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by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Kernel #24 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Kernel #24 problems

wpshooter wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Anyone have a guess as to when the problems (blank screen and having to move mouse to get desktop to be displayed) that were caused by
use of Linux Kernel #4.15.0.24, might be fixed ?

Thanks.
Guessing when 4.15.0.25 is released. ?? yeah.

I'm just not running the problem Kernel.
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where could I find the information of all installed drivers.
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: where could I find the information of all installed drivers.

does every distro uses the same linux kernel? No. There are long term support kernels known as LTS ( good idea to use these, Mint 19 uses one ) There are 'rolling' Kernels, you can consider these the "latest and greatest" but their support time is limited. Distro's are typically built around a cert...
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

The .tar file is 6.2 gig, the USB is 64 gig with 57 gig of free space. The USB is FAT32 - so that's my problem. How do i format the USB to be exFAT? Using Linux Mint 19's built in USB formatter only gives me the options of FAT32, NTFS, and EXT4. I need something that is compatible with both windows...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA drivers not working
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: NVIDIA drivers not working

Hello... First off you should never download graphics drivers from a website ( unless there's a really good reason to and you know what you're doing ). Use the driver manager from menu/administration. So, start with opening the terminal and running sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-* next re-boot y...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Can't copy backup file (.tar folder) to USB or external HDD

Lilmothiit wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:08 am
"Error splicing file: File too large"
Well I guess the first thing to ask is.. is the file too large?

How big is your .tar file?
Whats the available space on your USB?
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (RESOLVED) Kdenlive doesn't work
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Kdenlive doesn't work

You didn't say which version of Mint you're running. If you go to the website you're advisded to run the kdenlive-18.04.1-x86_64.AppImage in Mint 19... just click on it and it runs, perfectly too. ( you might have to give it execute permissions ) I'd go that route and purge what you have installed. ...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I nudge the desktop along and up by 3mm ?[SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Can I nudge the desktop along and up by 3mm ?

Is that something archaic like an analog (VGA) connection to the screen? Because I've never seen this happen with a digital one unless you are somehow running the wrong resolution for your screen. Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

Mute Ant wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:50 am
"...if you require the account to have sudo privileges..."
sudo adduser mute sudo ### Add user 'mute' to the sudo group.
That's nice and painless :)
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How could I encrypt Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: How could I encrypt Linux Mint

How could I make a new user with an encrypted home? From within the admin account sudo adduser --encrypt-home userName Follow the instructions. You may have to install ecryptfs-utils but the terminal will tell you how. If you require the account to have sudo privileges visudo -f /etc/sudoers and ad...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I nudge the desktop along and up by 3mm ?[SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Can I nudge the desktop along and up by 3mm ?

Check your monitor settings for the over scan issue. I've got a Sumsung TV as a second monitor that I fixed this on by reading the manual..... wide, 16:9, 16:10 etc You can also move the position up/down/left/right per pixel line...shrink etc. DuckDuckgo the monitor model number with the phrase "ove...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How do I change permissions of External hard drive's Linux Partition?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: How do I change permissions of External hard drive's Linux Partition?

Marziano wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Yeah, just wasn't sure an 'after the fact' change wouldn't 'break' the 'links'. Guess not as you can back up and back up elsewhere without that happening... I'm over thinking again. :lol:
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] New user worried about Microsoft
Replies: 32
Views: 755

Re: [SOLVED] New user worried about Microsoft

Considering Google provides the most popular Linux distro it would be very weird for them not to have a seat at the table. And Microsoft has been a big contributor to open source as well for a while now, although with their WSL efforts they are of course trying to keep the Linux parts of it in the ...
by Mattyboy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] New user worried about Microsoft
Replies: 32
Views: 755

Re: [SOLVED] New user worried about Microsoft

Ain't the bigger 'red flag' being the fact now M$ and google both have seats of power at the Linux foundation?..... and we all know who's wages they pay...
by Mattyboy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> How do I change permissions of External hard drive's Linux Partition?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: How do I change permissions of External hard drive's Linux Partition?

Marziano wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Have you tried this?... wouldn't doing a chown on the partition mess up the timeshift snapshots already on there? ( not brave enough to try it :lol: ) I've just made a partition for timeshift on its own. Data storage has another.
by Mattyboy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing AMD RX460 driver HOW DO YOU DO THIS?
Replies: 19
Views: 248

Re: Installing AMD RX460 driver HOW DO YOU DO THIS?

They have been tested on Ubuntu 16.04.4 So you'll need to use Mint 18.3 probably, not sure which Kernel version. Might be worth using 18.1. Follow the instructions in the first link. Don't run the sudo apt dist-upgrade command in Mint... to coin a phrase you'll 'Frankenstein' the OS with Ubuntu. On...
by Mattyboy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internet Speed Meter [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Internet Speed Meter

faisal95 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:54 pm


Using this applet: download and upload speed. But its ugly -_-
:lol: can't do much about that!
by Mattyboy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: How to swap backup drives without having to change the backup script

LABEL could be better. UUID is like a fingerprint, so it is unique for every partition. LABEL can be set and use like an user wants. [/quote] Presuming then in theory you could apply the same LABEL name to multiple drives for a single scripted command? ( providing they weren't plugged in at the sam...
by Mattyboy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about AMD card and free sync monitor, drivers GUI and all of that
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Questions about AMD card and free sync monitor, drivers GUI and all of that

Rubbish, they may not be the best supported cards in Linux but they ARE supported. ok, fair enough, let me rephrase... Propriety drivers aren't, but open source drivers are available. Wanna play steam games? Get nvidia. What hassle free Linux computing? Get nvidia. Do I come across as bitter?.. yea...
by Mattyboy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about AMD card and free sync monitor, drivers GUI and all of that
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Questions about AMD card and free sync monitor, drivers GUI and all of that

Don't know about the other things but if you plan on running Linux, as it is right now, DO NOT buy an AMD graphics card. Radeon drivers are not supported from 17 onward.

Blame AMD, its up to them.
by Mattyboy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Opening downloaded apps
Replies: 21
Views: 299

Re: Opening downloaded apps

gm10 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:21 am


Linux is no different from Windows - users install random binaries left and right and put a sudo in front without second thought.
True, you can't fix PEBKAC.... but you can NOT add them to the sudoers file. :lol:

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