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by JoeFootball
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 15

20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

Noticed we just passed the 20 year mark yesterday. :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem

Joe
by JoeFootball
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version for old PC
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Which version for old PC

diabolikos wrote:HP Compaq DC7100... What do you think is the best version of Mint for such an old PC?

For that, I would try LM 18.3 Xfce.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon crashes on startup, can't restart
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Cinnamon crashes on startup, can't restart

I haven't been using my Mint 17.1 laptop all that much, so haven't had much opportunity for learning the basics. Acer Aspire 7552 v1.12 Quad core AMD Phenom II X920 Thanks for any assistance..... Perhaps this is an opportunity an OS upgrade, and to a desktop environment more fitting for that hardwa...
by JoeFootball
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nice Mint promo
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Nice Mint promo

tovian wrote:you can see the author is using Mint to do the task

Running in VirtualBox on Windows 10. *sigh* :roll:

Joe
by JoeFootball
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Level 1-3 updates good enough?
Replies: 34
Views: 781

Re: Level 1-3 updates good enough?

Other users surely have other strategies. Would be interesting to see what other people do. Speaking for myself, I like to see all of what's available for all levels. Then I select & apply (typically) all updates for Level 1-3, and only Security (indicated by the exclamation point icon) updates...
by JoeFootball
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shutdown needs long time
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Shutdown needs long time

Dave B wrote:sudo xed /etc/fstab

Using sudo for graphical applications will eventually cause problems. It's better to use gksudo for such, for example...

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gksudo xed /etc/fstab

sudo should only be used for terminal applications.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Level 1-3 updates good enough?
Replies: 34
Views: 781

Re: Level 1-3 updates good enough?

SyncroScales wrote:Are there any other imaging programs?

I've used Clonezilla Live for years to make bare metal restore images of my entire hard drive.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Accounting Software
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Accounting Software

I can confirm that GnuCash is an active, supportive, documented project, and is what I use for my limited needs in personal finance, when I have the discipline to keep up with it (maybe 2018...).

Another one for your consideration is KMyMoney, but I prefer GnuCash over it for myself.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install userid and password
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Install userid and password

I believe the credentials for a live session are User = mint and no password.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] Can I reuse the SWAP partition ?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Can I reuse the SWAP partition ?

Augmenting Flemur's comment, I had that same issue when I installed a non-Linux Mint distro, but I've not had that happen with previous Linux Mint versions.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] Can I reuse the SWAP partition ?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Can I reuse the SWAP partition ?

... if I can mark the SAME partition as the swap partition for both of the Mint OS's I will have installed ... Yes, on one of my PCs, I have four versions of LM on one disk, all successfully using the same swap partition. I can see where this could be a disaster if I booted the second OS while the ...
by JoeFootball
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wrap text with xed
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: wrap text with xed

I can't speak to xed, but if you're looking to wrap a text file to 80 characters, you can use the fmt command, such as...

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fmt w 80 file.txt

...where you can also create a modified version of the original as...

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fmt w 80 original.txt | modified.txt

Joe
by JoeFootball
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot time excessive 50 seconds
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Boot time excessive 50 seconds

I was coincidentally just reading this article on getting modern Linux to run on an ancient 486 box, where it took 11 minutes to boot. :)

Joe
by JoeFootball
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] Update failed
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Update failed

NickByford wrote:linux-libc-dev_4.4.0-108.131_i386.deb

That file is indeed no longer in the repository, but newer linux-libc-dev_4.4.0-109.132_i386.deb is as of yesterday. Refresh your package lists and try again.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Security/Antivirus Software?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Security/Antivirus Software?

Have a read of this article from the Easy Linux Tips Project. It should answer your questions. :)

Joe
by JoeFootball
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Issue with HP Spectre X360 laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Issue with HP Spectre X360 laptop

MurphCID wrote:Anyone have any idea?

I have an HP laptop which will not boot on AC power if the battery is totally dead or removed. My guess is that you had a faulty battery, which lost all charge and wouldn't accept any further.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to run text-based browser Lynx
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: How to run text-based Opera browser

I've just downloaded and extracted Opera, the text-based browser ... Is Opera text-based? I always thought it was a GUI. I'll appreciate any help from this forum. If you're looking for a popular text-based browser, I know that Lynx is available in the repositories. Check your Software Manager, as t...
by JoeFootball
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Forgot User and password
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Forgot User and password

j_silv wrote:I did the install and everything and I forgot to take down my username.

Perhaps just re-installing is an option? If not, this article may help, but it may be a little tedious, and requires you to at least know your user name.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Lightweight distros for old computers
Replies: 106
Views: 6870

Re: Lightweight distros for old computers

Moem wrote:Thanks for the pointer, JoeFootball!

You're welcome. :) I figured it was the RAM because you said XP ran when the 512 MB was in there, but then wouldn't boot with the 2 GB, nor any of the other distros you tried as well.

Joe

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