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by Flemur
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: new tabs on firefox
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: new tabs on firefox

A new tab gives me a page that's blank except for a google search text-entry box.

I think I did this:
- set google as default search engine
- deleted all the advertising links in the default new tab.
by Flemur
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Replace lame firefox error messages and pictures - how?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Replace lame firefox error messages and pictures - how?

Does anyone know how to eliminate or replace these wretched (dinosaur?) pictures and perhaps also get a decent error message, like "404 not found" instead of nonsense like "Hmm, firefox is lame." ? I gather they're hidden inside some semi-proprietary database file... Thanks! fire...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newly downloaded Mint 18.3 put into wrong drive
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Newly downloaded Mint 18.3 put into wrong drive

I set up a 100 GB partition on my computer for the Linux version to go into. What file system? Ext4? (ext4 is typical). When I did the download, the file automatically partitioned and downloaded into the new partition. This partition is labeled DVD Drive (E) Linux Mint 18.3. If windows recognizes t...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dependency failed for /mnt/DATA(SOLVED)
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: Dependency failed for /mnt/DATA

alynur wrote:UUID=585c3e2f-c6be-4802-885d-eead48242766 /mnt/DATA ext4 defaults, noatime 0 1

You have an extra space after "defaults,": should be

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UUID=585c3e2f-c6be-4802-885d-eead48242766 /mnt/DATA     ext4  defaults,noatime 0 1
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unusual Kernel 4.13 issue
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: Unusual Kernel 4.13 issue

I have to hold the power button down until it tuns off. Then when I press the power button again the computer boots up normally. Don't do that! According to Lifehacker a frozen Linux system that's not responding to the Ctrl-Alt-Delete three-finger-salute can be restarted more safely than by pushing...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

What I intended to say is that I used an ISO of LM 18.3 xfce from a LiveUSB to install it on my laptop, which had LM 13 xfce on it. I opted to re-use the existing partitions, while keeping the /home partition untouched, to save what's on it. I'm not an expert on this but I think that could lead to ...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: simplify-ubuntu - Project to lighten standard Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS installations.
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: simplify-ubuntu - Small project to lighten standard Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS installations.

jwrober wrote:If a person installed an app that has a dep on GIMP (for example gscan2pdf)

My system doesn't think gscan2pdf depends on gimp.
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

.William. wrote:After upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce, I get the following message:
Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

Really 13 to 18.3? I didn't think that was possible!

How'd you do it?
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Used space on empty hard drive.
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Used space on empty hard drive.

earnestbunbury wrote:I have a 1TB external hard drive. ... there's 50 Gigs of used space on it.

Usually 1% or so is reserved for meta-data.
https://askubuntu.com/questions/131516/ ... used-space
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Error Creaing Partition
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Error Creaing Partition

I have just install LinuxMint 18.3 on a 124GB flash drive that I formatted using LinuxMint. Did you actually install it - where you answer questions like your language and time-zone - or did you make a LiveMedia by writing the install.iso to the flash drive? “//dev/sub” mkpart primary ext2 1814 MiB...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I swap from XFCE to Cinnamon and back
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Can I swap from XFCE to Cinnamon and back

If this is possible, how do I go about doing this? It's possible, I've done similar and it worked OK (two desktops on one OS), but neither was Cinnamon. (Xfce and Mate, IIRC - also running a window manager - like fluxbox, which I install on the Xfce Mint version - rather than another desktop-enviro...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dependency failed for /mnt/DATA(SOLVED)
Replies: 19
Views: 273

Re: Dependency failed for /mnt/DATA

The journalctl shows red at Timed out, waiting for device... Dependency failed for /mnt/DATA. How do I correct this dependency issue? The fstab addition I made is such: # User created DATA partition, mounted at /mnt/DATA UUID=585c3e2f-c6be-4802-885d-eead48242766  /mnt/DATA     ext4     defaults    ...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] Can I reuse the SWAP partition ?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Can I reuse the SWAP partition ?

Since the Swap partition never has to be formatted, and seems to initialize every time the machine is booted, I am wondering if I can mark the SAME partition as the swap partition for both of the Mint OS's Yes, no problem...except for: although it apparently does *not* have to be formatted, the ins...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: simplify-ubuntu - Project to lighten standard Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS installations.
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: simplify-ubuntu - Small project to lighten standard Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS installations.

That's a great idea, but there's always some trade-off between getting too much stuff and hassling with set-ups. I've found that it's a lot easier to start with something like Mint or Ubuntu and remove stuff, rather than start with a minimal Arch or Debian installation and add stuff. I'm always dele...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Low drive space complaints
Replies: 21
Views: 367

Re: Low drive space complaints

What "seems wrong" to me is that programmes that I did not install as root are storing files in /root , not the advice given. 1 - Yes, you installed programs as root. 2 - /root is NOT the filesystem root. /root is the home directory of user "root": mine has < 1Meg of data, mostl...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?

In Update Manager you can set unwanted packages on ignore. When they come up for update, right-click, select Ignore, and they will never update again. Mine includes Firefox and Skypeforlinux. They're still marked for update in synaptic and apt, so if you run an "apt-get upgrade" you'll ge...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?

aes2011 wrote:But that will auto-update, won't it?

I turn that off - same as with everything else.

I'm not sure how it'd determine where the program is installed because it's on a non-OS disk, along with the profiles, where two linux OSs can run exactly the same software with the same profile.
by Flemur
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Odd problem with Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Odd problem with Firefox

Any idea what the problem might be? Mouse gestures? There nothing in the "Preferences", but "about:config" -> "gesture" shows some stuff....but it I think it's for tablets and such. I sometimes, not often, get something close to that effect when I hi-light some text an...
by Flemur
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?

The only way to stop mintupdate is not to have quantum installed at all. I've done it but it's a lot of time wasted. Another way is to not use mintupdate. I try to stick with synaptic as much as possible (the not-crippled ubuntu version where you can mark updates). The way I keep a given version of...
by Flemur
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?

prestonR wrote:I'm sure there are many ways to do that. In synaptic search for your package and highlight it in the main window >> 'Packages' >> put a tick on 'Lock package' and save.

That only affects synaptic and "apt(-get)" and "mintupdate" will ignore it.

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