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by austin.texas
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Page scrolls to bottom automatically
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Page scrolls to bottom automatically

Check for stuck keys / dirty keyboard.
by austin.texas
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Timeshift Schedule

Just do manual backups not scheduled ones. Then you can do them at a time and frequency that suits you. Right. You can run the backup at any time later easily with the sleep command. For example, if I want to download a Mint .iso 3 hours after I go to bed, the command would be: sleep 3h ; wget -c h...
by austin.texas
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

While I always support the home teams around here, thankfully the Vikings are not "my" team, as that was a pitiful effort on their part, and fairly torturous to watch. :roll: Joe When I quit watching a game after 3 quarters... that is indeed a pitiful game. I don't really care who made it...
by austin.texas
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File permissions again again
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: File permissions again again

greenstar wrote:OK, so how do I proceed?
tony@tony-G31M-ES2L ~ $ /home/<user>/.cache/dconf/user
bash: user: No such file or directory
tony@tony-G31M-ES2L ~ $

As Cosmo said - that file is a special case, and you can ignore it. It is not a problem.
by austin.texas
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File permissions again again
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Re: File permissions again again

greenstar wrote:But how do I fix it?

First, is there a problem?
What is the result of that command?

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sudo find $HOME ! -user $USER -type f
by austin.texas
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help with upgrade from 17.3 to 18.3 properly?
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: need help with upgrade from 17.3 to 18.3 properly?

#3. copy everything in my old "/home" partition to the new install "/home" folder. I did not partitioned the new setup so it is a folder on "/" When configuring a new installation, copying everything is not a good idea. There are some hidden configuration files in the ...
by austin.texas
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7
Replies: 36
Views: 437

Re: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7

I can't help you a lot with a UEFI system, since I would never use that protocol unless forced to... ⋅  How to prepare for dual boot with Windows and Linux Mint ⋅  [TUTORIAL] Installing Mint on a Windows 8/8.1 UEFI Computer - by gold_finger ⋅  Dual boot: Windows 8 + Ubu...
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7
Replies: 36
Views: 437

Re: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7

Swiso wrote:I see the option to install later the bootloader...could this be an option ?

Yes,
How to re-install Grub on UEFI
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7
Replies: 36
Views: 437

Re: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7

How about if we check to see if you have actually installed Mint 17.3 in Legacy or UEFI :?:
Boot into 17.3 and run this command:

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[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "Currently in EFI mode" || echo "Currently in Legacy mode"
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7
Replies: 36
Views: 437

Re: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7

Pay attention to the location where you want to install the bootloader (Grub) - sda or sdb bootloader-sdb.png What is the difference between installing it in sda or sdb ? I am right in assuming that I should install the bootloader on the same drive where LM 18.3 is installed ? I am at that screen w...
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: forgot root password
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: forgot root password

If you can't remember your user's password, you can set a new one. Boot the computer and select your Mint OS in the Grub menu, but do not press ENTER - instead press e (for EDIT). Arrow down to the line that starts with "linux" It will look something like this: linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-3...
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader on its own partition?
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7

So, I just wanted to make sure if I got this correctly. I can run sudo ubiquity -b and install Mint on an available partition and then upgrade the grub from within the install of the distro that I want to be in control of the Grub menu. Right? That is the way it works with a Legacy/MBR system. With...
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootloader on its own partition?
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7

@austin.texas May I just chime in a question: should one always install the bootloader on a drive or is it possible to do it on it's own partition? Since this what I have done on my tripleboot with Mint installed last. I think it is a matter of preference. I usually want the Grub menu to be control...
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cloning my drive
Replies: 22
Views: 323

Re: Cloning my drive

There are a number of ways to do it. I gave the easiest above. GParted to copy partition to new empty partition, then repair the GRUB. All works fine then. I agree. As Spearmint2 suggested previously, Boot Repair can be used to install Grub. chroot can be used, as detailed in my tutorial . Of cours...
by austin.texas
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7
Replies: 36
Views: 437

Re: upgrading to 18.3 from 17.3 on dual boot dual hdd with win7

This is the advice to follow: "From 17.x to 18.3: a clean upgrade is best, so avoid the upgrade option" Going with version 2, formatting the partition where LM 17.3 is located and installing 18.3 in that partition, is how I should do it ? This guide is very helpful: https://www.tecmint.com...
by austin.texas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Novice here with an external hard drive question.
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: Novice here with an external hard drive question.

As Mute Ant said: The electronics of /dev/sdb is working... but there's no detectable storage... [10510.871404] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 0 512-byte logical blocks: (0 B/0 B) [10510.871406] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 0-byte physical blocks If parted did not report it, I don't have much hope of reviving it. Try: sudo...
by austin.texas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Novice here with an external hard drive question.
Replies: 13
Views: 138

Re: Novice here with an external hard drive question.

It seems like a complete hard drive failure.
What is the result of

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sudo parted --list
by austin.texas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon crashing after login
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Cinnamon crashing after login

I figured if this couldn't be resolved, I would go to Mate. Although, lol, I'm not sure how to go about that. Seen some people say you just need to install Mate and some have said to do the full install of Mint with Mate. Idk. A fresh new install of MATE would be the only reasonable strategy. Insta...
by austin.texas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cinnamon crashing after login
Replies: 13
Views: 141

Re: Cinnamon crashing after login

I suspect that you might have better luck with MATE or xfce rather than Cinnamon on the old machine.
If you really want to stick with Cinnamon, you might try Mint 18.1 or 18.2 - or even 17.3
The different graphics stacks in the older Mint versions might work better for you.
by austin.texas
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Record which drivers are installed [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Record which drivers are installed

I am glad you got it worked out !
Please go to your first post, click the EDIT (pencil) icon, and add [SOLVED] to the title.

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