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by ZenBeam
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: process won't die?
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: process won't die?

I was having the same problem and found this recent thread. Firefox and Chromium both froze, and I killed them using the X in the upper right corner. I was unable to restart them, however. After checking system monitor, there were three Firefox processes showing, and several Chromium. Trying to kill...
by ZenBeam
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package

Thanks both of you. I edited the status file and the one package was corrupted, with some binary data instead of text like the rest of the file. I deleted that package's section, reinstalled the package, and updates are working again.
by ZenBeam
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package

Those give me the same error: zenbeam@Revolution:~$ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for zenbeam: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer requ...
by ZenBeam
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package

Trying to install software, and got the error that I have a broken package. Eventually was able to find that I should run Synaptic Package Manager to fix it, but when I do so, that throws up an error as well. The package is phonon4qt5-backend-vlc Phonon4Qt5 VLC backend I marked it for reinstallation...
by ZenBeam
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Questions about kernels and kernel support
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Questions about kernels and kernel support

I'm not interested in dealing with changing kernels. I chose 19.3 because it said it was LTS, and it's not.
by ZenBeam
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Questions about kernels and kernel support
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Questions about kernels and kernel support

I don't want to have to deal with the kernel updating. That's what broke my system.
by ZenBeam
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Questions about kernels and kernel support
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Questions about kernels and kernel support

So it sounds like the blog for Mint 19.3 is wrong.
Linux Mint 19.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023.
I guess I need to switch to the 4.15 kernel, so I don't have to keep changing kernels. Assuming that works...
by ZenBeam
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Questions about kernels and kernel support
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Questions about kernels and kernel support

I recently downloaded the Mint 19.3 Cinnamon DVD and installed it on my laptop. I had screwed up an older installation, and I was happy that this was a LTS version, with support until 2023. I was looking at the kernels in the Update Manager, and I was surprised to see the the active kernel I have in...
by ZenBeam
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Did I just delete all my data on a drive by using Timeshift?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Did I just delete all my data on a drive by using Timeshift?

OK, Timeshift is causing this. If my drive is unmounted and I mount it by clicking on it in nemo, under devices, it is mounted normally at /media/zenbeam/linux, and is usable by me. If I then open Timeshift, Timeshift seems to work normally. I can select a Snapshot to browse, and it can find them un...
by ZenBeam
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Did I just delete all my data on a drive by using Timeshift?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Did I just delete all my data on a drive by using Timeshift?

OK, thanks. Timeshift adding its folder to the partition is what I was expecting. I've tracked down where the drive is. I think it used to be at /media/zenbeam/linux, and is now at /media/root/linux, and requires root permission to access. So at least I haven't lost anything. I'm not sure why it's o...
by ZenBeam
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Did I just delete all my data on a drive by using Timeshift?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

[SOLVED] Did I just delete all my data on a drive by using Timeshift?

I just upgraded to Mint 19 (19.3), and Timeshift was recommended at startup, so I was trying it out. It says "Snapshots can be saved to any disk formatted with a Linux file system." It offered me a large partition as the default choice, so I accepted that, since I couldn't find any informa...
by ZenBeam
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I add partitions to my grub menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: How do I add partitions to my grub menu?

sda1 looks bogus, but is that the reason you think the OSs are not getting on the grub menu? I guess I expected os-prober would return something, so when all it said was "Failed to probe /dev/sda1 for filesystem type" I thought it crashed on the first entry and didn't continue. But maybe ...
by ZenBeam
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I add partitions to my grub menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: How do I add partitions to my grub menu?

So, how do I add Windows 7 and a second bootable partition to the grub menu? Run sudo os-prober to check. Based on the below, run sudo update-grub to update the grub menu. (which is in /boot/grub/grub.cfg) I have one hard drive, sda. Linux Mint is on sda5, which itself is on the extended partition ...
by ZenBeam
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I add partitions to my grub menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 428

How do I add partitions to my grub menu?

I have a partition I want to add to my grub boot menu. I've been trying to figure out where the right grub configuration file is, but I just can't tell. There are grub files in three or four places. I tried running sudo update-grub thinking maybe it would find it, since it's set to bootable. Instead...
by ZenBeam
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unusual Kernel 4.13 issue
Replies: 29
Views: 1934

Re: Unusual Kernel 4.13 issue

I had to completely remove the 4.13 kernels, because they kept getting selected by default when I booted. And then my system kept freezing up. There's probably a way to tell it to use a lower numbered kernel by default, but I don't know how, so deleting the higher numbered kernels was the easiest so...
by ZenBeam
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Suspend lock out in mint 18 32bit
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Suspend lock out in mint 18 32bit

I had to completely remove the 4.13 kernels, because they kept getting selected by default when I booted. And then my system kept freezing up. There's probably a way to tell it to use a lower numbered kernel by default, but I don't know how, so deleting the higher numbered kernels was the easiest so...
by ZenBeam
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Suspend lock out in mint 18 32bit
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Suspend lock out in mint 18 32bit

I was having problems with my computer not coming out of suspend, and solved it by switching to kernel 4.4 from 4.13 after reading this thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=261573 I'm on 64 bit, but it may still work for 32 bit. To install the 4.4 kernel, in Update Manager, ...
by ZenBeam
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I make .txt open in xed by default
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: How do I makje .txt open in xed by default

You have 2 options. 1. Open the Nemo preferences -> behavior -> select in the second group of options (executable text files) the middle option (for displaying executable text files). Done. 2. Open the preferences of the questioned file and remove the attribute to execute it. Thanks, option 1 worked.
by ZenBeam
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I make .txt open in xed by default
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: How do I makje .txt open in xed by default

I deleted the second line, but nothing changed.
by ZenBeam
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I make .txt open in xed by default
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: How do I makje .txt open in xed by default

austin.texas wrote:What is the result of:

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grep -r "text/plain=" .*
(wait for the command to complete - it takes a minute or so...)
./.config/mimeapps.list:text/plain=xed.desktop
./.config/mimeapps.list:text/plain=xreader.desktop;xed.desktop;

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