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by mintyfreshuser
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Version of Linux that Comes with VLC and WiFi Drivers Pre-Installed?
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Version of Linux that Comes with VLC and WiFi Drivers Pre-Installed?

Hi everyone. Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. I believe I found a solution to my problem in the form of Linux Mint 13 "Maya" - Cinnamon (64-bit). I downloaded this file here: https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=106. Then I made a bootable USB flash drive using the program called R...
by mintyfreshuser
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Version of Linux that Comes with VLC and WiFi Drivers Pre-Installed?
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Version of Linux that Comes with VLC and WiFi Drivers Pre-Installed?

Hi everyone. Is there a version of Linux (any version) that comes with the VLC Media Player program pre-installed and WiFi drivers pre-installed? I have a computer that I want to put Linux on, but the version that I installed (the latest version of Linux mint) apparently does not come with the VLC M...
by mintyfreshuser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there an easy way to create a virtualized version of a hard driving using Linux Mint?
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Is there an easy way to create a virtualized version of a hard driving using Linux Mint?

Hi all. Is there an easy way to create a virtualized version of a hard driving using Linux Mint? I have some hard drives lying around which still have operating systems on them. I would like to find an easy way to create a virtualized version of these hard drives so that I could use these virtualize...
by mintyfreshuser
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you delete .fgfs log?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: How do you delete .fgfs log?

WharfRat wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:13 pm
If it's a directory then you have to use sudo rm -r .fgfs
Thank you. That seems to have worked.
by mintyfreshuser
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?

Even easier: Either place a desktop icon for the trash on the desktop - to be done from the desktop settings of the system - or / and add the trash applet to the panel. In both cases: Right click it. That's a great idea. I just added the Trash folder to my desktop. Thanks again. For anyone else who...
by mintyfreshuser
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?

Apparently, "deleted" files get sent to the Trash folder and from there have to be deleted a second time from within the Trash folder in order to be permanently deleted. In this way the Trash folder is apparently the Linux equivalent of Windows' Recycle Bin folder. This is correct. As you described...
by mintyfreshuser
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?

I figured out how to delete Trash files in Linux Mint. This seems to be the easiest, most straightforward way. 1) Click on the "Menu" button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen 2) Click on the "Files" icon (the icon that looks like a green file folder) 3) Click on the word "Go" at the top o...
by mintyfreshuser
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?

Coming back to the original question: How do you see, that deleted trash files take space? The files were in the "Trash" folder, but they weren't yet deleted when I made this post. Apparently, "deleted" files get sent to the Trash folder and from there have to be deleted a second time from within t...
by mintyfreshuser
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you delete .fgfs log?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: How do you delete .fgfs log?

Which folder is that file locates in :?: If the file is owned by you then change to the folder and enter rm .fgfs If root is the owner then use sudo rm .fgfs Thank you for your response. I believe I tried each thing you mentioned, but I'm not sure if I did things the right way. Here is what it said...
by mintyfreshuser
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?

Probably the problem is caused by running some application as root, so you do not own those files. find $HOME ! -user $USER -type f locate .Trash Thank you for your reply. I entered the code you wrote, but it said "Permission denied". Here is what it said specifically: mintyfresh@MintyFresh ~ $ fin...
by mintyfreshuser
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

[SOLVED] How do you delete Trash files in Linux Mint?

Hi all. How do you delete trash files in Linux Mint? I've deleted files, but after running the program Gdmap, I see that they're still taking up space as trash files. How do I delete such trash files for good so they no longer take up space on my SSD? The distro of Linux Mint that I'm using is Linux...
by mintyfreshuser
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you delete .fgfs log?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

How do you delete .fgfs log?

Hi. I recently ran the program Gdmap to see how my space is being allocated on my SSD and I discovered that 78.86 gigabytes are for something called ".fgfs log". From what I can tell, this file seems to be related to the flight simulator program called Flightgear. I've just uninstalled Flightgear bu...
by mintyfreshuser
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really Slow Transfer/Copying Speeds Recently - How to Fix?
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Really Slow Transfer/Copying Speeds Recently - How to Fix?

Hi everyone. For some reason, it's been taking me a significantly longer time to copy files, but I don't know why. In the past it never took me nearly as much time. For example, I recently copied a 65 gigabyte drive to an external hard drive and it took literally all day. I've copied this same drive...
by mintyfreshuser
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a way to Download/Transfer/Copy Multiple Files at the Exact Same Time in Linux Mint?
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Is there a way to Download/Transfer/Copy Multiple Files at the Exact Same Time in Linux Mint?

Hi all. Is there a way to download/transfer/copy multiple files at the exact same time in Linux Mint? I am backing up one drive to multiple other drives, but right now it's only copying the information to one drive at a time. If this back up to multiple drives could be done at the exact same time, i...
by mintyfreshuser
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why can Linux Mint be successfully installed on this computer, but Windows 10 can't?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Why can Linux Mint be successfully installed on this computer, but Windows 10 can't?

Hi all. My day-to-day computer runs Linux Mint, but I have another computer which also has Linux Mint installed on it. Before I installed Linux Mint on this other computer, it had a version of Windows 10 on it which had become defunct. No matter how many times I tried to reinstall Windows 10 on this...
by mintyfreshuser
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Can you create a shared folder to access files/programs across your virtual machines?
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Can you create a shared folder to access files/programs across your virtual machines?

Hi everyone. I was wondering, is there a way to create a single shared folder to store files/programs that can be accessed across different virtual machines that one may have installed? This folder would ideally only have to be created once, be accessible across any given virtual machine, and not ge...
by mintyfreshuser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?

Funny: Which system do you use? Me on Mac: Virtualbox asks me how big the virtual disk should be. I say 15 GB. Virtualbox asks me dynamically growing or fixed size? I have to decide that. Then the virtual hard disk is created... but I know exactly how big I have chosen the hard disk. I have two vir...
by mintyfreshuser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?

I'm not sure how to check how many gigabytes I have assigned to Mint, but my SSD is 500.1 gigabytes in total. I allocated 75 gigabytes across two virtual machines (way more than I needed apparently) and across both of them I've used 34 gigabytes. I have the virtual machines for running programs tha...
by mintyfreshuser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?

Does anyone know how to reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine? Pure curiosity: How many gigabytes have you assigned to Mint? By the way, you can dynamically or permanently allocate space. I'm not sure how to check how many gigabytes I have assigned to Mint, but my SSD is 500.1 giga...
by mintyfreshuser
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

How do you reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine?

Hi all. Does anyone know how to reduce the allocated storage size of a virtual machine? I think I overestimated the number of gigabytes I needed to allocate. Is there a way to take back unused storage space allocated to a virtual machine after the virtual machine has already been created without del...

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