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by jsb
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The PC won't wake up after suspend or hibernate
Replies: 14
Views: 25487

Re: The PC won't wake up after suspend or hibernate

yy1990cn wrote:os: Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon
I was about to post that Mint 15 is not supported since January of 2014, when I noticed that this is a post from 2013 that has been brought back to life. :roll:
by jsb
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel update confusion<SOLVED>
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Linux Kernel update confusion

In order to help clarify this a bit, I've just added this explanation to my website: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/20#TOC-Two-kinds-of-kernels:-LTS-kernels-and-HWE-kernels (item 8.2, right column) Very helpful explanation, thanks. I noticed yesterday, that I was being offered a...
by jsb
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel update confusion<SOLVED>
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Linux Kernel update confusion

Mint 18/18.1 installers are on LTS kernels, Mint 18.2 are on hwe kernels. Mint makes this classification somewhat obscure and opaque to the newbie user. Failure to understand the kernel calssification properly and haphazard applications of updates can lead to broken installs. I have Mint 18.2 but k...
by jsb
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel update confusion<SOLVED>
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Linux Kernel update confusion

Let's not use terms loosely. Kernel security updates are not optional. You should always accept the latest security update to the kernel in your series. If you stick with the LTS kernel, that's all you need to do. If you upgrade to non-LTS kernels, you will need to update to newer kernel series as ...
by jsb
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel update confusion<SOLVED>
Replies: 18
Views: 2352

Re: Linux Kernel update confusion

18.2 is the latest version of Mint. You should keep your version updated, but all that really requires is selecting the update policy (probably the one that says "recommended for most users") and then click install updates whenever there are some. Kernal updates are optional and supposedly risky but...
by jsb
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Notifications on new Mint versions
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Re: Notifications on new Mint versions

I don't think there is any need to jump to a new version as soon as it is released. I typically check if I am having a problem, figuring a new version might possibly fix it. So updated one machine to 18.2 for that reason, but my spouse's laptop is running 17.x and since that will get updates for ano...
by jsb
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: chromium or chrome? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: chromium or chrome?

So my question is, Chromium or Chrome and what are the reasons for choosing one over the other? I am sorry I really would like to know the answer, is it just one is Open Source and one is commercial ? Nothing more than that. :? :? :? IMO, mostly that. There are (or have been) a few things that don'...
by jsb
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: updates settings is recommended
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: updates settings is recommended

austin.texas wrote:My recommendation for a novice user would be just Levels 1 and 2.
Level 3 is not that risky, however...
Levels.jpg
And that is what you get by selecting the update policy that is "recommended for most users":

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by jsb
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems with hibernation and suspend
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Problems with hibernation and suspend

Do you want to use suspend or hibernate, or both? If you would rather just suspend and not hibernate, you can remove that function. You did not indicate which version of Mint you are using, here's instructions for 18.2 XFCE, you can find similar instructions for other versions at that site. https://...
by jsb
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: files deleted in File Manager don't go to Trash Can
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: files deleted in File Manager don't go to Trash Can

Oh, I just remembered that I seem to recall having read recommendations to not uninstall the included file manager for a distro (or standard parts of the OS, in general). Something about how it might interact with other things..., so I think not only can you keep Thunar if you decide to try Nautilus...
by jsb
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some questions about Linux Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: Some questions about Linux Mint

Regarding 3, being terminal phobic, myself, this was a worry of mine. But, when I've used terminal it's pretty much always been by copying and pasting commands from someone else's instructions and the few times when not doing it that way, it's reading them and typing them in. The only thing I ever n...
by jsb
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HDMI question
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: HDMI question

tesloid wrote:Well, I don't have pulseaudio
I think it's included in Mint, but I guess the controls are not. After you install that, as suggested by Termy, then I think you'll have configuration options to select.
by jsb
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: files deleted in File Manager don't go to Trash Can
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: files deleted in File Manager don't go to Trash Can

I mentioned in one of my earlier comments that I noticed Thunar's context menu includes a 'move to trash' option. However, when I tried it, it doesn't work. I get the permanent deletion warning, and file is deleted, not moved to trash! Can someone else with Xfce+Thunar confirm this behavior? Looks ...
by jsb
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HDMI question
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: HDMI question

Did you try all the options under the configuration tab in pulse audio?

One of those worked for me, this was with Mint 17.x, but assume would still work in 18.x. It was baffling to figure which one, I just kept trying all the ones that had "HDMI" in description until one worked.
by jsb
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: files deleted in File Manager don't go to Trash Can
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: files deleted in File Manager don't go to Trash Can

I'm really getting to dislike File Manager (thunar). Is there a better option for Xfce? I've been using Nautilus for 6-8 months with no problems with Mint 18.x XFCE. Right click gets option to "move to trash", doesn't show "delete" at all. I see both "move to trash" and "delete" as options when I r...
by jsb
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why upgrade instead of clean install?
Replies: 25
Views: 1947

Re: Why upgrade instead of clean install?

If the upgrade process updates everything then it should be OK and can save a lot of time reconfiguring. I would guess that issues may be caused by upgrading a system with software installed from outside the default repos. So perhaps, before doing a major upgrade such as 17-18, uninstalling those p...
by jsb
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why upgrade instead of clean install?
Replies: 25
Views: 1947

Re: Why upgrade instead of clean install?

JerryF wrote: One out of how many who have upgraded without a problem? Here's another one. It's obviously a problem. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=254203 After the upgrade failed, the person with this problem and the other could just do a clean install Mint 18.x, could they not?...
by jsb
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Google not signing Chrome with a public key?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: [SOLVED] Google not signing Chrome with a public key?

That second suggestion worked for me. It got rid of the Google problem. But in my case, I still have another similar error message: W: http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/debian/dists/lsb3.2/Release.gpg: Signature by key F8897B6F00075648E248B7EC24CBF5474CFD1E2F uses weak digest algorit...
by jsb
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Google not signing Chrome with a public key?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: [SOLVED] Google not signing Chrome with a public key?

Thanks, this also worked for me. I used this: wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - There is also now second suggestion there: try this: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 6494C6D6997C215E and sudo apt-get update Should I a...
by jsb
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update manager error message?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Update manager error message?

I had this error the last few days. I found and used this solution. Thanks.

I assume this means the Epson printer/scanner software will now not get updates, should there be any?

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