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by jglen490
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: M.2 SSD ?
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: M.2 SSD ?

It depends on how your MB was made. If the m2 connector uses the PCIe bus, then a correct m2 SSD drive will run faster. You need to look at your MB specs first. If you have a users manual/guide for the MB, ti may tell you how the m2 slot is connected. Bottom line an m2 SSD COULD be faster than a SAT...
by jglen490
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use newer Python version for development
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: How to use newer Python version for development

The point is don't eliminate or change the Python version that Linux depends on for running, but you can always install an additional version of Python and reference that newer version of Python in you development.
by jglen490
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to run appimage file with parameters?
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: How to run appimage file with parameters?

It would depend entirely on if the appimage was coded to run that way. That would be up to the developer, and if possible would be described somewhere in the appimage's documentation - if it exists.
by jglen490
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ISO image mounting as hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: ISO image mounting as hard drive

Probably. But it might help to understand what you want to do with the .iso file.
by jglen490
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop

Based on the title of this thread, I'm assuming you want to ADD /dev/sdb to your system, and not replace /dev/sda. If that's the case, decide what you want it to do; such as hold music, videos, games, etc. Of if you want your /home to exist in /dev/sdb rather than /dev/sda. Then boot your system and...
by jglen490
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new to linux
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: new to linux

Welcome to Mint! In looking at the specs for a Dell Optiplex 3010 i5, there seems to be a few sub-models but also seem to commonly have 8GB RAM. 8GB should run most anything, so I think you are good with that platform. Download the most recent Mint 19 version, burn it to a USB thumb drive, attach it...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When to reboot (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: When to reboot

One of those situations where the system may seem a bit "off" from an update, but is straightened out after a reboot. Usually means something in the update process was immediately changed without being reloaded to a memory page, but left in an inconsistent state with respect to some other related pa...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to add a partition for new Linux Mint version?
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: How to add a partition for new Linux Mint version?

The only change-over period is the amount of time it takes to secure (backup) his/her important data, get rid of an insecure OS version (Mint 17), and install a secure OS version (Mint 19). Anything else is a waste of the user's time and gives the illusion of a "clean transition". That being said, i...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy files info
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: copy files info

Faery wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:30 pm
Hello,

When I copy - paste files the window with the status bar does do show me the name of which file is currently being pasted. How can I have a more detailed status pane for the paste function (mint 19.3)?

Thank you very much
What information are you looking for from the process?
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sharing External Drive with Linux and Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Sharing External Drive with Linux and Windows

The OP's original concept dealt with setting up a shared space, which will work fine with NTFS. I agree that a backup strategy is completely different and requires a different solution. Simply, a shared space is not equivalent to a backup. I am doing some work with a local non-profit organization. W...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to add a partition for new Linux Mint version?
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: How to add a partition for new Linux Mint version?

Mint 17 is no longer supported, and with every passing day becomes more of a security liability. I would back up any data files you have there, then clean install Mint 19 in place of Mint 17.
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sharing External Drive with Linux and Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Sharing External Drive with Linux and Windows

In general terms, if both Windows and Linux have applications that deal with the same content, then the data files are shareable. For instance I routinely share .docx files between Windows and Linux. But, not every file's content will be usable between the two. Also, in general, Linux can read and u...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED:Need advice on Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Need advice on Mint

Agree totally on a current Mint, 64 bit, Xfce.
by jglen490
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: When to reboot (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: When to reboot

In most cases, a reboot is required. In most cases an immediate reboot is not required. For both my desktop machine and my laptop, if there are things I want to do or complete or I'm going to reboot anyway later on - I'll wait. But at some point it will be necessary to reboot for most updates to tak...
by jglen490
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager on Dead LM Version Suddenly Awake
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: Update Manager on Dead LM Version Suddenly Awake

If you have the time! here's what I would recommend. 1) Make a backup of your /home - less the "." files and directories. 2) Download a current Mint (i.e. an 18 or 19 version), and burn to a USB drive. 3) Run the updates. Observe the results. If the updates leave you with an unusable Mint 17 or an u...
by jglen490
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Advice on partition and data storage
Replies: 34
Views: 1283

Re: Advice on partition and data storage

I've done this before. Two physical drives. The /, /home/<user>, and SWAP on one drive. /home/multimedia on the other. One rule I follow is NEVER backup to the source drive. If the source drive dies, your backup dies, too. Always backup to an external, detachable drive. One single backup command, su...
by jglen490
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Why is Linux so annoying to use
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: Why is Linux so annoying to use

Been trying to replace Windows 7 with linux, so I installed LM 19.2 XFCE. Seems to work OK but takes 15-20 minutes to boot to the desktop and I can't figure out a number of other issues like how to change the swappiness amount and disable the trackpad. It's like the authors of this distro can't thi...
by jglen490
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Delayed]UEFI mode vs BIOS Legacy mode -- no understanding
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: [Delayed]UEFI mode vs BIOS Legacy mode -- no understanding

UEFI is a great implementation of a system's firmware. Much better/flexible than BIOS. Unfortunately, some MB/laptop makers choose to implement UEFI in a very locked down manner. Who knows why. Microsoft at one point early on "required" the Secure boot be enabled in all circumstances. Later they dis...
by jglen490
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Advice on partition and data storage
Replies: 34
Views: 1283

Re: Advice on partition and data storage

The echo $USER command just displays the current user. To see "ownership" on a specific directory, enter

Code: Select all

ls -al </path/to/directory
by jglen490
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much time does Linux Mint takes to boot up?
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: How much time does Linux Mint takes to boot up?

Every time I see this question, the first thing that comes to mind is "what is the problem". Sure everyone can shave time off the boot sequence, but if you are stopping a service that will have to run later, what have you gained except the illusion of a fast boot. If you must win the boot sequence d...

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