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by LinuxJim
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hard-wrapping graphical editor
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Hard-wrapping graphical editor

I know I can do this in emacs, vim or nano, but I'm looking for something more like gedit or medit. So what's wrong with the gui version of emacs? I didn't find this option on the menus, just the option to soft-wrap at the window border. I don't want to learn another set of key bindings: at this po...
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effective application to recover all data from a micro SD me
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Effective application to recover all data from a micro S

PhotoRec works well and is part of the testdisk package.

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sudo apt-get install testdisk
then

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man photorec
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Virtual-guest warning on startup *SOLVED*
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Virtual-guest warning on startup

The modules for running Linux in a Virtualbox guest environment are present in any standard Linux Mint installation. Since you are running it on real hardware, rather than in a virtual machine, you are seeing the (harmless) warning that these modules will not be loaded. You can ignore it or, if it b...
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often do linux distro repositories get compromised?
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: How often do linux distro repositories get compromised?

Mute Ant wrote:How many users will install something called firefox_45.0.0-beta_i386.deb in their desire to have the latest (non-repository) version?
+1

Old Windows 'habits' are the biggest problem for new users. Over and over again.
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: accidently encrypted LUKS to windows system drive
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: accidently encrypted LUKS to windows system drive

I assume this is because I have Mint on a 8 GB flash drive and need to have an equal 1 TB Mint drive in order for all the files on the Windows System drive to mount correct? Not correct. The size of the Mint system doesn't matter. You can mount any size hard drive. What program did you use to encry...
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots - 1st Half of 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 20535

Re: All Desktop Screenshots - 1st Half of 2016

Running one of my favorite emulators. The front panel is "live"...
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by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Temp monitor doesn't show text
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Temp monitor doesn't show text

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sudo apt-get install lm-sensors
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often do linux distro repositories get compromised?
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: How often do linux distro repositories get compromised?

Servers get hacked. That's an unfortunate fact of life. Consider this: 1. Packages are signed. Even if someone hacked into a repository and deposited something, it would need to be signed with the developer's key to propagate any further. 2. Repositories are distributed. There are mirrors all over t...
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SD Card Reader not mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: SD Card Reader not mounting

I can tell you that the internal SD card reader on a 2009 MacBook Pro works under Mint 17.3 KDE. No special configuration or drivers needed. $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:8403 Apple, Inc. Internal Memory Card Reader Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 004 Device ...
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I cannot convince my family to use Linux
Replies: 33
Views: 1926

Re: I cannot convince my family to use Linux

JusTertii wrote:
Did not know about these packages. Totally awesome. Why are these not installed by default?
Probably because they're a bit more advanced performance tweak that may not be suitable for the average user.
by LinuxJim
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing WORDSearch Bible program
Replies: 18
Views: 1523

Re: Installing WORDSearch Bible program

When VB is opened it only covers about half the monitor screen. When I try to go full screen the only thing that happens is that the background color changes from white to black, but the VB screen doesn't enlarge. You need to install the Linux guest additions for VirtualBox. Then the virtual machin...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Is there aplace that explains Metacity, Compton, Compiz, Com
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

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

Ahh. You've run into a fellow ham operator - W7JLL. 73! First thing to try and solve your video problem: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel If that doesn't help, there is a special xserver for your specific graphics chip: (NOTE: This info is fairly old - the following may have been backpo...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lots of password nagging - is this Vista reincarnated?
Replies: 16
Views: 1632

Re: Lots of password nagging - is this Vista reincarnated?

To edit the file in question requires root privileges. Simply clicking on it as a normal user doesn't work. To edit the file with root privileges, type this in a terminal: gksudo gedit /etc/sudoers Be aware, however, that you are playing with fire here - modifying system files like this is not a new...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tax software on Mint SOLVED
Replies: 31
Views: 3120

Re: tax software on Mint

gbvoris wrote:Changing the video memory might help; but it is greyed out and I don't find any way to change that.
That is because your virtual machine is currently running.

You need to shut it down before you can change the settings.
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update problem
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Update problem

Open a terminal, and type:

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Is there aplace that explains Metacity, Compton, Compiz, Com
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

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

I'm no novice to computers, I've done in-depth system work on DEC VAX, Alpha, Unix (even Ultrix), DOS, Windows and so on, but it wasn't a Tower of Babel. Everything had a hierarchy and structure, everything seems so random in Linux. Figuring out a simple thing like video drivers, and which version ...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New motherboard - do anything? Surge protection [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: New motherboard : do I need to do anything ?

It is my understanding a surge suppressor on the power line would not have helped in this case, and that I should pull the telephone cables from modem and cordless phone in future. The better ones also have POTS and Ethernet connectors with MOVs inside for protection. What most people don't realize...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved]Problem modifying $PATH
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Problem modifying $PATH

How did that result in a double entry pointing to /home/jhoward/scripts ? Because, for interactive shells, bash first reads /etc/profile, then /etc/bash.bashrc. But /etc/profile calls /etc/bash.bashrc, so /etc/bash.bashrc ends up being sourced twice. The proper place to put things like $PATH entrie...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lots of password nagging - is this Vista reincarnated?
Replies: 16
Views: 1632

Re: Lots of password nagging - is this Vista reincarnated?

mtflo wrote:Visudo or nano are not present on my distribution. Therefore it is not possible to use them.
??? Then why don't you install them?

In any case, you can use the text editor of your choice. Surely you have at least one available.
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi not working.
Replies: 18
Views: 3055

Re: Wifi not working.

That worked long enough to start Firefox and load the forum index. Then it disconnected. I guess I got screwed on this one. Should have bought a Dell I guess. Thanks for your help y'all, but I think this piece of crap needs to be returned. In my experience, Broadcom WiFi chips are unstable under AN...

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