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by ajgreeny
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Full text search using Gnome Tracker + Nemo?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Full text search using Gnome Tracker + Nemo?

Another vote here for recoll . I have used it for several years and it can be extremely useful when searching for files containing a specific word. It creates a database of file contents which can be fairly large but is nevertheless worth it; searches are extremely fast as it uses that database so d...
by ajgreeny
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] USB Disk unable to format
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: USB Disk unable to format

It sounds as if your USB disk is now lacking a partition table, so using gparted go to the Device menu -> Create Partition Table, accept the msdos default type and after that you can create a partition of the full size of the disk. I've never used "Disks" so I don't know if that has the same options...
by ajgreeny
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External HD Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: External HD Issues

You can not set permissions for a fat32 drive using chown or chmod ; you will have to either allow the system to mount it automatically which will give it correct permissions, or set the mount options in the /etc/fstab file if it is mounted at boot up, and is always connected. See https://askubuntu....
by ajgreeny
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restore command prompt
Replies: 26
Views: 349

Re: Restore command prompt

A snapshot will not be as helpful as a copy of the text output from terminal which was asked for by Larry78723 so pleaee run that command and show us the output.
by ajgreeny
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restore command prompt
Replies: 26
Views: 349

Re: Restore command prompt

It looks as if I may have been too hasty when I said the terminal does not echo typing (as is the case with Ubuntu which I currently use); I understand Mint now shows asterisks as you type. Sorry about that but things that I was not aware of have changed in Mint. You mention you "logged in under sud...
by ajgreeny
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restore command prompt
Replies: 26
Views: 349

Re: Restore command prompt

Tell us in more detail what your problem is because I do not fully understand your question. In terminal your password is not normally echoed on screen as you type so your problem in terminal may not be the problem you believe it to be; just type carefully and hit Enter and it will probably work. Wh...
by ajgreeny
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sharing Files with VMs
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Sharing Files with VMs

I presume you used your username that you use in that command and did not actually type "username"?

Try it with henrym or whatever you use for your uisername.
by ajgreeny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The default media-player (xplayer 2.0.2) cannot play CDs
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: The default media-player (xplayer 2.0.2) cannot play CDs

Another vote here for VLC which will play just about anything. For ripping CDs I always use abcde; it's command line only but still very simple and fast to use, and will even rip to several filetypes simultaneously if you need, eg flac for storage and mp3 for a player if that player will not play fl...
by ajgreeny
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sharing Files with VMs
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Sharing Files with VMs

Check the groups to which you as user belong in the VM Guest with command groups,; if you are not in the vboxsf group you must add yourself to that group with command

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sudo adduser username vboxsf
and then probably reboot the VM.
by ajgreeny
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Linux To Set Up A Partition For Windows 10
Replies: 17
Views: 535

Re: Using Linux To Set Up A Partition For Windows 10

Not sure how easy it is to install Windows 10 after Mint and keep Mint safe, but as an answer to your query about creating a partition for Windows, I suggest you use a live Mint USB to shrink the Mint partition with gparted, and simply leave empty space which I'm pretty certain the Windows installer...
by ajgreeny
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ISO Images Failing Authenticity Checks
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: ISO Images Failing Authenticity Checks

The easiest way to be certain of the downloaded ISO images is to use a torrent client for the job; that checks as it downloads packets and if anything is doubtful it downloads that small packet again.
by ajgreeny
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recording Skype impossible
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Re: Recording Skype impossible

Vilsen wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:37 am
Where do I find these settings ?

Can I use dconf-editor ?
You need to go to the Tools menu of the skype window, Settings , General, and disable the "Automatically start Skype" there.
Changes you make there will change the settings in your own user session-autostart settings.
by ajgreeny
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update firefox from 60 to 67-68
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Update firefox from 60 to 67-68

The standard firefox is not available in the LMDE3 repos, I'm afraid, only firefox-ESR is there. Probably the easiest way to get the most recent version is to download the archive from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/download/thanks/ then extract it into a folder in your home and simply run th...
by ajgreeny
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtualbox Mint Debian 3: graphical glitch with VMSVGA
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Virtualbox Mint Debian 3: graphical glitch with VMSVGA

Are you using the cinnamon DE, as I found that a problem in my VM of LMDE3 and promptly removed it and started using Xfce4 in its place; much faster and more to my liking. However, you may find that cinnamon will work better without 3D acceleration enabled; I disable it on all my VMs. You may also g...
by ajgreeny
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Set partition as bootable:
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Set partition as bootable:

This is not quite as simple to answer as you might wish. In an MBR installed system, ie, a non UEFI machine, a boot flag is not needed at all by Linux installations though if you have it on the root partition it will do no harm; the boot system will simply ignore it. The boot flag in such an MBR sys...
by ajgreeny
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NTFS partition vanished
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: NTFS partition vanished

Is this an internal disk or external, eg USB disk? Do you have Windows on a separate hard drive to this problem one with the NTFS partitions, or are those partitions the installed Windows OS? Do you have fast-start enabled in Windows? If so, it will explain your problem as that put Windows into a fo...
by ajgreeny
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] ArchLinux is it Debian based or RHEL?
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: ArchLinux is it Debian based or RHEL?

I have tried both of the Arch derived distros Manjaro and Arcolinux and in my opinion Arcolinux is the better, though of course, you may disagree and prefer Manjaro.
It is certainly worth having a look at Arcolinux, however, and making up your own mind.
by ajgreeny
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recording Skype impossible
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Re: Recording Skype impossible

You must change the autostart setting of Skype in the skype settings, not in Mint's autostart settings, then it will retain whatever setting you set.
by ajgreeny
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I can't cut, copy, delete, or create any file or folder in my all three partitions
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: I can't cut, copy, delete, or create any file or folder in my all three partitions

This sounds as if it is a permissions or ownership problem, unless, of course, those partitions/folders you can not write to are system folders, eg /usr, /etc, /lib, etc etc. They are correctly owned by root and not writeable as user. Please show us the output from command ls -la in your terminal. H...
by ajgreeny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you use distros till its EOL ?
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Do you use distros till its EOL ?

No, never. As a user of Xubuntu I run the LTS versions only (ie, 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 etc etc) and install the most recent version of that after about 6 months, to allow any bugs to be squashed. That means a new Xubuntu version every 2 years which I believe is a good compromise situation, and much be...

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