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New to Linux Mint, but not to Linux...

Post by bassplayer » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:30 pm

Hello all!

Switched to Linux Mint from Slackware recently and just love how I can actually do work and not have to spend the majority of my time maintaining the operating system. :) I still maintain a few slackbuilds, but would like to look into contributing here.

Glad to be hear and been using Unix/Linux since 1995.

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Re: New to Linux Mint, but not to Linux...

Post by all41 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi @bassplayer,
You're bringing a lot of experience aboard.
Welcome to Mint and the forum--enjoy
Proud to be a supporter and monthly contributor to Mint.

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Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:08 pm

Welcome aboard! We can always use more experience here.
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Post by ajgringo619 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:51 pm

Glad to see you, bassplayer. As Aragorn said, "you are most welcome!"
[Mint 19 XFCE, AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core w/16 GB RAM, 4.15.0-39-generic, GeForce GTX 960 w/Nvidia 410.73]
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Post by phd21 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:03 pm

Hi bassplayer,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.3, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: New to Linux Mint, but not to Linux...

Post by lsemmens » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:54 pm

Hi, bassplayer, I'm guessing you play the Bass! Love it, I'm a sometime bass player and my son-in-law is a very good bass player. :D
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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Post by jimallyn » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:15 am

Welcome aboard, bassplayer! Mint is for people who don't want to be computer geeks. I am an electronic engineer, have written software, and can be as geeky as the next guy, but most of the time, I just want to use my computer for "normal" things. And Mint lets me do that. I haven't played for a while, but I play guitar, bass, and mandolin.
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Re: New to Linux Mint, but not to Linux...

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:52 am

bassplayer wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Hello all!

Switched to Linux Mint from Slackware recently and just love how I can actually do work and not have to spend the majority of my time maintaining the operating system. :) I still maintain a few slackbuilds, but would like to look into contributing here.

Glad to be hear and been using Unix/Linux since 1995.
If you want to spend all of your time working, and not fooling with the OS,
install a crontab job and let it take care of everything in the background.

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# email to the user the crontab file belongs to (unless redirected).
#
# For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts
# at 5 a.m every week with:
# 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/
#
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
#
# m h  dom mon dow   command

 PATH="/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/sbin"

 0 12 * * * cat /home/john/add-line >> /home/john/mintupdatetoolcron.log

 1 12 * * * date >> /home/john/mintupdatetoolcron.log

 2 12 * * * mintupdate-tool -r -l 1234 -y -s -nk upgrade >> /home/john/mintupdatetoolcron.log

 0 18 * * * date >> /home/john/fstrim.log

 5 18 * * * sudo fstrim -a -v >> /home/john/fstrim.log
 

replace 'john' with your login name
the -nk means do not install the kernel......

the kernels break my WiFi so I monitor that manually.

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Re: New to Linux Mint, but not to Linux...

Post by bassplayer » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:42 am

Thanks everyone! :) Yeah, you can say that I'm on a twelve year sabbatical from playing. Wow, has it been that long already? lol :) Before going on sabbatical, I was playing for about 25 years with 15 or so professionally. Glad to see other musicians on here as well!!

Glad to be here!

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Re: New to Linux Mint, but not to Linux...

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:50 am

Hello bassplayer Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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