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by JChristensen
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?

I had opened a bug report with ubuntu https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1675031 which has now been marked as a duplicate of https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1667158 (symptoms seem different, but OK for now). There's some discussion there about the inability to back off to nvidia-367. In the meantime nv...
by JChristensen
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?

I did try 340 and all seems well. There may be no reason not to just leave it that way. I was only hoping to get 367 installed again because I didn't see any point in regressing further than needed. I'm still confused on this point, it seems like it should be relatively straightforward to roll back ...
by JChristensen
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally
Replies: 19
Views: 6647

Re: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally

Wow, that's more work than I was hoping for, but good for you; I do appreciate that you're spreading the word! The refurbs I've been looking at are online (Newegg, Tiger Direct, etc.); I would hope they would need little if any work. Not sure I'm aware of the UEFI workarounds. I've only done two UEF...
by JChristensen
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

Re: How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?

You should be able to open the Driver Manager from Menu > System, enter your password, wait for it to grab available drivers, then just pick your driver and click Apply. It should prompt you to reboot after the new driver is installed. nvidia-367 is not one of the choices. Attached is a screenshot ...
by JChristensen
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?
Replies: 15
Views: 5474

How to revert nvidia-375 back to nvidia-367?

I did an update yesterday that installed the nvidia-375 driver; now I have a minor issue with it and so I want to back off to nvidia-367 but am unsure how to proceed. I tried apt-get install nvidia-367 but it says "nvidia-367 is already the newest version (375.39-0ubuntu0.16.04.1)". I also tried ins...
by JChristensen
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally
Replies: 19
Views: 6647

Re: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally

Of course giving them refurbed laptops with LM on them helps. Great success story. I've been looking into refurbed machines recently, I'd be interested in some details on your hardware. Prices seem decent, but not a whole lot less than a new lower-end laptop. I have to think Linux would run great o...
by JChristensen
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to remove an unwanted OS on a multi boot system? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 902

Re: How to remove an unwanted OS on a multi boot system?

I'm not entirely clear on the status/support of this functionality, but Mint has the ability to house more than one desktop environment on a single image. When logging on, the DE is chosen in the upper right corner of the box where the user name is entered. I originally installed LM18 Cinnamon, then...
by JChristensen
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Major Internet Hack the last few days, what should we do?
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: Major Internet Hack the last few days, what should we do?

My understanding is that many of the infected systems were vulnerable mainly because they have known default user names and passwords.
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-288A
by JChristensen
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to remove an unwanted OS on a multi boot system? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 902

Re: How to remove an unwanted OS on a multi boot system?

Important: In case, that the system, which shall remain, had been installed prior to the other one, grub has at first to get installed new from the system, that shall get used afterwards. Otherwise the computer will not boot from the hard drive. Is this just a matter of running sudo grub-install fr...
by JChristensen
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A brand new laptop for free!
Replies: 36
Views: 2910

Re: A brand new laptop for free!

Way to go, @Moem, that's a particularly satisfying story! I've only done a couple but I'm on a mission, always looking for rescue opportunities. @TooMuchTime: Agree. Near as I can tell, the slowing-down-over-time phenomenon must be a "feature" designed into the OS. Just one of the very annoying thin...
by JChristensen
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Adding Xfce to LM18 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Adding Xfce to LM18 Cinnamon

Well it is a pretty good trick, I'm not surprised that there are issues. I was pretty impressed that I could add MATE to Cinnamon (I actually tried that before Xfce). Virtualbox ... so much to learn but I'll get there. Am enjoying the heck out of Linux Mint so far! PS: I tried installing the additio...
by JChristensen
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Adding Xfce to LM18 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Adding Xfce to LM18 Cinnamon

Thanks @Cosmo and @richyrich. I understood that having multiple DEs installed and selecting one at logon to be standard functionality. It seems to work with Cinnamon and MATE. I have a dual boot now, one OS being Xfce and the other being Cinnamon with MATE added to it. I'll go with that for now as l...
by JChristensen
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Adding Xfce to LM18 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Adding Xfce to LM18 Cinnamon

I've been using LM18 Cinnamon (64-bit) and love it, and I thought it would be fun and interesting to check out the other DEs. I installed the mint-meta-xfce package but when I choose Xfce at logon, I get a black screen with the mouse cursor. I can do Ctrl-Alt-F1 and get into the console, reboot or w...
by JChristensen
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where to find programs installed by software manager?
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: where are they?

Open a terminal window. Type "which", a space, then the program name. Press Enter. One pitfall with the above, the executable program name may not be obvious, and may not be the same as the package name. To see all the files installed by a given package, open a terminal window and enter: dpkg-query ...
by JChristensen
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally
Replies: 19
Views: 6647

Re: Bad economy proves to be an unlikely ally

I'm a huge fan of this concept, whether it's due to economics or anything else. I've only placed a single machine so far, but I have a line on a couple others and a few people interested. I've mailed Live USB sticks to a couple friends. My wife is fairly non-technical; I put LM18 Cinnamon on her lap...
by JChristensen
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mintsystem update - what changed
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: mintsystem update - what changed

Does anyone know how long anonymous Gists persist? I made one over two weeks ago and it's still there. Are they permanent? According to this help page , Github support must be contacted to delete an anonymous Gist. The previous site used by pastebin had evidently become unreliable, although I'm not ...
by JChristensen
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What makes Thunderbird safe?
Replies: 31
Views: 1986

Re: What makes Thunderbird safe?

A couple other considerations. 1. The vast majority of viruses will be Windows viruses and therefore impotent on Linux. 2. Most email providers scan all emails on their servers and remove viruses. I use Thunderbird regularly (for several accounts, POP and IMAP) and I think it's plenty safe. Of cours...
by JChristensen
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: time synchronization issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: time synchronization issue

From man timedatectl. Note caveats. set-local-rtc [BOOL] Takes a boolean argument. If "0", the system is configured to maintain the RTC in universal time. If "1", it will maintain the RTC in local time instead. Note that maintaining the RTC in the local timezone is not fully supported and will creat...
by JChristensen
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Community website / mintinstall issues
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Community website / mintinstall issues

I've also been getting the "Sucuri CloudProxy - Backend Server timeout" message on various community software pages. I had communicated with the admin a month or so ago and understood they were aware and working on it, but I see no improvement, I still get the error pages.
by JChristensen
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virus in KeePass2 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Virus in KeePass2 ?

Just for grins, I downloaded the v2.32 zip file from https://sourceforge.net/projects/keepass/files/KeePass%202.x/2.32/ and I get different results yet. Not sure that's an issue as I imagine the version on the Mint repo was recompiled but the number of hits on that file still makes one wonder. SHA25...

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