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by LanceM
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 20
Views: 341

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

I can actually go 100% completely Windows free.
I've been close many times. Then some friend needs help, so I use it for reference. I should just say, "I don't do Windows anymore - sorry.
by LanceM
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linuxmint Cinnamon 20.1 Boot Menu Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Linuxmint Cinnamon 20.1 Boot Menu Questions

Was the ESC key Generic: https://ubuntu.com/kernel/variants You shouldn't have duplicate kernels It should look like (at least all of mine do) 1 Linux mint 20.1 Cinnamon with Linux 5.4.0 66 – generic 2 Linux mint 20.1 Cinnamon with Linux 5.4.0 66 – generic + (recovery mode) 3 Linux mint 20.1 Cinnamo...
by LanceM
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 20
Views: 341

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

No, I have a strong stomach from raising seven rug rats into adulthood. To get a taste of how I feel about Windows, imagine yourself bathing in a lukewarm trough of someone else's dirty bathwater. Been there done that. Packed water from the spring for the whole family from age 7 to 12. We got plumb...
by LanceM
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 20
Views: 341

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

To put it simply, there is only one thing on this planet that I have a deeper, more abiding contempt of...

Blowflies.


Or what they land on :mrgreen:
by LanceM
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What software could I use to test my Ram Speed?
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: What software could I use to test my Ram Speed?

Use the Terminal mkdir RAM_test sudo mount tmpfs -t tmpfs RAM_test/ # mount the tmpfs filesystem cd RAM_test dd if=/dev/zero of=data_tmp bs=1M count=512 # write to RAM test dd if=data_tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M count=512 My output lance@LM:~$ mkdir RAM_test lance@LM:~$ sudo mount tmpfs -t tmpfs RAM_test...
by LanceM
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Cannot connect to my 5G network anymore
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Cannot connect to my 5G network anymore

With my satellite Modem, I had to do a factory reset. Everything was ok afterwards.
by LanceM
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium freezes on a particular website
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Chromium freezes on a particular website

Try Settings>Site Settings>Insecure content>Click Add button and put https://www.mathrubhumi.com/ in the box. I've had to do this on rare occasion.
by LanceM
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium freezes on a particular website
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Chromium freezes on a particular website

Loaded instantly on Chromium here. Try cleaning your history and cookies, could be some corruption with that.
by LanceM
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 20
Views: 341

Re: Curiosity

Several reasons come to mind. Money, wanting the older Legacy hardware that avoids secure boot etc. Daily use that doesn't require advanced gaming makes the older hardware completely acceptable and speed wise indistinguishable from faster new. A late model Win 7 machine with an SSD is an example. So...
by LanceM
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: [Solved] I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount

I ran the test again and the command given in the instructions worked. Previously when I tried it, I had a typo.
by LanceM
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount

Are you repeatedly tapping the Esc key right after you press the power button?
by LanceM
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount

I got it to work by modifying the command to

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usermod -aG sudo username
where username is to be replaced by the user's actual name.
by LanceM
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount

Karlchen: I tried those instructions with a fresh install of Mint Cinnamon 20.1 and they did not work.
by LanceM
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to undo the change of backup partition mounting point that Timeshift imposed?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: How to undo the change of backup partition mounting point that Timeshift imposed?

As for the mount point, Timeshift has to do that to work. It doesn't mean the system partition mounting scheme changed. You can see this by running before and after:

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sudo df -Th
by LanceM
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to undo the change of backup partition mounting point that Timeshift imposed?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: How to undo the change of backup partition mounting point that Timeshift imposed?

If you want the default location simply use Timeshift and delete all current snapshots, then browse to /var/log/timeshif and delete all logs (you have to right click the log folder and choose "open as root" to delete the logs). Then change the location of the snapshots using Timeshift's se...
by LanceM
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Solved) Stopped as the start with F12 - Boot Options
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Stopped as the start with F12 - Boot Options

If it were UEFI you could boot into the BIOS with

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sudo systemctl reboot --firmware-setup
It doesn't work with Legacy. I think the F2 key will work.
by LanceM
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I UNinstall Wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: How do I UNinstall Wine?

Yon can try sudo apt-get purge winehq-stable Another one at the end here: https://www.askmetutorials.com/2020/08/install-uninstall-wine-516-on-ubuntu.html There may be hidden files in your home directory that would need deleting. I don't use WINE and never will. The command and link are from google ...

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