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by Termy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: filter out flatpak in software manager
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: filter out flatpak in software manager

You could uninstall flatpak support completely, unless you need it. I'm not sure if Linux Mint use any flatpaks OoTB, but I'd guess not. You can uninstall flatpak support with: sudo apt-get remove flatpak But be mindful of what it tries to take with it. I've not used flatpaks, so I'm not sure what's...
by Termy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Confused about changing directories
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: (SOLVED) Confused about changing directories

:) You're welcome. Glad it helped.
by Termy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clonezilla booting from USB
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Clonezilla booting from USB

and yes, 'clonezilla-live-2.7.1-22-amd64.iso' is what you want to download then you can either put it on a CD/DVD (burn ISO with something like Xfburn (sudo apt install xfburn) by selecting 'burn image' on it's main menu) or USB stick (you need USB stick to be bootable(see below)). Linux Mint actua...
by Termy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Zip contents names
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Zip contents names

I wonder if this would be useful to you. Dunno whether I'd trust it though, it being written in C and it seemingly not having many eyes on it.

Ignore the above, as it's a Windows program. :roll:
by Termy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Confused about changing directories
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Confused about changing directories

There's something called a relative path and an absolute path. If you're currently in '/', which is the very top of the directory tree , then relative to your current working directory ( CWD / PWD ), is the 'etc' directory. With this knowledge, you could change to the 'etc' directory with cd etc ; t...
by Termy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change USERNAME. [SOLVED] If using an encrypted account, don't do it!!
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Change USERNAME.

@Termy - There's also the -m switch in usermod, and it's very important... # CHANGE the login NAME and MOVE the login directory (must change group and real name separately): sudo usermod -l newname -d /home/newname -m oldname Good call. I took the command syntax straight from the manual page, but w...
by Termy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Deleted OS (partition removed) still show on boot menu
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: [Solved] Deleted OS (partition removed) still show on boot menu

You're welcome. I have other distributions on my system too, so this is something I have to do every now and then. Don't forget to mark the thread as solved. :wink:
by Termy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Unable to boot

Wow! Well done. All those errors and all it needed was a FSCK?! That's weird, especially as FSCK is by default set to check at boot-up. I wonder how it got so corrupted in the first place. Is your laptop quite old? Has it been dropped, drowned, or viciously smothered by a pillow, recently? :lol:
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Unable to boot

The top entry is the current kernel version. Select the third entry, and if that fails, maybe try the 5th, and if that fails, try the 7th, etc.
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Zip contents names
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Zip contents names

That almost sounds like it's an archive in several parts, within an archive. Can you show us what's inside the initial archive (ZIP file)? If there are tons of files, that's okay, just show us something to give us an idea.
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change USERNAME. [SOLVED] If using an encrypted account, don't do it!!
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Change USERNAME.

Why is hostname so easy to change, but username requires a Level 12 NSA clearance? If you do it, expect errors here, there, and everywhere, but... From looking at the usermod(8) manual page, I see you can run sudo usermod -l new_username old_username to change your username, but that won't rename y...
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Unable to boot

I don't really understand all of those messages, and I'm not too familiar with AMD cards, so the only thing I can suggest is to load GRUB (spamming Shift at bootup) then select the previous kernel. Maybe a kernel update didn't work in your favor. Hopefully that works, and if it does, at least that'l...
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: hhd works on usb, but not sata
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: hhd works on usb, but not sata

If even the BIOS won't detect anything via those S-ATA ports, then it's very possible you have a faulty board. :( What you could try, is to get a cheap PCI card which basically adds S-ATA ports to the system; that'd be ideal. That said, my dad has used those and, this is anecdotal, but they didn't s...
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Deleted OS (partition removed) still show on boot menu
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Deleted OS (partition removed) still show on boot menu

Assuming you're using GRUB, run sudo update-grub from a terminal in the system from which GRUB is loading.
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cant download Mint 20.1
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Cant download Mint 20.1

It looks like you can download the file, but you can't actually verify it, using CertUtil . I'm guessing you were following somebody's instructions, but didn't realise that when they put filename.iso , they meant for you to replace that with the actual filename, so if you do that, it should work, pr...
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux Mint does not read WD Book Essential external hard drive
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Linux Mint does not read WD Book Essential external hard drive

You might want to return it, if you still have the receipt and it's new. It's best practice to see if things are supported in Linux prior to purchasing them. That said, if returning it isn't possible, I imagine the drive itself doesn't have any special encryption or locking mechanism, rather the enc...
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Menu
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Menu

If all else fails, you could try editing the program's desktop file yourself, but this isn't something a newbie will probably want to do. You could open up, for example, '/usr/share/applications/some_program.desktop' then add your chosen category to the line starting with Categories= . If you do edi...
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to switch from bash to zsh "for dummies"
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: How to switch from bash to zsh "for dummies"

I've used Terminology quite a bit over the years, but never felt compelled to use ZSH because of it; what made you so compelled?
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /root out of space after 2 months. please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: /root out of space after 2 months. please help!

Unfortunately, there are a lot of youtubers claiming or believing to have far more knowledge than they do -- Dunning Kruger Effect, I guess. :lol: What really sucks, is that these yahoos wind up leading people to doing potentially dangerous things.

Leider, man ist aber nicht Perfekt.
by Termy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Junk Food. I am an addict.
Replies: 20
Views: 895

Re: Junk Food. I am an addict.

... Nice! Thanks. Only problem is, when I'm on a long walk, getting all exhausted, I'll end up sweating, which I'm guessing will loosen the tape pretty quickly. I might just uncover my nose and just breathe through my mouth when I'm near people, but I'm kinda paranoid. When I went for the walk ment...

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