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by MissileCop
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 3446

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I'm about 98%. I still need Windows in a virtual machine since my charting software doesn't offer a Linux version. I also need Windows for my two scanners. I can use them in Linux, but the software doesn't provide all of the features that are present in the Windows software version. It's easier and ...
by MissileCop
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Backup Backup Backup!
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Backup Backup Backup!

I always say you can never have too many good backups. :idea: Isn't that the truth! A couple of recent images is always good to have as well. To paraphrase from the Johnny Dangerously movie, [Danny Vermin] I lost my data once.......ONCE! [/Danny Vermin] My latest cringe worthy moment was when I ins...
by MissileCop
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Voice to digital converter
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Voice to digital converter

IOW, it's an audio recorder. Yes, Mint offers several recorders, with audacity probably already installed and in your menus. Flemur, it's not a simple audio recorder. Dragon is a speech recognition program that converts audio to digital text. Many hospital staff use it when working on patient notes...
by MissileCop
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cloning system drive - is it worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1270

Re: Cloning system drive - is it worth it?

As a play on the term handy-dandy, call it the AndyDandyImage. :mrgreen: Especially since the definition of handy-dandy is convenient and useful. As to the OP, making a system image is always worth it. All it takes is one major bork, and you'll quickly find out how much easier life is, having that i...
by MissileCop
Thu May 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Epson Perfection V300 Photo scanner no longer works
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Epson Perfection V300 Photo scanner no longer works

What was the error message when you tried to reinstall imagescan?
by MissileCop
Thu May 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 227
Views: 15567

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I started taking Linux for a test drive back in 2008, starting with PCLinuxOS, and Mepis. I came across Linux Mint Daryna, and I've been stuck here ever since. :mrgreen: Moved to LMDE when it came out in 2010, and it's continued to be my primary desktop since then. Who knew Linux would end up costin...
by MissileCop
Thu May 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem upgrading Kernel in LMDE 3
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Problem upgrading Kernel in LMDE 3

As gm10 pointed out, you only mention installing the linux-header files.

If not already done, you still need to install the actual kernel file linux-image-4.19.0-0.bpo.4-amd64. Once you install that and update grub, you should see the new kernel listed.
by MissileCop
Wed May 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: GParted merge unallocated space to other partition
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: GParted merge unallocated space to other partition

Edit: Oops, just noticed that you have ntfs on a primary partition, and / in the extended partition. As mentioned before you'll need to use gparted from a live dvd/usb, since your Linux build lives within the the extended partition and things need to be unmounted in order to make the change. ------ ...
by MissileCop
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Phatch - broken in 19.
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Phatch - broken in 19.

Odd ? I go to "Software Manager", enter "phatch" and it comes up (with a green tick, as I have it installed). Did you do a clean install of 19, or upgrade from 18 and had installed it when you were running that? Phatch is not listed in Ubuntu's bionic beaver packages. Thankfully, it's still availab...
by MissileCop
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Resizing ntfs/ext4 partitions
Replies: 23
Views: 1602

Re: Resising ntfs/ext4 partitions

The reason why you couldn't resize your sda5 partition was because it was inside an extended partition (the light blue border around your sda5 and sda6). You would need to expand the extended partition, sda4, before you could enlarge sda5. Boot into Windows, and resize the Windows partition using di...
by MissileCop
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote access client (closed)
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Remote access client

Teamviewer needs to be installed onto the machine that you're wanting to access remotely. From that install, you get the Teamviewer ID # for the remote machine. (older versions were 9 digit ID#'s, but it may have gone to 10 recently). That's the number that you need to put in when you try to access ...
by MissileCop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Password Managers, What do You Use?
Replies: 23
Views: 1667

Re: Password Managers, What do You Use?

I use KeePassXC on both my LMDE2 build on the desktop, and on a flash drive that I have that has KeePassXC Portable for PortableApps on it.
by MissileCop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 1876

Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Have been using a Samsung 950 Pro for the last two years with no problems. Primary system is LMDE2, with LM 18.3 as a fallback in case I bork my LMDE2 build somehow, or need a newer version of software for a project.
by MissileCop
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Getting prepared for daily power cuts.
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Getting prepared for daily power cuts.

Set up a cron job that issues a shutdown command at a certain time at the end of the day, before he shuts off the power to the exhibit for the day. This offers a clean shutdown, and all someone else has to do is power on the computer in the morning.
by MissileCop
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A question about quickly fetching data from a dying disk
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: A question about quickly fetching data from a dying disk

Strange as it sounds, I've heard that you can actually stick your HDD in the freezer for a while, and greatly improve your uptime. DO NOT ATTEMPT. Sticking your drive in the freezer will only risk damaging it and will have absolutely no positive effect, it is a crazy internet rumor that should be i...
by MissileCop
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason
Replies: 91
Views: 12646

Re: [Chat] Still keep a Windows? Speak out your reason

Still need Windows for a few items; scanner and included software video recording and enhancing software trading software as a way to walk through an issue when somebody calls me about their Windows computer problem. Once I know where I'm going, I can tell them where to go. Since I'm the family/frie...
by MissileCop
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Do you Distro-Hop?
Replies: 30
Views: 4042

Re: Do you Distro-Hop?

I used to distro-hop for a bit, right up until I found Linux Mint Daryna. I have other distros on my desktop for educational purposes, but Linux Mint has been my primary distro since 2008.
by MissileCop
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Community service, techie style
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Community service, techie style

His hospital may run the hard drives through a degausser. Where I work, magnetic tapes go through a degausser, and hard drives go through a crusher. It's a fun day when I get to put them through the crusher. :mrgreen: Well, the first 50 or so, anyway. After that, it starts to get tedious. But I'm st...
by MissileCop
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved]Mint 15 Cinnamon 64 does not start or shutdown
Replies: 14
Views: 3195

Re: Mint 15 Cinnamon 64 does not start or shutdown

Convince Me,

You can check here at [url]http://blog.shadypixel.com/monitoring-hard-drive-health-on-linux-with-smartmontools/[/url] to find out more on how to use smartmontools.
by MissileCop
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: nVidia drivers.... need help
Replies: 19
Views: 4600

Re: nVidia drivers.... need help

I've read elsewhere that kernel versions 3.6 - 3.8 couldn't use DKMS with the Nvidia installer. I don't know if this issue has been resolved for later kernels or not. When I went through the Nvidia installer, I answered the prompt to NOT use the DKMS module. I believe that I answered all of the othe...

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