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by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?

This is interesting. I have never borked a system beyond repair with GC. Hand editing the configuration files? Yes. GC? no. The worst case would be needing to re-edit the files using a live CD, running grub-update and then grub-install. IMHO if you are creating multiple partition, multiple hd instal...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?

Cosmo, I will agree with you in one respect, Grub Customizer can bork a system beyond all recognition. Of course, so can Parted, DD, or even rm -rf if not careful. You are also correct in the contention that 99.99999. . . . .99999% of the Linux users - even the high-powered mondo-size server users -...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?

I remember a few more than that, but maybe I'm thinking of an earlier release. I'd love to see GParted included on the Cinnamon and Mate releases, as well as Grub-Customizer, even though it's on a private PPA. Quite frankly, I'd love to see that moved to the default repositories! If I think of somet...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Enhancement Request: Distribution with all utilities installed?

Greetings: Note: This enhancement request applies particularly to the Cinnamon and Mate editions, to the extent that it applies to the other editions - KDE, Xfce, etc. that's OK too. Enhancement Request: Allow, or create an installation option for, the installation of the system utilities located on...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it?

@Cosmo Now I understand. Thank you. Sometimes I am a little slow until my 4th cup of coffee. We are in Europe always several cups in front of you. :wink: And in Moscow Russia, the recipe for coffee is this: 1. Make sure the residue from last nights party has been removed. 2. Check freezer for bottl...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it?

austin.texas wrote:You are right - I accidentally got an extra <quote="jharris1993"> in there that did not belong. :oops:
No problemo, dude! This should be the worst mistake you ever make in your life. . . . .

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it?

Personal remark: A fine example which demonstrates, that any idea to drop synaptic in favor for mintinstall would be a regression. Not the only one. I certainly agree. Austin, Though I entirely agree with Cosmo's comments, I really can't take credit for them! The corrected quote is noted above. Wit...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it?

When you install a program, the .deb files needed are downloaded into the /var/cache/apt/archives/ folder. You can copy those .deb files to a different Mint with no problem - I do it with every new installation. Simply back them up to a flash drive and place them in the new /var/cache/apt/archives/...
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it?

Thanks!

Having done that - creating the script and downloading all the package files - what do I have to do to install them? AFAIK neither apt-get nor Synaptic allow a change of path.
by jharris1993
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Download and *save* a package instead of installing it? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Download and *save* a package instead of installing it? [SOLVED]

Greetings! Version: Mint 18.1. Cinnamon, Mate and KDE desktops, free and non-free. Issue: 1. I am presently at a location where the download speeds are nothing less than abysmal. ( i,e, "modem" speed connections are not unusual.) As a result, downloading and installing relatively small packages can ...
by jharris1993
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Kernel Panic? (black screen with caps lock and scroll lock flashing)
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Kernel Panic? (black screen with caps lock and scroll lock flashing)

Interesting! I have to admit that this sounds more like a Windows machine rather than Linux. . . :lol: Seriously, I have seen things like this before, and yes, it can be scary. :shock: "Holy Christmas, Batman!" Especially if it's a business and this machine is running their only copy of their custom...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: PCIe sata adapter card
Replies: 7
Views: 2117

Re: PCIe sata adapter card

Greetings! It may not be a hardware issue, especially since the drive/card works in Windows without a hitch. I have had similar issues with a StarTech PEXESAT32 card using a Marvell chipset, that appears to be an issue with the AHCI "inbox" controller driver in Fedora/Ubuntu flavors of Linux. I disc...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Half Speed SSD performance
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Half Speed SSD performance

Bumparocky, Based on your description of both the card, and the symptoms, I suspect that your issue may be related to the issue I've been having with a StarTech eSATA controller card. I have a StarTech PEXESAT32, (which I believe is part of the same family of cards as yours, and may use the same / s...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External USB3 HDD not showing
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: External USB3 HDD not showing

al35mm, Are you using the same system / same controller card with both OS's? I have run into situations where a particular controller card would not work with drives larger than 2T. There are also issues with whatever dock you are using - as some docks cannot handle drives larger than 2T. Example: I...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: StarTech 2 port PCI express SATA/eSATA port-multiplier inop / slow access speed
Replies: 0
Views: 817

StarTech 2 port PCI express SATA/eSATA port-multiplier inop / slow access speed

Issue : When using a StarTech PEXESAT32 (also applies to the StarTech PEXSAT32), using the Marvell-88SE9128 chipset, the port-multiplier functionality does not work. Issue : When using the above mentioned cards, the data transfer speeds are abysmally slow. I suspect that this issue is related to, a...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Give the forum software a SMACK!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Give the forum software a SMACK!!!

Greetings! Issue: Anything that causes a topic posting page to loose focus - such as accidentally navigating away from it, or the forum timing out on you - causes your entire posting to be deleted. (emoticon with steam coming out of both ears) Note that there are many other fora, on a whole host of ...
by jharris1993
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you to those supporting others here!
Replies: 121
Views: 70701

Re: Thank you to those supporting others here!

Greetings! I would "second" the motion, but it's already been seconded, thirded, four-hundred-and-fourty-fifth'd, etc., so I guess I will just have to get in line behind everyone else. . . . :wink: There are so very many people I could thank here, (xenopeek, inknife, and the poor sod who's trying to...
by jharris1993
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kudos to the companies and organizations that mirror Mint
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Kudos to the companies and organizations that mirror Mint

Greetings! One of the things I like to do periodically, when there are a few centavos left at the bottom of the jar, :wink: is to send you folks beer money. You work hard, and deserve everything we can send. By the same token, there are many excellent organizations that graciously mirror mint, some ...
by jharris1993
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Kudos to the Mint Team
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Kudos to the Mint Team

Greetings! I decided, what with all the dust in the air, that it was time to post a thread that - if nothing else - says "Thank You" for all the effort that goes into making Mint the distribution it is. Buying you a cold brew when I can is important. However I also believe that standing up and telli...
by jharris1993
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why I'm sticking with Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 1631

Re: Why I'm sticking with Linux Mint

killer de bug wrote:
smgordon1259 wrote: Linux mint just feels like home...
For having the right distro immediately available for working I agree with you. LM is the best choice for me too.
I couldn't have said it better.

Kudos to everyone on the Mint team!

Jim (JR)

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