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by jeffjot
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: HexChat opened on its own on my Desktop???
Replies: 3
Views: 164

HexChat opened on its own on my Desktop???

Had just completed an installation of v20, and had posted some issues here. I came back to my screen and a program called "HexChat" had opened on my desktop with the following message: >>>>> * Now talking on #linuxmint-help * Topic for #linuxmint-help is: Official Linux Mint Support Channe...
by jeffjot
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't add shortcuts to new task bars - New v20 Install
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Can't add shortcuts to new task bars - New v20 Install

Its these simple things that end up with me spending half the day trying to get the functionality I already had to begin with.
I swear I am turning updates OFF and never upgrading LINUX MINT again.........,never, never, ever....... lol
#V20forLife
by jeffjot
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't add shortcuts to new task bars - New v20 Install
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Can't add shortcuts to new task bars - New v20 Install

It appears "Mate-Panel" is the new app that doesn't work to add shortcuts, and 'gnome-panel' is the old one that allows to add shortcuts.
Re-installing 'gnome-panel' and 'gnome-panel-control' won't launch, so maybe you need to uninstall 'Mate-Panel' first?
by jeffjot
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint
Replies: 67
Views: 4771

Re: Things that annoy me in Linux Mint

I hate that you can't add shortcuts easily to the 'panel bars', and in v20 it seems impossible to add any at all. Panel shortcuts are pretty much the main reason you have an OS to begin with, to organize and launch the programs your PC. The one thing I miss from Ubuntu :(
by jeffjot
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't add shortcuts to new task bars - New v20 Install
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Can't add shortcuts to new task bars - New v20 Install

New v20 installation. The OS came with only a shortcut panel bar at the bottom of the screen. I right clicked this and "Add a New Panel", and added one at the top. However, its blank, and there appears to be no way to add any shortcut to it. If I right click, there is only Panel Settings a...
by jeffjot
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

Yes, this is a happy ending :!: :? After the BIOS setup changes (listed earlier) I was able to create a /, swap and home partition pretty straightforward. After that the installation WAS a breeze, just plain clicking through. The problem all along was Linux off the bootable live USB couldn't recogni...
by jeffjot
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

Someone did recognize the problem. It was just on another page of this forum :)
Anyway, no worries my hindsight is 2020 and I'm just glad to go forward. Except of course, nobody wants to look back to that year........
by jeffjot
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

I found the answer :) :) This was on another forum on this page: DUAL BOOT WINDOWS 10: 1. Create a Win 10 recovery drive (using Win 10 utility) just in case something goes wrong 2. Defrag & shrink the Windows volume to make room for Linux 3. Disable "fast startup" (r-click start --> po...
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

The download links are not good, most of them are all failing.
I don't know why no one will give me a specific link.
I give up..... I'm going to try installing Ubuntu :( So far that iso is downloading fine, they just had one link to click and its working.
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

Can someone just give me a freaking link to an ACTUAL ISO that will work? And not some page with 59 links to choose from. Thanks I would appreciate
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

Yes I've read your posts. I've been at this for two days now.
Its not a hardware problem. There is nothing wrong with the desktop server and the USB drive is fine.
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

I'd love to stay with Linux Mint, but I just cannot get the blinging thing loaded. I tried v19 and went through the steps here, and they totally didn't work: https://linuxhint.com/install_linux_mint_19/ As far as a hardware problem, I have a brand new desktop computer, right out of the box! Its a DE...
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

I'm just going to try installing v19. I'm assuming that v20 is just not fully tested, idk
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

Okay I tried right clicking the second .iso file I downloaded today and "Make Bootable USB Stick", and created a bootable USB that way. I booted on the new computer and brought up a live instance of Linux Mint v20. But once again when I try to install, I get to the screen "Installatio...
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

I think I know the problem with UNETbootin. When running this software, it allows you to select Linux Mint as the OS to create a bootable USB, but the versions from the drop-down only go up to 15, not 20. So I chose 15 of course. Maybe this is why it won't install the OS? But the bootable USB starts...
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

Perhaps v20 is just not fully vetted for bugs?
Maybe I should try installing v19. Though I imagine support for that will kick off before long :/
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

I seem to have been able to get Etcher to run, and can select an ISO file I downloaded, but 'Select Target' 'Plug a Target Drive' won't recognize the USB flash drive, even with it plugged in. It just says "Select (0)". I think Etcher is a bust also. I guess I could try UNETbootin again, bu...
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

I never understood why Linux never gives instructions on how to install things. Windows sucks but at least they always have clear step thrus. Etcher for instance. WTH? I download and have a file called 'balenaEtcher-1.5.113-x64.AppImage', but absolutely no idea what to actually do with it. How hard ...
by jeffjot
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load *SOLVED*
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Installing Linux Mint v20 dual boot, won't load

I tried loading RUFUS, I couldn't get it to work. Apparently UNETbootin doesn't work either, that gave me the original errors. When I tried to verify the iso file I downloaded, I tried executing this line: gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-key "27DE B156 44C6 B3CF 3BD7 D291 3...

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