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by jglen490
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Context for user and root passwords
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Context for user and root passwords

... By contrast in jglen490's response root access is a very narrow exception use case and is best handled with "sudo" procedures suggests to me (from the context and use of the word "exception") that "sudo" takes the root password I think what jglen490 means is that root access when used would be ...
by jglen490
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Context for user and root passwords
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: Context for user and root passwords

Agree. The assumption in many Linux distros (Mint, all the *buntu's) is that root access is a very narrow exception use case and is best handled with "sudo" procedures. Therefore, upon installation these Linux distros only ask for setting up one user with one password that is used for "normal" user-...
by jglen490
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint Has To Be Booted With nomodeset + Software Rendering Mode
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Linux Mint Has To Be Booted With nomodeset + Software Rendering Mode

Looks like a great candidate for the Mate desktop. That's what I use on my Toshiba laptop. Mate has a decent look to it and runs very well on my light weight machine.
by jglen490
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to create ISO with legacy Firefox?
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: How to create ISO with legacy Firefox?

I'm not sure what you mean by "Quantum disaster". Is Firefox not running, or do you have some sort of philosophical difference with the change in how Firefox is made? There are plenty of good browsers available, such as Vivaldi, or you could use Firefox 52ESR for as long as its supported. As noted, ...
by jglen490
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Dvd's won't play
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: Dvd's won't play

Do you have a music player/organizer such as Clementine or Amarok installed?
by jglen490
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any decent alternative to Winamp?
Replies: 23
Views: 541

Re: Any decent alternative to Winamp?

This Clementine is so bad. Can't right click on a folder and Play All. Main window is huge and totally cluttered. Clunky and freezes my computer. I figured out how to make the Open WIth - Clementine appear, but when I tried to do that on a folder with various MP3, the first song played and after th...
by jglen490
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install secondary HDD
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Install secondary HDD

You can do that, in fact you can do both. When I added a second drive (/dev/sdb) to my Kubuntu desktop machine, I used the whole disk as one physical partition (dev/sdb1) and mounted it as a part of /home in parallel with my usual home directory. So on sdb1 it mounts as /home/multimedia. When lookin...
by jglen490
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yet another kernel update question
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Yet another kernel update question

Since you are on LM 17.3, you current kernel is probably in the 3.3 series. While I recall that there is 3.3 kernel that has the Spectre-Meltdown fixes, going to the later 4.4.0-116 should not hurt.

To be sure what the current kernel is, you can run though the kernel list.
by jglen490
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Need a version of Linux Mint 32 bit non-PAE - Lubuntu LXDE is the winner
Replies: 20
Views: 433

Re: Need a version of Linux Mint 32 bit non-PAE

Without knowing the specs on that computer, it would be difficult to recommend anything. However, I have LM 18.2 Mate on my Toshiba laptop and it works well. The specs for that machine are summarized in my signature, below.
by jglen490
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New user cannot install Mint
Replies: 36
Views: 574

Re: New user cannot install Mint

No need for rants at this point! I'm assuming the picture is from booting the USB and not booting the computer, post-install. When you downloaded the LM .ISO file, did you verify the checksum? What did you use to burn the .ISO file to the USB? What are the specs of the target machine for the install...
by jglen490
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 120
Views: 5272

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

In that case, don't hesitate ... :)
by jglen490
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: cinnamon on 18.2 keeps crashing
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: cinnamon on 18.2 keeps crashing

There's a couple of things going on. I started with LM 18.2 Cinnmon on my laptop. It ran fine for a while, but after an update, it kept crashing to its fallback DE. I reinstalled 18.2 with Mate and that worked great! The other is the 4.8 kernel. 18.2 was released before the SPectre/Meltdown party st...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Error in checksum
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Error in checksum

If torrent works for you, then that's a good thing. And even if torrent does checksum computations, always trust but verify. And then after burning the ISO to DVD/USB, verify again.
by jglen490
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 120
Views: 5272

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

... For me preparing the partitions in advance works very well. In fact since my partitions were created a couple years ago (including a striped LVM for the main and 4 standard for bare metal testing) the partitions have not been resized or changed by me. Granted some installers may change things u...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 2353

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

Actually, they didn't ignore you, but it did take time to try and find an answer for you. The fact that the answer was "I don't know" shouldn't be considered as an affront to you. It was an honest answer. Everyone has a different experience and that experience is shaped by expectations. Mine's been ...
by jglen490
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE5 is still disaster
Replies: 37
Views: 2353

Re: KDE5 is still disaster

It's great that some users want to experiment with "frankendistros" and to mix and match various parts. It is what Linux is about. However, when doing so results in a "disaster" and to then blame the tools being used is somewhat disingenuous. I've been using KDE-based distros for about 12 years now ...
by jglen490
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Not vulnerable
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Not vulnerable

There are always risks and there are always exploits, but they are not the same. If it wasn't for the fact that someone happened to discover the CPU "features" that then received the cute names of Spectre and Meltdown, we'd still be ignorant of them. Neither Intel nor AMD were forthcoming until the ...
by jglen490
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File location question
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: File location question

How do you in linux, change where a file is stored? For example, on my Windows box I have five drives, a boot drive, a game drive, a storage drive, and two backup drives. I have documents, music, videos, and pictures going to my "E" drive. Instead of loading on the "C" drive, I have them pointed to...
by jglen490
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED lm18.1-64 cinn. How to upgrade to 18.2 NOT 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: SOLVED lm18.1-64 cinn. How to upgrade to 18.2 NOT 18.3

On the command line, performing an update brings the selection list up to date and identifies new versions of existing software. Performing an upgrade actually installs the new versions of software. Again, on the command line there is an upgrade option that brings in all the software changes that re...

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