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by trope
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Optimal Power Management Settings
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Optimal Power Management Settings

For the "Power Management" window (ac power, battery, general), what are the optimal settings for a laptop? Eg to maximize battery life, or keeping Mint working optimally. Is it better to keep the laptop plugged into AC power at all times, or to shut down Mint and the laptop at the end of each day? ...
by trope
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi Problems, Dell Latitude,Qualcomm
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Wifi Problems, Dell Latitude,Qualcomm

See https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2354328&p=13614520&#post13614520 and make any changes that are needed. The Atheros AR9485 is not capable of 5GHz Still having the same issue. I ran the first command on the page, all of the middle settings were already set, and I changed the settings on...
by trope
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi Problems, Dell Latitude,Qualcomm
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Wifi Problems, Dell Latitude,Qualcomm

New install of Mint 19. I can see the Wifi network and have excellent strength, will show that it is connected, but no pages load. I reboot the computer and it works. Also frequent disconnects and reconnects. In addition, I can only connect to a 2.4 ghz network, it will not connect at all to a 5 ghz...
by trope
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: [SOLVED] Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files

@gm10 pointed out a way to turn off the resetting of the content-dirs file in the Startup Applications, another option is to create the user-dirs.conf and enabled=False, but in both cases, I realized I have to open the data partition in the file manager, and THEN log out and back into Mint, and the ...
by trope
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to run a bash script?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: [SOLVED] How to run a bash script?

smurphos wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:33 am
BTW the answer to the more generic how to run a bash script at startup would have been via a custom entry in Startup Applications having made sure the script was executable and in a suitable location,
Got it.
by trope
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to run a bash script?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: How to run a bash script?

@gm10's suggestion fixed it!! I didn't realize that those options existed in the Startup Applications. So do not need to use the bash script, but thanks @smurphos.
by trope
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to run a bash script?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

[SOLVED] How to run a bash script?

I have an issue with my home folder symlinks to a data partition resetting when I log into Mint, I would like to run the following bash script, written by @smurphos: #!/bin/bash #Script to repair user.dirs.dirs #Test directory to check for TESTDIR=/mnt/backup_drive/Documents #Wait until the target d...
by trope
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 886

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Good question. It seems to be less of a problem (I turned off the feature to not allow holding it down), so it could be something mechanical, but hard to tell, because also I may be just more ready to hit escape when it happens. I'll get a new keyboard and go from there. Edit: it turns out a problem...
by trope
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 886

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

I just saw that. The question is, can I be sure that it is an issue with the keyboard and not with the laptop?
by trope
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 886

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

I removed the keyboard, blowed compressed air under the Enter key, still had the problem. Removed the key and wiped it and made sure no dust was there, replaced the key, but still sticking. I booted from a CD, Mint 19, and still had the problem. Also it has happened with the backspace key a couple t...
by trope
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files

The procedure worked, as the other one did, only when I log in and out of Mint. But when I reboot, I got an error message that the /media/name/data/Desktop did not exist (but it obviously did exist and was accessible). The user-dirs file also got reset such that all home folders pointed to $HOME. I ...
by trope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 886

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Good question, come to think of it, I didn't notice it when I was installing the OS. Is it okay to use the same OS (Mint 19) from a CD, or should I try something else? Installed I had the issue with both Serena and Tara. I can test for it.
by trope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] private browser?
Replies: 69
Views: 1248

Re: private browser?

What about Brave browser? Its mission is claimed as improving privacy, reducing data collection.

And hooktube instead of youtube.
by trope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 27
Views: 886

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

The problem still exists. What I have tried: Did a new install of Mint 19, MATE (had problems with the cinnamon install on Serena, and with Rebecca on a different dell laptop). Turned off the trackpad to see if there could be a relationship since the mouse also sometimes seemed to move erratically. ...
by trope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files

I think some symlinks were created, or I created them in the process of doing something. How do I delete them so I can start over? ls -l drwxrwxr-x 2 name name 4096 Sep 3 15:36 Desktop drwxrwxr-x 2 name name 4096 Sep 3 15:28 Documents drwxrwxr-x 3 name name 4096 Sep 4 00:28 Downloads drwxrwxr-x 2 na...
by trope
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files
Replies: 6
Views: 636

[SOLVED] Caja error when entering Mint 19, can't see files

I installed Mint 19 on an SSD (with the /home, /root, and /swap) and encrypted an HDD (using the Disks utility) with a data partition that prompts me for a password during boot to mount it. I modified the user-dirs.dirs file in .config to point all the traditional Home folders to the same named fold...
by trope
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 57
Views: 2824

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

Why update by decimal versions (19.1 to 19.2...)? To get newer software. Why update by whole numbers (17, 18, 19) instead of waiting until before it is no longer supported and then installing the latest version available at the time? How much benefit is there? I'm not really sure what you're asking...
by trope
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 57
Views: 2824

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

I have a triple boot system (UEFI, gpt) on a single 1TB HDD with W7 (used once a year to do my income tax return), LM17.3 (retired) and LM18.3. The way I have this set up may be a little too advanced for a complete newbie, but is really pretty simple and should be easy for a near beginner to implem...
by trope
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4036

Re: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes

~ is just shorthand for "/home/me". So "~/Data" means to mount the Data partition to a mountpoint in "/home/me" and the full path name will be "/home/me/Data", or commonly abbreviated as "~/Data". You create the mountpoint simply by adding a folder "Data" in your "/home/me". Everything in your home...
by trope
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4036

Re: Mint 19 Manual Install - Partition locations/sizes

Note that I mounted my Data partition to a mountpoint ~/Data in my home, not directly to root (in which case it would be /Data). One thing I don't think I mentioned in that other thread is that I also symlinked Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos from home to the Data partition on both installat...

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