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by wpshooter
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What if routine takes more than 15 minutes ?
Replies: 1
Views: 80

What if routine takes more than 15 minutes ?

This following statement is made on the following article. "By default, Ubuntu remembers the password for fifteen minutes and won’t ask for a password again until the fifteen minutes are up." https://www.howtogeek.com/111479/htg-explains-whats-the-difference-between-sudo-su/ My question is...
by wpshooter
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Running Linux Mint system updates on automated basis ?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Running Linux Mint system updates on automated basis ?

I don't enter the root password when updating. With a couple of brief experiments I've always used Ubuntu or Ubunt based distros and they don't set a root password when installing by default. For good reason. I've never set the root password. It's not necessary. Unless you've done something silly, ...
by wpshooter
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Running Linux Mint system updates on automated basis ?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Running Linux Mint system updates on automated basis ?

If you choose to use the feature in update manager which allows the automated download and applying of system updates, is it necessary to REISSUE the root password each and every time that the update session is ran ? And if NOT, would having this update function having the root password authorizatio...
by wpshooter
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Disk error on SD video cards being used in trail camera
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Disk error on SD video cards being used in trail camera

When using an ImageMate Sandisk SD card in one of my trail cameras I received the following error message when running Linux Mint mate disk check on the SD card: Error repairing filesystem on /dev/sdc1: Process reported exit code 1 fsck.fat4.1 (2017-01-24) (udisks-error-quark,0) Does this error mess...
by wpshooter
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype - automatically added to startup applications
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Skype - automatically added to startup applications

If I remember correctly, Skype has a setting somewhere in the preferences: 'Run at startup'. It's by default switched on. Of course, you can switch it off. Edited to add: yes it does. Some things to switch off: skype.png That is the first thing I checked and unless I missed it, I did not see anythi...
by wpshooter
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype - automatically added to startup applications
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Skype - automatically added to startup applications

Moem wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:54 pm
Because the people who own Skype want you to use it all the time.
I'm not sure how this answer helps you, but it is what you asked.
Since it is being installed on a Linux Mint computer and is called Skype for Linux, does Linux not have the ability to change the way that it is installed ?
Thanks.
by wpshooter
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype - automatically added to startup applications
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Skype - automatically added to startup applications

Why is it that when you launch Skype for Linux Mint that it automatically places it in the Linux Mint startup applications listing ?

Wouldn't it be better to have the application ask the Linux Mint user if they want that done instead of doing it automatically/unasked ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Slow download of Linux Mint updates
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: SLOW download of Linux Mint updates

Well, then try something more local, for most of us that will be faster. Don't understand why I would want to do that when normally (except for this morning), the default setting works fine. This tells me that either something wrong with that particular server or some other networking problem elsew...
by wpshooter
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Slow download of Linux Mint updates
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: SLOW download of Linux Mint updates

Moem wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:09 am
Are you using the default mirrors or have you chosen local ones? There isn't just one Linux Mint server.
It is set to the default.
by wpshooter
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Slow download of Linux Mint updates
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Slow download of Linux Mint updates

This morning's batch of update manager updates for my Linux Mint OS came down from the Linux Mint server at a snail's pace (about 1/10 of normal speed). Took almost 45 minutes for the download phase to complete. Ran an Internet speed test immediately after the download and updates finished and my DS...
by wpshooter
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: best method of making persistent USB version on Linux Mint.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: best method of making persistent USB version on Linux Mint.

Yes, it is safe and this is the method I use to create persistent USB drives. Thanks for your reply. Not being familiar with the partitioning and structure that this utility puts on the persistent USB can you give me some guidance as to what percentage of the USBs space to use for persistence ? The...
by wpshooter
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: best method of making persistent USB version on Linux Mint.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

best method of making persistent USB version on Linux Mint.

What is the best method of making a persistent USB version of Linux Mint ? I found mentions of mkusb but it is not found in synaptic package manager. Is it safe to install this via: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install --install-recommends mkusb mkusb-nox usb-pack-e...
by wpshooter
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: what does Linux Mint USB image writer do ?
Replies: 16
Views: 537

what does Linux Mint USB image writer do ?

When using Linux Mint USB image writer to place an ISO image (say version 20.1) on a USB drive and the USB already has an ISO image (say version 20) on it, does the image writer first delete the old image or does it just overwrite/overlay the new image over the old one ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Convert the system with usrmerge - to or not to?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Convert the system with usrmerge - to or not to?

It's the default on fresh installs of Linux Mint 20.1 and of Ubuntu 20.04 so I think it makes sense to convert. It can cause problems for certain programs (from outside the default software repositories) if you don't convert. See for example the issue https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/2...
by wpshooter
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Convert the system with usrmerge - to or not to?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Convert the system with usrmerge - to or not to?

If I decide to move to Mint 20.1 should I perform this "convert system with usrmerge" - AT THIS TIME or should I wait ?

And what are the possible consequences (both positive and negative) of merging or not merging ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question about disk reading operations in Linux Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Question about disk reading operations in Linux Mint

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:57 pm
Thumbnailing. Probably file size related.
Hmmmmm, looks like probably best to turn this off in both file managers. Processor doing unnecessary work.

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question about disk reading operations in Linux Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Question about disk reading operations in Linux Mint

An example is if I insert an SD card with a high number of video (MP4) files on it and then open that SD card in Linux Mint file manager (in this instance CAJA or the Nautilus file manager) and scroll down to the file level to read the contents of the SD card, the file manager will start listing the...
by wpshooter
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Are Linux Mint systems subject to latest Russian attacks ?
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Are Linux Mint systems subject to latest Russian attacks ?

Not sure which hacks you concerned about but if it's the recent Solarwinds hack you don't need to worry unless your using their software and were on the Orion update network. See this Thread https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=337775 they got in due to a very weak password on the ...
by wpshooter
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Are Linux Mint systems subject to latest Russian attacks ?
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Are Linux Mint systems subject to latest Russian attacks ?

Are Linux Mint systems/computers subject to the latest (year 2020) Russian attacks ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Can not print individual pages of IRS form 1040 instructions - SOLVED
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Can not print individual pages of IRS form 1040 instructions - SOLVED

Anyone have any idea as to why I can NOT print individual (current page) forms/pages from the IRS 1040 instructions from my Linux Mint 20 mate computer to my Brother model DCP-L2540DW printer ? This worked last year just fine. Note: Can print fine -- just can not print individual pages from the 1040...

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