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by mwshook
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fun command line tools you may not know about!
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: Fun command line tools you may not know about!

Thanks smurphos, bashtop is really cool. I love it!
by mwshook
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Fun command line tools you may not know about!
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Fun command line tools you may not know about!

Let's face it, the basic Unix/Linux commands are what 40, 50 years old? Surely there are some more modern replacements. I've been mucking about with the Linux command line for 20+ years and have picked up a few fun tools that aren't installed by default: tldr - alternative to man. In case you don't ...
by mwshook
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: display locks up after screen blank
Replies: 0
Views: 262

display locks up after screen blank

I am using LM20 Cinnamon, upgraded recently from 19.3 by mintupgrade. Sometimes, when the monitor turns off, I can not get it to turn back on. I had my screensaver set to lock the screen after 5 minutes and the power settings to turn off the monitor after 15 minutes. Most of the time, I move the mou...
by mwshook
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't log in to Chromium LM20 [SOLVED by switching to Chrome]
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Can't log in to Chromium LM20

Thanks for the suggestions folks. Unfortunately installing it via snapd gives me the same 404 error when I try to sign into sync. Trying to install it from the Ubuntu repo breaks the x2go functionality. I've tried chromium --display :50 and chromium --display 50 It gives me the error No protocol spe...
by mwshook
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Good Job Linux Mint Team!
Replies: 9
Views: 1160

Good Job Linux Mint Team!

I would just like to say thank you for your great job on Mint 20. I have had this computer for almost 10 years and have been using Mint for 9. I don't know how you do it, but this thing seems faster with every upgrade. The mintupgrade process went off without a hitch (except a small Chromium-related...
by mwshook
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't log in to Chromium LM20 [SOLVED by switching to Chrome]
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Can't log in to Chromium LM20 [SOLVED by switching to Chrome]

I'm posting this as a new thread, because I couldn't find it addressed on the other Chromium thread. I use x2go to run remote applications from my workplace's windows machine. Chromium works with this setup, Chrome does not. I have tried installing chromium using the zipfile from appspot and the sai...
by mwshook
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot LM by default on MacBook
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Boot LM by default on MacBook

I'm not sure why I kept the recovery partition either. I guess I was afraid of bricking the machine. I think I'll just start from scratch and wipe the whole disk, like you suggest.
by mwshook
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot LM by default on MacBook
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Boot LM by default on MacBook

I just installed LM20 on my early-2008 MacBook and it's working great. But I want it to boot LM by default on power-up. I left the boot and recovery partitions in place and added a swap and 2 EXT4 partitions. I added two because the Mac recovery partition was in the middle of the disk for some reaso...
by mwshook
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Best distro for a 2008 Macbook [LM20 XFCE]
Replies: 4
Views: 292

[SOLVED] Re: Best distro for a 2008 Macbook

I'm proudly running LM20 XFCE from my 12-year-old MacBook! It's no speed demon, but it's comparable to the native MacOS and a lot quicker than Windows 10. The function buttons work, the trackpad took a little configuration, but nothing unusual. The power management applet works as expected. I'm quit...
by mwshook
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Best distro for a 2008 Macbook [LM20 XFCE]
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Best distro for a 2008 Macbook

Thanks for the info folks!

Pulegium, that's interesting, putting another SSD in the optical bay. I may look into that.

Thanks for letting me know LMDE is more resource intensive. I will probably install LM 20 when it comes out.
by mwshook
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Best distro for a 2008 Macbook [LM20 XFCE]
Replies: 4
Views: 292

[SOLVED] Best distro for a 2008 Macbook [LM20 XFCE]

I have an early 2008 Macbook that I'm thinking of installing Linux on. Currently it has a malware-infested unsupported version of MacOS X and Windows 10 using Bootcamp. I don't need Windows on it anymore, plus that ran really slowly. I know this isn't helpful, but I don't know what I would use the M...
by mwshook
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Add a disk with Windows 10 to a preexisting Mint install
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Add a disk with Windows 10 to a preexisting Mint install

Thanks folks! I'm marking this solved. Unplugging and replugging the drives was more hassle than I would have liked, but it did seem like the safest option. :D I ended up going with Windows 7 32 bit for now. It seems to make a bootable USB on BIOS, you need FAT32. But Windows 10 has a file that's ov...
by mwshook
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Add a disk with Windows 10 to a preexisting Mint install
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Add a disk with Windows 10 to a preexisting Mint install

The parted output is listed below. The second command echoed "Legacy mode" The scanner software is Nuance PaperPort and the dictation software is Nuance Dragon Medical One. I'm working under the assumption, that getting the multifunction scanner AND the USB microphone working under Virtual...
by mwshook
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Add a disk with Windows 10 to a preexisting Mint install
Replies: 4
Views: 222

[SOLVED] Add a disk with Windows 10 to a preexisting Mint install

I have Mint 19.2 installed on an SSD and it is the only OS I have currently installed. There is also an HDD with documents and a USB drive with videos. I'm going to install Windows 10 because I need it for a scanner app and a voice recognition program for work. I have a new SSD that I'm going to add...
by mwshook
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brother scanner will not work under simple scan
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Brother scanner will not work under simple scan

New poster here. Thanks for the tips. I installed the drivers from the Brother website and printing worked great. My scanner showed up in Simple Scan but gave an error when used. I ran the suggested command sudo brsaneconfig4 -a name=SCANNER model=DCP-J973N ip=192.XXX.1.XXX with the correct model an...
by mwshook
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recovery after a hard drive failure [SOLVED]-sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Re: Recovery after a hard drive failure [SOLVED]-sort of

I've made some more progress on this problem today. I had some of my cables confused and had not actually unplugged the bad drive. Leaving the bad drive plugged in would disable any port on the same row. After smacking my forehead over that I got my other SDD and HDD working and did a fresh install....
by mwshook
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recovery after a hard drive failure [SOLVED]-sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Re: Recovery after a hard drive failure

Ugh, this is seeming more catastrophic than I thought. It seems like my motherboard only has one working SATA port. I've got a fresh install working now on an SSD. But I can't get to my backups on the HDD, but they were still intact as of a couple days ago. I think I may need a new motherboard, a le...
by mwshook
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recovery after a hard drive failure [SOLVED]-sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Re: Recovery after a hard drive failure

I'm still a bit confused by this. I tried a fresh install, as recommended, but ended up with a BusyBox/initramfs prompt. This is back where I started with the original crash! (when I came home, my computer wasn't frozen, it was at an initramfs prompt) I forgot to mention, when I boot, the BIOS spend...
by mwshook
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recovery after a hard drive failure [SOLVED]-sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Recovery after a hard drive failure [SOLVED]-sort of

My SSD died. I have a Timeshift backup on a working drive. What's the best way to get back to a working system? My machine suffered a sudden, unexpected failure of my main Mint SSD. The BIOS no longer recognizes the drive and I assume it is dead. I tried a Timeshift restore to a working drive and I...
by mwshook
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Should I upgrade my AMD 2-core processor?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Should I upgrade my AMD 2-core processor?

Thanks, folks. That's what I figured. A video card was the last thing I added, and the box has collected 3 SSDs and 2 HDDs at this point :-)
I'll look forward to getting a 256-core processor in 2023. (I'm not sure if I'm exaggerating)

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