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by AscLinux
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot login in Linux Mint
Replies: 20
Views: 1642

Re: Cannot login in Linux Mint

You did search, right?

So you found this:
viewtopic.php?t=261704

Does this not apply to your situation?
by AscLinux
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble after Kernel Update
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Trouble after Kernel Update

Kernel is not involved in localization. Something went wrong during your update, perhaps the the drive got full? You should run apt from CLI and do what it recommends.
by AscLinux
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Emergency mode even after timeshift restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Emergency mode even after timeshift restoration

Running fsck on your root filesystem would be a start.
by AscLinux
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Foobar
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Foobar

This is a myth. https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#Is_Wine_malware-compatible.3F I still say it is a myth. This Wiki goes into same category with goods that are sold all over the world, yet are banned in California because there is a slimmest chance they may cause cancer. They can't say Wine is immune and...
by AscLinux
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] LM as NAS and Media Server?
Replies: 10
Views: 3433

Re: [SOLVED] LM as NAS and Media Server?

I built mine from ground up. First, I wanted to keep all my precious data there, not only media. Got Supermicro server board. Added four drives in addition to OS drive, running RAIDZ-2 on those four. Using ECC memory, why not, some argue it complimentary with ZFS. Chose i3-4130T CPU, it is plenty fo...
by AscLinux
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Foobar
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Foobar

This is a myth. Windows viruses use vulnerabilities in Windos OS to infect. Wine code is written from scratch and does not have these vulnerabilities. Actually, there was a test. They tried several viruses and the worst ones only managed to crash Wine. No infection.
by AscLinux
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird won't open [SOLVED sort of]
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Thunderbird won't open

Can anybody give me some ideas, how to fix this?
Generally, you look at the error message and act accordingly. In case you don't understand the error post it here.
by AscLinux
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Update Manager Problem

You shouldn't use i386, 32-bit is dead. It is year 2018, computers are 64-bit.
by AscLinux
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggestion for howto: Add instructions for uninstalling applications
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: Suggestion for article

However ... There may be cases when one wants to try out live GIT version of some application. Then it can be built from source and installed with make install , just make sure it is configured /usr/local as installation directory. Now, you can run it while you still have the older binary version in...
by AscLinux
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggestion for howto: Add instructions for uninstalling applications
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: Suggestion for article

Basically, if you use the software management provided by your distro then everything you install will be recorded in a database and can be uninstalled easily. OTOH, if you install from source and do not build a deb package, but use make install instead, then you are on your own.
by AscLinux
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] does mint ever pop up that i need to restart?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: [SOLVED] does mint ever pop up that i need to restart?

@missmoondog

Rebooting a single user PC is no issue. However, UNIX systems were designed multiuser from ground up, and if you reboot a computer which has several users logged in then you may get lynched. So, we are saving the lives of sysadmins here. :wink:
by AscLinux
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing GIMP plugins from .tar.gz file?
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Installing GIMP plugins from .tar.gz file?

I'd check the contents of this tarball. If it is source code then you need to build it. Otherwise just unpack it into plug-ins directory.
by AscLinux
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ethernet (Wired) Connection not Working After Update
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Ethernet (Wired) Connection not Working After Update

First things first.
Are you sure the hardware is OK? Do the LED's light up at the ethernet port of your computer and the switch? Test: use a live CD to boot, does it have working wired connection?
by AscLinux
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: a couple newbie questions (solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: a couple newbie questions

I see no error, there is a warning but it can be ignored. BTW, instead of PARTUUID you can temporarily use /dev/sdb, furthermore, you even do not need to put temporary mounts into fstab. A simple command mount /dev/sdb /<mountpoint> will do just well. Obviously, replace the placeholder <mountpoint> ...
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: a couple newbie questions (solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: a couple newbie questions

Yes this tutorial will work, although it is not the most rational. But I do not want to confuse you with shortcuts, go ahead and follow it.
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: a couple newbie questions (solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: a couple newbie questions

To illustrate my suggestion, here is data from one of my computers. Root filesystem is on sda2, it is on a M.2 device, total 64 GB, EFI partition is sda1, not mounted for normal operation (I mount it only for kernel upgrade). Then there is a 2 TB HDD as sdb, formatted with XFS, no partitions as the ...
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: a couple newbie questions (solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: a couple newbie questions

I'd mount /home on that HDD and leave SSD for system use. Your SSD is big enough for system, this answers your other question in the other thread, too. To move your /home to HDD you need to log off as user, switch over to console and perform this operation as root. Edit fstab, mount your HDD at a te...
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] does mint ever pop up that i need to restart?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: [SOLVED] does mint ever pop up that i need to restart?

The great feature of POSIX systems is files can be overwritten even if they are in use. This makes updating a breeze. The downside is user must reload the updated file, otherwise the old version is still in RAM and used. So instead of rebooting you need to reload the application in question. Indeed,...
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deactivation of account
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Deactivation of account

Did anyone consider we may be dealing with a bot here?
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keeping firmware time after linux mint, going back to windows
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: keeping firmware time after linux mint, going back to windows

I'd say more elegant way is to set Linux to use local time or to set Windows to use UTC. Both solutions are viable.

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