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by Welcome
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: 5 Ways to Disable the Install, Upgrade or Removal of a Package
Replies: 0
Views: 44

5 Ways to Disable the Install, Upgrade or Removal of a Package

5 ways to disable the install, upgrade or removal of a package with apt, aptitude, dpkg, synaptic, and Linux Mint's update manager. Where appropriate, replace the word package below with the actual name of the package you wish to put on hold. apt-mark hold is used to mark a package as held back, whi...
by Welcome
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change USERNAME. [SOLVED] If using an encrypted account, don't do it!!
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Change USERNAME.

Termy wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:45 pm
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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:09 pm
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@Termy & Kadaitcha Man - From another thread, please note that BTCSMS has stated...
BTCSMS wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:31 am
I was recommended I do not change my username (home) name if my user account is encrypted.
So, it stays what it is.
by Welcome
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change USERNAME. [SOLVED] If using an encrypted account, don't do it!!
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Change USERNAME.

Why is hostname so easy to change, but username requires a Level 12 NSA clearance? If you do it, expect errors here, there, and everywhere, but... From looking at the usermod(8) manual page, I see you can run sudo usermod -l new_username old_username to change your username, but that won't rename y...
by Welcome
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] What's the matter with the themes changer program in mint?
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: What's the matter with the themes changer program in mint?

I'm using Cinnamon 20.1 on linuxmint. I added a new theme to home/user/.themes. It doesn't display in the panel so it can be installed. From a quick search I see this has been on ongoing problem with Linuxmint for years. Any idea if this will ever get fixed? After some difficulty I found a way to d...
by Welcome
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Icon themes missing from 20.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Icon themes missing from 20.1 Cinnamon

I don't know about an icon theme named login, but if you go to the Software Manager and enter "icon theme" in the search window, you'll see a large selecion of icon themes. Look at these for some ideas for a good icon theme: https://www.fossmint.com/best-icon-themes-for-linux/ https://itsf...
by Welcome
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Difference between unattended-upgrades and Automatic Updates via Mint Update Manager?
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Difference between unattended-upgrades and Automatic Updates via Mint Update Manager?

Automatic updates performs a full update/upgrade (including security updates). :D You don't need any additional updater. But, if an update is really important and you want it right away, you can always perform an update/upgrade rather than wait for the automatic update to kick in. Be sure to have Ti...
by Welcome
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change USERNAME. [SOLVED] If using an encrypted account, don't do it!!
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Change USERNAME.

...terminal is username@hostname. Is that correct? Yes. It can be done, and I've done it once on a test system. I used the usermod command, but I need to warm you that improper use without specific settings can damage your system. And there may also be problems with certain apps. I have some old no...
by Welcome
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Hello and problem
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Hello and problem

Don't know if this will work, but it might be worth a try... mmmmm, its German! no problem, run it with this parameter to get it in Englesh sudo ./linnwt ../app_en.qm Ref: https://zr6aic.blogspot.com/2016/06/how-setup-your-nwt-spectrum-analyzer-on.html So, one might think that in your case, it'll be...
by Welcome
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How shorten 'recent files' list
Replies: 42
Views: 984

Re: How shorten 'recent files' list

In the Cinnamon source code, the recent files displayed in the recent menu are limited to 20 items: // Showing all recent items isn't viable, GTK.RecentManager can contain // up to 1000 items and this can significantly affect performance // in the JS layer. static const int MAX_RECENT_ITEMS = 20; Re...
by Welcome
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hard drive filling up
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Hard drive filling up

Hi Jon, While waiting for DraganTheMighty to assist further, I had a thought. Go to your trash and empty it to see if that helps. Of course, this would only help if you've placed some very large files in it (or a lot of little ones). Does "Disk Usage Analyzer" on your home folder show anyt...
by Welcome
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: using adb push to transfer files to an android device
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: using adb push to transfer files to an android device

Edit: To revisit the context, OP's original post had ...

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alias acim='adb push /home/oren/Downloads/???.mp3 hero2lte:storage/0012-4040/audiobooks/ACIM lessons'
Android directory "ACIM lessons" with a space ...
by Welcome
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Understanding cron
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Understanding cron

I cannot understand where the user and root crontab files (which are edited/created/removed by the crontab command) are stored... Good luck. I want to know this too, and it is difficult. ... For the location of these files, take a quick look in the /var/spool/cron/crontabs directory. Note: It does ...
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How shorten 'recent files' list
Replies: 42
Views: 984

Re: How shorten 'recent files' list

Pepper-Mint-Patty wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:20 pm
...I thought it would be something rather simple, like changing a number, as i understand now it turns out to be really difficult to write...
It was fun for me, like a puzzle, and I like a challenge. And I learned a thing or two in the process! :D

Edit: added context
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Understanding cron
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Understanding cron

User tables on Debian are situated in the /var/spool/cron/crontabs directory, while the system table is in the same place, namely in /etc/crontab. Job tables specific to Debian packages are located at /etc/cron.d; this is where the cron daemon automatically reads them from. User access is regulated...
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspend button on desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: [SOLVED] Suspend button on desktop?

Might be a file permission problem, or maybe the text in your file. Check the permissions with this (I think I have the right location and name): ls -l ~/Documents/SuspendScript.sh If that looks good, check the contents of your file: cat ~/Documents/SuspendScript.sh Now, as an old timer, I always ma...
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspend button on desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Suspend button on desktop?

Thank you. When I try to save that as SuspendScript.sh I get this error message: Set document metadata failed: Setting attribute metadata::xed-encoding not supported (Xed is the default editor in Xfce). However, a file appears in the directory. I used sudo chmod +x SuspendScript.sh to make it execu...
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Suspend button on desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Suspend button on desktop?

You can create a launcher to do this. Here's a very easy way. Right click on your Desktop, and look for "Create a new launcher here...". If you have that option when you right click, you can easily select it and enter the required information to create a launcher. Your command is correct, ...
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to the community!
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: New to the community!

Good day Jason77,

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums! :D

If you have any problems with Linux Mint, there's many good people here who can help. There's also an Open Chat area that touches many topics from time to time. Enjoy!
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux. New to Forums. What now?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: New to Linux. New to Forums. What now?

Hi DillyDallyDave! Welcome to the Linux Mint forums! There's a lot of good people here who can help with your sound issue. Just do like Pierre says, and someone will try to help. I had the same problem on a number of old laptops. The fix was fairly easy in my case. I just had to add a few lines to a...
by Welcome
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Granny's here now . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: Granny's here now . . .

Hi Ree_49!

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums! :D
Please be kind - I do get cranky now and then.
Kindness and patience are key ingredients for us all.

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