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General Discussion / Re: Reverting to original settings of a programme
« on: December 25, 2019, 07:01:11 pm »
You could try purging the application while removing it:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge <application>
then reinstalling it again

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General Help & Advice / Re: Help needed with FREE CAD programmes
« on: August 30, 2019, 07:58:37 pm »
You should be able to continue to run DraftSight 2019 for free on Linux:
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Mac and Linux users may access DraftSight 2019 Beta below at no cost.

See here https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/download-draftsight/

Otherwise you can follow the uninstall instructions from here:
https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/uninstall/

Note, I am running 2019 version now and also BricsCAD 19.2 (trial) on Mint

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General Discussion / Re: Transmission download
« on: August 07, 2019, 09:58:30 am »
Never used Zorin, so cannot test this, but as I understand it is based on Ubuntu so it should work:
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sudo apt install transmission-gtk transmission-common

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General Discussion / Re: Email hacked?
« on: February 23, 2019, 08:10:53 am »
Have you considered that the breach might have occurred at Microsoft?

Sometime ago my daughter had an email address with outlook.com
Her account was breached, then MS locked her out.
After a long wrangling they admitted that it happened at their end.
She never used them again

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General Discussion / Re: Address Book in Thunderbird
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:42:59 pm »
You could read about migrating here:
http://write.flossmanuals.net/thunderbird/migrating/
and
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_from_Windows_to_Linux
also
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_.pst_files

Long time ago this is how I have done it:
1) Install Thunderbird on Windows
2) When Thunderbird starts it will offer to import Address book etc
Once you are happy that all is imported then
3) From Windows copy the contents of the Thunderbird profile over the profile (on your linux) in the ".thunderbird" subdirectory in your home directory.

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Hardware Compatibility / Re: I'm a Broken man!
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:27:54 pm »
Try commenting out this line in /etc/fstab :
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sudo nano /etc/fstab
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/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
make it thus:
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#/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0

then reboot and see if that reduces the boot time

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General Discussion / Re: Erasing the hard drive
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:20:05 pm »
If you intend to sell the machine with the hdd in it then you would be advised to do a bit more than re-formatting the disk.
Please be aware that data can still be recovered after that.
I would suggest (as a minimum) to overwrite the entire disk with random data like:
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dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdX bs=1M

Replace X with the target drive letter.

If you do that more than once then it is even better.
Once complete, then install peppermint on it

That way you will be safer to hand over the machine to strangers
See here for more options:
https://linoxide.com/linux-command/commands-wipe-disk-linux/


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Peppermint / Re: Peppermint 8 live USB not responding
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:18:56 pm »
Try restoring the USB stick to full capacity first:
(make sure sdb is the right drive first)
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dd count=1 bs=512 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb
This will zero everything (both MBR and partition table record)
then
For FAT32, install the dosfstools package and run:

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cfdisk /dev/sdb
this will create a partition, then
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mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sdb1
this will format that partition to F32.
Name the drive:
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dosfslabel /dev/sdb1 USB_STICK

Once complete then (as Mark advised) reformat the drive with "USB Stick Formatter"
and use Mintstick to create a Live P9 USB

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General Help & Advice / Re: Help needed with dual booting
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:07:42 pm »
You need to install Windows first, as it will trample over any existing OS (except Windows) you may have installed already.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Problems installing virtualbox
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:09:08 pm »
Maybe it is not working because of the old version?
They are on version 5.2
Have you tried the instructions here:
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

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Ubuntu / Re: Can't get Dropbox to run at startup
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:51:40 pm »
You could try in Terminal:
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dropbox autostart y
This creates a file at ~/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop that makes Dropbox autostart during reboot.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Noob requires help please!
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:36:43 pm »
I have managed to run & build the project.
When asked for the kit, I had a choice of:
Desktop-GCC (x86 64bit in /usr/bin)
&
Qt 4.8.5 in PATH (System)

so I chose the second option.

If you have nothing listed then you could install them as described here:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26499404/qtcreator-no-valid-kits-found

Although it runs, I have no way of testing it.

This is on Debian Stretch

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Security / Re: S3.amazonaws virus?
« on: September 08, 2018, 05:17:06 pm »
You could just rename the .mozilla folder to get a fresh start
Close Firefox then:
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mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla-back
this will rename the folder and give you chance to start again

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General Help & Advice / Re: Start up issue
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:20:47 pm »
To stop the 'Ubuntu detected an error' issue you could reset apport by removing the crash reports:
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sudo rm /var/crash/*
If there is a real problem the crash report will regenerate and then you can go from there.

Regarding the  'running in low graphics mode' message, have you tried to reset lightdm? See here:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47686985/ubuntu-16-04-lts-running-low-graphics-mode

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