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by karlchen
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Can no longer use Linux Mint
Replies: 33
Views: 936

Re: Can no longer use Linux Mint

Hm, the last real experts explain what made them turn away from Linux in 2012 and 2013. :? Interesting. Very interesting. Actually, my personal way has taken the exact opposite direction. Over the past few years, at home Windows 7 has been used less and less frequently. There is hardly anything whic...
by karlchen
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Make it to where unity games don't run slow.
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Make it to where unity games don't run slow.

OK. :? But what is the "suggestion or new idea" here?
by karlchen
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?
Replies: 42
Views: 858

Re: Antivirus? Security? Clamav or Clamwin or whatever it is?

Hello, flatiron. The Bios password will prevent people from starting up your computer. It will, however, not prevent anyone from removing your harddisk from your computer and attaching it to another computer. Provided the disk content is not encrypted there will always be ways of accessing your data...
by karlchen
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installer doesn't detect Windows 10
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Installer doesn't detect Windows 10

Hi, Keff. Not too amazing that you did not understand the solution in that old thread : no solution had been given and confirmed. So instead of spending time on a 2 year old unsolved thread, please, explain + what precisely you are trying to achieve + which problems precisely you encounter Give as m...
by karlchen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Systemback Alternative for LM 18?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Systemback Alternative for LM 18?

Hello, fullmoonguru. The answer may be found in the announcement, New Features in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon . Section "Backup Tools". The same applies to Mint 18.3 Mate, Cinnamon, xfce, KDE. So upgrading to Mint 18.3 may be worthwhile. Just wait for your Mint Update Manager to offer the &qu...
by karlchen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to replace Ubuntu in a Dual-Boot system?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: How to replace Ubuntu in a Dual-Boot system?

Hello, drpeppercan.

The Manual way is the way to go.

Karl
by karlchen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Mintupdate and upgradable packages
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Mintupdate and upgradable packages

Hello, rlwa32. Please, get the Official Linux Mint 18 User Guide . It might prove helpful with other questions as well. :) In order to understand why mintupdate (in the default configuration(s)) will not list all available upgrade software packages, please, go the the chapter about "Update your...
by karlchen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install with manual partitioning
Replies: 45
Views: 207642

Re: How to install with manual partitioning

SoapyMint, you are free to shoot your own foot. Nonetheless let me tell you that filenames, foldername, mountpoint names (which are foldernames indeed), enclosing space characters are a good way of making life more complicated. Let go of such Windowish vices. So you might name the mount point /disk2...
by karlchen
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi signal very poor after new Linux install
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Wifi signal very poor after new Linux install

I am amazed.
Does the analysis of any technical issue not start with the screen output of the terminal command

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inxi -Fxz
I wonder a bit how it should possible to start talking about (wifi) hardware and (wifi) drivers, without having a basic overview of the hard- and software configuration?
by karlchen
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Looking for a pre-installed app in cinnamon (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Looking for a pre-installed app in cinnamon

gnome-system-log But xorg.conf is by default not on the list of files which gnome-system-log will display, because it is not a logfile. Yet, as it is a pure text file (configuration file), it would be possible to navigate xorg.xonf and add it to the list of files which gnome-system-log displays on ...
by karlchen
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I am a Cinnamon user. Update manager is showing updates for Mate applications. What should I do?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: I am a Cinnamon user. Update manager is showing updates for Mate applications. What should I do?

<Crystal ball> One day sooner or later Cinnamon will be CinnaMate or MateMon. :lol: </Crystal Ball>
by karlchen
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you tell what programs are currently running?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: How do you tell what programs are currently running?

Hi, flatiron. Unless you are using a KDE desktop, where the application has got a different name that I have forgotten, on Cinnamon gnome-system-monitor, on Mate mate-system-monitor and on xfce task-manager, should come pre-installed with your system. And they should be easily spotted in the Mint ap...
by karlchen
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot open any apps using the icons on the panel menu.
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Cannot open any apps using the icons on the panel menu.

Hello, majpooper. I agree, I do not see any relation between deleting a launcher for the printer from the desktop and the unresponsive panel icons, either. But who knows? You wrote that the lady shut down and rebooted her printer. Has she also tried logging off from the graphical desktop and logging...
by karlchen
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: [RESOLU] update petra 16, firefox, les deux ou aucun..
Replies: 45
Views: 391

Re: update petra 16, firefox, les deux ou aucun..

Salut, [im-lost]. Il faut abandoner Linux Mint 16 Petra et installer Linux Mint 17.3 (supporté jusqu'à 04/2019) ou Linux Mint 18.3 (supporté jusqu'à 04/2021). Cf. Linux Mint Releases and Life Cycles. Ҫa va te donner Firefox 57.0.1 et Flash 27.0.0.187 aussi. Linux Mint Update Manager va les actualise...
by karlchen
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Marco Metacity Compositing - which take less resources
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Marco Metacity Composting - which take less resources

urdrwho wrote:In desktop Mate 17.03 settings I see that there are multiple window manager options. Marco, Metacity, Composting
I think that Composting is the most environment friendly way of getting rid of things. :lol:
by karlchen
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Synaptic Gsmart failure
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Synaptic Gsmart failure

Hi, stanley82.

Well, the 3 error messages all talk about Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'. So it was just a temporary technical problem, which either fixed itself, or some system administrator somewhere pushed the right button to correct the resolution problem.

Cheers,
Karl
by karlchen
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mystery Account
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Mystery Account

Hello, Ozo.

May I politely ask what your problem / question is? And where is the mystery that your thread title promised?
I suppose that account details will only be displayed in case you have entered any details under User and Groups, i.e. more than loginname and password.

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> -bash: sha256sum: command not found; verify ISO, Integrity check, v18.3, Mac OSX El Capitan
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: -bash: sha256sum: command not found; verify ISO, Integrity check, v18.3

Hello, weinbefe. You have to specify the name of the downloaded ISO image file as well, else shasum does not know which data to process. shasum -a 256 /path/to/linuxmint-18.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso Note: /path/to/linuxmint-18.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso is only a placeholder and has to be replaced by the corre...
by karlchen
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: [SOLVED] How to extract .tgz files to specific destination

You're welcome, skivelitis. :) ~ Karl

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