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by shawnhcorey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] New install: how to point home directory to old home directory?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: New install: how to point home directory to old home directory?

I would go with option 3: copy everything over. It can be done with this bash command: ( builtin cd "HDD_home" >/dev/null ; tar cBpf - * ) | ( builtin cd "SDD_home" >/dev/null ; tar xvBpf - ) This will copy everything, including hidden files. Note that if you have already made changes to your apps'...
by shawnhcorey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clean install or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clean install or not?

Just a quick ack on mediclasser's system; your home directory contains (user-specific) configuration and can cause issues if old configuration gets out of sync with new (versions of) applications. Keeping /home version specific and having your own, non-volatile data on a separate data partition avo...
by shawnhcorey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clean install or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clean install or not?

But when the next LTS comes out, there will be no more upgrades, so you'll have to install the next one. Note, any Mint major release is LTS, in the sense of a Mint major release being based on an Ubuntu LTS release. I.e.,every minor Mint 19.x release is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and every Mint 18...
by shawnhcorey
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clean install or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clean install or not?

Mint 19 is a long-term support. That means you can do a `apt-get dist-upgrade` to keep it up to date. But when the next LTS comes out, there will be no more upgrades, so you'll have to install the next one. Suggestion: put your `/home` in a separate partition. That way you can install a new OS witho...
by shawnhcorey
Thu May 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Missing Kernel Headers
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Missing Kernel Headers

Well, I cleaned up the old kernels. There where still 3.x.x versions left. I thought Linux would clean up the old ones automatically. I'm running 4.4.0-146 and it does seem to be trying to install 4.4.0-148, so I'm good (for now).
by shawnhcorey
Thu May 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Missing Kernel Headers
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Missing Kernel Headers

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$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
...
/dev/sda5        19G   11G  7.0G  60% /
...
7GiB should be enough room.
by shawnhcorey
Thu May 23, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Missing Kernel Headers
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Missing Kernel Headers

Yes, it installed the kernel image but not the headers. That's the problem. Without the headers, it can't load my WiFi driver. Apparently there was a package linux-image-generic-lts-xenial that had a weird dependency on linux-image-4.4.0-148-generic . I removed it install the headers. $ sudo apt-get...
by shawnhcorey
Thu May 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Missing Kernel Headers
Replies: 5
Views: 196

<SOLVED> Missing Kernel Headers

I have recently install 4.4.0-148-generic but its headers were missing. When I booted this mornings I didn't have my WiFi and couldn't connect to the internet. I edited /boot/grub/grub.cfg to use 4.4.0-146-generic but this is a kludge. When I try to install the headers, I get: $ sudo apt-get install...
by shawnhcorey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] New install: how to point home directory to old home directory?
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: New install: how to point home directory to old home directory?

I would go with option 3: copy everything over. It can be done with this bash command: ( builtin cd "HDD_home" >/dev/null ; tar cBpf - * ) | ( builtin cd "SDD_home" >/dev/null ; tar xvBpf - ) This will copy everything, including hidden files. Note that if you have already made changes to your apps' ...
by shawnhcorey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 83
Views: 3861

Re: I'm out of patience.

If both Windows and Linux are giving you stress, then perhaps you're expecting too much out of computers in general.
by shawnhcorey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Speccing a new Machine
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Speccing a new Machine

Looks like a good build but I would pay more attention to the power supply. You need a good-quality power supply or your machine could act quirky at times. It is as important as the motherboard. :)
by shawnhcorey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: There's no avoiding it, Windows has got to go
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: There's no avoiding it, Windows has got to go

"Welcome to the dark side, young apprentice."

I'm curious about what type of gaming you do. You can run a lot of Windows games under Wine unless they have a high demand on resources. Sadly, you can only run those in their full glory under Windows. :(
by shawnhcorey
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Qt Development Environment
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: [SOLVED] Installing Qt Development Environment

After a lot of t&e and searching the web, I got these packages installed. Qt seems to be working correctly with them but I'm not sure I need all of them. I'm running dist-upgrade Linux Mint 17.3 AMD-64. build-essential qml qmlscene qt4-demos qt4-doc qt4-doc-html qt5-doc qt5-doc-html qtcreator qtdecl...
by shawnhcorey
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to search for "Qt"?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

[SOLVED] How to search for "Qt"?

I tried search the forums for "Qt" but it says the word is too short and is ignored. How do I get around this limitation?
by shawnhcorey
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux
Replies: 62
Views: 2652

Re: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux

I make a backup every week. If fact, it's doing it now as I write. Remember: he who laughs last just made a backup. :D

I also have /home/ in a separate partition so I can do a complete reinstall without losing data.
by shawnhcorey
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux
Replies: 62
Views: 2652

Re: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux

Problem here, is, we're all preaching to the converted. This thread, and all who participate (me included) should have this conversation on a Windwoes forum. I wonder how long before some one had us shut down if we did that.....;) Nobody likes to hear they made a bad purchase. That's rubbing salt i...
by shawnhcorey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Suddenly very slow data rate between router and PC [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Suddenly very slow data rate between router and PC [SOLVED]

Does the speed change with the time of day? If so, it may be because of interference problems.

My wi-fi works great from midnight to about 8 AM. But during the day, it gets intermittent. I suspect that everyone in my neighbourhood is using wi-fi and all those networks are interfering with each other.
by shawnhcorey
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux
Replies: 62
Views: 2652

Re: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux

3. Updates: Do not turn off your computer.

They're kidding right? What if there's a power failure? This is so broken that I'm surprised anyone tolerates it.
by shawnhcorey
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Why does crontab only runs some commands in a script.
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Why does crontab only runs some commands in a script.

I change my mind. I think this would be a better solution.

Change your crontab to:

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bash --login -c myscript.sh
(replacing myscript.shwith the name of your script).
by shawnhcorey
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED!] Why does crontab only runs some commands in a script.
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Why does crontab only runs some commands in a script.

From the Bash Reference Manual: When Bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and executes commands from the file /etc/profile, if that file exists. After reading that file, it looks for ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, and ~...

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