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by JusTertii
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Solved}Tips for migrating machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 382

{Solved}Tips for migrating machine?

Hi folks! Firstly, wishing you all a very happy 2016. Secondly, I'd love some help migrating to a new machine. My old machine runs LM Cinnamon 17.2, and the new one runs LM Cinnamon 17.3 (stock iso). I'd like to get a list of programs I've got installed on this machine and install them on the new ma...
by JusTertii
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: .bash_logout file seems to not work
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: .bash_logout file seems to not work

No idea, but to get useful help from someone who does, consider posting:

1. The output of

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 inxi -Fxz
(gets your system info)
2. The script itself (remember to use the Code tags)
3. A description of what you did, what happened, and what you expected to happen.

Good luck!

JT
by JusTertii
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New DJI drone computer runs Ubuntu on Tegra, has open SDK
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: New DJI drone computer runs Ubuntu on Tegra, has open SD

Richyrich,

Thanks for sharing! that's really good to see. Who knows, we could see linux on the moon one day...
by JusTertii
Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run VBA macros?
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Re: Run VBA macros?

Cheers. That's also a good idea. Downside is I'm using office '13, so I might have to dig around and find an old '07 disk lying around somewhere...
by JusTertii
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run VBA macros?
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Re: Run VBA macros?

Hmm, thanks guys. Not quite what I wanted to hear.

I've tried FBLinux's suggestion, but it doesn't seem to help with excel macros. Nevermind, I'll just rewrite it in OOo's style instead.

Thanks for the help though :-)

JT
by JusTertii
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I've been a bit stressed...
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: I've been a bit stressed...

Jedinovice wrote:But...I have just had a day off. My boss took the hint after I posted up ... subtle hints in the office. See attachments. (He's nice guy and he understood!)
Haha. Nice one. I bet they went down a treat!

Hope you used your day off down at the beach sunbaking!
by JusTertii
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run VBA macros?
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

Run VBA macros?

Hey guys, I've introduced my folks to Mint Cinnamon edition. They're loving it, and I reckon they'd make the switch from Win 7 if I could find a way to make a certain excel spreadsheet work. It contains a macro written in VBA, and works as desired in a MS Excel environment. However, if I load it up ...
by JusTertii
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17.2 Cinnamon drains battery much faster than Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Mint 17.2 Cinnamon drins battery much faster than Window

How about something that runs in the background? I use TLP. It doubled my battery life (in combination with dimming brightness). sudo apt-add-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install tlp sudo tlp start Edit: If you're as thorough as you should be, you'll be wary of runni...
by JusTertii
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: rc.local in 17.2?
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: rc.local in 17.2?

[guess] When rc.local runs, only root is ''logged in'', there's no Xserver so X requests have nowhere to go. [guess] If a command doesn't need root privilege, try putting it in your logged-in user's ~/.profile script. That makes sense, because I tried changing the script with an "&" after each line...
by JusTertii
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: rc.local in 17.2?
Replies: 4
Views: 748

rc.local in 17.2?

Hi all, I've got a startup script located in the default rc.local (/etc/rc.local), set as executable. If I call it from the terminal, it works fine. But, it doesn't actually start on startup! #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure tha...
by JusTertii
Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update live usb?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Update live usb?

Hi folks, Small gripe here, but does anyone know how to update a live mint session? For instance, I've been booting a live LM 17.2 MATE and trying the old sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and it returns an error about not being able to write to the loopback (or something like that). Any i...
by JusTertii
Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fix borked Win partition
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Fix borked Win partition

It isn't a problem to install W7 after Mint. You just have to reinstate the Grub in the MBR. Oh. Awesome. Thanks heaps. I reckon I'll just do that then... Unless the two laptops are nearly identical, after you copy one Win7 partition over the other, you're most likely going to end up with a Win7 th...
by JusTertii
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fix borked Win partition
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Fix borked Win partition

Hi folks, Here's my problem-of-the-week. I've recently scored a free "broken" laptop. It apparently had an OEM version of Win 7 which wouldn't boot. So, I shrank the Win 7 partition, installed Mint 17.2 Cinnamon, and it works beautifully. When I installed LM 17.2, it didn't detect an existing Win 7 ...
by JusTertii
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Disabling WiFi automatically when Ethernet connected
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Disabling WiFi automatically when Ethernet connected

A cool idea. No idea how you'd accomplish it, but others might be better able to help if you post the output of

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inxi -Fxz
by JusTertii
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: PSA: Firefox blocks Adobe Flash content on all websites
Replies: 16
Views: 6913

Re: PSA: Firefox blocks Adobe Flash content on all websites

Xenopeek,

Why not simply install Pepper flash for Firefox? I've found a how-to here. Do you think it's a good idea for Firefox users?

Regards,

JT
by JusTertii
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Different DEs
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Re: Different DEs

Alright! Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm looking forward to when XFCE comes out on the new 17.2, and I'll give it a whirl!

Any MATE fans out there?
by JusTertii
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why it's important to label things correctly [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Migrate home folder

OK, extundelete worked as advertised -- it pulled a bunch of stuff that had been deleted. It also installed simple, with apt-get. Unfortunately, the stuff I wanted to rescue was gone. Thanks for your help anyway, BlackVeils. I'll close the thread (maybe rename it to Why it's important to label thing...
by JusTertii
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why it's important to label things correctly [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Migrate home folder

Oh dear. Dire news -- on a hunch, I cracked open my old fstab, located at /media/cameron/Mint17/etc/fstab. Unfortunately, it showed me exactly why my various key-word searches for stuff that should be in my old home partition didn't work: ... # /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation UUID=<sda7's...
by JusTertii
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why it's important to label things correctly [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Migrate home folder

your home directory will be at /media/cameron/Mint17/home/cameron Thanks for confirming, BlackVeils. Unfortunately, I've got nothing under there. The folder's empty (not even the usual Documents, Downloads etc sub-folders). I'm thinking that's probably because I followed a how-to on making a separa...
by JusTertii
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why it's important to label things correctly [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Why it's important to label things correctly [solved]

Note: This thread was originally called, "Migrate home folder", but was renamed to reflect a lesson the OP learned the hard way... Hi folks, I recently updated to 17.2 and it borked my 17.1 install. No worries; I simply re-downloaded the 17.2 iso from windows and installed it to another partition. ...

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