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by rickNS
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Where does a new wallpaper go?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Where does a new wallpaper go?

For future they are found at
/usr/share/backgrounds
by rickNS
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release

Too bad bug reporting is so difficult, and there is no feedback. "lost in the blog"... Wasn't that an old sci-fi movie in the 60's? That's a lousy way to handle bug reporting :( There has to be a better way to do that. And it has to be a pain for them too with so many posts. Honestly, setting up a ...
by rickNS
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

Re: Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release

Anyone know if compiz works in mint 19 Mate ? I guess while waiting I'll just download and see for myself. EDIT, downloaded, loaded on stick with persistence. I see CSM in control center, and yes compiz works. No time to "play" now, and no need to upgrade anytime soon. I see I'll have to get used to...
by rickNS
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Should I update to the 4.15 kernel?
Replies: 24
Views: 434

Re: Should I update to the 4.15 kernel?

Does it not show the size of the /boot ? No. Drives: HDD Total Size: 6111.5GB (77.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HWRAID10 size: 5991.5GB ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 250.1GB ID-3: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_750 size: 120.0GB I "believe" that if your silly enough to encrypt your drive during...
by rickNS
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 16 and 18 freeze problems
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Linux Mint 16 and 18 freeze problems

Been using Mint for over 10 years, (since version 9) Not one freeze. Been running this time over 86 days straight. ~ $ uptime 19:23:38 up 86 days, 5:11, 2 users, load average: 0.23, 0.29, 0.19 I wonder how many of those freeze posts are related to hibernation, suspend / sleep ? How many are related ...
by rickNS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disk failure due to heat [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Disk failure due to heat

I don't know what might be wrong with your disk, but the TEMP shown of 82 F is not hot.
What does the SMART DATA say about the disk ?
by rickNS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running LM From a Flash Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Running LM From a Flash Drive

I agree with the others getting a used laptop, or installing Virtual Box are perhaps the better way to go, BUT David asked how to put Linux Mint on a USB, so.. BTW Yes I also agree it runs slower from a stick, but it is not that bad, at least for "practice" trying it out. To put Linux Mint on a stic...
by rickNS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: To uninstall LibreOffice
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: To uninstall LibreOffice

It is not really recommended to remove anything that came as part of original install.If you want WPS just add it.
by rickNS
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] backup
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: backup

Not quite enough info, are you dual boot ? " without losing the old windows information? " That's one thing, and your probably talking about a clone...
But maybe you only want to back up your linux mint 17.3 "home folder" ?
by rickNS
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Proper sequence for full backup and clone
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Proper sequence for full backup and clone

EDIT see your going from desktop to laptop, different hardware. Because a clone or a Timeshift snapshot is meant to restore the same machine, or at least very similar hardware it may not work to "restore" to a different machine. I do run from cloned drives, but they are in identical machines.
by rickNS
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Google Earth

For many people, for whatever reason the newest version of GE just does not work properly. I am one of them, however an older version 7.1.8* works just fine. Check out this other thread https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=251204&p=1433162#p1433162 And link to the download of the versio...
by rickNS
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change the Default location for Screenshot to save to [Solved]
Replies: 25
Views: 556

Re: Change the Default location for Screenshot to save to

Screenshot "Save As" defaults to Pictures, and that aggravates me no end...... that folder is so full, I can't find the screenshot..... I try to remember to change it to Desktop, but I am constantly missing that.... This needs to be changed to "Desktop" I am constantly taking screenshots all day lo...
by rickNS
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keyboard cannot find key to write AT sign
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Keyboard cannot find key to write AT sign

Don't know anything about your keyboard, but you can use the "U" code to get the @ symbol.
Press and hold ctrl + shift + U, release the keys, then press 40 then enter.
by rickNS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MacBook Air 2008 Suspend/Wake
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: MacBook Air 2008 Suspend/Wake

Disable sleep, suspend, hibernate....or read a few of the previous threads, there are no shortage of them.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=suspend+ ... 5wKv66_gAw
by rickNS
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Diagnostics
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Diagnostics

Could try installing "hardinfo". It's in the repo.
by rickNS
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need the "degree symbol" is now [Solved]
Replies: 34
Views: 937

Re: Need the "degree symbol"

I too am one who misses the alt codes from windows, in particular for me was ¼, ½, ¢, among a few others. If you only need the one for degree then remembering the U code for degree is not so bad, but the U code, "ctrl shift U...B0 space", is not that convenient eh? Since you still looking for other ...
by rickNS
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laptop suspend problems
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Laptop suspend problems

to resolve those issues, I had to turn everything off in Power Management. during the day, I close the lid if not in use, at night, I power down and shut it off. I for one totally agree with this strategy. Sleep, suspend, hibernate, all have no shortage of problems, not just on Linux eitther. There...
by rickNS
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it a good idea to enable S.M.A.R.T. on external HDDs?
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Is it a good idea to enable S.M.A.R.T. on external HDDs?

AZgl1500 and rickNS, How are they attached :?: Maybe it's the dock that I'm using :? Standard backup type HDD, attached to always powered USB 2.0 port. I could double check, but pretty sure I have had an old HDD attached to combo USB/ESATA port, and SMART info was available on that as well.
by rickNS
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it a good idea to enable S.M.A.R.T. on external HDDs?
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Is it a good idea to enable S.M.A.R.T. on external HDDs?

Funny it seems to work for me, disks utility. Attached 250GB via USB.
Screenshot at 2018-03-16 18-58-18.png
by rickNS
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it a good idea to enable S.M.A.R.T. on external HDDs?
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Is it a good idea to enable S.M.A.R.T. on external HDDs?

linmint0001 wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Will Linux Mint automatically scan the external HDD when it is mounted,
Yes Mint takes care of it for you. No intervention required. SMART data can be found in the "disks". The information may not be there immediately the first time you plug in a drive for the first time.

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