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by pbear
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Re: shutdown: gnome-keyring-daemon still running
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: shutdown: gnome-keyring-daemon still running

It's a widely-reported issue with Cinn 18.3. Nothing bad happens if you ignore the warning, by the way; it just takes a while to shutdown (about a minute). Best workaround I've seen is to install the Session Manager applet and use that to shutdown or reboot. Details here . FWIW, they seem to have so...
by pbear
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

From your prior threads, I knew I shouldn't touch this one. Won't make that mistake again.
by pbear
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

I know I could probably make 4 LIVE USB's that would keep themselves updated and save the preferences and give them storage space for their personal files and such. Here is the primary question. Can I set it up so that each person has a USB that when inserted either before or after booting to the b...
by pbear
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VBoxGuestAdditions.iso or .vbox-extpack?
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: VBoxGuestAdditions.iso or .vbox-extpack?

I stand corrected. Yes, I've installed directly. And, yes, deleted the repo version, back at 5.0.40.
by pbear
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need to " Align to Grid " - [ Solved by accident ]
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Need to " Align to Grid " - [ Solved by accident ]

AZgl1500 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:58 am
Note to self: when someone needs help, go to VirtualBox and play with that instead. :cry:
And ... take a snapshot first, so you can do anything whatsoever and revert everything with a single stroke. 8)
by pbear
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Disable Lock Screen
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: How to Disable Lock Screen

From Menu, open Control Center. Select Screensaver under Look and Feel. Untick "Lock screen ... " That's also where you set whether to have a screensaver and, if so, which one and how long before it kicks in. Then, click through to Power Management and choose whether you want the system to sleep if ...
by pbear
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows Clock goes Haywire [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: [SOLVED] Windows Clock goes Haywire [SOLVED]

You're welcome. Happy Minting!
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows Clock goes Haywire [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Windows Clock goes Haywire

Probably. Now run timedatectl status. If it says you're using local time and warns about not being able to track daylight savings time, you're good. BTW, in case you don't know, it's pretty easy to fix your Windows clock. Just go to Control Panel: Date & Time.
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Surprise, surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Surprise, surprise

I've done several Timeshift restores, but not one involving kernels. In fact, I always uncheck reinstallation of Grub. If you haven't wiped yet, how about accessing your old kernel the regular way, by intercepting Grub at boot and selecting advanced options. Last but not least, if you're doing a cle...
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VBoxGuestAdditions.iso or .vbox-extpack?
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: VBoxGuestAdditions.iso or .vbox-extpack?

Hey vistad. You realize VBox has an extensive online manual, right? Among many things, includes a section on Extension Packs and a whole chapter on Guest Additions. BTW, if you're still on 5.2.18, you're three updates behind.
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Surprise, surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Surprise, surprise

Surely this cries out for an inxi output. Maybe inxi -Sr?
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make another drive for data?
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: How do I make another drive for data?

Good idea and might be the preferable approach if the Windows install is active. (Not clear to me one way or the other.) Only, it will have to be the whole Windows partition which is mounted, then starplanet can navigate to the appropriate folder in File Manager and bookmark. Also could put in symli...
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Windows Clock goes Haywire [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Windows Clock goes Haywire

Known issue, easily fixed. Open Terminal and run timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 . Can be reverted with timedatectl set-local-rtc 0 and confirmed with timedatectl status. Don‘t worry about daylight savings time. Windows will take care of that. For more options, see Pjotr's article at ELTP , but the abov...
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help requested to enable Audigy 4 Pro breakout box
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Need to add a line to a conf file that I don't seem to have

Haven't yet enabled TimeShift as I'm slightly pressed for space (at the moment). Would appreciate any tips on how to restore backups of any files I've altered via command line from a bootable OS, if that's workable. I see you took the suggestion about modifying the thread title. Hopefully that will...
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I make another drive for data?
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: How do I make another drive for data?

You'll get further with Linux and have less frustration if you let go of the notion that it's obliged to act like Windows. It isn't and it doesn't. Also, there's not much point to challenging things you don't understand or like. Doesn't matter why GParted doesn't set up mount points. It doesn't. As ...
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help requested to enable Audigy 4 Pro breakout box
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Need to add a line to a conf file that I don't seem to have

Hey EssCee. I don't have any experience with sound cards, but this smells like a problem that should be solvable. A few suggestions. 1. Your original question has been answered, but it doesn't solve the problem. I suggest you go back to the first post and edit the thread title to say something like ...
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit unable to burn ISO to blank DVD
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit unable to burn ISO to blank DVD

I wonder whether the problem is the DVD. Don't have much experience with DVDs, but CD-Rs are mostly crap these days.

If you have the ability to boot from USB, that's a better and simpler solution.
by pbear
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: In Linux Mint 18.2 Mate 32 bit, how to use unallocated disk space?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: In Linux Mint 18.2 Mate 32 bit, how to use unallocated disk space?

My main advice, actually, would be to stop using flash drives for your operating system. External hard drives aren't much more expensive, will give much better performance and will last much longer. That said, you have this flash drive. Also, you'd have the same issue cloning to an external hard dri...
by pbear
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem downloading mint 19.1
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: Problem downloading mint 19.1

I intend wiping the disc and just having mint on the laptop. Do yourself a favor. Before you wipe the drive, make a system image backup and create a system recovery disk. (The latter is what you use to boot the system for restoring from the former.) It's a relatively easy process. You'll find it in...
by pbear
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't login to Live USB - Cinnamon 19.1 64bit
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Can't login to Live USB - Cinnamon 19.1 64bit

Hey train_wreck , welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. Which Rufus partition scheme did you use? I always use the first (MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI) and have never had a problem (booting on two laptops, one of each). Another thing you could try is Etcher , which is the utility recommended by...

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