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by Flemur
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: rsync problem
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: rsync problem

JoHubb wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:52 am
Thanks, Flemur.

Exactly, rsync cannot find 'essen_a.png'.

The question is - why not? It is on the desktop as shown here. It is a real file with content which opens.

Screenshot at 2019-01-12 08-48-07.png

Any ideas what could be going wrong?
The file is not there.
by Flemur
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: rsync problem
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: rsync problem

It can't find the file you want to copy, "essen_a.png"
Try

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ls essen_a.png 
before the rsync
by Flemur
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adding a GRUB entry for a bootloader
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Adding a GRUB entry for a bootloader

and not any bootloader in particular After the initial install, I don't use grub software; I edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg myself - is that what you want to do? A typical entry is : menuentry 'LU18 18.04 SDA1 4.15.18-041518 ' { root=(hd0,1) linux /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.18-041518-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro in...
by Flemur
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootable USB doesn't boot
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Bootable USB doesn't boot

IMHO, the best way to burn a bootable ISO is like this:

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dd bs=4M status=progress oflag=sync if=/path/to/bootable.iso of=/dev/sdx 
/dev/sdx = the USB device. x=one letter, like 'd' or 'g'. BE CAREFUL with that part, make sure it's not your OS! which is usually /dev/sda.
by Flemur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Toolbar Fonts in Wine
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: [SOLVED] Toolbar Fonts in Wine

This might help -
"How to make 'wine' fonts look better."
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=280749
by Flemur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing wine for multiple days but still no success :/
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Installing wine for multiple days but still no success :/

"winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable" is a fairly common problem recently.
Internet search on that error string - with quotes - returns a lot of answer, including...
viewtopic.php?t=280956
by Flemur
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move 'downloads' to external drive[Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: Move 'downloads' to external drive

it's really a matter of set once and use system as normal or tell the app where to store it elsewhere from default it pops up with in the first place and save that custom setting for future use. I prefer the former to the latter, hence my babbling on about it :mrgreen: I've never had an issue with ...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move 'downloads' to external drive[Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: Move 'downloads' to external drive

hartstephen wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Isn't there a way to point the Document file/folder to a different place. In this case to another drive while leaving the os alone where it installed to.
Just make the Document(s) directory on the partition on the other drive and then start using it.
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Move 'downloads' to external drive[Solved]
Replies: 14
Views: 280

Re: Move 'downloads' to external drive

I just deleted all the (empty) ~/Downloads (etc) directories, made directories with similar names on the "data" partition (and made file-browser bookmarks) and started using them; I haven't found any software that is "hard-coded" to look for $HOME/Downloads, etc. ... tho there might be.
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't remove Gimp 2.10 (with ppa-purge)
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Can't remove Gimp 10 (with ppa-purge)

I assumed tecmint was OK and trustable? They might be trustable, but they don't know how to "write good". Of course, most computer documentation is pretty bad, even when it's written in complete sentences, as though the author had graduated from middle school. sudo apt-get purge gimp Well, I alread...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't remove Gimp 2.10 (with ppa-purge)
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: Can't remove Gimp 10 (with ppa-purge)

$ sudo apt install ppa-purge $ sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp First line OK. Second line it says Warning: Could not find package list for PPA: otto-kesselgulasch gimp Where am I going wrong? I dunno, I've never seen a package require a PPA to uninstall it. (Edit: Site says "For any reas...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: forums.linuxmint.com misconfigured - ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: forums.linuxmint.com misconfigured - ?

Is your time correct? I only saw an error on community.linuxmint.com earlier about the cert being expired, but that doesn't happen now You're close. My time is correct, but linux's handling of that time is not correct. I have to delete "(/usr/share/zoneinfo*") or else my time is off by 7 hours. (Ed...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: forums.linuxmint.com misconfigured - ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: forums.linuxmint.com misconfigured - ?

JeremyB wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:05 am
Some of the security certs expired and were renewed, you may have visited just before the start time on the cert
I'm still getting it. Running Manjaro, FWIW.
by Flemur
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: forums.linuxmint.com misconfigured - ? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 116

forums.linuxmint.com misconfigured - ? [SOLVED]

Edit: JeremyB correctly honed in on the time issue: time. I had had problems with ubuntu apparently changing the BIOS clock, and then the time was messed up in Manjaro. And one OS used my correct time-zone and one didn't...my displayed time was correct when the forum didn't like it, but the time dis...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can I install to a SSD?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Can I install to a SSD?

srq2625 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Installing LM to an SSD uses the same process as would be used to install to an HDD - I have a number of computers that have SSDs.
He wants to download the ISO to the SSD and boot from that, because he can't boot the ISO from a USB or DVD drive.
by Flemur
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can I install to a SSD?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Can I install to a SSD?

I've been having issues with my second computer not being able to read off a usb I plug into the machine, and the same with mine (I think it's an issue with the USB i'm using, my old one that I use to use broke) so I am wondering if I can just have operating system placed onto the ssd directly so t...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Running and updating "youtube-dl" from "pip"
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Running and updating "youtube-dl" from "pip"

AFAIK, the easy way to install youtube-dl is to install it from the repos (like normal packages), then run

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sudo youtube-dl --update
to get the latest version, which isn't normally in the repos.
by Flemur
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Entering Password Into Terminal Window
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Entering Password Into Terminal Window

Every time I get to "Enter password" when using the terminal window, the cursor is blinking but typing doesn't input any characters. The letters are there, you just don't see them. I suppose it's a security feature - nobody can see how many characters in the password, but It'd be nice if there were...
by Flemur
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Install a Software App from a tar.gz
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: How to Install a Software App from a tar.gz

I've extracted the folder from the archive. I can see inside the folder that there is a file called "chaotica" that seems to be a program, but I cannot execute it (tried running it from the command line). It would help if you said what happened - error messages, etc - rather than what didn't happen...
by Flemur
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Re-allocate "unallocated" disk space
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: Re-allocate "unallocated" disk space

gm10 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:52 pm
To be on the safe side, from the Mint 17.3 install, once you're done with the resizing, run

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sudo grub-install[/quote]
Need an sda!  (unless it defaults to the only disk it can find...).
[code]sudo grub-install /dev/sda

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