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by slipstick
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi, I'm new with Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Hi, I'm new with Mint

Hi Renato,
Don't overlook the installation guide and user guides:
https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
by slipstick
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift help
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Timeshift help

I also use TimeShift for system snapshots and Back-In-Time for backing up my data. I store the TS snapshots on a separate partition on my internal HDD, but every few days I plug in an external USB drive and run a script which copies the TS snapshots to the external drive, keeping all the hard-link s...
by slipstick
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Things that suck...
Replies: 64
Views: 1388

Re: Things that suck...

Another one for FORD - Found On Road, Dead. (Hasn't happened to mine, yet, knock on wood). :)
by slipstick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Things that suck...
Replies: 64
Views: 1388

Re: Things that suck...

by slipstick
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How much space for each partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: How much space for each partition?

I have a triple boot system (LM18.3, LM19.1, and W7). The two Linux Mint systems share a common Data partition where I keep all my personal data, so my home partitions don't need to be very large. The following layout has been working quite well for me: steve@steve-Z97X ~ $ sudo parted -l [sudo] pas...
by slipstick
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Terminal code
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: [SOLVED] Terminal code

I really like this book, and it is available as a free pdf download:

The Linux Command Line
by slipstick
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Black screen after switching to nvidia-driver-390
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Black screen after switching to nvidia-driver-390

First thing I'd try would be the "nomodeset" option. https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tessa_cinnamon.php Scroll down to the section "Solving freezes during the boot sequence". On my Nvidia GTX 750 Ti, I have to use "nomodeset" at every boot, so I have modified my GRUB configuration to make it permanent...
by slipstick
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: More than one question...
Replies: 18
Views: 542

Re: More than one question...

Re: your question #6 - here's how I use Redshift: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=290451#p1610369 The temperature values listed in the linked thread work well for me, but depending on your room lighting, windows, window placement, monitor, etc. you may need to adjust the those valu...
by slipstick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: menu.lst equivalent?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: menu.lst equivalent?

I think run levels have been deprecated now that we are using systemd and I don't know diddly about systemd. But here are some links that might be helpful: https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-systemd-runlevels-and-service-management-commands https://www.tecmint.com/change-runlevels-targets-in-systemd/...
by slipstick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: menu.lst equivalent?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: menu.lst equivalent?

If you're talking about the grub menu, it's at /boot/grub/grub.cfg, but you shouldn't modify that. If you want to modify, modify /etc/default/grub or one of the files in /etc/grub.d, then execute

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sudo update-grub
which will generate a new grub.cfg file.
by slipstick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it safe to uninstall intel microcode on AMD CPU?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Is it safe to uninstall intel microcode on AMD CPU?

You probably don't need it, but my inclination would be to leave it alone on the chance that removing it might break something, and it probably doesn't take up that much space anyway.

Intel-microcode inAMD Ryzen laptop?
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

slipstick wrote: From your first post above I get the impression that you had a short one-time experience with a swamp cooler. So maybe the cooler wasn't working correctly - maybe the water pump wasn't working? Well, I can't say because "I know nothing" about swamp coolers. But like I said, at nigh...
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

...outside temp right now (1 PM my time) is 90 degrees farenheit,...humidity here right now is 16%.. PS...i tend to run the unit in the summer and still have not had an electric bill over 48 dollars a month. Lucky you! 92 deg. F here (33 deg. C) and 47 % humidity and the summer is just getting star...
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

slipstick wrote: Actually, swamp coolers work well in the right climate. Which is, what? My (bad) experience with swamp coolers was in a desert environment, low humidity and high heat (above 100° F). From your first post above I get the impression that you had a short one-time experience with a swa...
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

Actually, swamp coolers work well in the right climate. I lived in El Paso for a few years when I was a boy in the late 50's and every house had a swamp cooler on the roof. I don't recall being uncomfortable from the heat there. Prior to that, in Oklahoma City, we had no A/C other than fans, and it ...
by slipstick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird profile question
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Thunderbird profile question

I use Cinnamon, but I assume the file manager in Mate is similar. In the Cinnamon file manager (Nemo) there is a way to display hidden files which have names beginning with a . (period). So you will need to display these hidden files to see the .thunderbird directory in your home. In Nemo, you click...
by slipstick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird profile question
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Thunderbird profile question

It's in the directory /home/<your user name>/.thunderbird. Look for an 8 alpha-numeric character name ending in .default, such as, for example, zsw2x4o8.default. If there is more than one, look in the text file profiles.ini in that same directory to find the active one.
by slipstick
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cell Phone Compatibility?
Replies: 27
Views: 769

Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Moto G5 Plus here. I can transfer photos to the PC once I figured out how to do it:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273364#p1497606
by slipstick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups and imaging - need for a tutorial?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Backups and imaging - need for a tutorial?

Timeshift - a system image tool. Linux-only? Requires ext4 formatting. Can rapidly fill up the space allocated to it unless default frequency of snapshots is adjusted. Not useful for backing up personal data, it's a system-restore tool TimeShift will also work with btrfs format. I've never tried it...

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