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by squiggles3
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to delete a software and files related to that software completely! - Solved
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: How to delete a software and files related to that software completely!

I installed youtube-dl just last week from the Mint repositories and had this same issue. Installing the latest version, using the method described on the youtube-dl website fixed the problem.
by squiggles3
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 4406

Re: Monthly News – March 2020

I like "MintShare" or "ShareMint" - kinda sounds like Spearmint! One thing I like about Mint is the sensible names for tools and programs. So something that is easily searchable would be great. "Transmi(n)t" "ShipMint" "AllotMint" "MintCast"...
by squiggles3
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Still on 17.3.
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Still on 17.3.

I read JoeFootball's posts as though he was saying a fresh install had to be done between major releases. I had said it while was technically feasible to do so, it was convoluted at best, and a fresh install was my recommendation. Regardless of my personal opinion, I also provided further informati...
by squiggles3
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Still on 17.3.
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Still on 17.3.

Oooh, I see what your saying. I read JoeFootball's posts as though he was saying a fresh install had to be done between major releases. Specifically the Update Manager won't upgrade to new major releases, the method I linked to from Clem has to be used for that. Sorry for the confusion folks!
by squiggles3
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Still on 17.3.
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Still on 17.3.

In the past the update manager notified me of the update and I used that. Is that no longer the case? I'm not sure the Update Manager allowed for upgrades from one major series to another. e.g., 17.x to 18.x Perhaps you're thinking of within a major series? e.g., 17.2 to 17.3 You certainly can upgr...
by squiggles3
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Incremental backup apps?
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Incremental backup apps?

Spiderspoon wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:35 pm
I use grsync, which is rsync + a GUI,
How did you put grsync and rsync etc into that text box?
Using the code tags. Looks like

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in the formatting tools. It's the preferred method to share commands or terminal output.
by squiggles3
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to fix the broken menu.
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: How to fix the broken menu.

What is your desktop environment and elaborate on what you mean by "broken" please.
by squiggles3
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to get the time, and day back in the panel
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: How to get the time, and day back in the panel

What's your desktop? MATE? Cinnamon? Xfce? LXDE? KDE? Just in case, it's MATE: Right-click the panel, hit "Add to panel" and choose "Clock" from the list. In most Desktop Environments it will be this easy. In Cinnamon, however, you right click the panel and choose "Applets&...
by squiggles3
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What could make Synaptic suddenly start returning “Failed to fetch...” for any & all packages, from all repos?
Replies: 30
Views: 610

Re: What could make Synaptic suddenly start returning “Failed to fetch...” for any and all packages, from all repos?

What this sounds like is you're not connected to the internet but I'm sure that you are if you are posting here? The fist thing I would try is changing my software sources, this won't help the issues with any PPA though. Revert back to the default sources or choose another mirror and see what happen...
by squiggles3
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Saving large file on external HDD halts, what will happen if I use rsync?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Saving large file on external HDD halts, what will happen if I use rsync?

I wonder if it was a disk format issue? I've had issues before when using FAT32 which is the easiest disk format to use between Windows and Linux but it has the 4GB file size limitation. Any singular file 4GB or larger just cannot be copied and gives an error. At the time I had these issues it was a...
by squiggles3
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED! Lost the Menu??? Then lost the Computer section too??
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Lost the Menu??? Then lost the Computer section too??

Glad you got your menu back! The file manager for Cinnamon is called Nemo, it's a bit confusing for beginners because each Desktop Environment has their own. KDE has Dolphin, XFCE has Thunar etc. As for my system, right clicking on the Computer icon does not have any view option for me but my Cinnam...
by squiggles3
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED! Lost the Menu??? Then lost the Computer section too??
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Lost the Menu??? Then lost the Computer section too??

Right click on some open space on your panel and choose "Applets" from the menu that pops up. In the list there is one called "Menu", click on it to select it and then click the "+" button near the bottom of the Applets window. This should add it back to the panel. You ...
by squiggles3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Software Sources Titlebar Buttons BUG
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Software Sources Titlebar Buttons BUG

Mint's Software Sources tool ignores all user-specific settings, and additionally uses client-side window decorations and thus ignores window-manager settings about the button placement, anyway. So this is working as intended. If you want, my forked software-sources tool from my PPA in my signature...
by squiggles3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make hard drives read only?
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: How to make hard drives read only?

Why not use

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sudo chmod -R 444 [path to drive mount point]
This will set the drive and all files to read only for everyone. If you want to do something with the drive afterwards, you'll have to run chmod again and change the permissions. A process that doesn't really happen by accident.
by squiggles3
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Software Sources Titlebar Buttons BUG
Replies: 3
Views: 220

[SOLVED]Software Sources Titlebar Buttons BUG

I need to confirm with some other users that this is a real bug with Software Sources. Steps to recreate the issue. 1) Set the window titlebar buttons to left hand side (Mac Style) through System Settings-->Windows-->Titlebar-->Buttons 2) Open up Software Sources either stand alone or through the Up...
by squiggles3
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP printer driver problem (solved)
Replies: 98
Views: 6349

Re: HP printer driver problem

majpooper wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:28 pm

From the terminal

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sudo apt update
Looks like you are good2go
I think Synaptic runs an apt update after applying changes automatically right?
by squiggles3
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Black Screen After Attempting to Install Graphics Drivers for AMD A10 7800 APU
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Black Screen After Attempting to Install Graphics Drivers for AMD A10 7800 APU

Don't forget the Arch Wiki can be very helpful for this. I have followed their directions with a lot of success in the past when it comes to graphics drivers.
by squiggles3
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transfer notes from Tomboy to Gnote
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Transfer notes from Tomboy to Gnote

I have a lot of notes taken with Tomboy over the years and I actually preferred it to Gnote because of the HTML export feature. Since Mint 19.3 is not including Tomboy anymore I thought I should transfer my notes over. Looking around Gnote I found the "Tomboy Importer" plugin. There is no ...
by squiggles3
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Mint background gift from a new forum member
Replies: 20
Views: 2815

Re: Mint background gift from a new forum member

Nice. So, where can I download the version of Mint that comes with that logo? As far as I can tell, the version I'm using still has the same logo. Linux Mint 19.3 will have the new logo. 19.3 is currently in Beta though so I wouldn't recommend using it unless you are willing to deal with the bugs a...

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