
Replies: 5
Views: 287

I think I am stuck on Mate or is it just me

Every once in a while I get on a kick to make a partition and check out other distros and DE's. This time I gave Manjaro a try with all their DE's. Ok, not bad but being a DEB guy I wasn't into learning new tricks. Installed Mint XFCE and played with it for a while. It just was't Mate and I really c...
by urdrwho
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Removing tons of fonts !
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: Removing tons of fonts !

I'm jumping in on this font discussion and wonder if there is a lot of font bloat. I haven't removed any and this is what I have and ask myself, do I need a punjabi font? john@john-Satellite-P855:~$ du -d 2 /usr/share/fonts 4544 /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts 4548 /usr/share/fonts/type1 86692 /usr/s...
by urdrwho
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Files have just disappeared
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Files have just disappeared

Agreed and I still don't know what happened to the non-hidden files. Weird. Almost like an entire folders had everything inside deleted.
by urdrwho
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Testing on another partition and boot fix
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Testing on another partition and boot fix

Thanks.

That simple quick terminal command saves me from ticking off each on in the repository and installing. :)
by urdrwho
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon or mate
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Mint 19.1 Cinnamon or mate

I'm not really a newbie, I've been using mint for a while. First used Cinnamon and then Mate. Mate has been my current daily DE. I've always liked Cinnamon but for a while I had an older computer and went with Mate. Plus the old comp was Nvidia and that was always problematic. My current laptop has ...
by urdrwho
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Testing on another partition and boot fix
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Testing on another partition and boot fix

Been running a dual boot win / mate 19.1 for a while now. Recently I decided to check out another distro, Manjaro XFCE on separate partition. I decided it wasn't working for me and while in my working Mint I removed the partition and preformed a grub update. Rebooted and no grub, only a different lo...
by urdrwho
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Files have just disappeared
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Files have just disappeared

Along with my Mate 19.1, recently made extra partitions and I installed Mint XCFE on one of my partitions. It ran well but decided to remove XCFE (delete partitions) and had a bad experience with the computer not re-booting. So I created partitions again and installed Mint Mate so that it would rebu...
by urdrwho
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub

Should have let well enough alone! I installed XFCE and moved my home folder stuff to XFCE. I knew it might kill XFCE but I was just playing around. Didn't like what I saw so I went back to Mint Mate BUT now Mint Mate has a screen that is jumping and no panels, no menu, etc. Used terminal commands t...
by urdrwho
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub

I'm going to try. I'm happy with Mate but I want to check out XFCE. For some reason I can't boot my ISO from the DVD drive, I have tried all different methods. It will boot fro the DVD drive if I set BIOS to CSM but then when I go to install I get a message that is something about EFI or something. ...
by urdrwho
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub Solved

My first problem was getting into BIOS to turn fast boot back to normal. I new which keys to hit but they weren't working and then I saw a post about pressing the key before turning on the computer. That worked and I set things in BIOS. Then I could boot from SuperGrub on a flash drive. Picked the p...
by urdrwho
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub

I've made it to busy box and then it stops at the Initramfs. I used these commands but replaced the partitions with my given partitions. I had high hopes when I saw all the lines running but then it stopped at the Initramfs. https://www.linux.com/learn/how-rescue-non-booting-grub-2-linux grub> ls (h...
by urdrwho
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub

I'm thinking something is amiss because I can't boot to any media. The computer immediately goes to grub.
by urdrwho
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub

That didn't work.

This is a pic of what it goes to when it boots.
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by urdrwho
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Installed Mint failed and now stuck in grub

Yikes what happened. I've been running Mint 19.1 Mate and decided to add XFCE to the mix. The installation of XFCE went fine except at the end, I received an error message that the install failed. Now I can't boot into Windows, Mate or XFCE. It gets stuck with a Grub prompt. The top of the screen sa...
by urdrwho
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I remove Manjaro
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: How do I remove Manjaro

Thanks.

My take-away is this:

While keeping my daily Mint intact, I can install another Mint on the Manjaro partition. It will install Grub and then I can boot into my daily Mint, delete the partitions, complete a Grub update and everything should be ok.
by urdrwho
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I remove Manjaro
Replies: 6
Views: 237

How do I remove Manjaro

I'm been using Mint for a long time and got a bug in me to check out Manjaro. I installed it on two separate partitions root and home. Actually Manjaro wanted a third partition in fat32 for a boot and esp (?). I guess it comes down to the dog you know and before Mint I was using Kubuntu. All the ter...
by urdrwho
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 19 and haven't installed Nvidia drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Mint 19 and haven't installed Nvidia drivers

It was running 17 and didn't know that 18.04 dropped support. I'm glad that Nouveau is running so well on it because in the past Nouveau was not a friend on some of the older computers I have lying around. Think I'll just let it be and not mess with something that is working. The old 304 driver supp...
by urdrwho
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 19 and haven't installed Nvidia drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Mint 19 and haven't installed Nvidia drivers

On a box that sits in the kitchen, I decided to install Mint 19.1 and it runs great. Normally on that older computer, to stop freezing and r screen tear I need to install the Nvidia driver (304?) I think. So far without the driver installed nobody has seen any screen tear or freezing. Be it new or o...
by urdrwho
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Sudo, gksudo for opening text from terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Sudo, gksudo for opening text from terminal

Thanks. Seems like a few more keystrokes are needed these days.
Pjotr wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:17 pm
This is an explanation of the new situation in 19.1:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -root.html

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