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by pbear
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how do i remove all chromium residues?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: how do i remove all chromium residues?

You're talking about the notorious chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra package. There are many threads about it, so not an unreasonable question, but you could have searched first. Of many explanations, see this one by karlchen . Long story short, you probably want the package and certainly shouldn't be re...
by pbear
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1 looking for swap at boot, but I don't have one.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Mint 19.1 looking for swap at boot, but I don't have one.

Thanks for the head's up. Have bookmarked your tutorial.
by pbear
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1 looking for swap at boot, but I don't have one.
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Mint 19.1 looking for swap at boot, but I don't have one.

I'm a little surprised no one has picked this up, but the Forum is a bit slow these days, so maybe that's why. Anyhoo, I'm just beginning to learn about swapfile, so can't give a tried-and-true solution to your problem. I'm pretty sure, though, that you have to resolve the conflict one way or the ot...
by pbear
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Running Mint from a USB stick
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Running Mint from a USB stick

I will be using someone else's computer for a couple of weeks and I was thinking about installing some version of Linux Mint onto a USB stick, so I can have my programs, my stuff and my configs in one place without affecting the host machine (which is trusted, by the way). I've never attempted anyt...
by pbear
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: print one page of PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: print one page of PDF

I think that line was actually a pun. Fair enough. Or, perhaps, irony. In any event, misleading to newbies. If that's the intent, chazb , I'd suggest something along the lines of "It's said, you can damage your system by making changes as root, but I've discovered you can do just as much damage wit...
by pbear
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: print one page of PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: print one page of PDF

Regarding your new sig line, "It is said, if you use root to make changes to your OS you could damage your system. But I have discovered that you can do far more damage with sudo." Let's start with, sudo is root. Temporary, but same powers. No more, no less. The hazard with running as root itself is...
by pbear
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to roll back to a previous kernel without keyboard ?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: How to roll back to a previous kernel without keyboard ?

In case it's not clear, eta24, bringing up the Grub menu at boot gets around the problem because the new kernel won't have loaded yet.
by pbear
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can Mint be installed without it touching the boot drive at all?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Can Mint be installed without it touching the boot drive at all?

The installer doesn't need to touch your current boot drive. It allows you to choose the drive to put the bootloader on. Perhaps you missed that option when you performed the installation. Alas, it's not that simple. When booted in UEFI, the Ubuntu/Mint installer has a bug which causes it to bollix...
by pbear
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really weired stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Really weired stuff

How do I do this in the Terminal. Well, that's only one of two ways. For Terminal, simply run timeshift (lower case "T") and follow instructions. Alternatively, and perhaps easier if you're GUI inclined, boot a live 18.3 or later USB/DVD, which will have Timeshift installed. The live version can't ...
by pbear
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really weired stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Really weired stuff

chazb wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Is there a way to restore all LM 18.3? Or at least get what is missing back?
Sure, restore a Timeshift snapshot (or other system backup) from before the misadventure.
by pbear
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting an error message I don't understand.
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Getting an error message I don't understand.

From the article karl linked, pretty sure nothing Wine related is installed to your system. You can confirm by running dpkg-query --list ‘wine*’ in Terminal. Rather, if I understand correctly, the Wine components are inside the snap environment.
by pbear
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MOK - what just happened?
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: MOK - what just happened?

Site search for 'MOK' returned zero posts. A bit off topic, but want to explain this as you went to the trouble of searching. FYI, the Forum's search engine does not support three character terms, which affects a lot of searches. One workaround (works on Google and most other engines) is to search ...
by pbear
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What does "Create Disk Image" actually do?
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: What does "Create Disk Image" actually do?

FWIW, Windows does have the rough equivalent of a live session. A system repair disk boots this way, for example, and that's how one restores a system image backup. The image backup utility itself, though, indeed runs from a regular session. No idea how, but I've always assumed it's a resource inten...
by pbear
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Add Windows 10 UEFI to Grub2
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Add Windows 10 UEFI to Grub2

Hey mu1234 , pretty sure you're making this unnecessarily difficult. Tinkering with Grub config files is advanced stuff. Probably all you needed to do was run sudo update-grub after installation to pick up Windows. (It's a common problem.) I'd suggest you reinstall Grub, manually or with Timeshift (...
by pbear
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The number after the point in Mint versions
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: The number after the point in Mint versions

Point releases (.1, etc.) come at roughly six month intervals. Mint follows the Ubuntu release schedule. So, LM19 (released June 2018) was based on Ubuntu 18.04 (released Apr'18). LM19.1 is based on Ubuntu 18.04.1. And so on. LM20 will be based on Ubuntu 20.04.
by pbear
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa
Replies: 27
Views: 593

Re: New to Mint 19.1 Tessa

Silly question: Why are you so keen to use Panel rather than Desktop? There's much more room on the Desktop. For that matter, it's not difficult to open things from Menu. Frankly, it seems to me you're making things more difficult than they need to be. ETA: Forgot to mention. In an earlier post, you...
by pbear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying to USB
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Copying to USB

For comparison, I've copied 120 GB in data files (including music, pictures and videos) from my internal hard drive (ext4) to an external data partition formatted NTFS so it could serve as a second backup for my Windows system. For that matter, I sync my internal drive from Windows with another NTFS...
by pbear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What does "Create Disk Image" actually do?
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: What does "Create Disk Image" actually do?

Hey Ken . Just gave it a look. When I tried to make a Disks image backup of my running Mint system, it required confirmation that the source drive should be unmounted, which when given produced an error code. IOW, yes, to do what you want, Disks would have to be run from a live session. If you're go...
by pbear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Windows 7 won't boot after intalling Linux Mint on flash drive
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: {Solved} Windows 7 won't boot after intalling Linux Mint on flash drive

Congratulations. Be aware Manjaro doesn't play well in a multi-boot system unless given primary Grub. I run it on a separate flash drive for that very reason, which would be easy as you already have one. Conversely, if you think Manjaro is likely where you'll end up, Mint runs fine from secondary.
by pbear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Did Mint brick my mobo?
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Did Mint brick my mobo?

Linux unable to use a shiny new GPU wouldn't be surprising, as there's usually a lag until it's incorporated into the kernel or a driver offered. From there to mobo failure, though, should require something else not really the OS's fault. Whether likely to repeat will depend on the nature of the som...

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