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by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A Reboot Method that Always Works?
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: A Reboot Method that Always Works?

I too had read many instructions detailing that both Alt and SysRq had to be held throughout the procedure, but within the last year, I've learned that it's indeed just Alt that needs to be held down throughout. I've found better results with the left Alt key vs. the right one (but this may be circu...
by JoeFootball
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting stuff to work
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Getting stuff to work

Ta for any help Welcome to the forums, Rog. :) While I don't have your specific hardware to troubleshoot, I can suggest these articles from the Easy Linux Tips Project (maintained by a regular here on the forums)... Brother printers: how to install them in Linux Mint How to solve internet connectio...
by JoeFootball
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit
Replies: 17
Views: 401

Re: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit

It was Mint 18.2 64 bit and there was no V2 in the File name. LM 19 was the release that had a V2 in the ISO file name (the initial release had an installation bug for some people). Be sure that you're verifying the ISO before you burn it to DVD, USB, etc. Also, if burning to DVD, write using the s...
by JoeFootball
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

I'm hard pressed to name people that would care about this and not have the technical know-how to follow one of the many tutorials for doing the same with a Raspberry Pi. To your point, my credit card has not left my wallet. :) And thanks for that Hacker News discussion. I agree with how that artic...
by JoeFootball
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

It's an interesting concept but a lot is riding on people willing to pay 4 times as much yearly as for a no-ads email provider, or 8 times as much for rolling your own solution with No-IP and a Raspberry Pi. Yes, I agree that you can't overlook that price tag, and for people who have the skills to ...
by JoeFootball
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to locate nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Unable to locate nvidia drivers

... I can not see how that can be true for every distro of Linux I can't speak to this specific article, but you are correct that many "solutions" you may find on the Internet are distribution-specific, and may not indicate that fact as well. Thanks again for the help. You're welcome, and good luck...
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Authorization password
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Authorization password

carum carvi wrote:Joe, what's the best advice you can give newbies concering encryption software for seperate files?
A new conversation warrants a new topic. :)

Joe
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File encryption ideas for newbies
Replies: 16
Views: 295

File encryption ideas for newbies

Branching off from another topic... Joe, what's the best advice you can give newbies concering encryption software for seperate files? I have read during install that encryption of the entire disk is not advised for newbies, only for advanced users. I have tried it once anyway, although I am still a...
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What's better for Linux
Replies: 32
Views: 678

Re: What's better for Linux

For the uneducated (such as myself), "... se tutti gli sviluppatori lavorassero sullo stesso prodotto si accelererebbe ancora di più il miglioramento di un sistema operativo.", translates to English as something like, "... if all the developers worked on the same product, the improvement of an opera...
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to locate nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Unable to locate nvidia drivers

Rock Ingersol wrote:Thank you for the help and I do appreciate it
You're quite welcome.
Rock Ingersol wrote:... not bother with updating drivers ever again unless they are offered in the update manager.
That is definitely an option. :)

Joe
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to locate nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Unable to locate nvidia drivers

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. Looks like it is suggesting I update to the 390.87 drivers but I am ...
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to locate nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Unable to locate nvidia drivers

So if I understand correctly then all I have to do is: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt install nvidia-driver-396 That's what you should have done originally, but not now. You've already added the PPA (first command), so no need to do that again. You sti...
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to locate nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Unable to locate nvidia drivers

I remember I had to do that once before because I used a command twice and it created a duplicate or something and things wouldn't install after that. Yes, I think you can cause duplicate issues by adding a PPA twice or something like that. So, let's take a look at these commands and get an underst...
by JoeFootball
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to locate nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Unable to locate nvidia drivers

Rock Ingersol wrote:Not sure what to do or if I need to clean things up now that those terminal commands didn't work?
After you added the PPA, did you refresh your cache so it reflects newly added sources?

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sudo apt-get update
Joe
by JoeFootball
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird 60 Released
Replies: 25
Views: 1752

Re: Thunderbird 60 Released

Confirmed: Thunderbird 60.2.1 in the Ubuntu repositories as of today (15 October 2018), for 18.04 (LM 19), 16.04 (LM 18.x), and 14.04 (LM 17.x), for 64-bit and 32-bit architectures.

Joe
by JoeFootball
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Authorization password
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Authorization password

...has total acces to all the private files with this workaround. And even without the workaround as well. If someone has physical access to a computer, the hard drive can be removed, and mounted as a separate volume on another computer, without the need to boot the OS that resides on the compromis...
by JoeFootball
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit
Replies: 17
Views: 401

Re: Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64 bit

"No root file system. No root file system is defined. Please correct from the partitioning menu." Augmenting Karl's above advice, see this page of the Linux Mint Installation Guide. About halfway down there's a section that starts, "If you want to manage the partitions or specify which partitions t...
by JoeFootball
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Authorization password
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Authorization password

I think the easiest thing for me is going to be back up and reinstall. I guess I want to make sure that I'm not missing anything easy and to be a cautionary tale. It's a little tedious, but here's another option for your consideration... Forgotten password: how to recover from this in Linux Mint Joe

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