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by wedjlok
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading to LM 18.3 with a custom kernel
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Upgrading to LM 18.3 with a custom kernel

I have a question in regards to upgrading to Mint 18.3 from 18.2. I am using a Surface Pro 4 and have the jakeday custom kernel in order to use Mint on my Surface. Currently the kernel that I have installed is 4.14.0-jakeday-surface x86_64 (64 bit) My concern is since there are custom features that ...
by wedjlok
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Synaptics Touchpad stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Synaptics Touchpad stopped working

Yes, it's there, and shows the touchpad. Even when I enable it, though, it doesn't work. Same goes for in LXDE.
by wedjlok
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Synaptics Touchpad stopped working
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Synaptics Touchpad stopped working

The Synaptics touchpad on my Toshiba Satellite C855-S5194 just recently stopped working, and I cannot find a solution. I have looked over past posts and also tried to blacklist as others have suggested on other forums and it is still not working. I'm pretty sure it simply happened after some update,...
by wedjlok
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition

Very true. I got distracted and stopped in the end process of it all and didn't pick up my tracks before realizing what I had done. :(
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

After all of these years. Lol. I don't know that I'll ever be an "expert". I think us Linux users spend more time changing things than actually accomplishing a lot sometimes. To be fair, though, my first foray into 'nix environments was with BSD back in the 90's, and I've been hooked ever since, jus...
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

Looks good indeed. It seems to be back to normal. fstab is changed, blkid verifies, and lsblk shows it as well. Because, hey, I like redundancy. Haha. Sorry to take such a roller coaster ride with it. That's what happens when both my wife and myself are off on the same day and there are distractions...
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

Ok. I'm still on the live USB doing this, but it's done. and the output... UUID=7836adf8-6f6d-4704-9921-81d111b8b7ef / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 UUID=d7154ea7-1bd0-4d24-8a83-e06f1482e6ae none swap sw 0 0 UUID=7308e9f1-5105-433e-af23-e9c3f54e5435 /home ext4 errors=remount-ro,noatime 0 2
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

Ok, booted through the live installer... sudo blkid shows: /dev/sda1: UUID="7836adf8-6f6d-4704-9921-81d111b8b7ef" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="a2167b45-01" /dev/sda3: UUID="7308e9f1-5105-433e-af23-e9c3f54e5435" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="a2167b45-03" /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" /dev/sda5: UUID="d7154ea7-1bd0-4d...
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

fstab is only showing the original / boot partition and the swap. blkid shows them all as mounted though. But from my phone I can't actually paste anything.
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

I'm posting via my phone. I've gone back in and re-ran the PART=sda3 and FMT=ext4 and have that partition mounted now.
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

So it's all partitioned and recognizing everything but I apparently didn't run the very last line command. At this point I'm logging in and ctrl-alt to a terminal because it's not recognizing my home association for the DE login. It appears that everything that was moved to /old_home is where my act...
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

Perfect. Thank you!
by wedjlok
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

Good move :wink: Enter these one lin at a time. Change PART to the home partition assignment. If you formatted the partition to other than ext4 then reflect that in FMT. You can skip sudo rm -r /old_home (next to last line) until after you reboot and check the new home's content. PART=sda3 Good luc...
by wedjlok
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

I'm simply doing it so that i can keep my /home intact and not effected by changing around the distro too much, and in case I change altogether. After all, I'm running Mint with Cinnamon slated and LXDE and Openbox in it's place, so it's an odd setup to begin with.
by wedjlok
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

Awesome! Thank you for your help. I'll let you know how everything went.
by wedjlok
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

Your swap is already toward the end of the disk. When you "shrink" /dev/sda1 the extended partition will remain where it is. Then create a primary partition from the freed-up space. It will most likely get assigned /dev/sda3. Shrink it with gparted from right-to left, i.e., the end of the partition...
by wedjlok
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

Re: Creating a new home partition

That's a bit of what I was most concerned about, since the swap is already labeled as /sda2 with /sd5 nested inside. I would prefer to have my swap at the end, but how would i accomplish that with partitioning for /home if there's not a space between / and /home? But what you said is ideally what I ...
by wedjlok
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Creating a new home partition
Replies: 37
Views: 1188

[SOLVED]Creating a new home partition

I have read (and in the past with other distros actually done it) moving the /home partition outside of the / partition space. And have seen several other posts in this forum as well... But my question is, to me anyway, a little unique. When I installed Mint, I let it do its own thing and put it all...
by wedjlok
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintUpdate within Openbox DE
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: mintUpdate within Openbox DE

My thoughts too. :wink: It's why I suggested Arch as a base; tinkerers' dream but one hell of a learning curve. Keeps the grey matter working. Great to see someone doing this with Mint, though! It just goes to show how flexible GNU+Linux is. Yeah, I'm not a big fan of Arch. It tends to be more of a...
by wedjlok
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mintUpdate within Openbox DE
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: mintUpdate within Openbox DE

mr_raider wrote:Try using the command line tool

mintupdate-tool


If you figured out how to install openbox, you don't need the updater. It's for beginners.
Good idea. Didn't even cross my mind.

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