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by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Still got an old TV? How to cripple broadband signals for an entire village...
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Still got an old TV? How to cripple broadband signals for an entire village...

This would make for a great "War of the Worlds" in a "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" flavor, where Earth has been invaded by superior beings in unstoppable machines. Until one day, when some old codger gets up one morning, puts the kettle on, switches on the news to see what all the fuss is about...
by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Programs launch but do not bring up usable window in mint cinnamon 20
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Programs launch but do not bring up usable window in mint cinnamon 20

BugCatcher1951 wrote:CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: AMD A4-7300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Without seeing your RAM and other specs., you may want to consider a version of Linux Mint other than LM 20 Cinnamon.

I'd like to think that LM 19.3 Xfce or LM 18.3 Xfce would make good candidates.
by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade to 20, how do I stabilize 19.3 before upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Upgrade to 20, how do I stabilize 19.3 before upgrade?

Can I "erase and install" without losing everything that is on the hard drive? The "erase" part of that does indeed result in removing everything from the hard drive. :) Or should I just save everything and install a new version of 19.3 instead of 20? That's certainly an option. Or you could review...
by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software update behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Software update behavior

Am I pointing to third-party mirrors then? Yes, for example, the link you provided is for the University of Kent, which syncs against the main LM mirror. What is it yourself and Hoser Rob are pointing to? Speaking for myself, I use the URLs that I posted before. Edit ... Main: packages.linuxmint.co...
by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software update behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Software update behavior

Allow me to preface by saying that the third-party mirrors are supposed to be in sync, and they typically update themselves in a timely manner. I wouldn't want anyone to infer otherwise. That said, Linux Mint and Ubuntu do not govern the third-party mirrors, and there are times when some may be dela...
by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software update behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Software update behavior

I agree with Hoser Rob. If you're looking for the earliest updates, go to the source.
by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed to update
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Failed to update

longshanks68 wrote:

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W: Failed to fetch http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/packages.linuxmint.com/packages/pool/upstream/f/firefox/firefox_79.0+linuxmint1+tricia_i386.deb
  404  Not Found [IP: 212.219.56.184 80].
For whatever reason, that mirror does not have that package. As such, I would try a different mirror.
by JoeFootball
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: which installation method 19.3 to 20
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: which installation method 19.3 to 20

Howard_P wrote: Can folks suggest the best way to get a good, accurate install that is not technologically challenging
Echoing Kadaitcha Man's recommendation, I always do clean installs for new codebase versions. Just adding that LM 19.3 is still supported until April 2023.
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition SOLVED!
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition

freshtamatic wrote: I've enabled legacy mode.
As such, does the installer now still ask for a EFI partition?
freshtamatic wrote:Is there a way to burn the USB key so that it isn't UEFI?
It's not how the USB drive is burned, but how it's booted.
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition SOLVED!
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition

Don't want EFI, any tips where this might be found in the BIOS? For the install, you should just need to boot it via the computer's boot menu. Doing so is different for each computer, but it's usually one of the function keys that brings it up when you first power on. Perhaps it even says what key ...
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition SOLVED!
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition

Ok, what should I create in Gparted for it to work? If you really want to embrace the UEFI world (for reasons unknown), you just need a small partition for the EFI stuff. More info ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFI_system_partition Otherwise, boot the installation media without EFI, most common...
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition SOLVED!
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition

freshtamatic wrote: ... or an EFI something.
That would indeed be different than a root partition. Regardless, I would suggest going with antikythera's recommendation to resolve this.
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Still got an old TV? How to cripple broadband signals for an entire village...
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: Still got an old TV? How to cripple broadband signals for an entire village...

That poor person, I can't imagine how he/she felt. If this had been going on for 18 months in a village, you know he/she had to have heard about it, and never suspecting him/herself as the culprit. "7 AM, time for the morning news." :oops:
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition SOLVED!
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition

freshtamatic wrote: I did try it, but it still wanted a partition.
See the red highlighted area below ...

installer-partitions.jpg
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition SOLVED!
Replies: 17
Views: 230

Re: Trying to install LM but it wants a root partition

I choose 'something else' during installation and select the unallocated partition. Once I choose it, it asks for a root partition. Are you assigning the partition with a / mount point? You need that at a minimum. Edit: More info ... https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to install a tar.bz2 and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Trying to install a tar.bz2 and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!

Also, to avoid this in the future, how can I tell if there is something to compile in future tarballs I download? Do I just look for an executable? That would make sense but I want to be sure. I would say there isn't a universal way to be sure, especially without documentation. Does Mozilla assume ...
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to install a tar.bz2 and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Trying to install a tar.bz2 and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!

James_Smith wrote: What would that look like? What would the extension be?
I'd have to look, but isn't it just firefox?

Edit: That's it ...

Screenshot.jpg
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to install a tar.bz2 and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Trying to install a tar.bz2 and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong!

James_Smith wrote: I know I'm skipping a step or something... I'm just not sure what it is.
How about the Firefox executable? :) I don't think there's anything to compile.
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 20 x64 "Ulyana" - On Files & Folders Follies
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: LM 20 x64 "Ulyana" - On Files & Folders Follies

Flemur wrote: A directory is a file.
Correct! :) I was just trying to provide some further context for the OP, as I suspect he/she downloaded an archive and extracted it to a directory.
by JoeFootball
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM 20 x64 "Ulyana" - On Files & Folders Follies
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: LM 20 x64 "Ulyana" - On Files & Folders Follies

Flemur wrote: There's more than one xdm* file there
Or there's a directory and file. e.g., the downloaded tarball and its extracted directory.

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