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by markfilipak
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newly added Menu item is no-show
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Newly added Menu item is no-show

Mute Ant wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:49 am
You might try logging out and back in, to start the Desktop 'from the top'.
No change.
by markfilipak
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newly added Menu item is no-show
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Newly added Menu item is no-show

Step 1, I right-click the Cinnamon System Menu icon and select "Configure..." (opens "Applets" dialog). Step 2, In "Applets" dialog, I left-click "Open the menu editor" (opens "Main Menu" dialog). Step 3, In "Main Menu" dialog, right-hand panel, I left-click [New Item] button (opens "Launcher Proper...
by markfilipak
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed

I'm sorry. I guess I don't know what initramfs is. I thought (why?) that it was a part of grub. I guess what I want to do is have bootloading pause & prompt to give me the opportunity to run 'fsck'. Is that possible? And, I reviewed some of the previous messages in this thread -- I'm getting awfully...
by markfilipak
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed

Thanks Rene, Your tip apparently doesn't work for Mint running in a virtual machine. I tried several times. Is there a way to add "break" to the kernel command in a running system so that it takes effect upon reboot? Is there a way to always cause Mint to pause (in grub?) before booting? I would lik...
by markfilipak
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed

sudo fsck -n -f would do what you aim (-f as before, -n for doing a readonly run) but note that you would find the filesystem damaged: a mounted filesystem will have at any point uncommitted changes pending. Really the only way to fsck an fs is with it unmounted, even in readonly mode. Also, I had ...
by markfilipak
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Password to log in here...
Replies: 30
Views: 1774

Re: Password to log in here...

...the Mint makers set up the password requirements in the way they did in order to spare you, the forum users, and the forum management team the trouble of your forum accounts being hacked too easily, simply because you chose too simple passwords.... And the problem solved by complex passwords in ...
by markfilipak
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed

Not so sure I can usefull advise there. I assume the host OS is not Linux and we are not talking about sharing your guest ~/ with an actual host user home directory? If we are, yes, we then have an (even) worse version of sharing a home directory between two different systems, only in this case pos...
by markfilipak
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: There's a bug in the forum's User Control Panel.
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: There's a bug in the forum's User Control Panel.

rene wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:58 pm
markfilipak wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:46 pm
None of those complaints are valid.
<snip>
But I see you originally registered in 2013; expect the first part of the above to as such be applicable here...
Actually, my 2013 password is/was 8 chars, mixed letters & numbers.
by markfilipak
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: File system check of the root filesystem failed

Do you have any suggestions regarding what to do now that I have a working system? Yes. Throw the VM away and build it anew... Okay. If you know about VMs, will you advise me on some fine points? I currently have my TBird email and my FEBE backup vectored to shared folders in the Host OS. That has ...
by markfilipak
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: There's a bug in the forum's User Control Panel.
Replies: 3
Views: 217

There's a bug in the forum's User Control Panel.

There's a bug in the forum's User Control Panel. Background: My Mint VM would not boot, so I had to create a temporary VM to submit that problem to the forum. In order to log-in to the forum, I had to pretend that I'd forgotten my password. I was issued a new one. With help, I was able to fix my Min...
by markfilipak
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: File system check of the root filesystem failed

Thanks rene, I submitted 'fsck -f -V /dev/sda1' and got a ton of 'fix?' responses. I leaned on the return key, then 'exit'ed and my main Mint virtual machine is back on the air. You saved me. Do you have any suggestions regarding what to do now that I have a working system? Should I look at some log...
by markfilipak
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: File system check of the root filesystem failed

Thanks rene,

The result is:

Code: Select all

(initramfs) fsck -f
fsck from util-linux 2.27.1
(initramfs)
by markfilipak
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed
Replies: 16
Views: 599

[SOLVED] File system check of the root filesystem failed

Hello, I'm writing this from a temporary (crippled) virtual machine based on screen shots, so I may have some typos ... Boot fails. Here's what appears at the end of failed boot: Scanning for Btrfs filesystems done. Begin: Will now check root file system ... fsck from util-linux 2.27.1 [/sbin/fsck.e...
by markfilipak
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NumLock OFF plus NumLock key disabled -- How?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

NumLock OFF plus NumLock key disabled -- How?

I want the NumLock state to be OFF (i.e., the keypad keys move the cursor instead of inserting numbers) and I want to disable the NumLock key (so my fat fingers don't accidentally toggle NumLock state). Anyone know of a way to do that? I have tried this: 'Login Window' (i.e., mdmsetup) 'Login Window...
by markfilipak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED, ANSWERED] 'Software Updater'?
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: 'Software Updater'?

Oh, aptitude is a different tool, that doesn't log to the apt log, so if you used that that explains it. 'apt'...'aptitude'... I merely assumed... No, I did not use 'aptitude' (whatever that is). I use/used 'apt-get' just as had been suggested. So 'aptitude' is not applicable, and nothing is explai...
by markfilipak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED, ANSWERED] 'Software Updater'?
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: 'Software Updater'?

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:04 pm
markfilipak wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:40 pm
...I just reinstalled something I had removed earlier, and 'apt' made NO LOG of it. Oh, dear.
That's weird...
'aptitude' version 0.7.4-2ubuntu2 in Mint 18.2. What's yours?
by markfilipak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED, ANSWERED] 'Software Updater'?
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: 'Software Updater'?

... You can check APT's logs xed /var/log/apt/history.log for a fully history of what was installed when and how. ... Oh, there be dragons there! The 'apt' log ('/var/log/apt/history.log') shows the 'apt-get remove --purge' transaction (and what was removed), but it doesn't show the 'apt autoremove...
by markfilipak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: One thing stops me...
Replies: 26
Views: 878

Re: One thing stops me...

I gave Cinnamon a try. I'm very, very impressed! ... For what it's worth, kona0197, I chose Cinnamon over other desktops I tried because Cinnamon is the most popular (inferring: probably the one least likely to succumb to creeping feature bloat). I have some mission-critical applications that run o...
by markfilipak
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED, ANSWERED] 'Software Updater'?
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: 'Software Updater'?

Thanks for your kind help, Marziano. One more thing, if I may. It appears that Synaptic is not aware of the activities of 'apt-get'. So, though 'Synaptic' > 'File' > 'History' has a record of the (bogus) 'update-manager' install -- presumably because Synaptic did the install -- it apparently has no ...

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