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by sdibaja
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Where is COSMO?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Where is COSMO?

I agree Cosmo was a valuable asset.

The Mint Forums have changed a lot thru the years. Moderation has changed as well as the content with the newest LM users.

he will be missed
by sdibaja
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: way to reduce passwords
Replies: 63
Views: 1430

Re: modular security and counterargument

If I could change that one thing (partition access) with Linux Mint then perhaps I would begin using it again. I'm not sure what exactly you are asking but if you want to detail it in a new thread I'd be happy to tell you how to do it. Whatever you want to do is certainly possible. ;) [solved]
by sdibaja
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: way to reduce passwords
Replies: 63
Views: 1430

Re: modular security and counterargument

Hello, there has been debate about modular security and is it a good thing or not. I try to list here scenarios so it can be seen where it is a good idea. single-user scenario. A single person uses the machine, performing admin-tasks and so on. true multiuser scenario. Many people use the machine, ...
by sdibaja
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 657

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

I love Mint, I have always loved Mint, and, I appreciate all of the hours that have been spent in the development of Mint. I have been building computers, installing operating systems, and, fixing technical issues for decades. But, now the time has come, where, Mint will not boot after install, on ...
by sdibaja
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

good eye Pjotr I did not see the "upgrade to M19" in all of that word soup. Yup, user error... kinda ... perhaps that "upgrade path" should not be touted so much. every darn release people are clamoring for a "button to push" and is seldom seems to work, if ever. Just say No. the effort would be bet...
by sdibaja
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 29
Views: 909

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Linux Mint needs some Beta Testing.
they have a small group of developers, and apparently not many resources.
Beta Testing and Bug Reporting would go a long way in recouping the respect Mint once had...

sorry for your frustration.
by sdibaja
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: SOLVED switch off power instead of "shutdown" command

power managers are funny, they don't always do it the way you want. I seldom Shutdown, I prefer suspend ... near instant restart when I return, and minimal power use My power manager is set to Suspend after 30 minutes of inactivity, and Shutdown when UPS power is low... and it works for me (occasion...
by sdibaja
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GSmartControl not working
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: GSmartControl not working

Why need of specs? The more info you provide about your config the more chances someone can help with your issue. Looks like your main user account is broken somehow. What could be broken? System: Host: user Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1...
by sdibaja
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift?
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Timeshift?

Huge is relative I guess...
(nope, /home was not included in my snapshot)
this is the system that was swamped... after I cleaned it
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by sdibaja
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift?
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Timeshift?

I try to bite my tongue, but here goes... I think timeshift is cool, and a neat tool...but it is not ready for "prime time". It was a poor decision to include it as a seemingly Mandatory app in the Welcome screen and the Update Manager. The documentation sucks, it is incomplete and poorly written. ...
by sdibaja
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift?
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Timeshift?

I try to bite my tongue, but here goes... I think timeshift is cool, and a neat tool...but it is not ready for "prime time". It was a poor decision to include it as a seemingly Mandatory app in the Welcome screen and the Update Manager. The documentation sucks, it is incomplete and poorly written. I...
by sdibaja
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift?
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Timeshift?

thanks... that will help
by sdibaja
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift?
Replies: 26
Views: 357

Re: Timeshift?

I have Daily Timeshift backups scheduled keeping only 3 of them.... anything I do that requires installing, or deleting software, I make a Manual Backup and I label all Manual backups. Ignore the date, this is an old snapshot. https://i.imgur.com/oRCS17L.png I have been trying to figure out how to ...
by sdibaja
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change Administrator password
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Change Administrator password

Code: Select all

sudo passwd root
follow the prompts...
root account exists, this creates a password for it so that you can use it....

if you want to remove a user from the sudoer list use

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deluser "user name" sudo
.... but Mint is weird so some requests for password may not work as expected
by sdibaja
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Home Page
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Firefox Home Page

by sdibaja
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Home Page
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Firefox Home Page

go to preferences: enter the page you want as default
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by sdibaja
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition?
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Partition?

Personal choice, no big deal.
I use separate partitions for data and backups...
It is nice to understand how they work and the possibility of making the system more to your liking.

If you run gparted and post a screenshot of the current system we can all make comments and suggestions...if you care;-)
by sdibaja
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition?
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Partition?

PS: install Gparted
it is a powerful tool and can be very handy
this is a great primer, but does not include many tools and trick that I have discovered by chance
https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html

I see it is a bit old, Gparted has more capabilities now
by sdibaja
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partition?
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Partition?

I did an install of Mint 19, worked through a minor issue and I'm happy with the OS. I realized now I might have been better off partitioning my 1.5 TB HDD as follows: / 25 MB Approximate that should be fine /HOME 1470 MB Approximate no need for a huge /home... better to use a much smaller partitio...
by sdibaja
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: way to reduce passwords
Replies: 63
Views: 1430

Re: way to reduce passwords

Nothing to hide, nothing to loose?
... trying to be polite

Mint is loose as goose already, please don't matter it worse. Then you will blame "Linux" for your stupidity.

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