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by WharfRat
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xorg.conf?
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: xorg.conf?

Glad to hear you found a solution to your dilemma.

I don't understand your need or desire to login as the root user, but it's your system so it's your prerogative to do so.

Good luck :wink:
by WharfRat
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Serious installation problem 18.2
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Serious installation problem 18.2

Sorry to hear about your catastrophic experience with the Mint live media session. I've done similar tasks from a live session on computers that failed to boot and never had an experience like yours. However you might have been able to avoid your loss if you posted a topic describing your problem pr...
by WharfRat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xorg.conf?
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: xorg.conf?

mperkel wrote:I want to completely disable powering down the monitor. My monitors not only go blank but they turn off and I have to power them up manually.


Did you check Power Management :?:

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by WharfRat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xorg.conf?
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: xorg.conf?

mperkel wrote:Is there a different file where xorg.conf setting are that I can modify?

What settings are your particularly interested in :?:
by WharfRat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to install phpmyadmin for database viewing?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: how to install phpmyadmin for database viewing?

I haven't used mysql and phpmyadmin in a long time so I can't be of much more help here. From what I remember you should have been prompted during installation for user and passwords for both phpmyadmin and mysql. If you messed something up during that process you can run sudo dpkg-reconfigure phpmy...
by WharfRat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xorg.conf?
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: xorg.conf?

The open source drivers don't require an xorg.conf file, but if there is one it would be in /etc/X11 :wink:
by WharfRat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What options to pass to 'mount -t nfs'
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: What options to pass to 'mount -t nfs'

smokinmoe,

I haven't used nfs for a long time, but mount -t nfs,defaults 192.168.1.103:/media/shared /mnt/remote/shared worked fine for me.
by WharfRat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The Linux Command Line book
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: The Linux Command Line book

JoeFootball wrote:As of hours ago (2017-10-19), now updated to its Fourth Edition.

Joe


Thank's Joe :wink:
by WharfRat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will upgrade remove working drivers?
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Will upgrade remove working drivers?

Just for the wireless usb drivers Then most likely the driver will have to be compiled, especially if it's a patch for an in-tree module. You should check the readme file of the source you have to see if it lists the kernel versions it supports. But it is possible the driver might work out-of-the-b...
by WharfRat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: My Experience so far
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: My Experience so far

Hello Kevin Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mark bad blocks unusable?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: How to mark bad blocks unusable?

jackcq, It is strange that you got different results from fsck and when running badblocls directly I'm befuddled myself and have no explanation for the disparity. Have you run smartctl on that device to see what it has to say as far as recorded errors and its overall health assessment :?: If you're ...
by WharfRat
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: how to install phpmyadmin for database viewing?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: how to install phpmyadmin for database viewing?

phpmyadmin is available in the repos and can be installed with sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

It will also install some mysql components.

You can get more information with apt show phpmyadmin in the terminal.
by WharfRat
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ssd health monitor for linux
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: ssd health monitor for linux

You can monitor and check the overall health of the unit with smartmontools, but as MintBean advised these block devices can fly south at any time without warning.

So it's prudent to maintain comprehensive backups at all times :wink:
by WharfRat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVE] You do not have write permission...
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: You do not have write permission...

If SPSS_v23.0_LNX.bin is not executable then yes chmod a+x SPSS_v23.0_LNX.bin first then run sudo ./SPSS_v23.0_LNX.bin
by WharfRat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with specific command (WiFi)
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Help with specific command (WiFi)

Hello Star_Drifter1 http://af-templates.s3.amazonaws.com/images/smilies/sp/hello.gif Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :) Use sudo xed /etc/default/grub to edit the file. The EDAC amd64 errors messages might be a bug depending on the ECC BIOS setting, If you don't have ECC memory then j...
by WharfRat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVE] You do not have write permission...
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: You do not have write permission...

MrFraser,

You didn't explain how you're trying to install it and if the installation defaults to that location, but you need to use sudo or gksudo to get escalated privileges to have it install to /opt.
by WharfRat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Halo, sambonani, kunjani, goeie dag
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Halo, sambonani, kunjani, goeie dag

Hello Jacobus Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mark bad blocks unusable?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: How to mark bad blocks unusable?

Your best bet is to run fsck.ext4 with the -c option. According to the man page -c This option causes e2fsck to use badblocks(8) program to do a read-only scan of the device in order to find any bad blocks. If any bad blocks are found, they are added to the bad block inode to prevent them from being...
by WharfRat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Greetings!

Hello ImNotGivingUp Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
by WharfRat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Best Practices: how to backup my encrypted Home folder in an encrypted way?
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Best Practices: how to backup my encrypted Home folder in an encrypted way?

sebbo wrote:However i would be dependant on LUKS being compatible for some more years. Is there anything likely that this will change?

I've been using LUKS encrypted drives for years with no problems.

Just stay current with kernel and package upgrades and you'll be fine.

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