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by johnb0647
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: boot confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 253

boot confusion

I have a 1TB HDD recognized as /dev/sda with Linux partitions for root, home and DATA and a 120 GB SSD recognized as /dev/sdb with Linux partitons for root and home. The HOME partition on both has only the hidden config files, Desktop and links to the DATA partition. I started with only the HDD inst...
by johnb0647
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xed is on $PATH but it isn't???
Replies: 2
Views: 227

xed is on $PATH but it isn't???

I installed the "cheat" utility https://www.tecmint.com/cheat-command-line-cheat-sheet-for-linux-users/ which requires one set an $EDITOR environmental variable. so: > export EDITOR=xed and > $EDITOR opens xed but >cheat -e screenshot gives "failed to edit cheatsheet: exec: "xed": executable file no...
by johnb0647
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't search LM Forums on "xed"
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Can't search LM Forums on "xed"

If we're going to use short snappy names for x-utilities then ya gotta modify the LM Forums search so you can search for them. Searching for "xed" gets me a message that my keyword is too common. Searching "xed editor" gets me a thousand hits on "Editor" but nothing on xed. {am I the only one who ha...
by johnb0647
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: openssh - how to completely purge
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: openssh - how to completely purge - SOLVED

OK - I got it. Unless I did something else that slips my mind, it was apt-get remove openssh-server ssh apt-get purge openssh-server ssh manually delete /etc/ssh and ~/.ssh reinstall and reconfigure everything. I'm pretty sure I had already tried everything but the manual delete so it looks like tha...
by johnb0647
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: openssh - how to completely purge
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: openssh - how to completely purge

I hope that's not true and that there are some config remnants left somewhere because I already tried that, rebooted, re-installed and re-config'ed but still got the same result.

Thanks for the reply.

JB
by johnb0647
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: openssh - how to completely purge
Replies: 4
Views: 340

openssh - how to completely purge

I want to create RSA key paired ssh links from my computer to each of the other two in my house (Max, Lolita & Han). Purpose is to back up each user to all three computers, probably with freefilesync or rsync, so if one or two go down users can continue work until repairs are made. I've been messing...
by johnb0647
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Possible problem converting ext3 to ext4
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Possible problem converting ext3 to ext4

USING: LM18 w/ latest updates. I converted or tried to convert a partition from ext3 to ext4 following: https://debian-administration.org/article/643/Migrating_a_live_system_from_ext3_to_ext4_filesystem Specifically the section titled: Converting a non-root filesystem to ext4". (Yes.... including mo...
by johnb0647
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Linux Mint KDE on Cinnamon install?
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Re: Trying Linux Mint KDE on Cinnamon install?

I'm feelin' it now. I banged up a foot and so had a day with nothing to do so I went ahead and installed the latest Kubuntu (w/ Plasma5) on a separate partition and let it create a local /home since I only intended to play. Boy the Linux Mint guys were right when they said Plasma5 is not ready for p...
by johnb0647
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying Linux Mint KDE on Cinnamon install?
Replies: 10
Views: 986

Trying Linux Mint KDE on Cinnamon install?

I've been using LM Cinnamon exclusively for several years, currently 17.3. I've been reading about KDE and some of the features seem to match the way I work/think better. I'd like to try it without burning my bridges and/or really clogging up my machine with stuff that will be hard to get rid of if ...
by johnb0647
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Nemo can't rename files.
Replies: 25
Views: 7523

Re: Nemo can't rename files.

I have the problem too. Tried every possible Chinese input method but no go. I must kill iBus to use Nemo. Apparently not a new problem. A internet wide search mentions variations of this problem going back to 2011. Seems to be a little finger pointing too. I guess iBus users are too small a group t...
by johnb0647
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LM17 install wine --> broken packages
Replies: 1
Views: 945

LM17 install wine --> broken packages

Recently did a clean install of LM17 reusing my old /home folder. Trying to install wine. Software manager says "install from apt". sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks final step give: The following packages have unmet dependencies:...
by johnb0647
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Empathy and online accounts
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Empathy and online accounts

After more research (which I really don't have time for): This problem dates from 2012, was apparently fixed in 2013 (at least for Ubunty) and has apparently resurfaced in LM17. Temp fix suggested at that time: Run "empathy-accounts" from CLI permits adding accounts. but doing that in LM17 give the ...
by johnb0647
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Empathy and online accounts
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Empathy and online accounts

Same problem here....
by johnb0647
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM17 on old cpu - seems confused
Replies: 6
Views: 843

SOLVED: LM17 on old cpu - seems confused

Many thanks for the "software sources" tip. Changed to another mirror and things went like skyrockets. So many updates it took 45 min to download. Software Manager now shows me everything I want and download speed is greatly improved. The Software Sources subroutine is VERY impressive. While looking...
by johnb0647
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM17 on old cpu - seems confused
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: LM17 on old cpu - seems confused

Don't know if this is part of the issue. Just ran Update Mgr again on the Intel machine .... just to be sure. This time I watched the output. Strangely the "refresh" pass couldn't find MANY of the sources. This was NOT a problem with the AMD machine. Here are the errors: Failed to fetch http://secur...
by johnb0647
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM17 on old cpu - seems confused
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: LM17 on old cpu - seems confused

.... and I was trying so hard to be clear! <G> OK.... on the machine with the actual AMD CPU, I go to LM Software Manager and do a search for "cheese", then "hardinfo". It finds both, one at a time of course, and installs them without incident. On the machine with the INTEL PENTIUM D CPU, I go to LM...
by johnb0647
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM17 on old cpu - seems confused
Replies: 6
Views: 843

LM17 on old cpu - seems confused

I downloaded the LM17 64 bit install iso and installed on an older desktop with an Intel Pentium D X2 CPU. Everything seemed OK during the install and almost everything seems to work OK... .... almost! Problem is that the software manager won't show me a number of apps that it did after I sett up my...
by johnb0647
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: nemo sort error: bug or feature?
Replies: 1
Views: 332

nemo sort error: bug or feature?

When I use torrent client to download a big collection of files but only want a few, a <filename>.<filetype>.part file is created for every file in the collection, even if I have marked it "Do not download". The files are order alpha sort by <filename> by default. In order to get rid of the fragment...
by johnb0647
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean Upgrade fm Ubuntu 13.04 to LM17 w/ packages
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Clean Upgrade fm Ubuntu 13.04 to LM17 w/ packages

Apparently my idea to update from 13.04 to 13.10 then install aptik then upgrade to LM17 won't work either. Tried the 13.04 update to 13.10 today. Lots of error messages. Don't know if they were inspired by 13.04 being EOL (End of Life) or the presence of the Cinnamon. So I'm making a list of all my...
by johnb0647
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Prevent default UID hassle upgrading fm Ubuntu to LM17
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Prevent default UID hassle upgrading fm Ubuntu to LM17

oops... senior moment. I was 67 last week and it's beginning to show.

Turn those UID"s around. I'm currently UID:1000 and I don't want LM17 to make me UID:1001.

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