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by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] bash SHELL environment variable not set
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: bash SHELL environment variable not set

@LinuxJim As far as I remember I used the adduser command. The command env | grep -i shell gives SHELL= for the account which has the problem, and SHELL=/bin/bash for the other account. The account that has the environment variable set is the account made during install. The two accounts I created ...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running DOS program on Linux Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Running DOS program on Linux Mint?

Linuxjim. I think you answered a standing question of mine. I need badly to install an old version of ORCAD 4.21 in DOS in root C: directory. It will run under XP and earlier 32 bit systems but will not run with Win7 or even an XP attachment in Win 7 Ultimate or 8 or 10 as they have no DOS function...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: your TOP games
Replies: 37
Views: 5505

Re: your TOP games

LinuxJim wrote:My favorite games are C, Assembly, Python, Lisp, Awk, Pascal, and Ada.

Oh, and Emacs.

I used to play Fortran, but the fun wore off pretty quickly.
I forgot to add - eight years of my career were in the gaming industry . So for me, games are like work, and programming is the real game. :)
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lm-sensors replacement???
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: lm-sensors replacement???

This is the 1st time, in ages, that I could not find an easy solution. Back in the early days, I used Slackware a lot. It was a pain to just get X running sometimes. LOL!!! Yeah, I remember constructing modelines by hand using a multisync monitor service manual and a pocket calculator. Then listeni...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help me run install.sh (Solved)
Replies: 17
Views: 8624

Re: Help me run install.sh

It sounds like the only problem is the mounting of your 'storage drive'. Is this storage drive ext4, ntfs, or something else? I see you mentioned ext4 in your original post, but it's not clear if this refers to the storage drive. Does the 'mount' command give you any clues? Is the storage drive autm...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bash on Linux on Win 10
Replies: 26
Views: 1857

Re: Bash on Linux on Win 10

This new Microsoft/Canonical project is instead about running ELF Linux binaries natively on Windows. You could literally copy them directly off a Linux system onto your Windows system and run them as-is. ...and then literally spend days figuring out why it doesn't work. They quietly left out menti...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how much space do I really need for Mint partition
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: how much space do I really need for Mint partition

bad medicine wrote:Sounds like I can easily reduce my partition by at least half then, without any worries.
I think so.

Most of my 'current' machines are allocated 50GB, but none of them are more that 1/2 full.

My wife's machine, which has every game known to mankind installed, is barely pushing 30GB.
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Roland PC-200 MKII Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: Roland PC-200 MKII Keyboard

I gave you a list of nine or ten that are known to work. Each one produces vastly different types of sounds, with different instrument combinations, intended for different styles of music. Thus, a blanket 'tell me which one to use' is like saying 'tell me which song to play'. It's totally up to you....
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A good, honest alternative to HP's ink approach
Replies: 18
Views: 905

Re: A good, honest alternative to HP's disgusting approach

Beat the system: buy a monochrome laser printer. :mrgreen: I did so in 2007; I still use that magnificent HP Laserjet 1018. Same here. Switched over in 1996 wih a LaserJet III. That's really the only economical solution. To be fair, HP is not the only offender - it's ALL inkjet printers. They all a...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: IP Address widget hangs desktop
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: IP Address widget hangs desktop

My guess is that the IP widget is doing exactly what you would do manually - going out to some website like whatismyip.com and parsing the results. If the web page is not responding (and the widget programmer is not properly releasing unneeded resources while he waits), your situtation would make se...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lm-sensors replacement???
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: lm-sensors replacement???

Thanks LinuxJim. The "acpi -t" command gave no information and the /proc/acpi folder only has this file "wakeup". Any suggestions? Maybe some sort of 3rd party hardware for temperature sensors that is Linux/Ubuntu compatible? It means that the BIOS in your machine doesn't support those functions, o...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lm-sensors replacement???
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: lm-sensors replacement???

The kernel now has a built-in facility to read temps via ACPI thermal zones.

Try:

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acpi -t
or

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cat /proc/acpi/thermal_zone/TZ00/temperature
(if there are multiple zones, try TZ01, TZ02, etc.)

Unfortunately, it is entirely dependent on what functions your BIOS provides (which is often not many).
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount Point Question
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Mount Point Question

I thought they would appear as devices in the file manager. Am I incorrect in that assumption? Do I have to get them in fstab to show up as devices in file manager? A mountpoint will not show up as a device file because it is not a device file. It is a normal directory, whether you use it as a moun...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help me run install.sh (Solved)
Replies: 17
Views: 8624

Re: Help me run install.sh

sh ./install.sh works, but ./install.sh doesn't ??? of even greater interest, ls -l shows -rw------- for install.sh I downloaded and extracted the archive as well. The permissions of install.sh were 755 for me: -rwxr-xr-x (as expected). Also, the shebang line ('#!/bin/sh') is present as the first l...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Screensaver - Excessive Power issue with 17 Rosa?
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Screensaver - Excessive Power issue with 17 Rosa?

Decades ago? Seriously? My wife received her last employer (HP) provided 28" "standard" monitor back in 2004. I wouldn't exactly call that decades ago. Well, that *is* over a decade! But yeah, a "couple of decades" might be stretching it a wee bit. I switched over to LCDs around 1998 (which is almo...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: March 31 - World Backup Day !
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: March 31 - World Backup Day !

I wonder how many people will drive in reverse on March 31st?

:)
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Access Violation Error
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Access Violation Error

As this is not open source (and not free), I suggest contacting the company for support:

support@jpdbadmin.com

There is nothing that can be done here with a stack trace without source...
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bash on Linux on Win 10
Replies: 26
Views: 1857

Re: Bash on Linux on Win 10

z31fanatic wrote:Give me this weekend's Powerball numbers please since you can predict the future.
Thanks
History has a tendency to repeat itself. In Microsoft's case, many times over. :lol:
by LinuxJim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Are programs version-specific
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Are programs version-specific

Not exactly. The older versions of programs in the Mint repos are considered (by some) to be more 'stable', and Mint is a stability-centered distribution - thus it doesn't include the latest versions of most applications. Some programs may be a few months old, others may lag by several years. It's n...
by LinuxJim
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bash on Linux on Win 10
Replies: 26
Views: 1857

Re: Bash on Linux on Win 10

Embrace. Extend. Extinguish. Microsoft's way, straight from its own mouth. This is the first in a series of carefully planned steps to 'extinguish' Linux. I'm betting the short-term goal is to slow down the abandon-ship phenomena that is clearly gaining ground. Microsoft needs to coddle and woo as m...

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