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by trope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Root is full

Did you ever use BleachBit? That software wrecking ball can cause something similar, when you abort it before it has finished. No, I have not used BleachBit. you seem to have quite alot of "media" on your hardrive...94.4% of your entire HD was being used just for "media" before your re-install acco...
by trope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Root is full

Also, since sda is a 750 GB hard drive, and dm-0 is 687 GB, what happened to the other 63 GB? How do I find this out? Thanks for all the help.
by trope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Root is full

Shortly after I made the last post I completely ran out of space (had message that 0 bytes left in root) and then very basic applications stopped working. I tried to restore using timeshift which maybe was not the best idea because I don't know that the process would clear any space in root. I then ...
by trope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install OS on encrypted hard drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Install OS on encrypted hard drive?

To answer my own question, it is probably possible, but not for a novice. On my old system (with 2 HDs), the encrypted drive, although I set up a flag in the GNOME Disks utility to have it decrypted during startup, it was not automatically recognized even when I logged into linux mint.
by trope
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install OS on encrypted hard drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Install OS on encrypted hard drive?

I have a 750 GB HDD hard drive that was fully encrypted using linux mint. I bought a new laptop that can only take a single HD. Can I replace its hard drive with the 750 GB encrypted drive, and then install linux mint on it? In other words I would boot from a CD and decrypt the drive from within lin...
by trope
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

[SOLVED] Root is full

I received a message (Tara) that root is full. How do I check which files/directories are in root and which files are taking up the space so that I can fix the problem? Secondly how do I resolve the apparent discrepancy that according to "df -h" the root is 30 GB, but in the Disk Usage Analyzer, it ...
by trope
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transferring to new laptop/computer vs. upgrading HD
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Transferring to new laptop/computer vs. upgrading HD

... What will happen if I remove the SSD only from the e6440 and replace the HDD in the e6410 with it? Since there will not be an OS, will I be able to make a new partition, install the OS, and then start using the files on the already existing data partition? The e6410 HHD doesn't have an OS? I'm ...
by trope
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shortcut to Close All Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: shortcut to Close All Windows

To clarify, all this discussion is for Windows OS, right? So there is no already-installed way to do it in linux mint? The discussion above is for Linux, the script N3wb posted will close all applications that have open windows. As far as pre-installed ways go, you can log out and back in, in case ...
by trope
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transferring to new laptop/computer vs. upgrading HD
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Transferring to new laptop/computer vs. upgrading HD

So I was transitioning from a latitude e6410 (HDD, 17.1) to a latitude e6440 (HDD + SSD). I installed a new mint OS on the HDD, encrypted the entire SSD, made a data partition on it, and transferred the files from the e6410 HDD. However the laptop has unsolvable problems (https://forums.linuxmint.co...
by trope
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shortcut to Close All Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: shortcut to Close All Windows

To clarify, all this discussion is for Windows OS, right? So there is no already-installed way to do it in linux mint?
by trope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

So it means the laptop is done? <Star Trek voice on> It's dead, Jim! <Star Trek voice off> There is no part I can replace to fix it? We can't read minds so we don't know. You'll have to search for your machine make and model on the internet and find out. Of course, the alternative is a $5 USB keybo...
by trope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon lbp mf3010 printer is not printing on linux mint 19 64-bit
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Canon lbp mf3010 printer is not printing on linux mint 19 64-bit

So I am also trying to get a canon MF3010 working in linux mint 19 64-bit. I ran all of the above code but still cannot get it work. I did not figure out how to register it, it brought up a window "Canon Printer Setup Utility" and asks for if the printer is lpd or socket, and then requires the "Host...
by trope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

I can confirm that any key terminates it, I was just typing windows and the s recurred, I hit the h key. So the output was:

"windowssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssh"

So it means the laptop is done? There is no part I can replace to fix it?
by trope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shortcut to Close All Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 632

shortcut to Close All Windows

Is there any shortcut to close all open windows? Am using Tara, 64-bit, MATE. I would still like the option to save each document in which changes have been made.
by trope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi Problems, Dell Latitude,Qualcomm
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Wifi Problems, Dell Latitude,Qualcomm

Could I not have the best driver for linux?

Since it is a new install of the latest version of Mint, I suppose the firmware should all be correct?
by trope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Optimal Power Management Settings
Replies: 15
Views: 2027

Re: Optimal Power Management Settings

I've removed the battery entirely, and only cycle a charge to it once or twice a year and then store it again at about 40% charge. On that basis the original battery is still good for several hours use if/when wanted. Having a battery perpetually on a/c charge will damage it over time. That's a sma...
by trope
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

I booted from a live CD and the problem persists (tara). It occurred with both Serena and Tara installed on the system. I am confused as to how it could be a mechanical (keyboard) issue, because as I installed a brand new internal keyboard, how could any sticking keys cause a problem? The problem o...
by trope
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

If your problem persists with another keyboard plugged in, don't rule out mechanical failure just yet. First thing I'd do is try and determine the exact, and repeatable problem. Boot from a live CD and determine if the problem persists. If there is a key stuck on the laptop keyboard, that will stil...
by trope
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Installed a brand new keyboard and still having the same problem. So it does not seem to be a mechanical problem, at least nothing wrong with the keyboard. Any other thoughts? I guess I can purchase a usb keyboard to try that, in case it is something to do with where the internal keyboard connects t...
by trope
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Optimal Power Management Settings
Replies: 15
Views: 2027

Re: Optimal Power Management Settings

Should have asked it as 2 questions. Ok, so better to use AC power always if available rather than battery.

Is it better to leave the computer/mint on all the time, or to shut off the computer periodically, and at what frequency?

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