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by linux-rox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Updated Kernel - and Guest Additions Relationship?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Updated Kernel - and Guest Additions Relationship?

... should I run the Guest Additions program after every kernel update? To be clear, no question about it, this isn't necessary. Or even useful or helpful. my understanding <albeit unclear> is that older Guest Additions will run on mismatched VB machines...sub optimally. The mismatch which matters ...
by linux-rox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to determine if the update to a newer version is successful?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: How to determine if the update to a newer version is successful?

What I would do is check the "What's New" page for the new release and confirm the upgrade has those features.
by linux-rox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: windows updates destroyed grub boot
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: windows updates destroyed grub boot

... reinstall jus the OS because I need some data on Mint partition. No need to reinstall. Boot the live session, then use that to copy the data off the Mint partition to a USB drive. Don't know what's up with Grub, but 18.3 only has a couple months of support left, so probably best to install LM20...
by linux-rox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub error after kernel update, help reinstalling grub?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Grub error after kernel update, help reinstalling grub?

... my files are there so I tried sudo update-grub ... Don't have any suggestions for the main problem, but will point out that this command run in a live session won't update Grub of the installed system. Instead, it will try to update Grub of the live session. To update Grub of the installed syst...
by linux-rox
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change default printer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: How to change default printer ?

Well, Let me then just briefly say again that I have used Mint MATE for many years now and in all installations so has the OPPORTUNITY to print to a PDF existed. Repeating doesn't make it true. Just checked VMs for both 17.3 and 18.3. No PDF printer installed, though several apps have a print-to-fi...
by linux-rox
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repairing USB sticks with mint
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Repairing USB sticks with mint

A computer, whatever the OS, is supposed to work with other bits of technology eg cameras and networks. Linux does a better job of compatibility than Windows, but apparently (per AndyMH) SD cards is something it doesn't handle as well. In any event, that wasn't the issue in this thread and not the ...
by linux-rox
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repairing USB sticks with mint
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Repairing USB sticks with mint

You will find that some media formatted in a camera will not play nicely in linux, no idea why. The SD cards from my camera (pentax) cannot be read when plugged into the SD card slot in my laptop. Out of curiosity, does Windows in VirtualBox solve this problem? Can the files then be transferred ove...
by linux-rox
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repairing USB sticks with mint
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Repairing USB sticks with mint

... I might expect Linux tools to fix sd cards to be readily available ... What a bunch of malarkey. You expect Linux to be better at cleaning up Windows' mistakes than is Windows itself? There are plenty of good reasons to stay with Windows if it's working for you. This, though, may be the lamest ...
by linux-rox
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use

sacole bone , reviewing the thread, I realize we never figured out why you filled the root/system partition in the first place. Shouldn't have happened in a few days, even saving Timeshift snapshots on a modestly-sized root partition. So, either you installed a lot of Flatpak apps and/or you fiddle...
by linux-rox
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use

This contains the boot files. Clarification. An EFI partition contains only boot loaders. The rest of the boot files, including grub.cfg and the kernels, are in the /boot directory of the root/system partition. Also, as I'm sure you know but for the OP's benefit, in the typical dual boot scenario w...
by linux-rox
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why can't I disable System Reports?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Why can't I disable System Reports?

Once you remove the app from Startup Applications and reboot, does System Reports appear in the system tray? Does it show as an open process (mintreport) in System Monitor? If neither of those things are true, simply ignore the check mark on the right-click menu.
by linux-rox
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift looping
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Timeshift looping

I thought the program would do that itself, as I think this would apply to every installation ? You think it's typical to give /srv its own partition? Not for a desktop. Indeed, I can't imagine why you think it's a good idea. In any event, having set up the system that way, yeah, you're supposed to...
by linux-rox
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use

Scratch the word baseline. Create a snapshot, or let Timeshift do so per a schedule.
by linux-rox
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repairing USB sticks with mint
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Repairing USB sticks with mint

You're being unrealistic. It isn't Linux's job to repair a Windows file system. Conversely, what do you think would happen if you tried to repair a Linux file system with Windows? Would you consider its inability to do so a defect or omission? I wouldn't. Only other potential solution which comes to...
by linux-rox
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change default printer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: How to change default printer ?

All I did was apt install cups-pdf, which actually installs printer-driver-cups-pdf.
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In a clean VM (Mate 19.3), first screenshot is default, second is after installing cups-pdf.
by linux-rox
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Repairing USB sticks with mint
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: Repairing USB sticks with mint

If that doesn't work, take the stick to a friend with a Windows machine and run chkdsk from Command Line.
by linux-rox
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: Linux is not booting on my PC after a couple days of use

No need to reinstall. Boot a live session (same thing as you used to install). Open Timeshift. Delete all the snapshots on the internal drive. Reboot the installed system. Set up some other location to save snapshots. Create a baseline snapshot. Carry on.
by linux-rox
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change default printer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: How to change default printer ?

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by linux-rox
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: what does Linux Mint USB image writer do ?
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: what does Linux Mint USB image writer do ?

... apparently, it got damaged bad. This is how superstitions get started. :) Unless you tried the dd procedure* (or something similar by GUI), how do you know the flash drive was damaged? Could have been merely confused. Moreover, I can think of no way for Image Writer to damage a flash drive. Whi...
by linux-rox
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: what does Linux Mint USB image writer do ?
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: what does Linux Mint USB image writer do ?

So, either i'm doing something wrong or the application doesn't do what you explain here. Or there's a defect in the flash drive. Or it's got a bit of sticky formatting not cleared by erasing the partition table. Try this: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx bs=1M count=10. Be sure to specify the corr...

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