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by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Steam doesn't boot
Replies: 15
Views: 2528

Re: Steam doesn't boot

Steam comes bundled with a bunch of libraries in case your system doesn't have them. Unfortunately, many are quite old and cause OpenGL compatibility issues. All you have to do is delete the Steam-bundled libraries to force Steam to use your (newer) system libraries. So, go through the error message...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Hard-wrapping graphical editor
Replies: 13
Views: 669

Re: Hard-wrapping graphical editor

ganamant wrote: 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?
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File Systems and Partition Size Reco
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: File Systems and Partition Size Reco

I don't mess around with trying to 'fix' Windows system problems, but instead just roll my system back to a previous system image snapshot. If my OS ain't working, I re-image. I learned a long time ago to stop the insanity of trying to fix OS based problems. This makes perfect sense...for Windows. ...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem installing mint
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Problem installing mint

Did anyone actually LOOK at the inxi report above?

He's got a 1TB drive, but the only recognized partition is a tiny 3.7GB one.


Reinstall Linux, and tell it to erase and use the entire drive, not just the free space.
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: Remove Mozilla Video window on Start Page
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Firefox: Remove Mozilla Video window on Start Page

Barton7724 wrote: now delete the /moz-safe-about+home folder
This folder doesn't exist.
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I cannot convince my family to use Linux
Replies: 33
Views: 2000

Re: I cannot convince my family to use Linux

"Hey dad look the login screen is ready in your PC you can start using it, Windows is so slow starting up." That! was hilarious I was :lol: :lol: :lol: So I've asked, But slow? How? and he said "It is slow on everything, everything that you try open takes a lot of time." If you really want to blow ...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I cannot convince my family to use Linux
Replies: 33
Views: 2000

Re: I cannot convince my family to use Linux

At one time, a few years ago, I was supporting over a dozen Windows users, most my age (late 60's at the time) or older. Mainly because they attended the church I attended. They would complain about their windows problems and ask me to come over and fix Windows because they knew I wrote software an...
by LinuxJim
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I cannot convince my family to use Linux
Replies: 33
Views: 2000

Re: I cannot convince my family to use Linux

I'm a full Linux user since 2012, but I cannot convince my wife and my sons to use it. [...] I'm a bit disappointed. I've done almost everything to promote Linux and Open Source in my family. What else can I do? Full time Linux user since the day Linus posted it on Usenet (23 years? groan..). Of co...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: 17.3 Cinnamon - X server failed, could not reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: 17.3 Cinnamon - X server failed, could not reboot

You say you lost the program "Videos" and re-installed it from the Synaptic package manager? I don't see any package named "Videos". There is a "Videos" folder in your home directory, but it's not a program you can install. What exactly was the name of the package you installed? I guessing you found...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

That's not what zone9 claims in a prior post :? Yes, it is: Well I put the same USB stick in the HP stream booted up ro the USB stick not the laptop, and installed the Broadcom drivers. Was able to connect to my wifi. I shut down removed USB stick and rebooted. No drivers, no wifi. I'm not trying t...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Uses for old computers?
Replies: 53
Views: 3410

Re: Uses for old computers?

Not worth messing with old computers in my opinion, especially desktop computers. They use too much power and very underpowered. With the electricity savings I can get a low cost mini PC like the Intel NUC, Chromebox, or something similar for $100-150. They use a lot less power and are far more pow...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

Can you try another live distro media like ubuntu or SystemRescueCd from here http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=systemrescue The trick here is to at least have wifi working from the live media. Then you can chroot and install the drivers from the repo. But nothing can move forward witho...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

zone9 wrote:Ive reached this message
why do you keep selecting "do not use this device"?

You have to select the first driver in the list - the one that's marked (recommended) in green...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

zone9 wrote:Im definitely on the USB stick now, the install icon is there

No wifi on the live stick
No, you need to reboot without the stick, else you'll just end up in the live session again.
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

Mine looks exactly the same for a wired connection :? That's the "disconnected" icon. It should look like this for a wired connection: snapshot2.png And like this for a wireless connection: snapshot3.png Granted, this is KDE, not Cinnamon, but Network Manager's tray icon behaves the same way in bot...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

Is that screenshot from the booted live media or your HDD installation :?: The tray shows that the network is connected and update manager shows that updates available :? The tray shows that the network is DIS-connected. What is the window behind showing? I see that it is asking you to reboot the c...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

Ok Jim here's what we got Ok, looks good. So now when you go back to Driver Manager and hit the OK button, it should install. Does it? If not, go to /pool/main/b/bcmwl/ on the USB and double click the .deb file to install. There should be only one. On my version it's "bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.2...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I install Broadcom offline with terminal?
Replies: 86
Views: 6109

Re: How do I install Broadcom drivers offline with terminal?

Ok, we miscommunicated the meaning of persistence earlier. When I said the install is not persistent, I meant that whatever you do in the LIVE session (installing drivers, etc) does not carry over to the INSTALLED system. Making a USB stick with 'persistence' only makes changes to the LIVE session p...
by LinuxJim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Allowing standard user Software Manager/mintinstall
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Allowing standard user Software Manager/mintinstall

Hello, I would like to allow a standard user to use software manager, so they can install from there, but NOT allow any other types of install/apt-get, add ppa's etc. Is there a group for mininstall? Thanks! You can add ppa's, modify repo sources, and uninstall anything on the system from Software ...

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