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by pbear
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else
Replies: 19
Views: 1465

Re: gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else

When discussing Linux with folks in real life, I'm careful to caution, "Yes it's free, but it's also complicated and very poorly documented."

Enough. So long, and thanks for all the fish.
by pbear
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else
Replies: 19
Views: 1465

gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else

I periodically drop by the Ubuntu forum to see what sort of fun they're having and noticed a thread about gksudo . Turns out it has been dropped in Ubuntu 18.04 and it's not yet clear what one is supposed to use instead. Intrigued, I fire up the Cinnamon 19 beta I have installed in VirtualBox. Try r...
by pbear
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux boots slow after setting up multiboot
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: Linux boots slow after setting up multiboot

Don't know whether this is the problem, but pretty sure there shouldn't be a # in front of the swap UUID (next to last line of fstab).
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses

Ran two trials, neither of which had the problem at issue. Both were single boot installations, using the same drive as the system. To the extent the problem relates to the drive being external, I'd be inclined to suspect a hardware issue rather than blame Timeshift. Anyhoo, here's what I did. Trial...
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Unattended" installation
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: "Unattended" installation

FWIW, it's probably the going back which got you into trouble. Never had the issue myself but have read of it from others. Indeed, I don't go back for that reason. Instead, I start over, which may be why I've never had the issue. You could file a bug report. Mint doesn't control the installer, thoug...
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

Hey sdibaja . Notice I edited my prior post while you were in the process of replying. Sorry about that. Made the change because I THINK I saw the suggestion about Something Else installation somewhere last evening, but not certain (might have been inference) and don't recall where. Anyhoo, I'm now ...
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

I've only just started my research on the topic, but my preliminary understanding is that the main motivation for the switch to swap file (which apparently came in with Ubuntu 17.04) is simplicity. Main disadvantage is that it's complicated to set up for hibernation. Pretty sure you'll still be able...
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Deleting "Healthy (Recovery Partition)"
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Deleting "Healthy (Recovery Partition)"

Recovery Partition is definitely Win10. Don't know what happens if deleted, but too little space to be gained to make it worth the trouble.

If the issue is number of partitions, be aware LM 19 uses a swap file rather than a swap partition, so maybe worth waiting for that to do the reinstall.
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: An experience with Timeshift and the space it uses

With all due respect, you have a long history of "oopsies," so I'd like to see this problem replicated by someone else before concluding there's a fundamental problem with Timeshift. I'll give it a whirl this evening (have stuff to do today), but we need a bunch of tests, not just one or two.
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved. Kernel 4.17 Install
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Kernel 4.17 Install

What kernel are you using now? Almost certainly, what you should be using is the 4.15 kernel. That's very recent and a LTS (long term support) kernel. If it works satisfactorily on your system (computer and peripherals), you should stay with it for so long as you're on LM 18.3. Will receive security...
by pbear
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing 24 hr clock to 12 hr
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Changing 24 hr clock to 12 hr

For reference, here's what that Preference dialog box is supposed to look like in Mate 18.3.
I use the 64-bit version, but can't imagine that matters for this purpose.

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by pbear
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Will uninstalling default programs like Brasero hurt the OS?
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: [SOLVED]Will uninstalling default programs like Brasero hurt the OS?

From the Timeshift website : In RSYNC mode, snapshots are taken using rsync and hard-links. Common files are shared between snapshots which saves disk space. Each snapshot is a full system backup that can be browsed with a file manager. In BTRFS mode, snapshots are taken using the in-built features ...
by pbear
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Will uninstalling default programs like Brasero hurt the OS?
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Will uninstalling default programs like Brasero hurt the OS?

I don't have Timeshift installed... I thought it was a default program. Yes, it's default in 18.3 (all desktops). You want it and should be using. Makes updates (including Level 4) virtually risk free, as you always have the ability to revert to a working version of your system. Click Menu, then lo...
by pbear
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux boots slow after setting up multiboot
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: Linux boots slow after setting up multiboot

Easy to fix. Main thing is you need elevated privileges to edit the file. I prefer GUI, so gksudo xed /etc/fstab; or you could use sudo nano.
by pbear
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint installer does not recognize hard drive
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Mint installer does not recognize hard drive

OmegaD wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:25 pm
I know this isn't a Windows forum, but can you help me understand what all you're recommending here?
No, what you're doing is arguing why you shouldn't have to do any additional work. Okay, don't. Good luck.
by pbear
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Package installer doesn't work in Mint 19 beta?
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Package installer doesn't work in Mint 19 beta?

Please bear in mind, beta versions don't get support. Rather, they are for testing. Also, bug reports don't go on the Forum but, rather, in the Comments on the relevant Blog post announcing each beta's release. FWIW, this issue is mentioned in the very first comment on the Cinnamon blog post and is ...
by pbear
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint installer does not recognize hard drive
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Mint installer does not recognize hard drive

A few thoughts. 1. Yes, you have UEFI . Also, you have to disable secure boot and fast start (the latter is a Control Panel setting). 2. Rather than a third party tutorial, use the official Mint Installation Guide . I'm not going to wade through your tutorial to error-check it, but the last time som...
by pbear
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade Mint directly from 18.2 to 19
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Upgrade Mint directly from 18.2 to 19

Another big difference between upgrade and reinstall is that, in the latter, software needs to be reinstalled also. This is true even if one has a home partition. Reinstall has advantages, by the way, and I've noticed is the preferred path of many senior users. For example, clears out a lot of extra...
by pbear
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Switch PlayOnLinux to amd64
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Switch PlayOnLinux to amd64

Did you run sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386? Needed for Wine to work on 64-bit and PoL is just a front-end for Wine.
by pbear
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: unable to install LM 18.3 on multiboot system - grub issue
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: unable to install LM 18.3 on multiboot system - grub issue

The whole point of a trial would be to answer the first question. The second you could answer with a little research. Considering ext4 is ten years old, bloody unlikely it's not supported since I see DFSee is still being maintained. BTW, yes, you would still install Grub to the Mint partition (rathe...

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