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by caf4926
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desktop vs Home folder
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Desktop vs Home folder

Personally I use 'dd'
But it's not for everyone
by caf4926
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desktop vs Home folder
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Desktop vs Home folder

Actually the use of the 'Desktop' as was traditional in windows is a poor choice and it's not one I would recommend
But you can use it as you describe

There is a backup tool in Mint, but I have no experience of it's use
My guess is it will be good or they wouldn't put it there.
by caf4926
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: (SOLVED)partition for docs so they survive system crash/reinstall?
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Re: partition for docs so they survive system crash/reinstall?

If you create a /home partition (I do this) then it need never be formatted really. At least in my case, I have had no need to for years now and even if you start a new installation you would simply set the mount point and not format it. I use ext4 still Never ever had an issue Creating an additiona...
by caf4926
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: get rid of old wine for new wine
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: get rid of old wine for new wine

mariaperson wrote:hi caf4926, but you did mention starting with a fresh .wine. So i was trying to do that by getting rid of everything else first. :?
Please check what I said here
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=261781#p1416177
by caf4926
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: get rid of old wine for new wine
Replies: 23
Views: 430

Re: get rid of old wine for new wine

Maria I'm not sure why you started another thread on this matter, but you will be getting in a mess IMO with so many conflicting ideas. I'm not saying they are wrong, as it is possible to do things in many different ways. But you didn't explain that you already had the wine builds PPA Installing win...
by caf4926
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: installed 'wtlib2016' from a dvd but it keeps crashing!!
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: installed 'wtlib2016' from a dvd but it keeps crashing!!

Sometimes its worth testing a new .wine and re-installing I usually just rename the existing .wine to something like .~wine Then run the WTLIB install again If it works you can eventually delete the old folder you renamed You can also ask here for help https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sCla...
by caf4926
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: installed 'wtlib2016' from a dvd but it keeps crashing!!
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: installed 'wtlib2016' from a dvd but it keeps crashing!!

Screenshot from 2018-01-17 05-05-12.png
Here is what I have installed under wine
by caf4926
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Not Installing On A Fresh SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Mint Not Installing On A Fresh SSD

But you can boot to the live mint system from a USB?

If you use Gparted first can you create your partition layout on the SSD?
ie; root, home, swap ?
by caf4926
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: installed 'wtlib2016' from a dvd but it keeps crashing!!
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: installed 'wtlib2016' from a dvd but it keeps crashing!!

You need to add the latest wine for wtlib To do that follow these instructions: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging If apt-get complains about missing dependencies, install them, then repeat the last two steps (upd...
by caf4926
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Time to clone and upgrade laptop HDD to SSD
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Time to clone and upgrade laptop HDD to SSD

Sounds like you already went ahead But I have done similar to what you are asking but I did it this way: Copy the entire HDD (running from a live USB system) and using something like this ionice -c3 ddrescue /dev/sda /media/sdx1/laptop.iso Writing it back to the new drive something like this ionice ...
by caf4926
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

thanks mate, at that price it would be worth a go . what is different in this adapter to the one i have and will it work in both windose and mint..? thanks for the help It is sure to be fine in Windows As for the difference I can't say It's for the 2.4GHz only I think, not sure what your current de...
by caf4926
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

You know, there are loads of usb wireless adapters out there that work OOTB in Linux
eg
https://tinyurl.com/ycmqbjdw
by caf4926
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Some flash contents not playing
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Some flash contents not playing

Thanks "caf4926" I tried that method also using wine. But installed firefox is not even opening it says firefox encountered a serious problem and need to be closed. and for flash plugin it's showing "File not found." After some search, i found that some guys said it can be resolved by installing "l...
by caf4926
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Some flash contents not playing
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Some flash contents not playing

You know some sites are just plain awkward and don't comply with open standards, perhaps they don't even need to.

Trouble is no one can really test this easily unless they live in the area required

Have you tried the drm workaround using FF in wine?
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2028
by caf4926
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Router/Firewall in Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Router/Firewall in Linux Mint

If you have a static IP
Would using something like opendns not be adequate?
by caf4926
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 18.2 Never SLEEPS ! (suspend)
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Mint 18.2 Never SLEEPS ! (suspend)

It can sometimes be an issue related to the GPU - For example nVidia and the driver
It's a longtime since I experienced any issues though so I don't recall the solution/s
by caf4926
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 907

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

Subaru Forester sti
by caf4926
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: That was Easy
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: That was Easy

For those that are interested: System: Kernel: 4.10.0-40-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: System: Notebook (portable) product: W65_67SJ Mobo: Notebook model: W65_67SJ Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.05.01 date: 07/24/2015 CPU: Dual core Intel Co...
by caf4926
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: That was Easy
Replies: 3
Views: 318

That was Easy

Just inherited, after a fashion, a laptop with Optimus Graphics (Intel/nVidia)

No jumping thru hoops in Mint
nVidia prime I noticed was already installed
I ran the driver installer and accepted the recommended nvidia driver
And it's all perfect
18.2 KDE
by caf4926
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18 Cinnamon kills keyboard & touchpad
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon kills keyboard & touchpad

I guess you sort of answered your own question, though Ubuntu and Mint are so alike you may find it has the same issues. Always worth exploring whatever might work for you as it does sound like your machine has issues anyway

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