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by catweazel
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to stop others using computer?
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: How to stop others using computer?

catweazel should also check the "Login Window" and click the "Users" tab. He should make sure "Allow guest sessions" is off. I don't need to check anything. The OP stated a password was required when the machine is switched on, which is what BIOS passwords are for. The...
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GParted Data Screenshot Review Requested
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: GParted Data Screenshot Review Requested

In your other post you said you wanted to delete Windwoes 7. If that's still the case, the best course of action is to backup any files you want then reinstall, ensuring that the installer is set to use the entire disk. The partitioning is a mess so any other way will involve lots of trouble to dele...
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sweethome 3d Version 5.6
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Sweethome 3d Version 5.6

While you may find someone here who has experience with that software, you're likely to get a quicker response on the application's forum: http://www.sweethome3d.com/support/forum/index
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Weird question: how can I make everything look green? I mean everything. Everything on my display. I want it all green.
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Weird question: how can I make everything look green? I mean everything. Everything on my display. I want it all gre

You don't say if you're using a laptop or an external monitor. If the latter, you can use the montor's settings to make everything green.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to stop others using computer?
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: How to stop others using computer?

Go into the machine's BIOS and see if it accepts a BIOS password.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian Sid / Unstable - rolling release?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Debian Sid / Unstable - rolling release?

Lucap wrote:it's just a pain having to use point release installs.

If you want to muck around with debian, why not use Stretch?
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mixed bit dual boot question
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Mixed bit dual boot question

Yes. Just make sure fast boot is off in the BIOS and, if your BIOS has an option for it, enable legacy boot.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Any way to recover files from previous OS
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Any way to recover files from previous OS

Only if your files are on another disk. If the files were on the same partition that you've installed Mint to then it's highly unlikely anything recoverable remains.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: small non-disruptive crash?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: small non-disruptive crash?

A problem needs to exist before troubleshooting principles can be applied to it, or it needs to be reproducible. If there is no problem right now then it's going to be next to impossible to diagnose. Since there is currently no problem to diagnose, nobody can tell you how to avoid it in the future. ...
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for details of a Working New VirtualBox on Mint 18.3
Replies: 21
Views: 153

Re: Looking for details of a Working New VirtualBox on Mint 18.3

FriendDavid wrote:then to make sure that the qt is in the mix as I remember that it was required.

You don't need Qt for virtualbox.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for details of a Working New VirtualBox on Mint 18.3
Replies: 21
Views: 153

Re: Looking for details of a Working New VirtualBox on Mint 18.3

The error message is telling you that you've got the wrong version. You need to go back to the site and download the correct version.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for details of a Working New VirtualBox on Mint 18.3
Replies: 21
Views: 153

Re: Looking for details of a Working New VirtualBox on Mint 18.3

FriendDavid wrote:I have the extension pack but do not know how to load it, can you give me a bit of directions on that?

Once virtualbox is installed, just double-click the extension pack in your file manager.
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think I broke apt
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: I think I broke apt

Is that from a Linux Mint installation? The line says you're using an ARM repository. What did you do to get that?

Also, post the output of this command:

inxi -Fzxr
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think I broke apt
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: I think I broke apt

It would be helpful if you posted the content of /etc/apt/sources.list
by catweazel
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I think I broke apt
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: I think I broke apt

Use Software Sources to set new mirrors, then refresh.
by catweazel
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: log files filling up my computer
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: log files filling up my computer

You're going to have to find the log that's filling up and read it. I also recommend this, in a terminal: dmesg to see if it lists any errors.
by catweazel
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!
Replies: 185
Views: 4989

Re: Replacement KDE distros... Feedback here!

BG405 wrote:^
Good point, I forgot to ask that.

viewtopic.php?f=61&t=257962&p=1392283#p1392283
by catweazel
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to replace Ubuntu in a Dual-Boot system?
Replies: 4
Views: 47

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

drpeppercan wrote:What else should I choose as a mounting point?

If the linux partitions are all next to each other then I recommend that you consider deleting all of them and creating one contiguous partition for /. That way you're not messing around with mount points.

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