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by jglen490
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Launching Synaptic Package Manager from CLI produces Gtk-CRITICAL **
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: Launching Synaptic Package Manager from CLI produces Gtk-CRITICAL **

Hello everyone... This is my first post on Linux Mint, and coincidentally, I am a neophyte when it comes to the Linux Mint distro, and the Linux OS as a whole - so please forgive me in advance if I am misusing syntax, terminology, etc... I've been using Linux Mint for the past week and haven't been...
by jglen490
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation error on motherboard A320M -S2H
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Installation error on motherboard A320M -S2H

What was the reason for the BIOS update? What does F24 fix? Is there some feature of F24 that you are trying to take advantage of that was interfering with Mint? There are lots of really good reasons for updating the BIOS/firmware, but in general, if it ain't broke don't fix it. The BIOS/firmware is...
by jglen490
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Fresh install or upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Fresh install or upgrade

Whatever you do, backup your /home - FIRST! There are a lot of backup products in available in Linux. I just use rsync on the command line to an external USB hard drive. Then download whatever .iso you want, verify the checksum, burn it to a thumbdrive, and proceed to install. You're already on Mint...
by jglen490
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 25
Views: 397

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

The oldest son can be the "sys admin" for both OSes, if necessary. No one is going to love computing from a USB thumb drive. The Win7 would not need to be split into seperate accounts. Just setup to not auto-update and that setting secured so it cannot be changed. The oldest son is not reliable. I ...
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recommended CPU
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Recommended CPU

The difference between the Matrox and Radeon video is likely a driver issue, rather than the cards, as such. if it's happy with the Radeon, and runs alright, just let it stay there!
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install mint on SSD+HDD it's better to use LVM or normal partitions?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Install mint on SSD+HDD it's better to use LVM or normal partitions?

Use normal partitions. LVM is not necessary for small computing environments, especially with mixed drives of very unequal performance characteristics such as an SSD with a spinning drive.
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: operating system installation method / source
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: operating system installation method / source

Agree completely. I've done both, recently, and the USB thumb drive was much faster.
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 25
Views: 397

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

All the major distros have GUIs. Terminals are great, but not absolutely necessary - and that's for both Windows AND Linux. If you setup both Windows and Linux in a dual boot situation, and have appropriate while separate user accounts on each OS, then each user can have a good, responsive computing...
by jglen490
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub error: unknown filesystem
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Grub error: unknown filesystem

When installing something, especially and OS, from a device where you boot to that device directly from the motherboard's firmware (UEFI, BIOS) a very basic filesystem works the best for the firmware to understand the structure. It's not that fat32 is superior to anything else, but rather it's very ...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub error: unknown filesystem
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Grub error: unknown filesystem

Interesting, but what I actually said was to boot the Linux Mint installation medium, maybe you'll have more luck with that one (if it works you can then install boot-repair to the Linux Mint live environment as explained in the article I linked). You can also try and go to your UEFI's settings and...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED --- How do I uninstall Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: How do I uninstall Mint

I want to end up with a computer that DOES NOT have linux mint or grub on it. One set of instructions listed so far simply restored the GRUB boot menu with mint still installed on the secondary drive. I removed the secondary drive and attempted to start the computer using a freshly made WIN RECOVER...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 6 unimportant newbie questions
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: 6 unimportant newbie questions

Still getting used to Linux... but loving it. I have 6 silly questions... - Terminal - why can't i paste using the keybaord? I have to right click and paste. Annoying. Depends on how the terminal is written - How do I get the path of a folder just using keyboard? In Windows I hit Alt+D. This works ...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: boot messages are not being logged
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: boot messages are not being logged

Open a terminal and enter

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dmesg
. You should see a replay of your current messages. Then

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cd /var/log
and list the directory

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ls
. You should see a large variety of logs, all of which are available for your viewing pleasure.
by jglen490
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Large Number of Files in Home Directory?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Large Number of Files in Home Directory?

Not exactly "normal". However, I note that you have a directory named "hplip-3.18.12" and a whole bunch of hplip related individual files. It looks like you downloaded the HP printer driver (3.18.12), and extracted the zip file. So, have you actually installed HPLIP? And i is it working? If yes to b...
by jglen490
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Also, check the model number - it might be a PAU06 rather than 9A06.
by jglen490
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Getting Panda USB wireless network adapter to work with Linux Mint 18.3

Panda generally works well with Linux. My Panda PAU09 was perfectly plug and play. Running the inxi command shown below shows a Ralink chip in this Panda and the rt2800usb driver. You try that same command line entry to see what comes back. Post the results in a CODE box (</> button) in your reply. ...
by jglen490
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED..My error NO- trouble installing 19.1 from 18.3
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: SOLVED..My error NO- trouble installing 19.1 from 18.3

It's never a waste of time when you define a problem and find a solution within the same thread!

Good work!
by jglen490
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: This computer has 0 bytes left?
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: This computer has 0 bytes left?

Well, actually, rsync is run on the command line, and Grsync is an rsync GUI frontend. Anyway, if you think about backups with the objective of being able to recover some data, and if you think about the possibility of a hard disk crashing/dying, then the perhaps you might come to the conclusion tha...
by jglen490
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Multiple Problems] Install, errors, startup, wifi, bluetooth, etc
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: [Multiple Problems] Install, errors, startup, wifi, bluetooth, etc

Wish I could see the link with the picture, but that aside. As noted, above you can let the installer decide what your partitioning should be, or you can decide yourself - both are options. A SWAP partition, or a swap file (not the same things) are usually accepted needs for a Linux system. Linux ma...

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