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by mhenriday
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: Typing Unicode glyphs

A mystery, indeed. And my ideas are near to the end. You might do another test: Boot with the live system on the problematic hardware. How does it behave there? Done. As expected, when I boot from my 64-bit Mint 18.3 ISO flash drive, the process of entering Unicode glyphs behaves just as expected ;...
by mhenriday
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: Typing Unicode glyphs

Open the driver manager and select the nouveau driver to find out, if this helps. Thanks, cosmo , for your speedy reply and your suggestion. I must admit that I felt some trepidation when I considered the latter - I've always run my machines with a Nvidia GPUs using the latest Nvidia drivers - but ...
by mhenriday
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: Typing Unicode glyphs

Although is in your full quote (really not necessary; I know what I wrote and other can read m post), you have possibly overlooked my question: Not even an "u" without underlining? Please answer. What gave the try with an older kernel? (Also quoted, but not answered.) Superfluous or not, cosmo , I ...
by mhenriday
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: Typing Unicode glyphs

It would have been too easy. Sniff. Rereading the starting post: when upon entering «Ctrl + Shift + u», nothing at all appeared on my screen Not even an "u" without underlining? I am still rather convinced, that this is a display problem. For looking for the culprit we start again with the easiest ...
by mhenriday
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: Typing Unicode glyphs

To start with the last question: I did not see this problem. It seems, that it is on your side a display problem. Possibly this is a special problem in your account. To find that out create a fresh new user account and check the behavior there. Cosmo , I have two accounts on this Mint setup, so I f...
by mhenriday
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Re: Typing Unicode glyphs

What tells a terminal-command locale LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=sv LC_CTYPE="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_TIME="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_NAME="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="sv_SE.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="sv...
by mhenriday
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !
Replies: 23
Views: 605

Typing Unicode glyphs SOLVED - but I don't know how !

For some years now I've been typing Unicode glyphs by first taking «Ctrl + Shift + u», which resulted in u being shown on the screen, and then entering the hexadecimal code for the glyph in question, which code would appear on the screen after u , and taking «Enter». I had occasion to type such a gl...
by mhenriday
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager blues 2.0 Solved !
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Update Manager blues 2.0

The first thing that jumps out at me is "configured multiple times" : this means that there are duplicates in your software sources. You can deal with that easily by opening the Software Sources application from the menu, going through the lists there, and removing any and all duplicates that you c...
by mhenriday
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager blues 2.0 Solved !
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Update Manager blues 2.0 Solved !

Yesterday I decided to update my Virtual box from a 5.1 version to the latest 5.2.6 version. To my surprise, after downloading the package from oracle's website ; rather GDebi displayed a message to the effect that the virtualbox-5.2_5.2.6-120293~Ubuntu~xenial_amd64.deb was to be installed from virt...
by mhenriday
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning

Thank you also for correcting my typo ; I had indeed used MemTest86 to examine the SSD.... We need to deal with this first, because, no, you have not. As said, memtest tests memory , RAM, not disk, not HDD, not SSD. If you run memtest86 and get any errors, you will need to deal with that first sinc...
by mhenriday
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning

Thanks for your speedy reply, rene ! Allow me to reformulate my queries, without any reference to magical operations. My presumption has been - and remains - is that in order to have a chance at successfully transferring the data from sda (my mechanical HDD) to sdf, the target SSD (both are of appro...
by mhenriday
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Reformatting a Samsung 850 EVO after failed cloning

In an attempt to upgrade my at this point rather ancient build running 64-bit Mint 18.3, I thought I'd replace the mechanical HDD with an SSD. I therefor put the new Samsung medium with a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter in a bay below the HDD, coupled the relevant SATA cables, and checked in GParted to see tha...
by mhenriday
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cloning the contents of a mechanical hard disk to an SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Cloning the contents of a mechanical hard disk to an SSD

Thanks, deepakdeshp for your speedy reply ! I'm aware of Clonezilla, which is available from the Mint package repository, but I note that some users have found it confusing and hard to use. Would my setup, with the SSD in a docking station connected to my computer via a USB 3.0 cable be likely to wo...
by mhenriday
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cloning the contents of a mechanical hard disk to an SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Cloning the contents of a mechanical hard disk to an SSD

Now that the vanilla edition of Mint 18.3 is about to be released, I've finally decided to get on with it and replace my ancient mechanical 500 GB hard disk with a Samsung 850-Series EVO 500GB (I'd have preferred to install an 960 NVMe M.2-card but that would necessitate replacing my motherboard). I...
by mhenriday
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Inverting mouse cursor colours
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: Inverting mouse cursor colours

Many thanks to Moem and to phd21 for your speedy replies ! I am aware that cursor size can be adjusted and the showing of cursor position by pressing CTRL activated via System Settings → Mouse & Touchpad ; indeed, I have done so on my 64-bit Linux Mint 18.2 machine with the Cinnamon desktop. Unlike ...
by mhenriday
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Inverting mouse cursor colours
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Inverting mouse cursor colours

One of the few amenities I've never been able to find in Linux Mint is how to invert mouse cursor colours, so they automatically contrast with the background so that, e g, the mouse cursor appears white against a black background, but black against a white background. This is useful in quickly locat...
by mhenriday
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shredder GUI for Rmlint [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Shredder GUI for Rmlint [Solved]

Thank you for your kind reply, phd21 ; I had , of course, seen the image you attached above, but the links there had not proved sufficient for my purposes. What I had not been aware of was that it was meaningful to do a further search for files related to Ubuntu 17.04, and in the event I was able to...
by mhenriday
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shredder GUI for Rmlint [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Shredder GUI for Rmlint [Solved]

Anyone here with experience installing and running this GUI ? After downloading and installing both the rmlint_2.4.6-2_amd64.deb and rmlint-doc_2.4.6-2_all.deb packages on my 64-bit Linux Mint 18.2 box, I find that the Shredder GUI is neither displayed on my menu, nor, in contrast to the above packa...
by mhenriday
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: RkHunter [ Warning ]
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: RkHunter [ Warning ]

Hello, Henri. The lwp-request warning is the default warning which every Rkhunter user will read unless (s)he bothers to whitelist in the rkhunter.conf file. (Doing so would be perfectly all right, because lwp-request is a script on each and every Mint system.) You can also whitelist the files /dev...
by mhenriday
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: RkHunter [ Warning ]
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: RkHunter [ Warning ]

Running rkhunter on my 64-bit linux Mint 18.2 system, and reading the log using the «sudo less» command, everything seemed hunky-dory save for two warnings, as follows : /usr/bin/lwp-request [ Warning ] [15:44:28] Warning: The command '/usr/bin/lwp-request' has been replaced by a script: /usr/bin/lw...

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