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by karlchen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub frustrations (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Grub frustrations

Hi, Tom.

Which kernel precisely does Grub want to boot by default instead?
Which kernels have your got on your disk in the directory /boot?
You can check by executing the terminal command

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ls -l /boot/vmlinuz-*
Best regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?

Hello, Punchy71.
Punchy71 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:36 pm
how do I know I'm receiving OS software updates and security patches, etc.?
Any news on this 2nd question? Is the Update Manager shield icon back to where it belongs? Does Update Manager startup automatically after you have logged in? Is your system up-to-date?

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?

OK. So I had totally forgotten about the context menu item "Add to panel", which you can activate for each item in the Mint application menu. Yet, it is not what we are after here. :( "Add to panel" will only copy the menu launch to the bottom panel, next to the big Mint [Menu] button, i.e. it will ...
by karlchen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preinstalled packages of Thunderbird on 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Preinstalled packages of Thunderbird on 18.3 Cinnamon

The unanswered question raises whether dreamtraveler wants to know the Thunderbird package names + in order to purge Thunderbird completely (i.e. has not been done, yet), or + because he would like to re-install Thunderbird (removal has been done already)? If the goal is complete removal, then Jerry...
by karlchen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?

Oh my god, this is so embarrassing. :oops:
I had never noticed that the right-click context menu of the item "Update Manager" offered the option of "adding to the panel".
It does here as well: Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon.
So adding back the Update Manager shield icon to the panel should be simple.
by karlchen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?

Hi, Punchy71. You can always launch Update Manager on demand from the Mint Menu => submenu System. The precise steps on how to re-establish the shield icon permanently in the bottom panel depend on the result of the terminal command inxi -Sxx , i.e. they depend on the desktop environment (Cinnamon, ...
by karlchen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?

Hello, Punchy71. answer: inxi -Sxx answer: shield icon in the bottom panel. Check the history. Should tell whether updates have been installed. Answers to further basic questions on how to make use of Linux Mint: Official User Guide - Linux Mint 18 :wink: Special recommendation: the chapter about "S...
by karlchen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] passwords
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: passwords

Hi, Charles_NL. <ctrl><alt><bksp> does not trigger a reboot. It only terminates the graphical desktop (xfce) and all running user applications and returns you to the login screen. And this is what can be spotted in your photograph, the login screen. And as can also be spotted: The loginname is displ...
by karlchen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install? (SOLVED)
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: How did I get Linux Mint 19 from fresh install?

Hi, Tom.

Boot the live DVD once more and check the output of inxi -Sxx I'll eat my hat in case inxi will not report that the DVD is Mint 19.
If you had really installed Mint 18.3 on your harddisk, nothing would have turned this into Mint 19 automatically.

HTH,
Karl
by karlchen
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preinstalled packages of Thunderbird on 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Preinstalled packages of Thunderbird on 18.3 Cinnamon

Hello, dreamtraveler. $ dpkg --list thunderbird* | grep "^ii" ii thunderbird 1:52.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 amd64 Email, RSS and newsgroup client with integrated spam filter ii thunderbird-gnome-support 1:52.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 amd64 Email, RSS and newsgroup client - GNOME support ii thund...
by karlchen
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox - Changing Hidden Mozilla Folder Name
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Firefox - Changing Hidden Mozilla Folder Name

Hi, Questions1010. No need to relink any Firefox executable in order to instruct Firefox to use a different directory instead of .mozilla. Check out the firefox commandline options. The solution is there. :) Did exactly this while running the normal release version which comes from the official soft...
by karlchen
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: window tearing on intel machine with intel microcode
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: window tearing on intel machine with intel microcode

Hello, Arashka. On Ubuntu 18.04 Mate, I have got rid of display problems by switching the windows manager from Marco (Compositing) to Marco (Compton) in the Mate Tweak tool. Not only did this resolve the display problems, which I had experienced in particular when using Firefox with hardware acceler...
by karlchen
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED]Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

@jsal01 I don't think karlchen saw all of the pics from the link you provided, just the first one of inxi -Fxz I admit that you are correct. I had missed the Bios photographs. :oops: A screen size of 1024x600 only (Acer netbook) does have its downsides. :wink: Now that I have seen it, I can tell: t...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED]Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

Hi, jsal01. As you took the photograph of "inxi -Fxz" while you used a Mint live system, the inxi photograph does hold a new piece of information, contrary to what I had said in my previous post. The inxi report does not list an ethernet adapter. Means that the live system does not see the adapter, ...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED]Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

Hello, jsal01. You had already posted your "inxi -Fxz" report as pure text and nicely readable in a post above. :) Posting the same inxi report as a photograph https://imgur.com/gallery/jTYvCcO does not add any new piece of information. In particular, it does not tell whether you did as JerryF had s...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sudo vs. gksudo
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: sudo vs. gksudo

Though it is not really related to the original question asked by the OP, let me answer on the last part of this passage: sometimes they remove key factors of function or cosmetic like the quick filter in synaptic. can developer explain why this option is removed ? I cannot tell why; but here is how...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED]Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

JerryF wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:56 am
Maybe---check if the Ethernet adapter is enabled in BIOS.
Oops, yes, of course. - Has never occurred to me to switch off my ethernet card, because my notebook is firmly seated in its docking station while I am firmly seated in my office chair all day long. :oops:
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sudo vs. gksudo
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: sudo vs. gksudo

Flemur, on Ubuntu 18.04 / Mint 19, the terminal commands are still invoked with root permissions by prefixing sudo . Hence your rm commandline will still be sudo rm a . Only the graphical applications now make use of pkexec (policykit) more consistently than they did in the past. Though, in case you...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED]Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

Correct and weird, no ethernet adapter listed, only the wifi adapter. Network: Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> Would you have a chance of booting the notebook from the Linux Mint live system and find out whether the live system detects the...
by karlchen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED]Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: Laptop Dell Latitude doesn't recognize Ethernet Adapter Linux Mint 18.3

Hello, jsal01. Please, post the complete screen output of the inxi commandline inxi -Fxz This will give us a few more basic technical details, which may be helpful in finding out what the cause is. Regards, Karl -- P.S.: On my office notebook Dell Latitude E5470 the ethernet connection works without...

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