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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: 9
Views: 256

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: 75
Views: 2694

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: 316

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: 277

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: 1498

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: 49

[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: 2523

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: 2523

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: 245

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: 2523

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: 142

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:

Code: Select all

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: 142

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 ~...
by shawnhcorey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 59
Views: 2201

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

It used to be fairly simple to dual-boot Linux with Windows. But with EFI/Secure Boot and Windows messing up Linux with updates I wonder if it is not better to start with a second computer or pick up an inexpensive second machine to dedicate to Linux to get used to it without having to fight with W...
by shawnhcorey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 59
Views: 2201

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

I would add: Try it before installing it. Create a bootable USB and use it to do some actual work. Choose a small task and do it from Linux. A bootable USB will automatically mount your disks, so you can save your work in its normal place. That brings up a great point. In the past it was my go-to s...
by shawnhcorey
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 59
Views: 2201

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

I would add: Try it before installing it. Create a bootable USB and use it to do some actual work. Choose a small task and do it from Linux. A bootable USB will automatically mount your disks, so you can save your work in its normal place. Linux ain't Windows People get so use to doing the workaroun...
by shawnhcorey
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What's so dangerous about a hard power off?
Replies: 25
Views: 535

Re: What's so dangerous about a hard power off?

MintBean wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Why not just shut down from the menu as has been suggested? That's what everyone else does.
Also, in the Power Management app, you can set the power switch to suspend, hibernate, or shutdown. Or you can set it to do nothing. :)
by shawnhcorey
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What's so dangerous about a hard power off?
Replies: 25
Views: 535

Re: What's so dangerous about a hard power off?

In order to save write time, Linux file systems do not write the updates to the directories or i-nodes immediately. This information is located in another place on the disk than where the data is written. Time is saved because the OS does not have to wait for the heads to move back and forth when wr...
by shawnhcorey
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Package managers... Worst part of linux
Replies: 29
Views: 913

Re: Package managers... Worst part of linux

boyo1991 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:14 pm
"oh look these guys support linux! I think I'll install!" *Gets tarball Everytime*

That's because you never heard of repository management. Yes, it's archaic and mostly undocumented. Improvements in it will relieve your prolems.

As for Snap, FlatPak, etc: https://xkcd.com/927/
by shawnhcorey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 3
Replies: 20
Views: 2061

Re: LMDE 3

IIRC, LMDE is a rolling release. That is, everything is updated as soon as it's released. No need to reinstall a new version of the OS. Your OS is upgraded to the latest and greatest via the Update Manager. Lint Mint periodically releases LMDE but those are for those who want a new install. They are...
by shawnhcorey
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 492
Views: 17326

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

What sends them back? Linux does not meet their expectations.

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