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by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help expanding partition
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Need help expanding partition

Alright, so what we'll do is move the user folder(s) in /home to that other drive of yours, which is currently at /media/root/845b3a87 . After the move we'll do a switch and mount the latter location in /home instead. Note that there's currently 64 GB of data at that location but from your posts it ...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Can't update software with update manager
Replies: 61
Views: 604

Re: Help! Can't update software with update manager

Well it worked!!!! Thanks so much for your help :D :D :D :D So your wifi is back as I expected? Good, otherwise this would have become messy. ;) Well, this was a fun ride we took together, wasn't it?! All is well that ends well, although I still don't have an answer why update manager wouldn't show...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 504

Re: software repositories not in https???

Yet, in the last sentence of the very same reply you note that it clearly is as far as real-world thread and the context of this specific forum is concerned. [...] Shall we call it a day? :) Yes, please, otherwise I'll go off on a tangent about the context of this forum and neither of us wants that...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 504

Re: software repositories not in https???

And I in that sense rather object to the constant up playing of theoretical security issues. I expect we will not be seeing eye to eye on this, so I expect I'll also leave it at that as far this thread is concerned, but I do in fact think it's important that someone provides a bit of counter-weight...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 504

Re: software repositories not in https???

Fine; that ends up being the same thing. Sure. But then there's always the bugs with this. There have been plenty, just last month there was this: https://usn.ubuntu.com/3746-1/ Everybody not keeping their system up to date and everybody installing Mint now is vulnerable to this and risks a comprom...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 504

Re: software repositories not in https???

As said a number of times now, the packages themselves are cryptographically signed. A package with even a single bit different bit from the by Ubuntu/Mint signed one will not pass the signature-verification; will at that point be kept from being installed onto your system (note, by the way, that a...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software repositories not in https???
Replies: 31
Views: 504

Re: software repositories not in https???

What are you even talking about now? As already stated, the example you are discussing has nothing to do with any transport security or MTM attacks. There was simply malware uploaded to a community repository. Using the regular channels. Nothing complicated at all. On the wider issue, I already agre...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a simple and secure way to restart Cinnamon?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Is there a simple and secure way to restart Cinnamon?

Via the GUI:
Alt+F2 then r and Enter to restart.

From a terminal:

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pkill -HUP -f "cinnamon --replace"
As to damaging it (no risk): If you're at the point where you need to hard reset it I guess it's not working properly to begin with. ;)
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Can't update software with update manager
Replies: 61
Views: 604

Re: Help! Can't update software with update manager

tried again this is the ouput sudo apt-get linux-image-extra-4.4.0-134-genericE: Invalid operation linux-image-extra-4.4.0-134-generic I dispair :( Sorry, that was my goof, like this: sudo apt-get install linux-image-extra-4.4.0-134-generic how do i upgrade to 19? Ideally not at all, just clean ins...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help expanding partition
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Need help expanding partition

lol no blaming here. Still newish to doing things this way. I did do a timeshift last night. Not quite sure how to move the /home to the new partition. If I go to the file manage and click on the 120gig partition it says its not a folder. would I move that through would the ?other/drive be the part...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Can't update software with update manager
Replies: 61
Views: 604

Re: Help! Can't update software with update manager

aletave wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:05 pm
changed mirros 2 times still showing 98 as the latest
Hmm. what does it say if you do

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get linux-image-extra-4.4.0-134-generic
Or just upgrade to Mint 19 already. :lol:
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RAM upgrade? [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: RAM upgrade?

Up to you whether you want to mess with it, but either way, that's where your memory went, as I had suspected. So "problem" solved?
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Can't update software with update manager
Replies: 61
Views: 604

Re: Help! Can't update software with update manager

I'm really lost now as the kernel that the command you ask me to run showed 4.4.0-111-generic . I tried the hold shift after bio but nothing happened so whent to update manager and it shows 4.4.0-98-generic as the latest kernel available to download, but i remember that yesterday there were problem...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help expanding partition
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Need help expanding partition

This seems much easier. Doing some googling now but can't find anything I quite understand. 20 GB is plenty for a / root partition, simply relocate your /home folder to the other partition, no re-partitioning necessary or even advised IMHO. Basically you go to your existing /home, move all the user...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: RAM upgrade? [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: RAM upgrade?

Probably 256 MB reserved for onboard graphics, check your BIOS settings.
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: difference between live USB and installed Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: difference between live USB and installed Linux Mint

You told me to give you the systemd-analyze blame part ! That is the top of the output. That I did, but not only, those were two commands on one line: Also to see your boot times this would be helpful: systemd-analyze;systemd-analyze blame ;) I updated the kernel to the latest. Did not help. Create...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNS ID
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: DNS ID

That's just your old HDDs taking a while to initialize, doesn't seem like unreasonable delays
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: timeshift with recovery boot
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: timeshift with recovery boot

I don't know how well timeshift handles restoring to an active file system, I never tried it. Try not to do anything else while it runs. Once the Recovery process starts, Timeshift kills the current session and goes into Terminal Mode, and prints a message to not touch the PC period. Fair enough, s...
by gm10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: When the main menu gets too big for the screen
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: When the main menu gets too big for the screen

The solution was to reduce the number of places bookmarked in Caja. Or right click your menu > preferences > places and check "Allow Scrollbar" (now you can control the height) or uncheck "Show GTK bookmarks". At least I'm pretty sure those options existed already in the MATE version you got on Min...

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