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by jglen490
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2: why not based on Ubuntu 18.04.03?
Replies: 30
Views: 708

Re: Linux Mint 19.2: why not based on Ubuntu 18.04.03?

So why not ask them? learn to read i did ask the devs right above. Double down on this then you'd be as big of a loser as the person above you is. How peculiar. Did the devs answer you? If not, why pester us here with this useless question? We're not the ones who can give the answer, as should be a...
by jglen490
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to read Hardware Temp Sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: How to read Hardware Temp Sensors

Well, catweazel as usual is right. But, that doesn't mean that everything you need to know is in the man pages. They are more often than not, technical. And unless you understand the technical aspect of which a particular man page speaks, the only thing that will happen is your eyes will turn red an...
by jglen490
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: NVIDIA 304 not getting installed on linux mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: NVIDIA 304 not getting installed on linux mint 19

x17Wolf wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:42 am
Problem is: openGL >3.1 is needed for example for SuperTuxCart.
nouveau doesn't provide this.
Well that may not be fun, but what does the OP ( sapere_777_aude) think - nouveau may actually be useful for the OP :?
by jglen490
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Q. re safe install of plugins for MediaPlayer
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Q. re safe install of plugins for MediaPlayer

The term "bad" does not imply evil or nefarious. Instead they refer to the fact that they support media types that are not typically open source. They work very well. When you plug them in, there will be NO black helicopters circling overhead nor will your PC blow up or have to leave the country :D
by jglen490
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Secondary disk usage problems
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Secondary disk usage problems

Are you asking how to use the specific disk you were using with Windows? Or are you asking how to do something similar under Linux? Fo software installation, Linux executable programs will typically be installed in the / directory structure. There are exceptions, but the reason for doing so is that ...
by jglen490
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Line input from my Casette Player
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Line input from my Casette Player (Solved)

I have a casette player whose stereo output I have connected to line input (the blue 3.5mm jack) on my desktop's sound-card. I believe that is the way to connect an external audio source to my computer for the purpose of sending the audio to my computer's speakers, to my VLC player, or to its CD dr...
by jglen490
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can malware jump from Windows to Linux in a dual boot set up?
Replies: 20
Views: 481

Re: Can malware jump from Windows to Linux in a dual boot set up?

It's not unreasonable to assume that malware can be passed via messaging methods between OSes. What messaging methods? Try clicking on an email link that results in a malware attack - whether from Linux to Windows or Windows to Linux. You have no idea if the link is hosted on a Linux server or Wind...
by jglen490
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can malware jump from Windows to Linux in a dual boot set up?
Replies: 20
Views: 481

Re: Can malware jump from Windows to Linux in a dual boot set up?

It's difficult for malware to "jump", when an OS is not active. It's not unreasonable to assume that malware can be passed via messaging methods between OSes.
by jglen490
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to partition to backup necessary data in linux
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: How to partition to backup necessary data in linux

The purpose of "snpashot" file solutions such as Timeshift and BTRFS tools is reliability, to return to a previously stable position. These properly belong on the drive where the data lives. The primary purpose of backup is recoverability in the event of catatrophic failure - hardware. Backup can al...
by jglen490
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Menu still shows deleted items ?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Menu still shows deleted items ?

The "delete" process, depending on what you used, does not always eliminate everything. Sometimes you need to use the "purge" option to remove all the remnants (i.e., config files, menu entries).
by jglen490
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Installing access to a Synology share with Mint 19.2
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Installing access to a Synology share with Mint 19.2

$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install nfs-common <password> I believe there needs to be another sudo statement in that string to make it $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nfs-common <password> If that doesn't do it, then some previous process (i.e., apt, Synaptic, Muon) left the /var...
by jglen490
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Libre Office Calc crash [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Libre Office Calc crash [Solved]

Congrats on finding the solution and sharing that with the everyone here.
by jglen490
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2

Rocky Bennett wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:24 am
To the OP, I hope that you don't have an SSD. If you have an SSD then just add more RAM.
Not sure what you are getting at - about the SSD comments :?:
by jglen490
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Books on how to move over from Windows 10 to Linux Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 398

Re: Books on how to move over from Windows 10 to Linux Mint?

If you are going to COMPLETELY replace Windows with Mint, the process is fairly simple. Dual booting is a bit more complicated, but not overly so. And, in my not so very humble and extremely jaded opinion, dual booting is a waste of bits, bytes, time, and electrons :D Find out how your MB firmware i...
by jglen490
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Libre Office Calc crash [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Libre Office Calc crash

No, that dpkg command determines if something was incorrectly/incompletely installed and attempts to fix it.

Go into the software installer or synaptic or muon and try to reinstall LO, or see if there are any additional packages to be installed.
by jglen490
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2

Correction, Mint ADDED swap file capability. At no time has Linux abandoned the use of SWAP partitions.
by jglen490
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Libre Office Calc crash [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Libre Office Calc crash

Open a terminal, and enter the following:

Code: Select all

sudo dpkg -C
It should ask you for your password, which is your normal user login password. Then copy the results from the terminal screen and paste into a CODE box (the </> button) in your reply.
by jglen490
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Backup solution with unencrypted/uncompressed files to FTP

Right. The OP is looking for a backup solution, and rsync, or its GUI-based version Grsync, works very well as such a solution.
by jglen490
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Mono Develop
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

Re: Installing Mono Develop

And that may work. But, just for added background there is a mono repository problem as noted at the Kubuntu forums that will take user effort to resolve..
by jglen490
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Libre Office Calc crash [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Libre Office Calc crash

Sorry you're having a hard time with Libre Office - it's normally very stable. A couple of questions: 1) What version of Mint are you one? 2) Did you install Libre Office at the time you installed Mint? 3) If you installed LO later, did you get it from the Software Installer/Synaptic/Muon? Or some o...

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