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by jglen490
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Failed LM XFCE Install

Thank you for your help. Here's what I did. I added Brandon Snider's cdrtools PPA (found at https://launchpad.net/~brandonsnider/+archive/ubuntu/cdrtools), updated, and then downloaded the cdrecord and mkisofs packages. Then I ran K3b and burned the XFCE and Mate ISOs again. I installed Mate on my l...
by jglen490
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to ensure Mint is secure from Spectre & Meltdown?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: How to ensure Mint is secure from Spectre & Meltdown?

I'm not sure one can "ensure" that Meltdown and Spectre won't hurt. Mitigate, yes. Diligence, yes. Ensure, not today. It's a vulnerability, not an exploit - at least today. This, like everything else pertaining to security, is mitigated by diligently applying patches to the OS and applicat...
by jglen490
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Failed LM XFCE Install

I just ran through a download-verify-burn-verify-install-reboot sequence with a fresh linuxmint-18.2-xfce-64bit.iso and it installed and logged in just like it always does -----> Not a bug. You can check a DVD burn like this... sudo bash -c 'head -c $(isosize /dev/sr0) /dev/sr0 | sha256...
by jglen490
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Failed LM XFCE Install

O.K., thanks!

When I get some time, I will give 18.2 Mate try. Hoping the installer doesn't misbehave :wink:
by jglen490
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Failed LM XFCE Install

O.K., done! Thanks all for looking so far. I originally had 18.2 Cinnamon on the laptop, but there were issues with the graphics card during various Meltdown/Spectre efforts that were annoying, but didn't completely destroy the user interface. Thus, I went to XFCE which failed even with a spot-on SH...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Failed LM XFCE Install

I downloaded, verified, wrote to DVD, verified, inserted the DVD and cold booted. The DVD booted successfully and presented the same interface all three times, and (without a stop watch) in approximately the same time. I am very familiar with the *buntu style installer, and everything presented as i...
by jglen490
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 12
Views: 228

[SOLVED] Failed LM XFCE Install

After trying to deal with the Meltdown cluster on my laptop and ending up with (LM 18.2) Cinnamon crashes, I decided to try LM 18.2 XFCE. Another DVD of disappointment. I downloaded and burned the iso to a DVD (yes I did check the SHA256 sum). It ran through the installer as if it was installing. At...
by jglen490
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Cinnamon Crash

Perhaps the solution is a different LM 18.2 DE?
by jglen490
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Cinnamon Crash

So for the ati radeon xpress 200m, the driver is as good as it gets.
by jglen490
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Cinnamon Crash

So after a time of having 18.2 Cinnamon successfully installed on my laptop, this whole Meltdown and Spectre thing came into view. I tried all the right things making sure the microcode was updated and the latest, proper, Linux kernel was installed. And every time I rebooted, Cinnamon crashed. I rei...
by jglen490
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Level 1-3 updates good enough? [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 796

Re: Level 1-3 updates good enough?

Ya know, maybe some of these folks who admit to not knowing it all should listen to the reasoning and understanding of those who do have most of the answers. Programming languages are key to the operation of Linux. Higher level applications such as Firefox, LibreOffice, and others can be safely unin...
by jglen490
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Level 1-3 updates good enough? [SOLVED]
Replies: 34
Views: 796

Re: Level 1-3 updates good enough?

Not running kernel updates is a sure way to become less secure, not more. You can control WHICH kernel you have, but keep applying the updates for that kernel. It may not be "gospel", but it is the truth.
by jglen490
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Low drive space complaints
Replies: 21
Views: 370

Re: Low drive space complaints

The real problem is, why is the original drive getting "low"? What size is the drive? Is that drive a single partition for the entire Linux installation on your computer? Have you been maintaining your Linux space by removing old kernels? Have you given thought to making the new drive an e...
by jglen490
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 Login Screen Prompts for Password Over and Over Again
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Mint 18.3 Login Screen Prompts for Password Over and Over Again

Did you install LibreOffice from the repos, or from some other location?

Did anything unusual happen during the install of LO?

Did anything unusual happen right after the install of LO?
by jglen490
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: router just with ethernet cable connectivity
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: router just with ethernet cable connectivity

Your cable modem coupled with something like https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124160 should work well. I'm not recommending this specific ethernet-only router, but it is one of many available from this on-line store. Cable modems with nothing but a single ethernet output are...
by jglen490
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?

Quite robust, but solves nothing with respect to system security. If the OP doesn't trust the newest version of Firefox, there are a lot of very capable browsers available that will be secure and remain so. Linux IS about choice, make smart ones.
by jglen490
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reinstall without loosing home content
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: How to reinstall without loosing home content

I agree with everyone's advice to BACKUP your files, regardless of what you do. If you install from a DVD or USB, you can tell the installer to not format the drive before installing. But before you even attempt to do that - backup your files!!!! I do that every time I install a new OS upgrade, and ...
by jglen490
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 Login Screen Prompts for Password Over and Over Again
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Mint 18.3 Login Screen Prompts for Password Over and Over Again

Is this something that just started happening, or is it happening after a new installation?
by jglen490
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unzipping zip always gives me an error... is there a better way?
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: unzipping zip always gives me an error... is there a better way?

The rsync command works great for copying files! I use it as my backup solution for copying 68+GB of my multimedia and docs from my desktop machine to a rotating sequence of (three in my case) attached USB drives. Works every time. I keep the commands in a note and just copy them into a terminal whe...
by jglen490
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57
Replies: 30
Views: 1335

Re: browser: alternatives to Firefox 57

I have it, I use it, and so far I like it.

Vivaldi is good, Chrome is O.K.

Pick what you want, eliminate what you don't want; with Linux you are in charge of what goes onto your machine.

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