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by Grateful4Linux
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB-C Port/Hub and External Portable SSD question
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: USB-C Port/Hub and External Portable SSD question

One other minor question. There were no previous questions. If you are in doubt about the specifications of your USB ports, consult your machine's manual. There is no manual. I'm sorry I wasn't clear. I was wondering if anybody could tell from the information posted if the maximum speed I am suppos...
by Grateful4Linux
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB-C Port/Hub and External Portable SSD question
Replies: 5
Views: 142

USB-C Port/Hub and External Portable SSD question

System: Kernel: 5.4.0-51-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: SYWZ model: S200 Series serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5.12 date: 05/09/2019 Battery: Device-1: hidpp_...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smurphos Missing for 37 Days
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Smurphos Missing for 37 Days

He has always been so kind, generous and patient with noobs like me. His advice has been incredibly helpful. I hope he is okay, (enjoying a little rest and relaxation) and will visit again soon. He is definitely missed!
by Grateful4Linux
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Very Good Distro
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: A Very Good Distro

I moved to linux mint from windows 7, mainly because I hate windows 10. But I ended up liking mint more then windows 7. The OS is more stable, and even when I do run into problems they are normally very easy to fix even with my limited knowledge. I always heard windows is more user friendly then li...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not make Linux Mint be a 10 year project on all distro
Replies: 34
Views: 1236

Re: Why not make Linux Mint be a 10 year project on all distro

Okay, but don't laugh at me if I'm doing something really stupid... my way is pretty low-tech but it works for me (I'm not an IT guy). First of all, I keep all of my data files in a folder that is backed up real-time to the cloud. I use Insync to sync this folder with my cloud (it's set to sync my ...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Alternative Donation Scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Alternative Donation Scheme

Maybe the store and partners could develop a product called "donate to Linux Mint" and charge a percentage for their service. (Unless they only accept payment with Paypal in which case forget I said it.) And, yes, Paypal is evil. I like that idea! I wonder if they could get it to work with their ac...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can not change default program for video
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Can not change default program for video

OK I finally managed to solve the problem. This is what I did: 1. Opened ~/.config/mimeapps.list 2. Under "[Default Applications]" I changed "video/avi=vlc.desktop" to "video/avi=smplayer.desktop" All others for video were changed to smplayer.dekstop except video/avi and video/x-ogm. I guess they w...
by Grateful4Linux
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Putting a picture as a folder icon in Mint 19.3 (solved)
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Putting a picture as a folder icon in Mint 19.3

smurphos - thank you again, thanks for reporting the bug, I really appreciate it, I do hope that it will be fixed. No worries. Here's another solution for you. This adds a right click context menu item for directories - Apply Custom Icon that opens a file picker in that Directory. Copy and paste th...
by Grateful4Linux
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Looking for a Power Plug Socket that will Plug into my Car's Cigarette Lighter so I can Charge My Laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Looking for a Power Plug Socket that will Plug into my Car's Cigarette Lighter so I can Charge My Laptop

Also just bear in mind that charging your laptop from the car battery when the engine is off will decrease the life of your car battery - not by an enormous amount but possibly by an amount that might pee you off in winter. That's a good point, although for me it doesn't matter because my Toyota's ...
by Grateful4Linux
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 20 how to remove all non-English fonts
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Linux Mint 20 how to remove all non-English fonts

Hi, everyone This isn't really a tutorial because it's only a one line terminal command so I've put it here instead. The ubuntu base has fonts installed for a myriad of different scripts. While this is good for people who use languages that need different scripts, it's a real pain for those who onl...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?
Replies: 208
Views: 9668

Re: What is your strategy for avoiding COVID-19 ?

either way i will not wear a facemask. unless i am a worker that has to smell other peoples breath like opticians and dentists corona-virus is a scare tactic now. we have already received 2 billion in stimulus money and now the want 10 more billion? who's paying for this? i do not need a strategy f...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Chris Titus Tech youtube 'Windows 10 to Linux Mint' series
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Chris Titus Tech youtube 'Windows 10 to Linux Mint' series

I am astonished Distrotube is actually saying nice things about Mint. He was one of the mint should die crew which is why I stopped watching him, and unsubscribed from his channel. His video is Mint power user. I saw that Mint Should Die video. I was so annoyed by it and have avoided all of his vid...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My great disappointment from Linux Mint 19.3 (solved)
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: My great disappointment from Linux Mint 19.3

Are you sure you cannot assign a (random) image file as the icon file displayed next to a folder name? To answer my own rhetorical question: yes, you can! Created a new folder named PicturedFolder using Nemo. right-clicked on the folder name and selected "Properties". Clicked on the icon in the "Pr...
by Grateful4Linux
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Boot issue after Kernel upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Boot issue after Kernel upgrade

I am not on a Linux machine at the moment to verify it, but if my memory serves me well, I believe the UpdateManager runs the update-grub program. If in doubt, you can always manually run the update-grub program. Why don't you run sudo update-grub from terminal just to experience it. You will not h...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Boot issue after Kernel upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Boot issue after Kernel upgrade

If I remember correctly the Update Manager kernel clean up will run the update-grub. As long as the sudo update-grub successfully ran, you should be good to reboot. Thank you. So basically, if I didn't get an error when I removed the kernels I can be reasonably sure that sudo update-grub successful...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Boot issue after Kernel upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Boot issue after Kernel upgrade

Can you remove some old kernels in Update Manager, View, Linux kernels? You only need to keep the 2 most recent ones. Can't say if that will solve the problem, but it might help. The inxi -Fza command excerpts: ID-2: /boot size: 704.5 MiB used: 649.5 MiB (92.2%) fs: ext4 You need to focus on cleani...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Boot issue after Kernel upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 459

<SOLVED> Boot issue after Kernel upgrade

I am still pretty new to Linux and everything has been working well with 64-bit Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon edition, but I upgraded the kernel and got an error I don't understand. The new kernel is 5.3.0.51.104. I didn't screen cap the first part of the error notification before I clicked it for furthe...
by Grateful4Linux
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project leader Mark Greaves (Peppermint OS) has died
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: Project leader Mark Greaves (Peppermint OS) has died

Oh my gosh, that is so awful and terribly sad! I didn't know he was ill. Peppermint OS was my first foray into the world of Linux, and I still have it on a very old laptop. I also use Peppermint's ICE software on my Linux Mint installation. I've been very grateful for all of Mark's hard work. What a...
by Grateful4Linux
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 2522

Re: Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

1. Scanner does not work. I have a Epson V550 Perfection flatbed scanner. After several hours of trying to make it work, I found a reference on the SANE trouble shooting site. The scanner is currently unsupported by Linux. The decision points are either buy a new scanner or setup Virtual Box with a...
by Grateful4Linux
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Phones
Replies: 18
Views: 1703

Re: Linux Phones

I've been following Librem 5 and Pinephone for a while, and I would love a Linux phone. I have an Android phone that I hate, and I use it as little as possible, so I don't think I could justify the cost of the Librem 5 for myself. (I'm referring to the cheaper one not made in the USA. The other vers...

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