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by Termy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: lightdm, not loading login + unmet depends, need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: lightdm, not loading login + unmet depends, need help!

Did you find a solution? I suggest putting in a Live CD to access the drive(s), then transfer important stuff somewhere. Do you still have the Live CD you installed with? If so, put in the CD, reboot, ensure it starts first, then load it up as normal (without installing it). Then open up whichever f...
by Termy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lock Screen and Desktop Icons
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: Lock Screen and Desktop Icons

1. When I boot into the system, it shows me a login screen like Ubuntu 16.04. It is aligned on the left side and looks more polished and professional. When I lock my computer using Ctrl + Alt + L (used to Super + L on Ubuntu), it throws me a different login screen which is in the middle, yet not pr...
by Termy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to request package updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 523

Re: how to request package updates?

Understood about the risk... Would you consider building myself as a "better" option? Or on the Ubuntu page I linked there is a .deb package. There is no official PPA and I don't want to add some random PPA that some have posted. My original post was how to request a package update (or add a new pa...
by Termy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Libreoffice doesn't save my documents
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Libreoffice doesn't save my documents

Which version of LibreOffice, and on which desktop environment (Cinnamon, XFCE, etc) in Linux Mint? Open up a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T will probably do it), and enter libreoffice , followed by Enter , then use it to open and do whatever it is you want with your file(s), but keep an eye on the outpu...
by Termy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lenovo X1 suitable for Mint installation [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Lenovo X1 suitable for Mint installation

What is the actual model? You gave a very generic name. For example, there's the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme and Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 . Just no point in doing any research without knowing your model. When I come across this situation, I typically just enter the model number and then add the word...
by Termy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Installing Linux: Erase Disk vs Something Else
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Installing Linux: Erase Disk vs Something Else

My questions are: is it better to just go with "Erase disk and install Linux Mint" or "Something Else" where you manually set partitions & sizes, etc? Is there any advantage to "Something Else" or I can I just assume that Linux knows what it's doing with "Erase......Mint" and I don't have to do any...
by Termy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: User-Submitted Package Reviews Viewer via Terminal
Replies: 0
Views: 1344

User-Submitted Package Reviews Viewer via Terminal

Hi! A good while back now, I wrote a somewhat-decent shell (Bash) program called Reviewer, but it's long since been rewritten, tweaked, improved, and still maintained in Perl, as Previewer. It's lightweight, fast, and portable. I can even see it having a use for whomever moderates the reviews people...
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mint 19.2 crashed, hdmi
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: mint 19.2 crashed, hdmi

That sucks. It's possible the kernel (middle-man between your software and your hardware) is too new in 19.2.
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Incremental backup - what app are you guys using?
Replies: 28
Views: 1000

Re: Incremental backup - what app are you guys using?

The only backup solutions I need and use are BackMeUp (spoiler alert, I wrote it) and the amazing Clonezilla. I hands down have to recommend Clonezilla, especially if you're exploring Linux distributions, or going more in-depth into Linux.
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firewall app GUI will no longer start Mint 19.2
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Firewall app GUI will no longer start Mint 19.2

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'gi'
That's a good clue. GUFW depends on what looks to be a missing package, so install/reinstall it: sudo apt-get install --reinstall python-gi
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to diagnose a random crash?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: How to diagnose a random crash?

Hi, First thing I want to say, before I forget, is that if ever you run into a situation like that, do not just outright reboot the machine, for risk of data loss, and also, because you may not even need to. Log in using a different TTY (completely non-GUI environment) by using the keyboard shortcut...
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting an internal disk?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Mounting an internal disk?

You can mount any filesystem without an entry to which being in the `fstab` file. Using `fstab` is typically for ensuring filesystems are mounted at startup, or perhaps, when mounted, it has specific settings applied. In your case, Timeshift, you, or some other process may have mounted the filesyste...
by Termy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to assign a specific color to a character
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Is it possible to assign a specific color to a character

I assume you're referring to the terminal, but are you talking about an editor like nano or vim? The only thing I can think of, is that it depends on the terminal emulator you're using. I looked at setterm , stty , tset , and even tput . Nothing suggests it's doable, outside of the terminal emulator...
by Termy
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: HDD Enclosure Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 200

SOLVED: HDD Enclosure Not Working

This is just something I've come across and thought it'd be helpful to searchers and people here, who might be having problems with Linux and their external HDD. I have a USB3 SATA enclosure with an OTB (One-Touch Backup) button which my folks got me for Xmas. Unfortunately, it didn't work on my hea...
by Termy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The Screen turn black - now and then
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: The Screen turn black - now and then

I had this issue at one point, with one distribution or another. The solution for me was to run xset s off in a terminal, and if that failed, to amend it to ~/.bashrc. Not sure why it happens though.
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 1538

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

sure wish the OP link included a list of infected routers, instead the webpage itself is full of nasty tracking. not the OP fault, these security news articles are like a pile of sweaty sticky poo attracting flies https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/vpnfilter-iot-malware Thank you --...
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: which hard drive has Windows 7 on it?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: which hard drive has Windows 7 on it?

You could unplug just the data cable, reboot, see if Windows loads up, and if not, rinse and repeat. You needn't unplug and remove everything. I've run into this issue myself, as I have a lot of drives in the machine. :roll:
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox V.S. Chrome
Replies: 19
Views: 4655

Re: Firefox V.S. Chrome

I think you're better off with Firefox. I trust that far, far more than I ever would Chrome. :roll: But, it's up to you, so whichever one suits you and meets your needs.
by Termy
Fri May 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance

You're welcome. Glad things are well again. :) If you have any issues with the newer kernel, remember you can start the system up, go into GRUB, then pick the previous kernel you used when things were going slowly.
by Termy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: BASICS: if statement (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: BASICS: if statement (part 1)

IF that bloke did not waffle so much THEN I might have gone beyond 30 seconds ELSEIF he were better looking THEN I might have watched the entire thing ENDIF :D The bloke is me. I'm not sure why people think I'm waffling, when it's precise and scripted. lol To each their own. Fast-paced videos are n...

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