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by acerimusdux
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved]my laptop runs too hot it turns off[/solved]
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

Re: my laptop runs to hot it turns off

Most of these distributions are geared more towards the desktop. Some things I've found helpful when running on a laptop: sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools powerstat powertop preload prelink Note though that LMT may be incompatible with the TLP which you said you installed earlier. I prefer to ...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: partitions and other newb questions [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: partitions and other newb questions

1. Any user specific files go into /home, including user specific configuration files. On the initial install, very little will go there. There is a directory /etc/skel which contains the files which will be copied to a new users home directory every time a new user is created. Won't be much more th...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie need help [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: Newbie need help

Any partition which you format, you will lose all data currently on that partition. It is possible though to only use some partitions in your install, while leaving others untouched (such as your D data partition). Just chose the "other" or "something else" option at the start of the install, and yo...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: passwords
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: passwords

If you only want to have to enter a password less frequently, you can do that by extending the timeout (default is 5 min) before you will be reprompted after entering a password. If you want to be prompted not more than once an hour, for example, add the following to the defaults section of the /etc...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help in installing Linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Need help in installing Linux mint

This may be true, but from the question...I would guess the OP is pretty new to Linux. He/she should buy a cheap USB flash drive, IMO. It would be pretty easy to bork your system doing it this way. True. The moment when your only working linux is the one loaded into ram is not the time you want to ...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 17.3 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network
Replies: 35
Views: 877

Re: Linux mint 17.1 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network

did you see anything fishy on them logs i've posted? Not really. Some librabries uninstalled, but I think probably ordinary ones no longer being used, don't see anything critical. You might have to go farther back in the log files though to find what went wrong (tail -20 for example was only grabin...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to convert many files from UNIX FFS to EXT3
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: how to convert many files from UNIX FFS to EXT3

You may need to install ufsutils package in order to read the filesystem from linux. And I think you get only read access there (but that's all you need). Alternatively, you probably have ext2 support in NEtBSD, so you could probably copy the files from there to an ext2 system, and then easily acces...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 17.3 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network
Replies: 35
Views: 877

Re: Linux mint 17.1 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network

@acerimusdux, ill give it a try, see if something makes sense. anyway to save the log from cmd to usb? edit: i can photo the log i guess. You can also send the output of any of those commands to a text file. If your usb is mounted on /mnt/usb for example, you could do: cat apt/history.log|tail -15 ...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 17.3 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network
Replies: 35
Views: 877

Re: Linux mint 17.1 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network

Just boot to a command line. CTL-ALT-F1 will get you one. Then login, and go check the logs, to see what apt/dpkg actually did. See if there were any errors. cd /var/log cat apt/history.log|tail -15 cat aptitude|tail -20 cat dpkg.log|tail -150 Could also see what's actually running when you boot wit...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help in installing Linux mint
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Need help in installing Linux mint

It actually is possible to install from a hard drive, even from the partition you are installing to (if you edit the boot menu to add the "toram" paramater when the ISO boots, so it is fully loaded into ram before it gets deleted). But I wouldn't know how to do that from windows, either. Just did it...
by acerimusdux
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED - Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux
Replies: 28
Views: 1965

Re: Which tutorial should I use to reinstall Linux

I'd suggest you also create a seperate partition for /home when you do your install. It just makes things much easier for future installs or updates when all of your files and data are separate from the OS.
by acerimusdux
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any way to transfer files to and from a Samsung Galaxy S7?
Replies: 18
Views: 11008

Re: Any way to transfer files to and from a Samsung Galaxy S7?

There's also an app called AirDoid, which will give you a web interface for accessing your phone from a computer. You can upload and download files from there.
by acerimusdux
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux mint failed to boot
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Linux mint failed to boot

At shutdown, or at boot? I mean, if you do a hard shutdown (like holding the power key down for 10 seconds), will it then boot if you turn it on again? Or has it not succeeded in starting up at all? After I do hard shutdown, it boot normal without problem. But after shutdown then that's happened Th...
by acerimusdux
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux mint failed to boot
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Linux mint failed to boot

At shutdown, or at boot? I mean, if you do a hard shutdown (like holding the power key down for 10 seconds), will it then boot if you turn it on again? Or has it not succeeded in starting up at all?
by acerimusdux
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why firewall is off by default?
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: Why firewall is off by default?

Or at least it would be a good idea, if Mint users security is a priority. One should always err to the side of caution, or so it seems to be the wisest solution. Ease of use is also a priority. You can either have networking and file sharing work by default, or you can have everything firewalled b...
by acerimusdux
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint on Chromebook?
Replies: 9
Views: 11193

Re: Linux Mint on Chromebook?

It will work on some, not on others.
First question, is it an Intel based chromebook?
Don't think it can be done on an ARM.

I have Mint running on an Acer C720 chromebook, no dual boot, I removed Chrome entirely.
by acerimusdux
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: So why no security sub-forum in these forums ?
Replies: 64
Views: 3835

Re: So why no security sub-forum in these forums ?

You were saying? A load of tripe! 1. In the first place, scanning "localhost" tells you nothing about what ports are available "to the outside world". I would have scanned the address associated with the external interface. 2. Second, as the link you gave there says: You may only see netbios-ssn; i...
by acerimusdux
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: So why no security sub-forum in these forums ?
Replies: 64
Views: 3835

Re: So why no security sub-forum in these forums ?

If you'd bothered to read the 2nd link I gave, you'd have read why not even installing a firewall is necessary. And maybe if we had our own security forum for Mint, for you to educate yourself on these issues, you would have been aware that the reasoning there (from 2007), that "as a default Ubuntu...
by acerimusdux
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How can I manually edit the list of servers displayed in software sources?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: How can I manually edit the list of servers displayed in software sources?

Well it appears the list of mirrors is being pulled in, based on location, from /usr/share/mint-mirrors/linuxmint.list. I'm not sure if adding your local mirror to this list would work, but you could try.
by acerimusdux
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] /var/log
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Re: /var/log

I don't know which ones I can delete and if I delete them do they come back? What I would like to do is limit them to say a session or a day worth of data rather than piling session on top of session. And the other thing is how to interpret them. You can delete any or all of them. The system will r...

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