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by BG405
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot switch to virtual consoles
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Cannot switch to virtual consoles

Do you have more than one monitor output i.e. an onboard one & a discrete one? .. it could be sending the TTY to the other output. If so you might be able to disable the unwanted output in BIOS?
by BG405
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 109
Views: 12788

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

lexon wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:31 am
Sometimes I fetch with Dogpile.
I've not used that for years! Still any good? Thought it was heading downhill fast at the time, which is why I switched to DDG as that was really starting to improve back then.
by BG405
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Over 600 forum users read the following post, but nobody could be of help. Please try again and help!
Replies: 36
Views: 1591

Re: Over 600 forum users read the following post, but nobody could be of help. Please try again and help!

But could it be that they do return, but only without logging in? They could have bookmarked their question on the forum and have checked for replies in that way. I'd thought of that possibility, but without being logged in they won't see their notifications, unfortunately. I know this from the odd...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Does using mbr2gpt in Windows work for Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Does using mbr2gpt in Windows work for Linux?

No worries, it successfully worked, with a cost. Delete all the current Linux installation, then use MBR2GPT. Glad it worked. For the record, mainly for future-proofing and flexibility purposes, I've been setting up all my disks as GPT for some time now and only one of those systems is actually ins...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE main focus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2565

Re: LMDE main focus?

I'm not sure if it's right time, we need to see if Ubuntu will keep symliking apt to snaps other than Chromium and doing other shady stuff behind our back. IMHO in that respect it's too late as they've done that already. This is at least to some extent why the LMDE version is being maintained. I ha...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Get out of a freeze
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Get out of a freeze

If the fan is running full-pelt it means the CPU is doing some serious number-crunching. Likely swapping or possibly indexing ( but the latter usually just results in excessive disk-chattering without degrading performance too much, on modern systems). If you aren't in a major hurry, wait until it s...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.
Replies: 86
Views: 3742

Re: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.

Not yet! But now I have space on the HDD for a few VMs ... (yes, I know, the easy option) :P
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

Thanks for that, I haven't looked into BTRFS yet. BTW youtube-dl doesn't like the redirect link (it does download it though): [brian@BG-T440-MANJARO Downloads] $ youtube-dl -f 'bestvideo[height=720]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/best[ext=mp4]/best' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H7e6BcI5Fo&feature=youtu....
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

That is a relief for sure. I was worried they might have been scared off! Thanks for the clarification.
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Computer Manufacturerers Splash Screen Replaced With Error in Linux Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Weird Error When Starting Up, but Linux Mint Works Fine

Re. those ACPI errors, I get pretty much the same on one of my Toshiba machines (an NB250) and on that, the screen brightness control does not have any effect, which is why I asked about that. If this, and other ACPI-related features, work OK you can probably ignore those error messages but trying a...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

There was an issue once here on the forum were one user told another to run that and somehow had included a space after the first slash before the rest of the path. A couple of us tried to post corrections and report the post to the mods, but it was too late. That's a very nasty surprise for the &q...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Over 600 forum users read the following post, but nobody could be of help. Please try again and help!
Replies: 36
Views: 1591

Re: Over 600 forum users read the following post, but nobody could be of help. Please try again and help!

If it were a case of Answer A fixes the issue, I'd still post that as others with the same issue might find the thread, but I'm not going to ask for more info to help diagnose an issue from someone that may never return. This is probably the best policy. I've fruitlessly asked the same on a few occ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Who hates MATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 2631

Re: Who hates MATE?

And don't forget: 3 thick, bold dots ... One of my pet hates with modern UI design too. For the unitiated, WHAT, exactly, is three dots supposed to mean ..? Nothing. Zilch. Nada. It is visually meaningless . I can not think of a valid reason to change from a "gear" or "spanner" ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

mr_raider wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:04 pm
that's quite a few accidental keystrokes.
:mrgreen:
.. or not enough intended ones before accidentally catching the Enter key (or a cat does..) ..

If like me you do a lot of system admin remotely via SSH etc., it might be a risk :oops:
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Computer Manufacturerers Splash Screen Replaced With Error in Linux Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Weird Error When Starting Up, but Linux Mint Works Fine

Kernel incompatibility issue possibly? Do the screen brightness controls work? It would be helpful if you'd provide the output of inxi -Fxxxz (copy and paste from Terminal, place between [code] & [/code] tags using the </> button at the top of the reply window as this makes the output easier for...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!
Replies: 29
Views: 863

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Brilliant! :lol: :lol:
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 31652

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Here you go:
catweazel wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:04 am
Image
... maybe CW will see this.
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 31652

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Wrong thread ..oops! :oops: I was a bit surprised at all these replies but did think it was the same one. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Maybe I'll quote his post here. Ask them to Post them again Unlikely, given he was last active here at the turn of the new year, sadly. Hope he's ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!
Replies: 29
Views: 863

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

I did find it amusing myself; sorry I didn't indicate that at any point!

BTW I have seen double rainbows on several occasions. Used to do a lot of hiking and hill-walking at one time. :)

.. Guess no-one's seen ckuster-rainbows however .. :mrgreen:
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

I suppose you could add an alias to redirect it to something harmless even if used with sudo. Not absolutely sure if that would work so best to try in a test virtual machine first.

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