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by jharris1993
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint from the same HD

Fabien, That is SNEAKY ! (I wonder how many people know all those sneaky "cheat codes" for Mint / Linux. . . Hey! That's a good idea for a book!!) Seriously, I strongly suspect that this idea, (which I did not know existed - thanks!) is exactly what I have been looking for - since installing the boo...
by jharris1993
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint from the same HD

Fabian, Unfortunately, my poor laptop isn't that new and it hasn't imagined UEFI, even in it's nightmares! Because of this, partitioning the drive as a GPT drive would result in a drive being unbootable, unless I use a "boot wedge" installed in the MBR. And even doing that won't give me a UEFI bios....
by jharris1993
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

Re: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell scri

It is also one of the reasons I like Slackware, I don't have to struggle through all the restrictions ubuntu has in order to have root privileges. Dorian, Huh? What restrictions? "sudo" (AFAIK) has been a standard shell command since about five minutes after the creation of Oxygen in the atmosphere...
by jharris1993
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

Re: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell scri

@ all posters

These are all excellent ideas for solving a test for root privilege. I hope the mod's leave this open for a while longer - hopefully it will generate more, similarly excellent replies.

Thanks to everyone who has posted!

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

Re: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell scri

Dorian, Allow me to apologize if my message was not clear. The idea of this message was to provide a way - within the context of a user generated shell script to implement a test for root privilege . Admittedly, the majority of scripts written by users will ether not require root privileges at all, ...
by jharris1993
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Performance difference between desktops.
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Performance difference between desktops.

@konjad

I did not include LDXE because it's not one of the "stock" Mint configurations. At least not on their web-site. At least not that I saw there. . . . . :)

Thanks for the input though, I might take a peek at it later on.

What say ye?

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

How to implement an "Are you root?" test in a shell script

Greetings! One of the things I do is to create - and destroy! - Linux systems on a regular basis, and invariably there are a number of stupid and annoying things that I always want to configure prior to actually starting to USE the system. To solve this problem, I wanted to create a "system customiz...
by jharris1993
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD
Replies: 17
Views: 854

SOLVED-Booting multiple (>2) versions of Mint on the same HD

Here's a multi-boot challenge for all you multi-boot guru's out there! Before we get started, I will tell you that I am already familiar with most of the multi-boot scenarios - multiple versions of Windows, Windows and Linux, Windows and Linux spanning more than one hard drive, etc. etc. etc. Mainta...
by jharris1993
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting this error: Cannot open pixbuf loader module file
Replies: 1
Views: 3842

Re: Getting this error: Cannot open pixbuf loader module fil

What error is this and what should I do? Ignore it or install those dev packages as suggested? I don't want to mess up anything so I thought I would ask you guys. First, look at the thread over at Ubuntu located at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdk-pixbuf/+bug/619003 The last entry in t...
by jharris1993
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clock applet does not increment minutes [RESOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Clock applet does not increment minutes [RESOLVED]

Done.

Suggestion:
Place a note of some kind in the top or bottom margin so that people know how to properly "close" an issue when it's solved.

Thanks!

Jim (JR)
by jharris1993
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clock applet does not increment minutes [RESOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Clock applet does not increment minutes

kyphi wrote:Was your question solved? If so, please mark it as such.
I'd be glad to. I may be blind but I do not see a "mark as solved" something anywhere.
by jharris1993
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clock applet does not increment minutes [RESOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Clock applet does not increment minutes

Try: %A %B %e, %I:%M %P I'm tempted to say "Doh!", but in this case it appears that the "Good Strftime" web site lead me astray, as you can build a strftime string with strange characters. In my case, the combination of objects I used gave me the "%m" instead of the "%M" you suggested. Another data...
by jharris1993
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Clock applet does not increment minutes [RESOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Clock applet does not increment minutes [RESOLVED]

Greetings! Note: If this is not the correct forum for this issue, please feel free to move it. System : Fresh install of Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) on a system running an AMD 64 processor. Had Mint 14 on it, but decided to "bite the bullet" and get myself on 17. Issue : The clock applet at the far r...
by jharris1993
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Performance difference between desktops.
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Performance difference between desktops.

Greetings! One question that I see pop up in these fora is "Which desktop/distribution is best for [insert system]?" I'd like to add my observations in the hope that they will help others make a sane and useful choice. 99.9999999 . . . . 99999 . . . 9999% of the time, the choice of distribution / de...
by jharris1993
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE MATE not working
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Re: LMDE MATE - Caja window driving me CRAZY(er)!

since the update, i have not had this issue I have just installed Mint 13, 64 bit, MATE desktop, fully up-to-date, and I am still having this annoying issue where the caja desktop window periodically shows up. One instance only, but it shows up. I was messing with Mint 16, and the Mate desktop ther...
by jharris1993
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: How to install nework printer / FirewallD??
Replies: 4
Views: 15411

Re: How to install nework printer / FirewallD??

The solution is to replace the script pointed to by the "System Settings" --> "Printers" menu option to the 'system-config-printer.py' by the Mint team (or really the Ubuntu team at Canonical). (Emphasis provided by me) I am currently using Mint 14 on a file server, and I am experiencing the same i...
by jharris1993
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu
Replies: 62
Views: 84881

Re: How to fix: update errors about Medibuntu

My two centavos: 1. Thanks a bunch! I was wondering what happened to the Medibuntu repo's (and even why I had them!) 2. This might be slightly off topic, but (IMHO) this appears to disclose a wicked nasty bug with the Update Manager. Viz.: If, during the repository check process, a repository fails ...
by jharris1993
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13382

Re: The Mint 15 joke

In my world a "backup" is copying all my documents and other files, period. So, just the visible folders in my home dir. I have only been using Linux a couple of years but to me the same rules apply. Save user files only. As you pointed out saving settings and customizations from one version and re...
by jharris1993
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13382

Re: The Mint 15 joke

If you have a proper backup strategy, doing a clean install shouldn't be a problem. In either case, upgrade or clean install, the smart user performs the exact same backup for safety. It's not a big deal. And therein lies the rub. . . . If I had a thousand dollars for every Linux user who knows how...
by jharris1993
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Mint 15 joke
Replies: 54
Views: 13382

Re: The Mint 15 joke

I agree with all the above! I only object to the suggestion that the primary purpose of Linux and its many distributions is to take desktop users away from other operating systems. ~nilla Sir, (or Madam as the case may be), Just to clarify what was, and was not said. . . . I do not believe, nor hav...

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