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by rgand
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub After Update [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Grub After Update

I just remembered that I have two drives in this computer and I may have to re-order the boot sequence to get it booting correctly. I'll report back after I have had a chance to try that.
by rgand
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub After Update [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Grub After Update [SOLVED]

I have two installations of Linux Mint Cinnamon on my computer. One is my main boot and one as a backup or to test things on. I upgraded my main one from 18.2 to 18.3 and it works fine. I just upgraded my second boot from 18.2 to 18.3 and it works fine. Somehow I missed the prompt to keep the old gr...
by rgand
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 89234

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

I switched to Linux because of Win 8/10. My mom bought a cheap HP laptop with Win 8 on it which she hated, and I couldn't phone troubleshoot it for her (couldn't navigate it despite being a Windows user since Win 3.11). Then, a couple years later, it ninja-upgraded itself to Win 10, and essentially...
by rgand
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound Boots Incorrectly Sometimes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Sound Boots Incorrectly Sometimes [SOLVED]

Thanks for the update on your experiences. Since my last post, I upgraded two laptops to 18.2 and did a fresh install of it as a second boot on one. So far, those are really flawless installations. Of the installations, I like the fresh install best but only because it is clean and free of any older...
by rgand
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound Boots Incorrectly Sometimes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Sound Boots Incorrectly Sometimes [SOLVED]

Thanks for the update on your experiences. Since my last post, I upgraded two laptops to 18.2 and did a fresh install of it as a second boot on one. So far, those are really flawless installations. Of the installations, I like the fresh install best but only because it is clean and free of any older...
by rgand
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: What application do I install to play BluRay disks?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: What application do I install to play BluRay disks?

Thank you both for the links. MakeMKV Beta looks like the way to go. I'll take some time and start fiddling with it. I really appreciate the help.
by rgand
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: What application do I install to play BluRay disks?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: What application do I install to play BluRay disks?

OK, thanks for that. I may look into purchasing something but I'll be in no rush for that.
by rgand
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: What application do I install to play BluRay disks?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

What application do I install to play BluRay disks?

I have Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64-bit on an ASUS G75VW laptop. All updates are current. The DVD payer gave up so i installed a DVD/BluRay drive. What application do I install to play BluRay disks? The new drive reads anything I put in it, including the files on a bluRay disk. It plays music like ne...
by rgand
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 89234

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

CoffeeFiend wrote:Very true. I have found Mint to be extremely user-friendly and will have no issues setting up a laptop with Mint in the near future.
I only have one laptop without enough oomph to run Cinnamon. For that, there is always Mate, which works fine on older machines.
by rgand
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Re-order The Grub Boot Menu?
Replies: 18
Views: 21414

Re: [SOLVED] Re-order The Grub Boot Menu?

Yeah, I've set all mine to 3 seconds and it's definitely better than 10. Also my main computer is set to default to one installation of Mint with the other installation of Mint available (my wife's is set that way too, only she needs Win 7 with Mint as the second choice) and my backup computer is se...
by rgand
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]

I've been doing that but I wondered if there was a flaw in the system. I just didn't understand the way it worked. Thanks for the great direction.
by rgand
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Update Manager Question

I had no idea that was the way it worked. That explains it. I appreciate your pointing that out. I'll be patient next time and if I still want to be impatient, I can always reduce the time to maybe 5 minutes or something. Thanks for the insight. I'll mark this thread solved.
by rgand
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Update Manager Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Update Manager Question [SOLVED]

This is a question that has been on my mind for a while. It doesn't cause me any grief but it is curious. On this computer, I have two installations of Mint Cinnamon 18.2. One is an upgrade from 18.1 and one is a fresh installation. The upgrade version is my main OS and I upgraded it because I wante...
by rgand
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?
Replies: 117
Views: 72528

Re: Which do you prefer: Cinnamon or XFCE?

Cinnamon. I see the need for Mate or KDE if you have an old, slow computer that just won't process things fast enough for Cinnamon. I also gave XFCE a try but found it so counter-intuitive I won't bother with that again.
by rgand
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Change Grub_Timeout? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: Change Grub_Timeout?

Well, that was the solution. Many thanks for the help. I'll mark this one solved.
by rgand
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Change Grub_Timeout? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: Change Grub_Timeout?

Thanks for the replies on this. I did a typo only in my code above. I had actually done it right in the terminal but thanks for catching that. From your warning and after going to the link you posted, Pjotr, I think I'll stay away from the Customizer for now. When I update it, line 2 is a warning th...
by rgand
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Change Grub_Timeout? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Change Grub_Timeout? [SOLVED]

i have Mint Cinnamon 18.2 which was updated from 18.1. I edited my grub menu timeout from "GRUB_TIMEOUT=10" to "GRUB_TIMEOUT=4" (and saved it) with gksu gedit /etc/default/grub and updated it with sudo update_grub but the timeout is still 10 seconds. I also tried "GRUB_TIMEOUT=3" and "GRUB_TIMEOUT=0...
by rgand
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Re-order The Grub Boot Menu?
Replies: 18
Views: 21414

Re: [SOLVED] Re-order The Grub Boot Menu?

I did my wife's menu to default to the 5th choice (GRUB_DEFAULT=4). It has been in use that way and she is pleased. I also did my backup computer to boot to the last OS (GRUB_DEFAULT=saved) and like that a lot because I use it occasionally for presentations and I just boot to the OS I use for that b...
by rgand
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Organize File System Defaults [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Organize File System Defaults

Alternative is to use a bind mount. To achieve the same thing as the symbolic link you would add this line to your /etc/fstab file (after the line to mount your data partition on /data): /data/Videos /home/rgand/Videos none bind . For this you don't need to remove the Videos directory from your hom...
by rgand
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Organize File System Defaults [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Organize File System Defaults

First things first, for both options you must have the data partition mounted already. So I'm assuming you already have set up a mount point, say /data, and mounted your data partition on that in /etc/fstab. I obviously didn't have this so I went back to the tutorial on how to create and use a sepa...

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