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by mikeflan
Sat May 18, 2024 8:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: why when i look at packages install I don't see all of them
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: why when i look at packages install I don't see all of them

jarp53 wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 1:12 pm jr@jr-MS-7C88:~$ apt list --installed > package.list

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.
It probably created that package.list file, so look for package.list in the directory your terminal is currently in.
by mikeflan
Sat May 18, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hi Folks, I'm a new user to Linux and I need basic help.
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Hi Folks, I'm a new user to Linux and I need basic help.

used BalenaEtcher to flash it to a 32GB flash Drive. If BE is giving you problems I suggest you use Ventoy for burning the iso. Please type this in a terminal: inxi -Fxxxrzc0 --usb Post the output to this forum in "Code" tags. The button that inserts these Code tags is marked </>, which i...
by mikeflan
Fri May 17, 2024 5:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get rid of Thunderbird
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Can't get rid of Thunderbird

Pjotr wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 4:24 am You did what? Did you log in as root? That's a very bad idea.
Thanks for saying that. I was thinking that too. Sudo is OK and needed, but root is a bad idea.
by mikeflan
Fri May 17, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pika Backup
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Pika Backup

I'm not sure what version you installed, but perhaps this software review will help you:
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pika.png
by mikeflan
Thu May 16, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: HDD activity light sometimes get stuck on
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: HDD activity light sometimes get stuck on

I will have to get a new SSD and learn how to clone the failing drive to the new one.
If there are really 319 bad sectors I don't think I would clone it.
by mikeflan
Wed May 15, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: unable to see full text when using larger fonts for desktop
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: unable to see full text when using larger fonts for desktop

Post a pic or screen shot to the forum: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=2092757#p2092757 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1999476#p1999476 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=2206430#p2206430 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=2207187#p2207187 https://foru...
by mikeflan
Wed May 15, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Moving Timeshift to another drive...... (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Moving Timeshift to another drive...... (SOLVED)

Neither could I find a way to specify where to create the timeshift file.
You open TS, click on Settings, click on the Location tab at the top, and click a radio button for an EXT4 partition found by TS:
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by mikeflan
Wed May 15, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon main menu disappeared [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Cinnamon main menu disappeared [SOLVED]

Would you use a snapshot for this problem and why?
Because it is a good test to see if setting in home is the problem.
Take a snapshot. Restore an older one. Then come back to the current snapshot if you want.
Not real fast and kinda scary, but it generally works well.
by mikeflan
Wed May 15, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: instillation

but the screenshot is not there either
If you don't have a Timeshift snapshot to restore, or a disk or partition image, then you can't easily get back to LM 20.
When upgrading to a different OS, taking a Timeshift snapshot is recommended.
by mikeflan
Tue May 14, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Computer Time Setting? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Computer Time Setting?

Yes, that is a well-known problem that doesn't happen very often for some reason. Here are notes I have on it. windows time is off by 5 hours: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=2295228#p2295228 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=391574 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?...
by mikeflan
Tue May 14, 2024 8:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how do I install GParted on Linux Mint 21.1?
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: how do I install GParted on Linux Mint 21.1?

as it is case sensitive
Software Manager is not case sensitive. Most shell commands are case sensitive.
what would be the shell commands to install GParted from the shell
I think this would work:

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sudo apt-get install gparted
by mikeflan
Tue May 14, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cinnamon main menu disappeared [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 194

Re: Cinnamon main menu disappeared

I think Uninstall might be the correct one to use.

I think a Timeshift snapshot restore is in order.
by mikeflan
Tue May 14, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Zotero and LibreOffice Writer
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Zotero and LibreOffice Writer

Well I'll be darned. My LO Writer 24.2.3.2 does exactly the same :shock: And of the 6 directories you list (and I see in my open dialog box) I don't have these when checking with ls: config data db So in the file open dialog box I double click on data and it opens and shows: . ru.png . I feel like I...
by mikeflan
Tue May 14, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Zotero and LibreOffice Writer
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Zotero and LibreOffice Writer

Lets see if /var/lib/ is there by typing this in a terminal:

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ls -la /var
by mikeflan
Tue May 14, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on HP Elite X2 G1
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Linux Mint on HP Elite X2 G1

Hello and welcome to the forum.

The topic you mention is this one:
viewtopic.php?p=2377234#p2377234

From what I read I think you need to disable Secure Boot in the bios.
Manipulating the bios is not a whole lot of fun, but I think you need to do that.
by mikeflan
Tue May 14, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: After reboot in Terminal mode
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: After reboot in Terminal mode

I would use my Live Boot to restore my ~/.bashrc file from backup. Then restart and see if it boots up.
If not, then I would restore a Timeshift snapshot to see if that helps.
If not, I would do an image restore (via Clonezilla or Foxclone).
If there is no disk image I would do a reinstall of LM.
by mikeflan
Mon May 13, 2024 9:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Moving Timeshift to another drive...... (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Moving Timeshift to another drive......

See if this works for you. I have never tried it.

Copy Timeshift - backup Timeshift with rsync:
viewtopic.php?p=2331964#p2331964
by mikeflan
Mon May 13, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Libreoffice from Libreoffice?

OK, I understand that. There was something in the newer version of LO that I had been using on Mac that I liked. That is probably a good reason to upgrade. I wouldn't spend too much time trying to get the primo install. If by some freak of nature you manage to do so, within 1 - 3 weeks it will no lo...
by mikeflan
Mon May 13, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: After reboot in Terminal mode
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: After reboot in Terminal mode

Every time after startup (reboot) I got a terminal screen. The first line says: Linux Mint 21.2 Victoria COMPUTERNAME tty1 The second line is: COMPUTERNAME login: After loginname, my password is asked. After you enter your password, if you see a prompt type startx and hit enter. Does your system bo...
by mikeflan
Mon May 13, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Infected Websites
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Infected Websites

How do i prevent infected websites from jacking my credit card information in Linux? By being very careful when you enter your CC information. Since LInux doesn't use AVs, what do we do? We don't allow any file to be executed unless you make it executable. Linus YT account was jacked a while back. ...

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