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by decrepit
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Starting with Linux Mint from zero
Replies: 29
Views: 1039

Re: Starting with Linux Mint from zero

Now I feel totally deprived and left out, two of my favourite posters, having an argument and I can't contribute!
by decrepit
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding a second hard drive(SOLVED)
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: Adding a second hard drive

yes gedit is the original text editor for the gnome desktop. xed is the mint test editor, you can't invoke something you haven't got.
If in doubt at any time, just start the text editor, click on "help" then "about", that will give name and version.
by decrepit
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Fix Brother Printer?
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: [SOLVED] How to Fix Brother Printer?

exxonin wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:21 am
It would be helpful, for someone else, >>>
Totally agree, this site is about solutions, the more we have the better.
by decrepit
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Fix Brother Printer?
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: How to Fix Brother Printer?

So, have you done this from phd's post above.
It would help to know more about your system setup. With the printer connected using USB, If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.
by decrepit
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: rEFInd won't boot linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: rEFInd won't boot linux mint

Sorry mate, I've no idea what you're doing. But dual booting with win7 should be a breeze if you follow the usual instructions.
i.e. use grub as the boot loader, it will have no trouble finding all operating systems on the PC
by decrepit
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 19.2 buggy? Gnome Commander not launching as root
Replies: 21
Views: 831

Re: 19.2 buggy ?

Just checked on software manager, it had good reviews up till April 2017, then went rapidly downhill
by decrepit
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't mount SD card after upgrading to Mint 19.2 from Mint 18
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Can't mount SD card after upgrading to Mint 19.2 from Mint 18

I've just noticed a bit further down the page, a solved change ownership thread.
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=300196

This may help you
by decrepit
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't mount SD card after upgrading to Mint 19.2 from Mint 18
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Can't mount SD card after upgrading to Mint 19.2 from Mint 18

That sounds like a permissions problem. If you right click on it, select "Properties" > "Permissions". If it says root is the owner then you need to ask, or research how to change owner. I'm not good with remembering stuff anymore, so I won't try to give you the correct procedure. But I think the co...
by decrepit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation

OK, thanks guys, and Peter, sorry for being obtuse, later posts have clarified what you meant.

The overall opinion, is that a swapfile on an SSD isn't a problem and it's fine to let the installer do it's thing.
by decrepit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation

So Peter, I'm still not sure what your answer is. Are you saying creating a swap partition on the HDD before installation, isn't necessary because you can change the position of the swapfile to the HDD if it ends up on the SSD? Or the swap file is OK on the SSD because it isn't used much? Or somethi...
by decrepit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up for move to Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 848

Re: Setting up for move to Linux

Hi Busdriver12, This is as good a place as ant to start with, and welcome. I'm along way from being a guru, but have a similar setup to yours. My understanding is that windows 7 vintage, doesn't have the same problems with secure boot and faststart up as windows 10 and perhaps 8 does. Any way I've n...
by decrepit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation

Thanks Peter but maybe I'm not being clear here, that doesn't answer my question. My main point is that it's not good for an SSD to use it for swap, too many read, write, delete operations wears it out quickly. Swap is a bad offender in this regard. That's why I'm interested to know whether it's nec...
by decrepit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation
Replies: 11
Views: 310

SOLVED clarification, swapfile swappartition HDD and SSD on installation

I'm asking this on Newbies, because I think the answer will be applicable to some of them. I have a think pad and desktop with 19.1 and 19.2 mint mate. The thinkpad has only one SSD and has a swapfile of 2Gb on it. The desktop has a 1Tb HDD with lots of old installs on it, with a 7.5Gb swap partitio...
by decrepit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Number of Problems/Issues from a Newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: A Number of Problems/Issues from a Newbie

If the document has been produced with a word processor a simple text editor won't be able to display it properly, so you'd need writer to open it, to view it properly. I'm using mate, other desktops may vary, but in "Preferred Applications" I can set the default programs to open files. And I can se...
by decrepit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2

>> no I have no swap as per: >>>> /swapfile none swap sw 0 0 >> Yes this is confusing, unless taken in the fstab context. The "none" refers to no mount point, not that it's inactive. And I was in a rush last night, so forgot to mention, swapfiles as mentioned above can have a very wearing effect on...
by decrepit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Swap space gone with the wind on 19.2

to edit /etc/fstab. sudo xed /etc/fstab if you're using mate, other distro may have different editors, replace "xed" with your text editor. So here's my /etc/fstab # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=0ad07873-0f81-4d07-aa21-913f8...
by decrepit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screensaver cosmos - SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: Screensaver cosmos

I've just updated from 19.1 to 19.2 and cosmos is now there.
by decrepit
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Program has run before fine, now it will not.
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Program has run before fine, now it will not.

have you run wine from the terminal, that may give you a missing DLL or something.
I did something similar and forgot that wine was missing a driver I had to manually install. A terminal start told me that.
by decrepit
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to run Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: How to run Linux

here's the linux mint download site. https://linuxmint.com/download.php make sure you choose mate or Xfce. As previously noted 1gb ram is marginal. The system will quickly slow down as you have more browser tabs open and multiple apps running. I'm not sure if it's possible with your machine, but it ...
by decrepit
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Solved" Running Mint from USB pendrive, losing settings on reboot
Replies: 20
Views: 585

Re: Running Mint from USB pendrive, losing settings on reboot

Somewhere here there's instructions how to make a "persistent" usb drive, that will save settings and some data I think. But unless you really need to carry a portable operating system around with you, as Sleeper12 says, just use the usb as a test bed to make sure everything runs smoothly on your co...

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