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by slipstick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to shut down a process
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: how to shut down a process

I like the xkill method in this thread, just so I can use the skull-and-crossbones. :D https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=231314&p=1225053&hilit=kill+program#p1224947 This thread has the funny cartoon that is now missing from the above thread. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.ph...
by slipstick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Back in Time
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Back in Time

Congratulations. I have been using it for some time and it works very well for me. I have even figured out a use for the different profile capability. I dual boot (actually triple boot with W7, but that's irrelevant) with LM 17.3 and 18.3. I did this in order to make the transition from 17 to 18 eas...
by slipstick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: General question about Timeshift..[solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: General question about Timeshift..

If you deleted the first image you would break the whole 'chain'. It won't break the chain. If a file is unchanged in several snapshots, there is only one copy of the data, but each snapshot will have a hard link to the data. Any snapshot can be deleted and the data will remain as long as there is ...
by slipstick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OpenSource Intel-microcode - is it safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: OpenSource Intel-microcode - is it safe?

For whatever it's worth, I've been running that on my core i5-4690 (Haswell ?) for about 3 weeks with no problem.
by slipstick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Is there a replacement for the old "Xkill" ???

Here you go:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=231314&p=1225053&h ... m#p1224947

and here's the image from the 2nd post in that thread which seems to be unavailable now (glad I saved it)
by slipstick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: S.O.S for installation last step: the restart without medium USB
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: S.O.S for installation last step: the restart without medium USB

You may need to disable Secure Boot in the UEFI (BIOS) firmware. I have heard that disabling it can be a problem with some Acer computers. If you do a forum search on "Acer Secure Boot" it will turn up numerous threads which may point you in the right direction. This thread about a Dell computer may...
by slipstick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to verify the ISO image on Windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: How to verify the ISO image on Windows?

There is a tutorial for verifying from Windows, which includes not only checking the hash code to be sure you got a good download, but also checks the hash file signature to be sure that it really is a valid Linux Mint hash file and so verifies that the .iso file is valid, and not some malware that ...
by slipstick
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to check sha256sum of an ISO image (NOVICE WAY)
Replies: 24
Views: 9985

Re: How to check sha256sum of an ISO image (NOVICE WAY)

It doesn't need to be done often, only when you download a new iso. Once you can verify your new downloaded .iso file in Linux, it's even easier. Here is a script file which I have modified a little from one posted a couple of years ago on this forum by forum member "austin.texas". You can keep thi...
by slipstick
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: /etc/fstab + Mounting Drive = Error
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: /etc/fstab + Mounting Drive = Error

Answering in reverse order: 3. Nano is much easier to use than vi. sudo nano /etc/fstab Make your changes, then Ctrl-o to save the changes and Ctrl-x to exit nano. Or even easier, use your file manager to open the /etc directory as "Root", click on fstab to open the file with Xed and edit and save i...
by slipstick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?

I find LuckyBackup a bit more user friendly. Defaults are fine, but you can tweak it a bunch. just another frontend for rsync I thought about using LuckyBackup, but didn't because I was concerned when I read this on the web site http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/ : note on development progress Unf...
by slipstick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?

I developed a working backup of my whole machine using rsync. Now I use Timeshift. Timeshift uses rsync internally but does not display the command it generates. He tells you in the user manual: Under the Hood The following commands are used for actually creating and restoring the snapshot. The arg...
by slipstick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?

OK - I finally remembered how to attach screenshots. Here's my USB HDD with three directories. BIT snapshots in Ext_Backkup.
Screenshot2.png
The Win7_Backup partition is ntfs, the other two are ext4.
by slipstick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?

I never use the 'Root' version - Timeshift saves everything owned by root. I only use BIT for home and Data.

My snapshots are saved to /media/steve/Ext_Backup where Ext_Backup is an ext4 partition on my USB HDD.
Screenshot.png
by slipstick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Is Backup Tool Redundant to Timeshift?

It sees my ext4 partitions on my USB HDD just fine.
by slipstick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Verify ISO <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Verify ISO

What next? I don't really know, as I have never done this from Windows. I can enter the keyserver url "keys.gnupg.net" in my browser, go to that site and enter Linux Mint ISO in the search box, tick the box "Show PGP fingerprints for keys" and then click "Do the search" and get the 40 hex digit fin...
by slipstick
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Verify ISO <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Verify ISO

That's written for those using Linux. If you want to verify from Windows, try this:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=229292
by slipstick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Good Starting Point
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Good Starting Point

Hi LinuxGold, First, I hope you are trying to install something more recent than Olivia. :D LM 18.3 is the latest version (LM19 to be released in a month or two or three). LM 18 will be supported for another 3 years. To answer your questions: ISO definition, see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...
by slipstick
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: switched cpu to intel microcode, can't boot properly
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: switched cpu to intel microcode, can't boot properly

You can try to disable loading the microcode at boot-up. There is a procedure for that here (scroll down to RECOVERY PROCEDURE: ). http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/non-free/i/intel-microcode/unstable_README.Debian I have not tried this, so I don't know whether it works or not, but at...
by slipstick
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: The printer does not work
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: The printer does not work

I installed my HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fn using this procedure from HP: https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/install/install/index I am using LM 18.3 Cinnamon - printer and scanner both work after that installation. Note - it will show up in the menu, but not in Synaptic or the So...
by slipstick
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SysReq key options
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: SysReq key options

It's not a command - it's a configuration file. Open it with a text editor to check the value of kernel.sysrq.

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