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by wilbobob
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Computer Doesn't Stay Shut Down [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Linux Computer Doesn't Stay Shut Down

It may be of no relevance to your problem, but I used to have exactly the same problem as you. I discovered that my computer would always reboot if I left my USB connected printer turned on when shutting down. I never got to the cause of the problem or find out how to stop it happening other than th...
by wilbobob
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] I cannot verify integrity of 20.1 cinnamon mirrors. I have downloaded 6 mirrors so far.
Replies: 122
Views: 2591

Re: I cannot verify integrity of 20.1 cinnamon mirrors. I have downloaded 6 mirrors so far.

I have forgotten the little I knew about Windows, but if I were checking sha256 numbers on an ISO downloaded in Mint I would cd to the Downloads folder before running the check. So no path information in the check, just the ISO folder name. I notice that in the guidance here https://forums.linuxmint...
by wilbobob
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Crash After Update - ACPI BIOS Error (bug)
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: System Crash After Update - ACPI BIOS Error (bug)

I think TAB means the keyboard key with tab written on it
by wilbobob
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VIDEO_TS conversion to playable file
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: VIDEO_TS conversion to playable file

Handbrake will probably do what you need. Its in the Software Manager
by wilbobob
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Describe linux mint in 1 word
Replies: 44
Views: 1824

Re: Describe linux mint in 1 word

Home
by wilbobob
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Signal Messenger app
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Signal Messenger app

I have it on my 19.3 Cinnamon machine. It works fine. Can't comment on security on this or any other application as I'm a user, not an expert, but if you accept that the Android app is secure then it seems reasonable to believe the Linux one is probably OK. Be aware that the Linux app is not a stand...
by wilbobob
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lenovo BIOS Update needs windows to work
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Lenovo BIOS Update needs windows to work

I get the same message on startup on my Lenovo G575. From the googling I did in efforts to find out what it all means I found several references to code that would prevent the message without making any change to the reason for the message. Some references that said it was an indication that the cpu...
by wilbobob
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remote file transfer
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Remote file transfer

A Nextcloud server will do what you want. https://nextcloud.com/ I've had one set up for local use only, but it is designed for remote access. I'm not sure if the free version is open to multiple users. There are lots of videos on Youtube showing setup.
by wilbobob
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] where's the "make link"?
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: where's the "make link"?

krauster wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Mint 19.3 Cinnamon
I'm on 19.3 Cinnamon. Right click doesn't work for me either, but if I left click to select then click on Edit in the top menu the make link is there in th dropdown menu.

Bob
by wilbobob
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [Desperate] Is it possible to read SMS when the SIM is installed inside a Router ?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: [Desperate] Is it possible to read SMS when the SIM is installed inside a Router ?

I get an sms to my 4G router every month to remind me that my bill is ready to view. I just log into the router (in my case 192.168.0.1) and find the sms through the router menu's. Have you tried this? I can't give you any guidance on your router.
by wilbobob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Hello all

Hi ftmike
Welcome to the forums, you're among friends here, relax and enjoy
Wilbobob
by wilbobob
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My first major version upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: My first major version upgrade

Hello Frmb. Are you still running the version of Mint that you installed in 2016?
Posting the results from running inxi -Fxz in the Terminal will help others advise on your best course of action.
Bob
by wilbobob
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: accidental selection and deletion ANNOYING!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: accidental selection and deletion ANNOYING!!!

Hi Badmedicine. You shouldn't feel alone in experiencing random selections while typing on your laptop, I have the same on my Lenovo G575 but it clearly doesn't bug me as much as it does you. I'm pretty certain that in most cases it's when I've brushed across the touchpad. I notice that in Preferenc...
by wilbobob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Exchange /dev/sda and /dev/sdb Necessary? Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: SOLVED Exchange /dev/sda and /dev/sdb Necessary? Possible?

Drat. Sorry Flemur I didn't see your first reply that arrived while I was composing my second. But you did make me realise that I was searching the wrong question. Should have been how to move /home. (accepting that renaming sda and sdb can't be done) I followed the procedure here https://www.makete...
by wilbobob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Exchange /dev/sda and /dev/sdb Necessary? Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Exchange /dev/sda and /dev/sdb Necessary? Possible?

I've been thinking some more.
Could I use gparted to format the sdd and designate it as /home, and wipe the /home from the M2 drive?

Edit - No. Think some more before posting, Bob
by wilbobob
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Exchange /dev/sda and /dev/sdb Necessary? Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

SOLVED Exchange /dev/sda and /dev/sdb Necessary? Possible?

I've put an additional drive into my laptop, and planned to reinstall 19.3 Cinnamon so that the original M2 drive holds / and the SATA SSD holds /home. The M2 drive is being seen as /dev/sdb, the SATA is /dev/sda. For the sake of neatness I'd like it to be the other way round, so /dev/sda is / and /...
by wilbobob
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: stupid, new, uninformed. Your choice
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: stupid, new, uninformed. Your choice

You would be best downloading a more up to date version of LM than 17.3. That one is no longer supported and it will give you more grief with being unable to update packages.
18.3 will be supported for a few more years
by wilbobob
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Video file transfers - How?
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Video file transfers - How?

https://wetransfer.com/ works well for file transfer, check for max file size/
by wilbobob
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Problem resuming from suspend LM19.3 xfce
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: Problem resuming from suspend LM19.3 xfce

My suspicion is that this is a 19.3 issue, not an xfce issue. Cinammon 19.3 has the same symptoms. I've installed 19.1 Cinnamon and that is suspending correctly on lid close. I'll keep updating until it breaks to see if I can narrow down to the cause. It might take a long time
by wilbobob
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Problem resuming from suspend LM19.3 xfce
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Problem resuming from suspend LM19.3 xfce

After upgrading to LM19.3 xfce I am having problems resuming from suspend when suspend is caused by closing the laptop lid. I have an action button for suspend on the panel. I can suspend, close the lid, open the lid, the power button has a solid light, press the power button and be back where I was...

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