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by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GnuCash account problem
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: GnuCash account problem

gilloz wrote:And again another Home run. Thanks Liinux Jim, you did it again. You make it so easy. Have a good Super Bowl Sunday.
Same to you! I'm glad I could help.
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Desktop background after upgrade is locked
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Desktop background after upgrade is locked

Please post the results of:

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find $HOME -not -user $USER -exec ls -lad {} \;
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: bash vs source command
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: bash vs source command

So when I ran bash on a script, even thought I have export commands in the script, those exports are not effective in current terminal where bah was executed, but works in subsequent terminals. OK. Thanks. Each instance of bash makes its own copy of the enviroment variables from the environment it ...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anti-Virus for Linuxmint
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Anti-Virus for Linuxmint

jbuck406 wrote: but stated they are best for "Unix" systems.
Linux is a "Unix system".

AV programs for Linux are primarily intended to scan for WINDOWS malware, so that you don't inadvertenly pass these on to a WINDOWS system when sharing files.
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to move cursor up and down and select in terminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: How to move cursor up and down and select in terminal?

Using keys only , how do I move cursor up and down and select in terminal? Without a mouse, how do I select or highlight a segment of a line of characters either horizontally or horizontally and vertically at the same time? I think you are confusing the terminal cursor with the mouse cursor. They a...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install DVD won't boot but a CD or a floppy will.
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Install DVD won't boot but a CD or a floppy will.

@LinuxJim If PlopKExec doesn't prove a useful line of enquiry, then I think I will adopt your (and Laurent's) suggestion to move the HDD around. I had missed Laurent85's post - credit goes to him for the suggestion. Chain loading via PlopKExec should work - the trick will be compressing a modern ke...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install DVD won't boot but a CD or a floppy will.
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: Install DVD won't boot but a CD or a floppy will.

You have many options. That laptop has a USB 1.1 port. It appears to be bootable, but the owner's manual is a bit vague. If so, you can burn the ISO to a USB thumb drive and use that to install. USB 1.1 speed would be painfully slow, but it's a one-time chore. It also has a PCMCIA/Cardbus slot. You ...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Uses for old computers?
Replies: 53
Views: 3294

Re: Uses for old computers?

i will stick with my old desktop tanks that have real components in that are 9 to 10 years old and are made to last. Computer components today are far more reliable than they were 9 or 10 years ago. Ask anyone who builds custom computers for a living. Excluding the Chinese capacitor debacle of 2004...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Root password needed for Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: No Root password needed for Mint?

how would I have a separate root terminal so I won't have to do a 'sudo su' each time I want to go into root. I want to be able to have a separate terminal icon to click on when going into root. Just sign in with the 'root' password. Create a regular terminal icon, and edit the 'Command' property t...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: The four LM17.3 Rosa editions
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: The four LM17.3 Rosa editions

Alternatively you could only use one edition, e.g Cinnamon, and then install the other three editions via apt-get. Any thought on the pros and cons ? In theory, this should work (and it does, in several other distributions). But in Mint, things do not play so nicely together. In particular, KDE+Cin...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Is there aplace that explains Metacity, Compton, Compiz, Com
Replies: 13
Views: 6918

Re: Is there aplace that explains Metacity, Compton, Compiz,

(Note: I am getting the 'Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages' error message." Sometimes 'sudo apt-get autoremove' will help with that error. You can also launch Synaptic and tell it to fix the broken packages. If neither of those work, post results of: dpkg --get-selections | ...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: sd card is read only
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: sd card is read only

@Fred Barclay, your explanation was excellent.

I just want to make sure nobody is overlooking the obvious: that perhaps the write protect switch on the card got flipped. I've done that a couple times when shuffling cards around too quickly...
by LinuxJim
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Uses for old computers?
Replies: 53
Views: 3294

Re: Uses for old computers?

but anything always on needs to be efficient. I think there are more factors involved besides efficiency. Many tasks do not require anything approaching the computing power of 'current' computers. Older machines, while less power efficient, were designed to last much longer that today's little plas...
by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GnuCash account problem
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: GnuCash account problem

I get an error window at the start telling me that it can not find that bogus file I created GnuCash stores the list of most recently used files in the system's global dconf database. The only way to get rid of it is to edit the dconf database (or open up enough new files until the bogus one rolls ...
by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED]Screenshot of Menu?
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Screenshot of Menu?

KSnapshot will do it - no problem.
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by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Macbook Pro Support
Replies: 18
Views: 1097

Re: Macbook Pro Support

It's a good idea to keep OSX installed, even if you reduce its size to the minimum and remove its entry from your boot manager (either refind or grub). Because firmware updates and managing of the boot entries can/should only be done from OSX. Good luck ! I thought about this at one time, but ditch...
by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: add archey & screenfetch to ppa?
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: add archey & screenfetch to ppa?

PPA? Which one? Archey has been abandoned for quite some time. Screenfetch is a simple shell script that doesn't require installation. I certainly wouldn't add a PPA to my system for either one. It is a good suggestion, however, to add screenfetch to the main repos, if only to save newbies the step ...
by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cant update or install
Replies: 16
Views: 1080

Re: cant update or install

caf4926 wrote:Open Synaptic
Refresh
Then 'fix broken packages'
And make sure that Synaptic is CLOSED before using Update Manager or Software Manager. All three need exclusive access to the apt tools, so you can only run ONE of them at a time.
by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GnuCash account problem
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: GnuCash account problem

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rm -rf ~/.gnucash/ ~/*.gnucash
Be very careful with spaces - best to copy/paste the above command into a terminal.
by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Downloaded Mint & Check Sum - How do I run it?
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Downloaded Mint & Check Sum - How do I run it?

You don't open the file. You burn the .iso image to a DVD or a USB stick. Please reread the question. That's not what he's asking. Open a Windows command prompt and navigate to the folder with the iso. md5sum <name of file>.iso Replace <name of file> with the name of the file you downloaded. Note t...

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